Results 1–20 of 2686 for speaker:Charles Walker

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Parental Leave (11 Oct 2018)

Charles Walker: I have asked the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority to reply. Letter from Marcial Boo, chief executive of IPSA, 10 October 2018: The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) provides Family Leave Guidance in relation to staff employed by MPs, a copy of which can be found on our website at: http://www.theipsa.org.uk/ipsa-for-mps/guidance. This document provides guidance...

Business of the House (10 Oct 2018)

Charles Walker: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. On Friday 5 October, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs issued a press release notifying me and other Members of high levels of nitrogen dioxide in their constituencies. My constituency of Broxbourne has some of the highest levels of airborne pollutants in the country, along the A10 corridor. I am extremely concerned by this...

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Charles Walker: I hear what the hon. Gentleman says about electronic voting, and he is citing the House of Representatives in America. I think he should look at the quality of debate in many of those Chambers before extolling the virtues of electronic voting too vociferously.

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Charles Walker: The news report that the hon. Lady mentions was also inaccurate because she was in her place of work. She has two places of work: her constituency and the House of Commons, and it is important that we inject that fact into this debate. We never stop being Members of Parliament. We go home to our constituencies, where we are Members of Parliament.

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Charles Walker: I thank my hon. Friend for giving way. He poses some very searching and important questions. I would say, in the purest terms, that my ambition to see the introduction of proxy voting for women who have had a child is to allow and encourage more women with children to come to this place and to have children when they are here. It is no higher ambition than that, but it is an important ambition.

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Charles Walker: Does my hon. Friend not agree that some things in life are more important than a Whip’s instruction? [Laughter.]

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Charles Walker: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this debate, as it largely centres on a report produced by the Procedure Committee, which I have the great privilege of chairing. On our various journeys, I am accompanied by a fantastic crew of able seamen and women. We get the rigging up, get the sails billowing and travel across many oceans. I have here a copy of our report. It is a serious and...

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Charles Walker: That was a stunning intervention for three reasons: first, it was very good; secondly, it was delivered very well; and thirdly, I have remembered exactly what I wanted to say. The answer is yes, yes, yes, and this is what I wanted to say. It is the case, and research is available suggesting that women coming to this place have fewer children before they get here and, if they are of...

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Business of the House (13 Sep 2018)

Charles Walker: May we have an urgent debate on the gig economy, so that we can ensure that those in long-term casual work have a route into permanent employment? During that debate, could we also recognise that that very same economy creates hundreds of thousands of job opportunities each year for students and young people, allowing them to earn money and wrap work around their studies and holidays, and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions (16 Jul 2018)

Charles Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the potential savings to the NHS budget of limiting access to gluten-free food via prescription.

Written Answers — Treasury: Fuels: Excise Duties (6 Jul 2018)

Charles Walker: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Government has made of the amount of fuel duty which has not accrued to the public purse as a result of the freeze in duty introduced in the March 2011 Budget.

Points of Order (5 Jul 2018)

Charles Walker: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I understand that due to pressures of time, the Government have pulled the next debate on the principle of proxy voting in the House of Commons. That is of course a great shame, although I understand that there are pressing matters of state in play at the moment. On 1 February, we passed a motion in this House to look at proxy voting. The Procedure Committee,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions (5 Jul 2018)

Charles Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of removing access to gluten-free foods on prescription.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions (5 Jul 2018)

Charles Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on CCGs discontinuing prescriptions for gluten-free food; and if he will make a statement.

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

Charles Walker: I thank my right hon. Friend for the way in which he is approaching Second Reading; it demonstrates that Second Readings of Bills are extremely important and should happen with great regularity. May I commend to him the work in Hertfordshire and Broxbourne council to bring together agencies across the county and boroughs to deal with knife crime? There is a role for local politicians and...

Petition - Closure of Solihull Police Station: Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow (5 Jun 2018)

Charles Walker: Does my right hon. Friend agree that Princess Alexandra Hospital has a great future if it is allowed to have that future?

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions (21 May 2018)

Charles Walker: The hon. Lady will know that the Procedure Committee has come up with two excellent reports in the past four years on how to reform private Members’ Bills. These reports have been resisted by the Whips Offices on both sides of the House. Does she think we should have another go?

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Waste Management (23 Apr 2018)

Charles Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to introduce any proposals in the revised National Planning Policy framework to make changes to the Waste Planning Policy; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Landfill (23 Apr 2018)

Charles Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether England is projected to meet its share of the UK's targets for reducing waste sent to landfill sites.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.