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Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Chris Matheson: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Just a couple of weeks ago, in the House, the Government changed the rules of the House in respect of the composition of Standing Committees to give themselves an automatic majority. They justified that on the basis that they had a majority in the House, and that that should therefore be reflected in Standing Committees. Since it is now abundantly clear that...

Iran: Vauxhall (Redundancies) (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Matheson: It did not take PSA long to renege on the assurances about investment that it gave the Secretary of State just a few months ago. Does the Minister accept that the workforce and the trade unions, over three successive new model rounds, have done everything that has been asked of them by the company and have achieved a level of performance that exceeded previous levels? May I suggest that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Electoral Fraud (11 Oct 2017)

Chris Matheson: Is it not a fact that in 2015, when more than 50 million votes were cast, the number of convictions for electoral fraud was in the low double figures? Is not the truth that this is a Trojan horse, introducing voter suppression methods to enhance the electoral prospects of the Conservative party?

Race Disparity Audit: Bombardier (10 Oct 2017)

Chris Matheson: These events put me in mind of those in the 1970s, when the American aerospace industry ran an aggressive campaign against sales of Concorde, spiking any sales of that plane at the time. Does the Secretary of State agree that the motivation for Boeing is not about a trade dispute, but about wiping out a competitor? This situation on its own would be serious enough as it is, but does he also...

Bae Systems Military Air & Information Sites: Job Losses (10 Oct 2017)

Chris Matheson: In order to be competitive, we have to retain the skills that it looks like we are going to lose, but things are going in the wrong direction. Has the Minister seen the estimates from Unite that suggest that 25% of our defence expenditure by 2020 will be in the United States alone? Are we not missing a defence industrial strategy that will stem that, so that we are paying people for skilled...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Public Sector Pay Cap: NHS Staffing Levels (10 Oct 2017)

Chris Matheson: What assessment he has made of the effect of the public sector pay cap on staffing levels in the NHS.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Public Sector Pay Cap: NHS Staffing Levels (10 Oct 2017)

Chris Matheson: The NHS is short of 3,500 midwives and 40,000 nurses. What proportion of those numbers does the Secretary of State put down to the public sector pay cap?

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Homosexuality (13 Sep 2017)

Chris Matheson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the Government's policy is on conversion therapy.

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Chris Matheson: If the Leader of the House and Conservative Members are so confident about having a majority on the Floor of the House, as they have told us tonight, they should use that majority to overturn on Report any amendments that they do not like. They certainly do not need to start fiddling the system.

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Chris Matheson: I have only just started. The right hon. Gentleman must give me a moment. That is actually part of the problem, because this is not a one-off situation. This is the latest in a series of measures that this Government have taken since 2015 to move the goalposts, change the rules and fiddle the system in one way or another in aid of their own party advantage when they find they cannot get...

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Chris Matheson: Oh, go on, just the once.


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