Results 161–180 of 374 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Stuart McDonald

Asylum Seekers: Right to Work (11 Jan 2017)

Stuart McDonald: Will the Minister give way?

Asylum Seekers: Right to Work (11 Jan 2017)

Stuart McDonald: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow Central (Alison Thewliss) on bringing this important debate to the Chamber and on her fantastic speech, and I thank you, Mr Bailey, my hon. Friend and the Minister for allowing me to make a short speech. I was keen to take up the opportunity, because the matter is important to...

HMRC Estate (10 Jan 2017)

Stuart McDonald: Cumbernauld tax office already ticks all the boxes in terms of what HMRC apparently seeks in a regional centre: it is the right size and has experienced staff and an excellent location. So what on earth is the point of closing it, disrupting staff and damaging communities?

Post-study Work Schemes — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (8 Dec 2016)

Stuart McDonald: The point here is not a comparison between where we are now and where we were a few years back. It is about where we are now and where we could have been if we still had the post-study work visa. Universities Scotland has highlighted the fact that it has lost out on hundreds of millions of pounds of income, so we would have had more international students. That is an appropriate comparison...

Post-study Work Schemes — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (8 Dec 2016)

Stuart McDonald: The Minister is talking about the student visa itself. The US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand all have post-study work offerings that allow people to switch without, say, salary thresholds for 12 months or, in one case, 24 months. The Minister is not making a fair comparison.

Post-study Work Schemes — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (8 Dec 2016)

Stuart McDonald: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell. I warmly congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart) and his new colleagues—the fresh talent—on the Scottish Affairs Committee on their excellent work on this important issue and on bringing this debate to the House. I thank all hon. Members for their contributions today. All...

Post-study Work Schemes — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (8 Dec 2016)

Stuart McDonald: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. This is not just about Scotland—Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of England are struggling to compete with London. The one-size-fits-all rules are set according to the economic needs of London and the south-east, so an extra couple of months, as is offered in the Government pilot scheme, will not alter the position. As other hon. Members have said,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration Rules (5 Dec 2016)

Stuart McDonald: One group of families that a distinct immigration system for Scotland would help are the “skype” families. There are 15,000 kids across the United Kingdom who are separated from a parent abroad because this Government have the least family-friendly immigration rules in the whole of the developed world. Almost half of Scotland’s people do not earn enough to meet the crazy...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration Rules (5 Dec 2016)

Stuart McDonald: What is so difficult about some state variations in immigration rules? Many visas tie people to a specific job and employer. We have Tech City visas, which have special rules for certain UK cities, and we do operate a common travel area and an open border with Ireland, which is a completely distinct immigration system. Does the Secretary of State accept that there is no practical reason why...

Civil Service Compensation Scheme (2 Dec 2016)

Stuart McDonald: Does my hon. Friend share my concern about the recent numbers published by the Cabinet Office in answer to my written question? The numbers seem to suggest that a disproportionate number of the civil servants who have been made redundant describe themselves as persons with disabilities.

Homophobia in Sport (30 Nov 2016)

Stuart McDonald: I thank the hon. Member for Pudsey (Stuart Andrew) for initiating this incredibly important debate and I welcome the work being undertaken by the Culture Media and Sport Committee on this issue. Sport can be an immensely positive pastime or, for a lucky few, a profession. It brings immense enjoyment and huge health benefits, and can also be an incredibly positive social experience, but...

Refugee Family Reunion (Immigration Rules) (29 Nov 2016)

Stuart McDonald: Will the Minister give way?

Refugee Family Reunion (Immigration Rules) (29 Nov 2016)

Stuart McDonald: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Alan. I, too, thank the hon. Member for Bristol West (Thangam Debbonaire), the chair of the all-party parliamentary group on refugees, for securing this debate. I agree with pretty much everything she said. In fact, this is one of those debates where I probably agree with everything that everyone has said so far. I also thank the...

Refugee Family Reunion (Immigration Rules) (29 Nov 2016)

Stuart McDonald: The hon. Lady makes a good point. The churches who have taken such steps deserve our full praise. In fact, some have gone ever further and are now trying to get involved in offering homes to refugees through resettlement programmes and so on. Many other organisations deserve praise as well, many of whom will have been present at the meeting that the hon. Member for Bristol West organised...

Autumn Statement (23 Nov 2016)

Stuart McDonald: According to the OBR, the fall in immigration following the referendum will cost the Chancellor £16 billion over five years. Surely he should be a brave and enthusiastic champion of free movement of people, with his next-door neighbour.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (23 Nov 2016)

Stuart McDonald: I have No. 12, Mr Speaker.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (23 Nov 2016)

Stuart McDonald: In July, the party leader of the Secretary of State told the BBC:

Immigration Rules (International Students) — [Mr James Gray in the Chair] (16 Nov 2016)

Stuart McDonald: That is exactly the point I made during my speech and I suggested that it is made a condition of a post-study work visa that that person has to live and work in Scotland. That would absolutely solve the Minister’s concerns.

Immigration Rules (International Students) — [Mr James Gray in the Chair] (16 Nov 2016)

Stuart McDonald: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Immigration Rules (International Students) — [Mr James Gray in the Chair] (16 Nov 2016)

Stuart McDonald: I beg to move, That this House has considered immigration rules for international students. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. Tomorrow is International Students’ Day, so I thank hon. Members for turning out to mark the occasion. I also thank the numerous organisations that have got in touch to provide helpful thoughts and briefings—enough to fill the...


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