Results 21–40 of 962 for speaker:Ronnie Cowan

Financial Risk Checks for Gambling — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I thank the hon. Member for Neath (Christina Rees) for leading this debate. Let me say briefly to the right hon. Member for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale (David Mundell) that if horseracing were even partially responsible for fomenting an uprising against the UK Government, I would be leading the charge—but it is not. It is a terrific sport, which people gamble on and enjoy....

Financial Risk Checks for Gambling — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: Not right now. It is hugely important. If we look at the sort of money that the gambling industry feeds into the industry—

Financial Risk Checks for Gambling — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I absolutely take on board what the hon. Gentleman says. I apologise if I worded that wrongly; I was talking about the sessions that we had at the APPG for gambling-related harm. I appreciate that, as was pointed out earlier, many people have been touched by the curse of gambling addiction. The point is that it is understandable that so many people have raced to sign e-petition 649894, which...

Financial Risk Checks for Gambling — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I was bringing attention to the message that has clearly been given out by the UK Government. The Government are keen to ensure that the measures such as the proposed changes do not adversely affect racing or interrupt the customer journey. They also cannot push away high net worth individuals such as the owners and trainers who invest in the sport. I would suggest that it is not for me to...

Financial Risk Checks for Gambling — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: The hon. Gentleman is talking about industry funding, but what about the boat race, Wimbledon or—I have to mention it—the Calcutta Cup? None of them is funded by the gambling industry, yet they survive.

Financial Risk Checks for Gambling — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I was not saying that it should be stopped; I was saying that there has to be equitable funding for all other sports. It cannot focus just on horseracing as the only one to benefit. There are other sports enjoyed throughout the United Kingdom.

Financial Risk Checks for Gambling — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Antisemitism in the UK (19 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I thank the Minister for advance sight of his statement. The sharp rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia in the UK is extremely concerning, and the SNP extends our heartfelt sympathies to victims of antisemitism and all forms of hate crime. In today’s statement, I see references to “funding to bolster security”, “caught and punished”, “the full force of the law”, and “a...

Post Office Management Culture ( 8 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for calling me to speak so early in this debate. We are today debating the Post Office’s management culture, but I very briefly want to touch on the responsibility that Fujitsu has, because as I understand it, it, too, is culpable and should be part of any agreed outcome. Fujitsu has a role to play in bringing this sorry tale to a speedy end. Every computer...

Post Office Management Culture ( 8 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: That is an ongoing example of how, historically, the Government of the day thought that they could weather this storm and get away with it. The UK Government have to be part of the solution. Continuing to be part of the problem is unacceptable. They must act swiftly to ensure that all innocent victims have their convictions quashed, and that the correct, acceptable compensation is paid....

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Video Games ( 7 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the relationship between (a) the use of in-game loot boxes and (b) the likelihood of future gambling related harms amongst young people.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Video Games ( 7 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what evidential basis the decision not to define loot boxes as gambling as part of the Gambling White Paper was made.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Video Games ( 7 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to take steps to help prevent prevent a potential normalisation of gambling among young people via loot boxes in Apps and video games.

Support for Civilians Fleeing Gaza ( 6 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: The Minister talks about a sustainable ceasefire, but at what point will this Government actually call for a ceasefire?

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Temporary Accommodation (16 Jan 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that local authorities are not adversely affected by the increase in the number of dispersal beds procured for asylum seekers; and whether his Department (a) is providing and (b) plans to provide additional financial support to local authorities to assist with associated costs.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Temporary Accommodation (15 Jan 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with Scottish local authorities on the number of dispersed bed spaces for asylum seekers.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis and Synthetic Cannabinoids: Decriminalisation (28 Nov 2023)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her contribution to the debate on Drugs Policy on 23 October 2018, Official Report, column 87WH, whether she plans to continue to recuse herself from issues relating to cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Advertising (27 Nov 2023)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the impact of the whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling advertising in football on the number of gambling messages displayed throughout televised football matches.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Advertising (27 Nov 2023)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of implementing a ban on gambling advertising on all parts of football kits.

Defence: Topical Questions (20 Nov 2023)

Ronnie Cowan: Ian Bernard is a constituent of mine who served in the Royal Air Force and witnessed the nuclear tests on Christmas Island. Ian is still to receive his nuclear veteran’s medal, and he has asked me to ask the Minister whether that omission could be rectified.


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