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Results 181–200 of 604 for speaker:John Stevenson

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] — Universal Credit Work Allowance: Flooding (6 Jan 2016)

John Stevenson: First, may I reiterate my thanks to not only the emergency services, but the families, friends, neighbours and communities who did so much during the floods to help the people of my constituency who were directly and, indeed, indirectly affected? I was also very pleased that the Prime Minister came to Carlisle immediately after the initial floods to see the issues for himself. That certainly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Fiscal Framework (6 Jan 2016)

John Stevenson: The success of the fiscal framework is vital to the future success of the tax powers that have been devolved. Confidence in the framework is vital for individuals and businesses, particularly in the border region. Does the Secretary of State believe that the Scottish Government are approaching the discussions in good faith, which will be fair to people on both sides of the border?

Flooding (5 Jan 2016)

John Stevenson: I express my thanks to the Government and Ministers for their collective response to the floods. It was prompt, and I firmly believe it has been constructive and helpful to the people of Carlisle and Cumbria. However, will the Secretary of State give my constituents an assurance that not next week, not next month, but in six or 12 months’ time, she will ensure that the Government are still...

Counter-terrorism (5 Jan 2016)

John Stevenson: I appreciate the work of the security services and the police in dealing with counter-terrorism. Clearly a great deal of their work is focused on overseas issues and security within the capital. Can the Home Secretary assure me that she is confident that enough counter-terrorism work is being done to ensure the safety and security of the British people in other cities and towns up and down...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Hospital Trusts in Special Measures (5 Jan 2016)

John Stevenson: What progress his Department has made on improving the performance of hospital trusts in special measures.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Hospital Trusts in Special Measures (5 Jan 2016)

John Stevenson: Given that North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has been in special measures for two and a half years, that there are now serious concerns about the wider health economy in north Cumbria, and that we have the success regime in place, will the Minister now give a commitment that the Government will ensure that the acquisition of the trust will happen?

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Climate Change and Flooding (15 Dec 2015)

John Stevenson: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that one of the priorities in the long run, beyond the work on the A591 and Pooley bridge, must be to invest in and renew our road infrastructure in Cumbria?

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Climate Change and Flooding (15 Dec 2015)

John Stevenson: Talking of national resilience, does the hon. Lady think it was a failure of the last Labour Government not to have done exactly the same in 2005? In Carlisle, for example, we have a sub-station in a floodplain area that was flooded in 2005. Fortunately, due to the hard work of the emergency services, it was not flooded in 2015, but should it not have been looked at after 2005 with a view to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (15 Dec 2015)

John Stevenson: As the Minister well knows, Carlisle and Cumbria have experienced devastating floods recently. As part of the recovery, it is vital that confidence is restored as quickly as possible, especially in the business community. Will the Minister confirm that she and the Department will do everything to support Cumbrian businesses, and wherever possible, ensure that people know that Carlisle and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 Dec 2015)

John Stevenson: Carlisle and Cumbria have experienced a traumatic few days, with the devastating floods. It was good that the Prime Minister saw at first hand the tremendous work of the emergency services, the issues relating to the flood defences and of course the direct impact of those floods on local families. As part of the recovery, Cumbria Community Foundation, a highly respected, county-wide...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Spending Review and Autumn Statement (25 Nov 2015)

John Stevenson: I thank the Chancellor and congratulate him on securing an enterprise zone for Carlisle. It is hugely significant for the area and I look forward to his visiting when the site is full. Does he agree that if business is to invest in places such as the Carlisle enterprise zone there must be financial stability and consistency of policy? Does he agree that it is important that business success...

Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: The Economy (18 Nov 2015)

John Stevenson: Does the hon. Gentleman not think that the creation of 2 million jobs is a success?

House of Lords (Parliamentary Standards Etc) Bill: New Clause 24 — National framework for devolution of fiscal powers (17 Nov 2015)

John Stevenson: I will say a few words about new clause 30. The Bill includes plenty of references to elected mayors and their powers. Indeed, much of our debate has centred on elected mayors. I have long supported the idea of elected mayors and very much welcome their introduction into legislation. However, the Bill deals with larger areas such as combined authorities, large cities and the larger counties....

House of Lords (Parliamentary Standards Etc) Bill: Clause 20 — Governance arrangements for local government: entitlement to vote (17 Nov 2015)

John Stevenson: I hope Members on the Government Benches are not intellectually challenged. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that when we look back at Governments of his party and of mine, we see that the present Government have done an awful lot to further the cause of devolution, and should be given credit for that effort?

House of Lords (Parliamentary Standards Etc) Bill: Clause 20 — Governance arrangements for local government: entitlement to vote (17 Nov 2015)

John Stevenson: On that point about elected mayors, does the hon. Lady believe that the great cities of Scotland should have the opportunity to hold referendums to decide whether to have an elected mayor?

House of Lords (Parliamentary Standards Etc) Bill: Clause 20 — Governance arrangements for local government: entitlement to vote (17 Nov 2015)

John Stevenson: I agree with my hon. Friend that this is not the right forum for the discussion on reducing the voting age to include 16 and 17-year-olds. Does she agree that if that other debate ever were to come forward, it would have to include things such as the alcohol age and whether 16 and 17-year-olds should be able to have executive power, so that there is consistency?

House of Lords (Parliamentary Standards Etc) Bill: Clause 20 — Governance arrangements for local government: entitlement to vote (17 Nov 2015)

John Stevenson: I am looking for a bit of consistency in the argument for reducing the voting age for 16 and 17-year-olds. Would the hon. Lady suggest that, if they had the right to vote and the right to stand for election, we should also consider reducing the age limit for alcohol consumption and for driving?

House of Lords (Parliamentary Standards Etc) Bill: Clause 20 — Governance arrangements for local government: entitlement to vote (17 Nov 2015)

John Stevenson: Logically, if 16-year-olds have the vote, they should clearly be entitled to stand as candidates as well. Is the hon. Lady comfortable with the idea of a 16-year-old being able to get elected to a position that has executive authority?

House of Lords (Parliamentary Standards Etc) Bill: Clause 20 — Governance arrangements for local government: entitlement to vote (17 Nov 2015)

John Stevenson: Does the Minister agree that if we were to go down the route of 16 to 17-year-olds having the vote, logic would dictate that they should also be able to stand for Parliament, stand as a councillor or stand as an elected mayor? Is that something he would support?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Manufacturing (10 Nov 2015)

John Stevenson: What steps he is taking to support the manufacturing sector.


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