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Business of the House (23 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: I join others in wishing you, Madam Deputy Speaker, all the very best for whatever comes next. As an election has been called and there is little time for Members who are standing down to be able to make arrangements to be here tomorrow, can I ask the Leader of the House to join me in thanking and welcoming the contributions made by my hon. Friends the Members for Paisley and Renfrewshire...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Question (23 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent progress her Department has made on its review of the Gambling Act 2005.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (23 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what is the longest wait for a case to be heard at tribunal once referred.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (22 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department publishes statistics on response times for cases that have been sent to tribunals.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Tribunals (22 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average response time is for cases that have been sent to tribunal.

Defence: Trident: Renewal Cost (20 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: What recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of Trident renewal.

Defence: Trident: Renewal Cost (20 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: That was an interesting answer from the Secretary of State. The Government and the loyal Opposition have both pledged to commit to Trident renewal, investing obscene amounts of money that would be better used to improve our NHS, to help households with the cost of living and to support personnel or, indeed, veterans. According to the House of Commons Library briefing, Trident renewal is...

Women’s State Pension Age: Ombudsman Report (16 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: I commend my hon. Friend for securing today’s debate. On behalf of the Midlothian WASPI women, I thank her for all her work, and all Members who have contributed to making this debate happen. Does she agree that the fact that these injustices happen over and over again shows how out of touch the Government in this place have become?

Business of the House (16 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: Earlier this week, the Secretary of State for Scotland seemed to outline an intention to disregard democracy and run roughshod over devolution. The dangerous extremists on the SNP Benches believe that democracy is not a one-time event so, as we mark 25 years of the Scottish Parliament, could we have a debate in Government time to consider how this place can better respect devolution as...

Transport: D1 Licence Training (16 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: Whether his Department provides grants for the provision of training for D1 licences.

Transport: D1 Licence Training (16 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: I thank the Minister for that answer. In Scotland, as across the rest of the UK, there has been a shortage of minibus drivers, with Brexit and the legacy of covid fuelling a crippling shortage of bus drivers. Passenger-carrying vehicle drivers can pursue careers in various fields, including public transport, tour and travel companies, school transportation and private charter services. What...

Miners and Mining Communities ( 9 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: I commend the hon. Members for Easington (Grahame Morris) and for Leigh (James Grundy) on securing this excellent debate, in which we have heard some common themes. I also thank the chair of the all-party parliamentary group on coalfield communities, the hon. Member for Pontypridd (Alex Davies-Jones), for driving forward its excellent work. I am struck by the sense of pride expressed by...

Miners and Mining Communities ( 9 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: I truly hope that we do, because only when we get the answers to these questions—the honest answers from Government—can our communities and those directly involved truly move forward. I accept that we are not talking about decisions made by this Government, but it would be for them to take the opportunity to start that inquiry so that we can get those answers.

Miners and Mining Communities ( 9 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: As we heard from others earlier in the debate, it is important that all sides are reflected and that the reality of the situation is reflected. I am perhaps proud to say that I am too young to remember watching much of the coverage live at the time, although I have watched the more recent documentaries, so I cannot speak directly about my experiences of what was broadcast at the time. That...

Cyber-security — [Hannah Bardell in the Chair] ( 7 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: It is a great pleasure to serve with you in the Chair, Ms Bardell. I commend the hon. Member for Preston (Sir Mark Hendrick) for securing this debate on such an important issue. The past few years have challenged us like no other time in recent history, but they have also served to highlight how critical digital technologies are to all our lives and to the functioning of society and the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research ( 7 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to ensure myalgic encephalomyelitis receives a proportionate share of National Institute for Health and Care Research funding.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research ( 7 May 2024)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will instruct the National Institute for Health and Care Research to increase the level of funding available for myalgic encephalomyelitis research.


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