Results 181–200 of 3963 for speaker:Andrew Mitchell

Covid-19 Update (12 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I warmly welcome my right hon. Friend’s collaborative approach with local government and with the mayors, but will he bear in mind that we have unity among the politicians and the public health experts across the west midlands under our skilful and much-respected Mayor Andy Street in support of the current levels of restrictions, because they do appear to be working? The medical evidence...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Sutton Coldfield (8 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to offer tailored support to help unemployed people back into work in Sutton Coldfield constituency.

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill (5 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: We have had discussions on the points of concern to me, and my right hon. Friend has given answers to three written questions today, which were helpful indeed. He will understand the importance of the point made by the hon. Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty): that these are significant powers for us to grant in a democratic society. I believe my right hon. Friend has made...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill (5 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: Will the Minister give way?

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill (5 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend, who is being generous. At what level will the original authorisation take place in the various organisations? From reading the Bill, it seems to me that the level in the police is a relatively junior police officer. In view of the seriousness that such authorisation leads to, should it not be given at chief constable level, and why can it not be given...

Covid-19 Update (5 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: May I thank my right hon. Friend for the way that he has worked so closely with us in the west midlands? He knows that, first and foremost, I am in favour of community solidarity and good sense, rather than legal diktat and Government fiat. Will he commend those universities that have already introduced student responsibility agreements as a way of furthering all of that? Will he bear in mind...

CCRC Decision on 44 Post Office Prosecutions (5 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: It is clearly not this very good Minister’s fault, but it is clear, is it not, that a monstrous injustice by the state has been visited upon these poor postmasters and postmistresses, leaving us all, I would hope, extremely uneasy. By refusing to allow the inquiry even to consider the compensation that they should be given, are not the Government, who own, fund and direct the Post Office,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Food: Standards (5 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, in what circumstances her Department envisages that undercover Food Standards agents will need authorisation to participate in criminal activity in the course of their duties.

Written Answers — Home Office: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill (5 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials of her Department engaged with their US counterparts on the FBI’s policy expressly limiting the crimes which its covert human intelligence sources may commit when preparing the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill.

Written Answers — Home Office: Food Standards Agency (5 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy that Food Standards agents will receive training if they are authorised to participate in criminal activity in the course of their duties under Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Sutton Coldfield (2 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional skills support and training her Department offers to unemployed people in Royal Sutton Coldfield who are aged (a) over 50 years and (b) under 25 years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Kickstart Scheme: Sutton Coldfield (2 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking with employers to help ensure as many young people as possible in Royal Sutton Coldfield benefit from the Kickstart scheme.

Coronavirus Act 2020 (Review of Temporary Provisions) (30 Sep 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I am most grateful to my hon. Friend, who has done an extremely good job, and a great service to our constituents, in the work that he did in respect of his amendment. Will he confirm that the aim of this amendment was not to confront the Government in any way, but to try to ensure that the Government use the wisdom across this House in tackling this very serious problem?

Coronavirus Act 2020 (Review of Temporary Provisions) (30 Sep 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I have a lot of sympathy with what the Secretary of State is saying, but may I also support what was said by the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron), not only about the wedding industry but about the exhibitions and events industry? Will my right hon. Friend at least bear in mind that good sense from careful people who seek to be covid-sensible and compliant would enable...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Age: Discrimination (30 Sep 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps she has taken to help tackle (a) age-bias in recruitment and (b) ageism in the workplace.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: West Midlands (29 Sep 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of covid-19 testing for (a) care home staff and (b) care home residents in the West Midlands.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Events Industry (29 Sep 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional (a) business and (b) financial support for the (i) exhibition and (ii) events industry he has discussed with the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: West Midlands (29 Sep 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support the tourism sector in the West Midlands.

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel And Veterans) Bill (23 Sep 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I do think we are nearly there on this point, but my right hon. Friend knows that it is important, because it has been raised by some very senior members of the armed forces. I have talked to his excellent junior Minister, the Minister for Defence People and Veterans, my hon. Friend the Member for Plymouth, Moor View (Johnny Mercer), and we all want the lawfare that my right hon. Friend...

EU Exit: End of Transition Period (23 Sep 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his “Spitting Image” puppet and on the literary prowess visited on him in recently published diaries. I remind my right hon. Friend of his considerable generosity in coming to the west midlands to attend a roundtable with manufacturers some 12 months ago. He did that with our outstanding west midlands Mayor, Andy Street. As my right hon. Friend...


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