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Public Order Bill (23 May 2022)

Stewart Hosie: The issue is not just the extension of stop and search but many of the extensions in the Bill. I was struck that, if Lord Hain—then Peter Hain—could be convicted of criminal conspiracy for leading direct action events in the 1970s, which he was as part of the anti-apartheid movement, why do we need this panoply of illiberal measures now? The law was more than capable of dealing with many...

Public Order Bill (23 May 2022)

Stewart Hosie: There is an inconsistency here that is just breathtaking. The hon. Member for Ashfield (Lee Anderson) has just described how he stood on a picket line during the miners’ strike. Those picket lines were designed to stop scab workers going into somebody else’s colliery in many instances. That is not indirect action; it is direct action. Is the hon. Member for Peterborough (Paul Bristow)...

Public Order Bill (23 May 2022)

Stewart Hosie: Clause 2, “Offence of being equipped for locking on”, says: “A person commits an offence if they have an object with them…with the intention that it may be used in the course of or in connection with the commission” of the offence of locking on. Is the hon. Gentleman saying that if somebody has a heavy bicycle chain and padlock to secure their motorbike, which can be used in the...

Public Order Bill (23 May 2022)

Stewart Hosie: On the offence of locking on, the Bill states: “It is a defence for a person charged…to prove that they had a reasonable excuse for the act mentioned”. If their excuse is that they were trying to stop the destruction of a historic building or to protect a site of special scientific interest from destruction, would that be reasonable? Would that be a defence of the purported crime of...

Public Transport Authority for South Yorkshire (27 Apr 2022)

Stewart Hosie: Order. The hon. Gentleman asked you to give way and you said yes. We do not need a commentary.

International Thalassaemia Day (27 Apr 2022)

Stewart Hosie: We now resume the suspended debate. I call the Minister.

International Thalassaemia Day (27 Apr 2022)

Stewart Hosie: I will call Bambos Charalambous to move the motion and then the Minister to respond. There will not be an opportunity for the Member in charge to wind up, as is the convention in 30-minute debates.

Delegated Legislation: Social Security (29 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I have just voted on the social security motion and ought not to have done so, as I chaired the Delegated Legislation Committee yesterday. I have voted in the Aye Lobby and the No Lobby to nullify the vote, but I owe you and the House an apology for that error of judgment.

Appointment of Lord Lebedev (29 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: My hon. Friend will have noticed that the Minister described the motion as a misuse of powers, implied that it would impede the Prime Minister in his constitutional role and argued that it is about a witch hunt against a single person. Is the truth not that the motion is about allowing us to understand whether or not the process of appointment has been corrupted? As my hon. Friend has...

Appointment of Lord Lebedev (29 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: The Minister has said that the House of Lords Appointments Commission takes a variety of information from a variety of sources and organisations. That is perfectly reasonable. Is he suggesting, however, that the opinions or information of the intelligence services should somehow be of less importance than information from another body?

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn (23 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: I will call James Wild to move the motion and then call the Minister to respond. The Member in charge will not have the opportunity to wind up, as is the convention in 30-minute debates.

A5 in the Midlands: Improvements — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (23 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: And now can we get back on topic?

P&O Ferries and Employment Rights (21 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: My hon. Friend will have heard the Minister say that because some of this was commercially confidential, he was limited in what he could do or say the night before. When we hear stories about “balaclava-clad security guards” dragging people off ships, surely commercial confidentiality goes out of the window?

Bank Branch Closures (16 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: While Governments should not be setting commercial objectives for the banks, I was told by a representative of a bank which had shut both a branch and removed the automated teller machine that it cost as much to keep an ATM as to run a branch, so I think we need to say to the banks—while not imposing any commercial criteria on them—that they should at least be honest about the reasons...

Cost of Living Increases (16 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: As the motion makes clear, “households will soon be suffering the worst income squeeze since the 1970s”. The Bank of England has said that inflation could reach more than 7% in April. Households’ average energy bills are forecast to rise by 54%—almost £700 on average—and there is a very real fear that energy costs could rocket again by a comparable amount in October. Let me put...

Cost of Living Increases (16 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: My hon. Friend the Member for Lanark and Hamilton East (Angela Crawley) is right that more must be done across the board. So far, women have particularly borne the brunt of the universal credit reduction, and people on modest incomes will bear the brunt of the national insurance increase. Of course, we must take more action across the board. On the narrow point about the increase in standing...

Cost of Living Increases (16 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: This is a serious debate affecting some tens of millions of families in the UK, so the sooner he stops wittering on about Irn-Bru and Pets at Home and makes a substantive point, the better for the viewing public.

Cost of Living Increases (16 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: The Minister mentioned global prices and I was rather struck that she sounded like Gordon Brown saying that it was always someone else’s fault. It is absolutely true to say that there are global pressures causing inflation, but while some countries are capping their electricity price increases at 5%, we are allowing 50%-plus increases in domestic energy prices. For all the big numbers that...

Cost of Living Increases (16 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: As my hon. Friend knows, when the price of oil goes up, the tax yield to the UK Exchequer is increased; when the price of a gallon of petrol goes up, there is extra duty for the UK Exchequer; and when the price of domestic bills goes up across the board, there is additional VAT for the UK Exchequer. Does he not find it passing strange that Tory Back Benchers are not calling for the additional...

Ukraine (15 Mar 2022)

Stewart Hosie: We tend to forget Moldova, but it is always worth remembering that the poorest country in Europe has taken in a quarter of a million refugees. A quarter of a million! Does not that make it doubly shameful that what we are told is one of the wealthiest countries in the world has so far done so little?

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