Results 1–20 of 452 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Chris Matheson

Business of the House (11 Oct 2018)

Chris Matheson: My trade union, Unite, has launched a period dignity campaign to encourage employers to provide a stock of women’s sanitary products for any of their employees or visitors who might need them during their period. May we have a debate about this? More pressingly, will the Leader of the House support my representations to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority to consider...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (11 Oct 2018)

Chris Matheson: The M56 is even more congested now than when I last raised the problem just a few months ago. When can we expect confirmation that it will be included for upgrade in the next road investment strategy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Leaving the EU: Contingency Plans for No Deal (12 Sep 2018)

Chris Matheson: With just weeks to go until the negotiating deadline, it is clear that the Government are putting more and more focus and effort into planning for a no-deal scenario. Will the Minister therefore tell the House when the Government plan to put the interests of the country ahead of the interests of the Brexit extremists in the European Research Group?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Voter ID Pilots (12 Sep 2018)

Chris Matheson: Out of 45 million votes cast last year, there has been only one conviction for voter fraud, yet the Government seem determined to pursue voter ID, which stopped hundreds of people voting last year. When faced with real threats to our democracy, in the form of violations of campaign rules and finance laws, the misuse of voters’ personal data and foreign interference in our elections and...

Brexit Negotiations and No Deal Contingency Planning (4 Sep 2018)

Chris Matheson: Would the Secretary of State care to put on record a couple of examples of what he would consider to be positive outcomes for the UK were we to crash out of the EU without a deal?

Brexit Negotiations and No Deal Contingency Planning (4 Sep 2018)

Chris Matheson: Such as?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (23 Jul 2018)

Chris Matheson: What assessment he has made of trends in homelessness since 2010.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (23 Jul 2018)

Chris Matheson: Homelessness has doubled nationally since 2010, but the increase is greater in the north-west. Why is that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Transport Infrastructure: North Wales (18 Jul 2018)

Chris Matheson: What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on upgrades to transport infrastructure in North Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Transport Infrastructure: North Wales (18 Jul 2018)

Chris Matheson: The M56 is the main arterial route not just through Cheshire but into north Wales. What discussions has the Minister had about upgrading the M56 as part of the next road investment strategy for Highways England?

Electoral Commission Investigation: Vote Leave (17 Jul 2018)

Chris Matheson: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Streatham (Chuka Umunna) on securing this urgent question and on his introductory remarks. Today’s report from the Electoral Commission is a devastating indictment of the official leave campaign’s conduct during the referendum, which has been found to be based on cheating and possibly lawbreaking. Financial expenditure was deliberately...

Business of the House (12 Jul 2018)

Chris Matheson: This week, I have had meetings with both Transport for the North and Highways England to pitch a case for investment in the M56, which is clogged up and overcrowded, but all roads—pun intended—seem to lead back to a decision made at the Department for Transport. May we have a debate on the Government’s forthcoming road investment strategy part 2, so that we can make the case...

Eu: Future Relationship White Paper (12 Jul 2018)

Chris Matheson: This morning’s chaos is entirely consistent with a Government who have dodged scrutiny in this House at every turn, and to suggest to my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford North (Wes Streeting) that he is shouting from the sidelines when he is actually speaking from the Benches of this House only serves to amplify that. May I draw the Secretary of State’s attention to paragraph...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar (4 Jul 2018)

Chris Matheson: Israel will rightly face international condemnation and obloquy for these actions, but the demolitions will go ahead anyway. Aside from the Trump regime in America, which is part of the problem, is there anybody out there to whom Israel might listen? The impression it gives at the moment is of a state going rogue that does not actually want to be part of the international community.

Infected Blood Inquiry (2 Jul 2018)

Chris Matheson: I thank the Minister for his statement and for giving me advance sight of it. Today’s statement is a sign of progress, but it is also an indicator of how delayed this whole process has been. It is a year since the inquiry was announced and six months since responsibility was, rightly, transferred to the Cabinet Office, yet we are only now getting details of its sittings and terms of...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business: Advisory Committee: Business Appointments (28 Jun 2018)

Chris Matheson: I congratulate the hon. Member for Harwich and North Essex (Sir Bernard Jenkin) on his recent knighthood, richly deserved after many years’ service in this place, and on the work of the Committee and the dogged way in which he and his Committee have gone after this particular issue. It is a lesson to all in the House about the value and the strength of Select Committees when they are...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business: Advisory Committee: Business Appointments (28 Jun 2018)

Chris Matheson: I am most grateful for that clarification and the House will have noted it. The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments is entirely necessary, but, to use the phrase of the moment, not at all fit for purpose. The clue is in the name. The A in ACOBA stands for “advisory” and it is clear that the committee is just that: it has no teeth and if its harshest sanction is to...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business: Advisory Committee: Business Appointments (28 Jun 2018)

Chris Matheson: I thank my hon. Friend for that point, but it is not simply about image. It is about having a different perspective. It is about approaching the question of an appointment from a different point of view, so that somebody from the outside, a bus driver or a hairdresser, can say, “Look, this really doesn’t look right from where I am sitting.” He makes an extremely good point,...


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