Results 1441–1460 of 1516 for speaker:Owen Thompson

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (Payment Arrangements) ( 7 Dec 2015)

Owen Thompson: Research carried out earlier this year by the Trade Union Congress and Women’s Aid, “Unequal, Trapped and Controlled”, found that universal credit had far-reaching implications for women experiencing financial abuse and, in particular, that the single household payment could leave women and their children in financial hardship. Current arrangements could make it difficult for victims to...

Consumer Protection (Standards of Fire Resistance of Children’s Fancy Dress and Play Costumes Etc): New Clause 16 — Compensation for an illegal working closure notice where order is cancelled/ no compliance order is made ( 1 Dec 2015)

Owen Thompson: Does my hon. Friend agree that the right to rent is a good example of the problem that she is highlighting, in that landlords might be scared to rent to someone who might not seem to be British?

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Big Lottery Fund (30 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to reduce the Big Lottery Fund budget.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Big Lottery Fund (30 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to reduce the share of lottery ticket income allocated to the Big Lottery Fund budget.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Local Government: Edinburgh (30 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Spending Review 2015, what steps he plans to take on the proposed Edinburgh City Region Deal.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Big Lottery Fund: Scotland (25 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of national lottery sales income has been allocated to the Big Lottery Fund budget for Scotland in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Big Lottery Fund: Scotland (25 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many community projects have benefited from monies allocated by Scotland's Big Lottery Fund in the last five years.

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: HMRC Office Closures (24 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: claimed to move the closure ( Standing Order No. 36).

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Trident (23 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the cost effectiveness of the Trident programme over the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Big Lottery Fund: Scotland (23 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to reduce the Big Lottery Fund budget for Scotland.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Big Lottery Fund: Scotland (23 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the voluntary sector in Scotland on the level of funding for Scotland's Big Lottery Fund.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Big Lottery Fund: Scotland (23 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the level of funding for the Big Lottery Fund.

Written Answers — Home Office: Interception Warrants (17 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what circumstances a judge could refuse to approve an interception warrant under clause 19(2) of the draft Investigatory Powers Bill.

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Policing ( 4 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: When my hon. Friend the Member for Dumfries and Galloway (Richard Arkless) made his speech, there were a number of calls from Labour asking why we would not be supporting the motion and why we were not turning our focus on the Government rather than on Labour, so let me start with the motion. The motion starts by expressing concern at the loss of 17,000 police officers, and that is very...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Policing ( 4 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: Any force can have issues at any time. That was a tragic incident and I know there has been consideration of exactly how that happened, but such things happen regardless of where they are. Why include these references in the motion? It talks of the Scottish Government’s oversight, but if we listened to Labour Members of the Scottish Parliament, we would often be forgiven for thinking that...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Policing ( 4 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is somewhat ironic that the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn) criticises him for cherry-picking from a survey when that is exactly what the motion on the Order Paper does? It picks one line from any number of different points in the survey. In fact, if we cherry-pick in such a way, we can make surveys say anything we want. We might even be able to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scotland Bill ( 4 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: What recent discussions he has had with Ministers of the Scottish Government on changes to the Scotland Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scotland Bill ( 4 Nov 2015)

Owen Thompson: Having twice failed to acknowledge the question from my right hon. Friend the Member for Moray (Angus Robertson), will the Secretary of State disassociate himself from the financially illiterate comments of his hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) who suggested that Scotland is subsidised? The fiscal framework will allow the Scottish Government the flexibility to pursue...

Public Bill Committee: Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords]: New Schedule 1 - “Exempted activities (29 Oct 2015)

Owen Thompson: On a point of order, Sir David. I very much associate myself and my hon. Friend the Member for Linlithgow and East Falkirk with the comments made by the shadow Minister. This has certainly been an experience for us as well, as it has been our first Bill Committee. The approach that the Committee has taken highlights the importance of the Bill and its potential to help to deliver safer...

Public Bill Committee: Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords]: Clause 57 - Review (29 Oct 2015)

Owen Thompson: I shall be relatively brief and speak largely about the principles of the provisions—particularly amendment 57. I will not pass any comment on new clause 4, which relates to education in England, given that such matters are entirely devolved to the Scottish Parliament. My one question on amendment 57 would be about how best to accommodate the devolved Administrations of the four...


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