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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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Local Growth Deals (7 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: This afternoon, I was with the Secretary of State for Transport in Fylde, where we announced the Lytham St Annes to M55 link road. Will the Minister assure the people of Fylde, who are very excited about this announcement, that this shovel-ready project will indeed get under way in 2015-16, as planned?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism Industry (3 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: Fylde is the golf capital of Lancashire, with outstanding courses including the Open championship course at Royal Lytham & St Annes. What are the Government doing to ensure that Britain is getting the most out of this lucrative section of the tourist market?

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: North West (3 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with Northern Rail on modernising stations on the South Fylde line.

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: North West (3 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with Network Rail on the introduction of a passing loop on the South Fylde Line.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Golf: Tourism (2 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to promote golfing holidays in the (a) North West and (b) UK.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electronic Government (2 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what digital-by-default Government services will be available by next year; and what support he plans to make available to older people and those who are not yet online.

Written Answers — Transport: West Coast Railway Line (2 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with Virgin Trains on ensuring that its proposed train service from Blackpool to Euston will stop at Kirkham Station.

Written Answers — Health: Dementia (2 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make available additional funding to improve care for people with dementia.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (1 July 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that the distribution of shale gas community benefit funds go to those households closest to potential drilling sites.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (30 June 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that the risk of flooding is taken into account in any potential shale gas sites.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (30 June 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that the views of homeowners are taken into account before any change in existing trespass legislation to allow for horizontal shale gas drilling.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Regional Growth (26 June 2014)

Mark Menzies: What steps he is taking to promote regional growth.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Regional Growth (26 June 2014)

Mark Menzies: May I take this opportunity to welcome the Government’s proposed plans to build a high-speed rail network between our great northern cities? In the light of that announcement will the Minister assure me that local businesses in Fylde and the local enterprise zone in Warton will continue to receive the full support of Government to promote growth in west Lancashire?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (26 June 2014)

Mark Menzies: Fylde has a significant amount of advanced manufacturing companies, including BAE Systems and Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel. May we have an update on what steps are being taken to increase the number of highly skilled apprenticeships in the advanced manufacturing sector?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (18 June 2014)

Mark Menzies: Given that the unity Government of Palestine have unequivocally endorsed the Quartet principles, will the Secretary of State confirm that she will robustly continue DFID’s financial support to them, or even increase it?

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Manufacturing Industries: Females (14 May 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Government is taking to encourage more women to pursue a career in advanced manufacturing.

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