Results 1–20 of 137 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Kirstene Hair

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Kirstene Hair: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Moray (Douglas Ross) on securing this important debate, one that is significant to his constituency and to my own. He has been a champion of the fishermen and the fishing industry in the north-east. The fishing industry in the UK is a key component of our economy. In 2016 alone, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (16 Jul 2018)

Kirstene Hair: My constituency grows more than 30% of Scotland’s soft fruit. Will the Home Secretary meet me so that I can discuss the issues that my local farmers are facing, and we can arrive at solutions sooner rather than later?

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Kirstene Hair: As we have heard, universal credit replaces a complex web of payments with a single monthly sum. Not only that but it actively encourages people to work by ensuring they do not end up worse off by taking up part-time work. Under the previous Labour system, people could lose up to £9 of every extra £10 they earned. We are talking about apologies, and I cannot understand why the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Telecommunications: Rural Areas (11 Jul 2018)

Kirstene Hair: Last month, the then Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport warned that Scotland was due to miss its target of connecting every business and home in Scotland with superfast broadband. Does the Secretary of State for Scotland agree that the SNP is letting down rural areas such as my constituency of Angus?

Sustainable Fisheries (4 Jul 2018)

Kirstene Hair: I welcome my right hon. Friend’s renewed commitment that we will leave the hated CFP by 2020. The only MPs in Scotland who pledged to leave the CFP during the election campaign were the Scottish Conservatives, because the SNP is desperate to drag us back in. Does my right hon. Friend share my belief that getting out of this disastrous EU institution will give renewed opportunities for...

Treasury Spending: Grants to Devolved Institutions (3 Jul 2018)

Kirstene Hair: I am grateful for this opportunity to address grants to devolved Administrations. This week we celebrate the 70th birthday of our NHS, which is incredibly timely as we see how the SNP have talked the talk but failed to deliver for health services in Scotland. Even though over a third of Scottish Government spending is dedicated to health and sport, Nicola Sturgeon’s mismanagement of...

Treasury Spending: Grants to Devolved Institutions (3 Jul 2018)

Kirstene Hair: Will the hon. Lady condemn the parents of her party’s leader—the First Minister—who took advantage of the right to buy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU: Agricultural Sector (3 Jul 2018)

Kirstene Hair: Does my right hon. Friend share my concern that the agricultural sector is facing severe seasonal labour shortages, whose significant financial consequences are already being felt? Will he work with his ministerial colleagues to reintroduce the seasonal agricultural workers scheme, which has worked so successfully in the past?

Select Committee Practice and Procedure (Effective Working) (27 Jun 2018)

Kirstene Hair: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I hope you can provide some guidance on how the record might be corrected in relation to remarks made by the hon. Member for Aberdeen North (Kirsty Blackman) a short while ago in a Westminster Hall debate on coastal erosion. The hon. Lady said that my local authority, Angus Council, had not committed to use the full funding provided for the purpose of...

Scottish Economy — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (27 Jun 2018)

Kirstene Hair: At the Home Affairs Committee yesterday, we had experts in. We questioned them on a separate immigration policy. They used the word “shambles” directly to describe having a separate immigration policy in any region of the United Kingdom. Does the hon. Lady agree that the SNP should maybe start listening to experts? We would then see the best outcomes for Scotland.

Food Advertising (Protection of Children from Targeting) (26 Jun 2018)

Kirstene Hair: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent the marketing and advertising of food that does not meet certain nutritional requirements from being targeted at children. We are all united in ensuring that children have the best possible start in life, and that includes ensuring that they have a healthy start. Sadly, for all too many young people, that is not the...

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

Kirstene Hair: Can the Minister provide an update on the work being undertaken by the policy research unit on obesity to consider the relationship between the many streams of marketing and obesity, and can he tell us whether the unit is looking specifically at childhood obesity?

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

Kirstene Hair: Over recent months we have heard increasingly bizarre claims from SNP politicians in both this place and the Scottish Parliament. They have repeatedly said, without a single shred of evidence and not one example to back up their claims, that a power grab is under way. That is simply a fantasy. When questioned in the Scottish Parliament or asked for further detail in this place, no SNP...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Kirstene Hair: The only people who were silenced yesterday were the people of Perth and North Perthshire, Dundee West, Lanark and Hamilton East, Argyll and Bute, and Glasgow Central, because their elected representatives walked out on the opportunity to question the Prime Minister. I have been here only for a year, but I know there are many ways of representing our constituents in this privileged role of...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Kirstene Hair: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that, no matter how many hours the SNP were given to debate or how many powers were given back, an agreement would never be reached, because an agreement would damage the SNP’s crusade for independence? It is always self-interest, never the interests of Scotland.

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Kirstene Hair: As my right hon. Friend might be aware, today’s newspapers report that Stracathro Hospital in my constituency is being considered for closure. That is of great concern to my constituents. Only recently, the Scottish National party Government in Edinburgh closed the mental health unit in Stracathro, which was of great use to my constituents. Can my right hon. Friend confirm that we can...

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

Kirstene Hair: I thank the Minister and all Members who have participated in the debate. I am delighted to have cross-party support on an important issue for our constituents and for our beautiful coastlines throughout the United Kingdom. Clearly, the UK Government and the devolved Administrations are called on to do more. I want to clear up one point about Angus. The studies finish next year, so we need...

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

Kirstene Hair: I beg to move, That this House has considered coastal erosion. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. The future of Britain’s coastline, and of our coastal communities, is finally getting the political attention that it deserves—not a moment too soon. From the need to curb plastic waste to prevent environmental damage to our shores to the opportunities that...

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

Kirstene Hair: I am sure my hon. Friend will be pleased to hear what I am calling for the Minister to provide for my community and his. It is time that Government at all levels took the issue more seriously. In the past, they have been guilty of putting too much emphasis on study and not enough on preventive action. If ever there was a time for urgent action, my constituents would say that it is now.

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

Kirstene Hair: I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend. The Scottish Government have put such scathing cuts on all our local authorities—indeed, Angus has taken one of the biggest hits—that there is no way they can expect them to fund millions of pounds to secure our coastlines. I agree that they need to take further action. Erosion is a pressing issue in my constituency, as in many other areas...

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