Results 1–20 of 979 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Adam Afriyie

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Science Base: Funding (17 Jul 2018)

Adam Afriyie: How much funding his Department has provided to the UK science base in the last 12 months.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Science Base: Funding (17 Jul 2018)

Adam Afriyie: As a former shadow Science Minister, I am very conscious of the increases in funding, particularly in cash terms, but I am also acutely conscious that it is not just cash but the availability of talent that matters when it comes to science, innovation and the industrial base. Given the recent concerns around Brexit and everything else, will the Minister reassure me that the availability of...

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Adam Afriyie: Of course I rise to defend my constituents, and I think everyone in this House would expect me to do so. Given the idea of Windsor castle being triple glazed and of 7 million visitors to Windsor being overwhelmed by the noise of aircraft, I can do nothing but object to the proposal. It would require the demolition of hundreds of houses. The noise levels experienced across the entire Windsor...

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Adam Afriyie: I will not give way because of the time available. Every single region, particularly the south-east, will have fewer flights. The second area where it is easy to have some fairly lazy thinking is the hub-and-spoke concept. The facts have clearly changed, and it is now about point-to-point travel. Nobody wants to get on an aircraft and then change to get somewhere else. Everybody wants to fly...

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Adam Afriyie: Funnily enough, I have some sympathy with that view. I agree with my hon. Friend on having an offshore airport to address the country’s very long-term interests. An offshore airport slot would be a lot less expensive than a Heathrow slot. It costs just six quid per passenger to land at Gatwick, but it costs £24 per passenger to land at Heathrow. It is crazy to invest further in...

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Adam Afriyie: Does my hon. Friend agree that if the runway were ever built—in fact, it would be half a runway—it would be the most expensive place on earth on which to land, and that that would knock out the economics of improving our trade and connectivity?

Airports National Policy Statement — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (7 Jun 2018)

Adam Afriyie: In terms of the financial interest and the money that has been spent so far, I would say that it would be a pretty wise investment to spend several tens of millions if it looked as though Heathrow could increase its landing fees, increase its take and stop the competition growing for a period of 10, 20 or 30 years. That is a wise investment on its part.

Airports National Policy Statement — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (7 Jun 2018)

Adam Afriyie: I am delighted to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. Thank you for your generosity in allowing me to speak even though I arrived a couple of minutes later than I should have done at the beginning. I feel impassioned about this issue, however, in defence not only of my constituents—whom of course I shall defend to the death—but of our national interest. The third runway is...

Airports National Policy Statement — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (7 Jun 2018)

Adam Afriyie: My right hon. Friend is spot on, as ever. She made that point very clearly in the urgent question today and in the point of order yesterday. I support all her comments in both cases. What on earth is a Conservative Government doing underwriting a private business that is wholly owned by overseas shareholders anyway, on the basis that somehow that is in our national interest, when in fact it...

Airports National Policy Statement — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (7 Jun 2018)

Adam Afriyie: My right hon. Friend is making a powerful case. She keeps referred to a “third runway,” but it strikes me that actually what Heathrow will be building is half a runway, because it will not operate at night—unless of course the Government breach their original commitment to have no night flights. Not only will it be expensive, but it will be only half a runway, and those...

Airports National Policy Statement — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (7 Jun 2018)

Adam Afriyie: I am impressed by my hon. Friend’s passion for Manston, despite some of the challenges. He talks about competitiveness and how we are losing business to other European countries and further afield, including Dubai, but does he accept that if landing charges per passenger go up to £31, £32 or possibly even £40 from their already very high level of £22 to £23, the...

Heathrow (7 Jun 2018)

Adam Afriyie: This private company is running rings around the Department for Transport and the Secretary of State, and there is a history of a litany of broken promises, whether to Scotland, regional airports or the Government or on the number of jobs it would create. Why is this clause here specifically for Heathrow when it is clearly indicating that it wants those liabilities paid for should they arise:...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Jun 2018)

Adam Afriyie: I think Members across the House will recognise the role that animals play during war, not only in the sacrifice they make but in the support they give. I thank the Prime Minister for meeting the war horse memorial group from Windsor. The unveiling will take place this Saturday, and I am very proud of the work the group has done. Does the Prime Minister agree that recognition of the role of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Heathrow: Third Runway (24 May 2018)

Adam Afriyie: What estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the construction and operation of a third runway at Heathrow.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Heathrow: Third Runway (24 May 2018)

Adam Afriyie: I thank the Secretary of State for the answer. The report by the Select Committee on Transport on the airports national policy statement said that the Lakeside Energy from Waste plant should be treated “with equivalent recognition as the Immigration Removal Centres and that the replacement of its facilities be accounted for in the DCO process.” Will the Secretary of State confirm...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Private Pensions: Windsor (21 May 2018)

Adam Afriyie: What progress is being made on increasing private pension provision in Windsor constituency.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Private Pensions: Windsor (21 May 2018)

Adam Afriyie: I am delighted with the Government’s progress in helping people to save for retirement, particularly through lifetime ISAs and workplace pensions. Does my hon. Friend agree that, given the open banking initiative and the pensions dashboard, the FinTech industry can help to nudge people to save more and create greater competition in the private pensions sector?

Delegated Legislation (Committees): Heathrow Expansion: Lakeside Energy from Waste Ltd (17 May 2018)

Adam Afriyie: We have just witnessed a wonderful debate on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia that showed both passion and insight into the modern world. I am equally passionate about that subject, but this evening I wish to talk about the Lakeside Energy from Waste plant in my constituency. I am grateful for the opportunity to address the House on this important issue. Lakeside...

Plastic Bottles and Coffee Cups (17 May 2018)

Adam Afriyie: The hon. Lady is making a powerful speech, with which I wholly agree. It seems to me that the principle that the polluter should pay is an important one, and that there should be incentives for individuals to do some of the tidying up as well. I remember as a child scuttling around on Saturdays collecting bottles and returning them to the local shop or off-licence to get the returned deposit....

Building Regulations and Fire Safety (17 May 2018)

Adam Afriyie: I am conscious that it is very difficult to define combustibility in technical terms, so can my right hon. Friend reassure me that during the consultation he will be cognisant of the standards that underpin the words we use? One may say that something is non-combustible, but it can be combustible in certain circumstances. So we want to push towards a ban on our general understanding of...


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