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Results 1–20 of 800 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

Covid-19: Support and Accommodation for Asylum Seekers (29 Jun 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Those of us who represent Glasgow are utterly horrified at the Minister’s tone deaf remarks about how lovely these hotel rooms are. I ask him whether he could stay in one hotel room for several weeks during lockdown. I am afraid to say that the Government have been posted missing on the issue of asylum accommodation in Glasgow, which many of us in the city have been jumping up and down...

Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jun 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Even before the pandemic began it was clear that the UK has one of the most manifestly inadequate systems of statutory sick pay in the world: we are second from the bottom in European terms, and it continues to shun millions of workers who are low earners, work in the gig economy or are self-employed. As we come back from the crisis in economic terms and make the workplace better, will the...

Speaker’s Statement: Hong Kong National Security Legislation: UK Response (2 Jun 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of his statement and, like others, I welcome much of what was in it. SNP Members of course stand in full solidarity with those in Hong Kong, and indeed those in Taiwan, who see this as a glimpse of what Beijing might have up its sleeve for them in the future. In fact, anyone who has the heel of state oppression on them right now—let us be...

Defence: Covid-19: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (12 May 2020)

Stewart McDonald: May I, too, put on the record my thanks to the armed forces, particularly for helping with building the NHS Louisa Jordan in my home city, Glasgow? This Citriodiol issue is deeply serious. The Minister has just said himself that there is no evidence that it is effective in the fight against covid-19, yet it was dished out to the armed forces without being tested. Can he tell us on what basis...

Defence: Veterans (16 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: May I echo the Secretary of State’s remarks about Lance Corporal Gillon, and go a bit further and thank all the uniformed and non-uniformed staff serving in his Department? We lean on them quite a bit, but we will be leaning on them even more over the coming time. In that vein, when it comes to coronavirus, I am happy to set aside the political sparring that we would normally have. Given...

Defence: Veterans (16 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I welcome what the Minister has to say on that. Can he give the House an assurance that he will move every mountain in government to work in particular with the charitable sector that supports veterans and their families as coronavirus becomes a bigger issue? More broadly, as we approach the integrated defence review, will he assure us that this pandemic will lead to a broader, more total...

Huawei and 5G — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (4 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I will take it, Chair, because the other one is not here. I guess you mean me. [Laughter.]

Huawei and 5G — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (4 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: That is quite all right. We can tell this debate is important because of the variety of personalities sitting here. We have several former Cabinet Ministers, a former Deputy Prime Minister, and the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. The Chairman and the former Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee were here earlier. If the Tory party had a politburo, this would...

Scotland: Maritime Security (12 Feb 2020)

Stewart McDonald: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on maritime security off the coast of Scotland.

Scotland: Maritime Security (12 Feb 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Not least because of the Minister’s own constituency, he will understand that there is an obvious breach point in the high north of Scotland for adversaries to come into, as has happened before. Can he assure the House that the Scotland Office will be engaging fully with the upcoming integrated defence review, and will he agree to meet me to discuss some of the issues that are important to...

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: rose—

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Can the Minister tell me one concession he made that the Scottish Government asked for?

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: rose—

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I do.

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: We will work that bank holiday if the hon. Gentleman is successful in getting it. Throughout his speech he has been railing against the “establishment”. I know he sees himself as a kind of mild-mannered, modern-day answer to the metric martyr here in Parliament, but the Brexit project is entirely of the establishment. Is he really asking us to believe that people such as Arron Banks are...

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Is not one key element in this discussion, which does not get much political oversight, how China operates in different universities and the academic sector, not just here in the United Kingdom but throughout the western world? Could that not do with a bit more—oversight is maybe the wrong word—political and Government attention?

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I cannot believe that I am agreeing with the hon. Member for Wellingborough (Mr Bone), but his assessment is right. What the hon. Member for Isle of Wight (Bob Seely) has just described is the Government willingly bringing us a digital Dunkirk.

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I think the hon. Gentleman was in the Chamber when I spoke earlier. The United Kingdom is a multinational state. I wish his nation the best Brexit possible, as it is in my nation’s interests that his nation gets it right, but may I remind him that the conversation is very different in Scotland? He is a Unionist. He should know better than this.

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Well, there is a man who has read the global strategic trends document of the Ministry of Defence. The right hon. Gentleman is right to say that this is important for his constituency, but it is also important for Scotland, particularly the north of Scotland, because if we do not deal with it properly, the rules that currently govern the South China sea will, all of a sudden, govern the high...


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