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

Stephen Metcalfe: Not surprisingly, the calling of this debate has stimulated considerable interest in my constituency, from constituents, the local councils, the police and the media. As we heard from my right hon. Friend the Member for Rayleigh and Wickford (Mr Francois), this is a hot topic in south Essex. Indeed, in the run-up to the general election, I wrote to the Prime Minister’s policy adviser,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (18 Jul 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: Will my right hon. Friend, for the benefit of the House, confirm the cost to the economy of cancelling student debt, say whether that is affordable and explain what effect it would have on the work we have done to reduce the deficit?

Written Answers — Attorney General: Sentencing: Appeals (29 Jun 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: To ask the Attorney General, whether the Government plans to extend the scope of the unduly lenient sentence scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Mar 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: On Monday, I chaired a seminar at the Royal Society looking at the priorities for the science community as we start our Brexit negotiations, and a report of the meeting will be launched here in Parliament on 21 March. While I of course understand that the Prime Minister may be too busy to attend, will she meet me once the report is published so that I can present to her in person the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Chief Scientific Advisers (13 Feb 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to fill the vacancy of Chief Scientific Adviser to his Department; and what the timetable is for advertising and filling that vacancy.

Smart Metering: Electricity and Gas — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (9 Feb 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: Welcome to the Chair, Mr Flello. I thank the Minister for his words and for some of his assurances. Forgive me if I failed to recognise the scale of the challenge. I do not; I get that it is a huge undertaking. However, he will agree that the role of the Science and Technology Committee is to provide challenge where possible. We all recognise that there are huge potential benefits to be found...

Smart Metering: Electricity and Gas — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (9 Feb 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: I beg to move, That this House has considered the Sixth Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Evidence Check: Smart metering of electricity and gas, HC 161, and the Government response, HC 846. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Turner. It is good to see some fellow Committee members here for what I am sure will be an interesting debate for us, and hopefully for...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Chief Scientific Advisers (6 Feb 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether there is a vacancy for a Chief Scientific Adviser in her Department.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (6 Feb 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: Following the focus provided by the recently launched industrial strategy, will my right hon. Friend tell the House what steps the Government are taking to ensure that every child gets the kind of STEM—science, technology, engineering and maths—education that they will need in the future to access the undoubted opportunities that will exist?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Chief Scientific Advisers (3 Feb 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for how long the post of Chief Scientific Adviser to her Department has been vacant; and what plans she has to advertise for and fill that vacancy.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Chief Scientific Advisers (2 Feb 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there is a vacancy for a Chief Scientific Advisor to the Treasury.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Chief Scientific Advisers (2 Feb 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he plans to fill the vacancy at the post of Chief Scientific Advisor to his Department.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (31 Jan 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: May I again welcome the first two pillars of the proposed industrial strategy: investment in science and developing skills? Will my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State meet me to discuss how the work of the Science and Technology Committee can act as a road map in delivering the Government’s aims?

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Chief Scientific Advisers (30 Jan 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the term of office of the current Chief Scientific Adviser to her Department ends; and what the timescale will be for filling that vacancy when it arises.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Chief Scientific Advisers (30 Jan 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for how long the post of Chief Scientific Adviser to his Department has been vacant; and what plans he has to advertise for and fill that vacancy.

Industrial Strategy Consultation (23 Jan 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: There is obviously much to be welcomed in the strategy, but may I express my particular support for the importance being placed on science investment and developing skills? To that end, will my right hon. Friend, first, seize the moment and make the case across Government for increasing spending on science and technology to 3% of GDP, which many of our competitor nations have done and which...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (16 Jan 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with local authorities on the creation of new garden villages.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (16 Jan 2017)

Stephen Metcalfe: While it may be true that Ministers have been in touch with councils directly hosting proposed new garden villages, they have not necessarily been in touch with neighbouring councils, which may be more affected by the proposals than those hosting the development. May I suggest that Ministers spread their nets a little wider when deciding which schemes to promote and, in my case, contact...

Exiting the Eu: Science and Research (19 Dec 2016)

Stephen Metcalfe: Thank you for calling me so early in this important debate, Madam Deputy Speaker. May I also thank the Government for putting aside Government time to discuss this important issue and for agreeing to tag the recent report by the Select Committee on Science and Technology, “Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research”? I am very appreciative. Before I...


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