Results 41–60 of 2839 for speaker:Stephen Crabb

HGV Driver Shortages (13 Sep 2021)

Stephen Crabb: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker—[Hon. Members: “Ooh!”] Apologies; I meant to say Mr Speaker. I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for setting out the range of measures that he is taking to address the problem of HGV driver shortages. He is right to emphasise that this problem predates covid and Brexit, and has been growing for a considerable length of time. He mentioned the role of...

Pensions Update (7 Sep 2021)

Stephen Crabb: Government Members should be incredibly proud of the state pension triple lock. It has transformed the state pension landscape for retired people—no more derisory 75p pension increases, as we saw when Labour was in government—and it has become a key part of the defences that we have built around pensioners to protect them from poverty. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the triple lock...

Health and Social Care (7 Sep 2021)

Stephen Crabb: I think the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Health Secretary deserve enormous credit for coming together and working out a plan for this incredibly difficult problem, and I think people outside this place will recognise that. But does the Prime Minister agree with me that one of the most difficult parts of this challenge is ensuring that we bring out the very best now in our NHS—that...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Vacancies (27 Jul 2021)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the recruitment sector on (a) providing sufficient workforce for businesses and (b) tackling the increasing vacancy level.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Vacancies (27 Jul 2021)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help supply workforce for sectors experiencing labour shortages, including (a) HGV driving, (b) hospitality, (c) tourism, (d) construction and (d) agriculture, as reported by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Jul 2021)

Stephen Crabb: With the economy rebounding and a great many job vacancies currently available, does my right hon. Friend agree that there is a tremendous opportunity emerging now to build a stronger British labour market post Brexit and post covid, and that we need to help employers create jobs with better pay, more security, and more opportunities for skills and career progression? Is that not one of the...

International Aid: Treasury Update (13 Jul 2021)

Stephen Crabb: I am grateful to be called to speak in this debate. I recognise that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has probably the most difficult job in the Government, bar none, and perhaps in the whole country. He is the only person employed to say no and make difficult choices about the spending demands that we all present at the door of the Treasury. Nevertheless, I share the concerns, fears and...

International Aid: Treasury Update (13 Jul 2021)

Stephen Crabb: My right hon. Friend makes a very strong point, and he is right that there was a popular movement behind the commitment. Nevertheless, it was not universally popular. There were staunch critics inside and outside the House, sections of the press absolutely hated it, and as we went through the financial crisis in 2009 and 2010, the criticism became louder. As the ripples from that crisis have...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Marine Renewables Sector (6 Jul 2021)

Stephen Crabb: What steps his Department is taking to support the marine renewables sector.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Marine Renewables Sector (6 Jul 2021)

Stephen Crabb: As my right hon. Friend knows, and as I hope she will see if she visits Pembrokeshire, my constituency is emerging as an important hub for marine energy, but technologies such as tidal stream need the same revenue support that we gave to solar and wind to unlock private investment and reduce costs over time. To that end, will she assure us that the parameters of the CfD auction round later...

Palestinian School Textbooks: EU Review — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] (30 Jun 2021)

Stephen Crabb: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Dame Angela. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Eastbourne (Caroline Ansell) on securing this important and timely debate. For years, Members from both sides of the House have raised concerns about problematic examples of what is being taught in Palestinian schools and how that fosters a culture of hate and violence and works...

Palestinian School Textbooks: EU Review — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] (30 Jun 2021)

Stephen Crabb: My hon. Friend is making a really important point. To underline it, is it not the case that when we read the report—the executive summary, the main body of the report and the conclusions—it appears that there is a disconnect between what the executive summary says and the conclusions and the real evidence, which is contained deep in the body of the report? That is the concern and that is...

Economy Update (16 Jun 2021)

Stephen Crabb: I welcome the Minister’s statement. He is right: the latest employment and job vacancy figures do demonstrate that the UK economy is now rebounding strongly. I cannot recall a time when so many businesses in my constituency were telling me that they are struggling to hire staff, right across all sectors. Does he agree that we need to take a sober and clear-sighted look at the furlough...

Written Answers — Treasury: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (15 Jun 2021)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment she has made on the potential effect of the Job Retention Scheme on (a) vacancies and (b) recruitment in the UK labour market.

Written Answers — Treasury: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (15 Jun 2021)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the latest figures for the number of employees who are enrolled on the Job Retention Scheme in (a) the UK, (b) Wales and (c) Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Vacancies (11 Jun 2021)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of job vacancies in the labour market in (a) the UK and (b) Wales as at 7 June 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Vacancies (10 Jun 2021)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the shortage of HGV drivers in the UK.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Middle East: Peace and Security (10 Jun 2021)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had on the potential effect of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on regional peace and security with his counterparts in (a) Israel, (b) United Arab Emirates and (c) Bahrain.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Middle East: Peace and Security (10 Jun 2021)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had on Iran’s nuclear activities with his counterparts in (a) Israel, (b) United Arab Emirates and (c) Bahrain.

Community Renewal Fund and Levelling Up Fund in Wales — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (8 Jun 2021)

Stephen Crabb: It is a pleasure to serve under your Chairmanship for the first time and to follow my colleague on the Welsh Affairs Committee, the hon. Member for Newport West (Ruth Jones). I start by saying clearly that I welcome these funds. I welcome these new pots of money that have been created to achieve, we hope, good and lasting things in Wales and in our constituencies. I welcome the design of...


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