Results 1–20 of 170 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Paul Masterton

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Low-Paid Workers (17 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: What steps he is taking to ensure that low-paid workers are remunerated appropriately.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Low-Paid Workers (17 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: I thank the Minister for her answer. She highlights that a number of employers are not paying the minimum wage, so what support do the Government intend to give small employers to help ensure that they can pay their employees a fair wage?

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill: EU VAT area and pre-commencement requirements (16 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: Will my right hon. Friend confirm whether it is her view that new clause 36 conflicts or is in line with Government policy, as per the White Paper published last week?

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: My hon. Friend mentions work coaches. I was disappointed that the Opposition spokesperson expressed no gratitude to the incredible men and women all over the country working on the frontline of our jobcentres with some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Does she agree that they deserve our support?

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: Will the hon. Gentleman give way.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Connectivity (11 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: What steps the Government are taking to support connectivity between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Connectivity (11 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: Does my hon. Friend agree with the managing director of Glasgow airport, Derek Provan, who said that additional flights resulting from a third runway at Heathrow are “imperative for Scottish business”, and can he guarantee that a good proportion of those additional flights will go from Glasgow?

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I refer the House to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. For the 10 years before I was elected, I was a pensions specialist solicitor. I must say to the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Laura Smith) that, for someone who claims not to be an expert, she demonstrated an incredible grasp of the key...

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: I am pleased to hear that, because the Pensions Regulator performs a vital role in overseeing occupational pension schemes. One of the big frustrations on the trustee side—not usually on the employer side—was that the regulator did not seem to have the time or resources to get stuck in or do anything serious to encourage or require an employer to change course. Some of the...

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: I do. Big pension funds—Canadian pension schemes and many others—invest a lot, and those investment projects provide good returns. We could unlock huge amounts of money. Final salary pension schemes will end up in one of two places. They will either be successful and be bought out with an insurance company or fail and end up in the PPF. The hon. Lady was right that deficits have...

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: I welcome the agreement that the Cabinet reached last week and urge the Prime Minister to hold firm in the national interest. Does she agree that what we have forms the basis for a good deal for Scotland—frictionless trade with the European Union, out of the common fisheries policy and maintaining and preserving the integrity of the UK’s internal market?

Opposition Day - [15TH Allotted Day, 1ST Part]Opposition Day: Claim of Right for Scotland (4 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: Does the Secretary of State agree that the crucial problem here is that SNP Members appear to be completely unable to distinguish between the will of the Scottish people and the whim of the Scottish National party?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Vulnerable Claimants (2 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: What recent steps the Government has taken to protect the welfare of vulnerable universal credit claimants.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Vulnerable Claimants (2 Jul 2018)

Paul Masterton: During a recent visit with the Secretary of State to the Barrhead jobcentre in my constituency, one of the things we discussed with staff was the payment of advances as a single payment potentially to claimants who have difficulty managing budgets or who are struggling with addiction. Will she take into account those concerns when reviewing how the advance system is operating?

Scottish Economy — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (27 Jun 2018)

Paul Masterton: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Scottish Economy — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (27 Jun 2018)

Paul Masterton: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main. I congratulate my colleague on the Scottish Affairs Committee, the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West (Ged Killen), on securing this important debate. East Renfrewshire is home to the thriving small businesses and micro-enterprises that power the British economy while also providing investment and employment for the local...

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Paul Masterton: Since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007, the humanitarian situation has deteriorated drastically. Hamas does not use international aid for the benefit of its citizens, to build schools or hospitals. Instead it uses it to build sophisticated tunnels into Israel, with the intention of committing terror attacks. It has gone relatively unreported, and has certainly not been mentioned in this...

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Paul Masterton: I thank my hon. Friend for that point, which is a good one. Senior officials in Hamas are always too ready to allow access to those high standards of healthcare in Israel, although they seek to block it for their own citizens. The moments in that Tel Aviv hospital gave me hope that peace could be achieved, because Palestinians and Israelis worked together there as equals with mutual respect....

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Paul Masterton: No, I am sorry but I do not have time. It is important to note that the Palestinian Authority are not reconciled with Hamas. They cannot work with it or bring it to the table. They do not want Hamas to be in control of Gaza. They have sought to use financial measures to isolate it, and in the past couple of weeks President Abbas has really tried to increase pressure on the regime to transfer...

Phenylketonuria: Treatment and Support — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Paul Masterton: Like other hon. Members, I wanted to speak in the debate because PKU affects a family in my constituency. I will not go over what PKU or Kuvan are. The hon. Member for Blaydon (Liz Twist) did an excellent job of that, and I congratulate her on her work as chair of the APPG in bringing this issue to wider attention across the House. Scotland has a higher prevalence of PKU than other parts of...


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