Results 81–100 of 2029 for speaker:Andrew Bridgen

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Will the hon. Lady give way?

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Will the hon. Lady give way?

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way. She makes some very valid points, but she is letting the BBC off the hook and acting as an apologist for it. Does she recall that at the 2015 charter renewal, the BBC said that it was delighted with the terms of the charter; delighted about getting an inflation-linked increase to the licence fee; and delighted about being let off having to fund the...

High Speed 2 (10 Jul 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Does my hon. Friend agree that HS2 appeared to be trying to create the perception that the project was beyond the point of no return—that we cannot stop it because so much money has been spent? Does she also agree that in business, the first loss is the best loss, and we are throwing good money after bad on this project?

High Speed 2 (10 Jul 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on securing this debate on a topic we have discussed many times. I voted against HS2 at every opportunity in the House of Commons. In 2013, I predicted that it would cost in excess of £100 billion. The then Secretary of State laughed, and I think he was quite right to—it is clear that the project will be far in excess of £100 billion. Does my right hon....

Uk Ambassador to Usa: Leaked Emails (8 Jul 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Does my right hon. Friend see any link at all between the timing of this appalling leak, and the fact that just over a week ago it was announced in the media that Sir Mark Sedwill coveted the position of ambassador in Washington?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong (25 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: My right hon. Friend has said that one country, two systems must mean exactly that. Will he support the legitimate demands of the protesters, many of whom are waving Union flags in the hope of support from this Government and this House for the permanent withdrawal of this most contentious Bill?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Planting (20 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Will the Minister join me in celebrating the 9 million trees planted over the past 30 years to create the new national forest? My constituency, at the centre of it, has seen a massive improvement in not only the environment but the quality of life, for visitors and residents alike.

Health and Social Care: Care Home Safety (18 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: I welcome the fact that the latest report from the Care Quality Commission indicates that four out of five adult social care services in England are rated either good or outstanding, but there is no room for complacency. Will the Minister expand on how she will ensure that that becomes five out of five?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Efficiency (17 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Conservative-controlled North West Leicestershire District Council has frozen its council tax for the past decade. Can the Secretary of State confirm that council tax in 93 English local authorities is lower in real terms this year than it was in 2010-11?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Transport Connectivity: North of England (13 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Although North West Leicestershire is the centre of the midlands, most people in London think it is in the north. Despite delivering the highest economic growth outside London and the south-east, we have no passenger railway station. What is the Secretary of State going to do about that? Would not reopening the Ivanhoe line be an excellent idea?

Free TV Licences: over-75S (11 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that instead of forcing the over-75s to pay the compulsory TV tax, with the threat of criminal prosecution, the BBC, which consistently tells me that it is the best in the world, should move to a subscription model and sell its services to those who wish to buy them all across the world? The current system is completely unfair, because every time it...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power (11 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Does my hon. Friend agree that we should be doing more to enhance technical education and engineering, and that one of the best ways to do that will be with T-levels? What impact does he think they will have?

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: I have done a quick calculation: if it is correct that there are currently 158,000 beneficiaries and the surplus taken of the Government share of the fund is about £4.45 billion, that is over £28,000 for every surviving beneficiary that the Government have already taken from that fund.

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Does the hon. Lady agree with me that in this debate, for once, the right hon. and hon. Members taking part in it are not asking the Government to put their hand into their pockets, but asking the Government to get their hand out of the pockets of the former miners and their widows?

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: The hon. Lady talks about coalfield communities. Does she agree that they are gritty, proud, and among some of the hardest working and most honest communities in the country? These are not communities that expect something for nothing—they worked for everything they got—but what they do expect is what they are due and deserve from their pension fund, which they have worked so hard for.

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: As a Member of Parliament whose paternal grandfather was a coalminer and whose major conurbation in my seat is called Coalville, I think the hon. Gentleman will know whose side I am on in this debate. Does he agree that, given that the vast majority of retired coalminers and their widows still reside in the coalmining communities in which they worked, and some of them died, any increase in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Refugee Family Reunion (10 Jun 2019)

Andrew Bridgen: Is my right hon. Friend as concerned as I am that in designing a refugee family reunion policy we do not create incentives that encourage even more people to leave their homes and undertake an extremely dangerous journey in the hope they will bring the rest of their relatives to our country at a later date?


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