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Apprentices: Financial Support — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: Of course, one of the problems is that some of the apprenticeships leading on to higher-paid work tend to be dominated by men. However, as my hon. Friend may know, there has been a campaign recently, including a reception, to promote the idea of women in engineering. Does he agree that the Government ought to encourage more women to go into such areas, where they can develop skills and earn...

Apprentices: Financial Support — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: The problem with careers advice has been significant for many years. Does my hon. Friend agree that just making young people aware of the possibilities when they are very young—possibly at primary school, but certainly at secondary school—is very important?

Apprentices: Financial Support — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: It is not for me to praise the Scottish National party or the Scottish Government, but is it possible that the British Government serving England and Wales could learn something from Scotland?

Apprentices: Financial Support — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way again and apologise for interrupting her speech. Like her, I used to teach in further education and one of the problems that occurred was young people being pressurised by parents to stay in inappropriate education courses because it was financially advantageous for them to do so. Such students were not only in the wrong courses, but unhappy in the courses...

Apprentices: Financial Support — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: I beg to move, That this House has considered financial support for apprentices. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Ryan, and to introduce this important debate about apprenticeships and funding for apprentices. Well-trained and highly skilled workers are vital for our economy, and for too long the apprenticeship route has been neglected. For years—decades...

Apprentices: Financial Support — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. I will touch on the issue of drop-outs later, but he is right that finances are a significant problem. The research shows that a college student with one child could be eligible for more than £10,000 a year in financial support, and the families of such students could receive thousands more, but apprentices, including those on the minimum...

Apprentices: Financial Support — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention; that is the point I am making. According to the NUS, the average apprentice spends £24 a week on travel. Parents of students are eligible for child benefit of up to £1,066 a year for the oldest child, but parents of apprentices are not eligible for child benefit. Parents of students are also eligible for child tax credit of...

Children and Social Work Bill [Lords]: United Kingdom Statistics Authority (7 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: I am most grateful to you, Madam Deputy Speaker, and I apologise for being late; the earlier business finished much sooner than I expected so I was caught short, so to speak. As I chaired the confirmation hearing for Sir David at the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, I thought it would be appropriate to say a few words. We thought he was the right person for the job...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Nuclear Power: Trade Promotion (7 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the (a) planning, (b) setting up and (c) running costs of the Civil Nuclear Showcase Event held in the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London from 28 February to 1 March 2017 were; which companies attended that event; and what cost was charged to each company for its attendance at that event.

Opel/Vauxhall: Sale to Psa Group (6 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: The Secretary of State will be aware that the Luton workforce are brilliant. They produce a superb vehicle. Today’s news is very positive, but Britain is still a net importer of motor vehicle products, in particular high value added components. Will he discuss with PSA the possibility of developing more high value added production in the supply chain over here, particularly in view of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Industry Council (6 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Nuclear Industry Council last met; what was discussed at that meeting and what decisions were made; and what changes have been made to the composition of the council since its previous meeting.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Controlling and Coercive Behaviour (6 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: What assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of current legislation on controlling and coercive behaviour; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Controlling and Coercive Behaviour (6 Mar 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: I thank the Minister for her answer, but existing police powers to remove perpetrators of domestic violence from a property are tremendously under-used, largely because costs and cuts in police funding have made the situation worse. What is the Minister going to do to help protect women affected by domestic violence?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Department of Health: Funding (28 Feb 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: If his Department will increase the level of funding provided to the Department of Health.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Department of Health: Funding (28 Feb 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: OECD statistics show that the Governments of Germany, France, Holland, Sweden and Denmark spend an average of 9% of GDP on health compared with 7.7% in the UK—a massive difference of £23 billion a year. The NHS is desperately underfunded and it is no surprise that it is suffering, so is the Chancellor really going to take this seriously in the Budget?

Public Bill Committee: Kew Gardens (Leases) Bill: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (22 Feb 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Turner. I have some questions. My hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton South West suggested that we might have had an evidence session, and there are certainly some questions that I would like to have asked. For example, one assumes that the board of trustees is happy with the Bill. I do not know whether the hon. Member for Bridgwater and West...

Public Bill Committee: Kew Gardens (Leases) Bill: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (22 Feb 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: Is it the case that the additional income will be substituting former Government revenue support? Are the Government shifting the burden of costs on to Kew, rather than the Treasury?

Public Bill Committee: Kew Gardens (Leases) Bill: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (22 Feb 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: Thank you. I have nothing else to say.


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