Results 1–20 of 962 for speaker:Ronnie Cowan

Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: South East Cornwall (13 May 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: On specific days, jobcentres have been closed due to ongoing industrial action. Can the Minister assure me that anybody who misses an appointment due to that action will not be sanctioned?

Written Answers — Treasury: Gambling: Taxation ( 8 May 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the consultation on proposals to bring remote gambling into a single tax announced in the Autumn Budget 2023.

Football Index Collapse: Lessons Learned — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (24 Apr 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: Is the Minister saying that the Gambling Commission alone will decide whether KiX is given a licence to bring its products to the marketplace? I have a meeting with the Gambling Commission at 4.30 this afternoon and I would like to ask it that question, too.

Football Index Collapse: Lessons Learned — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (24 Apr 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I have one of those numbers going around in my head. It is said that £90 million was lost. Well, it was not lost. It is there somewhere. Someone has that money in a bank account somewhere; it did not just disappear into the ether. We are trying to find redress for people who have lost tens of thousands of pounds. If we identify that money, surely there is a way. Even if it is in a bank...

Football Index Collapse: Lessons Learned — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (24 Apr 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: The issue is that when it comes to gambling products, we understand that there are rules and regulations in place. They are not to my liking, but they are there. This scheme and the successor schemes are designed to work in the grey areas—the dark shadows—of gambling. The Financial Conduct Authority did not even know whether it was responsible for them. Hopefully, down the line somebody...

Humanitarian Situation in Gaza (17 Apr 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: F-35s are reducing Gaza to dust. During Pinochet’s brutal rule in Chile, the workers of Rolls-Royce in East Kilbride refused to manufacture parts for the Chilean air force and were hailed as heroes. Why would the UK Government not follow that humanitarian example and stop exporting the parts for F-35s?

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Advertising: Codes of Practice ( 3 Apr 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of new advertising codes to address emerging challenges presented by (a) social media and (b) online marketing activities.

Written Answers — Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Breast Cancer: Research ( 2 Apr 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if her Department will meet with the Lobular Moon Shot Project to discuss lobular breast cancer research.

Israel and Gaza (26 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: In today’s statement the Minister said that we need to offer a political horizon to the Palestinians, and he is asking that while those whose families, friends and neighbours have not already been killed are being bombed out of the shelters they made after being bombed out of their houses and homes. Surely only an immediate permanent ceasefire will afford the people of Palestine the...

Women’s State Pension Age (25 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: The WASPI campaign has been conducted with great dignity. They have lobbied and informed all of us. Will the outgoing Government and the incoming Government show these women the respect they are due and commit to paying compensation? I am not even asking for a timetable—just a commitment to paying compensation. Before the Minister says, “I only got the report last Thursday,” I point out...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Marketing (20 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that gambling operators comply with codes of practice relating to content marketing.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Marketing (20 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential implications for her policies on gambling advertisements of the findings on the relative appeal of gambling content marketing to children and those over the age of 25 in the report by the University of Bristol entitled What are the odds? The appeal of gambling adverts to children and...

Duty Solicitor Scheme: Sport: Gambling Advertising — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (13 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I thank everybody who has taken the time and effort to be here today and spoken so well, and I thank the Minister for being here. I understand the hard work that staff are putting into resolving the gambling issues that we have. We all have constituents that are damaged and families that have been torn apart. I am sure that in some cases individuals have committed suicide because of their...

Duty Solicitor Scheme: Sport: Gambling Advertising — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (13 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: The Minister has just acknowledged the need to build education support. Will he acknowledge the fact of the potential damage that has been done by this product in the first place? The gambling industry cannot have it both ways; these companies are causing the damage and at the same time painting themselves as the good guys because they are helping to support people out of addiction. They...

Duty Solicitor Scheme: Sport: Gambling Advertising — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (13 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I beg to move, That this House has considered gambling advertising in sport. A couple of weeks ago in this Chamber, we debated affordability checks in gambling, and the Government Benches were rammed with those who seemed to have racecourses in their constituencies. They did not understand that affordability checks did not apply on course. I am not sure where they are today—did someone say...

Income Tax (Charge) (12 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I start with a confession, Madam Deputy Speaker: this speech may be familiar to anyone who heard my Budget speech last year, because it is pretty much the same one. The reason is that despite a year passing, the UK Government are no further forward—another Budget, another Red Book. I note that this year, under the heading “Agriculture” in paragraph 4.24 of the Red Book, the Government...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Advertising (12 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to regulate gambling advertising.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Advertising ( 6 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has taken steps to help ensure that marketing advertisements with gambling content are not seen by children.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Advertising (27 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the adequacy of (a) voluntary and (b) self-regulatory efforts to limit the number of gambling advertisements.


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