Results 1–20 of 4217 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Philip Dunne

Combat Air Strategy (17 Jul 2018)

Philip Dunne: May I add my congratulations to my right hon. Friend for driving the combat air strategy through the Department, alongside Air Command? It is a very exciting moment to be at the outset of a new combat air programme, but will he elaborate on what he thinks it will do for the defence industrial landscape of this country for generations to come?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Planting (12 Jul 2018)

Philip Dunne: I welcome my hon. Friend the Minister back to her place. On the proper stewardship of trees, is she satisfied that the existing arrangements between the Forest Holidays group and the Forestry Commission fully accord with the commission’s statutory objectives?

The Right Hon. Member for Meriden, Representing the Church Commissioners Was Asked: Modern Day Slavery (12 Jul 2018)

Philip Dunne: I am most grateful to you, Mr Speaker, particularly for mentioning the Churches’ Clewer initiative, which encourages members of the public to use an app. Admirable though that is, does my right hon. Friend think that it should have been left to the Churches to take the initiative to protect vulnerable people from exploitation in unregulated hand car washes, or should regulatory bodies...

Defence Industry and Shipbuilding (11 Jul 2018)

Philip Dunne: May I help my right hon. Friend?

Defence Industry and Shipbuilding (11 Jul 2018)

Philip Dunne: rose—

Defence Industry and Shipbuilding (11 Jul 2018)

Philip Dunne: Will the Minister give way?

Defence Industry and Shipbuilding (11 Jul 2018)

Philip Dunne: My right hon. Friend has been generous about my report, which was published on Monday, and I am grateful for the other comments about the report by Members on both sides of the House. On page 53 of the report, I refer to the fleet solid support ship and make the point that the fact that we are currently a member of the European Union means that we are precluded from taking advantage of the...

Defence Industry and Shipbuilding (11 Jul 2018)

Philip Dunne: I am listening very attentively to what the hon. Lady is saying. I am sure she will be aware that in March this year HM Treasury published, after a seven year review, a new definition of managing public money, which specifically allows, under UK procurement rules, for the concept of social value to be taken into account. She is therefore asking the Government to do something they have already...

Defence Industry and Shipbuilding (11 Jul 2018)

Philip Dunne: I cannot allow that to stand. I was in post when the P-8 Poseidon contract was placed, and an integral part of the relationship with Boeing was an understanding, now being fulfilled through contracts, that it would make a significant investment in RAF Lossiemouth. As a result, £400 million is now going into that base, in part to support and maintain those aircraft and other aircraft...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: UK Prosperity (9 Jul 2018)

Philip Dunne: What steps his Department is taking to promote UK prosperity.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: UK Prosperity (9 Jul 2018)

Philip Dunne: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for the opportunity to produce this report. I have to say that I was surprised but encouraged to see Opposition Front Benchers attending the launch earlier today, and given their contributions in the Chamber, they are clearly learning something from it. Does my right hon. Friend agree with my recommendation that we should take advantage, as we come out of...

Armed Forces Representative Body (20 Jun 2018)

Philip Dunne: I am grateful to you for allowing me to rise to oppose this Bill, Mr Speaker. Although I share many of the sentiments expressed by the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes) in introducing his Bill, I have to say that I do not recognise the complaint that he seeks to address. I have spent time in the Ministry of Defence—admittedly not in the personnel role, but...

Gosport Independent Panel: Publication of Report (20 Jun 2018)

Philip Dunne: I echo the tributes to the work of Bishop James Jones and the integrity and diligence that he and the panel have shown in conducting this inquiry. The Secretary of State has rightly focused on the impact on families, and I was pleased to hear in his statement that there will be a helpline for families who suspect that they have been affected—not least because the immediate catchment...

Health and Social Care: NHS Workforce (19 Jun 2018)

Philip Dunne: While I welcome yesterday’s announcement and the workforce strategy that is coming out in the autumn, will the Minister comment on the Home Office’s new proposals to allow greater flexibility for professional clinicians coming to work in the UK, and on what impact that might have on filling vacancies?

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Philip Dunne: May I wholeheartedly congratulate my right hon. Friend on this historic achievement in securing a long-term funding increase for the NHS? I suspect that it is because he is now the longest-serving Health Secretary that he has the credibility within Cabinet to secure this achievement. I also congratulate him on proposing to get the NHS to develop a 10-year plan alongside a long-term workforce...

Galileo Programme (14 Jun 2018)

Philip Dunne: I commend my hon. Friend for his response to the urgent question and for seeking to build cross-party consensus to condemn the European Commission’s reaction, which is clearly undertaking protectionist policies in part because it sees the strength of the space industry developing in this country. EU-based companies are currently considering relocating some of their space capability to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Community Transport (13 Jun 2018)

Philip Dunne: The Minister will be aware that community transport providers along the Welsh border play a vital role in helping patients get to hospital and undertake some school contracts. I encourage him to speak to his colleagues in the Department for Transport to ensure that these vital services continue, irrespective of the court ruling, so that these services can be maintained in rural areas.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Court Modernisation (5 Jun 2018)

Philip Dunne: What assessment the Government have made of the effectiveness of their programme to modernise the court system.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Court Modernisation (5 Jun 2018)

Philip Dunne: The Minister is aware that capacity concerns were expressed about the removal of all remand cases in West Mercia from magistrates courts in Shropshire, Telford, Herefordshire and Worcestershire to Kidderminster. Although that might have created some efficiencies for the courts, it has also created considerable inefficiencies for the other vital elements of the criminal justice system. If...

Us Steel and Aluminium Tariffs (4 Jun 2018)

Philip Dunne: First, I applaud the Secretary of State for focusing in his statement on how unfortunate it is that the United States has used national security as its excuse for this tariff measure. It is particularly ironic given a number of US-UK treaties under which specialist steel products are made available to the United States specifically to assist in its national security. May I encourage him to...


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