Results 141–160 of 1516 for speaker:Owen Thompson

Veterans UK — [Esther McVey in the Chair] (21 Jun 2023)

Owen Thompson: It is a pleasure to take part in this debate, Ms McVey, and I commend the hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough (Gill Furniss) for securing it. I echo her and other colleagues’ tributes and thanks to those who serve in our armed forces, and it is fitting that we are having this debate in Armed Forces Week. I declare an interest as vice chair of the all-party parliamentary...

Written Answers — Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Artificial Intelligence (20 Jun 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether her Department (a) is taking steps to (i) monitor and (ii) regulate and (b) has made a recent assessment of the implications for her policies of the development of artificial consciousness technology.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Surveys (19 Jun 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to publish regional breakdowns of the armed forces continuous attitudes survey results 2023.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Surveys (19 Jun 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department holds the data in the UK Regular Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey at a (a) national and (b) regional level.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Age (19 Jun 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of lowering the state pension age for construction workers.

Cost of Living Committee (14 Jun 2023)

Owen Thompson: We can all agree that the cost of living crisis is connected to other social and economic disasters, but public services have been undermined by more than a decade of austerity, with devolved Governments, social security benefits and the National Health Service bearing the brunt. The UK’s dependence on fossil fuels, under-investment in renewables, reduced gas storage and failure to regulate...

Cancer Medicines: Appraisals — [Carolyn Harris in the Chair] (13 Jun 2023)

Owen Thompson: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mrs Harris. I commend the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) on securing this important debate. I will do my best to follow the two previous contributions from the hon. Members for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh) and for Chatham and Aylesford (Tracey Crouch) about their personal experience. I cannot contribute to the debate in that way,...

Points of Order (22 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Earlier this afternoon at Home Office questions, the Immigration Minister, who I have notified of this point of order, appeared to suggest that it was my responsibility that no asylum seekers, through the dispersal scheme, had been housed in Midlothian. Midlothian is a warm and welcoming community and we look forward to welcoming anyone from anywhere...

Points of Order (22 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: indicated assent.

Home Department: Illegal Immigration Bill: Devolved Administrations (22 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: Whether she has had recent discussions with the devolved Administrations on the Illegal Immigration Bill.

Home Department: Illegal Immigration Bill: Devolved Administrations (22 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: Not only is the Bill being driven through Parliament at breakneck speech, but the Scottish Government have been given no opportunity yet to consider the proposals properly before their introduction. Does the Minister therefore agree that any regulations through the Bill that would amend, repeal or revoke any Scottish legislation or any devolved matter cannot possibly come into force without...

Cost of Living (16 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: It is always interesting to follow the hon. Member for Moray (Douglas Ross). Some of his contribution nearly touched on the subject of today’s debate. I will try to stick to the topic at hand. The cracks in this disunited kingdom are clear and there for all to see. The catastrophe of Brexit, Tory cuts, the UK Government’s pandering to the rich few and, unfortunately, Labour’s...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (15 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the process is for determining which contracter carries out (a) renovation and (b) replacement works on military accomodation; and what the criteria is for those contractors to meet.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (15 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department takes to ensure contractors which conduct works on military accommodation are held to account for the quality of their work.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (15 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the process is for addressing complaints made by armed forces personnel about the condition of their accommodation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (15 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the anual budget is for (a) maintaining and (b) upgrading military accommodation; and what that budget was in each of the last 10 years.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (10 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to improve the condition of military accommodation; and what progress his Department has made on that work to date.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (10 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department last conducted an assessment of the accommodation of (a) military and (b) civilian defence personnel.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (10 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the armed forces prioritise which military housing units are scheduled for (a) renovation and (b) replacement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (10 May 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department takes to collect feedback from armed forces personnel on the condition of their accomodation; and how that information is used to inform armed forces accomodation improvement decisions.


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