Results 1–20 of 2694 for speaker:Steven Baker

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Humanitarian Situation (25 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: Many of my constituents have connections to people stuck in Afghanistan who they believe would have had a pre-existing visa entitlement to come to the UK. What steps will the Government take to ensure that those people who would have been entitled, had the Afghan Government not fallen, can come and join their families in Wycombe?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture Act 2020 (24 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on delivering public payments for public goods since the passing of the Agriculture Act 2020.

International Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (20 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: What progress her Department has made on securing UK membership of the comprehensive and progressive agreement for trans-Pacific partnership.

International Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (20 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: Is CPTPP not now one of the greatest opportunities we have to reshape the basis of international trade, to the benefit of not only the whole UK and the world, but great British businesses such as Oxford Instruments in Wycombe?

Covid-19: Forecasting and Modelling (18 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way. She heard what I said about my conversation with the Prime Minister—it is, of course, a true account of what happened. The reality is that the Prime Minister was shown a terrifying model that subsequently proved to be wildly incorrect, but he took away freedoms from tens of millions of people on that basis. The Minister must surely agree that...

Covid-19: Forecasting and Modelling (18 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Covid-19: Forecasting and Modelling (18 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: I am not being rude; I just want to ask a question about what the hon. Lady has said.

Covid-19: Forecasting and Modelling (18 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: The hon. Lady said that we have made points that require an ideological bent. I invite her to look at what I said and identify at least three points that required any kind of ideological justification. Contrary to the point made by the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Brendan O'Hara), nothing that I said required libertarian political philosophy.

Covid-19: Forecasting and Modelling (18 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: I am very happy to answer that question.

Covid-19: Forecasting and Modelling (18 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Covid-19: Forecasting and Modelling (18 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: My hon. Friend spoke earlier about the repeatability of scientific experiments with hypotheses. One of the reasons I talked about C++ is that by using multithreading, it is possible to end up with code that does not produce repeatable outputs. Does she agree that it is very important that when models are run, they produce consistent and coherent outputs that can be repeated?

Covid-19: Forecasting and Modelling (18 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: Thank you very much, Sir Edward. I begin by referring to the declarations that I have made in connection to the Covid Recovery Group. I am a professional aerospace and software engineer—at least I was in my former life. I have an MSc in computer science, and am very interested in models. However, there is an old joke among engineers, which derives from a “Dilbert” cartoon, that the...

Covid-19: Forecasting and Modelling (18 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: I think it should be in the Cabinet Office, because we see that scientific advice applies right across Government. The code quality of the model that was released was really not fit for a hobbyist. The irony is that the universities that do modelling will overwhelmingly have computer science departments. For goodness’ sake, I say to modellers, go and talk to software engineers and produce...

Covid-19: Forecasting and Modelling (18 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for mentioning my friend and constituent Raghib Ali, who has indeed been one of the absolute heroes of this pandemic—not only in his advice to us all, including online, but through his service in hospitals. I hope my hon. Friend will not mind my saying that I do not think any of us can speak for Raghib about his opinion of modelling, and I know my hon....

Elections Bill: New Clause 11 - Power to make regulations about registration, absent voting and other matters (17 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: I am delighted to speak in this debate. The first thing I should say is in response to the Scottish National party Front Bencher, the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Brendan O'Hara): the betrayal would be not passing the Bill. I refer everyone who is concerned about it to my speech in the first Adjournment debate of this Parliament, where I set out in 15 minutes—I will not be able to...

Elections Bill: New Clause 11 - Power to make regulations about registration, absent voting and other matters (17 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: I am delighted to speak in this debate. The first thing I should say is in response to the Scottish National party Front Bencher, the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Brendan O'Hara): the betrayal would be not passing the Bill. I refer everyone who is concerned about it to my speech in the first Adjournment debate of this Parliament, where I set out in 15 minutes—I will not be able to...

Elections Bill: New Clause 11 - Power to make regulations about registration, absent voting and other matters (17 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: Voting Labour is much more dangerous than having a pint.

Elections Bill: New Clause 11 - Power to make regulations about registration, absent voting and other matters (17 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: Voting Labour is much more dangerous than having a pint.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Lottery: Licensing (17 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she has taken to ensure that the National Lottery License Competition is conducted in accordance with the National Lottery Act 1993 and without political interference.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Coronavirus (14 Jan 2022)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what calculation he has made of the last date that a person working for the NHS, who is covered by the Government's Vaccination as a Condition of Deployment, would be to receive their first covid-19 vaccination in order to have received both covid-19 vaccinations by the April deadline.


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