Results 1–20 of 369 for speaker:Jamie Stone

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Apr 2019)

Jamie Stone: Mr Speaker, I really think it would be unwise of me to mention any hotels in the highlands this week. At Dounreay in Caithness in my constituency, we have a skills pool that is second to none. As Dounreay continues to decommission, it is vital that we redeploy those skills to the maximum benefit of the local economy and the UK economy. Can the Prime Minister give me an undertaking that the...

Votes at 16 — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (3 Apr 2019)

Jamie Stone: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship today, Mr Howarth. The hon. Member for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk) has displayed all of his skills as a Wykehamist and a barrister to argue that black is white, but that is what they are taught to do. Should I find myself in an English court, I would look no further than the hon. Gentleman to defend me. He would make an extremely good job of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Prince of Wales’s Investiture Regalia: Permanent Home (3 Apr 2019)

Jamie Stone: The Royal Collection contains a fantastically valuable sword made of Tain silver. Will the Secretary of State have a word with the Secretary of State for Scotland to see whether the sword could be lent to my home town of Tain in the highlands?

Delegated Legislation: Business Rates (2 Apr 2019)

Jamie Stone: The hon. Gentleman is not without friends on the Opposition side of the House. He knows my constituency well because he pursues sporting interests in it, and his aunt and uncle—very nice people—are constituents of mine. He knows from his sporting interests that one must give the gillie a tip. If I may draw the hon. Gentleman’s attention to his future remarks about ATMs, the distance...

Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection) (2 Apr 2019)

Jamie Stone: I rise as a former Chairman of the Subordinate Legislation Committee in the Scottish Parliament. The Minister has mentioned the co-operation at civil service level. May I have the safety of an assurance that there is similar co-operation at political level between those who handle statutory instruments in Westminster and those who do a similar thing in Holyrood?

Beer Taxation and Pubs (28 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: I thank the hon. Member for Dudley South (Mike Wood) for bringing this debate before us. As other Members have said, this is light relief compared with the dark place we have been in for far too long—let me put it that way. Many of the points I would have made have already been made, so I will crave your indulgence, Madam Deputy Speaker, and tell a little anecdote from the past. As some...

Beer Taxation and Pubs (28 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: I could not agree more, and I hope that one day the hon. Gentleman will take me to that splendid place and introduce me to the delights of that nectar. I have said enough. As soon as I have the opportunity, I shall invite the hon. Member for Clacton (Giles Watling)—he is not in his place at the moment—to my constituency, and introduce him to its local delights, of which there are many. I...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: NHS and Social Workers (28 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure effective recruitment from EU countries to meet demand for (a) NHS and (b) care workers after the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Driving Under Influence (27 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: What discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on harmonising Scottish and English drink-driving laws.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: My constituents are pleased that it has been decided that the UK’s first space-launch facility will be in the north of my constituency. They are pleased not least because it gives us a great opportunity to redeploy the considerable skills that we have at Dounreay in Caithness. Does the Prime Minister agree that it is a splendid business opportunity, not only for my constituency and for the...

European Council (25 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: I would like to take the Prime Minister to the beautiful, misty highlands. In particular, I would like to take her to the Glen Mhor hotel by Loch Ness, which, by the way, is one of the best places to see the Loch Ness monster. The Glen Mhor hotel is having enormous trouble hiring EU seasonal workers this year; they are not particularly encouraged to apply for jobs, because of where we are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces Recruitment and Retention (25 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: Every year my home town of Tain in the highlands hosts the Tain highland gathering. It has been a good number of years since I have seen any armed forces recruiting stands at the highland games. These stands have been very successful in the past—children and young people love them—but frankly, as has been said, Capita is not doing very well. May I encourage the Minister and the Secretary...

Clydesdale Bank and Smes (19 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: I think the hon. Member for City of Chester (Christian Matheson) hit the nail on the head. Let me give the House an example. A couple of years ago, when the Clydesdale proposed to shut its branch in my home town of Tain, I had a meeting with it and representatives of a highly successful local fish-processing business, and the Clydesdale was at pains to say, “Yes, we’re going to shut the...

Clydesdale Bank and Smes (19 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: Not in my constituency.

Interserve (18 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: Thinking about the defence of our country, Interserve is doing great work for our armed forces in bases such as the Falklands, Ascension Island and elsewhere. As the Minister said, the trouble has largely been caused by the activities of two hedge funds—sheer speculation. What measures or reforms might the Government consider to prevent these activities from getting in the way of our vital...

Leaving the Eu: Fishing: Disability Assessment Services (13 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: The hon. Gentleman makes an excellent point about home visits. Does he agree that the problem is compounded by the fact that some people have to travel very large distances for those assessments? That is an issue facing some of my constituents. It would be so much easier if they could be done at home.

Leaving the Eu: Fishing: Disability Assessment Services (13 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: I declare an interest: my wife is disabled. I am interested in the assessment that takes place when somebody moves from the disability living allowance to PIP. From my constituency surgeries, I have noticed that that the mobility element for DLA is somewhat lower than for PIP. Does the hon. Lady think that that pattern is more widespread throughout the UK? Is there something here that is not...

Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Election Candidates: Disabilities (13 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: Perhaps I should declare an interest, in that my wife is disabled and I have been glad of her support in my elections in the past. At the recent snap election, we faced an issue with access to voting stations; sometimes a school would be declared unsuitable because repairs were being carried out and another place had to be found for a voting station. Sometimes disabled access was an issue....

Modern Farming and the Environment — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (12 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: The hon. Gentleman is one of the best qualified of our colleagues in this place to talk about this subject, given his expertise. Farming and crofting are crucial to the viability of my constituency of Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross. My concern is that the next generation of crofters and farmers are not necessarily coming forward, as they are being discouraged from going into the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Shipping (7 Mar 2019)

Jamie Stone: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2019 to Question 221002 on Navy: Shipping, what the maximum (a) lifespan is of newly constructed warships and (b) number of years commercial vessels can have been in service to be considered for military refurbishment.


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