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Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Drinks and Food (30 Jul 2020)

John Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to apprenticeships in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Drinks and Food (30 Jul 2020)

John Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to promote careers in the food and drink manufacturing industry.

Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jul 2020)

John Stevenson: The Government want green energy. The Government want security of energy supply. The Government want to boost economic development in the regions. The Government want to encourage apprenticeships and youth employment. The Government want to increase innovation investment and to have a dynamic supply chain. That is all on offer in Cumbria. Will the Prime Minister support, with Government...

Scotland: Growth Deals (1 Jul 2020)

John Stevenson: What progress his Department has made on delivering growth deals for every region in Scotland.

Scotland: Growth Deals (1 Jul 2020)

John Stevenson: The Minister will be aware that the Borderlands is considered a great success. However, to ensure that such initiatives are truly successful and properly implemented requires timely decisions by all parties involved, and that is something the Prime Minister certainly wants to see happen. Will the Minister commit to doing everything he can at UK level and the Scottish parliamentary level,...

Income tax (charge) (17 Mar 2020)

John Stevenson: The backdrop to the debate is very much one of a serious crisis with huge implications for us individually and collectively, for our country and for our economy. Before I touch upon the Budget itself and the subject of today’s debate, I want to make one observation. The overwhelming majority of the people of this country are employed by small and medium-sized businesses; people’s...

Flooding (4 Mar 2020)

John Stevenson: Although we must not be complacent, does my hon. Friend recognise that in some parts of the country there have been successes? In the Carlisle area, through the work of the EA, the councils and the voluntary sector, and the success of the defences, we managed to avoided being flooded this year.

Airport Expansion (2 Mar 2020)

John Stevenson: The Minister has confirmed that the Government will give support to regional development and the expansion of regional airports, which I assume will include Carlisle Lake District airport. If the airport is to succeed—it has only been open for a year—it is going to need Government support and a degree of subsidy until it is fully established. Will the Minister give that support?

Business of the House (27 Feb 2020)

John Stevenson: To follow the theme set by my hon. Friend the Member for Cleethorpes (Martin Vickers), in Carlisle we have part of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs—namely the Rural Payments Agency. Will the Leader of the House arrange for a statement on the likelihood of further relocation of the activities of that Department, and would he support such a move to Carlisle?

European Union: Future Relationship (27 Feb 2020)

John Stevenson: I appreciate that negotiating a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU is a priority, but will the Minister confirm that we will also look to reach free trade agreements with other countries, that such negotiations are either under way or will be shortly, and that we have the civil service capacity to reach them?

Scotland: Budget (12 Feb 2020)

John Stevenson: What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the forthcoming Budget.

Scotland: Budget (12 Feb 2020)

John Stevenson: Given the close economic relationship between the south of Scotland and the north of England, particularly within the borderlands region, will the Minister make representations to the Chancellor on and give his support to a freeport at the Carlisle Lake District airport?

Education and Local Government (14 Jan 2020)

John Stevenson: I spoke about local government after the last Queen’s Speech. The political environment was then very different, and my speech was made more in hope than expectation. How life can change. The environment is now completely different, with a new Government with a strong majority and a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a real and significant difference—an opportunity to be reforming...

Scotland: Growth Deal (8 Jan 2020)

John Stevenson: The borderlands growth initiative has proven to be very popular in the borderlands region, and the initiatives in it will be implemented in the next year or two. [Interruption.] Will the Secretary of State commit to a second growth deal for the borderlands?

Plastic Food and Drink Packaging — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (24 Oct 2019)

John Stevenson: As my hon. Friend will know, the food and drinks manufacturing sector is the largest manufacturing sector in our country. It is very innovative, it is a big employer and exporter, and it clearly has a major role to play in the reduction of the use of plastics. Does he agree that it is important that the Government work with the industry to look for solutions, rather than trying to impose...

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

John Stevenson: I welcome the focus today on public services and, in particular the recent announcements about funding for the NHS, education and the police. We also have to acknowledge that increasing funding is only possible if we have prudent financial management, which is what we have seen over the past 10 years. We must never lose sight of the fact that a strong economy underpins all our public...

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

John Stevenson: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

John Stevenson: As the hon. Gentleman will know, I am quite sympathetic to what he has just said. Does he agree that, if we are to have a White Paper, no council should necessarily have a veto on any changes in its locality and that, if a number of councils want change, one should not be allowed to stop it happening?

Park Home Residents: Legal Protection (1 Oct 2019)

John Stevenson: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate, which is timely from my perspective, as I visited Great Orton park homes last week. The main issues for the residents I met were the state of the park and the responsibility of the park owner. I have two points to make. First, does my hon. Friend agree that introducing the fit and proper person test would go some way towards giving...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Effect of No Deal (1 Oct 2019)

John Stevenson: Does the Chancellor agree that if we were to leave with no deal, there could be a potential economic impact on our European partners and that therefore it is as much in the EU’s interests to reach a deal as it is in ours?

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