Results 41–60 of 442 for speaker:Bill Grant

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

Bill Grant: The hon. Gentleman is right that we often seem to overlook the young carers. In my family, we have experience of hosting my mother-in-law. I was very fond of her, but we had two or three months of hosting her, and despite having two daughters who are nurses, what a challenge that was in my life and that of my wife. We thought we knew about dementia, but we knew nothing about it until we...

Unsustainable Packaging — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (24 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir George. I thank the hon. Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner) and the Petitions Committee for securing this important debate. By 2050, some 34 billion tons of plastic will have been manufactured globally. The waste might be shipped around the world and will blight many countries—many of which do not contribute to the waste, but host...

Unsustainable Packaging — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (24 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: Yes, exactly; that is a good thing. Many if not all in this Chamber will remember the wee phrase on milk bottles: “Rinse and return”.

Unsustainable Packaging — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (24 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: Yes, it is a good step forward. It is a small step, but a step in the right direction. The pupils’ choice award was won by the pupils for their innovative project on plastic pollution, and I commend them for their efforts. Let us hope that the politics of plastic proceeds with the same enthusiasm. We must not fail our future generations. As has been mentioned, this might be one occasion...

Cox Report: Implementation (18 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Dudley South (Mike Wood), and I apologise for missing the opening speech, as I was attending a polling station at that time. Like many in the Chamber, I very much welcome the good work undertaken by Dame Laura Cox and the former Leader of the House, my right hon. Friend the Member for South Northamptonshire (Andrea Leadsom). She was emphatic in...

Gulf of Oman Oil Tanker Attacks (17 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: The recent attacks on the Norwegian and Japanese-owned oil tankers will no doubt resonate around the world. I welcome the Minister’s dialled-down and calm approach to this very sensitive matter, and I am sure that is shared by all Members in the Chamber today. Is he able to advise on what can be done to ensure the protection of the global crude oil supply, and of the vessels and crews,...

Recall of Tumble Dryers (17 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: All too often in my previous life I saw the damage, despair and devastation—not to mention the risk to life—that fire can bring to a family home. Will my hon. Friend confirm that product safety and standards remain a priority for this Government, and that manufacturers of white goods such as Whirlpool must act promptly and responsibly when faced with the evidence of goods not being fit...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (17 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: Noting that the right to buy has been abolished in Scotland, what efforts is my hon. Friend making to re-energise home ownership throughout the United Kingdom, particularly for first-time buyers?

Local Bank Closures — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (12 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Ryan, and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Moray (Douglas Ross) for securing this important debate. It is all very well for the banks to say that people are required to move with the times, but there is a generation out there who came through school having been taught mental arithmetic, not IT skills. Not all members of that...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Scotland (11 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: What recent steps he has taken to support small businesses in Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock constituency.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Scotland (11 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: As the House is aware, high streets are under pressure as a result of the changing retail landscape. Sadly, in Ayr, we lost our independent department store, Hourstons, earlier this year. It had been trading for 123 years. Will my hon. Friend outline what support is available to local businesses to ensure that they can remain at the heart of their communities?

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Doncaster North (Edward Miliband). My constituency covers what was formerly known as National Coal Board Scotland west area—a thriving mining community in its day—and this is one of a series of debates brought over the years in a bid to seek a fairer distribution of the surplus from the mineworkers’ pension scheme. The scheme was, in...

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: My hon. Friend makes a valid point. Those who were colliers or miners can become victims of silicosis and pneumoconiosis—common names in my household and my father’s—which affect the respiratory system. This group of people deserve a review that favours them. Many miners unfortunately go on to develop ill health later in life, which can often be attributed to the conditions in which...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration System (10 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: What plans he has for the UK's future immigration system.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration System (10 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: My constituency needs migrant workers to support local industry—particularly, but not exclusively, in the health, hospitality, fishing and farming sectors. Will my right hon. Friend reassure my constituents that there will be sufficient flexibility in any post-Brexit immigration system to allow those sectors to flourish?

Mortgage Prisoners (6 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali), and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Dover (Charlie Elphicke) on securing this important debate. I know he feels strongly about this issue, and I understand that his ten-minute rule Bill has been taken up by the Government. This is an emotive topic for nearly 200,000 of our constituents who...

Mortgage Prisoners (6 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: I thank the hon. and learned Lady for that intervention. I regret the journey her constituents had. Fortunately, while it was a very dark journey for my constituents, the result was not as catastrophic, but these are serious matters. As has been said in this Chamber, small business people are the backbone of Britain and they need our support. The family’s fear was about putting the company...

Grenfell Tower Fire (6 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a privilege to follow the hon. Member for Westminster North (Ms Buck). I congratulate the hon. Member for Kensington (Emma Dent Coad) on securing the debate and commend her for the tenacity and dignity she has shown over the past two years, which must have been an immensely difficult journey. I thank her for that. This is an intensely emotional subject, and I am aware that some in the...

Invisible Disabilities and Accessibility Challenges (5 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: Is it not the case that the Scottish Government had the opportunity to recreate a Scottish social security system? The hon. Lady has spent some time berating the current system, yet the opportunity was gifted to the Scottish Government, as it should have been, through devolution.

Invisible Disabilities and Accessibility Challenges (5 Jun 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Newport West (Ruth Jones). I thank her and the hon. Member for East Lothian (Martin Whitfield) for securing this very important debate. People are often quick to form perceptions and slow to establish facts. For example, the young person not rising to give their elder a seat may in reality have a life-changing condition that genuinely prevents...


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