Results 1–20 of 2000 for speaker:Margaret Ferrier OR speaker:Margaret Ferrier

Sir David Amess Summer Adjournment (21 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: It is very touching to see today’s summer Adjournment debate bearing the name of our late colleague, who always stole the show in these debates. The renaming of the debate is a fitting tribute. Much of January was spent on tenterhooks, and Russian forces finally invaded Ukraine in February. This produced a mountain of new casework for my office. My team and I have had some successes, such...

Sir David Amess Summer Adjournment (21 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I could not agree more. The staffers are the people behind us as we do our jobs. I thank the hon. Lady for that intervention. One of the greatest things about this job is the variety. No two days are ever the same. I feel so honoured to represent my constituents during debates on topics such as animal welfare, which so many contact me about, the child maintenance service and energy prices. I...

Human Rights Abuses and Corruption: UK Sanctions (21 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: The UK’s role as a leader in the protection of human rights is something to be proud of. We are lucky to live in a country where we do not need to worry about having our rights breached or being abused in the worst ways. It is important, however, that we make use of the tools that we have to deter other world leaders from putting minority groups in danger. The hon. Member for Rhondda...

Human Rights Abuses and Corruption: UK Sanctions (21 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I thank the hon. Member for his intervention, and I know my friend the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) often mentions Nigeria. I agree with the hon. Member for Rhondda that a whole host of people should be added to the list. We can see how effective it has been with Russian sanctions. Co-ordination is essential. Not doing so effectively undermines the very purpose for which the...

Business of the House (21 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: In my constituency, a large brownfield site, Shawfield, is contaminated with the dangerous chemical hexavalent chromium. Clyde Gateway has been doing an excellent job remediating it, but a project of this size needs a lot of funding, which is why it will form one of the levelling-up fund bids from my local authority. I am keen to see this bid succeed for my constituency, as it will open up...

Net Zero Strategy: High Court Ruling (21 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Calculations have been made to quantify the emissions cuts that will result from the policies in the Government’s strategy. The cuts do not add up to the reductions required to meet the sixth carbon budget; there is a 5% shortfall. That is equal to 75 million tonnes of CO2, which is nearly the total amount of emissions in a year from car travel in the UK. What measures will be implemented...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Liver Diseases: Health Services (21 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including liver disease assessments in NHS health checks for people aged 40 and over.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Liver Diseases (21 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the impact of late presentation and diagnosis of liver disease on the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma.

International Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (21 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Environmental campaigners have raised concerns that joining the CPTPP would put our deforestation commitments at risk because it drops generic trade tariffs. What assurances can the Minister provide that our trade deals will not put our environmental commitments at risk?

International Trade: Topical Questions (21 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: According to HMRC data, UK food exports to the EU fell by 19% in the 15 months following Brexit, at a cost of £2.4 billion. What steps are Ministers taking specifically to protect and promote our fantastic UK food businesses in future trade deals?

Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (20 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I welcome the Minister to her place and thank her for giving way. I think there is a link between the soaring cost of living and a rise in antisocial behaviour. As more people are pushed into poverty, mental health deteriorates and they become disillusioned. Does she agree that better resourcing and funding for drug and addiction services in communities is vital to addressing that crucial...

Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (20 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Another issue I have seen in my constituency is graffiti. It upsets residents, who take a lot of pride in their community. Cambuslang Community Council has taken a great initiative in brightening up Cambuslang with some beautiful murals. Does the hon. Member think that cleaner, nicer surroundings that people can take pride in can deter graffiti, or is it something we will always see happening?

Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (20 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing the debate. An issue I see more and more, which I know others across the UK also see, is a rise in youth disorder. Constituents and businesses in Burnside in Rutherglen in my constituency are becoming increasingly frustrated with the antisocial behaviour. The local police have been excellent in doing what they can, but there are various barriers...

Heatwave Response (20 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I thank the Minister for his statement. Yesterday was the busiest day for London firefighters since the second world war, and I thank firefighters across the UK for keeping us all safe. I also express my deepest condolences to the families of those who have died in recent days after getting into difficulty in the water. What support are Ministers giving to organisations such as the Royal...

War in Ukraine: UK Farming and Food Production — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] (20 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Global food supply chains were already facing significant pressure before the outbreak of war in Ukraine. Today, inflation has hit an astronomical 9.4%. There have even been reports that food banks are struggling to maintain enough resources. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there needs to be swift action, to ensure that vulnerable people have access to affordable food?

War in Ukraine: UK Farming and Food Production — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] (20 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I thank the hon. Member for making that point. Ukrainians did indeed make up 67% of seasonal workers between 2020 and 2022—a huge contribution to the British farming sector. With more men staying in Ukraine to fight the war, does he share my concerns about the knock-on effect that that will have on UK food production?

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Abdullah al-Huwaiti (19 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will make representations to the Government of Saudi Arabia following the Saudi Arabian Appeals Court’s decision of 13 June 2022 to uphold a death sentence against Abdullah al-Howaiti for crimes allegedly committed when he was 14 years old.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Abdullah al-Huwaiti (19 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will call on the Saudi Arabian authorities to end the use of the death penalty against minors in all circumstances.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Saudi Arabia: Prisoners (19 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will call on the Saudi Arabian authorities to take further steps in line with their international obligations to protect the welfare of prisoners of conscience, including Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani allegedly held in a wing reserved for inmates with mental disorders and assaulted on 26 May 2022.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Saudi Arabia: Prisoners (19 Jul 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has had discussions with her counterpart in Saudi Arabia on securing the immediate and unconditional release of (a) Abdulrahman al-Sadhan, (b) Waleed Abu al-Khair, (c) Mohammed al-Oteibi and (d) other prisoners of conscience.


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