Results 1–20 of 344 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:John Stevenson

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Superfast Broadband (6 Dec 2017)

John Stevenson: Does the Secretary of State agree that the borderlands initiative is a real opportunity to ensure that digital connectivity in that area is greatly improved, which will enhance the economy of the borderlands area?

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Dec 2017)

John Stevenson: Will the Minister reassure me that when it comes to negotiations with the EU, the Government will pursue a flexible policy that includes the possibility of establishing a model similar to that of Norway or Switzerland, which would undoubtedly benefit the Irish issue?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Nov 2017)

John Stevenson: I very much welcome the announcement of the borderlands growth deal, which is positive news for the border area. Can the First Secretary assure me that this initiative will receive sufficient resource to ensure its success?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Civil Nuclear Industry (7 Nov 2017)

John Stevenson: As the Minister knows, the nuclear industry is extremely important to Cumbria. Does he agree that leaving the EU has its issues, but that it is far more important to ensure that we have a nuclear sector deal as part of the industrial strategy, which will mean real investment and growth in the sector?

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

John Stevenson: I congratulate the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) on securing this debate on an incredibly important issue, not just for our region and the whole of the north but for the whole country. It is easy to look at London and the south-east, its economic success and its levels of infrastructure investment, and simply criticise, but that would be wrong. London and the south...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership (6 Nov 2017)

John Stevenson: First, I congratulate the hon. Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock) on securing this important and much needed debate. It is important because it is very relevant to our relationship with the EU. We see a lot of discussion going on in the media about the remain and leave debate, and the vote we had. In my view, that is over: the referendum decided that we should leave the EU, and that...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership (6 Nov 2017)

John Stevenson: I am going on to talk about that very issue. I fully accept that my constituency voted to leave, and I totally respect that. I also understand that many of the reasons revolved around immigration. By rejoining EFTA, we would eliminate a huge amount of the uncertainty almost immediately and we could very well turbo-charge EFTA in the future; a country of 65 million people would be coming in to...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership (6 Nov 2017)

John Stevenson: Hindsight is always a wonderful thing, but I very much sympathise with the point my hon. Friend puts forward. Continued EFTA membership does mean access to the single market. Some people have commented that we would be a rule-taker. While we are going through the transition, that is likely to be true, but one can make the argument that we are already a rule-taker, because under the EU a lot...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership (6 Nov 2017)

John Stevenson: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that if the United Kingdom became part of EFTA, that could in many respects turbocharge EFTA and make it a far more appealing organisation in respect of trade deals?

Grenfell Recovery Taskforce (6 Nov 2017)

John Stevenson: Can the Secretary of State confirm that those affected directly and indirectly by the tragedy are being properly listened to? Are Ministers in regular contact both with individuals and groups?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Labour Supply (26 Oct 2017)

John Stevenson: There is a lot of discussion about the farming and agricultural sector but, as the Minister will know, the Department is also responsible for food and drink manufacturing, which is the largest manufacturing sector and also a very large employer. Will he assure me that that sector will not be overlooked?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (12 Sep 2017)

John Stevenson: As the Minister knows, nuclear is an important industry in Cumbria. As well as being a security issue, energy is an industrial issue. Can the Minister confirm that a nuclear sector deal is one of the Government’s main priorities?

Petition - Warwick Road, Carlisle (11 Sep 2017)

John Stevenson: I would like to present a petition on behalf of the residents of Warwick Road, Carlisle. Only a few houses are directly affected, but more than 5,000 people have supported the petition on behalf of the residents at the top end of Warwick Road. The petition states: The petition of residents of Warwick Road, Carlisle, Declares that they are against proposals from Cumbria County Council to...

Hurricane Irma (7 Sep 2017)

John Stevenson: Our attention is currently on those countries affected by the hurricane, and it is right that the Government’s focus should be on them. However, back in 2015, Storm Desmond initially had a great impact on America before subsequently having a huge impact on this country, particularly affecting the lives of many people in Carlisle and Cumbria. Will the Minister confirm that, although his...

Business of the House (7 Sep 2017)

John Stevenson: The growth in the spirits market, particularly gin, whisky and other spirits, both here and in exports, is important to our economy. Indeed, there is a Lakes distillery now in Cumbria. Will the Leader of the House agree to a debate on the importance of this sector and of reaching a sector deal, and does she agree that such a deal must be UK-wide, not limited to any particular part of the country?

Exiting the European Union: Government Negotiations (7 Sep 2017)

John Stevenson: What steps his Department is taking to ensure a flexible approach in the Government’s negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

Exiting the European Union: Government Negotiations (7 Sep 2017)

John Stevenson: Given that a transitional arrangement is likely to be required, and if the Government are to be flexible, a simple solution to consider is an off-the-shelf arrangement with some modifications. Would the Government be willing to consider rejoining the European Free Trade Association and then the European economic area, with suitable and appropriate amendments and modifications?

Solar Panels: Residential Properties (6 Sep 2017)

John Stevenson: The Minister is making an interesting point and he is absolutely right. It is interesting and bizarre that in a mixed build of social and private sector housing in Carlisle, the social housing ended up with solar panels on the roof, but the private sector housing did not. That seems to be an anomaly. Why was it not done for both?

Solar Panels: Residential Properties (6 Sep 2017)

John Stevenson: I beg to move, That this House has considered solar panels on residential properties. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. I am delighted that the House has the opportunity to debate solar panels and their potential benefits to consumers and the wider community. Quite simply, energy matters. It heats and lights our homes. It drives industry and commerce and, of course,...

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