Results 4361–4371 of 4371 for speaker:Alan Brown

Bills Presented — Bat Habitats Regulation Bill: Clause 31 — Crown Estate ( 6 Jul 2015)

Alan Brown: There is agreement across the Opposition Benches on making employment tribunals fairer and eliminating the fees, but is the hon. Gentleman’s strategy not completely wrong? He wants fairness in Scotland that cannot be introduced in England. That is at odds with his arguments about having solidarity on both sides of the border. He is picking and choosing what he will support and what he will...

Business of the House: English Votes on English Laws ( 2 Jul 2015)

Alan Brown: I think this is a case of last and least, given the fine contributions from my hon. Friends. We on the Opposition Benches know that over the years the House has been resistant to change. I find it incredible that a form of electronic voting is to be brought in simply to downgrade the Scottish MPs, although it had been resisted before. As I am the last to speak, I will try to help the Leader...

Business of the House ( 2 Jul 2015)

Alan Brown: On Tuesday, when using English and Welsh MPs to vote down proposed amendments to the Scotland Bill, the Scottish Secretary indicated that there will be a further review of the proposals. When will he make a statement indicating which amendments will be reviewed, the timescales for doing so, and how consensus and common sense can be achieved on this?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Disability: Discrimination ( 2 Jul 2015)

Alan Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the awarding of costs against claimants on the ability and willingness of people to bring claims for disability discrimination; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Strategic Support (Industries and Sectors) (30 Jun 2015)

Alan Brown: I have previously suggested a strategic support mechanism for the open-cast coal industry—a carbon tax exemption for specific sites. An independent economic analysis suggests that an exemption with a value of £195 would produce a net income to the Treasury of £57 million and would also allow the sites to be restored. Will the Secretary of State consider that urgently and work with the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Billing (23 Jun 2015)

Alan Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of invoices from suppliers to his Department were paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) March and (b) April 2015.

Education and Adoption Bill (22 Jun 2015)

Alan Brown: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to make my maiden speech in this debate. As usual, the previous maiden speeches have been of the highest quality and are a hard act to follow, although I feel obliged to point out that Scotland is a nation, not a region. As someone who has lived in my constituency for my entire life, it is a real honour to represent Kilmarnock and Loudoun, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Onshore Wind Subsidies (22 Jun 2015)

Alan Brown: Is the Minister aware that another of the “best of both worlds” offers to the Scottish electorate was the onshore subsidies? Given the effect of the proposals on investment in Scotland, that is a challenge, as pulling investment was not part of her party’s manifesto. Does the Minister agree with me that this announcement is the equivalent of another broken promise to the Scottish electorate?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (22 Jun 2015)

Alan Brown: What assessment he has made of the implications for his Department of the High Court ruling in June 2015 on delays in personal independence payments.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (22 Jun 2015)

Alan Brown: Currently, delays to people receiving PIP causes problems, but the impact of delays on other benefits such as the carer’s allowance and blue badges is hugely significant. Although the Government have made progress, will the Minister advise us what the backlog is in terms of numbers, and how many people wait more than seven weeks?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Business Groups (10 Jun 2015)

Alan Brown: Has the Minister met the open-cast coal industry recently, and if so will she urge the Chancellor to introduce a site-specific coal carbon tax exemption in the July Budget? This move would create 1,000 jobs, provide a net income for the Exchequer and restore open-cast sites in east Ayrshire.

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