Results 21–40 of 49 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Corri Wilson

ESA and Personal Independence Payments — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (30 Nov 2016)

Corri Wilson: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Lanark and Hamilton East (Angela Crawley) for securing this important debate. I was recently contacted by a constituent after his DLA was stopped when he failed to attend an assessment that he knew nothing about. A missing letter resulted not only in the loss of more than £400 a month in DLA payments but, because he was no longer in receipt of DLA, he...

Education and Social Mobility (22 Nov 2016)

Corri Wilson: The evidence about the adverse effects of poverty on educational attainment and achievement is undeniable. My constituency has one of the highest child poverty rates in Scotland. In some parts of my constituency, one in three children are living in poverty. Data from the 10-year study “Growing Up in Scotland” show that children living in poverty are much more likely than others to face...

Education and Social Mobility (22 Nov 2016)

Corri Wilson: I agree 100% with what my hon. Friend says. Our curriculum for excellence is combining academic excellence with the attitudes and skills for success, and it is giving young people the opportunity to gain vocational qualifications without being seen as second best. In Scotland, we are making progress on ensuring that every child has the ability to reach their full potential—from baby boxes...

Community Pharmacies (2 Nov 2016)

Corri Wilson: We in Scotland recognise just how important community pharmacies are. They are part of the fabric of our local communities, providing crucial access to the NHS and support for some of our most vulnerable people. In fact, the community pharmacy model that has been adopted in Scotland has been recognised by the Health Minister as one to aspire to, which makes the mess that the UK Government...

Concentrix (26 Oct 2016)

Corri Wilson: The Government have made it clear that the burden of austerity must be borne primarily by the most disadvantaged in our society. They made that clear through their repeated assaults on the welfare state, in their victimisation of the disabled, in their system of sanctions and in their attacks on benefits for our young people. They have made it clear that tax credits cost too much and are a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2016)

Corri Wilson: Given the complaints about the conduct of assessors during the PIP assessment process, a failing in the absence of a recording and recordings made on mobile phones, tablets and computers not being accepted, what action is the Minister taking to ensure that recordings are taken as a matter of course and that claimants are not required to provide their own specialist equipment?

Leaving the EU: UK Tourism (12 Oct 2016)

Corri Wilson: Almost 1.5 million visitors arrived in Scotland from the European Union last year, and spending by tourists in Scotland contributes about £6 billion to Scottish GDP. We have in the region of 15,000 tourism-related enterprises, accounting for almost 8% of employment in Scotland. What we do not have is certainty. Despite years of bickering between the factions in the Conservative party,...

Leaving the EU: UK Tourism (12 Oct 2016)

Corri Wilson: Yes, absolutely. That proves what a complex situation we are in, and we need some answers. Office for National Statistics figures suggest that Brexit could create a huge financial barrier to businesses and tourism if visa charges are levied on travel to Scotland. If EU visitors to the UK have to start shelling out £87 a pop for a standard short-stay visitor visa, how many will decide to stay...

Petition - Implementation of the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts (11 Oct 2016)

Corri Wilson: I rise to present this petition on behalf of the residents of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock in the same terms as the hon. Member for Worsley and Eccles South. The Petition of the residents of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock. [P001718]

Business of the House: Carers (9 Jun 2016)

Corri Wilson: According to the family resources survey, there are at least 5.3 million informal carers in the UK, although the number might be higher. There are thought to be more than half a million carers in Scotland, 10,000 of whom are in my constituency. The good news for carers is that, under the Scotland Act, benefits for carers, disabled people and those who are ill are being devolved to the...

UK Dairy Sector — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (20 Apr 2016)

Corri Wilson: My constituency is predominantly rural. Dairy farming is at the heart of Ayrshire, so I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in this debate. Ayrshire is home to the famous Ayrshire cattle and has been described as the dairy of Scotland. That claim is now in jeopardy, as the current milk prices are threatening the livelihoods of many farmers across the region. Earlier this year, I was...

Backbench Business: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (12 Apr 2016)

Corri Wilson: I congratulate the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) on securing this important debate. I am not sure that there is a scarier disease out there. This is a disease where a person loses their mind, no longer remembers who they are or who their family and close friends are, and lives in a world of isolation where they are constantly trying to make sense of what is happening around them....

[Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] — BT Service Standards (9 Mar 2016)

Corri Wilson: My constituency of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock is predominantly rural, although it hosts a number of small towns, the biggest of which is Ayr, where my constituency office is located. Ayr is home to some 47,000 people—the eighth highest population of any town in Scotland—and is less than 40 miles from Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. We have a lot to offer visitors and businesses alike,...

Crohn’s and Colitis Treatment: England (24 Feb 2016)

Corri Wilson: I congratulate the hon. Member for St Albans (Mrs Main) on securing this important debate. Helping to increase the understanding and awareness of Crohn’s and colitis is of huge importance to the 300,000 people across the UK who suffer from one of those complex, lifelong and potentially life-threatening diseases. It is thought that as many as 26,000 people in Scotland have Crohn’s or...

Motability Car Scheme (23 Feb 2016)

Corri Wilson: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Alan Brown) for securing this important debate. I represent the neighbouring constituency of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, which is not only a beautiful part of the world but is populated by many inspiring and talented people, such as Kayleigh Haggo. Kayleigh is an exceptional young lady who, through hard work and dedication, has...

[Nadine Dorries in the Chair] — Under-occupancy Penalty (23 Feb 2016)

Corri Wilson: I welcome this debate, which was secured by the hon. Member for Cardiff Central (Jo Stevens). We already know that the bedroom tax is nothing more than an ideological attempt to reduce the housing benefit bill and make better use of social housing stock by penalising low-income households deemed to be under-occupying their homes, but the problem of under-occupation will not be solved by...

[Nadine Dorries in the Chair] — Under-occupancy Penalty (23 Feb 2016)

Corri Wilson: I absolutely agree with the hon. Gentleman. People find themselves in a vicious circle and can never see the end. That is the problem. In other words, we are putting people through absolute misery for nothing. As we have heard, the Government tell us that discretionary housing payments are available to tackle the shortfall, but Shelter says that that provision is already overstretched. With...

Work Capability Assessments — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (9 Feb 2016)

Corri Wilson: The WCA was introduced to assess an individual’s eligibility for ESA. The assessments have three outcomes, which determine whether claimants are in the support group, or the work-related activity group, or are fit for work. Claimants who wish to dispute the decision must go through a mandatory reconsideration before they can appeal. They have one month after a decision to request that and...

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Student Maintenance Grants: Cost of Public Transport (19 Jan 2016)

Corri Wilson: Transport is essential in providing people with access to work, learning, healthcare, food shops and leisure activities, especially in rural constituencies such as mine. But the reality is that the elderly, the young and the unemployed, who rely on public transport, struggle to reach hospitals, schools, jobcentres and the like. Because of cost and accessibility, most rural households are...


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