Paul Masterton: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. As co-chair of the all-party group, I am delighted to speak in this debate; I thank the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy) for securing it. As MP for a Scottish constituency, I will focus on the situation in Scotland, where the devastating effects of mesh surgery were first brought to our attention by the...
Paul Masterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what joint working the Government is undertaking with the Scottish Government to promote racial tolerance and interfaith dialogue.
Paul Masterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of post office counter services on vulnerable older customers; and what alternatives are available to those customers.
Paul Masterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when officials of his Department last met representatives of the Post Office to discuss the provision of local post offices.
Paul Masterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on the retention of local post office services in East Renfrewshire.
Paul Masterton: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the promotion of credit unions as an alternative to pay day lenders.
Paul Masterton: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the Government is promoting the uptake of the tax-free childcare scheme to workers and parents in (a) the UK and (b) East Renfrewshire.
Paul Masterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many East Renfrewshire residents (a) are eligible to receive and (b) claim pension credit.
Paul Masterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how (a) many employers in East Renfrewshire signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme and (b) that scheme is promoted to employers.
Paul Masterton: Let me start by saying how grateful I am to everybody who secured the extension of today’s business so that we have the opportunity to pay tribute to the families who have suffered the unimaginable loss of a child and to the professionals who provide irreplaceable care and support throughout a journey that no parent ever wants to take, and, in Baby Loss Awareness Week, to break the...
Paul Masterton: What discussions he has had with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency on transvaginal mesh implants.
Paul Masterton: Thousands of women across the country, including my constituent Elaine Holmes, the co-founder of the Scottish Mesh Survivors group, have to live with the catastrophic consequences of transvaginal mesh implants. With health regulators across the globe now waking up to the scandal and issuing alerts or deregistering mesh devices, will Ministers join me in urging the MHRA immediately to...
Paul Masterton: The hon. Gentleman mentioned the targeting of the homes of Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and others. I think I am right in saying that the addresses of candidates in elections to the Scottish Parliament do not appear on postal votes or on the ballot paper, and I wonder whether we should consider introducing the same arrangement for elections to this place.
Paul Masterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the implications are for the Government's policies on North Korea of the C4ADS Report Risky Business, published in June 2017.
Paul Masterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Governments of (a) Japan, (b) South Korea and (c) the US since the launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile by North Korea on 29 August 2017.
Paul Masterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the UN sanctions regime against North Korea.
Paul Masterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on allegations that North Korea has been taking an active role as a proliferator of weapons of mass destruction by attempting to supply chemicals to the Syrian Government; and if he will make a statement.
Paul Masterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's position is on the installation of the US Administration's THAAD missile system on South Korean territory.
Paul Masterton: I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of bereavement leave for families who lose a child. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Brady. I am pleased that the House has the opportunity to debate the provision of formal statutory leave for those parents who suffer the unimaginable pain of losing a child, and the wider bereavement support that we can offer. The...
Paul Masterton: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. I would be honoured to work alongside him and my hon. Friend the Member for Colchester in taking this issue forward and ensuring that it gets to where it needs to be. Given the findings of the Taylor report regarding the modern world of work—I know the Minister has been closely involved with that report—the increase in self-employed...