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Information between 29th January 2024 - 18th February 2024

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Division Votes
30 Jan 2024 - Media Bill - View Vote Context
Ronnie Cowan voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 39 Scottish National Party Aye votes vs 0 Scottish National Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 194 Noes - 294
30 Jan 2024 - Media Bill - View Vote Context
Ronnie Cowan voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 37 Scottish National Party Aye votes vs 0 Scottish National Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 193 Noes - 295
30 Jan 2024 - Media Bill - View Vote Context
Ronnie Cowan voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 39 Scottish National Party Aye votes vs 0 Scottish National Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 195 Noes - 284
31 Jan 2024 - Business without Debate - View Vote Context
Ronnie Cowan voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 31 Scottish National Party No votes vs 0 Scottish National Party Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 265 Noes - 185
31 Jan 2024 - Political Parties, Elections and Referendums - View Vote Context
Ronnie Cowan voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 34 Scottish National Party No votes vs 0 Scottish National Party Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 273 Noes - 190
5 Feb 2024 - Finance Bill - View Vote Context
Ronnie Cowan voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 34 Scottish National Party Aye votes vs 0 Scottish National Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 182 Noes - 289
5 Feb 2024 - Finance Bill - View Vote Context
Ronnie Cowan voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 34 Scottish National Party Aye votes vs 0 Scottish National Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 185 Noes - 285
5 Feb 2024 - Finance Bill - View Vote Context
Ronnie Cowan voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 32 Scottish National Party No votes vs 0 Scottish National Party Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 283 Noes - 39
6 Feb 2024 - Ministerial Severance: Reform - View Vote Context
Ronnie Cowan voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 36 Scottish National Party Aye votes vs 0 Scottish National Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 192 Noes - 275


Speeches
Ronnie Cowan speeches from: Post Office Management Culture
Ronnie Cowan contributed 2 speeches (926 words)
Thursday 8th February 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Business and Trade
Ronnie Cowan speeches from: Support for Civilians Fleeing Gaza
Ronnie Cowan contributed 1 speech (19 words)
Tuesday 6th February 2024 - Commons Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


Written Answers
Gambling: Video Games
Asked by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
Wednesday 7th February 2024

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to take steps to help prevent prevent a potential normalisation of gambling among young people via loot boxes in Apps and video games.

Answered by Julia Lopez - Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)

Following the Government response to the call for evidence on loot boxes in video games, the Government has welcomed new industry-led guidance that aims to address the concerns identified for all players, including young people.

Measures to protect players should ensure that the purchase of loot boxes should be unavailable to all children and young people unless enabled by a parent or guardian, and all players should have access to, and be aware of, spending controls and transparent information to support safe and responsible gameplay.

The Government has agreed a 12-month implementation period for the new guidance on loot boxes and has asked the industry, coordinated by Ukie, to report back to DCMS on the extent to which it has been implemented.

We will continue to keep our position on possible future legislative options under review, informed by academic scrutiny of the industry-led measures. We will provide a further update in due course, following the 12-month implementation period.

Under the Gambling Act 2005, gambling is defined as playing a game of chance for a prize of money or money’s worth. The prizes that can be won via most loot boxes do not have a monetary value, cannot be cashed-out, and are of value only within the context of the game. They therefore do not meet that definition. As set out in the Government’s response to the call for evidence, there are also a number of disadvantages to changing the definition of gambling including the likelihood of capturing unintended activities, creating logistical difficulties in increasing the remit of the Gambling Commission, and undermining gambling taxation.

Gambling: Video Games
Asked by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
Wednesday 7th February 2024

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what evidential basis the decision not to define loot boxes as gambling as part of the Gambling White Paper was made.

Answered by Julia Lopez - Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)

Following the Government response to the call for evidence on loot boxes in video games, the Government has welcomed new industry-led guidance that aims to address the concerns identified for all players, including young people.

Measures to protect players should ensure that the purchase of loot boxes should be unavailable to all children and young people unless enabled by a parent or guardian, and all players should have access to, and be aware of, spending controls and transparent information to support safe and responsible gameplay.

The Government has agreed a 12-month implementation period for the new guidance on loot boxes and has asked the industry, coordinated by Ukie, to report back to DCMS on the extent to which it has been implemented.

We will continue to keep our position on possible future legislative options under review, informed by academic scrutiny of the industry-led measures. We will provide a further update in due course, following the 12-month implementation period.

Under the Gambling Act 2005, gambling is defined as playing a game of chance for a prize of money or money’s worth. The prizes that can be won via most loot boxes do not have a monetary value, cannot be cashed-out, and are of value only within the context of the game. They therefore do not meet that definition. As set out in the Government’s response to the call for evidence, there are also a number of disadvantages to changing the definition of gambling including the likelihood of capturing unintended activities, creating logistical difficulties in increasing the remit of the Gambling Commission, and undermining gambling taxation.

Gambling: Video Games
Asked by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
Wednesday 7th February 2024

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the relationship between (a) the use of in-game loot boxes and (b) the likelihood of future gambling related harms amongst young people.

Answered by Julia Lopez - Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)

Following the Government response to the call for evidence on loot boxes in video games, the Government has welcomed new industry-led guidance that aims to address the concerns identified for all players, including young people.

Measures to protect players should ensure that the purchase of loot boxes should be unavailable to all children and young people unless enabled by a parent or guardian, and all players should have access to, and be aware of, spending controls and transparent information to support safe and responsible gameplay.

The Government has agreed a 12-month implementation period for the new guidance on loot boxes and has asked the industry, coordinated by Ukie, to report back to DCMS on the extent to which it has been implemented.

We will continue to keep our position on possible future legislative options under review, informed by academic scrutiny of the industry-led measures. We will provide a further update in due course, following the 12-month implementation period.

Under the Gambling Act 2005, gambling is defined as playing a game of chance for a prize of money or money’s worth. The prizes that can be won via most loot boxes do not have a monetary value, cannot be cashed-out, and are of value only within the context of the game. They therefore do not meet that definition. As set out in the Government’s response to the call for evidence, there are also a number of disadvantages to changing the definition of gambling including the likelihood of capturing unintended activities, creating logistical difficulties in increasing the remit of the Gambling Commission, and undermining gambling taxation.



Early Day Motions Signed
Monday 29th January
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 27th February 2024

High Income Child Benefit Charge

22 signatures (Most recent: 27 Feb 2024)
Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House expresses deep concern that the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) continues to create unfairness and anomalies such as discriminating against a family with one earner who earns in excess of £50,000 compared with a family whose joint earnings may exceed the £50,000 threshold; remains concerned that …
Wednesday 21st February
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 22nd February 2024

No confidence in the Speaker

92 signatures (Most recent: 28 Feb 2024)
Tabled by: William Wragg (Conservative - Hazel Grove)
That this House has no confidence in Mr Speaker.
Monday 19th February
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 22nd February 2024

100th birthday of Holocaust survivor Henry Wuga

18 signatures (Most recent: 29 Feb 2024)
Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House congratulates Holocaust survivor, Giffnock resident, Henry Wuga on his 100th birthday; notes that Henry was born in Nuremberg on 23 February 1924 and arrived on the Kindertransport in 1939; understands he was sent to Glasgow, then Perth following the outbreak of war; recognises Henry met his wife, …
Wednesday 7th February
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 8th February 2024

Jagtar Singh Johal

39 signatures (Most recent: 1 Mar 2024)
Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes that Jagtar Singh Johal, a Sikh activist and resident of Dumbarton, will be marking his 37th birthday on 9 February, his sixth in arbitrary detention in India since being abducted from the street during his honeymoon by unidentified assailants who turned out to be undercover police …
Monday 5th February
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 7th February 2024

Fetcha Chocolates

14 signatures (Most recent: 27 Feb 2024)
Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House congratulates Fiona McArthur, owner and creator of Fetcha Chocolates from Campbeltown in Argyll and Bute on being selected to provide dairy-free, vegan chocolates which will be included the 2024 Academy Awards ceremony gift bag; understands that Fiona who started the business from her mum’s kitchen in 2019 …



Ronnie Cowan mentioned

Parliamentary Debates
Post Office Management Culture
52 speeches (16,965 words)
Thursday 8th February 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Business and Trade
Mentions:
1: Richard Graham (Con - Gloucester) Members for Inverclyde (Ronnie Cowan) and for Motherwell and Wishaw (Marion Fellows). - Link to Speech
2: Owen Thompson (SNP - Midlothian) Friend the Member for Inverclyde (Ronnie Cowan) highlighted issues involving Fujitsu and the responsibilities - Link to Speech
3: Rushanara Ali (Lab - Bethnal Green and Bow) Member for Inverclyde (Ronnie Cowan) highlighted the appalling role of Fujitsu in the Horizon scandal - Link to Speech
4: Kevin Hollinrake (Con - Thirsk and Malton) Member for Inverclyde (Ronnie Cowan) talked about the role of Fujitsu. - Link to Speech
5: Marion Fellows (SNP - Motherwell and Wishaw) Friend the Member for Inverclyde (Ronnie Cowan). I, too, have written to it. - Link to Speech



Select Committee Documents
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Correspondence - Letter from Carolyn Harris MP, Chair, APPG for Gambling Related Harm, relating to Gambling regulation Report, dated 31 January 2024

Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Found: Gambling Related Harm Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP - Vice-Chair, APPG for Gambling Related Harm Ronnie

Tuesday 6th February 2024
Oral Evidence - Office for Statistics Regulation

Transforming the UK’s Evidence Base - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Found: Watch the meeting Members present: Mr William Wragg (Chair); Ronnie Cowan; Jo Gideon; Mr David Jones




Ronnie Cowan - Select Committee Information

Calendar
Tuesday 27th February 2024 9:30 a.m.
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Private Meeting
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Tuesday 27th February 2024 9:30 a.m.
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: The work of the Cabinet Office
At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Sir Alex Chisholm - Permanent Secretary at Cabinet Office
Sarah Harrison - Chief Operating Officer at Cabinet Office
Richard Hornby - Chief Financial Officer at Cabinet Office
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Monday 4th March 2024 7 a.m.
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Private Meeting
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Select Committee Documents
Tuesday 30th January 2024
Written Evidence - defenddigitalme
TEB0028 - Transforming the UK’s Statistical Evidence Base

Transforming the UK’s Evidence Base - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 30th January 2024
Attendance statistics - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee attendance for Session 2023–24, as at 20 December 2023

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 30th January 2024
Correspondence - Letter to Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister of State, Cabinet Office on the timeline for the review of UKSA, dated 23.1.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 30th January 2024
Written Evidence - UK Statistics Authority
TEB0030 - Transforming the UK’s Statistical Evidence Base

Transforming the UK’s Evidence Base - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 30th January 2024
Written Evidence - UK Statistics Authority
TEB0029 - Transforming the UK’s Statistical Evidence Base

Transforming the UK’s Evidence Base - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Correspondence - Letter from Sir Alex Allan KCB, Senior Non-Executive Director, PHSO on the timetable to appoint a new PHSO Ombudsman, dated 29.1.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Correspondence - Letter from Rob Behrens CBE, Ombudsman, PHSO on publication of the PHSO Report - Discharge from mental health care: making it safe and patient-centred, dated 1.2.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Correspondence - John Pullinger, Chair, The Electoral Commission on the Electoral Commission Chief Executive appointment, dated 30.1.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Oral Evidence - Office for Statistics Regulation

Transforming the UK’s Evidence Base - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Thursday 22nd February 2024
Written Evidence - Office for Statistics Regulation, UK Statistics Authority
TEB0031 - Transforming the UK’s Statistical Evidence Base

Transforming the UK’s Evidence Base - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 27th February 2024
Correspondence - Letter from Simon Hoare MP, Minister for Local Government, Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities on the Electoral Commission Strategy and Policy Statement, dated 20.2.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 27th February 2024
Correspondence - Letter to Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Minister of State, Cabinet Office on invitation to give oral evidence, dated 20.2.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 27th February 2024
Correspondence - Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Minister of State, Cabinet Office on the UKSA Review, dated 21.2.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 27th February 2024
Correspondence - Letter to to Professor Lievesley on invitation to give oral evidence, dated 20.2.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 27th February 2024
Oral Evidence - Cabinet Office, Cabinet Office, and Cabinet Office

The work of the Cabinet Office - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee