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Results 1–20 of 3000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:David Simpson

Northern Ireland Budget Bill (30 Oct 2019)

David Simpson: As I mentioned in Northern Ireland questions today, many of our MLAs are doing a fantastic job through their offices. It is important that we keep that representation for the general public.

Northern Ireland: MLAs’ Salaries (30 Oct 2019)

David Simpson: There is a lot of talk about reducing the salaries of MLAs, but I am sure the Secretary of State will agree with me that many, many MLAs work hard in their constituencies to provide constituency services through their offices. That is an important factor.

Endometriosis Workplace Support: Northern Ireland Economy and Innovation: Government Support (29 Oct 2019)

David Simpson: My hon. Friend is making a very good speech. She mentioned large companies, but the backbone of Northern Ireland is small, family businesses. We have helped those in manufacturing with rates relief and other measures. Regarding innovation, we have the Young Enterprise programmes, which are coming through into small businesses to give them some initiative. I am sure she will also welcome that.

Endometriosis Workplace Support: Northern Ireland Economy and Innovation: Government Support (29 Oct 2019)

David Simpson: I thank my hon. Friend for giving way again. An issue raised with me time and again is research and development assistance from Invest NI, because small companies are very much hands-on, so they do not have the manpower or staff to handle research and development. Maybe we could look at another way to deliver R&D.

Endometriosis Workplace Support: Northern Ireland Economy and Innovation: Government Support (29 Oct 2019)

David Simpson: My hon. Friend touched on business rates. I understand that there will be a rate review next year in Northern Ireland; as a party, we should use our influence to try to do something for the retail sector.

Diabetes: Tailored Prevention Messaging — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (24 Oct 2019)

David Simpson: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. He referred to having been a big fat pudding; well, I probably am, but we will not go there. Importantly, we have young children in schools who need insulin, but there is a difficulty with teachers and classroom assistants giving it to them. What more can we do about that? How can we encourage the education people to do it?

Plastic Food and Drink Packaging — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (24 Oct 2019)

David Simpson: I refer back to what the Chairman of the Select Committee, the hon. Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish), said: we have to get the system right. But supermarkets, of course, are sometimes governed by public health in what they should do, so it is a multi-agency decision on all of this. There needs to be a partnership, as the hon. Member for St Ives (Derek Thomas) has said, to try...

Plastic Food and Drink Packaging — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (24 Oct 2019)

David Simpson: During our inquiry, witnesses regularly made the point that kerbside collections and all the legislation can be in place, but if the general public do not take part, stiff penalties in some shape or form are required to force them to. Otherwise, we will have a major problem—more so than now.

Checks on Goods: Northern Ireland and Great Britain (24 Oct 2019)

David Simpson: I hope the Secretary of State will realise the difficulties that this will make for the agrifood industry in Northern Ireland; they will be massive. But I want to ask him a very straight question and I would appreciate a straight answer. My constituents are asking me this question, especially this week, when we have been inundated: why is it that the Conservative and Unionist party has done...

The National Health Service (23 Oct 2019)

David Simpson: It is devolved in Northern Ireland but, across the United Kingdom we need more trained mental health nurses, especially for young people. The figures are startling: just over 10,000 young people in the United Kingdom under the age of 10 are manic depressive.

The National Health Service (23 Oct 2019)

David Simpson: It is devolved in Northern Ireland but, across the United Kingdom we need more trained mental health nurses, especially for young people. The figures are startling: just over 10,000 young people in the United Kingdom under the age of 10 are manic depressive.

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

David Simpson: The Minister will be aware of Baroness O’Loan’s call to re-engage with the Assembly and recall the Assembly, which my party fully supports, but will he accept and acknowledge tonight that there is one party that is holding back the formation of the Assembly again: Sinn Féin?

Children and Mental Health Services — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (16 Jul 2019)

David Simpson: The statistics the hon. Gentleman is outlining are horrific. Some years ago figures were released showing that across the whole of the United Kingdom, over 10,000 young people under the age of 10 were manic depressives. That is a horrendous figure. Such a situation puts horrendous pressure on parents and carers.

Defence Spending — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (16 Jul 2019)

David Simpson: Some time ago in her speech, the hon. Lady mentioned the Army covenant. I am sure she agrees it is vital that the covenant is implemented in full to servicemen and women in Northern Ireland. Doing so may cost a little more money, but the benefit to those people suffering from post-traumatic stress and mental health issues far outstretches that.

Universal Health Coverage — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (10 Jul 2019)

David Simpson: Alongside the health and mental health issues of young people, there is grave concern in many countries about the trafficking of children and young people in camps and outside. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree—I am sure he will—that that also needs to be addressed?

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Extension of period for forming an Executive (9 Jul 2019)

David Simpson: The right hon. Gentleman has made a good point about the letters of comfort. I have to say that the letters of comfort were given to republicans, but those who put on the uniform of the Crown forces are being pursued for doing their duty.

Active Travel — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (9 Jul 2019)

David Simpson: We talk about infrastructure in urban areas, but one of the big complaints I receive is about infrastructure in rural areas. We are trying to encourage more children to cycle to school. It is not an easy problem to solve, but surely we should spend some money on infrastructure in rural areas to help children to get to school.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill (8 Jul 2019)

David Simpson: The hon. Gentleman has mentioned Sinn Féin. Would he accept that Sinn Féin’s results at the last election in the Republic were nothing short of disastrous?


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