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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Scotland Bill (8 Jun 2015)

Kirsten Oswald: ...their families. That great range of community and voluntary groups hugely enriches my area. People are incredibly community-minded. They turn out in huge numbers for events such as the Eaglesham fair, which took place successfully amid high winds and torrential rain on Saturday, and for elections. I am privileged to represent an area with such an engaged electorate. Historically, industry...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Trade Unions (10 Jun 2015)

Kirsten Oswald: Does the Minister agree that strong trade unions are vital if we are to ensure that people receive fair pay for the work they do? What steps is he taking to work with Scotland’s trade unions to promote the living wage in Scotland?

Child Poverty — [Mr Gerald Howarth in the Chair] (15 Sep 2015)

Kirsten Oswald: ...society, where work pays. How do the proposals in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill truly build a better, fairer society? It is my contention that the Government are simply not concerned about fairness. In fact, it could be considered spineless to attack the people in our communities who most need our assistance: the working poor, the ill and the unemployed. Ultimately, the weakening of the...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Reserve Forces (17 Nov 2015)

Kevan Jones: ...that his constituency makes to recruitment to the reserve forces. I was sad to see the Scottish National party then revert to its usual victim mentality; it argued that Scotland was not getting a fair share of its resources. As for the idea that the Royal Navy is not present in Scotland, I was the Minister who oversaw the relocation of the submarine force to Scotland, and I think that it...

Mesothelioma Compensation (Military Veterans) (19 Nov 2015)

Kirsten Oswald: ...now; unfortunately, people such as his constituent do not have the time for us to waste. I must also applaud the Royal British Legion, whose campaign in this area calling on the Government to find fairer ways of compensating veterans suffering from this devastating condition, has been very effective. Like the hon. Gentleman, I am aware of many positive developments in the way in which...

Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons): New Clause 5 — Requirement to publish statistics on sexual assault and rape (16 Dec 2015)

Kirsten Oswald: ...authorities and with the benefit of the best legal advice. Commanding officers in our armed forces are men and women of skill, professionalism, grit and integrity, but it may simply not be fair to expect them to possess the same level of specialist investigatory skills as those with a professional background in such skills. We would not expect that of any other group. If the victims and...

Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons): New Clause 8 — Review of compensation available to veterans suffering from mesothelioma (16 Dec 2015)

Jim Shannon: ...(Mr Anderson), who usually sits behind me but is not in his place, has tabled an early-day motion to highlight the issue. The Royal British Legion, as the hon. Members for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) and for North Durham (Mr Jones) have said, has been part of the campaign and has lobbied hard. We are all aware of some constituents who have this problem, but if I can be forgiven for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Fiscal Framework (6 Jan 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...the Secretary of State agree with the First Minister, Professor Muscatelli and the STUC that more powers for Scotland cannot come at any price, but that the fiscal framework settlement must deliver fairness for Scotland? Will the Secretary of State commit to a date before the Scottish elections by which an agreement must be reached?

[Mr David Hanson in the Chair] — backbench business — Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report (7 Jan 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...see continual improvements in the way they are dealt with, as they should under the armed forces covenant. It is possible to make positive changes, as those of us who have been campaigning for fair treatment for veterans with mesothelioma perceive from the Minister’s recent comments. However, it is an indictment of the antiquated procedures of this place that the armed forces covenant...

Armed Forces Bill: New Clause 2 — Payments to veterans suffering from mesothelioma (11 Jan 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...of awareness would be useful mechanisms in allowing us to deal better with our veterans as we should, so we fully support them. I call on the Government to look just a little further and to deal fairly with the group of about 60 veterans who are currently in receipt of a war disablement pension by allowing them to access this contribution. That would simply be the right thing for the...

Armed Forces Bill: Clause 20 — Extent in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and British overseas territories (11 Jan 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...matters and to close the gap. However, I must mention again the excellent campaign work undertaken by the Royal British Legion and echo its call for the Government to go further and agree to deal fairly with the small group of about 60 veterans currently in receipt of a war disablement pension by allowing them to access the new lump sum compensation. Veterans and our service personnel...

Financial Conduct Authority (1 Feb 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: I congratulate the hon. Member for Aberconwy (Guto Bebb), my hon. Friend the Member for Bassetlaw (John Mann) and the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) on securing such an important and topical debate, and I thank them for their excellent contributions. It is also a delight to debate opposite the Minister for the first time. We have had some fantastic contributions from...

Business of the House (25 Feb 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: It was welcome when the Government agreed to change the rules to allow for fair compensation for military veterans suffering from mesothelioma. However, if they are serious about the armed forces covenant, can we now have a statement on why they have still not closed the loophole whereby a small number of veterans diagnosed before December are not covered and are being caused further distress...

Backbench Business: National Defence Medal (12 Apr 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...consideration of how we ought to support our service personnel and veterans. Consider the recent poor outcomes of the armed forces continuous attitude survey, or the lengthy struggle to extract fair compensation for service personnel suffering from mesothelioma. The UK Government do not always do enough or act at an appropriate speed. A tangible recognition of service undertaken by means...

BBC: Diversity (14 Apr 2016)

Julie Elliott: ...my right hon. Friend the Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) on securing, with help from the hon. Member for Maidstone and The Weald (Mrs Grant) and the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald), this interesting and important debate. The British public’s love of, interest in, and concern about the BBC is an issue that crosses party lines. Since joining the Select Committee on...

Armed Forces Bill: Review of sentence following offer of assistance (11 May 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...(8) allows a person whose sentence is reviewed to appeal against a court martial decision. The director of service prosecutions may also appeal against the decision. It is appropriate that fairness, transparency and good practice are central to service discipline proposals. Clause 10 appears to be a positive move in that regard. In addition, we support Lords amendment 2, which relates to...

Bank Branch Closures (30 Jun 2016)

John Martin McDonnell: ...emphasised the impact that the withdrawal of local bank services can have on the local economy. In his usual eloquent way, my hon. Friend the Member for Ynys Môn (Albert Owen) demonstrated the unfairness of the situation. The national banks have received significant sums of taxpayers’ money to support them, but by carrying out such closures, they are not acting responsibly. The hon....

Backbench Business: Transgender Equality (1 Dec 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...different and our legislation must reflect that. Those principles are set out in Scotland’s national plan for human rights, which actively defends the right of everyone in society to be treated fairly, and with dignity and respect.

Exiting the Eu: Businesses in Wales (14 Dec 2016)

Guto Bebb: ..., the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly are heard. I have sat on those committees, and I say to the spokesman for the Scottish National party, the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald), that the contributions made in those committees by members of the Scottish national Government in Edinburgh have been incredibly constructive and positive. Of course there are...

Commercial Financial Dispute Resolution Platform (15 Dec 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...are to keep cases out of courts, let us, as my hon. Friend the Member for East Lothian said, abandon some of the complex rules and procedures, but let us not abandon the requirement to apply rules fairly and to use the fullest evidence. In looking at how we resolve commercial disputes, I suggest we look very carefully at the role of the Complaints Commissioner. This office receives too...


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