Results 1–20 of 477 for speaker:Jack Lopresti

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation (14 Sep 2018)

Jack Lopresti: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government has made on reducing taxes for working families.

Historic Battlefields (12 Sep 2018)

Jack Lopresti: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I thank and pay tribute to my very good friend and constituency neighbour, my hon. Friend the Member for Kingswood (Chris Skidmore), for securing this important debate and, predictably, for an interesting and brilliant speech. I am an ardent lover of battlefields and their powerful history. Whenever I travel to Europe and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Sep 2018)

Jack Lopresti: Will the Prime Minister visit my constituency to open Airbus’s new wing integration centre in Filton, which is a £40 million investment that will secure hundreds of jobs and good quality apprenticeships for the future? Will she join me in thanking and paying tribute to Airbus for its strong and enduring commitment to the UK?

Idlib (10 Sep 2018)

Jack Lopresti: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the continued use of the UN Security Council veto by Russia has hampered efforts to prevent atrocities, and how can the UN be reformed so we can avoid this situation in the future?

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Terrorism: Northern Ireland (5 Sep 2018)

Jack Lopresti: What steps she is taking with all communities in Northern Ireland to resolve legacy issues in the absence of a Northern Ireland Executive.

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Jack Lopresti: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Edinburgh East (Tommy Sheppard). I do not agree with all his conclusions, but I enjoyed his speech, which was a passionate tour de force. I will speak from a text, so I will be sharper and a bit more focused, I think. I am very pleased that we are having this debate. It can be quite tempting for the media who report on Parliament to assume that...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Jack Lopresti: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that it is a vital strategic priority of our Government to work as closely as possible with the United States on a range of national security issues, and to assist us in our fight against international terrorism and extremism to help to keep our people safe?

Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and Consultation: Rail Passenger Comfort (12 Jul 2018)

Jack Lopresti: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. I am massively impressed by his technical knowledge of rolling stock and comfortable seats. Passenger comfort and safety are obviously important, but so are the comfort and safety of the people who operate and work on trains. On the Severn Beach line, a local service in my constituency, it is virtually impossible for conductors and other...

Business of the House (12 Jul 2018)

Jack Lopresti: I led the most recent delegation to the Kurdish region of Iraq a few weeks ago. We visited the Iraqi Parliament, and we were thrilled and delighted that the Kurdish Parliament is forming its first all-party group on the UK. May we have a debate on how we continue to work on our fantastic bilateral relations with the Iraqi Kurds and how we can help them to strengthen their institutions,...

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Jack Lopresti: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. I congratulate the hon. Member for Easington (Grahame Morris) on securing this very important debate. The humanitarian situation in Gaza is severe and extremely difficult, and I am pleased we are having this debate. I want to focus first on the good work that is being done. We often think the problems are insurmountable and...

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Jack Lopresti: These things are extremely difficult and it is not up to me to say whether that is acceptable. I will simply highlight what I think is happening to some of the resources directed towards Gaza. As I said, there are positive signs, but clearly they have not alleviated the very serious humanitarian situation in Gaza. It could be said that Israel can and should do more, but when we ask why it...

Leaving the Eu: Airbus Risk Assessment (25 Jun 2018)

Jack Lopresti: If Airbus makes good on its ridiculous threats—and I do not think it will for one minute—how much of the billions of pounds of taxpayer subsidy, paid for by the British taxpayer, would it have to pay back?

Petition - Charlton Boulevard (20 Jun 2018)

Jack Lopresti: I rise to present a petition of residents of south Gloucestershire. It is mirrored by a similar petition with over 500 signatures soon to be presented to South Gloucestershire Council. The petition of residents of South Gloucestershire, Declares that local residents have great concern over the proposal to make Charlton Boulevard into a bus only lane, and the resulting effect this will have on...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Apprentices (20 Jun 2018)

Jack Lopresti: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what levels of apprenticeships are offered by his Department; and how many apprenticeship starts there were at each level in each of the last three years.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Housing (18 Jun 2018)

Jack Lopresti: What steps are the Government taking to speed up the local planning process and make it more about delivering affordable housing and new homes than about narrow local or petty partisan politics?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Hygiene (13 Jun 2018)

Jack Lopresti: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the effect that regular and long-term use of antiseptic hand gel for infection control has on the health of NHS employees.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Hygiene (13 Jun 2018)

Jack Lopresti: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with NHS executives on provision for staff whose medically required allergy bracelets violate infection control policies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Heathrow Expansion: Benefits for Wales (13 Jun 2018)

Jack Lopresti: I welcome the moves that my hon. Friend is taking to ensure that Wales benefits from Heathrow expansion. I have a Heathrow hub in my constituency, just on the other side of the Severn. Aside from removing the tolls on the Severn bridge, which is an excellent thing to do, what else is he doing to try to strengthen economic links between the south-west of England and Wales?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Jun 2018)

Jack Lopresti: Fifteen months ago, the then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my right hon. Friend the Member for Bromsgrove (Sajid Javid), called in the planned expansion of the Mall at Cribbs Causeway in my constituency. The plan represents huge economic benefit to the Bristol and south Gloucestershire area, and there are 3,000 construction jobs, 3,750 permanent jobs and 150 new...

Hezbollah’s Rocket Arsenal: Southern Lebanon — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (6 Jun 2018)

Jack Lopresti: I am sorry to interrupt my hon. Friend in mid-flow, but by drawing attention to the financial backers of Hezbollah and Hamas—the Iranians—whose mission seems to be to create mayhem, chaos and murder in the middle east, should we not send a message, as strongly as possible, that Iran’s malign and wicked influence in the region is a threat to peace and we will not tolerate it?

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