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Covid-19 Update (5 Oct 2020)

Richard Thomson: In the Secretary of State’s statement, he said that 51% of the cases have now been contacted a second time for contact tracing purposes. Can he clarify how many people are still waiting to be contacted for the first time, and how can he say with any confidence that the notification process for those individuals has not been delayed?

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Seed Potatoes: Scotland (12 Jan 2022)

Richard Thomson: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the imposition of trade barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK as a result of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the (a) proportion and (b) value of the domestic UK market for Scottish seed potatoes.

Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Feb 2020)

Richard Thomson: In 2018, Lubov Chernukhin, the wife of Vladimir Putin’s former deputy Finance Minister, paid £20,000 for lunch with the then Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, who we believe is soon to be ennobled. Will the Prime Minister remind the House once more why his Government are yet to publish the Intelligence and Security Committee’s report into alleged Russian interference in UK...

Treasury: Covid-19: Support for Businesses (24 Mar 2020)

Richard Thomson: I thank the Chancellor for that answer, and our offer to work with him to protect incomes remains open. As part of his deliberations on this and in order to simplify the process of getting the money to where it needs to go, will he consider using the tax and welfare system to roll out a universal basic income in these times?

Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Protocol: Implementation (3 Mar 2021)

Richard Thomson: There is considerable anecdotal evidence from food producers that exports continue to be below pre-Brexit levels. With the retailers’ grace period ending this month, export health certificates will be required for imports of chilled and processed meats. How do the UK Government plan to ease specific concerns of the agrifood industry over this requirement ahead of the end of that grace period?

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: South Africa: Security (8 Sep 2021)

Richard Thomson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent (a) assessment he has made of the domestic security situation in South Africa in light of civil unrest in that country and (b) discussions he has had with humanitarian agencies on support to those adversely affected by the unrest in that country; and if he will make a statement.

Bill Presented: Electrical Safety (Online Sales) Bill (10 Mar 2021)

Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Richard Thomson presented a Bill to apply electrical safety regulations to goods advertised for sale on online marketplaces; to require online marketplaces to remove electrical products from their websites within 24 hours of them being reported as unsafe; and for connected purposes. Bill read the first time; to be read a second time...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Jun 2020)

Richard Thomson: On 21 May, the Prime Minister bowed to pressure and agreed to abolish the immigration health surcharge for NHS workers. However, NHS workers applying to renew their visas are being told by the Home Office that this policy is still being applied and is still in place. Why is this immoral and mean-spirited policy still being applied, in light of the Prime Minister’s clear promise?

Debate on the Address: A Brighter Future for the Next Generation (13 May 2021)

Richard Thomson: My hon. Friend is making a characteristically excellent speech. Does he agree that it is a remarkable achievement in our proportional electoral system to achieve the result that the Scottish National party did last week? In that proportional representation outcome, the proportion of Conservative and Unionist MSPs to Scottish National party MSPs was 1:2. The SNP achieved over twice the number...

Finance Bill.: New Clause. — (Amendment of 10 Edw. VII., c. 8, s. 48.) (21 Jun 1921)

...Tynte Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. J. A. (Birm. W.) Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Amery, Leopold C. M. S. Chamberlain, N. (Birm., Ladywood) Hailwood, Augustine Armitage, Robert Colvin, Brig.-General Richard Beale Harmsworth, C. B. (Bedford, Luton) Bagley, Captain E. Ashton Conway, Sir W. Martin Henderson, Major V. L. (Tradeston) Baird, Sir John Lawrence Coote, Colin Reith (Isle of Ely) Holbrook,...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Topical Questions (20 Jul 2021)

Richard Thomson: Earlier this month the FCDO published its human rights and democracy report, which lists in total 31 human rights priority countries. The UK Government currently grant licences to sell arms to 23 out of those 31 countries. How can the granting of those licences be reconciled with any meaningful commitment on the part of the UK Government to improve the human rights of those who live in those...

UK Border: Covid Protections (26 Jan 2021)

Richard Thomson: The Home Secretary will be aware that the Scottish Government cannot unilaterally close the border in Scotland to international arrivals. May I therefore ask: in the event that further restrictions on international arrivals are imposed, will she commit to offering the full resources of the UK Border Force, including funding, if required, to ensure that Scotland is able to operate effectively...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hydrogen: Storage (20 Sep 2021)

Richard Thomson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of hydrogen storage on (a) price volatility and wholesale natural gas prices, (b) the liquidity of the gas market, (c) security of supply and dependency on gas imports, (d) regional economies and integration and (e) the cost of mothballing and/or...

Nigeria (Minister's Visit) (26 Jun 1968)

Mr George Thomson: ...look carefully at the suggestion made by the right hon. Gentleman opposite. However, I emphasise again that at the moment air transport is not the problem. There is great suffering in Biafra. Mr. Richard Gallopin, the Executive Director of the International Red Cross, said yesterday that a land route through Nigeria was the only way by which medical supplies could be brought to Biafra.

English Votes for English Laws (13 Jul 2021)

Richard Thomson: I am following the hon. Member’s argument as closely as I can, and it seems to be that he is arguing that the Government brought in EVEL to strengthen the Union and now are scrapping EVEL also to strengthen the Union. Does he realise that this just makes it look like his Government are clueless, directionless and, when it comes to the constitution, simply making it up as they go along?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Food Prices (22 Nov 1973)

Mr Richard Body: While my hon. Friend will be aware that the Commission, under Mr. George Thomson, has claimed that only 5 per cent. of the increase in the price of food can be attributed to our entry to the Common Market and to the imposition of levies, his figures can be only an average. Can my hon. Friend say what effect the levies have had upon the percentage increase in the price of bacon?

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Community Safety (28 Mar 2002)

Richard Lochhead: Given the fact that much of the crime in the north-east of Scotland to which Elaine Thomson referred is due to Grampian's drug misuse problem, will the minister investigate the level of rehabilitation after-care services in the north-east of Scotland? In recent years, there has been an enormous rise in drug misuse in the region. If we were to increase the level of such services, we could...

Covid-19 (1 Sep 2020)

Richard Thomson: Does the Secretary of State share my concern that, of the £2.5 billion of covid-related Government procurement activity, at least £1 billion has been awarded without recourse to open competitive tendering, including a contract to a close friend of the Prime Minister’s chief adviser? Why is it that, six months into this pandemic, the Government are still citing unforeseen circumstances to...

Sale of Arms: War in Yemen (13 Jul 2020)

Richard Thomson: The United Nations has verified that, since 2015, at least 7,700 Yemeni civilians have been killed, with 60% due to bombing raids by the Saudi-led coalition. The Committees on Arms Export Controls have recently been re-established. Can the Minister give the House an assurance that, if that Committee were to choose to investigate British arms sales that are leading to arms reaching the...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (31 May 2017)

..., Jeane, Grahame, Christine, Greer, Ross, Harper, Emma, Harvie, Patrick, Haughey, Clare, Hepburn, Jamie, Hyslop, Fiona, Johnstone, Alison, Kidd, Bill, Lamont, Johann, Lennon, Monica, Leonard, Richard, Lochhead, Richard, Lyle, Richard, MacDonald, Gordon, Mackay, Rona, Macpherson, Ben, Maguire, Ruth, Martin, Gillian, Mason, John, Matheson, Michael, McAlpine, Joan, McDonald, Mark, McKelvie,...

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