Results 1–20 of 318 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Chris Matheson

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?

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.

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

Chris Matheson: I have not calculated that, but my advice to the right hon. Gentleman would be to win a general election with a proper majority next time and then he would not have that problem. Last night, we saw a power grab. We know there was a power grab with the so-called Henry VIII powers and with the Government giving themselves the authority to pass any order on any matter. However, that was only the...

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

Chris Matheson: I will not give way to the right hon. Gentleman, because I thought he was a little too aggressive in his interventions on my hon. Friend the shadow Leader of the House. Oh, go on then!

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

Chris Matheson: Because the proposals are so outrageous that they deserve to be knocked down completely, so we will vote against them. I say to the right hon. Gentleman and others that there is a real sense that having not won the election and having lost their majority, the Government are clinging to power by any means necessary.

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

Chris Matheson: I will not, because other Members wish to speak. There is a sense—dare I say it—of two fingers being put up to the electorate in a contemptuous manner. The Government seem to be putting party before politics. These are the wrong proposals tonight. As the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael) said, there are good Members on the other side of the House whom I...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Chris Matheson: Did my hon. Friend see last Tuesday’s Order Paper, which listed a whole bunch of private Members’ Bills tabled by Brexiteer Conservative Members, including a Bill to take away the working time directive?

BBC Transparency — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (7 Sep 2017)

Chris Matheson: Or its owners.

BBC Transparency — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (7 Sep 2017)

Chris Matheson: The hon. Gentleman is making a surprisingly compelling argument, but did not the scandal that he is referring to bring down the Northern Ireland Government? As such, was it not entirely newsworthy for 56 days—or more?

Business of the House (7 Sep 2017)

Chris Matheson: Over the next couple of months, the new Mersey crossing will open, and it will be tolled, contrary to promises made by Conservative Ministers. May we have a debate either on the tolls on the new Mersey crossing or, failing that, on why Ministers are so willing to break their promises?

Blacklisting (5 Sep 2017)

Chris Matheson: I did not actually intend to speak in the debate. My hon. Friend the Member for Bassetlaw (John Mann) mentioned the Shrewsbury case. That alleged conspiracy took place in my constituency, in the Bull and Stirrup. It was a bunch of fellows trying to defend their livelihoods, and that sore continues today, 40 years later. My hon. Friend the Member for Streatham (Chuka Umunna), who led the...

Blacklisting (5 Sep 2017)

Chris Matheson: My hon. Friend outlines the human cost to the blacklisted workers and their families, which is almost the point that I want to make; but is there not also a sinister reason—intimidation of those engaged in legitimate trade union activity, to boost profits, often at the cost of the lives of a company’s own workers?


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