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Counter-Daesh Update (22 Jul 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I, too, am grateful to the Secretary of State for advance sight of his statement. Like him, I would like to put on record our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues in uniform of the late Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon. He is right to say that she was identified as having had a stunning career so far, and it is sad that her best days in that career will no longer be realised. Madam...

Intelligence and Security Committee: Russia Report (22 Jul 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Unlike the Minister, I will at least have the grace to congratulate the right hon. Member for New Forest East (Dr Lewis) on his election to the chairmanship of the Intelligence and Security Committee, and he will have our backing in making sure he stays there because he is an independent-minded person and the right person to chair that Committee. Like him, I thank the Committee for...

UK Telecommunications (14 Jul 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I welcome the decision inasmuch as it is progress of a kind, but let us not be so myopic as to think that the victory is complete; it is not. As long as Huawei continues to have its tentacles in other key elements of public infrastructure and academia in our universities across the country—it is giving huge sums to outfits such as the London School of Economics—we still have an issue. Has...

Defence: Defence Capabilities (6 Jul 2020)

Stewart McDonald: May I send the best wishes of the Scottish National party to the Veterans Minister on the birth of his new child? Will the Secretary of State outline what assessment the MOD has made of the threat picture in the Arctic, the high north and the Greenland-Iceland-UK gap, and what capability will be needed to meet those future threats?

Defence: Defence Capabilities (6 Jul 2020)

Stewart McDonald: The Secretary of State is absolutely right. Let me be clear: I want him to get the review and the capability right, but I am concerned, following what I think might have been the Tower of London away day that he and other defence officials went on, that there is going to be a pivot to the eastern Pacific, which is again going to leave us weaker in an area closer to home where the threat...

Covid-19: Support and Accommodation for Asylum Seekers (29 Jun 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Those of us who represent Glasgow are utterly horrified at the Minister’s tone deaf remarks about how lovely these hotel rooms are. I ask him whether he could stay in one hotel room for several weeks during lockdown. I am afraid to say that the Government have been posted missing on the issue of asylum accommodation in Glasgow, which many of us in the city have been jumping up and down...

Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jun 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Even before the pandemic began it was clear that the UK has one of the most manifestly inadequate systems of statutory sick pay in the world: we are second from the bottom in European terms, and it continues to shun millions of workers who are low earners, work in the gig economy or are self-employed. As we come back from the crisis in economic terms and make the workplace better, will the...

Speaker’s Statement: Hong Kong National Security Legislation: UK Response (2 Jun 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of his statement and, like others, I welcome much of what was in it. SNP Members of course stand in full solidarity with those in Hong Kong, and indeed those in Taiwan, who see this as a glimpse of what Beijing might have up its sleeve for them in the future. In fact, anyone who has the heel of state oppression on them right now—let us be...

Speaker’s Statement: Hong Kong National Security Legislation: UK Response (2 Jun 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of his statement and, like others, I welcome much of what was in it. SNP Members of course stand in full solidarity with those in Hong Kong, and indeed those in Taiwan, who see this as a glimpse of what Beijing might have up its sleeve for them in the future. In fact, anyone who has the heel of state oppression on them right now—let us be...

Speaker’s Statement: Hong Kong National Security Legislation: UK Response (2 Jun 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of his statement and, like others, I welcome much of what was in it. SNP Members of course stand in full solidarity with those in Hong Kong, and indeed those in Taiwan, who see this as a glimpse of what Beijing might have up its sleeve for them in the future. In fact, anyone who has the heel of state oppression on them right now—let us be...

Defence: Covid-19: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (12 May 2020)

Stewart McDonald: May I, too, put on the record my thanks to the armed forces, particularly for helping with building the NHS Louisa Jordan in my home city, Glasgow? This Citriodiol issue is deeply serious. The Minister has just said himself that there is no evidence that it is effective in the fight against covid-19, yet it was dished out to the armed forces without being tested. Can he tell us on what basis...

Defence: Veterans (16 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: May I echo the Secretary of State’s remarks about Lance Corporal Gillon, and go a bit further and thank all the uniformed and non-uniformed staff serving in his Department? We lean on them quite a bit, but we will be leaning on them even more over the coming time. In that vein, when it comes to coronavirus, I am happy to set aside the political sparring that we would normally have. Given...

Defence: Veterans (16 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I welcome what the Minister has to say on that. Can he give the House an assurance that he will move every mountain in government to work in particular with the charitable sector that supports veterans and their families as coronavirus becomes a bigger issue? More broadly, as we approach the integrated defence review, will he assure us that this pandemic will lead to a broader, more total...

Huawei and 5G — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (4 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I will take it, Chair, because the other one is not here. I guess you mean me. [Laughter.]

Huawei and 5G — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (4 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: That is quite all right. We can tell this debate is important because of the variety of personalities sitting here. We have several former Cabinet Ministers, a former Deputy Prime Minister, and the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. The Chairman and the former Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee were here earlier. If the Tory party had a politburo, this would...

Scotland: Maritime Security (12 Feb 2020)

Stewart McDonald: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on maritime security off the coast of Scotland.

Scotland: Maritime Security (12 Feb 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Not least because of the Minister’s own constituency, he will understand that there is an obvious breach point in the high north of Scotland for adversaries to come into, as has happened before. Can he assure the House that the Scotland Office will be engaging fully with the upcoming integrated defence review, and will he agree to meet me to discuss some of the issues that are important to...

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: rose—

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Can the Minister tell me one concession he made that the Scottish Government asked for?

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: rose—


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