Debates between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan

There have been 11 exchanges between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan

1 Mon 18th March 2019 Speaker’s Statement
Leader of the House
3 interactions (271 words)
2 Mon 11th February 2019 Universal Credit: Fluctuating Income
Department for Work and Pensions
2 interactions (72 words)
3 Wed 9th January 2019 European Union (Withdrawal) Act
Department for Exiting the European Union
2 interactions (108 words)
4 Mon 10th December 2018 Business of the House
Leader of the House
2 interactions (69 words)
5 Mon 3rd December 2018 Oral Answers to Questions
Home Office
2 interactions (70 words)
6 Thu 29th November 2018 Oral Answers to Questions
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3 interactions (68 words)
7 Tue 9th October 2018 School Exclusion
Ministry of Justice
2 interactions (80 words)
8 Wed 20th June 2018 NATO
Ministry of Defence
3 interactions (442 words)
9 Thu 14th June 2018 European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention
Scotland Office
2 interactions (51 words)
10 Mon 5th March 2018 Oral Answers to Questions
Ministry of Defence
2 interactions (71 words)
11 Wed 24th January 2018 Presidents Club Charity Dinner
Department for Education
3 interactions (317 words)

Speaker’s Statement
Debate between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan
Monday 18th March 2019

(11 months, 2 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber
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Leader of the House
Mr Speaker Hansard

Again, I would have to look at the particulars. I would look at the specifics; I would assess what was being proposed; and I would make a judgment about it. I prefer at this stage to rest on what I have already said about the principle that something should be different, not the same or substantially the same. I would have to look at the specifics in the circumstances of the time.

Carol Monaghan Portrait Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West) (SNP) - Hansard

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. We are now 11 days, six hours, 21 minutes and about 40 seconds from leaving. This can be described as nothing other than a constitutional crisis. Can you advise us how we can bring forward an emergency motion on revoking article 50?

Mr Speaker Hansard
18 Mar 2019, 4:32 p.m.

Emergency motions—I say this as much for the benefit of people observing our proceedings as for Members of the House—are capable of being requested under Standing Order No. 24. The hon. Lady will know that any Member can apply for the right to conduct a Standing Order No. 24 debate on a motion and that that request is, in the first instance, submitted to me. If I decide that the application can be made in a speech of up to three minutes, it is made on the Floor of the House. If I decide that the application is valid, and the application is supported, the debate can take place, and there is nothing to stop such debates taking place in the ensuing days. Many have taken place before—obviously, on nothing like the scale of urgent questions—and I have no reason to suppose that it will be different in the future.

Universal Credit: Fluctuating Income
Debate between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan
Monday 11th February 2019

(1 year ago)

Commons Chamber
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Department for Work and Pensions
Mr Speaker Hansard
11 Feb 2019, 2:46 p.m.

Very good of the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Tom Brake) to join us. He will be pleased to know that he is just in time.

Carol Monaghan Portrait Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West) (SNP) - Hansard
11 Feb 2019, 2:47 p.m.

My constituent received an unexpected late payment for temporary work during his UC assessment period, which resulted in a nil award. Surely the time has come to ensure that the assessment period recognises when the money was earned and not when it was received.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act
Debate between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan
Wednesday 9th January 2019

(1 year, 1 month ago)

Commons Chamber
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Department for Exiting the European Union
Mr Speaker Hansard

What an extraordinarily succinct contribution that was. Of course I am paying attention; I never cease to do so.

Carol Monaghan Portrait Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West) (SNP) - Hansard
9 Jan 2019, 6:49 p.m.

The public, frankly, are fed up with this, but they are also worried. I have been overwhelmed with correspondence from my constituents, 69% of whom voted to remain, and many of whom have since changed from leave to remain supporters. They have raised concerns about the treatment of EU nationals and the impact that it will have on the NHS, and they are angry at the tone of the negotiations. Today’s carry-on after Prime Minister’s questions does nothing to restore anyone’s faith in the Government or the Tory party.

Business of the House
Debate between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan
Monday 10th December 2018

(1 year, 2 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Leader of the House
Mr Speaker Hansard
10 Dec 2018, 7:25 p.m.

I call Carol Monaghan.

Carol Monaghan Portrait Carol Monaghan - Hansard
10 Dec 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Good choice, Mr Speaker. I was due to speak tonight to represent the views of my constituents, and I am extremely frustrated that I will not be given that opportunity. I am also suspicious about the timing of the return of the debate. Can the Leader of the House assure us that it will not return to the House in the week beginning 24 December?

Oral Answers to Questions
Debate between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan
Monday 3rd December 2018

(1 year, 2 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Home Office
Mr Speaker Hansard
3 Dec 2018, 3:15 p.m.

I think the hon. Member for Norwich South (Clive Lewis) should be well satisfied with that.

Carol Monaghan Portrait Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West) (SNP) - Parliament Live - Hansard
3 Dec 2018, 3:15 p.m.

I appreciate the comments that the Home Secretary has already made about Asia Bibi, but of course there are many, many Christians in Pakistan who live under constant threat of persecution. Will the he work with his Home Office colleagues to make sure that their cases for asylum are treated in a sympathetic manner?

Oral Answers to Questions
Debate between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan
Thursday 29th November 2018

(1 year, 2 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Mr Speaker Hansard
29 Nov 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Stunning, absolutely stunning—the articulacy and the accent. What a dramatic performance by the right hon. Gentleman.

Carol Monaghan Portrait Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West) (SNP) - Hansard

I believe that the 13 Scottish Tories have all signed the latest pledge of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation to reject the Prime Minister’s deal. Will the Secretary of State do the same?

Mr Speaker Hansard
29 Nov 2018, 10:11 a.m.

In fact, I was almost as pleased with the right hon. Gentleman’s performance as possibly was the right hon. Gentleman.

School Exclusion
Debate between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan
Tuesday 9th October 2018

(1 year, 4 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Ministry of Justice
Mr Speaker Hansard
9 Oct 2018, 3:24 p.m.

We have heard it from Harlow, so I think we should hear it from Glasgow.

Carol Monaghan Portrait Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West) (SNP) - Hansard

20. Thank you, Mr Speaker, for allowing me to come in on this question. Scotland aims to be the world’s first trauma-aware nation by considering the link between adverse childhood experience and future offending, so will the Minister look at the work being done in Scotland to break the cycle of offending and imprisonment of some of the most vulnerable individuals in our society? [907008]

NATO
Debate between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan
Wednesday 20th June 2018

(1 year, 8 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Ministry of Defence
Mr Speaker Hansard

Order. Because the hon. Lady was on the list, I will call Carol Monaghan next, but I hope the hon. Gentleman will be accommodated.

Carol Monaghan Portrait Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West) (SNP) - Hansard

We have heard already this afternoon that Russian activity in the high north and the Black sea has reached levels not seen since the cold war. The NATO summit must be used to discuss and strengthen the alliance’s maritime strategy. The Russian activity off Scotland’s west coast is now at critical level. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach has warned that British anti-submarine capability has been seriously neglected due to underfunding. The scrapping of the Nimrod fleet in 2010 has left us unable to react to the emerging Russian threat. We must ensure that we, as a NATO member, remain agile enough to respond to future threats, wherever and whatever they may be.

I was in Romania recently as part of a parliamentary delegation, and concerns were raised repeatedly about Russian activity in the Black sea. The annexation of Crimea has given Russia a launch platform in the Black sea, which has already enabled it to intensify air and sea activities in the area. That, of course, is also a threat to oil and gas pipelines.

Romania is grateful that the UK has sent Typhoons to the Black sea as part of the NATO mission, but Russia continues to flex its muscles in the Ukraine and northern Moldova. It courts NATO members in the Balkans and Turkey, and floods other eastern European countries with propaganda.

Romania is pressing for the Black sea to be a specific agenda item at the summit. That, however, has been repeatedly blocked by Turkey—a NATO member that is getting far too close to Russia. I urge the Secretary of State to support Romania’s calls for a frank discussion of the Black sea at the summit.

Finally, I echo the comments from the hon. Members for Wakefield (Mary Creagh) and for Gedling (Vernon Coaker). Many Members have viewed with horror the pictures of children who have been cruelly ripped from their parents’ arms. Their cries and distress will be hard for us to forget, and this pernicious policy has no place anywhere in the world. I urge the Secretary of State to use any influence he has as a fellow NATO member to send a clear message to President Trump that his actions are not endorsed by the Bible, that we in the UK unequivocally condemn them and that children should never be used as pawns in a political game.

Mr Speaker Hansard
20 Jun 2018, 6:40 p.m.

If the hon. Member for Aberdeen South (Ross Thomson) could confine himself to four minutes or less, that would be appreciated by the House. I call Ross Thomson.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention
Debate between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan
Thursday 14th June 2018

(1 year, 8 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Scotland Office
Mr Speaker Hansard
14 Jun 2018, 1:57 p.m.

I call Carol Monaghan.

Carol Monaghan Portrait Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West) (SNP) - Parliament Live - Hansard
14 Jun 2018, 1:57 p.m.

Good choice, Mr Speaker.

Given the recent assurances on the Northern Ireland border, will the Secretary of State make a commitment that if Northern Ireland gets a bespoke deal on regulatory alignment, he will be fighting to protect Scotland’s interests and ensure that Scotland gets a similar deal?

Oral Answers to Questions
Debate between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan
Monday 5th March 2018

(1 year, 11 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Ministry of Defence
Mr Speaker Hansard

I call Carol Monaghan—[Hon. Members: “Hear, hear!] The hon. Lady just did not how popular she was.

Carol Monaghan Portrait Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West) (SNP) - Hansard

T9. I am enjoying the recognition, Mr Speaker. The National Audit Office has revealed that the cost of the Dreadnought and Astute programmes has now risen by nearly £1 billion. Can the Secretary of State confirm that there will be no further cuts to conventional forces to meet the rising costs of Trident? [904184]

Presidents Club Charity Dinner
Debate between John Bercow and Carol Monaghan
Wednesday 24th January 2018

(2 years, 1 month ago)

Commons Chamber
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Department for Education
Carol Monaghan Portrait Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West) (SNP) - Parliament Live - Hansard
24 Jan 2018, 12:56 p.m.

Obviously, the Minister has been fairly robust in the comments she has made so far, but she said that those men “do not know where the line should be”. This event was billed as

“the most un-PC event of the year”,

so they clearly do know where the line should be, and they decided to cross it. We have heard reports of toilets being monitored and of women who were lingering too long in them being called out and led back to the ballroom. That is not sexism; that is slavery. It is appalling. I was a teacher for 20 years, and I had occasion to deal with sexism, but never on this scale or to this degree. Back in October, the previous Secretary of State for Education said that

“sexist…language must have no place in our society, and parliamentarians of all parties have a duty to stamp out this sort of behaviour wherever we encounter it”.

We might think that everyone agreed with that statement, but we need to ask ourselves whether the current Secretary of State and the Government really do agree with it. This comes at the start of what we were told would be a radical shake-up of the culture of sexual harassment—

Mr Speaker Hansard

Order. I recognise the extreme sensitivity of this subject, and I respect the hon. Lady and want to hear what she has to say, but she has now exceeded her time. She has given us a real sense of her anger, and I ask her now to put her question, please.

Carol Monaghan Portrait Carol Monaghan - Hansard
24 Jan 2018, 12:58 p.m.

Thank you, Mr Speaker. I will put a couple of questions. First, what message does this send to our young people, and how are we giving our teachers the ability to fight sexism when the Government are appointing such people to prominent roles? I also ask the Minister, what screening is being carried out of people who are being appointed to all Departments?