Results 1–20 of 9309 for speaker:Jim Shannon

Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and Consultation: Road Restructuring: Oxfordshire (18 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: Through the armed forces parliamentary scheme, I had the opportunity to visit an RAF base along with the hon. Gentleman and experienced the roads in his constituency, so I understand that this is an important issue not only for him, but for everyone in the House. There is huge tourism potential in the hon. Gentleman’s beautiful constituency, so does he agree that we need massive...

Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and Consultation: Road Restructuring: Oxfordshire (18 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way again. He has very clearly outlined the important issues on the roads, but does he accept—I say this from the knowledge that I gained of his constituency when we were both involved in the scheme that I mentioned—that the roads were not built to take the current levels of traffic, and they need to be able to do so. May I also mention rural...

NHS Whistleblowers (18 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: I congratulate the hon. Lady on bringing this matter to Westminster Hall for consideration. Some 7,000 staff raised concerns about bullying or patient safety in 2017-18. Over the same period, some 356 whistleblowers said that they had experienced repercussions, ranging from subtle persecution, such as career opportunities being closed off, to being fired unjustly. That is truly shocking. Does...

Domestic Abuse Victims and Family Courts — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (18 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: It is always a pleasure to speak in these debates, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips) on setting the scene. She is obviously very passionate when it comes to this subject, and she tells her story straight from the heart. She does that well, and I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to this debate. Statistics for domestic abuse throughout the UK...

Northern Ireland: Recent Violence (18 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Secretary of State for her response, and for coming to the House to make that clear. I put on record my condemnation of the violence that took place across the Province, but in particular in my constituency of Strangford. Compare that, Mr Speaker, with the next day, when the Secretary of State attended the 12 July celebrations: we had a smashing day. It was good to see here...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Breast Feeding and Diabetes (18 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS provides guidance to new Mothers on potential links between breast feeding and diabetes.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood: Donors (18 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has had discussions with (a) the Royal College of Nursing and (b) patients with blood group O on potential supply problems of blood group O.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Labour Turnover (18 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to engage with staff unions to reduce staff turnover in HMCTS; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Treasury: Cars: Insurance (18 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department takes steps to provide tax relief to young first-time drivers for their first year of car insurance.

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: I thank the hon. Gentleman for being so generous. The fact that so many Members have stayed behind tonight is an indication of the importance of the issue. It was my privilege to attend an event at Belfast City Hall this month, standing side by side with CF sufferers and their families calling for Orkambi to be made available. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that medication that is proven to...

Homelessness among Refugees — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: I congratulate the hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston (Kate Green) on setting the scene for us very clearly. There have been some significant and helpful contributions on an issue that we all feel strongly about. I have been very clear about the need for a manageable number of vetted refugees. It is not enough to tell people that they are free to live in the UK without also giving them...

Homelessness among Refugees — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: I am almost flabbergasted by that news, Sir Henry. Given that we have been able to relocate four families close together in Newtownards, with the support of the local churches in making it happen, I am really disappointed by that. It is a big issue to be addressed, and that should be happening now. I am sure when my hon. Friend phones those concerned to remind them about it, their ears are...

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: Will the Minister give way?

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: I referred to the Department for Infrastructure, which is responsible for this in Northern Ireland. It did a Europe-wide recruitment programme and filled only five out of 150 jobs. Clearly, a lot of effort has been put in by the Northern Ireland Assembly and by other bodies in the United Kingdom. With respect, that proves that we need to trawl more widely to recruit fishermen from the...

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: I congratulate the hon. Lady on the contribution that she is making to the debate. Does she agree that the pilot scheme that has been intimated to us on a number of occasions—indeed, the last occasion was the last meeting that we had—is something that we are all very eager to see coming into place? It is one that the industry and the sector will work with, as the hon. Lady said,...

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: It is always a pleasure to speak on this issue, and it is always good to see the regions of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland agreeing on something. It is one of many issues that unites us; we can all sing from the same hymn book about it. I thank the hon. Member for Moray (Douglas Ross) for bringing the matter to the House and clearly setting the scene. I was a member...

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: I agree wholeheartedly with my hon. Friend and colleague. To reiterate the comments of the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Angus Brendan MacNeil), I must say that the hon. Members here who met the Minister are united on the simplicity of what we are asking for. It cannot be any more graphic or easily put together than it is.

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. It is that simple. If we have a willingness to do it, let us just do it. We do it for the right reasons—not just because it feels good but because it helps the industry, as those of us who represent fishing villages know. My local fishermen cannot speak highly enough of the ability and work ethic of those from the Philippines, and yet...

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: My hon. Friend is absolutely right that they bring skill; I think if the Home Office looks at this issue it will see the skills that the Filipino fishermen have. They should fall into tier 2, where we can enable them to be accepted. I think the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar is right when he says it is a simple issue. I read the same article in the paper that he did. The Home Secretary...


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