Results 1–20 of 193 for speaker:Lesley Laird

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Defence Sector (16 Jan 2019)

Lesley Laird: I wish to start by adding my sentiments to those expressed by the Secretary of State on our wonderful sportsman Andy Murray. The Secretary of State has turned his back on Scotland’s great shipbuilding tradition by putting the fleet solid support contract out to international tender. He will no doubt trot out the line, “These are not warships”. However, the Minister of State for Defence,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Defence Sector (16 Jan 2019)

Lesley Laird: May I suggest to the Secretary of State that he might want to visit a shipyard, as I am sure plenty of workers there would like to give him a different account of that strategy? We are talking about highly skilled, high-paid jobs that could return £2.3 billion of revenue to the Treasury, while providing sustainable employment and ensuring that communities continue to thrive. Instead, the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Counter-terrorism: Scotland (3 Dec 2018)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 5.27 of Budget 2018, how much of the £160 million allocated in 2019-20 for counter-terrorism policing will be spent on counter-terrorism in Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (28 Nov 2018)

Lesley Laird: May I begin by supporting the Secretary of State’s comments in relation to Lockerbie? The Secretary of State drew red lines for his support for the Brexit deal on the integrity of the UK and on fishing. Unless those things were protected, he would resign. The Prime Minister has come back with a deal that creates a border in the Irish sea and sells out Scottish fishermen. May I ask what the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (28 Nov 2018)

Lesley Laird: The right hon. Gentleman knows my views, but judging by the looks on the faces of those sitting beside him, I do not think he has quite got the mood of the room. The reality is that the Secretary of State’s so-called red lines were written in invisible ink; they disappeared when the Prime Minister came back from Brussels. Labour will vote against the Prime Minister’s deal; it is a bad...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit: Scotland (28 Nov 2018)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans his Department has put in place for the effect on Scotland of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: JPI Media (28 Nov 2018)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the current board members of JPI Media; and of those members, how many served previously on the Johnston Press board.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Domestic Visits: Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (27 Nov 2018)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the locations of all UK ministerial visits to Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency since the 2010 general election.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Johnston Press: Pensions (26 Nov 2018)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information she holds on the (a) number of past and present employees of Johnston Press who will be affected by its decision to transfer its pension scheme to the Pension Protection Fund and (b) potential proportionate change in the value of the pensions of those employees.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Johnston Press: Pensions (26 Nov 2018)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the steps the JPI Media Board will take to mitigate pension losses and to stabilise the pension scheme for employees of Johnston Press.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Johnston Press: Pensions (23 Nov 2018)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,what the Pension Protection Fund has determined the value of Johnston Press pension deficit to be.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution (17 Oct 2018)

Lesley Laird: I ask for a moment of indulgence while I congratulate Kirkcaldy High School, which this week received the president’s award from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities as a rights-respecting UNICEF school. Well done to everyone there. The Secretary of State claims that protecting the integrity of the UK is the most important thing to him. The invisible man in the Cabinet got a few...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution (17 Oct 2018)

Lesley Laird: It may have escaped the Secretary of State’s notice, but that still leaves Labour in joint control of Fife Council. The Secretary of State and his Government have just run out of ideas when it comes to Brexit, so let me give him a bit of advice: take a step further and support Labour’s suggestion for a customs union. He says that protecting the Union is his top priority, but he was silent...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Scottish Islands: Devolution (10 Sep 2018)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress the UK Government has made on an islands' deal; and when the Government plans to publish details on that deal.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Air Space (6 Sep 2018)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department takes to ensure that the views of affected communities are taken into account in decisions on Airspace Change Programmes.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Air Space (6 Sep 2018)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that the health impacts of communities under proposed flight paths are taken into account in decisions on Airspace Change Programmes, including the recommendation of the World Health Organisations that people can receive eight hours of undisturbed sleep.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Air Space (6 Sep 2018)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to ensure the publication of all information in relation to Airspace Change Programmes.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Children (6 Sep 2018)

Lesley Laird: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child refugees have been re-settled in Scotland in each of the last three years; and how many of those children were resettled with family already living in Scotland.


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