Results 121–140 of 442 for speaker:Bill Grant

Modern Farming and the Environment — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (12 Mar 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Gordon (Colin Clark) for securing this important debate. Amazingly, agriculture occupies more than two thirds of the UK landmass, and more than 60% of farmland is permanent grassland and common rough grazing. Almost a third of the UK’s forests and woodlands are on farmland. Those trees...

Fire Safety and Sprinkler Systems — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Mar 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. I thank the hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick) for securing this important debate. Like my right hon. Friend the Member for Hemel Hempstead (Sir Mike Penning), I declare an interest: I was a member of the Fire Brigades Union for 31 years and I think I am a fully paid-up out-of-trade member as I speak. Experience...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Mar 2019)

Bill Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of whether universal credit claimants paid weekly, fortnightly or on a four-weekly basis for part-time work may receive a lower annual benefit than those who are paid on a last day of the month-basis for the same number of hours worked.

Solar Industry — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (5 Mar 2019)

Bill Grant: Is the Minister minded to ensure a fair minimum market rate for small-scale generators of exported electricity, to give them some incentive and some degree of confidence?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Productivity (5 Mar 2019)

Bill Grant: Does my hon. Friend the Minister agree that the Ayrshire growth deal and other growth deals nationally can act as a catalyst for jobs and productivity? Will he do all he can to support that growth deal?

Electoral Funding: Unincorporated Associations — [Mr Ian Austin in the Chair] (27 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Electoral Funding: Unincorporated Associations — [Mr Ian Austin in the Chair] (27 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Eating Disorders Awareness Week — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (27 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this morning, Mr Bailey, and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) for securing this important debate in Eating Disorders Awareness Week. According to YoungMinds, one in 12 teenagers in the United Kingdom suffer from eating disorders, and about 25% of those with eating disorders are noted as being male. Statistics for...

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee: Instrumental Music Tuition (25 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: It may not come as a surprise that the SNP-led South Ayrshire Council has also increased the cost of music tuition, which has excluded some people. Although it has made provision for the less well off, it has still put people out of pocket. At a time when creative subjects such as music have never been more important to individuals or to the economy, is the question not simply: why do we...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture (21 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has for farming policy after the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scottish Veterans (20 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the welfare of Scottish veterans.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scottish Veterans (20 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: My right hon. Friend will be aware that, sadly, some veterans may find themselves homeless. What engagement has he had with the Scottish Government and local authorities in Scotland to help resolve this matter?

Transport for Towns (19 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Austin. I thank the right hon. Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint) for securing this important debate. Transport connectivity is essential for many members of our communities in achieving daily activities such as going to work, places of education and medical appointments, and participating in leisure and other activities. For some,...

Finance Committee: Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal (18 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: I compliment my hon. Friend on securing this debate and on sharing his enthusiasm for the Stirling and Clackmannanshire growth deal. Will he join me in commending the hard work of the teams at the three Ayrshire councils that have come together to drive this forward?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (18 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: Will the Royal Navy continue with freedom of navigation operations in the South China sea?

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the EU (14 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the EU (14 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: I am concerned at the view that businesses in Scotland will go to the wall. Having spoken to businesses in Scotland, I know that they want to work within a deal. Can the hon. Gentleman explain why he will not support a deal for his businesses?

Communities: Charities and Volunteers (13 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Clwyd South (Susan Elan Jones). During my time as a fire officer, Strathclyde fire and rescue was, as it still is, supported by volunteer firefighters. Indeed, in many remote and rural areas and islands, these dedicated individuals provide the first, and sometimes the only, response to emergencies in their own communities. Another public...

Sunbed Use: Health Implications — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Feb 2019)

Bill Grant: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this morning, Mr Hosie. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham) for securing this important and emotive debate. Good health is a precious gift, which most of us will hopefully be able to maintain throughout our life by ensuring that we have a balanced diet, take regular exercise and make appropriate lifestyle...


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