All 3 results for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lesley Laird

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Barnett Formula: Public Sector Pay Cap (19 Jul 2017)

Lesley Laird: I, too, send my best wishes to the Scottish women’s football team for tonight. I also congratulate our tennis players on a wonderful tournament. It is a pity that the SNP has bounced Labour’s proposal on lifting the public sector pay cap in November. Will the Secretary of State tell me what assessment has been made of the effect of the Government’s pay cap on the living...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Barnett Formula: Public Sector Pay Cap (19 Jul 2017)

Lesley Laird: I thank the Secretary of State for his answer, but it is very clear that the Government are in complete chaos on this issue, which is very much like the SNP Government, who claim that they will abandon the public sector pay cap—[Interruption.]— despite voting it down in a proposal in May. Is it not the case that public sector workers in Scotland are being let down by two weak and...

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Lesley Laird: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to speak in today’s debate. Before looking forward, I want to take a few moments to pause and reflect on the maiden speeches made by Members of Parliament who have represented Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath before me. My predecessor Roger Mullin served the constituency from June 2015 to May 2017, and in his maiden speech he quoted...


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