Results 1–20 of 4841 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Jim Fitzpatrick

Air Quality and Shore-to-Ship Charging (29 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: My hon. Friend is making a very strong case for the argument he outlines. Does he believe that the absence of the shore-to-ship power supply is caused by a lack of regulation? Will he come on to what the shipping companies are expected to be able to do in terms of plugging in? Is it the responsibility of the port? Have the Government legislated on what ought to be the best practice in ports?

Air Quality and Shore-to-Ship Charging (29 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I sensed that my hon. Friend was heading to a conclusion. At the beginning of his speech, he said how important the port of Southampton is for the wellbeing of the city, so will he confirm that this is not an attack on shipping, which is a fundamental industry for the UK economy? Members want to support shipping and are asking the Government for leadership in ensuring that shipping is more...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Forgive me, but as a former Whip, may I ask whether it is right for the Minister to denigrate the generality of Whips to new Members in the Chamber?

International Development: Education (29 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: It is a pleasure to see you presiding today, Sir Graham. I am grateful for the opportunity to briefly comment on the International Development Committee’s excellent report, “DFID’s work on education: Leaving no one behind?” It is not possible to criticise the many conclusions and recommendations, focusing as they do on targeting, low-income countries, access, girls,...

Business of the House (29 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: Last Thursday I asked the Leader of the House which Department led on British sign language. She wrote to me this week—very efficiently and very kindly—to tell me that the Cabinet Office would respond to me directly, for which I am grateful. However, my parliamentary question to the Cabinet Office in September, and subsequent correspondence on 23 October, 19 December and 6...

Business of the House (22 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: As chair of the all-party group on deafness, I have been trying to identify which Department is primarily responsible for British Sign Language. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport says it is the Department for Work and Pensions, as does the Department for Education. The DWP says, “Oh, no we’re not. We are going to be speaking to the DFE.” The Cabinet Office...

Procedure Committee: Island Health Trust (19 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am grateful for the opportunity to raise concerns about the running of the Island Health Trust by its trustees and about the role of the Charity Commission. I would like the Minister to reassure me that when apparent abuses are highlighted, the Charity Commission has the appropriate powers and resources to investigate and intervene where necessary. By way of a brief background, the Island...

Procedure Committee: Island Health Trust (19 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: The hon. Gentleman raises the central point that I am trying to make. I hope to elaborate on why there are so many concerns locally. As I was saying, a number of questions have been asked locally, including about the lack of local control and the fact that there have been 10 new trustees since April 2016, but curiously none of them was appointed from among the residents who actually live...

Building Safety (15 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: This is obviously another worrying development that reinforces Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim findings of the cultural change needed across the board, which the Secretary of State referred to. We look forward to her conclusions, including, I hope, on the updating of fire guidance in Approved Document B. What assistance can the Secretary of State offer to leaseholders who face bills of...

Fire Safety and Cladding — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (6 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Streeter. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon North (Mr Reed) on securing this important debate. I will be brief, Mr Streeter, as you have told me to be. I have two questions for the Minister. First, who should pay for the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding and for the interim remedial measures, such as fire marshals and...

British Sign Language: National Curriculum — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (5 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: Before the Minister moves on from his answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Laura Smith), will he give further clarification? Will he refer later to the point that has been raised by a number of colleagues, which is that the Department for Education has already piloted a BSL GCSE that is ready to go? Why is the Department not in a position, not able or not willing to...

British Sign Language: National Curriculum — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (5 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am grateful to the Minister for that further clarification. Given the hoops that have to be jumped through to actually get to a position in which a GCSE will be available, is the Department in a position to say that it supports the additional efforts to get to that point, or is it not the Department’s role to encourage that? Where do we go from here to actually get to a position...

British Sign Language: National Curriculum — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (5 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I have done some research on behalf of the all-party group on deafness, and the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority will fund classes. I have asked the UK Council on Deafness to identify tutors who would be able to come in. Getting colleagues together is always difficult given our busy diaries, but since the cost of classes is a legitimate expense—as my hon. Friend the Member...

British Sign Language: National Curriculum — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (5 Mar 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Austin. I am grateful to the Petitions Committee and my hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon (Liz Twist) for the opportunity to debate the issue. I am very pleased to see that the proceedings are being broadcast live with full British Sign Language interpretation. I should record that I wear two hearing aids, because my hearing was damaged during...

Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that one of the ways we can protect ourselves and our staff and visitors is by engaging with the fire safety training module on the intranet? It is good for us, our staff and our visitors, but fewer than 20% of Members undertake the training.

Fireworks — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (29 Jan 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am very grateful to the Minister for giving way. I hope that he will forgive me if I was perhaps a little disappointed when, after 13 minutes of his speech, I thought that he was announcing no change, but then he came out with the reminder that he has set up this new body. Will he facilitate a meeting between interested parliamentary colleagues and the senior officials now staffing this new...

Fireworks — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (29 Jan 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Walker, and I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (Bill Grant). I thank the Petitions Committee for bringing the debate forward and my hon. Friend the Member for Clwyd South (Susan Elan Jones) for her comprehensive introduction to it. I am grateful to the Firework Abatement campaign, the Dogs Trust and Battersea...

Fireworks — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (29 Jan 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: rose—

Joint Enterprise (25 Jan 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am grateful to speak in this important debate, and it is always a pleasure to follow my right hon. Friend the Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy). I congratulate those who secured this debate, especially my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell), and I thank the Backbench Business Committee for allocating it some time. When my constituent, Ms Gillian Hyatt, first came to...

Joint Enterprise (25 Jan 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: My hon. Friend generously gives the right hon. Member for Ashford (Damian Green) the benefit of the doubt, but clearly he was reading from a brief and he has been proven wrong, because the Supreme Court ruled in 2016 that the courts were wrong.


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