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Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Michael Gove: ...up for Scottish farmers. I have seen my hon. Friend the Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) standing up for Scottish farmers. I have visited farms with my hon. Friend the Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair). We can tell by the representation of Scottish Conservative Members here today, and by the dearth of SNP Members, who stands up for rural Scotland. The hon. Gentleman makes a signal and...

Treasury Spending: Grants to Devolved Institutions (3 Jul 2018)

Patrick Grady: ...by Conservative Members to take that opportunity this evening, I am sure that they will look forward to that happening at 7 o’clock and in the time that follows. In summing up, it would be only fair to address the points that have been raised by Conservative Members. The hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) was interested in health and in the Barnett consequentials that will allegedly...

UK Automotive Industry: Job Losses — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (22 May 2018)

Kirstene Hair: ...Member for Warwick and Leamington (Matt Western) for securing this worthy debate on an issue that I know is important to his constituents. I declare an interest as chair of the all-party group for fair fuel for UK motorists and UK hauliers. The British automotive industry has been the cornerstone of our economy and engineering sector for decades, yet it has known hardship in previous...

Electric Vehicles and Bicycles (9 May 2018)

Alan Brown: I would fully support that. I do not think I will be able to respond to all the points that hon. Members have made. It is fair to say that I agreed with most points. The enthusiasm for electric vehicles and electric bikes shone through. The hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) mentioned the Scottish Government’s money running out quickly. I point out that Scottish Tories actually...

Surgical Mesh (19 Apr 2018)

Paul Masterton: ...been very difficult to achieve. In February, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care outlined a number of important measures to review mesh and investigate what had gone wrong. It is fair to say that a lot of the campaign groups found the overall package slightly underwhelming, but it is vital that their input into the process is given the utmost attention. Of course, this week...

Fly-tipping — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)

John McNally: ...-tipping diverts funds from more worthy projects. That illustrates the general point about fly-tipping across the country. I strongly agree with him about impounding vehicles, which could be done fairly simply. He made the good point that we need to be seen to be on the side of the innocent, and everyone here should agree with that measure. Many Members made interesting points while...

Grenfell Update: The Economy (22 Mar 2018)

Anneliese Dodds: ...Chancellor to the Conservative party conference, maintained that we are “all in this together.” As he put it: “The public must know that the burden”— of deficit reduction— “is being fairly shared.” But opinion polls show that the public know that the opposite has occurred over the past eight years. The Conservatives have failed to deal with the long-term problems of our...

International Court of Justice: Seasonal Migrant Workers (1 Mar 2018)

Afzal Khan: I can assure you, Madam Deputy Speaker, that I will keep my remarks brief, following your wise words. I congratulate the hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) on opening the debate, and all other Members who have contributed to it. There is clearly a consensus that the Government need to take urgent action. Labour would take decisive action to reinstate the seasonal agricultural workers...

Selection Committee: Plumbers’ Pension Scheme (11 Jan 2018)

Guy Opperman: I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) on securing this debate on this very important subject. I assure her that I have been listening carefully to her contribution and to those of other hon. Members. I would like to try to provide some reassurance, explain some action that is being taken and answer the individual solutions that she has so sensibly set out. Since my...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords] (30 Oct 2017)

Gerald Jones: ...Milling), for Glasgow North West (Carol Monaghan), for Rochester and Strood (Kelly Tolhurst), for Torbay (Kevin Foster), for Witney (Robert Courts), for Braintree (James Cleverly) and for Angus (Kirstene Hair)—I hope I have not left anybody out—many of whom gave examples of interactions with armed forces personnel, sacrifices of family life and the impact on the work-life balance. As...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Kirstene Hair: It is incredibly important to highlight the common ground when discussing how we ensure that as many people as possible are able to get into work. Let me be clear: there is absolutely nothing fair about keeping people dependent on welfare. I will start with two quotations: “Universal Credit remains the right thing to do… and the prospect of an integrated benefit system that responds to...

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Joanna Cherry: ...important that we consider the scheduling—or rather, the lack of scheduling—of parliamentary business before the recess. We have heard two excellent maiden speeches. The hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) made an accomplished speech and I thank her for the gracious comments she made about our friend and colleague, Mike Weir, our previous Chief Whip. I respect her Unionist views and...

Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

Kirsten Oswald: ...retirement. Imagine how they must have felt when not only did their hard-earned money vanish, but the Government failed to protect them and then, to compound the problems further, failed to offer fair compensation. Of course I recognise that there has been some compensation, but those affected understandably feel that that is not good enough and that it is not right for them to lose out...

DVLA and Private Car Parking Companies — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (21 Mar 2017)

Graham Jones: ...practices, but a considerable number operate in a way that is not conducive to holiday resorts, as several hon. Members have said, or to town centres, as the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) mentioned, and that is certainly not in the best interests of motorists or the community in general. Without any substantial legislation or regulation, those companies have been...

Workplace Dress Codes (High Heels) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (6 Mar 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: ...for a female employee that a male colleague would not be expected to endure is likely to be discriminatory. In the case of a requirement for high heels, as the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) pointed out, a blanket rule for women might also be indirectly discriminatory on grounds of disability—for example, if a female employee has difficulty in walking because of a...

International Women’S Day (2 Mar 2017)

Kirsten Oswald: ...vision for an equal Scotland, and seeing that commitment in action in those who influence us, makes a huge difference. It is important for all our children to see these principles of equality and fairness in action in public life, as well as in their own daily lives. We all know someone whose commitment to women’s issues and to equality has inspired us. We in this place must amplify...

Armed Forces: Historical Cases (23 Feb 2017)

Gavin Robinson: It is a privilege to follow the hon. Members for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) and for Stirling (Steven Paterson). As we get close to the conclusion of the debate, they have helpfully widened its scope to include the entirety of the content of our motion. Although in my party we have a particular and strong view, given our history and experience in Northern Ireland, there is a wider...

Serious Fraud Office — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (7 Feb 2017)

Robert Buckland: ..., my right hon. Friend the Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Mark Field) also has long expertise in and knowledge of combating financial crime. The hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) raised a specific case. I am grateful to her for raising such a serious matter. She is right to say that from the layperson’s point of view, it can be—to borrow a phrase from...

Scottish Parliament: Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill (2 Feb 2017)

Keith Brown: ...entirely appropriate for Bill Bowman to have made that speech, given that he has replaced our late colleague, Alex Johnstone. I had a number of conversations with Alex Johnstone on the issue. It is fair to say that he was quite understanding of some of the UK Government’s concerns, but he thought that it was extremely important that the issue be raised in the Scottish Parliament. He was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (12 Jan 2017)

Kirsten Oswald: ...to accredited trade associations would help to stop that type of behaviour. Does the Secretary of State agree that having all companies sign up would ensure that their business models were based on fair treatment of the motorist?


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