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Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (17 Jan 2018)

Michael Fabricant: In relation to the work undertaken by the Department to combat modern slavery, will the Secretary of State take this opportunity to praise our former colleagues Anthony Steen and Sir John Randall for the work they have done?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Public Spending: Wales (16 Jan 2018)

Michael Fabricant: Given that the tolls on the Severn crossing went down last week for the first time ever, there is going to be greater demand for use of the M4. However, since 2012 the Labour Welsh Government have done nothing about using the public money available to them to extend the M4. Is it not the case that public money should be spent on that, and that it has been made available to Wales from this...

International Trade: Trans-Pacific Partnership (11 Jan 2018)

Michael Fabricant: Two of the countries in the TPP are Australia and New Zealand. Will the Secretary of State look closely at their closer economic relationship agreement, which allows free trade of goods and services between those two countries, and will he prioritise an agreement between the United Kingdom and those two countries?

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Local Authorities: Voting Services (10 Jan 2018)

Michael Fabricant: May I be the first Member also from the 1992 intake to offer my right hon. Friend congratulations on his latest appointment? Is he aware of the landmark ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States, which has said that the boundary changes in North Carolina are unconstitutional and gerrymandering? Will he join me in praising the work of the boundary commissions—despite their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Fire and Rescue Services (8 Jan 2018)

Michael Fabricant: In Lichfield, we have a brand new fire station, but one fewer fire appliance, which seems an odd sense of priorities in the way that the fire service is run in Staffordshire. There would be a £10 million saving if only the police and the fire service were to merge their back-office functions. What can the Home Secretary do to encourage them to do just that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Border Discussions (20 Dec 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Is it not the case that there already are different tariffs, for example, on petrol and diesel, and yet there is an open border? Surely the best way to ensure that there is an open border is to have a comprehensive free trade agreement with the rest of the European Union.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Border Discussions (20 Dec 2017)

Michael Fabricant: It should be right hon.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Prince of Wales’s Regalia (13 Dec 2017)

Michael Fabricant: If he will discuss with the Welsh Government further ways publicly to display the Prince of Wales’s regalia in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Prince of Wales’s Regalia (13 Dec 2017)

Michael Fabricant: I am very glad to hear the Minister’s answer, because he will know that almost 50 years ago, 1 billion people around the world saw the investiture. Wales was in homes around the world. His Royal Highness Prince Charles’s regalia is, I believe, sitting in a vault beneath St James’s Palace. I might be wrong on that point, but it is the principle of the thing: it should be on...

Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Constituents of mine who have parents and grandparents living in the European Union are very concerned by comments made by the Labour party, which wanted to conclude an early deal that would rightly protect Europeans living in the United Kingdom, but would sell down the river those British citizens who live in Europe. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the primary role of the Prime Minister...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Public Services: West Midlands (6 Dec 2017)

Michael Fabricant: What recent assessment she has made of the (a) economic performance and (b) level of provision of public services in the west midlands; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Public Services: West Midlands (6 Dec 2017)

Michael Fabricant: The devolution deal, the Budget and now the establishment of the national battery research and development centre in the west midlands put the whole region at the very heart of European autonomous-drive and electric-drive cars. So will my right hon. Friend commit to continuing to support this important industry? Will she make a very important promise to me? [Hon. Members: “Ooh!] Yes....

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Local and Regional Economies: Transport (4 Dec 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Some £5.8 million has been invested, under the second devolution deal, to unlock congestion in the west midlands, and the west midlands tram network will be expanded to Dudley—or Dud-lie, which I believe is the correct pronunciation. Will my hon. Friend prevail on the Secretary of State to continue to liaise with the Mayor of the west midlands, Andy Street, so that that good work...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Compensation (28 Nov 2017)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to extend the compensation package to rail season ticket holders for delays of under 30 minutes.

Industrial Strategy (27 Nov 2017)

Michael Fabricant: After the unremitting negativity from Labour, may I say how enthusiastic my right hon. Friend has been—and rightly so—about advanced manufacturing, R and D, science and technology, and pharmaceuticals? What steps is he taking to increase productivity in a different sector that employs over 3 million people in the United Kingdom—tourism and hospitality?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Catalonia (21 Nov 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Whatever the rights and wrongs of the action that the People’s party took, does my right hon. Friend agree that the heavy-handed action of the Spanish police exacerbated matters? Does he take heart from news breaking in Spain at the moment that it now intends to give fiscal powers to Catalonia similar to those of the Basque country—something that has not been offered before?

Student Loans Company (20 Nov 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Notwithstanding my hon. Friend’s previous answer, is it not the case that far fewer people from deprived backgrounds now go to university? At least that is what I have heard from the Labour party—or has it got that wrong?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Net Migration Target: International Students (20 Nov 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Does the Minister realise how pleased the directors of Jaguar Land Rover will be with the answer he has just given? They sponsor students at Birmingham University and other universities in Birmingham, so they will be very relieved to know that those students can get graduate visas.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (13 Nov 2017)

Michael Fabricant: While it is of course right and proper for the House to discuss this important matter, is it not also the case that it would be detrimental for us to do so by megaphone diplomacy? Does my right hon. Friend not agree that it would be a sad irony if the Iranian Government were to get comfort and succour from some of the things that have been said in the House today?

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