Results 61–80 of 80 for kirsten fair

Commercial Financial Dispute Resolution Platform (15 Dec 2016)

Simon Kirby: ...basis and that HMG did not know about GRG’s activities. As a shareholder, HMG is not informed of internal business decisions. That is an important point. The hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) asked about Connaught. I recognise the difficult position of many Connaught investors and I hope that the FCA considers any lessons to be learnt from that case. I understand that...

Exiting the Eu: Businesses in Wales (14 Dec 2016)

Guto Bebb: ..., the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly are heard. I have sat on those committees, and I say to the spokesman for the Scottish National party, the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald), that the contributions made in those committees by members of the Scottish national Government in Edinburgh have been incredibly constructive and positive. Of course there are...

Backbench Business: Transgender Equality (1 Dec 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...different and our legislation must reflect that. Those principles are set out in Scotland’s national plan for human rights, which actively defends the right of everyone in society to be treated fairly, and with dignity and respect.

Bank Branch Closures (30 Jun 2016)

John Martin McDonnell: ...emphasised the impact that the withdrawal of local bank services can have on the local economy. In his usual eloquent way, my hon. Friend the Member for Ynys Môn (Albert Owen) demonstrated the unfairness of the situation. The national banks have received significant sums of taxpayers’ money to support them, but by carrying out such closures, they are not acting responsibly. The hon....

Armed Forces Bill: Review of sentence following offer of assistance (11 May 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...(8) allows a person whose sentence is reviewed to appeal against a court martial decision. The director of service prosecutions may also appeal against the decision. It is appropriate that fairness, transparency and good practice are central to service discipline proposals. Clause 10 appears to be a positive move in that regard. In addition, we support Lords amendment 2, which relates to...

BBC: Diversity (14 Apr 2016)

Chi Onwurah: This has been an excellent and diverse debate. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for granting it, and the hon. Members for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) and for Maidstone and The Weald (Mrs Grant) for requesting it. I particularly want to thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) for securing the debate and for being the outspoken champion of diversity and...

Backbench Business: National Defence Medal (12 Apr 2016)

Rob Wilson: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship today, Mr Stringer. I congratulate the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) on securing this debate. I am aware of the early-day motion on this issue that she has previously tabled, I know, both from that and her comments today, how strongly she feels about it. Her Majesty’s armed forces are the best in the world. Our service...

Business of the House (25 Feb 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: It was welcome when the Government agreed to change the rules to allow for fair compensation for military veterans suffering from mesothelioma. However, if they are serious about the armed forces covenant, can we now have a statement on why they have still not closed the loophole whereby a small number of veterans diagnosed before December are not covered and are being caused further distress...

Financial Conduct Authority (1 Feb 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: ...people who want to work hard, do the right thing and get on in life. It is therefore vital that financial services display and uphold the highest standards of behaviour and treat their customers fairly. The House will no doubt be aware that most small business lending is not regulated. Obviously, when an independent regulator is involved, we need to ensure that the right people are doing...

Armed Forces Bill: Clause 20 — Extent in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and British overseas territories (11 Jan 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...matters and to close the gap. However, I must mention again the excellent campaign work undertaken by the Royal British Legion and echo its call for the Government to go further and agree to deal fairly with the small group of about 60 veterans currently in receipt of a war disablement pension by allowing them to access the new lump sum compensation. Veterans and our service personnel...

Armed Forces Bill: New Clause 2 — Payments to veterans suffering from mesothelioma (11 Jan 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...of awareness would be useful mechanisms in allowing us to deal better with our veterans as we should, so we fully support them. I call on the Government to look just a little further and to deal fairly with the group of about 60 veterans who are currently in receipt of a war disablement pension by allowing them to access this contribution. That would simply be the right thing for the...

[Mr David Hanson in the Chair] — backbench business — Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report (7 Jan 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...see continual improvements in the way they are dealt with, as they should under the armed forces covenant. It is possible to make positive changes, as those of us who have been campaigning for fair treatment for veterans with mesothelioma perceive from the Minister’s recent comments. However, it is an indictment of the antiquated procedures of this place that the armed forces covenant...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Fiscal Framework (6 Jan 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...the Secretary of State agree with the First Minister, Professor Muscatelli and the STUC that more powers for Scotland cannot come at any price, but that the fiscal framework settlement must deliver fairness for Scotland? Will the Secretary of State commit to a date before the Scottish elections by which an agreement must be reached?

Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons): New Clause 8 — Review of compensation available to veterans suffering from mesothelioma (16 Dec 2015)

Jim Shannon: ...(Mr Anderson), who usually sits behind me but is not in his place, has tabled an early-day motion to highlight the issue. The Royal British Legion, as the hon. Members for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) and for North Durham (Mr Jones) have said, has been part of the campaign and has lobbied hard. We are all aware of some constituents who have this problem, but if I can be forgiven for...

Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons): New Clause 5 — Requirement to publish statistics on sexual assault and rape (16 Dec 2015)

Kirsten Oswald: ...authorities and with the benefit of the best legal advice. Commanding officers in our armed forces are men and women of skill, professionalism, grit and integrity, but it may simply not be fair to expect them to possess the same level of specialist investigatory skills as those with a professional background in such skills. We would not expect that of any other group. If the victims and...

Mesothelioma Compensation (Military Veterans) (19 Nov 2015)

Mark Lancaster: ...which is broadly comparable to that awarded under the Act. During the last Central Advisory Committee on Pensions and Compensation meeting in June, to which the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) referred, ex-service organisations were updated on our consideration of this issue. Let me outline what steps we have taken so far. Ministry of Defence Ministers commissioned...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Reserve Forces (17 Nov 2015)

Kevan Jones: ...that his constituency makes to recruitment to the reserve forces. I was sad to see the Scottish National party then revert to its usual victim mentality; it argued that Scotland was not getting a fair share of its resources. As for the idea that the Royal Navy is not present in Scotland, I was the Minister who oversaw the relocation of the submarine force to Scotland, and I think that it...

Child Poverty — [Mr Gerald Howarth in the Chair] (15 Sep 2015)

Drew Hendry: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) on securing such a vital debate. My constituency is perhaps not the first to come to mind when thinking of areas where poverty strikes, but our enduring challenge is the low-wage economy. Unemployment is low in comparison with many other areas, but low wages are the biggest threat to children growing up there....

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Trade Unions (10 Jun 2015)

Kirsten Oswald: Does the Minister agree that strong trade unions are vital if we are to ensure that people receive fair pay for the work they do? What steps is he taking to work with Scotland’s trade unions to promote the living wage in Scotland?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Scotland Bill (8 Jun 2015)

Wayne David: ...Robbie Williams by my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Ruth Smeeth). We heard from my hon. Friend the Member for Workington (Sue Hayman), the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald), and the hon. Member for Dunfermline and West Fife (Douglas Chapman), who recommended that hon. Members bring their wallets when they come to his constituency. I am certain they...

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