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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 — 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?

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.

The Future of Work (19 Nov 2020)

Kirsten Oswald: ...basic income is not in any way, shape or form about enforced idleness. I encourage the hon. Gentleman to look around the subject and see what potential there is for better work, and more equal and fair work, under a universal basic income system.

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?

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?

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...

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...

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...

Cabinet Office: Food Prices (14 Jul 2022)

Kirsten Oswald: Aberdeen Financial Fairness Trust and Bristol University have tracked the fortunes of UK households since the beginning of the pandemic. They report that one in six UK households is suffering serious financial difficulties, and the situation is getting worse. Many households have reduced the quality of the food they eat, sold possessions or cancelled insurance to help them to cope. Single...

Women and Equalities: Cost of Living: Women in the Workplace (26 Oct 2022)

Kirsten Oswald: ...making a choice not to do those things. That is a real contrast with the Scottish Government’s recent “Building a New Scotland” paper, which sets out how an independent Scotland would deliver fair working practices. Why do this Tory Government support inequality in the workplace?

Cabinet Office: Government Responsibility for the Union and Intergovernmental Relations (27 Oct 2022)

Brendan O'Hara: ...people gave last year, when they elected a pro-independence majority Government with a commitment to holding a referendum. Does he agree with what my hon. Friend the Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) said: that a Prime Minister who was rejected by his own party members but subsequently put into office, unelected, by the MPs on the Government Benches, denying the wishes of the...

School Rebuilding Programme: Parental Leave and Pay (22 Mar 2022)

Kirsten Oswald: ...for the tone with which the Minister always approaches such matters, but I do not think that there is any getting away from the fact that we are not where we need to be on action to deliver fairness and proper support. In conclusion, if the UK Government will not deal properly with this and deliver the employment Bill that we have long been promised to achieve fair work across all these...

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...

Social Justice and Fairness Commission (21 Jul 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: .... The small number of participants has made the debate a little bit more interactive than many of us are used to. I am also very grateful to all who were involved in the Social Justice and Fairness Commission for the huge amounts of work that they put in. This all comes down to what the right future for Scotland is, and that is obviously a decision for the people in Scotland to take. It is...

Legal Recognition of Non-binary Gender Identities — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (23 May 2022)

Kirsten Oswald: ...normal and unremarkable thing to accept people for who they are. We should not have to hear othering comments and we should not hear portrayals of non-binary people as a threat—that is not fair, helpful or accurate. I am uncomfortable with the notion expressed by the hon. Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge (Miriam Cates) that this is something we should consider in the context of its...

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...

50 Years of Pride in the UK (30 Jun 2022)

Kirsten Oswald: ...coincide with Pride month. There is much to be positive about. We can see positive progress, but while we keep moving forward, we need to reflect. For me, the unstinting focus of Nicola Sturgeon on fairness and equality is very welcome in that context. We heard from the First Minister this week about our route to independence, and in her speech she once again made the point that the...

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...

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...


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