Results 1–20 of 1181 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Andrew Bridgen

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Jul 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: I welcome the Institute for Fiscal Studies report this week on income inequality in the UK. It clearly shows that, contrary to Labour propaganda that was often repeated during the general election, the income gap between rich and poor in our country has reduced every year since 2010. Does my right hon. Friend agree that that clearly shows that those with the broadest shoulders are bearing the...

HS2 Update (17 Jul 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: When I predicted in 2013 that the cost of HS2 would balloon to £100 billion, I was wrong. It is clear that the project will end up costing the nation an awful lot more than that. Does the Secretary of State share my constituents’ concern? They would absolutely expect a Labour Government to wilfully and neglectfully waste taxpayers’ money, but they despair at seeing a...

Contaminated Blood (11 Jul 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: Does my hon. Friend agree that, quite rightly, the inquiry has to give answers to the victims of the scandal and their families? There will be great interest in the conclusions of the inquiry in the House and among the wider public to ensure that historical circumstances that led to the scandal are never repeated.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Service Accommodation (10 Jul 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: Will my right hon. Friend assure the House that there are no plans to eradicate single-living accommodation for service personnel?

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (6 Jul 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: I seem to remember that when I went strawberry picking as a young boy the strawberries were grown on the ground, and it was backbreaking work. Have the Perthshire berry growers adopted the same practices as in the midlands, where the fruit is grown in a substrate at waist height? Farmers appreciate that labour is valuable and that they must make good use of it. That hugely increases...

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (6 Jul 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: I commend my hon. Friend on securing this debate on an important topic. I bring the Chamber’s attention to my declaration of interest as a major shareholder in a vegetable processing company based in my constituency. Does he agree that businesses such as those in North West Leicestershire are based in areas with sparse populations, but very low unemployment? In my constituency,...

Exiting the European Union and Global Trade (6 Jul 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: We talk about whether no deal is better than a bad deal, and it is a card that we can play. I put it to the hon. Gentleman that not accepting that does not mean that we will get a good deal, but if we do not accept that no deal is an option, we are guaranteed not to get an exceptional deal. For example, if he was to go and buy a car and said, “I have to buy a car today”, or if he...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Electoral Fraud (5 Jul 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: What steps the Government are taking to tackle electoral fraud.

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Electoral Fraud (5 Jul 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: It has been highlighted that all someone needs when they go to vote is a name and an address. In theory, someone could get hold of a telephone directory and vote all day in different polling stations. Does the Minister agree that it is time to use photo identification to prevent electoral fraud?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (4 Jul 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: Funding our national health service to meet the needs of UK residents is one proposition; funding an international health service open to the world is another proposition entirely. Are there any indications that advance charging for non-emergency treatment for overseas patients is putting more money into our NHS?

Grenfell Tower (3 Jul 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: My right hon. Friend has sadly informed the House that, so far, 100% of all 181 samples taken from buildings have failed the combustion tests. I do not wish to prejudice the public inquiry or any future criminal action, but will he tell the House whether the cladding originates from one source or whether it is from multiple sources, which would hint at a more systemic failure across the industry?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Fire Prevention and Safety (3 Jul 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: I, like all Members, have been inundated with emails from constituents demanding immediate changes to fire regulations. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is important that we look at what changes are needed to the fire regulations, but also at what changes are needed in the implementation of existing regulations, so that tragedies such as Grenfell do not happen again?

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman give way?

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman give way?

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: rose—

Grenfell Tower Fire/Fire Safety (26 Jun 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: Does my right hon. Friend share my disappointment that this tragedy has been politicised so heavily by senior members of the Labour party? How long does he think the public inquiry will take to come to conclusions? Is there any evidence that the panelling has been used in countries other than ours?

European Council (26 Jun 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: Some 3.2 million EU citizens currently choose to live, work and make their lives in this country. They are well aware that we are leaving the European Union. What does my right hon. Friend believe that that says about their perception of our country’s prospects post-Brexit, and what does it say about Opposition Members when millions of EU citizens have more confidence in our country...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: During the election campaign, the right hon. Gentleman repeatedly refused to rule out a second referendum on our EU membership. Given that Brexit negotiations have now commenced, will he take this opportunity to rule out a second referendum now?

Magnox: Early Contract Terminations: Declarations of Interest (27 Mar 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Following a report made on 14 February by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, I would like to apologise to the House for the failure to disclose a financial interest in a Westminster Hall debate on High Speed 2 on 25 March 2015. I should have declared that, owing to a court order caused by my divorce, I was in the final act of selling my house to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (27 Mar 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: Can the Minister confirm that far from cutting support for disabled people, disability spending will increase every year to 2020 relative both to 2010 and today?


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