Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

TORIES “PARTYING ON THE PUBLIC PURSE” AS SCOTLAND OFFICE HOSPITALITY SPEND SKYROCKETS

Questions have been raised over whether Scottish Tory ministers are "partying on the public purse" after new figures revealed that Scotland Office hospitality spending has skyrocketed.Responding to a parliamentary question from SNP MP Deidre Brock, Scottish Secretary David Mundell was forced to admit that Scotland Office spending on hospitality has...
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Stop the penalties for postal bills - Brock

Deidre Brock MP has called for consumers to keep the right to choose between paper and digital data without extra charges being applied.Deidre is hosting an event for the campaign 'Keep me Posted' at Westminster today (Wednesday), a coalition of charities, interest groups and businesses including support from Age Scotland, Dyslexia Scotland, Carers...
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Best reform of House of Lords? Scrap it

I spoke in today's debate about reform of the House of Lords, led by my SNP colleague Tommy Sheppard MP. We were discussing the rather timid reforms put forward in a recent report from the Lord Speakers' Committee. I have some other ideas....There have been many debates on the House of Lords over many years. Indeed, some would say th...
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Career choices and challenges: the culture of casual sexism

I've seen suggestions that there should be more equality training in the workplace and a suggestion that men should routinely be given sensitivity training. The real answer, though, is men should be decent human beings who don't regard women as being worth less than they are. Deidre Brock MP A speech I gave to the CFA UK Scottish Gender Di...
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Save Leith Registrar - sign the petition

I was surprised to learn that Leith's Registrar's Office is set to close this year. After November people are expected to travel to the City Chambers but it's just not the same - Leithers want to get married and register births and deaths in Leith, a place with its own unique history and sense of community quite distinct from Edinburgh.Th...
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