Results 261–280 of 800 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Stewart McDonald

EU Exit Negotiations: Veterans Strategy (15 Nov 2018)

Stewart McDonald: My hon. Friend is absolutely right to raise that case. I encourage her to write, if she has not already done so, to the armed forces and veterans Minister, whom I have certainly found to be attentive in dealing with such cases. We all have to realise the vast change that will happen in the veterans community over the next 10, 15 and 20 years. There is a whole generation associated with the...

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Stewart McDonald: When is the next general election?

Women and Equalities: Universal Credit (15 Nov 2018)

Stewart McDonald: Universal credit comes to Castlemilk in my constituency next month, where there is a women’s group supporting women who have fled or who are living with domestic violence. They are deeply, deeply concerned about universal credit coming. Will a Minister please come to Castlemilk to meet these groups of women?

Police Employer Pension Contributions (14 Nov 2018)

Stewart McDonald: rose—

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: The defence money is not new money; it comes from the money held at the Treasury for the Dreadnought programme. This fantasy new £1.8 billion is not new at all.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: The hon. Lady is completely right on that point. Does she agree that it is a disgrace that, after Ministers from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy talked out my private Member’s Bill to ban unpaid trial shifts, which are a blight on retail, the Government now refuse to meet anybody to talk about it, despite acknowledging that unpaid trial shifts are a major problem?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (30 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: What discussions have the Government had with the Government of Ukraine regarding internally displaced people and food insecurity, particularly in the illegally occupied Donbass region?

International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (25 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: Thank you for calling me to speak, Mr McCabe. We know that God is shining on us when there is a Scotsman in the Chair in Westminster Hall. I say that as an atheist. I sincerely congratulate the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) on securing the debate on an issue that he has championed consistently and with depth. It feels almost rude of me to say these things with my back to him, but...

International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (25 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: The hon. Lady makes a very good point. I think it was the hon. Member for Stirling who said that we have to continually make the case for religious freedom, just as we do for women’s rights, gay rights, ethnic minority rights or any other kind of social progress, because history tells us that someone somewhere will always be waiting to take those rights away. Let me turn to a subject that...

Business of the House (25 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: I think it is true to say that all Members of the House believe that veterans and ex-servicemen and women deserve the very best care that the state can possibly offer, but it would also be true to say that that is just not happening. It is a scandal that the Ministry of Defence does not record suicides among ex-servicemen and women. This happens in many other countries and we should make it...

Nuclear Treaty: Us Withdrawal (25 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: I was definitely not alive at the time of the Cuban missile crisis, but I have been to eastern Ukraine, and two miles from the contact line with its occupied part, so I am under no illusion about the threat from Russian aggression. The Minister knows that Scottish National party Members have supported the Government on that when required. However, if we believe in the integrity of this vital...

Point of Order (24 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I am extremely grateful to you for accepting this point of order. It is entirely correct that Members of both Houses engage in robust political debate around the parliamentary estate, but today we have learned that the violent, racist thug and fraudster known as Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, or Tommy Robinson, was invited on to the estate and wined and dined in the...

October EU Council: Death of Jamal Khashoggi (22 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: Just as it would be perverse for the Kremlin to investigate MH17 or the Salisbury incident, it would be utterly perverse for the House of Saud to have its fingerprints anywhere near this investigation. Although I would like to see the Foreign Secretary introduce an arms embargo, I welcome his announcement about the Trade Secretary not attending the upcoming summit in Saudi Arabia. Will he...

October EU Council (22 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: On the security aspect of the Prime Minister’s statement, did the EU Council discuss the intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty—the INF treaty—which America is expected to announce this week that it is going to leave? That will not help to bring Russia back into compliance and will be dangerous for us all. Does she have a strategy to ensure that that does not happen?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Capita Management of Army Recruitment (22 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: May I send the best wishes of the Scottish National party to the UK team at the Invictus games? I cannot believe it has been left to the SNP to do that—but there we go! Can the Minister tell me the total financial value of Capita’s contracts with his Department?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Capita Management of Army Recruitment (22 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: According to a written answer from the Minister, the figure is £1.15 billion. This addiction to privatisation at the MOD, which I get he is ideologically attached to, is causing mayhem, from recruitment to the fire and rescue service. If he pledges to sack Capita, he will have the support of people behind him, of the people across from him and of the SNP Benches. Why won’t he do it?

Overseas Electors Bill: Money (16 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: Can I just check something? If I decide to go and live outside the United Kingdom, could I register to vote in Pimlico, where I currently rent a flat, and be an elector in that constituency?

Universal Credit (16 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: Universal credit comes to Castlemilk jobcentre in December. The Minister will know that one, because he tried and failed to close it down. Can he guarantee that there will be no more closures or changes to jobcentre provision in the city of Glasgow?

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: It is an indisputable fact, if regrettable, that a majority of Members of this House voted to trigger article 50. Can Parliament overturn that decision?

Asylum Accommodation Contracts (10 Oct 2018)

Stewart McDonald: As well as being undignified, is not that approach also counterproductive? It forces people into further destitution and the black economy and the rest of it, with people effectively going missing.


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