Results 1–20 of 1974 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Gordon Marsden

Select Committee Practice and Procedure (Effective Working): Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Governance (27 Jun 2018)

Gordon Marsden: At the beginning of this year, it was announced that the chair of the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Ian Johnson, would be stepping down at Easter. I had always found him approachable and helpful in my regular meetings with him to discuss the trust’s work. For the avoidance of doubt, I should say that although the trust is in the constituency of the hon. Member for...

Select Committee Practice and Procedure (Effective Working): Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Governance (27 Jun 2018)

Gordon Marsden: It might be, but I am hoping that the Minister might be able to make some comments on these issues today, because NHS Improvement has to fulfil its duties under legislation, and I do not believe that it has done that very well. I received another letter expressing pleasure that the trust had responded positively with the concerns on the point that I had raised, but that was really a question...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: T-levels (25 Jun 2018)

Gordon Marsden: The Secretary of State might be content with T-level progress, but I am afraid that many in the sector are not. There is no clarity on work placements, on bridging options post-16, on the transition years that some need or on where T-levels sit in the post-18 review. The Department’s own research warns that having a single awarding body for T-levels risks system failure, and Ofqual says...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Gordon Marsden: I warmly congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Brighton, Kemptown (Lloyd Russell-Moyle) on securing this debate and in showing that he—like the hon. Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford), whose speech I greatly enjoyed—has an honourable place in the progress and expansion of Erasmus benefits. I think that everything he said struck a chord with Members from across the House....

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Gordon Marsden: Very briefly.

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Gordon Marsden: That is a very good point, although it might be better directed at the Minister rather than the shadow Minister. I agree that we need a rigorous debate on the subject. As my hon. Friend pointed out, it was not until November, in a letter to my hon. Friends the Members for City of Durham (Dr Blackman-Woods) and for Sheffield Central (Paul Blomfield), that the Government made a commitment to...

Fur Trade — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (4 Jun 2018)

Gordon Marsden: I was one of the MPs who voted for that ban in 2000. No man is an island, and no animal is either. Does my hon. Friend agree with my constituent, Candace Gledhill, about the cruelty by which foxes, minks and raccoon dogs are kept in “wire-mesh cages on fur farms for months on end” and “coyotes and other animal are caught in the wild using crude, inhumane steel traps”?...

Freedom of Speech: Universities — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (17 May 2018)

Gordon Marsden: I apologise for interrupting the Minister while he is in full flow. On the summit, which was advertised and which we are told went well, it would be helpful to both Members and the Joint Committee if he could provide a synopsis of what was actually agreed and who was tasked with doing some of those things.

Freedom of Speech: Universities — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (17 May 2018)

Gordon Marsden: It is a great privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Henry, and it is a great privilege and honour to follow the introduction of my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Camberwell and Peckham (Ms Harman), who so eloquently presented the conclusions of the Joint Committee on Human Rights. I also pay tribute to the Committee members present—the hon. Members for Congleton...

Freedom of Speech: Universities — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (17 May 2018)

Gordon Marsden: I will not, I am afraid. I have little enough time to speak, so I will continue. The chief executive of Universities UK recently said: “Tens of thousands of speaking events are put on every year across the country, the majority pass without incident.” It was a little curious that the Minister’s predecessor, the hon. Member for Orpington (Joseph Johnson), repeatedly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 May 2018)

Gordon Marsden: Erasmus+ is the EU programme that, for 30 years, has given 600,000 people from the UK—apprentices, students, businesses and workers—the chance to train, study or volunteer abroad. The Government have said that Erasmus+ is safe until 2020 but have made no commitments to keep it thereafter. Erasmus+ is being forgotten about. Keeping all those benefits, especially for younger people,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Higher Education: Part-time and Mature Students (14 May 2018)

Gordon Marsden: Does the Minister not realise that since tripling HE tuition fees to £9,000 in 2012, Tory-led Governments have been a disaster for mature and part-time students in England? As my hon. Friend the Member for Derby North (Chris Williamson) said, there has been a 59% drop in part-time student applications. That has left scores of continuing education centres in HE axed, while our iconic,...

Surgical Mesh (19 Apr 2018)

Gordon Marsden: I am very grateful to the Minister for giving way. She is acknowledging the depth of disquiet, suffering and pain, but she will also be aware from my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy), and indeed from my hon. Friend the Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson), who spoke from the Front Bench, that there have been persistent calls for...

Surgical Mesh (19 Apr 2018)

Gordon Marsden: Obviously, the hon. Lady has enormous personal experience of surgery and of this area. Does she agree that one of the other possible problems for some surgeons, although I hope not many, is that in this country we have historically been very bad at explaining risk-benefit analysis? If people are being offered an operation for a condition that is not necessarily life threatening, the judgment...

Surgical Mesh (19 Apr 2018)

Gordon Marsden: I, too, have constituents who have been affected by this, and one of them has written to me to say: “I had this operation carried out—it was only effective for a few months and had failed, leaving me with constant discomfort…The operation itself was a long one and I have so far managed to put up with this discomfort as I really don’t want further surgery.” Does...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Apprenticeships (19 Mar 2018)

Gordon Marsden: Last month the Minister wrote to the chief executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships with a long list of requirements—I have it here—for the delivery of degree apprenticeships and technical skills at levels 6 and 7. The chief executive has said he told the Minister that the IFA could not take on responsibilities for technical skills unless adequate additional resources were...

Unpaid Trial Work Periods (Prohibition) Bill (16 Mar 2018)

Gordon Marsden: The hon. Gentleman is being extremely gracious. I congratulate him—as I am sure do most Members in this House—on bringing this Bill before us today. We have just had National Apprenticeship Week. Not least of the evils of the present situation, is that, first, it prevents the sort of serial offenders that he is describing from doing something decent such as offering an...

Funding Higher Education — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (28 Feb 2018)

Gordon Marsden: rose—

Funding Higher Education — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (28 Feb 2018)

Gordon Marsden: The Minister speaks about rites of passage. Those are fine words, but fine words butter no parsnips. The truth of the matter is, he should be focusing on not just the number of people from disadvantaged backgrounds getting to university but what stops them staying there. He should also focus on the groups who never even think about getting there because of what his predecessors’ tuition...

Funding Higher Education — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (28 Feb 2018)

Gordon Marsden: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hosie. I congratulate the hon. Member for South West Devon (Mr Streeter) on securing the debate. He spoke thoughtfully. We are both of the Kinnock generation, so I understand some of his points. He talked about his experiences in schools and people going to university. We must recognise the heart of the debate is not just the people...


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