Results 141–160 of 6091 for speaker:Michael Fabricant

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill: Revival (2 Mar 2020)

Michael Fabricant: Does my hon. Friend not realise that there is a danger that for constituencies such as mine that are not directly served by HS2—of which there are many along the west coast main line—moving freight on to the west coast main line could result in a diminution of passenger services to cities such as Lichfield?

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill: Revival (2 Mar 2020)

Michael Fabricant: I am curious. The hon. Gentleman says that he does not believe the figures for the cost of HS2 reflect reality. He may well be right. What does he think HS2 will cost?

Education: Young People: Equitable Opportunity (2 Mar 2020)

Michael Fabricant: What steps he is taking to ensure equitable access to opportunity for young people in (a) Staffordshire and (b) the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement.

Education: Young People: Equitable Opportunity (2 Mar 2020)

Michael Fabricant: My right hon. Friend and neighbour will know that Staffordshire has been right at the bottom of the pool in comparison with other counties when it comes to money. What good news can he give his schools in South Staffordshire, as well as mine in Lichfield?

Environment Bill (26 Feb 2020)

Michael Fabricant: Will my hon. Friend give way on that point?

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill (12 Feb 2020)

Michael Fabricant: A number of people may question why we are rushing through this business in one day today, so may I ask my right hon. and learned Friend, if the business were not completed today and the Bill therefore not enabled as an Act, would it result in terrorists being released early in the immediate future?

Transport Infrastructure (11 Feb 2020)

Michael Fabricant: The Prime Minister will understand that Andy Street and I tend to talk about soft furnishings, as the subject tends to avoid argument, because I am less than enthusiastic about the route of HS2, which connects with neither Eurostar, Birmingham New Street nor St Pancras. However, I am delighted to hear the Prime Minister say that the organisation of HS2 Ltd will be revised. As HS2 is now going...

Treasury: Zero VAT Rate: E-publications (11 Feb 2020)

Michael Fabricant: While agreeing with the point made for the SNP by the hon. Member for Linlithgow and East Falkirk (Martyn Day), does the Minister not find it somewhat ironic that the only way we can reduce the rate of VAT to zero is through Brexit, yet the SNP wishes to remain in the EU, and we would therefore not be able to reduce VAT if that were the case?

Home Department: Points-based Immigration System (10 Feb 2020)

Michael Fabricant: What plans she has to introduce a new points-based immigration system; and if she will make a statement.

Home Department: Points-based Immigration System (10 Feb 2020)

Michael Fabricant: I for one welcome this, particularly the fact that we will be able to get the brightest and the best not only from Europe but from other nations as well, such as the US, Australia and New Zealand, and Canada. But Lichfield is a rural constituency—a particularly beautiful one, I might add—and we have a need not just for people with great skills but for part-time horticultural workers. What...

UK Telecommunications (28 Jan 2020)

Michael Fabricant: Notwithstanding the fact that all our iPhones are manufactured in China by a company associated with Huawei, I want to ask my right hon. Friend about the four 5G networks already under construction in the UK. What action is he taking regarding these existing networks? Will the data being transferred, and where it is being transferred to, be secure in the future? Finally, will the resilience...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Countryside: Access (28 Jan 2020)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department plans to take in relation to proposal 16 of The Landscapes Review, published in September 2019 on expanding open access rights in national landscapes.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Countryside: Access (28 Jan 2020)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Landscapes Review, published in September 2019, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of open access on water in national landscapes.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: House of Commons: Bullying (23 Jan 2020)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Leader of the House, if he will open an inquiry into historical charges of bullying in the House of Commons; and if he will make a statement.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business Productivity: Birmingham (21 Jan 2020)

Michael Fabricant: When my right hon. Friend meets my friend the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, will she discuss the possibility of opening a giga factory in Birmingham or the immediate area for the production of electric vehicles?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: West Midlands (16 Jan 2020)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will meet with (a) the hon. Member for Lichfield and (b) officials from the West Midlands Rail Executive to discuss the re-opening of the existing Lichfield City to Derby via Burton on Trent freight line for use for passenger traffic.

Wales: Infrastructure (15 Jan 2020)

Michael Fabricant: Has not the whole point about infrastructure and the M4 been missed so far—unless I missed it during the singing—because of the fact that the Severn crossing is now free? Is it not that point that will help Cardiff and Swansea?

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Big Ben (15 Jan 2020)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the hon. Member representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will allow Big Ben to chime at 11pm GMT on 31 January 2020 to mark the UK leaving the EU; what estimate has been made of the cost of activating the clock mechanism to enable those chimes; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Recess (14 Jan 2020)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Leader of the House, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of announcing all Parliamentary recesses 12 months in advance subject to the progress of House of Commons business.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Sign Language: Education (13 Jan 2020)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) adding the teaching of basic English Sign Language to the curriculum and (b) providing support and guidance to schools in the teaching of sign language.


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