Results 81–100 of 1452 for speaker:Carol Monaghan

Making Britain the Best Place to Grow Up and Grow Old (16 May 2022)

Carol Monaghan: One of the difficulties is that only a very small proportion of benefits—about 15%—have been devolved to the Scottish Government. With the situation that the hon. Gentleman is talking about, all benefits would need to be devolved so that they could be properly administered.

Making Britain the Best Place to Grow Up and Grow Old (16 May 2022)

Carol Monaghan: In this Queen’s Speech, I would have expected to see some radical interventions that are urgently needed to tackle the cost of living crisis, to tackle climate change and to properly support our elderly community, including elderly veterans, but there is a real lack of ambition in the speech, and this Government have done the absolute opposite of making Britain the best place to grow up and...

Making Britain the Best Place to Grow Up and Grow Old (16 May 2022)

Carol Monaghan: Madam Deputy Speaker, I have not. I was not making a point of order; I was referring to something that was said in a debate and has been said in the press. The chef, Gareth Mason, said: “I’ve come to the conclusion it’s a load of rubbish. These meals I’ve done, as soon as you put any protein or dairy into them, it’s not feasible to do it for 30p. If you eat beans on toast for every...

Making Britain the Best Place to Grow Up and Grow Old (16 May 2022)

Carol Monaghan: I would love to do that, but more than that, I look forward to the cooking book from the hon. Member for Ashfield, because I am sure that will be a really popular volume. I will even buy some copies for my own food bank if we think we can be making meals for 30p a day—incredible! The fact is that people on low income or on benefits are far superior with managing their finances because they...

Shireen Abu Aqla (16 May 2022)

Carol Monaghan: It is important that the Minister has condemned this killing this afternoon and I thank her for doing so several times. Many of us are puzzled by her reluctance to summon the Israeli ambassador; that seems like the first step that should have been taken. Will the Government now commit to supporting the International Criminal Court investigations into not only this incident, but the wider...

Debate on the Address: [1st day] (10 May 2022)

Carol Monaghan: Does the right hon. Gentleman share my concerns that bear fur from Canada will still be imported for use in ceremonial caps in the Army?

Homes for Ukraine: Visa Application Centres (28 Apr 2022)

Carol Monaghan: Those seeking visas are turning to social media to try to identify sponsors, and this is leaving many refugees, mainly women and children, vulnerable to potential sexual exploitation. The Scottish Government are carrying out protecting vulnerable group checks. Can the Minister detail the initial safeguarding and ongoing follow-ups that will be done with host families and, indeed, the refugees...

Points of Order (28 Apr 2022)

Carol Monaghan: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. As we are short of time in this Session, can we put it on the record that physics is something that girls tend to fancy, that they do want to do it, that they do like it, that they enjoy and excel at the maths in it and that the House supports their options?

Ukraine Update (25 Apr 2022)

Carol Monaghan: I thank the Secretary of State for his update on the deployment of UK personnel along NATO’s eastern flank. Can he detail what role they are playing in the humanitarian response, including supporting the processing of visas for Ukrainian refugees? Alongside all the military equipment, is the UK looking at delivering potassium iodide to civilians in Ukraine?

Home Department: Refugee Convention 1951 (25 Apr 2022)

Carol Monaghan: What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Government’s implementation of the 1951 refugee convention.

Home Department: Refugee Convention 1951 (25 Apr 2022)

Carol Monaghan: The Nationality and Borders Bill as it stands does not comply with the 1951 refugee convention. Former Supreme Court judge Lord Brown has said of the Bill that “several of these provisions flagrantly breach our obligations as interpreted by the UNHCR”.—[Official Report, House of Lords, 4 April 2022; Vol. 820, c. 1882.] Lord Brown has tabled an amendment to ensure compliance with the...

Backbench Business: Working Tax Credit and Universal Credit: Two-Child Limit — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (21 Apr 2022)

Carol Monaghan: There are debates about that, but the statistics are clear. The National Audit Office numbers show that since 2016, since the policy came into being, there has been a 24% increase in the number of abortions in England and Wales.

Backbench Business: Working Tax Credit and Universal Credit: Two-Child Limit — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (21 Apr 2022)

Carol Monaghan: The hon. Gentleman mentions China, and he knows that it is having huge problems now because there is an expectation of low numbers of children. It is having difficulties with its birth rate. It is interesting that since 2012—since austerity kicked in—the birth rate in the UK has dropped by 12%. That is significant, and it has huge implications for pension contributions and for many jobs.

Easter Recess: Government Update (19 Apr 2022)

Carol Monaghan: At Prime Minister’s questions on Wednesday 8 December, the Prime Minister said “there was no party and…no covid rules were broken.”—[Official Report, 8 December 2021; Vol. 705, c. 372.] Today, he refers to his lawbreaking as a “mistake”. Can the Prime Minister explain to my constituents, and indeed to children across these isles, what the difference is between a lie and a mistake?

Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Mar 2022)

Carol Monaghan: Households are experiencing soaring energy costs. We are in the middle of a global climate emergency. Against that backdrop, Norway can feed energy into our national grid at a cost of £1.36 per megawatt-hour. France pays 17p per megawatt-hour. Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg pay nothing to feed into our grid. Can the Prime Minister explain then why Scotland’s renewables sector is...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Question (29 Mar 2022)

Carol Monaghan: What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of raising the energy price cap on standards of living.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Investment in Renewables: Household Energy Bills (29 Mar 2022)

Carol Monaghan: For Norway to feed energy into our national grid it costs £1.36 per MWh, for Belgium it is 77p per MWh, for France, 17p and for Germany, Luxembourg and The Netherlands it costs not a penny. Can the Minister explain how Scotland can exploit its renewable potential when it costs £7.36 per MWh to feed into the grid?

War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Payments (28 Mar 2022)

Carol Monaghan: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Midlothian (Owen Thompson) on securing this important debate. I think that most of us who have spoken this evening understand that the system needs some reformation. It is of course at times like these, when we see the desperate scenes of the war in Ukraine, that we realise that conflict is never very far away. I wish to pay tribute to the efforts...

Defence: Topical Questions (28 Mar 2022)

Carol Monaghan: The veterans strategy action plan includes a commitment to address the historical hurt or disadvantage that sections of the veteran community have experienced. Will that include compensation for LGBT veterans?

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