Results 1–20 of 5366 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Jim Shannon

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: One thing that came out of the information we all received was that 64% of employers considered an international experience important for recruitment, and that was up by 37% since 2006. If any evidence were needed to reinforce what the hon. Lady is saying, that is it.

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: Just to emphasise the international element of all this, Queen’s University Belfast’s education strategy for 2016 to 2021 outlines its commitment to increase the number of international students who choose to study there. It also aims to increase the number of such students by 10% annually. That is an example of Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, part of the...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on brining this matter to the House for consideration. It is not just his university that does so well; other universities throughout the United Kingdom do equally well, with Queen’s University Belfast being one of them. In 2017-18, Queen’s attracted some €1.4 million for the Erasmus project—that is the sixth highest amount in the...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: It is a pleasure to speak in this debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow North West (Carol Monaghan) on advancing a comprehensive and compassionate case on behalf of ME sufferers and I congratulate her on encapsulating the issues so well. Her constituents will be very proud of her; she can be assured of that. As someone who has had the opportunity to speak on behalf of ME...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: We are always very pleased to support the hon. Lady’s proposals to the Backbench Business Committee. This is an emotive issue. Many constituents have contacted me in anger, frustration and hurt as they simply feel that their illness is not understood and that successive Governments and some in the Department of Health and Social Care have shown no desire to gain an understanding—I...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention, which gives me a chance to say that I have constituents who have had to be home-schooled for the simple reason that they have ME. I am aware that the illness affects not just adults, but children, and I have seen the effect on their education as well. Very few of the hospital-based ME services provide a domiciliary service for people who are unable...

EU Settlement Scheme (21 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Minister for her statement. The agri-food sector in my constituency is very important. Workers from the EU make up large proportions of the workforce in Mash Direct and Willowbrook Foods, to give just two examples. She has outlined how the scheme will work for those who have lived here for five years, but for those who have lived here for under five years, and are in special...

Business of the House (21 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: Countries including Israel and Spain have relatively recently introduced legislation to prohibit organ tourism in China in response to persistent and credible reports of systematic state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People’s Republic of China, including Falun Gong practitioners and other religious and ethnic minority groups. Will the...

Defence Fire and Rescue Project: Capita (21 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: Given the fact that this company has earned the highest risk rating of 10 out of 10 and, worryingly, a health score of three out of 100, how will the Minister convince the House that this is not a case of penny wise and pound foolish at the expense of our defence fire and rescue service?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Problem Gambling (21 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: While I welcome the lowering of the maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals, has the Secretary of State considered a reduction in the number of betting advertisements shown during football matches, which are watched by a massive number of impressible young men and women?

Attorney General: Forced Marriages (21 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: Will the Attorney General outline what support is given to the victims of attempted forced marriage to provide them with a new life and a fresh start? Is the CPS equipped to signpost victims to such funding, rather than just moving on after the prosecution?

Petition - Charlton Boulevard: UK Development Bank (20 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. I spoke to him earlier to get an idea of what this was about, and I congratulate him on bringing forward the debate. I have seen too many cases in my constituency of small businesses that are cash poor and asset rich and that are unable to make payments of even 1p more than the required amount. Does he agree that a development bank such as the one...

Insecure Work and the Gig Economy (20 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: I congratulate the hon. Member for Barnsley East (Stephanie Peacock) on setting the scene so well. When I first saw the phrase “gig economy”, I thought of nightlife, but then all of a sudden I realised that this issue is about people’s lives. The debate is about casual workers and those on zero-hours contracts and, if we look across the whole of the United Kingdom of Great...

UK and Polish War Reparations (20 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on bringing this matter to the Chamber. If there are going to be any reparations, which quite clearly the hon. Gentleman requests and which I support, let us start with an apology to Polish people from Germany for its actions. Has that ever been done?

UK and Polish War Reparations (20 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: Was there an apology from the Germany to the Polish people for its actions during the second world war? If there are to be any reparations, that starts with an apology from the German nation to the Polish nation.

UK Intergovernmental Co-operation — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: I congratulate the hon. Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) on setting the scene so very passionately. It is refreshing to have him and his colleagues in the House to add to our richness of political expression on all sides of the Chamber. It is good to have that. I am an Ulster Scot, with my ancestry in Scotland—I have checked it out and know that to be the case. I am descended from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Security Situation (20 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: With viable devices being found in County Down as recently as the start of this month, will the Secretary of State outline what discussions she has had with the Chief Constable to ensure there are sufficient resources and sufficient police officers on duty in stations throughout County Down to make sure that terrorists do not succeed?

Delegated Legislation: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (19 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: I sought the hon. Lady’s permission to make an intervention before the debate. Whenever I say in my office that I am in pain, my girls say to me, “You don’t know what pain is. If you had given birth, you would know what pain is.” The girls in my office tell me that chronic regional pain syndrome is even more painful than labour and giving birth, so I understand just...

Backbench Business: Geothermal Energy — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)

Jim Shannon: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I congratulate the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman) on bringing forward this important debate. She brings incredible energy and enthusiasm to any subject matter, whether it is here in Westminster Hall or the Chamber, and I thank her for that. To digress slightly, hailing from Strangford and having lived there for...


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