Results 121–140 of 2630 for speaker:Steven Baker

Oxford-Cambridge Arc — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (13 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: My hon. Friend reminds me of a discussion we had about the way that housing is built. Will she agree that it is really important that, when housing goes in, sufficient green space exists through developments, so that people can still feel that they are getting the benefits of the environment and an environmental amenity, even in the places right where they live?

Oxford-Cambridge Arc — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (13 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: I beg to move, That this House has considered the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. This is a subject of the most profound importance to the whole of Buckinghamshire, so I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the debate. I convey apologies from my hon. Friend the Member for Buckingham (Greg Smith), who is of course on paternity leave. I am sure we all wish to congratulate him on the birth of a child....

Oxford-Cambridge Arc — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (13 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: I am most grateful to my hon. Friend for that intervention. Although he tempts me to elaborate on the points he makes, I hope that he will forgive me if I do not especially attack the Liberal Democrats in the absence of anyone to reply on their behalf—but I note their absence from this debate. Two months ago, communities in Chesham and Amersham notably sent this message in a startling...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus (13 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the paper entitled Insights on transmission of COVID-19 with a focus on the hospitality, retail and leisure sector, published by the EMG Transmission Group on 30 April 2021, was not disclosed by his Department during the case of R (On the Application of Sacha Lord and Hugh Osmond) v Secretary of State for Health and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Quarantine (13 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of infection control measures at covid-19 quarantine hotels; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Vaccination: Children (13 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) create catch-up non-covid vaccination programs for children vulnerable to serious childhood diseases and (b) protect children's vaccination services against the risk of disruption by unseen events in the future.

Motor Neurone Disease (Research) — [Judith Cummins in the Chair] (12 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: I am listening to my hon. Friend the Minister with great interest. Of course, following the relative merits of these different programmes is slightly beyond my capabilities in biological science, much as I try. May I invite her to meet the proponents of the research proposal—it compares business as usual, if I may call it that, with the potential results of the proposal —so that she can...

Motor Neurone Disease (Research) — [Judith Cummins in the Chair] (12 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: I am delighted to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Cummins. I am grateful to the petitioners and those who signed this petition. The purpose of the petition is to seek to secure an increase in targeted research funding for motor neurone disease with a new investment of £50 million over five years to kick-start a pioneering motor neurone disease research institute. We do not need to stand...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Health and Safety: Batteries (12 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will review the exclusion of lithium-ion batteries for grid storage from the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015.

Written Answers — Treasury: Net Zero Review (12 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether an independent estimate of the economic cost of the Net Zero policy is being prepared as part of the Net Zero Review; if he will publish the underlying assumptions and calculations of that estimate; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity: Storage (12 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of undertaking a Strategic Environmental Assessment into the hazards of mass deployment of lithium-ion batteries for grid storage.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two (12 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish an assessment of the effect on (a) local prices and (b) local building site productivity of HS2 Ltd pre-purchasing stocks of stone and aggregates, steel, timber and other building materials and supplies; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus (12 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the full scientific advice that the Government has received to support the current Government advice against travel to amber list countries for leisure purposes.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Supply: Germany (12 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department (a) is in discussions with the German Federal Environment Agency to obtain further information on that Agency's reports of leakage of trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) into German water supplies from heat pumps and air conditioning and (b) has made an assessment of whether those reports of leakage of TFA...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Supply: Germany (12 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has commissioned independent research on the potential dangers arising from trifluoroacetic acid that has leaked into the environment.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Heating: Refrigerators (12 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the cost of prohibiting the use of modern refrigerants including unsaturated hydrofluorocarbons in heat pumps, and replacing them with natural refrigerants such as ammonia, carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: New Clause 3 - Restriction on evidence or questions about complainant's sexual history (5 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: I want to address new clause 76, which offers the Government an opportunity to save lives. I am sorry that my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) is not in his place, but I have let him know that I will mention him. On this occasion, he has been a bit soft. I think that is probably the first time that I have said that and it will probably be the last time that I do. The reason...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: New Clause 3 - Restriction on evidence or questions about complainant's sexual history (5 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: Of course I share my right hon. Friend’s sentiment, but I was a bit concerned when I read his new clause about microchips. Is it really going to end up creating offences for vets? I would have thought they already had enough on their plates in often difficult and emotional circumstances.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (5 Jul 2021)

Steven Baker: Does my hon. Friend agree with me and my constituent Lisa Squire that it is vitally important that non-contact sexual offences are promptly reported so that the provisions can work?


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