Results 21–40 of 80 for kirsten fair

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...

Covid-19 (12 May 2020)

Kirsten Oswald: ...annual leave because the UK Government failed to listen when the issue was highlighted to them. If we are to achieve an orderly end to lockdown when the time is right, listening will be vital, and fair, safe, flexible work will be key. The Government should focus on not only sustaining jobs but enhancing fairness and employment rights as we look ahead. They must properly examine how a...

Innovation in Hospital Design: Lloyds, HBOS and the Cranston Review (4 Feb 2020)

Alison Thewliss: ...to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) for his diligence and for his role in the all-party parliamentary group on fair business banking, and for bringing yet another debate. I also pay tribute to Heather Buchanan for her diligent work behind the scenes. If this process has taught us anything, it is that we...

High Speed 1: Rolling Stock: Surrogacy: Government Policy (21 Jan 2020)

Sharon Hodgson: ...very nice to see the hon. Gentleman back in this place after the election. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) and the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) for their welcome, albeit short, speeches. It is definitely worthwhile in a debate such as this to have more than just one voice. I look forward to seeing the all-party...

Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill (21 Jan 2020)

Bill Wiggin: ...one as good as that, equally daunting. I commend the hon. Gentleman for saying that he will do his very best; that should apply to us all. He of course thanked voters and his predecessor, Kirstene Hair, who was a lovely and wonderful Member of this House. It is deeply important for all of us to heap praise on our predecessors, no matter how difficult it may be—it certainly was when I...

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Kirstene Hair: ...absolutely welcome to our country and add very positively to our local communities. I welcome the fact that there will be no discrimination based on where they come from, but instead an open and fair system, as operates so well in other countries around the world. What is most important about the Queen’s Speech is that when the Prime Minister came into office, he said that his focus was...

Scottish Parliament: Family Migration (17 Sep 2019)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...but to the popularity of the UK as a destination People want to come to this country, and we all benefit from that. However, it is also the responsibility of the UK Government to administer a fair, rules-based immigration system that recognises the needs of our communities and takes account of the areas of our economy where immigration can be of most benefit. As members know, the UK...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Automotive Industry (16 Jul 2019)

Kirstene Hair: I thank the Minister for that answer and declare that I am vice-chair of the all-party group for fair fuel. The automotive industry is moving apace to ensure that it can help reach the Government’s ambitious targets for electric vehicles, but of course we need to have the infrastructure in place to supplement that as well. Will the Minister outline what his Department has done to help rural...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Fuel Duty Freeze (21 May 2019)

Kirstene Hair: I declare my role as vice-chair of the all-party group for fair fuel. As the Minister outlines, it is the Conservative party that has frozen fuel for nine consecutive years. Since 2010, my constituents and people across the country have saved £1,000. As he mentions, the Opposition parties suggest that that was an ill-judged decision. Does he agree with me that it is this Government and this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Fuel Duty: Hauliers (9 Apr 2019)

John Bercow: As vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on fair fuel for UK motorists and UK hauliers, the voice of Kirstene Hair must be heard.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (27 Feb 2019)

Paul Farrelly: Thank you, Mr Bailey. I congratulate the hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) on her success in securing this debate during Eating Disorders Awareness Week. I thank Beat, the eating disorders campaign group, for its unstinting efforts on behalf of the more than 1 million sufferers across the UK. After this debate, from 11 o’clock to 3 pm, during the lobby of Parliament, I am hosting a...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Kirstene Hair: ...in Brechin. In rural areas such as my constituency, ensuring that motoring is kept affordable is vital, because of the poor transport links. So I was pleased, as chair of the all-party group on fair fuel for UK motorists and UK hauliers, to see the Government recognise that and freeze fuel duty for the ninth consecutive year; we have saved our motorists £1,000 since 2010. Not only have we...

Points of Order: Banking and Post Office Services (Rural Areas and Small Communities) (31 Oct 2018)

Luke Graham: ...that will only be exacerbated in rural branches. Therefore, if banks are closing their branches in rural areas and post offices are picking up the pieces of bank branch closures, it would be only fair that the fee be adjusted to a more competitive rate, which allows for a weighting that more fairly reflects the costs for a rural post office branch, especially as the banks are seeing...

Eating Disorders — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (16 Oct 2018)

Jim Shannon: ...(Mr Campbell), that I spoke to Edwin Poots, the then Northern Ireland Minister for Health, and explained the case to him. We do not have the self-referrals that the hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) referred to; patients have to be referred by the Department of Health. I asked Edwin to look at the case because the young girl was very close to death. He referred her to St Thomas’...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Michael Gove: ...up for Scottish farmers. I have seen my hon. Friend the Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) standing up for Scottish farmers. I have visited farms with my hon. Friend the Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair). We can tell by the representation of Scottish Conservative Members here today, and by the dearth of SNP Members, who stands up for rural Scotland. The hon. Gentleman makes a signal and...

Treasury Spending: Grants to Devolved Institutions (3 Jul 2018)

Patrick Grady: ...by Conservative Members to take that opportunity this evening, I am sure that they will look forward to that happening at 7 o’clock and in the time that follows. In summing up, it would be only fair to address the points that have been raised by Conservative Members. The hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) was interested in health and in the Barnett consequentials that will allegedly...

UK Automotive Industry: Job Losses — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (22 May 2018)

Kirstene Hair: ...Member for Warwick and Leamington (Matt Western) for securing this worthy debate on an issue that I know is important to his constituents. I declare an interest as chair of the all-party group for fair fuel for UK motorists and UK hauliers. The British automotive industry has been the cornerstone of our economy and engineering sector for decades, yet it has known hardship in previous...

Electric Vehicles and Bicycles (9 May 2018)

Alan Brown: I would fully support that. I do not think I will be able to respond to all the points that hon. Members have made. It is fair to say that I agreed with most points. The enthusiasm for electric vehicles and electric bikes shone through. The hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) mentioned the Scottish Government’s money running out quickly. I point out that Scottish Tories actually...

Surgical Mesh (19 Apr 2018)

Paul Masterton: ...been very difficult to achieve. In February, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care outlined a number of important measures to review mesh and investigate what had gone wrong. It is fair to say that a lot of the campaign groups found the overall package slightly underwhelming, but it is vital that their input into the process is given the utmost attention. Of course, this week...


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