Results 21–40 of 442 for speaker:Bill Grant

Uk Shared Prosperity Fund (5 Sep 2019)

Bill Grant: I thank the hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey (Drew Hendry) for securing this debate, which is important for Scotland and the whole UK. In recent weeks Opposition Members have made many, fairly wild, allegations that the Government have not adequately planned for Brexit. Aside from the fact that we have seen daily evidence of considerable planning, and that we cannot...

Science and Technology Committee (5 Sep 2019)

Bill Grant: I am also a member of the Science and Technology Committee, and it has been a pleasure to serve under the right hon. Gentleman’s chairmanship for the last two years. I am proud to have served with him over that time, and I wish him all the best for the future, wherever it takes him. I am sure the right hon. Gentleman will share my concern that road vehicle emissions have either stagnated or...

Science and Technology Committee (5 Sep 2019)

Bill Grant: Show off.

Leaving the Eu: Preparations (3 Sep 2019)

Bill Grant: I am sure that my right hon. Friend will agree that business leaders and business associations will be listening intently to this afternoon’s debate. They have suffered three years of uncertainty, and endless and pointless Brexit debate. What certainty and reassurance going forward can the Minister give to business leaders who have suffered uncertainty?

Workplace Deaths: Scotland (24 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: Does the hon. Gentleman share the concerns expressed by National Farmers Union Scotland that the number of deaths in the agriculture sector increased by five to 13 in 2018-19? That happened despite the best efforts of the Farm Safety Foundation, the Health and Safety Executive and the NFU itself. In the UK as a whole, agriculture, forestry and fishing have the worst fatality figures of the...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: Thank you for sharing your knowledge of social media and the impact it has on cruelty. Do you have somebody monitoring the footage that appears on Instagram or Snapchat, for instance? How are you made aware of it? Have you any examples where you have approached the company or platform provider, and if you have, have they proved helpful to you?Q

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Community Transport: Licensing (22 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether community transport operators relying on the exclusively non-commercial exemption to holding a public service vehicle operators' licence will be able to continue to do so pending his Department’s publication of a final response to the consultation on Section 19 and Section 22 permits; and what criteria are used to define non-commercial...

Detainees (18 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: I, for one, welcome the improved guidance and the more robust oversight of the work of our security and intelligence agencies. May I ask the Minister: is it the case that the UK is one of the very few countries in the world publicly to set out its approach on the detention, treatment and interviewing of detainees overseas?

Defence Spending — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (16 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Anne-Marie Trevelyan) for securing this important and most interesting debate. It is crucial that the UK has robust and reliable combined armed forces that are well trained, properly equipped and ready to respond as required to keep our nation and its people safe and secure. That is ever more important as the threats to our nation...

Defence Spending — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (16 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: I recognise that there has been little or no comment about defence for Scotland from the SNP, but I welcome the investment in Scotland by the Ministry of Defence, not least in my hon. Friend’s constituency. Finally, in relation to the defence transformation budget of £160 million ring-fenced from the defence budget, I would be grateful to know if the Minister expects the stated possibility...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fish: Exports (16 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the (a) costs, (b) regulatory burden and (c) certification processes for UK fish exporters to the EU.

Retail Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (10 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: To put that in context, when I look at my inbox I see a number of businesses have experienced a significant rates hike. Rural businesses in particular are hurting terribly, so a system had to be introduced to compensate for that. There are anomalies.

Retail Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (10 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this afternoon, Sir David. I thank the hon. Member for Blaydon (Liz Twist) for securing this very important debate. Any retail strategy for the future must focus on re-energising our town centres. I accept that the retail footprint will inevitably reduce with changing shopping trends and a changing retail landscape, but the challenge is to...

Retail Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (10 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: As someone whose mother worked in the pit canteen and made beds at Butlin’s on a Saturday, I fully agree that those who provide such services deserve better pay. We need to recognise those in hospitality and eateries, and the value of those who prepare and serve the food. As a nation, for decades and generations we have undervalued those people, so I totally agree with the hon. Gentleman,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Strengthening the Union (10 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: What steps the Government are taking to strengthen the Union.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Strengthening the Union (10 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: A number of my constituents have expressed concern that Scottish National party colleagues will use our departure from the European Union to justify their agenda of breaking the country apart. Can my right hon. Friend assure this House that everything is being done to anticipate potential devolution consequences of Brexit, in order that the SNP cannot exploit it to shore up its own narrow...

World War Two: Polish Contribution — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (2 Jul 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this afternoon, Mr Pritchard. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) for securing this important debate. The United Kingdom is indebted to the Polish service personnel who fought in various campaigns on the ground, in the air and at sea during world war two. Their assistance proved invaluable to the...

Adult Community Services: Puffin Habitats (26 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Anne-Marie Trevelyan) for securing the debate. Puffins are perhaps the most remarkably odd-looking birds to call the UK home. They look to have been drawn by a 1930s cartoonist, with a black-and-white body resembling a gent’s evening attire that is augmented in the summer...

Backbench Business: Living with Dementia — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (25 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. I thank the hon. Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams) for securing this important debate, in conjunction with the hon. Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner) and the Backbench Business Committee. Hon. Members should be dismayed to learn that, according to a recent survey, 98% of the 2,521 respondents felt...


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