Results 41–60 of 953 for speaker:Martin Vickers

Business of the House (17 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: If we are to secure economic regeneration for our provincial towns, and particularly our coastal communities, local leadership and the powers available to local authorities are important. We currently have a disproportionate system in which some authorities with Mayors have greater powers and resources, and if areas such as northern Lincolnshire are to compete with them, they will need...

International Trade: Free Trade Promotion (17 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: What steps his Department has taken to promote the merits of free trade to the public.

International Trade: Free Trade Promotion (17 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: I thank the Secretary of State for his reply. Forecasts suggest that 90% of economic growth in the coming years will be in countries outside the EU. Does he agree that that gives this country great opportunities to extend our trade with developing nations, which will be of great benefit to them?

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: Surely the key question that we should be asking ourselves is whether, if Parliament were to pass this motion and the information were to be released, it would undermine our negotiating position. I would argue that that is most certainly the case. Of course it is the aim and objective of those who support the remain cause that the EU will give us the worst possible terms and that, as a...

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: For the hon. Gentleman even to suggest that the fishing industry has in some way benefited from our membership of the European Union is simply laughable. I would gladly invite him to my constituency so that he can meet the people who were involved in the fishing industry. Very few of them are involved in it now because of the European Union. To go back to the facts and figures that I quoted,...

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: I am not listing the countries. I am saying that the main growth in world trade is outside the European Union, and that should be our focus. I do not know whether the hon. Lady has travelled to the far east, South America or some of the African nations that are expanding. By dealing with the developing nations, we are supporting the poorer parts of the world. As a Liberal Democrat, surely she...

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: No. I have given way twice already and I recognise that time is running out. As I said, the Government have made clear their intentions and how they intend to improve things. They have been very clear that we will leave the customs union in March 2019. Any attempt to thwart that is an attack on the democratic process and the clearly defined will of the British people. Some 70% of people in my...

Business of the House (10 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: Notable among the successful candidates in the North East Lincolnshire Council elections were Callum Procter and Oliver Freeston, because of their relative youth. Indeed, the Grimsby Telegraph reports that Oliver Freeston is the youngest councillor in the country—he now represents Croft Baker ward in Cleethorpes. May we a debate in Government time to look at how we encourage young...

Royal Assent: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions (10 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: It has become quite clear over the past 35 minutes that the Minister has been sent out to defend the indefensible, as my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) quite rightly said. I urge her to take note of the exchanges that we have had over the past half hour and give a commitment to come back next week, having reflected on those views, with perhaps a slightly different view.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (10 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: Ministers will know that Cleethorpes is the premier resort of the east coast, and we much appreciate the support that has come through the coastal communities fund, but what policies do Ministers have further to enhance the support for seaside resorts?

Exiting the European Union: Fisheries Policy (3 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: Notwithstanding what the Minister has just said and his colleagues have repeated many times, there are lingering doubts among the fishing community in my constituency and in neighbouring Grimsby. Can he give an absolute assurance that no further concessions will be made?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions (3 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to allocate funding to small and medium-sized enterprises to meet the (a) cost of replacing commercial vehicles that are no longer compliant with and (b) other costs arising from the implementation of Clean Air Zones.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (1 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: When does the Secretary of State anticipate being able to make an announcement about the Greater Grimsby town deal?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Northern Powerhouse (30 Apr 2018)

Martin Vickers: Although the people of northern Lincolnshire want nothing to do with the recreation of County Humberside or being linked into Yorkshire, they are very happy to be part of the northern powerhouse initiative. What specific proposals does the Minister have that would benefit my constituency?

Business of the House (26 Apr 2018)

Martin Vickers: On Saturday, I will be in Immingham to attend a ceremony to mark Workers Memorial Day. Three events in north-east Lincolnshire are being organised by my constituent Herbert Styles, who does a tremendous job. Mr Styles was delighted when the day was officially recognised, but he would like it to receive more publicity. Will the Government look at putting more details on websites and the like?...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seafood (26 Apr 2018)

Martin Vickers: What assessment he has made of the contribution of the seafood sector to the economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Seafood (26 Apr 2018)

Martin Vickers: Around 5,000 people in the Grimsby-Cleethorpes area are employed in the seafood sector, and it is clear that it is vital to the local economy. Will the Minister reassure the industry that the Government will work with it to ensure a continuation of supplies and create further job opportunities?

The Right Hon Member for Meriden, Representing the Church Commissioners, Was Asked: Freedom of Religion or Belief (26 Apr 2018)

Martin Vickers: To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church of England had at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 on freedom of religion or belief; and if she will make a statement.

The Right Hon Member for Meriden, Representing the Church Commissioners, Was Asked: Freedom of Religion or Belief (26 Apr 2018)

Martin Vickers: That is encouraging to hear. The Commonwealth and the Church of England have similar values where they overlap. Will my right hon. Friend ensure that the two organisations continue to work in unison to influence Governments in countries where freedom of religion is not respected?

Privatisation of NHS Services — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (23 Apr 2018)

Martin Vickers: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship in this important debate, Mr Hosie. Many people who signed the petition have genuine concerns about the NHS. I make it clear from the outset, just in case my remarks are deliberately misconstrued, that I am opposed to privatising the NHS, like my hon. Friends. My family and I rely on it. I support keeping the service free at the point of need,...


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