Michael Fabricant: What plans he has to maintain tilting train services on the west coast main line after the completion of High Speed 2; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant: I am grateful for that answer, which was very different from what HS2 told me in a meeting recently. Lichfield is one of over 20 stations along the west coast main line that will not be served by HS2; the nearest station will be half an hour or more away. At the moment, we have the tilting Pendolinos, which are very fast, but HS2 told me that when they are phased out, they will not be...
Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans there are to restore the original Euston Arch at the reconstruction of Euston Station in London.
Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what fast services that stop at Lichfield Trent Valley will remain on the west coast mainline after the completion of High Speed Two (a) Phase 1 and (b) Phase 2a; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant: What steps his Department is taking to support the recovery of the Welsh (a) rural economy and (b) hospitality sector from the effects of the covid-19 outbreak.
Michael Fabricant: What comparative assessment he has made of the ability of the (a) UK and (b) EU to impose sanctions on the President of Belarus.
Michael Fabricant: Everybody’s favourite continental politician Guy Verhofstadt expressed his huge frustration with the European Union recently, surprisingly enough, when he said that unlike the United Kingdom and Canada, which have imposed sanctions on Belarus for the very reason that my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has just said, the European Union has been unable to do so because of the...
Michael Fabricant: I thank the Prime Minister for his very clear statement, but compliance will be a major issue even if people understand the rules. Part of the problem is that people think the situation will just go on and on for the next decade. Although I understand the Prime Minister’s reluctance to talk too much about a vaccine—he made that clear in an earlier answer—can he help people in Lichfield...
Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what Official Development Assistance is provided to the People's Republic of China; for which projects that assistance is so provided; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant: My right hon. Friend has said time and again this morning that if people do not have symptoms, they should not get tested, because the antigen test does not work if someone does not have symptoms. Patrick McLoughlin—a good friend of ours, now in the House of Lords—always used to say to me, “If you want to keep a secret, say it in the Chamber of the House of Commons.” How can we get...
Michael Fabricant: What assessment he has made of the effect of normalisation of relations between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates on regional stability and security; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant: Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating the United States Administration and indeed the US State Department on helping to broker this deal? I suspect he will not agree with me when I say that I think it is their pragmatic approach to say that a two-state deal is not going to happen as long as we have Hamas and Hezbollah taking the line they do, but what I would ask my right hon....
Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support is available for local councils to maintain swimming pools while they remain closed; and if he will allow public swimming pools to open subject to protections being in place to prevent covid-19 contagion.
Michael Fabricant: What steps his Department is taking to encourage home working; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant: Well, a recent survey has shown that two thirds of people would prefer to work from home either full time or part time, rather than work all the time at the places they worked from pre-covid. With this change in attitudes, which means we will end up with less pollution and probably a better standard of living, what can the Government do, and what can she do, to encourage this type of working...
Michael Fabricant: What guidance his Department issues to local authorities on their membership of local enterprise partnerships; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the letter of 23 March 2020 to his Department from British Marine, Broads Authority and Canal & River Trust and subsequent correspondence, what steps he is taking to allocate £20 million covid-19 funding to support waterway businesses; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support (a) heritage and (b) tourism on the inland waterways during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to protect inland waterway based businesses that are affected by the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant: What steps she is taking to prevent conventional and social media reporting which may lead to contempt of court; and if she will make a statement.