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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Leaving the EU: Defence Co-operation (23 Oct 2017)

Michael Fabricant: My right hon. Friend has already referred to global reach. Given that the United Kingdom probably has a greater capability with that than any armed forces in Europe, is there not a common feeling between the Europeans and the United Kingdom that we could co-operate in future for our mutual defence?

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Kristian Jensen has joined Wolfgang Schäuble—both are Finance Ministers—in saying that the negotiation would be easy were it not for the game playing. It is the modus operandi of the EU to bully on occasion, to brief the media negatively on occasion, and to bide for time right up until the wire. May I tell my right hon. Friend not to be naive—not that she would...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cultural Industries (14 Sep 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Of course, in 2021 we will be out of the European Union and we will have the Commonwealth games. May I thank my right hon. Friend for choosing Birmingham as the UK’s candidate to host those games? I hope that she will put pressure on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to ensure that he does what is needed. May I just say to you, Mr Speaker, to make it absolutely clear, that I will not be...

Attorney General: Modern Slavery (14 Sep 2017)

Michael Fabricant: What progress the Crown Prosecution Service has made in improving conviction rates for offences of modern slavery; and if he will make a statement.

Attorney General: Modern Slavery (14 Sep 2017)

Michael Fabricant: My right hon. and learned Friend will know that in counties such as Staffordshire there is a growing trend of gangmasters exploiting vulnerable people for things such as drug pushing. How can we use the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to try to restrict that? What guidance does he give the courts on this?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: West Midlands Economy (13 Sep 2017)

Michael Fabricant: When she next plans to meet the Mayor of the West Midlands to discuss the economy of that region; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: West Midlands Economy (13 Sep 2017)

Michael Fabricant: I am very encouraged to hear it. Last week, in the face of stiff competition, Birmingham defeated Liverpool’s brilliant submission and won the Commonwealth games bid for the west midlands, which is excellent news for the economy not only in Birmingham but in the greater west midlands, including Lichfield. Will my right hon. Friend speak to the Chancellor—I see that she is sitting...

Sky/Fox Merger (12 Sep 2017)

Michael Fabricant: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for coming to the House today. No right hon. or hon. Member could deny that she has come to the House frequently and kept us informed. As she has said, this process has lasted for over a year, so I ask her two questions. First, does this announcement today mean that there will be a further delay? Secondly, does she fear that there will be calls for a...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Taylor Review (12 Sep 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Has my hon. Friend looked at the working practices of the John Lewis Partnership—with which I no longer have any connection whatever—and seen the way in which it has people on its boards of management? Does she not believe that this is an important way to achieve worker involvement?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Transport Infrastructure (6 Sep 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Is it not the case that Swansea’s connectivity will be improved by the new Kingsway project, which is creating a digital district? Is it not a shame that Opposition Members do not recognise this important move? Perhaps they do not know what a digital district is.

Fox-Sky Merger (20 Jul 2017)

Michael Fabricant: In my right hon. Friend’s previous statement, she emphasised that it was indeed the evidence that she would look at, and she mentioned quality not quantity. She has said in today’s statement that part of the reason for the delay is the volume of communication she has received; she mentioned tens of thousands of items. What percentage of those tens of thousands of items were...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Lichfield (20 Jul 2017)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many houses in Lichfield constituency have been purchased by (a) the High Speed 2 Exceptional Hardship Scheme and (b) other related schemes since each such scheme was launched; and what the average cost has been of purchases under each such scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: EU Referendum Campaign (20 Jul 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Does my hon. Friend—and she is a friend—agree that not only is illegal funding wrong, but so is electoral fraud? May I invite her to ask the commission to conduct a proper inquiry into having a national voter register, to ensure that people do not double and triple vote in general elections and other elections?

The Right Hon. Member for Meriden, Representing the Church Commissioners, Was Asked: Rural Parish Growth (20 Jul 2017)

Michael Fabricant: On the subject of training, does my right hon. Friend not also think that training in human resources and personnel is important? She will know that the Dean of Peterborough, Charles Taylor, was sacked from that cathedral and given only 24 hours’ notice to leave the deanery. Does she think that that was not only unprofessional on the part of the chapter, but very unchristian?

HS2 Update (17 Jul 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Lichfield has been blighted twice by HS2, first by phase 1 and now by phase 2a. Farms are facing devastation in my constituency, with quarries being planned for them under phase 2a. Will the Secretary of State confirm that they can appeal through a petition? His predecessor said that the whole rationale for HS2 was congestion, but is it not the case that most of the congestion is south of...

Schools Update (17 Jul 2017)

Michael Fabricant: I accept that I have been a pain in the butt to both parties over the years. I remember saying to Prime Minister Tony Blair many years ago that the funding postcode lottery between counties was unfair and he agreed, but he did nothing about it. I was also a pain in the butt to the Schools Minister when I gave him a hard time a couple of months ago. I welcome today’s announcement, but...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Points of Order (17 Jul 2017)

Michael Fabricant: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. On the Order Paper today we have the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill, which, as it points out, relates to Fradley Wood in Staffordshire, in my constituency. I have two farms on which it was announced there will be quarrying, and that is before we have even had First Reading. I have elderly residents who are being told that their homes...

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Voting Behaviour (17 Jul 2017)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if she will conduct a national audit to determine how many (a) students and (b) other registered voters voted in more than one parliamentary constituency in the General Election 2017.


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