Results 1–20 of 520 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Hannah Bardell

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Museums Sector (21 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: The Secretary of State will be aware, as will the Minister, of the tragic fire at the Glasgow School of Art and the Mackintosh Museum. We are extremely grateful for the comments that have been put on the record. Will the Secretary of State give his personal commitment to look at a fund for local traders and community members affected? Will he also join me in welcoming Glasgow’s bid to...

Attorney General: Female Genital Mutilation (21 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: The Attorney General speaks of prevention; he may know that my constituent, Lola Ilesanmi, is still threatened with deportation, and her daughter has been threatened with FGM at the hands of Lola’s violent ex-partner if she returns to Nigeria. What is the Attorney General doing to work with the Home Secretary to prevent deportations, to prevent FGM and to prevent women and children from...

Glasgow School of Art (19 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: I welcome the Secretary of State’s comments and the cross-party nature in which this tragedy is being approached. Does he agree that the craftspeople, artists and performers who often perform at the O2 ABC need to be supported with specific funding, along with local shop owners? In the short term, before the big fundraising efforts take place, what can he do to ensure that they are...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (19 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: Given the challenges the Secretary of State and his Government face in recruiting and retaining health and social care staff, will he follow the example of the Scottish Government, who pay their social care assistants and care assistants the real living wage, meaning they earn £1,100 a year more than their counterparts in England?

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

Hannah Bardell: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on a stunning speech. Does he agree that, as the suffragettes said, we shall be judged on our deeds not our words, and that this Government will be judged and shown up for the farce that they are? The Secretary of State will be the first Secretary of State for Scotland in history to have seen a reduction in powers to the Scottish Parliament. This Government...

Medicinal Cannabis (18 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: Is not it the case that it is becoming policy by public outcry? It should not take such desperate cases for the Government to revisit and relook at their policy. A constituent of mine has relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, and suffers serious pain every day. Her specialist thinks that medicinal cannabis is the way forward for her pain relief. Will the Minister look at her case if I write...

Points of Order (12 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. While I have huge sympathy with him and with the defence of this place and its procedures, does he agree that the public in not just Scotland but across the UK and the world will be looking at our procedures and laughing, because it is clear that they are inadequate and that the devolution settlement in Scotland and other parts of the UK is being ridden...

Points of Order (12 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: indicated assent.

Coastal Erosion — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. I congratulate the hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) on securing this debate, despite her tone at times and some of the substance, with which I did not agree. Members may question why the Member for Livingston is taking part in a debate on coastal erosion. I do not have any coastline in my constituency, but I spent six years...

Coastal Erosion — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this important debate, but I have to take issue with some of what she says. The council in her constituency is Tory run and it has not used the full amount of money allocated to it for coastal erosion by the Scottish Government. Billions of pounds are being cut from the Scottish Government’s budget by her Tory colleagues. Perhaps she will address...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Science, Technology and Innovation Investment (12 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: Even though telecoms are reserved to Westminster, the UK Government are contributing just £21 million to the Scottish Government’s programme to provide superfast broadband to everyone in Scotland. What representations will the Minister therefore make to the Chancellor about matching the Scottish Government’s whopping £600 million contribution?

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: It is a pleasure to speak in this debate. I commend all the Members who have taken part and thank the organisations that have given us briefings, including Engender, Scottish Women’s Aid and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, from the UN’s expert Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, has said: “The situation in Northern...

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: Does the right hon. Lady agree that respect and dignity are extremely important, but that we must remember that some women in these islands are governed by legislation that is 150 years old and that there is nobody left alive who can even remember that time and that is something that we must consider?

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: On the matter of paternalism, does the hon. Lady agree that comments about women having abortions as a matter of convenience are deeply offensive, and that this debate must be characterised by decency and by respect for the views being expressed across the House? I have supported friends who have had an abortion, and I know that nothing about what they have chosen to do has been about convenience.

Proposed Media Mergers (5 Jun 2018)

Hannah Bardell: I thank the Secretary of State for an advance copy of his statement. I wish briefly to pay tribute to my predecessor in this role, my hon. Friend the Member for Argyll and Bute (Brendan O'Hara). He will continue his excellent work on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee and I feel sure that we will make a formidable team. The primary concern of the Scottish National party and the...

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May 2018)

Hannah Bardell: It is a pleasure to be summing up for the Scottish National party on this extremely important day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. I again pay tribute to the hon. Member for Hove (Peter Kyle), who opened with comments by Bill Clinton. In return, I want to quote his wife, Hillary, who I hold in great esteem in many regards. She said that “gay people are born into and belong...

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May 2018)

Hannah Bardell: On the hon. Gentleman’s point about sport, particularly football, does he agree that it is incumbent on those in senior positions in organisations such as the FA to send a positive message about what it would be like to come out and the support that people get? Unfortunately, that has not always been the case in recent times.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May 2018)

Hannah Bardell: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on a fantastic speech and on securing this debate. The big Prides across the UK and across the world are important, but does he agree that it is vital to have Prides in towns and villages across the UK and the world? The small towns and villages are where the biggest challenges lie for LGBT people.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (17 May 2018)

Hannah Bardell: I commend the hon. Lady and her Committee for this excellent report. As she will know, I have spoken about the threat to Techno Pharma, in my constituency, and to patient safety. Does she agree that it is vital for us to have clarity on the future of medical regulation and what the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will look like after the UK leaves the EU? That is being...

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Women’s Rights (17 May 2018)

Hannah Bardell: This will be my last outing as the Scottish National party trade spokesman; I will be moving to pastures new in Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. I want to put on the record my thanks to the Secretary of State and his team. While we do not always agree—in fact, rarely—our discussions and exchanges are always respectful and lively. The 2013 Rana Plaza disaster is a prime example...

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