Results 1–20 of 2031 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Marcus Jones

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty: Pairing (23 Jul 2018)

Marcus Jones: This looks to have been a genuine error, for which a sincere apology has been given. My right hon. Friend has made it clear that this type of error has happened not just on the Government side but on both sides of the House, so I find the level of faux outrage in some quarters very strange. The system generally works well, and I would encourage him not to throw the baby out with the bathwater...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Jul 2018)

Marcus Jones: I celebrated the 70th birthday of our NHS with patients and the fabulous staff at the Oakwood day mental health hospital in Nuneaton. Mental health has always been the Cinderella of the NHS. Will my right hon. Friend join me in thanking our doctors and nurses who work in mental health, and will she say what more we can do to improve mental health and what resources the Government will put...

Combat Air Strategy (17 Jul 2018)

Marcus Jones: It is very good of you to think of my welfare, Mr Speaker. I welcome my right hon. Friend’s announcement. Many of my constituents work in the defence aerospace sector. Will he say how this fits in with the Government’s industrial strategy, and what does it mean for skills and for securing the jobs that currently exist and for creating new jobs in our great defence sector?

Eu: Future Relationship White Paper (12 Jul 2018)

Marcus Jones: I welcome my right hon. Friend to his post. My constituents voted to leave the EU for a number of reasons. Among them was the principle of freedom of movement. Can my right hon. Friend categorically assure my constituents that freedom of movement will end as a result of his and the Government’s plans and that this Parliament will consequently be able to decide whom we welcome to our...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Marcus Jones: The Minister mentioned trust, and that is very important. The simple fact is that all we have heard from the Liberal Democrats and the Green in the Chamber today is that they do not trust the people. Regardless of what they say, if we had a second referendum and they got the wrong result again, they would want a third, fourth or a fifth referendum—they would keep going until they got...

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill: Exemption for buildings used as nursery grounds (10 Jul 2018)

Marcus Jones: I completely agree with my hon. Friend. Again he is absolutely right that, wherever we can, we should be producing food in this country for those reasons. Importantly, clause 1 is a retrospective measure. Such measures are often not retrospective, but it is important that the Bill is being implemented retrospectively, because a number of growers have already been caught by the provisions of...

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill: Exemption for buildings used as nursery grounds (10 Jul 2018)

Marcus Jones: My hon. Friend is right. There is huge potential for such industries to grow—pardon the pun—but investment in technology is needed for them to do that. If the Government or, in this case, the Court of Appeal decide to levy an additional cost on such businesses, bearing in mind many of them are small and medium-sized businesses, the chances of their being able to continue...

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill: Exemption for buildings used as nursery grounds (10 Jul 2018)

Marcus Jones: I rise to support clause 1. As ever, it is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for St Austell and Newquay (Steve Double), although he has just reminded me of the Local Government Finance Bill and the many interesting and fun hours that we spent on it, particularly in Committee. Unfortunately, however, those hours were subsequently lost when the Bill fell, so it is good to see...

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill: Exemption for buildings used as nursery grounds (10 Jul 2018)

Marcus Jones: My hon. Friend makes an extremely important and pertinent point. The agricultural industry is very different from many other industries in this country. This country needs to be as self-sufficient as possible in food production, and we also need to consider that it is often difficult for producers in the industry to recover their costs. For example, there has been a perennial challenge for...

June European Council (2 Jul 2018)

Marcus Jones: I speak to constituents who voted leave and constituents who voted remain, and they are pretty much all of the same opinion: that this Government and this House as a whole should work towards delivering on the will of the people. Will my right hon. Friend reassure me of the Government’s willingness to accelerate these negotiations, and say more about the response from the EU Commission...

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Marcus Jones: Safe standing has been a somewhat vexed issue for many years; it actually predates the times that hon. Members have talked about. I think back to when I first started getting interested in and following football. Sometimes we do not know why we have done some things, but I decided to become a fan of Coventry City. That was around the time in 1981 when the late, great Jimmy Hill, who was...

Health and Social Care: Mental Health Workforce (19 Jun 2018)

Marcus Jones: What steps he is taking to increase the size of the mental health workforce.

Health and Social Care: Mental Health Workforce (19 Jun 2018)

Marcus Jones: I thank the Minister for her response. Mental health is one of the many complex drivers of rough sleeping, and can add to the complexity of getting rough sleepers off the street and into accommodation. Will my hon. Friend say how the new mental health employees in the NHS can help us to get rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation?

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Marcus Jones: This is a massive and welcome boost for our NHS, and I very much welcome it. Will my right hon. Friend say more about the importance of public health and social care in the context of his announcement today and what his plans are? The issue is not just about getting people to live longer, but getting them to live well for longer.

Medicinal Cannabis: Upskirting (18 Jun 2018)

Marcus Jones: I attended several constituency events on Saturday and a number of people came up to me and expressed their utter concern and disappointment at what happened to the Bill of the hon. Member for Bath (Wera Hobhouse) on Friday. I welcome what my hon. and learned Friend has said at the Dispatch Box today about bringing the legislation forward quickly. The need for the legislation is a product of...

Rolls-Royce Redundancies (14 Jun 2018)

Marcus Jones: I represent constituents who work at Rolls-Royce both in Coventry and in Derby. This is clearly a sad day for those affected by this decision and their families, but I am heartened that Rolls-Royce is looking to expand the number of engineers at the company and to take on more apprentices. How will the Government work with companies such as Rolls-Royce, and with other manufacturing companies,...

Galileo Programme (14 Jun 2018)

Marcus Jones: This is a classic example from the unelected Commission of cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face. I encourage my hon. Friend to do all he can to resolve this matter, but if we cannot, I would say to him, without fear, that the other options he mentioned should be considered very strongly and that we should work with British industry to develop our own systems.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Marcus Jones: Will my hon. Friend give way?

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