Results 81–100 of 1395 for speaker:Martin Vickers

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electric Vehicles: Employment (7 Dec 2021)

Martin Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of jobs that could be created by the (a) transition towards electric vehicles and (b) implementation of a zero emissions vehicle mandate.

Treasury: Topical Questions (7 Dec 2021)

Martin Vickers: Ministers will know of the importance of the Humber ports to the regional and national economy. Access to Immingham and Grimsby ports is in part via the A180, which has an old concrete surface that is crumbling and in need of urgent repair. This afternoon I will meet Highways England to discuss that. May I tell it that the Chancellor will fund those improvements?

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Stability and Peace (2 Dec 2021)

Martin Vickers: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Alicia Kearns) for the work she did to bring about this debate. Many excellent points have already been made on the importance of retaining the territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and I add my voice to those expressing concern about recent events. The western Balkans have contributed to the history of modern Europe; they...

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Stability and Peace (2 Dec 2021)

Martin Vickers: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. She has made a point that I was going to make in two or three pages’ time, so I hope the House will forgive me if I repeat it. On my recent visit, I visited a range of businesses. For example, the leading retailer in the country, Bingo, is seeking to cement existing partnerships and encourage new ones with UK suppliers. I also attended a...

International Trade: Foreign Investment: South Yorkshire (2 Dec 2021)

Martin Vickers: Investment in South Yorkshire is important, but even more important is investment in northern Lincolnshire. Could the Minister give an assurance that he will work closely with me and with businesses in northern Lincolnshire, particularly to develop the renewable energy sector, in which we have great expertise?

Integrated Rail Plan: North and Midlands (18 Nov 2021)

Martin Vickers: I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement, which I think is a good balance between what was hoped for and what can actually be achieved. I am sure it was an oversight that he did not mention Cleethorpes in his statement. Can he assure me that the restored direct link between Cleethorpes and King’s Cross, which is in the London North Eastern Railway draft timetable, will indeed begin, I...

Cop26 (15 Nov 2021)

Martin Vickers: As my right hon. Friend is aware, northern Lincolnshire and the Humber are major centres of our renewable energy sector and can play a major part in spearheading our achievement of the COP26 targets. Will he reaffirm the Government’s support for developing the industry, not just in northern Lincolnshire but elsewhere, which would have the added benefit of levelling up many of our industrial...

Bosnia and Herzegovina (9 Nov 2021)

Martin Vickers: As the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to the western Balkans, I have made two recent visits to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Indeed, I was in Sarajevo on Thursday and Friday last week and there is no doubt that there has been a significant increase in tensions. I pay tribute to our ambassador and his excellent team over there, who are working not only to reduce those tensions, but to develop our...

Business of the House (28 Oct 2021)

Martin Vickers: Earlier this week, along with my hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby (Lia Nici), I met representatives of UK Fisheries. They expressed a number of concerns regarding the work of the Marine Management Organisation, the amount of red tape they have to deal with and the ongoing trade negotiations with Greenland and other nations. Could my right hon. Friend arrange for a debate on the work...

UK-French Trading Dispute (28 Oct 2021)

Martin Vickers: It may be fair or unfair, but for the last 50 years—probably more—fishing communities around the UK have lacked confidence that successive Governments would be robust enough in defending their interests. While I understand that my right hon. Friend does not want to escalate the present situation, will he give an assurance that we will be extremely robust in defending the interests of...

Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Oct 2021)

Martin Vickers: This week is UK Wind Week, and later this afternoon I will be welcoming some young people from my constituency who see their futures in the renewable energy sector that has done so much to level up the Grimsby, Cleethorpes and north-east Lincolnshire area. Will the Prime Minister give an assurance that the Government will continue to invest in the skills and development of our young people in...

Business of the House (21 Oct 2021)

Martin Vickers: On many occasions I have said in debates in the House that I regard Cleethorpes as the premier resort of the east coast. It will come as no surprise to the House that David Amess did not agree with me, and we had some light-hearted exchanges on that subject. Members will recall that in his tribute to Sir David on Monday, the Prime Minister referred to an unnamed individual who, like Sir...

Free Trade Agreement: New Zealand (21 Oct 2021)

Martin Vickers: I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement, in particular her reference to encouraging small businesses and the opportunities that the deal provides for them. Will she ensure that her Department focuses on small and medium-sized businesses and encourages them to enter the export market? On a wider point, prior to our misguided decision to join the European Community, we had good trading...

NHS Dentistry: Lincolnshire (20 Oct 2021)

Martin Vickers: My constituency contains both sheep and seagulls. One of the problems, of course, is that rural villages and market towns are attracting increasing populations and we are seeing massive planning applications. I cite Barton-upon-Humber in my constituency as one example. What work is the Department doing with local authorities to make sure that, where there are major planning applications,...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Net Zero Emissions by 2050 (21 Sep 2021)

Martin Vickers: Northern Lincolnshire and the wider Humber region are playing a major part in our reaching zero emissions targets in the next few years. The Minister will have been made aware of a number of projects that the Department has supported. Will he assure us that that support will continue? May I urge him to build into his schedule a visit to the region as quickly as possible?

Business of the House (16 Sep 2021)

Martin Vickers: Members across the House will be familiar with road safety issues around school entrances, which cause considerable risk to children going to and from school. A recent incident in North East Lincolnshire has brought this subject to the headlines again. Could we have a debate in which we can explore whether councils have sufficient powers to deal with these road safety issues?

Scunthorpe Driving Theory Test Centre (14 Sep 2021)

Martin Vickers: I thank my hon. Friend for giving way and for the speech that she is giving, which highlights a growing problem. Being in the neighbouring constituency, many of my residents in Barton-Upon-Humber and the surrounding area want to use the Scunthorpe centre as it is more convenient. Does she agree that, when the Minister replies, we hope to hear the positive outcome that the Scunthorpe centre...

Health and Social Care Levy Bill (14 Sep 2021)

Martin Vickers: As someone with naturally Conservative instincts, I am inclined to say no to tax increases, and to greatly prefer the options that allow the Government to create the economic conditions for growth in order to fund our public services. We have to recognise, however, that the expectations of the public are much greater now than they were a relatively short time ago. Whether we approve or not,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Maira Shahbaz (10 Sep 2021)

Martin Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on the case of Maira Shahbaz.

Business of the House (9 Sep 2021)

Martin Vickers: May I add my own tribute to Austin Mitchell? I agree with what the Leader of the House said earlier. Austin was my MP for 38 years. It was always a pleasure to work with him, both as a councillor and, subsequently, here in Westminster, although I have to say that I never voted for him. My hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby (Lia Nici) and I visited Franklin College in Grimsby last week....

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