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Fuel Poverty (11 Dec 2018)

Drew Hendry: I will rush through my notes because other Members want to speak, but we need more time for this kind of debate in the House, not the curtailed version we have tonight. Far too many people are suffering cold and damp, in fuel poverty, and they should not be doing so. As my hon. Friend the Member for North Ayrshire and Arran (Patricia Gibson) pointed out, two of the most important drivers for...

Fuel Poverty (11 Dec 2018)

Drew Hendry: Indeed. I can only agree with my hon. Friend, and I will come back to that. The key thing is that universal credit is driving the problems that people face in their houses. They have a genuine problem and have to endure pain in choosing whether to eat or put on the heating. That is not a cliché. It is a fact of life for people living in fuel poverty. Over the past five years and more, we...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Statutory Obligations on Ministers (11 Dec 2018)

Drew Hendry: Figures from yesterday show that the Minister’s Government spent £100,000 on social media promoting the Prime Minister’s deal before withdrawing it from the vote. Will he do two things? First, will he apologise for squandering public money in that way; and will he also give a guarantee that he will waste no more public money on pointless propaganda during this needlessly extended process?

Business of the House (10 Dec 2018)

Drew Hendry: It cannot be comfortable for the Leader of the House to come here to front up this sorry act of political cowardice. Has she heard today the voices of the majority of hon. and right hon. Members in this House, who see it as a further contempt of this place?

Exiting the European Union (10 Dec 2018)

Drew Hendry: What we have witnessed today is the evaporation of any lingering vapours of credibility from this Prime Minister and a Government that she leads in name only, after the cowardly decision to postpone or stop the vote. After more than two years of pandering to Tory Back-Bench infighting and coming up with this mess, is it not time that she took responsibility? If the Leader of the Opposition...

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Drew Hendry: Does the Foreign Secretary believe that it is treating people with fairness, dignity and respect to charge them for maintaining their status here? Does he honestly believe that that is the right kind of signal to send out to the people he says are so valued?

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Drew Hendry: I like to think, Mr Speaker, that you have been employing the Emery effect tonight by keeping me on the bench so that I can come on and make a late impact. Thank you for that. It is not often that I see one of the Scots Tories speaking and think of an American President, but I did tonight, as I was reminded during the rather tortured contribution by the hon. Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh...

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Drew Hendry: With contempt.

Written Answers — Treasury: Buildings: VAT (28 Nov 2018)

Drew Hendry: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of reducing the VAT rate for goods and services required for the essential repair and maintenance of (a) residential and (b) commercial buildings.

EU Settled Status Scheme (27 Nov 2018)

Drew Hendry: I hear what the Minister says about making the message as encouraging as possible, but does she agree that when language is used, either deliberately or lazily, saying that EU nationals are “jumping the queue”, it sets back that objective quite considerably?

EU Settled Status Scheme (27 Nov 2018)

Drew Hendry: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way a second time; she is very generous. She is highlighting the fact that the scheme, or elements of it, has been agreed with the European Union. Can she give a cast-iron guarantee that all the measures she is talking about will be in place, regardless of the outcome of the meaningful vote and what happens after this place has decided on the deal...

EU Settled Status Scheme (27 Nov 2018)

Drew Hendry: My hon. Friend mentioned the £65 charge for applications, but there is a £32.50 fee for children. Does he find that unpalatable?

EU Settled Status Scheme (27 Nov 2018)

Drew Hendry: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Boston and Skegness (Matt Warman) on securing an important debate. Frankly, it is appalling that people still face uncertainty about settled status. Recently, I held Brexit public meetings throughout my constituency and shared with my constituents all the information available from the...

EU Settled Status Scheme (27 Nov 2018)

Drew Hendry: I completely agree. For public service workers in Scotland, the Scottish Government have stepped in to support EU nationals, but that is something that should simply be done as a matter of course across the nations of the UK, because there is a big problem. The lack of information and clarity from the UK Government has posed a significant problem. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to...

Petition - a National Carers Strategy for Unpaid Carers: Jagtar Singh Johal (27 Nov 2018)

Drew Hendry: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. I, too, pay tribute to him for his dogged pursuit of justice in this case, which is marked by a lack of action by the UK Government in providing some response. Does he agree that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office deserves great praise this week for the work that it has done for Matthew Hedges, and that the speed and application that it has...

Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit: Two-child Limit — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (27 Nov 2018)

Drew Hendry: My hon. Friend has been a tireless champion of tackling this issue. Does she agree that cutting child tax credits is tantamount to directly targeting children with austerity?

Leaving the EU (26 Nov 2018)

Drew Hendry: That is what the hon. Member for Aberdeen South (Ross Thomson) said.

Leaving the EU (26 Nov 2018)

Drew Hendry: The Prime Minister repeats again and again that this is a good deal, but not only has she failed to convince this House but the National Institute of Economic and Social Research says that, under her plan, tax revenue would fall by 1.5% to 2% annually—that is £18 billion to £23 billion less for public services. How does she account for the gap between her side of a bus-plus-plus spending...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (26 Nov 2018)

Drew Hendry: What representations he has made to his US counterpart on remaining in the intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty.


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