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Results 161–180 of 1200 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Patrick Grady

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Poverty (13 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: What recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of poverty in the UK.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Poverty (13 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: Very few people in Glasgow North moving on to universal credit feel as if they are moving out of hardship and poverty. As my hon. Friend the Member for Airdrie and Shotts (Neil Gray) said, 60% of claimants across the country automatically apply for the advance payment, which means that they automatically start receiving less universal credit as the repayments kick in, regardless of their...

West Papua: Human Rights (8 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: I apologise for not being here for the whole debate. I had commitments in Committee and the main Chamber. I first met Benny Wenda several years ago when he visited the Scottish Parliament. He was hosted by our good friend Aileen Campbell, who is now a Minister in the Scottish Government. I had the pleasure of meeting him again this morning with his colleagues. Self-determination is crucial....

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution Settlement (8 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: What recent discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government on the potential effect on the devolution settlement of the UK leaving the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution Settlement (8 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: It’s comedy hour in the House of Commons. I am not sure whether the Secretary of State fully recognises the implications of accepting the Claim of Right, as he did last year. Can he really believe that 20 years after devolution, once the Brexit process is complete constitutional perfection will have been reached on these islands? Is he really channelling Charles Parnell in reverse and...

Delegated Legislation: Food Poverty: Scotland (7 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing the debate. The points that he is making are very important. I also congratulate the food banks in my own area in Ruchill Kelvinside Parish Church and Gairbraid Parish Church, which distribute food on behalf of the Trussell Trust. Does he agree that, when we talk about support, it is not just the quantity of food that people have access to that is...

Places of Worship: Security Funding (7 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: On a practical, basic level, one of the most important ways of ensuring security is to make sure that places of worship are adequately staffed with people in positions of authority who can be alert to threats, so will the Secretary of State urgently review his decision to prevent ministers of religion from applying for tier 5 religious worker visas, which is already putting huge pressure on...

Business of the House (2 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: The Leader of the House values the contribution that faith communities make to our society, so will she arrange for a Home Office Minister to urgently come to the House and explain why recent changes to the tier 5 visa system will make it more difficult for churches and temples to bring in supply ministers over the summer? Catholic churches in my constituency are very concerned—the issue is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Punctuality (2 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on improving rail punctuality.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Punctuality (2 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: I am sure the Minister and the whole House will want to welcome Monday’s launch of the new sleeper stock on the Caledonian Sleeper service. I recommend the service to you, Mr Speaker, should you ever want to come and visit us up in Glasgow. Of course, the first services were slightly hampered by delays and a fall in punctuality as a result of signal failures and problems with Network Rail....

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (1 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: Is the Secretary of State proud of the fact that the Home Office has denied a visa to the father of the chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, which means that he cannot travel from Afghanistan to see his son receive an honorary doctorate at the University of Glasgow? What message is sent to developing countries and developing democracies when the UK routinely denies visas to people...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Methane Leakages (30 Apr 2019)

Patrick Grady: There is no fracking in Scotland, there has been no fracking in Scotland and, under the SNP, there will be no fracking in Scotland. If we going to be serious about the climate emergency, there should not be fracking anywhere in the United Kingdom, so will the UK finally follow Scotland’s lead and rule out fracking on these islands?

Business of the House (25 Apr 2019)

Patrick Grady: May I echo the calls for a debate on the EU settlement scheme? I have a Spanish constituent who has made her home here for 46 years, but it seems that because she registered in the 1970s for indefinite leave she is being told she has to apply for a biometric permit rather than the settlement scheme. That is costing her time, money and unnecessary stress. When can a Minister come to the House...

Electoral Registration: EU Citizens (25 Apr 2019)

Patrick Grady: The SNP has an EU citizen standing for the European Parliament, Christian Allard, who I am pretty sure considers this place to be his home. He will be voting in the elections, I will be voting for him and I look forward to him taking his seat in the European Parliament. The Minister keeps saying that if this House had voted for the withdrawal agreement, the elections would not be taking...

International Trade: Free Trade Agreements: Regions and Devolved Administrations (25 Apr 2019)

Patrick Grady: If all these trade agreements are going to be so glorious, irresistible and beneficial to the economy, why not simply give the devolved Administrations the power to express their consent through legislation for each of them?

Women and Equalities: Universal Credit: Joint Claimants (25 Apr 2019)

Patrick Grady: What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the potential merits of splitting universal credit payments between partners in joint claimant households.

Women and Equalities: Universal Credit: Joint Claimants (25 Apr 2019)

Patrick Grady: If two people in the same household work for the same employer, they do not receive one wage; they each receive a separate salary at the end of every month. If the point of universal credit is to mimic wages to help people to get back into work, why on earth do the Government insist on not taking forward the idea of split payments for households?

Petition - Revocation of Article 50 (24 Apr 2019)

Patrick Grady: The petition to revoke article 50 on the House of Commons website is by far and away the largest ever to be signed. More than 6 million people across the United Kingdom have signed it, including 15,112 residents of Glasgow North, which represents nearly 20% of the estimated constituent count. They are fed up with Brexit chaos. They want the process to stop, and they want their voices to be...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Nancy Astor: Centenary of Election (24 Apr 2019)

Patrick Grady: Two years ago, we celebrated 50 years since Winnie Ewing was elected to the House of Commons; perhaps that should be reflected here. I do not know what the Government would do to celebrate Nancy Astor that they would not do to celebrate Constance Markievicz, who was the first woman to be elected to Parliament. The Scottish Government recently held a consultation on electoral reform that...

Climate Change Policy (23 Apr 2019)

Patrick Grady: Pupils at Kelvindale primary school in Hillhead, secondary school pupils at the Glasgow Academy and students at Glasgow University have all taken part in the climate protests. They understand the importance of tackling the issue, not just here at home but around the world. Is the Minister committed to the principle of climate justice, and in particular to supporting people in developing...

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