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Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Birmingham Schools (22 July 2014)

Neil Carmichael: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on her new appointment. Does this matter not remind us of the central importance of the role of governors in our schools? Does it not also remind us, therefore, of the need to focus on the skills of those governors, rather than stakeholder representation and so forth? First and foremost, the need is to make sure governors can speak to their communities and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Work-related Learning (Schools) (21 July 2014)

Neil Carmichael: I welcome the Minister to his new post. Does he agree that the measure introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill to ensure that we properly track students from school into work will be of great benefit in work experience and in ensuring that students get into the right jobs?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Defences (Gloucestershire) (17 July 2014)

Neil Carmichael: What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of flood defences in Gloucestershire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Defences (Gloucestershire) (17 July 2014)

Neil Carmichael: What resources will be available in the future so that my constituents, especially those who live along the vale, can be reassured that they will not get wet when flooding really threatens them?

Bill Presented — Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (16 July 2014)

Neil Carmichael: I want to emphasise my support for the Government’s measures to ensure that outcomes from the education system are properly tracked into business and employment, because that is the essence of our training and school reforms.

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

Neil Carmichael: To reinforce points already made this morning, what assurance can the Minister give my constituents in Stroud valleys and vale that they will have access to broadband so that their businesses and lifestyles can thrive?

Women and Equalities: Rights of Women and Girls (3 July 2014)

Neil Carmichael: What recent discussions she has had with her counterparts overseas on protecting the rights of women and girls internationally.

Women and Equalities: Rights of Women and Girls (3 July 2014)

Neil Carmichael: I thank the Minister for that answer. What can the Government do to help prevent distressing cases such as that of Mariam Ibrahim which arose simply because she was a Christian?

Bill Presented: First World War (Commemoration) (26 June 2014)

Neil Carmichael: My hon. Friend is making an impressive speech. Will he join me in saluting the work of the charity Never Such Innocence, which is marking the massive contribution made by the Dominions, as they then were, towards the great war? It is ably led by Edward Wild and Lady Lucy French, whose great-great grandfather was Field Marshall Sir John French.

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

Neil Carmichael: What assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of manufacturing.

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

Neil Carmichael: I thank the Minister for that encouraging answer. With the need for more skills in energy engineering in mind, does he agree that it is a very good idea to have a centre for those skills at the now-decommissioned Berkeley power station, and that that represents a significant step in the right direction for the long-term economic plan?

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

Neil Carmichael: Do Ministers agree that a central part of the long-term economic plan is the delivery of skills to the increasingly innovative and research-oriented manufacturing sector?

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Office for Budget Responsibility (Manifesto Audits) (25 June 2014)

Neil Carmichael: Would this new-found desire for consensus not be strengthened if the shadow Chancellor and the rest of his Front-Bench colleagues admitted that the previous Labour Government played a central role in causing the problem we are dealing with?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (24 June 2014)

Neil Carmichael: With manufacturing growing at an impressive rate, as I saw on my recent visit to ABB in my constituency, what steps is the Chancellor taking to ensure that manufacturing growth remains sustainable?

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (19 June 2014)

Neil Carmichael: In contrast to the gloomy outlook from the Labour party, could we have an update on progress on improving access to and the availability of large-scale solar panels on commercial and industrial properties?

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Passport Applications (18 June 2014)

Neil Carmichael: Will the shadow Home Secretary join me in wishing well my constituent, Jordan Frapwell, at the European triathlon championships in Austria, and extend her thanks to the Passport Office for making sure that he could get there in time to compete?

Bill Presented — Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: The Economy and Living Standards (12 June 2014)

Neil Carmichael: It is a great pleasure to speak in this debate about the economy and the cost of living, which are central to the Government’s mission, as expressed by the long-term economic plan, which includes a number of factors that are critical to the long-term plans of this country as a whole. One is, obviously, reducing the deficit; another is making sure we have more skills and more...

Business of the House (12 June 2014)

Neil Carmichael: The Leader of the House has been to my constituency, so he knows how beautiful it is, but Labour-led Stroud district council, having failed to get a local plan, has left it vulnerable to unscrupulous developers. Does the Leader of the House agree that we need to emphasise the fact that local plans are required and that it is the responsibility of no one other than the councils to have one?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flooding (12 June 2014)

Neil Carmichael: To underline the fact that the Government are directing funds to flood defences, will the Minister reassure me that appropriate funding will be available for maintenance and necessary new infrastructure to defend the Severn estuary?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Youth Unemployment (11 June 2014)

Neil Carmichael: Does the Minister of State agree that today’s employment figures prove that the long-term economic plan is working in Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, demonstrating that the Conservative party has won the economic argument?

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