Results 1–20 of 1753 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

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: It is a pleasure, as ever, to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Wendy Morton) and all other right hon. and hon. Members who have taken part in the debate. On Monday the subject was wider, but today’s debate has been as passionate, if not more at times, than the one in the main Chamber. As I said on Monday, when people...

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: I will make some progress before giving way, if my hon. Friend does not mind. The Government want to see those agencies working together to ensure that illegal incursions are dealt with properly, but we cannot sit here and say that the House can be complacent. That is why we will hold the review, which we look forward to progressing as quickly as possible, as I hope Members appreciate....

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: I will take a quick intervention from my hon. Friend, and will then, I hope, sum up the contributions of the remaining Members.

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: I understand that matter. I have to give my hon. Friend the Member for Aldridge-Brownhills her right to reply in the debate, but I will first make a special mention of the speeches by my hon. Friends the Members for Moray (Douglas Ross) and for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (Bill Grant). These matters are devolved, and my hon. Friends have raised clear issues. They have been listened to by the...

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: I am grateful, Sir Edward, for the opportunity to speak. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. I will begin my response to the debate by thanking my hon. Friend the Member for Waveney (Peter Aldous) for securing this important debate and for granting me the opportunity to outline the significance that the Government attach to supported housing. I know that he has been following...

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: I will make some more progress and then, bearing in mind that I do not have long to respond, I will see how many interventions I can take. We recognise the value of local strategic planning, partnership working, commissioning and oversight, and we are keen to encourage local government, providers of supported housing and the wider public sector to continue to develop a joined-up, strategic,...

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: I entirely agree that we need to ensure that this is a sustainable source of funding, on which the YMCA and many other organisations that provide support and assistance to the most vulnerable in our society can rely to deliver their services. My hon. Friend the Member for Waveney mentioned short-term accommodation, and I will address that very point in a moment. We want the design of the...

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: I will take just two more interventions so that I can then respond to the comments made by my hon. Friend the Member for Waveney.

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: I do not disagree with the right hon. Gentleman’s sentiment, but I can assure him that we are working across government, across the Departments that he mentions, because we want a sustainable funding solution to support the extremely vulnerable groups we all want to see supported in our society.

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: Indeed I have, and I have met Riverside and a whole host of providers in the sector, including last week at the Conservative party conference, where I was involved in a roundtable event held by Reform. Although there were not as many seats around the table as we have here, there was a waiting list, which demonstrates the importance of the issue and of the Government’s getting it right....

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: I thank my hon. Friend for his question from a sedentary position. In relation to our response to the consultation, the issue of timing is not lost on us and we expect to come forward with further proposals during the autumn.

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: I can assure the Chairman of the Select Committee of that. In relation to the point that my hon. Friend the Member for Waveney made about piloting and further consultations, we will work closely with the sector and listen to what is being said during consultation. There may well be a case for testing proposals in some way, and we expect to set out further details about how we will go about...

Government Policy on the Proceedings of the House: Gypsies and Travellers and Local Communities (9 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: I thank all right hon. and hon. Members who have contributed to the debate. Given the very limited amount of time available to me, I might not be able to address every single issue, but it is absolutely clear that there are strong feelings around the House. I, too, feel extremely strongly about this issue: so many of the challenges that colleagues have mentioned—particularly those...

Government Policy on the Proceedings of the House: Gypsies and Travellers and Local Communities (9 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: The hon. Gentleman has mentioned on several occasions that he would like to see a change in the law. Will he say how he would like to see the law changed?

Hive Stadium (7 Sep 2017)

Marcus Jones: The easiest request for me to respond to that my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) made was for a meeting: at the outset, I will commit to having that meeting with him to discuss these important issues at more length. I thank my hon. Friend for securing this debate. It is clear that there are several ongoing issues relating to the matters he has raised and that they have...

Hive Stadium (7 Sep 2017)

Marcus Jones: As my hon. Friend knows, in this debate I have covered the requirements for assets that are sold for which the best consideration is not obtained. In this sense, I asked my officials whether any application was made to the Secretary of State in this case and I was informed this afternoon that no such application was made. On that note, I shall bring my comments to a conclusion and I look...


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