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Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Neighbourhood Planning (Community Rights) (10 November 2014)

Mark Menzies: What assessment he has made of the level of the take-up of neighbourhood planning and community rights.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Neighbourhood Planning (Community Rights) (10 November 2014)

Mark Menzies: May I take this opportunity to praise the residents of Warton in my constituency who recently submitted a comprehensive neighbourhood plan in line with the Government’s aspiration for community engagement? Does my hon. Friend agree that neighbourhood plans should be given full consideration by local councils at the earliest opportunity?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Pensions (Taxes) (4 November 2014)

Mark Menzies: Given the significant number of pensioners in my Fylde constituency, may I welcome the sweeping reforms announced by the Chancellor earlier this year? What plans will be put in place to make sure that those pensioners who access their own money get sound advice?

Blackpool Airport (3 November 2014)

Mark Menzies: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to hold this Adjournment debate on the future of Blackpool airport, which is an extremely important issue facing my constituency and the Fylde coast. I know that all matters relating to the prosperity of Lancashire are of great interest to you, Mr Deputy Speaker, so it is a great pleasure to see you in the Chair this evening. Blackpool’s...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (23 October 2014)

Mark Menzies: The roads Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Mr Hayes), from whom I anticipate an excellent answer and whom it is always a pleasure to welcome to my constituency, will be aware that the M55 link road received 2 million of Government money as part of the regional growth fund announcement. Will he meet me to ensure that the work on this vital...

Isil: Typhoon and Hawk Aircraft (20 October 2014)

Mark Menzies: What steps the Government are taking to support the export of Typhoon and Hawk aircraft.

Isil: Typhoon and Hawk Aircraft (20 October 2014)

Mark Menzies: The Minister might be aware that there have recently been announced new job losses in management positions at BAE Systems in Warton in my constituency. Given that the Typhoon is playing such an important role in our defence exports, what progress are the Government making with Typhoons for the Malaysian air force, in the light of Malaysia’s recent election to the UN Security Council?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Crime: Victims (13 October 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had on ensuring that victims of crime are adequately compensated.

Business of the House (4 September 2014)

Mark Menzies: I congratulate the Leader of the House on his work on preventing sexual violence in conflict. NATO leaders are meeting this week, so will my right hon. Friend, as the Prime Minister’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, assure me that the terrible crime of rape being committed by ISIL will be raised at the NATO conference and that this House can have a debate on the issue?

Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy Investment (4 September 2014)

Mark Menzies: What assessment he has made of trends in renewable energy investment since 2010.

Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy Investment (4 September 2014)

Mark Menzies: May I take this opportunity to welcome my right hon. Friend to his new role? There has been a recent proposal for a tidal gateway across the Ribble estuary that could provide enough electricity for 18,000 homes. Will the Minister update the House on the progress of the project and ensure that environmental considerations will be at the forefront of the proposal?

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Tidal Power: North West (4 September 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps are being taken by his Department to invest in tidal energy development in north-west England.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Ebola Epidemic (3 September 2014)

Mark Menzies: What humanitarian relief efforts the UK is undertaking in connection with the Ebola epidemic.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Ebola Epidemic (3 September 2014)

Mark Menzies: Many of us have been shocked by the devastation that Ebola has brought to west Africa. Will the Secretary of State update the House on how closely we are working with the United States and France?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 September 2014)

Mark Menzies: Scotland is important to many businesses in Fylde, and many are rightly concerned that Alex Salmond and the Yes campaign have failed to provide a plan B for the currency should Scotland become independent. Does the Prime Minister agree that the voters of Scotland need to know what plan B is before they vote, and if they cannot get a clear answer, they should say “No thanks” to...

Regional Airports — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (15 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: The hon. Gentleman has made a great contribution in such a short time in the House, and he has clearly read the mood of the Chamber. If I may say so, Ms Dorries, your mother lives in the catchment area of Blackpool International airport, so what I say will be close to your heart as well. Although it is a Treasury matter, I would like to put on the table the suggestion that we consider...

Written Answers — Transport: Regional Airports (14 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the importance of regional airports in meeting the UK’s aviation needs.

[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Local Plans (Public Consent) (9 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I am also pleased to see my hon. Friend the Planning Minister. It was a great pleasure, during my time at the Department for Communities and Local Government, to work alongside him, so I understand some of the issues that he faces. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Wycombe (Steve Baker) on securing this debate on a...

[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Local Plans (Public Consent) (9 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: Sadly, I could not agree more with my hon. Friend. The aims of the Localism Act 2011 are not being delivered on the ground, and that is one of the areas of great frustration. Developers know that if the council’s planning committee refuses applications for 800 homes in Warton, they can go straight to the Planning Inspectorate to appeal. We have seen that on a number of occasions across...

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