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Access to Migraine Treatment — [David Mundell in the Chair] (20 Mar 2024)

Owen Thompson: I commend the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Dehenna Davison) on not just bringing this debate, but all the work she has done on raising awareness and campaigning for those who suffer with migraine. Like many, I spent a long time not realising that I was getting migraines. I am very lucky—I do not get migraine very often, and I know I am very fortunate in that, but when I do, I am...

Business of the House (14 Mar 2024)

Owen Thompson: This week, we mark the start of the 40th anniversary of the miners’ strikes of 1984-85. Tomorrow, I will attempt to bring my Miners’ Strike (Pardons) Bill forward in this place and invite the Leader of the House to join me in supporting it. Beyond that, can we make arrangements for a debate in Government time on the potential merits of a public inquiry into the political interference that...

National Insurance Contributions (Reduction in Rates) (No. 2) Bill: New Clause 1 - Review of the effects of reducing employee and self-employed NIC contributions to zero (13 Mar 2024)

Owen Thompson: I am very interested in this and am listening carefully to what the hon. Gentleman is saying, but I am struggling to understand whether he is for or against the proposed cut in NI. It would be helpful if he would be clear on that. It sounds as though he is saying that the Opposition do not support it, but if that is the case, why would they not have come through the Lobby with us in opposing it?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Business Services (12 Mar 2024)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason does Defence Business Services not publish its annual plan.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans UK: Legal Profession (12 Mar 2024)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) lawyers and (b) paralegals are employed by Veterans UK as of 4 March 2024.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Business Services: Serco (12 Mar 2024)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish any (a) performance reports, (b) business plans, (c) annual reviews and (d) other documents relating to the (i) performance of and (ii) relationship between Defence Business Services and Serco in the years between 2011 and 2016.

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill [Lords]: Clause 15 - Internet connection records ( 7 Mar 2024)

Owen Thompson: I think that is the point. I do not think anyone is arguing against the fact that there will sometimes be exceptional circumstances that require haste. Everybody accepts that, but the issue with condition D is that it is explicit in removing the targeted nature of the other conditions. It is where they do not know the time or person and do not have the data available that they are using...

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill [Lords]: Clause 2 - Low or no reasonable expectation of privacy ( 7 Mar 2024)

Owen Thompson: I will be brief. I back up the comments of the right hon. Member for North Durham: much more needs to be done to define clearly what we mean by “low or no”. In many ways, separating the two out would make everything clearer. Everybody can tell what “no expectation of privacy” means. It is when we get to low expectation of privacy that we have debates: “Is it this or is it that?”...

Business of the House (22 Feb 2024)

Owen Thompson: Yesterday was incredibly disappointing, from our point of view. It was meant to be an Opposition day, and it was one of only three times in a calendar year when our party gets an opportunity to put forward its business to the House. I do not think that what we came forward with was a surprise to anyone. We were allocated an Opposition day four or five weeks ago, but totally understandably, it...

Ceasefire in Gaza (21 Feb 2024)

Owen Thompson: Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker, I have to say I am slightly confused. I do not want to break any confidences, but I was assured that I would have a vote on the SNP motion today. As I understand the advice from the Clerks, if the Labour amendment were to be put first and passed, that would amend the text of our motion. Given that that amendment would remove all of the...


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