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Valedictory Debate ( 5 Nov 2019)

Michael Fallon: I was first elected to this place as the first Conservative for 25 years to sit for the constituency of Darlington in the north-east of England. I have never forgotten that particular weekend. I set off on a train on the Sunday afternoon down to London and the buffet bar was closed. Somebody must have told the steward that the new MP for Darlington was on the train—I had been on television...

Valedictory Debate ( 5 Nov 2019)

Michael Fallon: I am most grateful to my hon. Friend. It seemed to me incredibly important to keep the confidence of the House, having won its support back in 2015 for airstrikes in Iraq and then for their extension to Syria. Of course, that we were able to keep that confidence was down in no small part to the precision of our pilots and their skill in difficult conditions in minimising civilian casualties....

Valedictory Debate ( 5 Nov 2019)

Michael Fallon: I am very grateful too, for the opportunity to allow my right hon. Friend to put that on record. I am only sorry that he cannot do so more formally. Let me finally echo the thanks expressed by others to the Clerks and the staff of the House, and, in particular, single out the staff of the Library. They are, perhaps, a dignified part of our constitution, but they are almost certainly one of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: General Elections: Learning Disability ( 4 Nov 2019)

Michael Fallon: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) party manifestos, (b) voter registration information and (c) polling booths are made accessible to people with learning disabilities during the parliamentary general election.

Northern Ireland Budget Bill (30 Oct 2019)

Michael Fallon: I shall be extremely brief, Mr Deputy Speaker, because I am very conscious that some of our colleagues from Northern Ireland also wish to speak and we have a time limit. I want thoroughly to endorse the contributions of the right hon. Member for Lagan Valley (Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson) and the hon. Member for Rochdale (Tony Lloyd) as to the difficulties the House is placed in now by this...

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Michael Fallon: I remind the House of the interests recorded in my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. In supporting the excellent Queen’s Speech, I wish to touch briefly on just three areas: expenditure, the new borrowing framework, and what more we can do to make our capitalism inclusive. On expenditure, the new money for the NHS and for schools is extremely welcome. With regard to...

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Michael Fallon: I certainly understand that, and my hon. Friend takes me to the point with which I wish to conclude, which is what more we can do to encourage share ownership. Some of the employee share schemes we have—I have written to the Chancellor on this—are still very complicated. The qualifying periods are still very long and do not reflect the mobility of the modern workforce. I am afraid some of...

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Michael Fallon: I am sorry but I will not; I am just finishing. One of my heroes of the year—there may be many other candidates—is an entrepreneur called Julian Richer, who is now coming up to retirement and is handing over 40% of his company, Richer Sounds, to the employees, ensuring that they have a stake in the future. We need more incentives like that to promote loyalty and give people a real stake...

British Children: Syria (22 Oct 2019)

Michael Fallon: While we should certainly care about the children, we should also continue to worry about some of the parents who still constitute an extreme threat to us here in the United Kingdom and from whom our armed forces have spent five years trying to protect us. Can my right hon. Friend say what work is being done in the coalition to ensure that some of those parents are not inadvertently released?

Preparations for Leaving the European Union (21 Oct 2019)

Michael Fallon: I thank the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and his colleagues and officials, for all the work they have done to help minimise any potential disruption in Kent. Can he also reassure the House that the security agreement with the EU that will be needed to help protect us against any further vulnerability to terrorism or organised crime will be put in place as soon as possible? Can he say...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Patients: Transport ( 8 Oct 2019)

Michael Fallon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to review the eligibility criteria for NHS patient transport.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dornase Alfa ( 8 Oct 2019)

Michael Fallon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has included the drug Dornase Alfa in the priority stockpiling list in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Adoption Support Fund: Finance ( 7 Oct 2019)

Michael Fallon: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has for future funding of the Adoption Support Fund; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Lipoedema: Diagnosis ( 9 Sep 2019)

Michael Fallon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to (a) raise awareness and (b) decrease the number of misdiagnoses of Lipoedema.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Dover Port: Large Goods Vehicles ( 9 Sep 2019)

Michael Fallon: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential increase in HGV traffic at the port of Dover in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls ( 9 Sep 2019)

Michael Fallon: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to review the affordability of the Dart Charge.

Petition - Gcses and Dyslexia ( 4 Sep 2019)

Michael Fallon: I rise to present a petition on behalf of my constituent, Mrs Sonia Ash, which expresses concern about the current standards in marking GCSE English exams taken by students with dyslexia. This petition has been signed by over 10,200 people. The petition states: The petition of residents of Sevenoaks, Declares concern over the current standards in marking GCSE English exams taken by students...

Spending Round 2019 ( 4 Sep 2019)

Michael Fallon: I welcome the increase in defence spending, which is well justified by the increase in the threats that the country faces. However, can my right hon. Friend reassure the House that any revision of the fiscal rules will never make the Government vulnerable to the charges of fudged targets, reference periods and spending classifications that characterised the last Labour Government?

Situation in the Gulf (22 Jul 2019)

Michael Fallon: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that both the supply of oil to Syria and the capture of a British-flagged tanker are criminal acts for which Iran cannot be excused, and that they require the more robust response that he has now announced to the House, including the policing of an international waterway by a multinational taskforce? In view of what he has just said, does my right hon. Friend...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Extension of period for forming an Executive ( 9 Jul 2019)

Michael Fallon: I hope that the right hon. Member for Belfast North (Nigel Dodds) will forgive me if I do not address his amendments directly. I thoroughly support them and hope that he feels encouraged after tonight to continue to pursue them when it comes to any further negotiation that may take place later in the year. I shall speak to amendment 7, which stands in my name and that of my hon. Friends,...


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