Results 1–20 of 1274 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Graham Stringer

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport (19 Jun 2018)

Graham Stringer: I agree with what the hon. Gentleman is saying. Does he agree with me that franchisees that walk away from a franchise should be banned from bidding for a significant period?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Graham Stringer: Rather than praising the Lords for the number of amendments they have passed, would it not be more in line with Labour party philosophy and views to say that they have gone way beyond their constitutional remit in trying to overturn not only the decision of the electorate but the decisions of both the Labour party and Conservative party manifestos, which together received 82% to 84% of the...

Dieter Helm Energy Review — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (24 Apr 2018)

Graham Stringer: It has been a good debate. I thank the Minister; I understand why she says she is reluctant to formally reply to the report in the short term. That is disappointing—an interim reply on the Government’s position would be useful. I am pro-renewables: I just think that we are at the stage where they have to answer the question of whether they can exist without subsidy. If they...

Dieter Helm Energy Review — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (24 Apr 2018)

Graham Stringer: I appreciate the hon. Gentleman’s point, but does he agree that there has not been a huge technological advance in windmill technology over the past few years? The drop in costs probably represents how inefficient the energy market was previously, rather than an increase in wind turbines’ efficiency.

Dieter Helm Energy Review — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (24 Apr 2018)

Graham Stringer: I beg to move, That this House has considered the cost of the energy review by Dieter Helm. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr McCabe. The motion has a slight ambiguity as to whether we are considering the cost of producing the report or the contents of the report itself, and I want to make it clear that we are considering the report itself, and not the £500 a day paid...

Dieter Helm Energy Review — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (24 Apr 2018)

Graham Stringer: That is my reading of the report. I think Professor Helm goes slightly further than that—beyond the big six energy companies—and talks about the problems that have been caused by investing in costly new technologies that might have been cheaper to purchase later, but I essentially agree with the hon. Gentleman. The price of energy is important not just in the way that I have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: HS2: Phase 2b (19 Apr 2018)

Graham Stringer: What steps he has taken to implement phase 2b of High Speed 2.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: HS2: Phase 2b (19 Apr 2018)

Graham Stringer: Can the Minister assure the House that the hybrid Bill for HS2 phase 2b will take precedence over Crossrail 2?

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval: Anti-Semitism (17 Apr 2018)

Graham Stringer: I completely associate myself with my hon. Friend’s last three or four sentences. I represent one of the more significant Jewish populations in the country, in Kersal and Broughton, and I have worked with the Community Security Trust over a number of years to try to reduce the number of attacks on Jewish people in my constituency. I have to say that I have never come across...

Leaving the EU: Tourism and the Creative Industries — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)

Graham Stringer: I am following the right hon. Gentleman’s speech closely. I do not share his pessimism about the impact of Brexit on the creative industries. Sometime in the early 1980s, the number of people employed in the creative industries in Manchester and Lancashire surpassed the number of people employed in the traditional cotton industry, so it is an important economic generator in the...

Leaving the EU: Tourism and the Creative Industries — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)

Graham Stringer: On the first point, I think we are seeing record levels of tourism in this country, because the pound has dropped—I think that is more or less indisputable. On the aviation point, does the hon. Lady agree that abolishing air passenger duty would give a bigger boost to the UK economy with no cost? A number of studies show that if air passenger duty were abolished, Treasury income from...

Business of the House (29 Mar 2018)

Graham Stringer: Children of my constituents who were sent to the two free schools set up by Raja Miah had a terrible educational experience. The schools were unsafe, there were no computers, children with special educational needs were given no support, and the teaching was of a poor standard. Both schools will be closed by the summer. The main beneficiary of this episode, which involved public expenditure...

Kerslake Arena Attack Review (28 Mar 2018)

Graham Stringer: In extreme adversity, this may well have been Manchester’s finest hour. Andy Burnham, Richard Leese and Eddy Newman were a model of civic leadership during that period. The people of Manchester behaved heroically, as did the first responders to this terrible event. The force duty officer, in ignoring protocol and using his judgment, gave support and possibly saved lives in the immediate...

Rail Announcement (27 Mar 2018)

Graham Stringer: As a former chair of Manchester airport, I thank the Secretary of State for his kind words about how it has been run. One reason for the airport’s success is that it has been careful in choosing its private sector partners over the years. Will the Secretary of State therefore explain why he is allowing private companies that have not honoured their contractual obligations in franchises...

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: NHS (22 Mar 2018)

Graham Stringer: Order. I have been listening carefully to the hon. Gentleman; he has referred his remarks back to the impact on the NHS of leaving the EU, but I think he is drifting a little. Does he think he could bring those remarks back to the subject before us?

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: NHS (22 Mar 2018)

Graham Stringer: Before I call Ben Bradshaw, let me say that we have sufficient time, given the number of people who want to speak, but may I please ask that interventions are to the point and brief?

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Environmental Audit Committee, Health and Social Care Committee and Transport Committee (22 Mar 2018)

Graham Stringer: We shall begin with the Select Committee statement. Neil Parish will speak on the publication of the joint report on “Improving air quality” for up to 10 minutes, during which time no interventions may be taken. At the conclusion of his statement I will call, in order, the Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, the Chair and the Health and Social Care Committee and the Chair...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Environmental Audit Committee, Health and Social Care Committee and Transport Committee (22 Mar 2018)

Graham Stringer: Order. We are running out of time; there are two minutes left, if I am to stay strictly to the 20-minute limit. I ask hon. Members to be brief.

Backbench Business: GKN: Proposed Takeover by Melrose — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (15 Mar 2018)

Graham Stringer: Before I call the Minister, I ask him to leave three minutes at the end to allow Adrian Bailey to sum up.

Backbench Business: GKN: Proposed Takeover by Melrose — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (15 Mar 2018)

Graham Stringer: Order. I would remind Members that interventions should be brief.


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