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Clause 2 — Restriction on voting rights (6 Mar 2015)

Jonathan Evans: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. I should like to thank Members on both sides of the House, as well as the minor parties, for their universal support for the Bill. My right hon. Friend the Member for Banbury (Sir Tony Baldry) has made it clear that we have seen Bills move more swiftly than this through their parliamentary stages, but I would not want anyone to think...

Clause 2 — Restriction on voting rights (6 Mar 2015)

Jonathan Evans: For the avoidance of doubt, I should call attention to my interests in this respect. I am the chairman of a regulated insurance company, but it is not a mutual company. I was on the board of a mutual company but not since I have been a Member of Parliament. My right hon. Friend mentions solvency II, but it is important to remember that that is an effort by Europe to catch up with a regime...

Clause 2 — Restriction on voting rights (6 Mar 2015)

Jonathan Evans: Having spoken to my right hon. Friend the Member for Banbury (Sir Tony Baldry) earlier, I know that he is a friend of the mutuals sector and that his aim is not to undermine the intention of the Bill.

Clause 2 — Restriction on voting rights (6 Mar 2015)

Jonathan Evans: I am much aware of that. My right hon. Friend and I have spoken about this matter and I know that that is his motivation. I do not know whether this will help my right hon. Friend’s career—he and I are both leaving the House, so perhaps it does not matter—but we are good Europeans. We have always understood that it is in our country’s interests to engage positively with Europe, so I...

[Mr Speaker in the Chair] (6 Mar 2015)

Jonathan Evans: I beg to move, That the House sit in private.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Jobs Growth Wales (4 Mar 2015)

Jonathan Evans: Will my right hon. Friend note that in my constituency unemployment has fallen by more than 30% since my election? Will he take every opportunity to remind the electorate and the House of something that has been true throughout the 23 years since I was first elected to the House, which is that every Labour Government have left office with unemployment higher than when they came to office?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aircraft: Air Conditioning (4 Mar 2015)

Jonathan Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that adequate measures are in place to assess the toxicity of fumes entering aircraft cabins from aircraft engines; what steps he has taken to ensure the prevention of adverse effects on pilots, cabin crew and passengers caused by toxic levels of fumes; and if he will make a statement.

Fire Safety (Case of Sophie Rosser) (3 Mar 2015)

Jonathan Evans: My hon. Friend is rightly setting out the legislative framework. Will he think for a moment about the disconnect between the structure of the legislation and what surveys tell us about whether the legislation is actually having an effect? I was astonished by the statistics I have shared with hon. Members today. Is he similarly concerned?

Fire Safety (Case of Sophie Rosser) (3 Mar 2015)

Jonathan Evans: May I begin by saying what a pleasure it is to be able to start this debate under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth? I know that it is usual and traditional to say that, but—as I just reminded you before we started—despite our first meeting more than 30 years ago in Cardiff, this is the first opportunity I have had to start a debate under your chairmanship in Westminster Hall, albeit in my...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Allied Steel and Wire (Pensions) (10 Feb 2015)

Jonathan Evans: My hon. Friend may recall that a couple of years ago I obtained an Adjournment debate on this very issue, which affected constituents of mine who were ASW workers. What they tell me endlessly is that when the very arrangements he describes were outlined before the last election, all politicians made it clear to them that it was an injustice, which would be corrected. The fact that it has...

Public Bill Committee: Mutuals' Deferred Shares Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Power to permit or facilitate the issue of deferred shares (4 Feb 2015)

Jonathan Evans: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Clark, in a Committee composed of friends and colleagues on both sides of the House who have consistently championed the cause of mutuality. I propose to set out the content and purpose of the Bill in the debate on this clause. I am aware that it has support on both sides of the Committee. I trust that the remaining clauses may be dealt...

Written Answers — Home Office: Marriage Certificates (30 Jan 2015)

Jonathan Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on the review of information contained on marriage certificates; and when she plans to bring forward proposals to allow mothers' names to be recorded on marriage certificates.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Anti-Semitism (21 Jan 2015)

Jonathan Evans: Will my right hon. Friend take the opportunity to remark not only upon Rabbi Michael Rose, but also upon the work done by Mr Saleem Kidwai, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Wales, who has been working so very hard in Cardiff for good community relations for many years?

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Land Mines (13 Jan 2015)

Jonathan Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the Government provides for landmine clearance in former war zones; and if she will make a statement.

Prayers: European Parliament Elections Bill (9 Jan 2015)

Jonathan Evans: Looking around the Chamber, I think that I am the only person here to have stood in a European election and I have done so on two occasions. Although there is a box on the ballot form by which one can vote for a party, where the names are listed it has been the practice on a number of occasions for people to choose to put the cross alongside the name of the candidate rather than in the box...

Prayers: European Parliament Elections Bill (9 Jan 2015)

Jonathan Evans: It is a great pleasure to rise to support my hon. Friend the Member for Christchurch (Mr Chope) on the introduction of this Bill. He rightly informs the House that the Conservative party has historically been in favour of open list elections to the European Parliament. Of course, we used to have individual first-past-the-post elections until 1999, but in the run-up to the introduction of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Miners Dispute (Outstanding Documents) (7 Jan 2015)

Jonathan Evans: Will my right hon. Friend note that the appetite for everything to be disclosed is shared by some Government Members, most particularly because I can recall the unlawful killing of the taxi driver David Wilkie and the recent revelations from the former right hon. Member for Pontypridd that following the event a number of papers at the NUM offices in south Wales were deliberately burnt and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Businesses: Procurement (7 Jan 2015)

Jonathan Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of research by the Federation of Small Business which found that 17 per cent of small businesses claim mistreatment by larger firms that they supply; and if he will make a statement.


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