Results 1–20 of 350 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Gavin Williamson

Petition - Green Belt Land Between Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay (19 Apr 2016)

Gavin Williamson: I would like to present a petition signed by the 4,962 people who have joined me in our campaign against building on green-belt land between Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay. The petition reads: The petition of residents of Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay in the South Staffordshire constituency, and others, Declares that the current proposals to build 136 houses on Landywood Lane, Great Wyrley will...

Petition — Divorce proceedings of a UK citizen abroad (15 Dec 2015)

Gavin Williamson: My constituent Sian Mitchell moved to the United States last year, following her engagement and marriage to an American citizen. Sadly, shortly after the birth of her son earlier this year, her marriage fell apart. Her multi-millionaire husband, Mr Angus Mitchell, has taken out court orders preventing Sian from taking her child out of the State of California until proceedings have been...

Petitions: School Funding Model (1 Dec 2015)

Gavin Williamson: I rise on behalf of 1,705 of my constituents who are campaigning for a fairer deal for schools in Staffordshire. The petition is in the same terms as those of my hon. Friend the Member for Beverley and Holderness. The Petition of the residents of South Staffordshire. [P001590]

Hedgehog Conservation (10 Nov 2015)

Gavin Williamson: Does my hon. Friend recognise the importance of using our gardens as a vital habitat for hedgehogs? I recently built a hedgehog house in my garden. Sadly, as yet I have no residents in it, but I hope it will encourage diversity and a growth in hedgehog numbers in South Staffordshire.

Petition — Closure of Fire Stations in South Staffordshire (8 Jul 2015)

Gavin Williamson: I rise to present a petition signed by 2,824 of my constituents who are backing my campaign to keep open the fire stations in Kinver, Brewood, Codsall and Bilbrook. The petition states: The petition of residents of South Staffordshire, Declares that the petitioners note that there have been proposals by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to close fire stations in South Staffordshire;...

Petition — Gypsy and Traveller sites in South Staffordshire (13 Jan 2015)

Gavin Williamson: I have a petition signed by 1,545 of my constituents who share my view that in South Staffordshire, which has more than 130 Gypsy and Traveller pitches, we have more than enough provision. The petition states: The Petition of residents of the South Staffordshire constituency and others, Declares that the Petitioners note that South Staffordshire District Council intends to increase the...

Business of the House (18 Dec 2014)

Gavin Williamson: Yesterday we heard the news that unemployment had fallen again in South Staffordshire and the west midlands. That has been largely due to the growth of apprenticeships and, in particular, the fact that Jaguar Land Rover has opened a new engine manufacturing facility in my constituency. Could time be made for a debate on the creation of more apprenticeships, especially in the automotive and...

Dairy Industry — [Mrs Linda Riordan in the Chair] (5 Nov 2014)

Gavin Williamson: One of the key drivers in the creation of the groceries code adjudicator was to try to deal with some of the inequalities that dairy farmers had to deal with all the time. Does my hon. Friend feel it is incumbent on us to do everything we can to address that long-term issue?

Business of the House: Communications Data and Interception (10 Jul 2014)

Gavin Williamson: Will my right hon. Friend assure my constituents that this legislation will be an important and vital tool in the police’s battle against child abusers and those who seek to perpetrate paedophile acts?

Business of the House (10 Jul 2014)

Gavin Williamson: Residents in the villages of Henley, Shareshill and Featherstone are often blighted by industrial-scale car boot sales. May we have a debate in the House on the irresponsibility of the operators and the impact they are having on my constituents?

UK Automotive Industry — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (1 Apr 2014)

Gavin Williamson: Thank you, Sir Alan. It is always a pleasure to speak again and to thank everyone, as you so kindly prompted me to, for their contributions. The debate has shown that, as I said at the start, we are all passionate about this industry, and we all have a clear idea of some of the challenges to it. I have a great feeling that there is an immense amount of consensus on making sure that the...

UK Automotive Industry — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (1 Apr 2014)

Gavin Williamson: It is a great privilege to have secured this debate about the United Kingdom’s automotive industry. I hope that we will approach it in a consensual manner, discussing some of the successes we have had and how we move the industry forward. I think hon. Members are here not just because we understand how important the UK automotive industry is to our whole economy, but because we have a...

UK Automotive Industry — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (1 Apr 2014)

Gavin Williamson: My hon. Friend is absolutely correct. Much of our success has depended on learning from foreign businesses. They invest in the UK because they see that we have the right environment and structures to succeed. Since 2010, £7 billion have been invested in the automotive sector, growing success and bringing jobs to the UK. My constituency of South Staffordshire has been incredibly fortunate...

UK Automotive Industry — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (1 Apr 2014)

Gavin Williamson: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. Let us not forget that the west midlands are the beating heart of the automotive industry in this country. The west midlands are what drive the automotive industry and have the most to gain from an expanding automotive industry. Almost one third of those employed in the industry live and work in the west midlands. That is why many hon. Members from the...

UK Automotive Industry — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (1 Apr 2014)

Gavin Williamson: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. He is right to point out the valuable work that Perkins Engines does to supply the heavy construction sector. We are seeing a build-up of expertise in engine design and manufacture, not just in the west midlands but right across the UK. That can be seen not just in JLR’s investment in its new plant or in Perkins’s work, but in BMW, which...

UK Automotive Industry — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (1 Apr 2014)

Gavin Williamson: The hon. Gentleman is correct. The finest engine ever produced is being designed and engineered at Whitley in his constituency and will be built in my constituency by Jaguar Land Rover. Having that research and development based here in the United Kingdom is vital when businesses decide whether to invest in manufacturing in this country. Sadly, we do not have enough manufacturing, and we need...

UK Automotive Industry — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (1 Apr 2014)

Gavin Williamson: The hon. Gentleman makes another strong point. When the disaster happened in Japan, many Japanese companies that produce large numbers of automobiles here in the UK were badly hit by disruption to their supply chain. There is a real benefit, not just to the British people but to companies based here in the UK, in having more of the supply chain on our doorstep. We need to do all we can not...

UK Automotive Industry — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (1 Apr 2014)

Gavin Williamson: I congratulate companies such as Ford on their work. In the run-up to 2018, the automotive sector hopes to take on 7,600 new apprentices and 1,700 new graduates. The sector is a growth area for young people, which is one reason why I am championing a £5 million investment in an engineering studio at my local high school in Codsall. Such a studio will concentrate on training the engineers...

UK Automotive Industry — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (1 Apr 2014)

Gavin Williamson: My hon. Friend makes a valid point. At the weekend, I took my two daughters to the Enginuity museum at Ironbridge near Telford. We saw a cross-section of a Mini. Although the design is amazing and out of this world, it is all pulleys and levers. Now, much of a Mini’s design is down to electronics. We must not forget how high tech or capital intensive the automotive industry is, but it...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ukraine (4 Mar 2014)

Gavin Williamson: With all that is unfolding in Ukraine, there is great concern in nations such as Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland about their future. What reassurance is my right hon. Friend giving our NATO partners that we stand shoulder to shoulder with them in the defence of their sovereignty and independence?


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