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Legal Recognition of Non-binary Gender Identities — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (23 May 2022)

Kirsten Oswald: ...normal and unremarkable thing to accept people for who they are. We should not have to hear othering comments and we should not hear portrayals of non-binary people as a threat—that is not fair, helpful or accurate. I am uncomfortable with the notion expressed by the hon. Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge (Miriam Cates) that this is something we should consider in the context of its...

Fairness at Work and Power in Communities (12 May 2022)

Kirsten Oswald: ...of measures of substance to help people in challenging times, we have a Queen’s Speech of missed opportunities. We do not have anything that seriously addresses the themes of today’s debate, fairness at work and power in communities. Of course, if the UK Government had any interest in delivering fairness at work or properly thinking about the future of work, the long-promised...

School Rebuilding Programme: Parental Leave and Pay (22 Mar 2022)

Kirsten Oswald: ...for the tone with which the Minister always approaches such matters, but I do not think that there is any getting away from the fact that we are not where we need to be on action to deliver fairness and proper support. In conclusion, if the UK Government will not deal properly with this and deliver the employment Bill that we have long been promised to achieve fair work across all these...

Gender Recognition Act — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (21 Feb 2022)

Kirsten Oswald: ...and protections that women and girls have under the Equality Act 2010. In fact, if we look at the world beyond this place, it has never been more important for all of us to stand up for equality, fair treatment and human rights. Indeed, Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy organisation, has also been clear that making the process easier will not impinge negatively on women’s rights. I...

Islamophobia Awareness Month — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (24 Nov 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...today that make me think that I need to emphasise that point. I live in a fantastically religiously diverse community. I live in a country where there is a lot of work going into delivering fairness and social justice and stamping out racism in all its forms, but we do not have a magic wand. We cannot wish away the reality that Islamophobia remains and is an issue in Scotland just as it is...

Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome — [David Mundell in the Chair] (1 Nov 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...talking about my experience of menstrual irregularity, ranging from nothing at all to a full, continuous six months of periods, which was both debilitating and, frankly, somewhat concerning. It is fair to say that these are the kind of challenges that women would really rather do without. We heard about the irregular nature of fertility, including irregular ovulation, or no ovulation,...

Backbench Business: Violence against Christians: Central African Countries — [Rushanara Ali in the Chair] (23 Sep 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...topic is not given a wider airing. I am very grateful to my constituents for their continued engagement on this issue. I know that the ability of Christians to practise their religion freely and fairly across the world is a matter of real significance, and should be of concern to people across Scotland, the UK and the world. There is no doubt that we would be right to remain deeply...

Definition of Islamophobia — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (9 Sep 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ..., but we must also look hard at ourselves and recognise the reality that much progress remains to be made. A big driver in my support of independence is the opportunity for equality, respect and fairness to be the building blocks of the country. However, as we move to that, we need to act. That is why the adoption of this definition, and action, matter. I recently had a very useful...

Social Justice and Fairness Commission (21 Jul 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: .... The small number of participants has made the debate a little bit more interactive than many of us are used to. I am also very grateful to all who were involved in the Social Justice and Fairness Commission for the huge amounts of work that they put in. This all comes down to what the right future for Scotland is, and that is obviously a decision for the people in Scotland to take. It is...

EU Settlement Scheme (7 Jul 2021)

Iain Stewart: ...resolution centre, which is open seven days a week for telephone and email inquiries. The hon. Member for Glasgow North East (Anne McLaughlin), in replying to the debate, asked a perfectly fair question about other examples of what might be deemed a “reasonable ground” for a late application. I am happy to tell her that the Home Office has published a non-exhaustive list of 17 pages...

Pride Month (1 Jul 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...preferably yesterday. I cannot wait for the referendum, which we will be having soon. I want Scottish independence because I believe we can have a more equal, open country. Crucial to that is being fair. My Scottish National party colleagues will know the following quote, which was popularised by Alasdair Gray and is inscribed on the wall outside the Scottish Parliament: “Work as if you...

Detention of Jagtar Singh Johal (30 Jun 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...on at least three of the charges levelled against him. Forced confession, allegedly extracted through torture, is the primary evidence on which these death penalty charges are based, so his fair trial rights have been gravely violated and detention is clearly arbitrary. Despite the fact that the UK Government’s policy is to lobby for the release of arbitrarily detained British nationals...

Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work (12 May 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...the inequality that hampers the future of so many will simply get worse because of that. For instance, pregnant women and new parents still have no protection from widespread discrimination and unfair redundancy, which even this Government have accepted exists. Maternity Action says that pregnant women and new mothers are facing a wave of unfair redundancies this year. Why will the...

Redundancy Protection: Women and New Parents (28 Apr 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...taking action due to employment law being reserved to Westminster. Without power over employment law, Scotland is not able to legislate to protect women and new parents from discrimination and unfair redundancy. Scotland should not have to wait for Westminster to act to prevent widespread redundancy discrimination, and I look forward to the time when we do not have to do so. However,...

Elected Women Representatives: Online Abuse — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (20 Apr 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...up and say that we will not allow this to prevent women from getting into politics and making a difference. I am also delighted with the work the SNP Scottish Government are doing to try to improve fairness and political representation. It makes a difference and is very powerful. We support the ambitions of the online harms Bill, especially when it comes to the issues that affect...

Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill (11 Feb 2021)

Penny Mordaunt: ...course vital that we get this right for everyone in the country, and I know that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking into these issues. It is not only a matter of fairness and justice but a matter of economic empowerment. If we are to get the country back on its feet after the year we have had, we have to support women and enable them to do that. I also...

The Future of Work (19 Nov 2020)

Kirsten Oswald: ...We have to build in equality as we move forward. We cannot allow the pandemic or technology to ever be an excuse to perpetuate inequality at work. As we go forward, we need to consider the issue of fairness at the heart of all we do. The work of the Social Justice and Fairness Commission is worth looking at; the importance of sustainable and fair work cannot be underestimated. Dignity...

Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis: Covid-19 — [Dame Rosie Winterton in the Chair] (3 Nov 2020)

Jim Shannon: ...hon. Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Preet Kaur Gill), in her place. She and I are good friends, and I look forward to her contribution, as well as that of the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald), the spokesperson for the Scottish National party. Fortunately, data for the Rohingya refugee camps currently shows that the number of cases of covid-19 is lower than...

Covid-19 (2 Nov 2020)

Ian Paisley Jnr: ...of State has already extended to NHS workers. What message does he have for my constituent, Faye McDonnell, a student nurse? Will she be paid during this crisis? Will my other constituent, Kirsten Doran, a theatre nurse, be paid the increase in pay and fair pay that nurses are campaigning for?

Yemen (24 Sep 2020)

Kirsten Oswald: ...Central (Alison Thewliss) and for North Ayrshire and Arran (Patricia Gibson) have been tireless in their focus on Yemen. Five years on, the situation is no less perilous; in fact, it would be fair to describe it as even worse, with the horror and continued risk of famine affecting millions of people and with ever-increasing dangers to the health of the population, who are now further...


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