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Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Teachers (11 Jun 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a bursary scheme to fund the training costs of new Teachers of the Deaf.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Teachers (11 Jun 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure that there are adequate numbers of teachers of the deaf to support deaf children, their families, and their education settings.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Unfair Practices (10 Jun 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department will publish its response to the consultation on unfair leasehold practices which concluded on 26 November 2018.

Bus Drivers’ Working Hours — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (6 Jun 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am grateful to the Minister for that further explanation of the checks and balances in the system. Given the numbers of complaints that he catalogued that were recorded against this driver in the days, weeks and months preceding the tragic crash that happened, is he reassured by the traffic commissioner and the other authorities that cases of drivers such as the one responsible, who got...

Bus Drivers’ Working Hours — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (6 Jun 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I just want to make the point that we would not go five and a half hours in this place without having a break, a cup of tea and a chat, and we are not driving vehicles the size of a bus.

Bus Drivers’ Working Hours — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (6 Jun 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: It is a pleasure to see you presiding in the Chair this afternoon, Sir Graham. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Warwick and Leamington (Matt Western) on securing this important debate. I commend him not only for his excellent contribution, but for his campaigning on this issue, including his ten-minute rule Bill, which he introduced on 13 February, as he mentioned in his...

Grenfell Tower Fire (6 Jun 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I appreciate the opportunity to make a brief contribution to this very important debate. I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Kensington (Emma Dent Coad) for securing it, and for the role that she has played over the past two years as Member of Parliament for the constituency containing the Grenfell Tower. I am very pleased to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Hammersmith (Andy...

Grenfell Tower Fire (6 Jun 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: Does the Chairman of the Select Committee accept that there was not only a financial impact on the leaseholders exposed to this pressure, but an emotional one on their mental health from the anxiety of living in what they thought was not a safe home and of worrying about where they were going to find the money to pay for the remedial work and other fire costs?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Greyhounds: China (28 May 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports that UK-born and trained greyhounds are being kept in poor conditions for breeding in China; whether his Department has plans to prevent the future export of greyhounds from the UK to China; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points (24 May 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with local authorities on (a) improving the availability of electric car charging points and (b) funding for those charging points.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Tower Hamlets (24 May 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the report from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets' Housing Scrutiny Sub-Committee, published 26 February 2019, which found that in 2018-19 the local authority had referred 539 universal credit cases back to her Department due to accuracy queries, of which 197 were still...

Whitsun Adjournment (23 May 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Newport East (Jessica Morden). She gave us a second commentary on the plight of the steel industry, and also made a powerful case for her constituents’ ability to stay, work and live in the United Kingdom. I hope she has a good weekend with the football. The hon. Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) made an excellent speech, and I was...

Whitsun Adjournment (23 May 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am happy to give way to the Chairman of the Backbench Business Committee.

Whitsun Adjournment (23 May 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: Madam Deputy Speaker, I am grateful for being given the appropriate title, but that was a commentary on the familiarity of the Toon Army. You just cannot teach some people—[Laughter.] No, I should not say that. I am grateful for the excellent support from my hon. Friend the Member for Gateshead (Ian Mearns) and so many other colleagues in the House who have been pressing the Department for...

Whitsun Adjournment (23 May 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am pleased to hear about the steelworkers’ monument that the hon. Gentleman has just mentioned. There is a firefighters’ memorial at St Pauls and a construction workers’ memorial at Tower Hill, but they have been there for only 20 years. It is important that we recognise the contribution of ordinary men and women—that may be in their industry, rather than as individuals—so I am...

Whitsun Adjournment (23 May 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I hope I am not interrupting the hon. Gentleman’s excellent speech, but I sense he is coming to the end of it, and I wonder whether he has included on his last page congratulations to West Ham United on finishing in the top half of the premiership this year. I only mention that because it will save me, as a fellow West Ham supporter, doing so in my speech; and because the Chair of the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Traffic Offences: Insurance (21 May 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) fatal crashes caused by uninsured drivers and (b) speed cameras activated by uninsured drivers in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Traffic Offences: Insurance (21 May 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the economy of road crashes resulting in (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries caused by uninsured drivers in the last three years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Motor Vehicles: Insurance (21 May 2019)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of the 89 per cent conversion rate of uninsured drivers to insured under operation Tutelage in conjunction with the Motor Insurers' Bureau on police time spent processing individual PNC checks after manually downloading and cross-checking MIDAS hits from ANPR.


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