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Results 1–20 of 1000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Adrian Sanders

Torbay (Economic Support) (18 Mar 2015)

Adrian Sanders: The Minister has spoken a lot about peripheral funds. Sadly, Brixham and Whiterock are not in my constituency, but they are important to my constituents because many of them work there and there is a lot of interaction. She has not, however, addressed local government funding—the bread and butter, core funding for the area—which has gone down by 11%, 4%, 5%, 10% and, in the last year, by...

Torbay (Economic Support) (18 Mar 2015)

Adrian Sanders: I think this may be the first time that I have served under your chairmanship, Mr Weir. It is a pleasure to do so. My speech today is not going to be a big whinge about what has gone wrong. In fact, I am going to praise the Government for many of the things that have happened, but I do want to talk a little about some of the problems facing my constituency that are not unique to it but shared...

Tourism Industry and VAT — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (17 Mar 2015)

Adrian Sanders: On that point, my constituency would benefit by about £10.5 million as a result of such a change. This is about not just the tourist resorts, but the inner cities, which will benefit even more. It is a question of how we get the support of MPs from areas not known for tourism—particularly those from London—which will benefit enormously.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (24 Feb 2015)

Adrian Sanders: In order to combat fraud, the previous Government quite rightly introduced five-year prescription charge exemption certificates. Now that the certificates are coming up for renewal, people are finding that they have to pay for their medicines once their certificate has expired, and they have even been fined. Unlike for a TV licence, there is no renewal reminder. Will the Government look at...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Feb 2015)

Adrian Sanders: Given the success the Prime Minister claims for the coalition’s long-term economic plan, why, if allowed to govern alone, does he want to change it to bring in even deeper cuts to public services?

Work-related Activity Group (3 Feb 2015)

Adrian Sanders: Order. Sitting suspended.

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — Backbench business — Cavity Wall Insulation (3 Feb 2015)

Adrian Sanders: Order. As much as people in the public gallery might feel the need to applaud, that is not the way we do things. Thank you.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (2 Feb 2015)

Adrian Sanders: I welcome the Government’s announcement of an extra £7 million, although I do not know whether it will be enough. I am very pleased, on behalf of constituents in Devon and Cornwall, that we have a new facility opening in Torquay—it is not yet fully open—and hope that the Minister can visit it. I also welcome the fact that he is reviewing the place of safety designation, although I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Jan 2015)

Adrian Sanders: There are over 3 million people with diabetes in this country, and today Diabetes UK has published its state of the nation report. It calls for education to help people prevent type 2 diabetes; education so that people know when to approach their general practitioner with symptoms of type 1 or type 2; and education of people with the condition so that they can self-manage and take pressure...

Coastal Towns — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (6 Jan 2015)

Adrian Sanders: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Southport (John Pugh) on securing this debate. To add to what he said, an important factor for coastal communities is their geography. They are 180° communities; they can only draw on the 180° market behind them. They are peripheral to the main centres of population. They can be end-of-the-line towns that have to create something for people to...

Coastal Towns — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (6 Jan 2015)

Adrian Sanders: There is a case for looking at the VAT rates in comparison to those in Europe. A competitive advantage is given to some European countries, and the Government need to look seriously at that. Coastal communities have a great future. Most of them are in beautiful environments, and that can attract people to live and work there. They are areas that lend themselves to cultural activities and to...

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — BMI Pension Fund Compensation (17 Dec 2014)

Adrian Sanders: I call Graeme Morrice.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: NHS (Five Year Forward View) (1 Dec 2014)

Adrian Sanders: May I focus for a moment on a constituency case? Last Thursday, a 16-year-old was placed in the custody centre at Torquay police station. What is of concern is that there is nothing new about that. In Devon and Cornwall alone, there have been 700 cases of people with mental health problems being placed in police cells. The problem for this young woman was that, at that point, not a single...

NHS (Ttip): Innovative Medicine and Health Care Technology (25 Nov 2014)

Adrian Sanders: It is a well-established fact that type 1 diabetics who have insulin pumps are much more able to control their condition than those who do not, yet the take-up of insulin pumps in the UK compared with Europe and America is pitiful. What is the Department doing to increase the commissioning of insulin pumps? In the long run, the costs go down with better control.

Badger Culls (Assessment) — [Martin Caton in the Chair] (4 Nov 2014)

Adrian Sanders: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. No one should be in any doubt that farming communities are suffering as a result of bovine tuberculosis, but is his case not simply that the evidence does not support this method of trying to eradicate bovine TB?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arms Sales: Russia (22 Jul 2014)

Adrian Sanders: What discussions he has had with the French Government on arms sales to Russia; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arms Sales: Russia (22 Jul 2014)

Adrian Sanders: I urge the Minister to press the French and other EU countries more on that, because it really is time we all put principle ahead of short-term economic interest and stopped arming the Russian regime.

Care Home Top-up Fees (22 Jul 2014)

Adrian Sanders: Order. It is for the Member who secured the debate to give way.

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Refugee Camps (22 Jul 2014)

Adrian Sanders: Order. We now move on to the next debate. I call Mr Paul Burstow.

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Refugee Camps (22 Jul 2014)

Adrian Sanders: Will Members remember to make their comments through the Chair and not use the term “you”? Just a polite reminder.

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