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Eating Disorders — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (16 Oct 2018)

Jim Shannon: ...(Mr Campbell), that I spoke to Edwin Poots, the then Northern Ireland Minister for Health, and explained the case to him. We do not have the self-referrals that the hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) referred to; patients have to be referred by the Department of Health. I asked Edwin to look at the case because the young girl was very close to death. He referred her to St Thomas’...

Points of Order: Banking and Post Office Services (Rural Areas and Small Communities) (31 Oct 2018)

Luke Graham: ...that will only be exacerbated in rural branches. Therefore, if banks are closing their branches in rural areas and post offices are picking up the pieces of bank branch closures, it would be only fair that the fee be adjusted to a more competitive rate, which allows for a weighting that more fairly reflects the costs for a rural post office branch, especially as the banks are seeing...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Kirstene Hair: ...in Brechin. In rural areas such as my constituency, ensuring that motoring is kept affordable is vital, because of the poor transport links. So I was pleased, as chair of the all-party group on fair fuel for UK motorists and UK hauliers, to see the Government recognise that and freeze fuel duty for the ninth consecutive year; we have saved our motorists £1,000 since 2010. Not only have we...

Eating Disorders Awareness Week — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (27 Feb 2019)

Paul Farrelly: Thank you, Mr Bailey. I congratulate the hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) on her success in securing this debate during Eating Disorders Awareness Week. I thank Beat, the eating disorders campaign group, for its unstinting efforts on behalf of the more than 1 million sufferers across the UK. After this debate, from 11 o’clock to 3 pm, during the lobby of Parliament, I am hosting a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Fuel Duty: Hauliers (9 Apr 2019)

John Bercow: As vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on fair fuel for UK motorists and UK hauliers, the voice of Kirstene Hair must be heard.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Fuel Duty Freeze (21 May 2019)

Kirstene Hair: I declare my role as vice-chair of the all-party group for fair fuel. As the Minister outlines, it is the Conservative party that has frozen fuel for nine consecutive years. Since 2010, my constituents and people across the country have saved £1,000. As he mentions, the Opposition parties suggest that that was an ill-judged decision. Does he agree with me that it is this Government and this...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Automotive Industry (16 Jul 2019)

Kirstene Hair: I thank the Minister for that answer and declare that I am vice-chair of the all-party group for fair fuel. The automotive industry is moving apace to ensure that it can help reach the Government’s ambitious targets for electric vehicles, but of course we need to have the infrastructure in place to supplement that as well. Will the Minister outline what his Department has done to help rural...

Scottish Parliament: Family Migration (17 Sep 2019)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...but to the popularity of the UK as a destination People want to come to this country, and we all benefit from that. However, it is also the responsibility of the UK Government to administer a fair, rules-based immigration system that recognises the needs of our communities and takes account of the areas of our economy where immigration can be of most benefit. As members know, the UK...

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Kirstene Hair: ...absolutely welcome to our country and add very positively to our local communities. I welcome the fact that there will be no discrimination based on where they come from, but instead an open and fair system, as operates so well in other countries around the world. What is most important about the Queen’s Speech is that when the Prime Minister came into office, he said that his focus was...

Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill (21 Jan 2020)

Bill Wiggin: ...one as good as that, equally daunting. I commend the hon. Gentleman for saying that he will do his very best; that should apply to us all. He of course thanked voters and his predecessor, Kirstene Hair, who was a lovely and wonderful Member of this House. It is deeply important for all of us to heap praise on our predecessors, no matter how difficult it may be—it certainly was when I...

High Speed 1: Rolling Stock: Surrogacy: Government Policy (21 Jan 2020)

Andrew Percy: .... Although we want to avoid the commercial arrangements that exist elsewhere, we want a consultative focus on what payments should be considered legitimate in that surrogacy arrangement. In fairness, the Law Commissions’ consultation puts some of those things into broad categories of what may or may not be considered appropriate. We also welcome the potential relaxation around...

Innovation in Hospital Design: Lloyds, HBOS and the Cranston Review (4 Feb 2020)

Alison Thewliss: ...to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) for his diligence and for his role in the all-party parliamentary group on fair business banking, and for bringing yet another debate. I also pay tribute to Heather Buchanan for her diligent work behind the scenes. If this process has taught us anything, it is that we...

Covid-19 (12 May 2020)

Kirsten Oswald: ...annual leave because the UK Government failed to listen when the issue was highlighted to them. If we are to achieve an orderly end to lockdown when the time is right, listening will be vital, and fair, safe, flexible work will be key. The Government should focus on not only sustaining jobs but enhancing fairness and employment rights as we look ahead. They must properly examine how a...

Yemen (24 Sep 2020)

Kirsten Oswald: ...Central (Alison Thewliss) and for North Ayrshire and Arran (Patricia Gibson) have been tireless in their focus on Yemen. Five years on, the situation is no less perilous; in fact, it would be fair to describe it as even worse, with the horror and continued risk of famine affecting millions of people and with ever-increasing dangers to the health of the population, who are now further...

Covid-19 (2 Nov 2020)

Ian Paisley Jnr: ...of State has already extended to NHS workers. What message does he have for my constituent, Faye McDonnell, a student nurse? Will she be paid during this crisis? Will my other constituent, Kirsten Doran, a theatre nurse, be paid the increase in pay and fair pay that nurses are campaigning for?

Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis: Covid-19 — [Dame Rosie Winterton in the Chair] (3 Nov 2020)

Jim Shannon: ...hon. Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Preet Kaur Gill), in her place. She and I are good friends, and I look forward to her contribution, as well as that of the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald), the spokesperson for the Scottish National party. Fortunately, data for the Rohingya refugee camps currently shows that the number of cases of covid-19 is lower than...

The Future of Work (19 Nov 2020)

Kirsten Oswald: ...’s aspirations. Scotland does not want another Dido Harding or Rupert Soames to be parachuted in to tell us what we need and what we have to do. We must look at creating a real baseline of fairness below which people do not fall, whether they are in work, education or employment, or are temporarily or permanently displaced from the workforce. As an alternative, we in the SNP are calling...

Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill (11 Feb 2021)

Penny Mordaunt: ...course vital that we get this right for everyone in the country, and I know that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking into these issues. It is not only a matter of fairness and justice but a matter of economic empowerment. If we are to get the country back on its feet after the year we have had, we have to support women and enable them to do that. I also...

Elected Women Representatives: Online Abuse — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (20 Apr 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...up and say that we will not allow this to prevent women from getting into politics and making a difference. I am also delighted with the work the SNP Scottish Government are doing to try to improve fairness and political representation. It makes a difference and is very powerful. We support the ambitions of the online harms Bill, especially when it comes to the issues that affect...

Redundancy Protection: Women and New Parents (28 Apr 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...taking action due to employment law being reserved to Westminster. Without power over employment law, Scotland is not able to legislate to protect women and new parents from discrimination and unfair redundancy. Scotland should not have to wait for Westminster to act to prevent widespread redundancy discrimination, and I look forward to the time when we do not have to do so. However,...


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