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Rail Services (Blackpool North) (28 January 2015)

Mark Menzies: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool North and Cleveleys (Paul Maynard) on securing the debate. He is a true advocate for rail transport on behalf of his constituents. When it comes to investment, I urge the Minister to look at Kirkham and Wesham station, where there is no disabled access lift. If we are improving services, we must improve them for disabled people, too, to...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Schedule 3 — Transfer schemes (26 January 2015)

Mark Menzies: As a Minister, my right hon. Friend has genuinely listened to the concerns of Members on both sides of the House. I wish to put on the record my thanks to the Government for taking on board some of the issues that I have raised, particularly in allowing the British Geological Survey to play a role, thereby ensuring closer, independent monitoring, which is very important for me in Fylde. Will...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 15 — Advice on likely impact of onshore petroleum on the carbon budget (26 January 2015)

Mark Menzies: I endorse the comments the hon. Lady is making. I am now on to dealing with my fourth and fifth shale gas applications in my constituency. On Second Reading I made it clear to the Government that I wanted to see an overarching body that looked at end-to-end regulation—from start to finish—just as she is envisaging. The Government are still not out of time—they can still...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 15 — Advice on likely impact of onshore petroleum on the carbon budget (26 January 2015)

Mark Menzies: I asked this on Second Reading and I ask it again today. Will those inspections be unannounced and rigorous, and will there be full transparency on what HSE inspectors find?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Mental Health (Employment Opportunities) (26 January 2015)

Mark Menzies: What progress he has made on supporting people with a mental health condition to find work.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Mental Health (Employment Opportunities) (26 January 2015)

Mark Menzies: Mental health issues in Fylde are as serious as they are anywhere else, so what plans does the Minister have to support further people with mental health conditions throughout the Disability Confident campaign?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Child Poverty (14 January 2015)

Mark Menzies: Does the Minister agree that with the number of workless households at its lowest level for a generation across the UK as a whole, the best way to help tackle child poverty is to get people back into work?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (12 January 2015)

Mark Menzies: May I put on record my thanks to the Minister for the Armed Forces for his visit to BAE systems in Warton and Salmesbury aerodromes, which are key employers in Lancashire? Will he update the House on defence export prospects for the Hawk trainer aircraft, as its production line has recently opened in my Fylde constituency?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Abortion (15 December 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were refused on the grounds on coercion in the last year for which records are available.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Congenital Abnormalities (15 December 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's most recent policy framework is concerning the entitlement of women undergoing screening and diagnosis testing for foetal anomaly during pregnancy to full and informed consent, to proper support in the event of a positive result, and to their right to refuse screening or testing if they so wish.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (9 December 2014)

Mark Menzies: May I put it on the record that I support the Government’s drive to create a northern powerhouse? What assurances can the Chief Secretary give me that constituencies such as my own in Fylde will benefit from such a move?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Infrastructure (9 December 2014)

Mark Menzies: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to encourage investment in infrastructure.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Infrastructure Bill [Lords] (8 December 2014)

Mark Menzies: It is a great pleasure to be called to finish the Back-Bench contributions to the debate. I wish to touch upon a number of items in the Bill, but I will focus primarily on one specific area. Right hon. and hon. Members on both sides have used various terms to describe the Bill, including a rag-tag Bill. I prefer to call it a Christmas tree Bill, given that we are in the festive season,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Infrastructure Bill [Lords] (8 December 2014)

Mark Menzies: I thank my right hon. Friend for that assurance. As the hon. Member for Birmingham, Northfield (Richard Burden) said, when the Bill gets into Committee we will have to be rigorous and specific in considering certain amendments as to how we can improve regulation and its enforcement, and make sure that that regulation is absolutely robust. If I had had the opportunity to intervene on him, I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Infrastructure Bill [Lords] (8 December 2014)

Mark Menzies: The hon. Gentleman makes a powerful point about monitoring on behalf of his constituents. Does he agree that it is important that that is done by the Environment Agency and not left to the company doing the drilling?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Infrastructure Bill [Lords] (8 December 2014)

Mark Menzies: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Infrastructure Bill [Lords] (8 December 2014)

Mark Menzies: The Minister is right to point out that I have been campaigning on shale gas regulation for the last four and a half years. I urge him to take this opportunity to reflect on the need for an independent panel of experts. We need to ensure, above all, that all the regulations are viewed impartially and independently, and that, if this goes ahead, we have the safest shale gas regime in the world.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Road Investment Strategy (1 December 2014)

Mark Menzies: I thank the Secretary of State for today’s announcement of 40 million-plus for the new section of the A585 that runs through my constituency. This has been talked about for over 20 years, and now it is finally being delivered. May I congratulate him on taking this very important decision?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (27 November 2014)

Mark Menzies: What recent estimate he has made of the contribution of tourism to the economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (27 November 2014)

Mark Menzies: Hoteliers on the Fylde coast have told me they have had one of the best tourist seasons in well over a decade. What steps is the Minister taking to ensure the great British coastal resorts such as those in Fylde have a bumper 2015?

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