Results 1–20 of 87 for speaker:Paul Sweeney

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Disability (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will grant UK vehicle manufacturers a 12-month end-of-series derogation provision for wheelchair-accessible vehicles from new European Commission regulations requiring the introduction of the WLTP drive-cycle to new vehicles after 1 September 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Glasgow North East (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that the roll-out of universal credit in Glasgow North East constituency will not result in an increase in child poverty.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has assessed the effect on people who make weekly rent payments of receiving monthly payments under universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Disability (11 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of housing for disabled people.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Deal Scheme (11 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will set out the rationale for the criteria used to accredit Green Energy Providers for the Green Deal.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Young People: Disability (11 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to ensure that the right support is offered to young disabled people who are seeking independence through work or volunteering.

Written Answers — Home Office: Kweku Adoboli (11 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the deportation of Kweku Adoboli; and if she will make a statement.

Royal Assent: Business of the House (7 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: It has now been two years since the Glasgow city deal was announced, yet in recent days we have heard that the Scottish Government agency Transport Scotland is backsliding on its commitment to deliver the flagship Glasgow airport rail link, having sabotaged the project a decade ago. The people of Glasgow are tired of waiting for this project, so will the Leader of the House consider having a...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UN Women (7 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions her Department has had with UN Women about the UK contribution to its core funding.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Warships: Shipbuilding (7 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether implementation of the National Shipbuilding Strategy will include steps to benchmark shipbuilding facilities at Birkenhead, Glasgow and Rosyth against the international benchmark originally established by First Marine International as part of the Terms of Business Agreement signed between BAE Systems and his Department so as to ensure that UK...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Hawk Aircraft (7 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of ending Hawk aircraft manufacture in the UK on the UK's sovereign capability to design, build and maintain fast jet aircraft; and if he will take steps to maintain that sovereign capability.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Ocean (7 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the decommissioning of HMS Ocean on the Royal Navy's LHD capability and the suitability of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers to undertake that role in addition to their replacing the Invincible Class aircraft carriers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Revenue Budget (6 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: I associate myself with the Secretary of State’s kind remarks about the late Jimmy Hood, who was a fine champion of Labour values and of his community. The whole House offers condolences to his family and all those who knew him. The Government claim that Scotland has received an additional £2 billion in the Budget, yet the Fraser of Allander Institute says that the revenue budget...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: The hon. Gentleman referred earlier to the Scottish Parliament being the most powerful Parliament in the world, and I am aware that he opposed its initial creation but now recognises its benefits. The creation of the Scottish Parliament has resulted in regulatory divergence between parts of the United Kingdom. Does that fact not undermine the whole logical position of the Tories’...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: On the definition of what constitutes a single market and a unitary market, my interpretation is that any marketplace’s singularity is simply defined by the friction in the trade and the commerce carried out within it. By definition, it is not really something that we can simply sign up to or leave. It is about the extent to which there is a commonality of regulatory and trading...

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Paul Sweeney: I thank my hon. Friend for her generosity in giving way. She makes an excellent point about productivity. It is correct that the UK has the lowest productivity of the G7 nations. That is not just to do with the private sector; a large part of it is to do with the public sector and the fact that we overwork, underpay and under-resource our public service workers. That has to stop if we are...

Point of Order: Leaving the EU: Student Exchanges (30 Nov 2017)

Paul Sweeney: I appreciate the Minister giving way on this important subject. Is he aware of the ScotGrad programme in Scotland, which is run by Scottish Enterprise? It sponsors up to 40% of the gross salary of an undergraduate for a year so they may undertake a placement in industry on the subject of business development. Let me cite a good example. When I worked with Scottish Enterprise, I sponsored a...

Legal Aid — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (29 Nov 2017)

Paul Sweeney: Thank you for your excellent chairing of the debate, Mr Robertson. It has been a great privilege to move the motion today and to call on the excellent support of my Labour colleagues, who offered their expertise, insight and personal experience of having served in the legal profession and dealt with these issues at first hand. Most notably, my hon. Friend the Member for Westminster North (Ms...


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