Results 141–160 of 1009 for speaker:Martin Vickers

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Virgin Trains East Coast (1 Mar 2018)

Martin Vickers: I agree with my right hon. Friend that there are no merits in the early termination of the franchise, but there are opportunities from the new partnership. My constituency has 10 railway stations, none of which have a direct rail service to London. Does he agree that this is an opportunity to look at providing services to those towns not currently served?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU (27 Feb 2018)

Martin Vickers: Yesterday, I met a delegation of business representatives from my constituency who are optimistic about our prospects when we leave the single market and customs union. They are examining the concept of a free port for Immingham. Will the Minister agree to meet them when they have further developed their thoughts so that we can try to overcome possible obstacles?

Business of the House (22 Feb 2018)

Martin Vickers: My question follows that from my hon. Friend the Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mrs Trevelyan) about the work of Highways England. The A180 into Grimsby and Cleethorpes is our major route, and it is vital to the local economy. It is undergoing unexpected roadworks at the moment, and there was very little consultation. I acknowledge that I could raise this at Transport questions, but in view...

International Trade: Trade Deficit: Goods and Services (22 Feb 2018)

Martin Vickers: Last week, as co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Kosovo, I visited a British company in Pristina that has a £20 million investment there. What opportunities does the Minister foresee for widening our trade in goods and services with Kosovo and the neighbouring western Balkan countries?

Backbench Business: Strengthening Families — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (8 Feb 2018)

Martin Vickers: I commend my hon. Friend on her work in producing this excellent manifesto. It is good to know that more than 60 Members support it. I hope that number is actually greater—I am sure many Ministers would put their name to it were they able to. Strengthening families is a wide issue, which involves more than Government Departments; local authorities are also a vital part of the operation. Can...

Acute and Community Health (8 Feb 2018)

Martin Vickers: May I press the Minister a little further on his worrying suggestion that revolving doors are often facilitated by those who are tasked with regulating them? Will he also look at democratic accountability not just in the appointments of officials, but more widely in the NHS?

Business of the House (8 Feb 2018)

Martin Vickers: Unlike the Scottish National party spokesman, my constituents are optimistic about post-Brexit Britain. Will the Leader of the House find time for a debate, in Government time, when a Minister from every Department, including the Treasury, can come to the House and outline the advantages of Britain leaving the EU? We would need at least a full day.

Health and Social Care: Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust (6 Feb 2018)

Martin Vickers: Will the Minister give an assurance that the support that NHS Improvement is giving to the trust will continue? He will know that this is the second time that the trust has been in special measures, and clearly we need continuing support. Will he also assure us that he will visit the trust—a promise that was made by his predecessor?

Rail Update (5 Feb 2018)

Martin Vickers: While privatisation has certainly resulted in more investment in the network, it is also clear that the existing franchise system needs reform. At the moment, we have competition for gaining the franchise, but very little competition in the actual provision of rail services. If we are to have improvements to services such as the direct service to Grimsby and Cleethorpes, which has already...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (5 Feb 2018)

Martin Vickers: Last month, I visited Grimsby jobcentre, which serves my constituency, and it is very clear that the staff are handling the changeover to universal credit very efficiently. Will the Secretary of State join me in complimenting the staff, including the work they do in motivating claimants and improving their self-confidence so that they can seek employment?

Baby Leave for Members of Parliament: Hospital Car Parking Charges (1 Feb 2018)

Martin Vickers: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy), who represents the other side of the Humber bridge, and it is a particular pleasure to support my right hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon). He was an asset to the Front Bench, but he has also shown his campaigning skills when dealing with issues such as this on the Back Benches. We...

Baby Leave for Members of Parliament: Hospital Car Parking Charges (1 Feb 2018)

Martin Vickers: I thank my right hon. Friend for emphasising the point I am making. Many patients have to travel for perhaps 15 or 20 miles to get to the hospital, and that is an additional burden that they can well do without. The hon. Member for Great Grimsby mentioned the fact that there is a problem with management, and she mentioned parking in neighbouring streets. I will add the names of a few more of...

Exiting the European Union: Customs Union: Automotive Sector (1 Feb 2018)

Martin Vickers: The port of Immingham in my constituency is vital to the automotive sector. Further to the answer given by the Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, the hon. Member for Fareham (Suella Fernandes), about Teesport and free ports, may I ask whether the Minister is prepared to meet me to discuss the possibility of Immingham’s becoming a free port post Brexit?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pilot Town Deal (30 Jan 2018)

Martin Vickers: What progress his Department is making on developing a pilot town deal as outlined in the industrial strategy.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pilot Town Deal (30 Jan 2018)

Martin Vickers: I thank the Minister for his reply, and I would point out that this deal also includes Cleethorpes—it is for Greater Grimsby. I know that discussions are continuing at official level, but I would welcome an opportunity for the Minister to meet representatives of the project board in the new future, so that we can give some political clout to this deal, which could provide a pilot for many...

Leaving the Eu: Implementation (29 Jan 2018)

Martin Vickers: The Minister said that, during the implementation period, we will be able to negotiate and sign trade agreements. Will he confirm that there will be no compromise on that, and that it will not be added to the growing list of concessions that the Government have made?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (25 Jan 2018)

Martin Vickers: Mr Scott, in the notes we have been provided with, there is a section titled “Your views on the Bill”. It says that you recognise thatQ “the government is committed to maintaining the existing trade relationships, effectively preserving the status quo.” You go on to say: “It therefore seems that there is the potential to spend a significant amount of time, effort and expense to...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (25 Jan 2018)

Martin Vickers: Q But if changes were required, surely you would want to be a part of that? It is perfectly possible that we could construct a better system.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (25 Jan 2018)

Martin Vickers: As the Secretary of State said, it is vital that we educate our young people about the dangers of plastics in the seas in particular. Will he join me in congratulating Alfie from New Waltham Academy in my constituency, who has done so much to promote this issue? When he visits the area in the not too distant future to meet the fishing and seafood community, as I know he intends to, will he...

Public Transport: Boxing Day 2018 (24 Jan 2018)

Martin Vickers: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?


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