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Insecure Work and the Gig Economy (20 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr McCabe. I congratulate the hon. Member for Barnsley East (Stephanie Peacock) on securing this timely and important debate. As we have heard from the contributions this afternoon, a lot of people are rightly concerned about the fate of workers in the gig economy. The hon. Lady talked about the insecure employment of between 1 million and 3...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Agricultural Sector (20 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: What steps she is taking to help ensure the sustainability of the agricultural sector in Northern Ireland after the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Agricultural Sector (20 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: Bagged salad, seed potatoes and beef are the high-quality products that make up around a third of Northern Irish farmers’ exports. Those farmers rely on the EU for around 90% of their income, and they would see animal and plant health tariffs and produce checks as a nightmare. How can the Minister guarantee those farmers a future income and a market while also guaranteeing environmental...

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport (19 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: More than 50% of the delays in Scotland are down to Network Rail, which the Secretary of State stubbornly refuses to devolve to Scotland. Does my hon. Friend agree that if he did that, it could make a big difference to rail travel in Scotland immediately?

Backbench Business: UK-Romanian Relations — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I will try to keep my remarks within that time, but perhaps you could allow me some leeway because I was one of the members of the all-party group for Romania who went on the trip, so I have a bit more to say than just summing up the debate.

Backbench Business: UK-Romanian Relations — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: I have made the request, and I will try to accede to your request, Mr Betts. I congratulate the hon. Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) on securing this important and overdue debate on Romania, and the issues that affect it and its relationship with the UK. For a moment or two I wondered whether this debate was actually about last night’s England-Tunisia game, but let me...

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

Drew Hendry: My hon. Friend rightly says that he believes in devolution. Are not the actions of the UK Government at the moment just the latest in a long pattern where the Conservatives have been against devolution? They have voted against it at every opportunity.

Points of Order (12 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek your guidance. Many of my constituents asked me to raise points in the debate today but, like my colleagues in the Scottish National party, I was unable to do so, even though all 35 SNP Members stood to try to catch your eye during the short period allowed. Can you advise me how to put it on the record that all SNP MPs today tried to take part in the...

Points of Order (12 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sustainable Electricity Generation (12 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: Globally, the nuclear power market is declining rapidly while the low-carbon power of offshore wind and battery storage becomes more affordable. How can the UK Government justify taking a reported £5 billion direct stake, and a further guarantee of £9 billion, in the nuclear white elephant that is Hitachi Wylfa Newydd?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sustainable Electricity Generation (12 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: The Minister said earlier that she “gave a stuff” about household budgets, yet Tory dogma is set to saddle consumers with nuclear energy costing about £80 per megawatt-hour compared with under £60 for offshore wind. Is it not time that the UK Government stopped living in the past, scrapped this nuclear project, and put households, who bear the brunt of costs, front of mind?

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: Will the Minister give way?

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: Will the shadow Minister give way?

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: It is always a genuine pleasure to follow the shadow Secretary of State and, indeed, the Secretary of State in these debates, particularly when they are on very important subjects such as retail that go right to the heart of our towns, cities and communities. As a former retailer myself, I should like to start by paying tribute to those sore-footed legions who go home every night having...

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: I would love to give the hon. Gentleman a direct answer, but I have not come across that situation myself. I will happily look into it. I will not come here and make up something that I do not know anything about, so I will look into the lease issue for him. I will come back to what the Scottish Government are doing in Scotland later in my speech. In tough times, the last thing that retailers...

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: Oh, Madam Deputy Speaker, have I ever refused the hon. Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr)?

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: Of course, if the hon. Gentleman wants to trade in higher authorities, let us see if we can find one. Let us go to the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, who says that a hard Brexit will cost each family £900 per year—a reduction in income that people simply cannot afford and that will not aid anyone, especially retailers. Let us go to the Office for Budget...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Economic Growth (6 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: What assessment the Government have made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the level of growth in the Scottish economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Economic Growth (6 Jun 2018)

Drew Hendry: Non-UK EU nationals in Scotland contribute around £4.5 billion annually to the Scottish economy. Both the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Prime Minister have failed to rule out an immigration skills charge on companies employing EU nationals in future. Will the Secretary of State oppose any such charge applying in Scotland after the UK leaves the...


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