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Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Marcus Jones: I welcome the universal credit regulations that the House is considering. We should not forget that universal credit is an important reform that is getting more people back into work and helping them to stay in work. People are getting help and support from DWP staff that they did not get in the past. I think that a mark of the policy is the enthusiasm shown by jobcentre staff. I had the...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Marcus Jones: My hon. Friend demonstrates the complete confusion and disarray of the Opposition, not just on this policy but on our future outside the European Union. That goes to the heart of the situation: this is all about political dogma, rather than practical ideas and practical help for people.

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Marcus Jones: The new system is more generous than the old system. I will come on to the external evidence that explains that in a moment. Returning to what I was saying about free school meals, under the old system of jobseeker’s allowance as soon as a parent worked 16 hours, or two parents worked 24 hours, they lost their children’s entitlement to free school meals. The crux of this debate is...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Marcus Jones: Is not the bottom line that under the previous tax credits system people got 75% of their childcare costs but under universal credit they get 85% of their childcare costs, and they can work all the hours that they want to?

Coventry City Football Club (21 Feb 2018)

Marcus Jones: I beg to move, That this House has considered the future of Coventry City Football Club. It is an absolute pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Sharma. I thank the hon. Members for Coventry North East (Colleen Fletcher) and for Coventry South (Mr Cunningham), my hon. Friend the Member for Rugby (Mark Pawsey), my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Kenilworth and Southam...

Coventry City Football Club (21 Feb 2018)

Marcus Jones: I completely agree. That brings me to the four issues I want to raise: the current mediation process, at the direction of Court of Appeal judge Mr Justice Irwin; the role of the English Football League; the informal mediation process instigated by my hon. Friend the sports Minister; and future cases of crisis in the management of football clubs. On the mediation process, Court of Appeal judge...

Coventry City Football Club (21 Feb 2018)

Marcus Jones: My hon. Friend is a great advocate for all sports, and he certainly knows his football. I thank him for his support. We must not prejudge the formal mediation process, but if it fails to clarify where Coventry City will play its home games, I want the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee to ask the parties, including the English Football League, to attend a hearing of the Committee to...

Coventry City Football Club (21 Feb 2018)

Marcus Jones: I certainly agree with my hon. Friend. That is why I set out at the start of the debate that I would not favour any particular organisation or relive old battles, because a solution to the situation is needed. Returning to the role of the English Football League, I would like the EFL to explain its earlier role in the club moving to Northampton and to explain to Coventry City supporters its...

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention: A5 Upgrade (7 Feb 2018)

Marcus Jones: As ever, Mr McCabe, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth (David Tredinnick) and congratulate him on securing this debate, which is a very important one for my constituents. I am delighted to see my hon. Friends the Members for Rugby (Mark Pawsey), for North Warwickshire (Craig Tracey) and for South Leicestershire (Alberto Costa)...

NHS Winter Crisis (5 Feb 2018)

Marcus Jones: Despite the challenges this winter, does my hon. Friend not agree that we can be extremely proud in this country that we have an NHS free at the point of delivery to all of our citizens? Will he confirm that that will continue to be the policy of this Government, and does he agree with me that we should not listen to the voices from across the Atlantic saying we should adopt a different system?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Confident Scheme (5 Feb 2018)

Marcus Jones: What progress her Department has made on the implementation of the disability confident scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Confident Scheme (5 Feb 2018)

Marcus Jones: I recently visited the excellent Oak Wood School in my constituency, whose leaders are working hard to get talented young people with special needs into work and work placements when they finish school. Will my hon. Friend, like me, encourage employers in my area to join the disability confident scheme, so that we can give opportunities to those young people, and not just give them hope for...

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Marcus Jones: The gloomy pre-referendum Treasury forecasts led many of us to vote remain with a heavy heart. The public made their decision, and we stood on an election manifesto saying that we would follow through on that decision. Will the Minister tell me why we should believe part forecasts—these forecasts, which have apparently been published, are not complete—given that the initial...

Carillion and Public Sector Outsourcing (24 Jan 2018)

Marcus Jones: I start by saying that I am disappointed by the motion before the House, not just because there is clearly a mechanism through the Public Accounts Committee to scrutinise these matters, but because there are tens of thousands of people involved and politics should not be put before people. Regrettably the whole cut of the Opposition’s spokesman’s jib was ideological—private...

Private Sector Pensions (22 Jan 2018)

Marcus Jones: A number of my constituents have been affected by the Carillion situation. What will the Pension Protection Fund do to support those who have pensions through Carillion, and what more will the Government do to ensure that people with private pensions can be confident that investing their savings in a company pension fund is the right thing to do?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: Written Questions (29 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: In the current parliamentary session the Department answered 58 written parliamentary questions on the grounds that some or all of the information requested was not collected or held centrally. This is out of a total of 1529 written parliamentary questions answered (as of 21 December 2017) or 3.8 per cent.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: Social Mobility (29 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: My Department is driving forward the devolution agenda in England. Across government we are making huge strides towards rebalancing the economy and empowering local government. 33 per cent of England’s population now has a directly elected mayor, with new powers to create jobs, improve skills, build homes and make it easier to travel. Across the whole of England we are devolving over...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: ICT (27 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: The Department does not have any major IT contracts as defined in the guidance published in November 2017. Officials in my Department follow best practise guidance and principles published by Cabinet Office where applicable to the Department to ensure consistent commercial activity and delivery of continually improved services.

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