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Results 1–20 of 600 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Stewart McDonald

Fifa (1 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: I declare an interest of sorts as the Member representing Hampden Park in the south side of Glasgow. I know that the Scottish Football Association and the FA are looking to work through UEFA to address both the immediate FIFA governance issues and the ongoing efforts to clean up the beautiful game. Can the Secretary of State assure the House that either he or his Department will seek the...

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

Stewart McDonald: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

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

Stewart McDonald: Given that the Scottish Parliament has voted to extend equality at every opportunity it has had to do so—something that this House cannot come close to claiming—does the hon. Gentleman and his party share my disappointment that full devolution of equality law is missing from the Bill?

Business of the House (4 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: The Leader of the House will be aware of a leak in the press at the weekend that HS2 Ltd says there is no business case to take the project up to Scotland. Scottish National party Members would welcome the opportunity to make that case to the Government. So can he—acting in the spirit of his party’s much-vaunted “one nation” approach to politics—ensure that we have an urgent...

European Union Referendum Bill (9 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker, for calling me to give my maiden speech in this debate. It is a pleasure to follow the maiden speeches of the hon. Member for Halifax (Holly Lynch), the hon. Member for Torbay (Kevin Foster), who gave a moving speech, and, of course, my hon. Friend the Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey (Drew Hendry). There have been many things said about...

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Housing (10 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Climate Change (10 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: rose—

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Climate Change (10 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: My hon. Friend is making a very reasonable speech. Does he share my frustration, however, that a community-led project in my constituency, the Castlemilk and Carmunnock wind park trust, which was set up by local people to reap the financial rewards of renewable energy, has had a horse and coach driven through it by a Labour-run council, depriving the area of more than £1 million since its...

Scotland Bill: Part IIA — UK Pensions liability (15 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: rose—

Scotland Bill: Part IIA — UK Pensions liability (15 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: There is one part of the hon. Gentleman’s amendment, which he may well be coming on to, that did strike me as slightly curious: the part on keeping treason reserved. Is there a modern day William Wallace or Mary Queen of Scots in our midst that means he sees the need to keep that power reserved?

Scotland Bill: Part IIA — UK Pensions liability (15 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: The legislation was changed from Scottish Executive to Scottish Government. It is not a briefcase.

Scotland Bill: Part IIA — UK Pensions liability (15 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: rose—

Scotland Bill: Part IIA — UK Pensions liability (15 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: One phrase used earlier by a Labour Member was that this Bill is the property of the Union. Is not part of the problem that this is viewed through the prism of the Union? What is needed is a radical vision, which was once the territory of the Labour party but which we are now offering tonight.

Scotland Bill: Part IIA — UK Pensions liability (15 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way and I apologise to my hon. Friend the Member for North Ayrshire and Arran (Patricia Gibson) for intervening first. The hon. Gentleman makes an important point about taking power out of the hands of this place and of the Scottish Parliament and giving it to local communities. Others on the Labour Benches have made the same point. Why then did...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (18 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: When does the Secretary of State expect that her Department will become a living wage employer?

Business of the House (18 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: The case of the Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi, is well known in this House. I have had a look back at some statements made by Government Ministers since 2010, and in response to the questions and statements, no Minister of this Government or the previous one has ever said without equivocation that Mr Badawi should be set free. We should be joining Sweden in calling for just that. May we have a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Food Banks (22 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: Thanks to the Scottish Government.

Opposition Day: Sport and the 2012 Olympics Legacy (24 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: I really must take issue with hon. Gentleman’s comments about Glasgow, particularly since his own party runs the council there. The price of using local football pitches has quadrupled because of that Labour council. That is why it is an issue—nothing to do with the Scottish Government.

Opposition Day: Sport and the 2012 Olympics Legacy (24 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: rose—

Opposition Day: Sport and the 2012 Olympics Legacy (24 Jun 2015)

Stewart McDonald: We would get through this debate a lot better if Members on both sides of the House would stop kidding themselves that we have any of these benefits in Scotland. This was a games for London. They were great and I do not seek to take that away, but the only benefit I can remember was when the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) was hanging from a zip wire and all of...


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