Results 21–40 of 603 for speaker:John Stevenson

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Jul 2019)

John Stevenson: The Government have ambitious targets for a low-carbon economy and country, and achieving that will undoubtedly require nuclear energy. Will the Prime Minister encourage the next Prime Minister properly to support and invest in the nuclear industry?

Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Jun 2019)

John Stevenson: Until recently the probate registry has provided an excellent service, but that is no longer the case. There are extensive delays due to proposed rationalisation, the introduction of new technology and the prospect of increased probate fees. This poor service is causing difficulties to practitioners, and distress to families due to the loss of house sales. Will the Prime Minister do...

Cystic Fibrosis Drugs: Orkambi — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (10 Jun 2019)

John Stevenson: My hon. Friend is giving personal experiences of how this illness has affected individuals. I met Ayda’s family last week to discuss how it affected them. I have been thinking about the benefits that the introduction of the drug could bring about. One is a saving to the NHS through not needing to use other drugs. The family would need fewer visits to the hospital, which would have an effect...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution Settlement (8 May 2019)

John Stevenson: What really matters to Scotland, and to many parts of the north of England, is the Union of the United Kingdom. Does the Secretary of State agree that initiatives such as the borderlands growth deal can enhance the economic success of the Union? Does he also agree that part of the success of that initiative was due to the work done by MPs, councils and Ministers, and that perhaps the SNP...

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (1 Apr 2019)

John Stevenson: I will be short and to the point. Let us go back to first principles. What was the referendum question about? It was about our membership of the EU. This country decided to revoke that membership, and therefore we must implement that decision. By doing so, we effectively become a sovereign, independent nation. Any sovereign, independent nation gets involved in international relations. We do...

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (27 Mar 2019)

John Stevenson: For many months, we have had broadly the same debate on the same subject, with many of the same speakers saying exactly the same things, and what precisely have we achieved? It really is now time for Parliament to find a way forward so that we and the country can return to the daily issues that really matter to people. Let us be honest: our constituents up and down the country are fed up and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Spring Statement: Block Grant (27 Mar 2019)

John Stevenson: What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of the spring statement on the Scottish Government’s block grant.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Spring Statement: Block Grant (27 Mar 2019)

John Stevenson: Scotland clearly receives a very fair share of funding, but the Scottish Government have decided to increase taxes. Does the Minister agree that becoming the highest taxed part of the United Kingdom risks undermining Scotland, particularly through investment and in its wider economy?

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2019)

John Stevenson: I am delighted at the Chancellor’s announcement about the borderlands growth deal, which is welcome news for the area. Will he confirm that Departments will move to an early discussion about details of the various projects with the local authority, so that it can get on with implementation as soon as possible? Would he like to visit Carlisle and the borderlands, to see those initiatives in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Standards (11 Mar 2019)

John Stevenson: What recent steps his Department has taken to raise standards in schools.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Standards (11 Mar 2019)

John Stevenson: At the end of the day, the most important thing that matters is that a child’s education is one that gives them the greatest opportunity in life. Although resources are clearly very important, what also matters is the quality of teaching, the learning environment and, above all else, leadership within schools. Does the Minister agree it is those ingredients that will really make the...

Small Modular Reactors (20 Feb 2019)

John Stevenson: I reiterate my congratulations to my hon. Friend the Member for Copeland (Trudy Harrison) on securing the debate and, more importantly, on being a real advocate for Copeland and the nuclear industry. I have played a secondary role to her and have held a couple of nuclear conferences in my constituency. I am grateful to the Minister for attending the one I held last year. I am disappointed...

Small Modular Reactors (20 Feb 2019)

John Stevenson: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate, which is important for not just our country but our county. She talks about the private sector. Does she agree that there is a role for the Government, who should make a real commitment to supporting the SMR sector? That may include a financial contribution.

Making Tax Digital (19 Feb 2019)

John Stevenson: I declare an interest as I am a member of a business that has submitted such tax returns. The digital system that we use has many advantages, is beneficial and creates efficiency within the business. I also completely agree with the Government’s desire to streamline the process, which is undoubtedly advantageous, and I agree with the Minister’s comments about there being no penalties....

Honda in Swindon (19 Feb 2019)

John Stevenson: Manufacturing represents about 20% of the Carlisle economy, which is twice the national figure, and many of those businesses export to Europe and to the rest of the world. Probably most important of all, they provide jobs, security and livelihoods for thousands of people who live in my constituency. Does the Secretary of State agree that we must do nothing that endangers that success? Does he...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power (12 Feb 2019)

John Stevenson: Does the Minister agree that making solar power compulsory for all new builds would be beneficial for the homeowner, would remove any need for subsidy and would cost the taxpayer nothing?

Local Government Finance (5 Feb 2019)

John Stevenson: Before I make my general comments, may I gently remind the House of the economic mess of 2010 and the financial difficulties that this country was in at that time? Opposition Members seem to forget that. First, I congratulate the Government on the overall budget increase to local authorities, which I think helps councils to plan for the future and creates some stability for them. We often...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU: Scotland (29 Jan 2019)

John Stevenson: Quite clearly, the Union of the UK is vital to the prosperity of Scotland and the border area. Does the Chief Secretary to the Treasury agree that Government initiatives, such as the borderlands growth initiative, also make a vital contribution to the prosperity and success of the region?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Immigration (16 Jan 2019)

John Stevenson: The borderlands area needs to attract more people to live and work on both sides of the border. Does the Secretary of State agree that the way to do that is through investment, both private and public, and by creating the business environment for that investment, not by increasing taxes and regulation?

NHS Long-Term Plan: Committee on Standards: Cox Report (7 Jan 2019)

John Stevenson: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. My comments will be short. I tabled the amendment, but the Leader of the House has reassured me, so I do not intend to press it. I will make a couple of general comments before talking about the motion before us and the changes to the Standing Orders. The Cox report highlights concerns about behaviour that should trouble us all. Such unacceptable conduct...

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