All 14 results for speaker:Kirstene Hair

Grenfell Tower: Business of the House (19 Oct 2017)

Kirstene Hair: Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is vital for Members to able to raise their concerns, both local and national, about the ongoing defence review? Will she agree to hold a debate on the issue, which could have huge implications for my constituency if the future of RM Condor and 45 Commando is not clarified?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Kirstene Hair: It is incredibly important to highlight the common ground when discussing how we ensure that as many people as possible are able to get into work. Let me be clear: there is absolutely nothing fair about keeping people dependent on welfare. I will start with two quotations: “Universal Credit remains the right thing to do… and the prospect of an integrated benefit system that...

Devolved Powers in Scotland (17 Oct 2017)

Kirstene Hair: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) for bringing this incredibly important debate to Westminster Hall, and to you, Mr Hollobone, for kindly allowing me to speak. In my constituency of Angus, one of the biggest challenges is delivering effective and efficient healthcare in such a rural community. While the Scottish Parliament should in theory have the...

Devolved Powers in Scotland (17 Oct 2017)

Kirstene Hair: No, I am going to make some progress. Speaking on behalf of my constituents, I say quite simply that we are fed up of being hoodwinked by this SNP Government. They should stop pulling the wool over our eyes. We deserve honesty, clarity and an open dialogue on such vital services—not back-room discussions that the service users have no ability to influence effectively. As a result of the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Customs Officers: Scotland (12 Oct 2017)

Kirstene Hair: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to base customs officials in Scotland after the UK has left the EU.

Royal Mail Delivery Office Closures — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Kirstene Hair: Thank you for allowing me to speak, Mr Gapes. I am grateful to the hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) for bringing the debate to Westminster Hall. Mike Weir, my predecessor for Angus, worked hard on the issue of closures of local post offices and it seems entirely fitting that I speak with that in mind. We are fortunate in this country to have the Royal Mail operating as...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Kirstene Hair: I thank the hon. Member for East Lothian (Martin Whitfield) for his valuable contribution to this debate. I am particularly pleased to be speaking in it, having missed the opportunity to do so prior to the recess when it was postponed. It is crucial to bring such issues to the Floor of the Chamber and not simply sweep them under the carpet. We all know that parliamentary candidates face...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions: Plumbing (14 Sep 2017)

Kirstene Hair: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to prevent financial disbenefit for plumbers affected by section 75 of the Pensions Act 1995; and if he will make a statement.

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women (13 Sep 2017)

Kirstene Hair: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Eastleigh (Mims Davies) for securing such an important debate today. As a 28 year-old female Scottish Conservative elected to this House, I bucked many trends on 8 June. I am one of the youngest MPs, I am a Scottish Conservative MP and, of course, I am female. As the other speakers have mentioned, there has been considerable progress made to encourage...

Written Answers — Home Office: Agriculture: Migrant Workers (11 Sep 2017)

Kirstene Hair: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on creating a scheme to facilitate agricultural migrant workers after the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seasonal Workers: Scotland (11 Sep 2017)

Kirstene Hair: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions officials of his Department have had with industry leaders on the demand for seasonal agricultural workers in Scotland after the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Devolution: Tayside (6 Sep 2017)

Kirstene Hair: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress he has made on negotiations with the Scottish Government and local partners on the next phase of the Tay Cities Deal; and if he will make a statement.

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Kirstene Hair: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for calling me to speak in this important debate. I am disappointed that time will not allow me to contribute to the debate on the intimidation of general election candidates. Nevertheless, I will contribute fully when the opportunity arises, drawing on my own experiences. I thank the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart), who is from a neighbouring...

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