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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Crime (Rural Areas) (9 Jul 2012)

Anna Soubry: I know the Minister is busy, but will he meet the acting chief constable, soon to be chief constable, of Nottinghamshire, to see how he is working with Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, and particularly at how he is managing to police rural as well as urban areas in these difficult times?

Business without Debate — Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill: Professional Standards in the Banking Industry (5 Jul 2012)

Anna Soubry: I am grateful to the shadow Chancellor, a fine Nottingham boy, and I am enjoying his contribution. We all agree that this is an outrageous scandal and we need to get to the bottom of it, but does he not also agree that out there in the real world people want to hear a little acceptance of responsibility and a little contrition from him, because he was a member of the Government when this...

Business of the House: Army 2020 (5 Jul 2012)

Anna Soubry: Will the Secretary of State be so good as to come to the reservist centre at the Chetwynd barracks and meet senior officers who told me on Sunday that they believe we need legislation if we are to deliver the number of reservists we clearly need?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (3 Jul 2012)

Anna Soubry: The Secretary of State could be forgiven for not knowing that 72 years ago yesterday, he was born in the same ward of the same Nottingham hospital as my constituent, Mr Roy Plumb. Unfortunately, Mr Plumb had to retire as a magistrate on his 70th birthday. I do not expect the Secretary of State to refer to his own age and I would not want him to retire, but does he agree that the time has come...

[Mr andrew Turner in the Chair] — Women (Global Economy) (26 Jun 2012)

Anna Soubry: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Wirral West (Esther McVey) on securing this debate. As I have mentioned before, I support much of what she says. I also congratulate her on her careful thought, the construction of her speech and her considerable research. I will not speak for long; unfortunately, I am sitting on the Defamation Bill, which starts at 10.30. I should not say...

[Mr andrew Turner in the Chair] — Women (Global Economy) (26 Jun 2012)

Anna Soubry: I am extremely grateful for that intervention from my hon. Friend who has researched the matter and clearly knows a great deal more than me. Although I agree with much of what she says, I want to add a note of caution so that those who perhaps do not fully support the advancement of women or the feminist cause do not rely too much on our natural instincts as mothers, nurturers and carers to...

[Mr andrew Turner in the Chair] — Women (Global Economy) (26 Jun 2012)

Anna Soubry: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate and on the very thoughtful and extremely well researched speech that she is giving. Does she agree that one reason why women are not progressing in the way that we would all obviously like them to progress is that for many there is an absolute tension between wanting to have and rear a family and, at the same time, wanting to nurture a...

[Mr andrew Turner in the Chair] — Women (Global Economy) (26 Jun 2012)

Anna Soubry: One change that has occurred in recent times is that the number of child minders has gone down—in my view, because of over-regulation. Does my hon. Friend agree that we must ensure that there is less regulation to enable more people to act as child minders? That would reduce the costs of child care and be much more convenient to a number of women, especially those who do not have the...

[Mr andrew Turner in the Chair] — Women (Global Economy) (26 Jun 2012)

Anna Soubry: Before my hon. Friend moves on to the next subject, would she agree with me about charities? I am slightly connected with Women for Women, which raises a considerable amount of money to invest in women in what are often war-torn countries. It recognises that one way to restore broken lives and families, including in areas of strife, is to empower and enable women to work and rebuild families....

[Mr andrew Turner in the Chair] — Women (Global Economy) (26 Jun 2012)

Anna Soubry: Is not that one of the peculiarities and tensions of the issue? Speaking—forgive me, Mr Turner—as an old feminist, I suggest that one of the ironies of the feminist movement is that in this day and age arguably there is even more pressure on young women to aspire to a certain body image. Equally, we have a terrible celebrity culture. We could have good, strong role models for...

[Mr andrew Turner in the Chair] — Women (Global Economy) (26 Jun 2012)

Anna Soubry: Does my hon. Friend agree that, despite the fact that she received a lot of criticism, there was much merit in the speech by Cherie Blair last week? She identified a problem with the aspirations of too many young women, who aim just to marry a rich man, and see that as the be-all and end-all of their lives. In the same way, unfortunately, the only aspiration of a number of very young women in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (19 Jun 2012)

Anna Soubry: Gambian national General Omar Mbye is married to my constituent Deborah Burns and today appears in the Gambian Supreme Court to appeal a conviction for treason and a sentence of death. Will the Minister assure me that the Foreign Office is doing all it can to ensure that justice prevails in the Gambia, particularly in this case, and to ensure that this man is not executed?

Scrap Metal Theft (18 Jun 2012)

Anna Soubry: The hon. Gentleman and I, being Nottinghamshire MPs, are familiar, like other hon. Members, with this terrible problem, which has blighted churches in my constituency. Does he agree that there is a good argument to be had about who should give out and operate the licences? It could be argued that it is the police, and not necessarily local authorities, who should license scrap metal dealers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (14 Jun 2012)

Anna Soubry: Further to the answer given to the hon. Member for Wrexham (Ian Lucas) about the cost to households receiving free-to-view television and the impact of 4G broadband, will the Secretary of State look again at helping householders with the cost of installing professional filters to deal with the problem?

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Ministerial Code (Culture Secretary) (13 Jun 2012)

Anna Soubry: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

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