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Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Menzies: Madam Deputy Speaker, I am devastated by the news that I have been cut down to a mere six minutes, but I will do what I can. This nuclear safeguard Bill is of real importance not just to me and to my constituency, but to the 1,200 people who work at Springfields nuclear fuels in my constituency. Springfields is at the heart of the British nuclear industry. We are the only site in the UK to...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Menzies: Does my hon. Friend accept that medical isotopes and some associated equipment are also very high value, so it is not in the interests of those who manufacture and seek to export to us to put obstacles in the way of selling high-value, highly profitable pieces of equipment or machinery, be they the isotopes or anything related to them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Mark Menzies: Following yesterday’s announcement of almost 2,000 job losses at BAE Systems, many hundreds of which are in Warton in my constituency where very dedicated and highly skilled people work, can the Prime Minister assure me that she and her Government will continue to do everything they can to support export orders to Saudi Arabia and Qatar as well as supporting those dedicated workers in...

Bae Systems Military Air & Information Sites: Job Losses (10 Oct 2017)

Mark Menzies: As the Member of Parliament for Warton, where final assembly of Hawk and Typhoon takes place and where 750 of the jobs that will be lost are largely located, I urge the Minister to work, as the Government did in 2011, to mitigate job losses. Then a 3,000 headline figure was mitigated to 100 compulsory losses. A similar effort must be put in this time. Secondly, thank you for the work that the...

Venezuela: Political Situation — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Sep 2017)

Mark Menzies: The hon. Gentleman talks about the loss of life. Some is state-sponsored, but much of it is a result of the breakdown in law and order. I want to bring to the House’s attention the numbers of people losing their lives as victims of people trafficking, which is off the scale. These are some of the most vicious people-trafficking gangs anywhere in the world. They have no intention of...

Venezuela: Political Situation — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Sep 2017)

Mark Menzies: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Venezuela: Political Situation — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Sep 2017)

Mark Menzies: As chairman of the all-party group on Latin America, I am absolutely delighted in the hon. Gentleman’s debate. May I urge him to look at the misery of people trafficking and the record numbers of displaced persons who are now living in Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia? In fact, we now have more people displaced from Venezuela than from Syria. That is a shocking statistic.

Export Licensing: High Court Judgment (10 Jul 2017)

Mark Menzies: I, too, welcome today’s landmark ruling on a very difficult case. There are tens of thousands of defence workers, many of them in my constituency, whose jobs depend on the deals that are done. Can the Secretary of State assure me that we will continue to work with the Saudis to ensure accurate targeting and robust terms of arms sales?

State Pension Age for Women — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Mark Menzies: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Courts: Digital Technology (25 Apr 2017)

Mark Menzies: What assessment she has made of the effect of increased use of digital technology in the courts system on the effective delivery of justice.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Courts: Digital Technology (25 Apr 2017)

Mark Menzies: The current reliance on printed documents in civil courts burdens people with significant unnecessary costs, and the UK is lagging behind many countries, including Australia and even Turkey, in the use of innovation and technology in civil claims. Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that we must speed up the process of digitising courts in England and Wales if we are to retain our...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Mark Menzies: In my constituency, I have Kirkham prison, which has been a pioneer in leading a programme on job, friends and family; the former prisons Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for South West Bedfordshire (Andrew Selous) has met those involved. May I ask the Secretary of State, during proceedings on the Bill, to have a look at the programmes being run by Kirkham prison and see whether similar...

Business of the House (9 Mar 2017)

Mark Menzies: In August 2015, 300,000 households in Lancashire were affected by the loss of drinking water as a result of the cryptosporidium outbreak, yet 18 months on the Drinking Water Inspectorate still refuses to publish the report or to say when it will be published. In fact, the response has been, “We will publish when we are good and ready.” Will the Leader of the House set aside time...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Mar 2017)

Mark Menzies: In National Apprenticeship Week, it is important to recognise this Government’s commitment to investment, apprenticeships and skills. Will the Prime Minister look at encouraging a greater commitment to degree apprenticeships as part of the Government’s strategy, as championed by businesses in my constituency such as BAE Systems, which has been at the forefront in developing these...

Business of the House (22 February): Motor Neurone Disease/Gordon Aikman (20 Feb 2017)

Mark Menzies: I thank the hon. Gentleman for securing this evening’s debate. I never met Gordon, but I have been inspired by what I have found out about him in the last two weeks. We all come across constituents who will face life-changing situations, and Gordon will become the reference point. I will refer people to what he did, how he coped with adversity and how he helped to improve and change the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (7 Feb 2017)

Mark Menzies: People in Lancashire will be pleased that the emergency department in Chorley has reopened, providing access for people 12 hours a day. Will my hon. Friend welcome that good news and thank everyone involved?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (30 Jan 2017)

Mark Menzies: Will the Secretary of State join me in welcoming the Heads of Government agreement signed at the weekend between the UK and Turkey, securing over 400 jobs in Lancashire? Does that not send out a signal that Britain post-Brexit is open for business?

Industrial Strategy Consultation (23 Jan 2017)

Mark Menzies: As you are only too well aware, Mr Deputy Speaker, the north-west of England is very much the hub of the nuclear sector in the UK. Can the Secretary of State shed some light on what thinking he has given to ensuring that people in the north-west of England are the prime beneficiaries of the new supply chain that will be emerging in the nuclear sector?

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