Results 1–20 of 26 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

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Baby Loss Awareness Week (10 Oct 2017)

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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Transvaginal Mesh Implants (10 Oct 2017)

Paul Masterton: What discussions he has had with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency on transvaginal mesh implants.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Transvaginal Mesh Implants (10 Oct 2017)

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...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

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.

Princess Royal Hospital Telford: Bereavement Leave: Loss of a Child (12 Sep 2017)

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...

Princess Royal Hospital Telford: Bereavement Leave: Loss of a Child (12 Sep 2017)

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...

Princess Royal Hospital Telford: Bereavement Leave: Loss of a Child (12 Sep 2017)

Paul Masterton: I could not agree more. Grief affects everyone differently, and it can sometimes be months or even years before the true ramifications and consequences of someone’s experience really hit home. Grief can also potentially be the start of a cycle of behaviour that can lead to far more destructive circumstances, particularly in the family home. It is not uncommon for families who have...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Paul Masterton: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak this evening. The Government must carry out the will of the British people, but we must remember that the people are not united. As the MP for East Renfrewshire—a constituency with one of the highest remain votes in the country—I will always put my constituents’ views first. Their concerns—indeed, my concerns—about what...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (18 Jul 2017)

Paul Masterton: The UK Government have a strong record of supporting Scottish businesses, and the British Business Bank has provided nearly £1.5 million of support to small businesses in East Renfrewshire. However, many businesses in my constituency are disadvantaged compared with competitors and counterparts in England due to the Scottish Government’s approach to business rates. Will my right...

Social Mobility — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Paul Masterton: First, I am sure that the hon. Lady is aware that the rise in low pay is much slower in Scotland than in the rest of the UK. Secondly, given than in 2014 Alan Milburn said that a lack of political debate and engagement on social mobility in Scotland meant that it was sleepwalking into a social mobility crisis, does she accept that perhaps the Scottish Government had other things on their mind...

Social Mobility — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Paul Masterton: I thank the hon. Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell) for securing this important debate. The Government have made significant progress on tackling social mobility, but we need to do more to remove the barriers that stand in people’s way. People should not be prevented from fulfilling their potential because of their age, family circumstance, race, disability, sexuality,...

Social Mobility — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Paul Masterton: I am aware of that. The hon. Lady may not be aware of this, but in Scotland roughly one in five people leave school and go straight into the dole queue. That is why it is important that we look at both Governments’ policies on improving social mobility and continuing to provide good jobs. The record employment under this Conservative Government is so important.

Social Mobility — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Paul Masterton: I am aware of that, but some of the things the Scottish Government consider to be positive destinations are things that most people would not consider to be so. The Government are getting on with some of those things, but we need to be imaginative in our responses. We know that two children with parents on the same income and with the same educational qualifications will experience different...

Social Mobility — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Paul Masterton: I have learned that it does not tend to go down well when Scottish MPs stick their oar in, so English MPs should deal with their own system. There have been large local government cuts to the settlements in Scotland, which are impacting on services. My hon. Friend is absolutely right to talk about the long-term view, but unfortunately Governments of all colours in all Parliaments around the...


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