Results 1–20 of 352 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Brendan O'Hara

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar (4 Jul 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: Following this shameful demolition, what must the state of Israel do for this Government to act? That has to be the question. The Minister has said many times this afternoon that it is not UK Government policy, but does he agree that the time has come for the UK at least to examine genuinely hard-hitting, far-reaching economic sanctions, because negotiation, pleading and appeals to...

Business of the House (21 Jun 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: A more enlightened US President, John F. Kennedy, once said that “the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” Can we have a debate in Government time to discuss the US Government’s decision to abandon the United Nations Human Rights Council, so cynically announced on World Refugee Day, and to allow Members to register their abhorrence...

Defence Fire and Rescue Project: Capita (21 Jun 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: Scottish National party Members have always been very concerned that these vital services were ever thought appropriate for privatisation. Our added concern is that the protection of national and defence strategic assets has been given to a company with such a chequered past. Indeed, on the day of the announcement, Capita’s chief executive was appearing before the Public Accounts...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Sewel Convention (18 Jun 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: I rise as one of those law-abiding, taxpaying Scots that the hon. Member for Gordon (Colin Clark) so clearly has such disdain for. Regardless of what Government Members would have us believe, it is now clear to everyone that, following last week’s unprecedented power grab on the Scottish Parliament and its powers, the Conservative party and this Government have finally abandoned any...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: This week, the Secretary of State’s Government abandoned any pretence of a commitment to devolution. By refusing to recognise and respect the sovereign will of the Scottish people and the will of the Scottish Parliament, his Government decreed that only he will control the powers of the Scottish Parliament, it can have only what he says it can have and it will be this place that will...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: Like many others, I read with interest the Government’s proposals published this morning in response to Lords amendment 62B, and I have to say that they are not entirely without merit. Indeed some of what is contained in the Government’s “consideration of Lords messages” around extending the power of the Information Commissioner is interesting and sensible and could...

Backbench Business: Channel 4 Relocation — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Graham. This is an important debate about one of the most exciting media developments that has happened in the UK in many years. As many others have done, I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow South (Stewart Malcolm McDonald) on securing this debate. I thank all hon. Members for their contributions in this well-informed...

Backbench Business: Channel 4 Relocation — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: I could not agree more. It does not happen often—let us call it a red-letter day—but I believe I am in agreement with the hon. Gentleman. As the leader of Glasgow City Council, Susan Aitken said, our city has “a high concentration of skills, academic excellence and a highly qualified workforce.” Although I am the proud representative of Argyll and Bute, I am a proud...

Backbench Business: Channel 4 Relocation — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: Anything that can speed up journey times to Glasgow has a beneficial effect for the whole of the United Kingdom. I am certain that Glasgow City Council would make the transition for Channel 4 as painless as it could possibly be for the company, its employees and their families—more painless than Phil and Kirstie could ever do. We have heard welcome contributions from the hon. Members...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Channel 4 Relocation (10 May 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: Glasgow’s bid to be Channel 4’s HQ has gathered cross-party and, indeed, cross-city support, with Edinburgh prepared to set aside ancient rivalries. Does the Secretary of State agree that with that level of support, coupled with its ability to draw on production infrastructure and creative and cultural talent, Glasgow ticks all the boxes?

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Information Orders (9 May 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: I will be very brief, Madam Deputy Speaker, because we are incredibly tight for time. There is so much in the Bill that I would like to talk about, such as effective immigration control, delegated powers and collective redress, not to mention the achievement of adequacy, but I will concentrate on amendment 5, which appears in my name and those of my hon. Friend the Member for Cumbernauld,...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Information Orders (9 May 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: I would give way, Minister, but I am very pushed for time. I would like to voice my support and that of the SNP for amendment 15 on effective immigration control. We believe that the exemption is fundamentally wrong, disproportionate and grossly unfair, and we call on the Government to stop it.

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations (9 May 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: Time is tight, so I will be brief. I rise to speak in support of new clause 18 because the Scottish National party has been clear throughout that all individuals should be able to seek redress when they feel they have been the victim of press malpractice. It benefits each and every one of us to have a media that is both transparent and accountable. The Scottish National party is committed to...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations (9 May 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: The right hon. Gentleman may push that to the vote, but new clause 20 seeks to impose on Scotland a system of press regulation from Westminster, even though this is wholly devolved. I appreciate the work that he and others in Hacked Off have tried to do to square that circle, but it has not been able to be squared. Therefore, we cannot support a system of press regulation that will be imposed...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Social Media Consultancies (25 Apr 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: What his Department’s policy is on using social media consultancies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Social Media Consultancies (25 Apr 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: We have been told that the Scotland Office published numerous Facebook posts to coincide with Government visits, but it appears that only the posts relating to his constituency received a financial boost. If that is the case and the Scotland Office is seen to be micro-targeting tailored Facebook adverts only to voters in his constituency, does he consider that a misuse of taxpayers’...

Leaving the EU: Tourism and the Creative Industries — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: It is, as always, a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. I thank the hon. Member for Edinburgh West (Christine Jardine) for securing this important debate. As she said, tourism and the creative industries play a hugely significant part in the UK and Scottish economies. She is right to point out that Brexit could have hugely damaging consequences for both those sectors. It is...

Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland Closure in Inveraray (29 Mar 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: It borders on unbelievable that Inveraray, a town with a booming tourist industry, a town with three good-sized hotels, a town boasting numerous cafes, bars and restaurants, and various high-quality clothing outlets, a town that has an estate and a hugely popular castle, could be left without a single bank. Yet that is exactly what the Royal Bank of Scotland plans to do, without any prior...

Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland Closure in Inveraray (29 Mar 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: Moving on swiftly, Mr Speaker. The petition states: The Petition of residents of Argyll & Bute, Declares that the proposed closure of the Inveraray branch of the publicly-owned Royal Bank of Scotland will have a detrimental effect on local community and the local economy. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges Her Majesty’s Treasury, the Department for...

Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland Closure in Rothesay (28 Mar 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: Ten years ago, the people of the island of Bute, along with taxpayers from across the United Kingdom, were forced to bail out the Royal Bank of Scotland to the tune of almost £50 billion. Now, without any prior consultation with the people of Bute, RBS plans to close its branch in the town of Rothesay. Just before Christmas, I launched a petition on the island opposing the closure. The...


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