Results 1–20 of 496 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Phil Wilson

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Partner in Defence (27 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: Our amphibious capability is important to our defence partners, so is the future of HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion secure?

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: The airport is known as Durham Tees Valley.

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: I beg to move, That this House has considered the future of Durham Tees Valley airport. I applied for this debate to give support to Durham Tees Valley airport and the Peel Group, which plans to grow the airport. In the last decade or so, Durham Tees Valley has faced major difficulties, as have many other regional airports across the country. It has had to face the fact that the aviation...

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: The Tees Valley Mayor has a few questions to answer on this issue. I will come to that matter later in my speech, but I am pleased that my hon. Friend raised it. Despite the losses and the low passenger numbers, there is still a strategic role for regional airports. There is a strong correlation between regional GDP, employment in air-intensive industries and aviation connectivity. Regional...

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: My hon. Friend raises a significant issue. About 600 people work at the airport, and we all want to ensure that they continue to have a job.

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: That is another valid point that I will come to later in my speech.

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: The air ambulance service, which is based at the airport, provides a great service for the area. Where I live, I can sometimes see it flying over to get to an incident. It is a great charity, and I want to see it grow and prosper there. Regional airports support the business community, whose key needs from regional air services are an increase in destinations and the frequency of flights to...

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: Again, my hon. Friend pre-empts something I am going to say in my speech. I will mention the rail link, because it is very important. The airport can attract investment while taking into consideration trends in the UK regional airport sector. In the eight years between 2007 and 2015, the north-east of England was badly impacted by the global financial crisis, which affected the region’s...

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: I would love to get on, because I want to hear from the Minister. The focus is on the north side of the airport, but the south side has great potential too. Peel believes that its master-plan has the potential, over time, to generate about 6,000 jobs. I believe that Peel has a plan, and it has shown commitment to the airport, which is proved by the investment of £38 million over the past...

UK Amphibious Capability — [James Gray in the Chair] (21 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. I congratulate the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Ruth Smeeth) on securing this very timely debate. I want to make a few points and quote what other people have said about this issue to get it on the record again. The point of amphibious capability is to land where the enemy is not. The idea that the Government think that we,...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: There is obviously a big issue with the disparity between the investment in the transport infrastructure in the north-east of England and the investment elsewhere. We have bus networks that are dislocated, and in rural areas probably non-existent. The road networks are congested and the rail network is neglected. The Institute for Public Policy Research says that half of planned transport...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: Yes, I know that from going down North Road to the railway station to get to London. It takes a long time to get down there, so the congestion must be relieved. On the railway infrastructure, there has been talk about the Leamside line, which runs down to Tursdale, just north of Ferryhill, which is in my constituency. There has been talk of refurbishing that line for decades now. I remember...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: The replacement of the rolling stock could provide another boost for the economy of the north-east. It could be built in Newton Aycliffe, which would create many more jobs in the area.

Mental Health Education in Schools — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (6 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: Before we move on to the Front Benchers, the mover of the motion has indicated that she would like two or three minutes, if we get that far, at the end to wind up.

Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Impact Assessments (1 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: Let me start by following on from what the Chair of the Select Committee, my right hon. Friend the Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn), said about the customs union. I have received information from the North East England Chamber of Commerce about the state of companies in the north-east and about how they will deal with leaving the customs union. It believes that the majority of its...

Raqqa and Daesh (24 Oct 2017)

Phil Wilson: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Barrow and Furness (John Woodcock) on securing this urgent question. The decision in this House in December 2015 to take military action in Syria was obviously controversial, but it was the right one in my view. As somebody who supported that decision, I pay tribute to the RAF and to the professionalism of our military servicemen and women who are...

Safeguarding Adults with Learning Disabilities — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (17 Oct 2017)

Phil Wilson: Order. I got the procedure the wrong way round and called the SNP spokesman before the hon. Member for North Swindon (Justin Tomlinson), so I apologise for that.

Royal Mail Delivery Office Closures — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Phil Wilson: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. I want to make an observation that I hope she will agree with. There is a general decline in our parcel service, which is exacerbated by the closures of facilities. I think 38% of parcels arrive late, 28% of parcels are left in insecure areas, and 28% of people get a note through the door saying that nobody was in when there was. What I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Sep 2017)

Phil Wilson: In her party conference speech last year, the Prime Minister said that “existing workers’ legal rights will continue to be guaranteed in law—and they will be guaranteed as long as I am Prime Minister.” Will she tell the House how long that will be?

Taxi Trade — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (18 Jul 2017)

Phil Wilson: Order. I am imposing a four-minute limit on speeches now, because I want to bring in the Front-Bench speakers at half-past 3.

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