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

Hugh Gaffney: I came to the House to stand up for the most vulnerable, and for those who need a better deal from their Government, in Holyrood and in Westminster. Those people are public sector workers, single parents with families, people with disabilities, and refugees who are making new lives for themselves. They are people, including parents, who are doing two or three jobs just to survive, pay the...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: The motion calls for a Government of national unity. How many Cabinet jobs will the Liberal Democrats look for in this new coalition? This time round, how many red lines will they agree with the Tory Government?

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

Hugh Gaffney: Today I have been dealing with the death of a young constituent, Alesha MacPhail. I offer my condolences and support to her family and friends at this dark time. I have been in a meeting of the Scottish Affairs Committee dealing with very important issues around immigration, and I have been making representations to Ministers on the future of our trading policy if and when we are able to...

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

Hugh Gaffney: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I would like to point out, for the record, that I did speak in that debate yesterday—I made an intervention.

Treasury Spending: Grants to Devolved Institutions (3 Jul 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: Does the hon. Lady agree that if people cannot buy council housing, they need to get social housing? Let us give our young people a chance to have a start in life with a new house. Let us start building social housing and creating jobs.

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: Social media is being used to show some ridiculous acts on animals. That video evidence should be used to sentence more heavily.

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: I want to make a wee point. Last week, dangerous dogs were in the news, and 2,275 postal workers were bitten last year. I would just like to say that the majority of postal workers, like myself, love animals and dogs, and welcome them.

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak. It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Sharma, and to serve under you this afternoon. I start by paying tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Mike Hill) for an important speech. I agreed with his speech in full, and I hope that Dr Daniel Allen—the creator of this public petition—and all who love their animals feel...

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention, and I certainly agree with her. That is the problem—pet theft is profitable. Pet theft is easy, particularly when people are in the parks with their animals, or, in this type of weather, when doors and windows are left open and dogs escape, never to be found again. Pet theft is not being taken seriously by our law enforcement agencies, and...

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

Hugh Gaffney: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West (Ged Killen) on securing this debate. After a decade of the Scottish National party and eight years of a Conservative Government, what will the future of Scotland’s economy be? Where are the jobs, the finance and the security for our next generation of...

Glasgow School of Art (19 Jun 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: I am someone who delivered to Glasgow for 25 years as a postal worker, and the Mackintosh building was one my favourite buildings to deliver to. Will the Secretary of State not only deliver on the promise that he has just given to re-fund the building, but bear in mind the students and workers in the building?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: There is an important factor in the origins of the Sewel convention: the consent of the Scottish Parliament. As no agreement has been reached or consent given, will the details be published in the missing EU White Paper, which should have been published before any votes were taken in this House?

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: Will the Leader of the House make a statement on the rising cost of fuel at garage pumps, which is having a big effect on working families?

Points of Order (12 Jun 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: rose—

Points of Order (12 Jun 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: rose—

Points of Order (12 Jun 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. We have just spent nearly an hour debating points of order. I admire your work, Mr Speaker, but as a union rep, I am always concerned about health and safety, and you have stood on your feet for eight and a half hours. That concerns me, Chair.

Leaving the EU: Parliamentary Vote — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (11 Jun 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Leaving the EU: Parliamentary Vote — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (11 Jun 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: I thank my hon. Friend for giving way. I am really worried that there has been no White Paper published. That is a big concern for me because people ask me questions about it. Should the Government be held to account for not delivering a White Paper to the people of Great Britain?

Public Sector Pay Policy — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen, and I thank the hon. Member for Glasgow South West (Chris Stephens) for securing this debate. There has been a public service pay freeze for seven years, held at 1%. Now the Government say there can be a pay rise, but only according to budgets, and it may damage the Chancellor’s Treasury plans. Already the Government are...

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (24 May 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for the important speech she is making. Will she join me in paying tribute to Asad Shah, who was stabbed to death outside his shop in the Shawlands area of Glasgow in 2016? His death shows that we have much to do to raise awareness of and increase support for an important minority group. He was a brilliant man and loved by everyone in his community, recognising...


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