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Results 61–80 of 5539 for speaker:Andrew Selous

Children’s Future Food Inquiry — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (8 May 2019)

Andrew Selous: In the Netherlands, where the healthy food programme is called Jump-In, they allow only water in schools, they get parents on side, and they are very successful.

Children’s Future Food Inquiry — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (8 May 2019)

Andrew Selous: I congratulate the hon. Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy) on her speech and on bringing this important subject before the House of Commons. She is absolutely right to do so, because the Food Foundation, among others, has pointed out that public policy has in effect withdrawn from the food sector over the past 20 years or so. That is not right, because the area is important and we need...

Children’s Future Food Inquiry — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (8 May 2019)

Andrew Selous: Yes, I am. We need to go further. If any employers are not giving mothers breaks at work to breastfeed, they should change their practice. The hon. Lady is right to raise that issue. As children’s lives go on, the problem gets worse. When children start primary school, 10% are obese, but when they leave at the age of 11, 20% are obese. A quarter of all children starting primary school are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (8 May 2019)

Andrew Selous: Our GPs are a very special group of public servants, and it is good news that we have recruited them in record numbers over the last two years. Will the Prime Minister do everything she can to make sure that we look after their job satisfaction, and specifically to help them with the pensions penalty that some of them face in their mid-50s, which is driving some of them out of the profession?

Environment and Climate Change (1 May 2019)

Andrew Selous: May I be the second to congratulate most warmly the hon. Member for Newport West (Ruth Jones) on an accomplished maiden speech? Her love of and passion for her constituency shone out in everything she said. We have done well on climate change, because PwC reports a 42% cut in emissions since 1990, but we are all here today because we know that we must do more and that the need is urgent....

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Violence in Prisons (23 Apr 2019)

Andrew Selous: Would there not be less violence in our prisons if there was a relentless focus from the first day in prison on getting prisoners work on release? We could do that by combining training in prison with employer and college support on release.

Business of the House (11 Apr 2019)

Andrew Selous: May we have an urgent debate about the action that is needed to deal with the theft of tools? I hope that the Leader of the House shares my horror at this particularly pernicious crime. Someone who steals a self-employed tradesperson’s tools steals their livelihood, and many of those people cannot claim on their insurance. This is a serious issue, and we need to deal with it.

Further Education Funding — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (2 Apr 2019)

Andrew Selous: I am very proud to have Central Bedfordshire College in my constituency. It is a multi-campus college, with sites in Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable and Houghton Regis, which are three of my towns. Of course, having a multi-campus college means that there are additional expenses. For me, this issue is one of fairness. Every stage of education is important; none of us in Westminster Hall today has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Funding: Rural Areas (1 Apr 2019)

Andrew Selous: While welcoming the increased officer numbers and police funding that were announced recently, does the Minister share my concern that towns such as Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard have far fewer officers than they had many years ago? This needs to be urgently addressed in the spending review, as it is the first duty of a Government to keep their citizens safe.

Modern Slavery and Victim Support — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (27 Mar 2019)

Andrew Selous: I reiterate the question I asked the Minister about the re-crediting of national insurance contributions to British citizens who have been victims of modern slavery so that they do not lose out on a full pension. I understand that she may well not have the answer now, but will she please write to me and place a copy of that letter in the Library of the House to let us know where negotiations...

Modern Slavery and Victim Support — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (27 Mar 2019)

Andrew Selous: It is a huge pleasure to follow my right hon. Friend the Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith) and the hon. Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker), who chairs the all-party group. I have the honour of being one of his vice-chairs, and if I may say so, he does a very good job indeed in leading the group. William Wilberforce was and remains one of my heroes and inspirations...

Modern Slavery and Victim Support — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (27 Mar 2019)

Andrew Selous: I go to more car washes than nail bars, but my hon. Friend is absolutely right. Actually, I can think of one place that I go to and I feel guilty that I have not yet checked what is happening there. I think that there is a campaign—perhaps other hon. Members will speak about it—whereby we can check; I think that there is some sort of certification scheme. It would be a good thing for all...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Mar 2019)

Andrew Selous: The Prime Minister knows of the huge improvements to the quality of clinical care brought about by the Getting It Right First Time programme authored by Professor Tim Briggs, who I brought to see her, and indeed to see Gordon Brown as well. Given the importance our constituents place on a good service from their local GP practice, will she ensure that the general practice roll-out of Getting...

Health and Social Care: NHS Workforce (26 Mar 2019)

Andrew Selous: The Government have done well to get more medical students into general practice, but we are not doing quite so well at retaining GPs later on. What more can we do to make sure that GPs stay in general practice, so that more of our constituents can go and see a doctor more easily?

Backbench Business - Services for People with Autismbackbench Business (21 Mar 2019)

Andrew Selous: Like my hon. Friend I pay huge tribute to our right hon. Friend the Member for Chesham and Amersham (Dame Cheryl Gillan) and all that she has done on the issue for so long. I am listening carefully to my hon. Friend’s excellent speech, and I wonder what he would say to a constituent who wrote to me about her son. She writes: “My son is 21 years old and since leaving education has had...

Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (21 Mar 2019)

Andrew Selous: The scandal of new houses being sold on leases, often to first-time buyers, is present in my constituency in Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard, and involves builders such as Galliford Try, which trades as Linden Homes, Taylor Woodrow and Persimmon. I am concerned about how we get speedy and affordable redress for people caught in that situation, including those Taylor Woodrow victims who are not...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hearing Impairment: Medical Treatments (20 Mar 2019)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of potential merits of the NHS offering micro suction treatments to improve hearing (a) in addition to and (b) instead of syringing; what information his Department holds on the number of people whose impaired hearing is not improved by syringing; whether the NHS has plans to introduce micro suction as part...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure (12 Mar 2019)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department plans to make available for constructing schemes in local cycling and walking infrastructure plans.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Charities (5 Mar 2019)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) charitable organisations will be paid for resettlement support services they have provided under contract to Working Links (b) those services are able to continue.

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