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Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Martin Vickers: Like everyone else who has spoken, I welcome the Bill, which will secure the future of the NCS through a royal charter. I join hon. Members in congratulating former Prime Minister David Cameron on his role as the driving force behind the scheme. My constituency has had considerable success with the NCS. When the scheme started, just 45 people joined the initial cohort, but the number of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (12 Jan 2017)

Martin Vickers: In considering its budgets for next year, Labour-led North East Lincolnshire Council is considering the closure of Cleethorpes library, a much-loved local facility. Will the Leader of the House arrange a debate on the value of libraries to local communities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Franchising: Public Sector (12 Jan 2017)

Martin Vickers: In 1993, the public sector British Rail withdrew services on the Cleethorpes to Sheffield line, making it a Saturdays-only service, which means that people in Gainsborough, Brigg and such towns cannot get to Cleethorpes to enjoy all that it has to offer. As yet, the private sector has not seen fit to restore that service to six days a week. Will the Secretary of State or one of his Ministers...

Technical and Further Education Bill: Sixth-form Education: International Comparisons (9 Jan 2017)

Martin Vickers: I thank my north Lincolnshire neighbour for giving way and congratulate him on securing this debate. On the point he just made, he will know that his neighbouring constituencies in north and north-east Lincolnshire are coastal communities, so have particular problems with social mobility. Does he share my hope that when he responds the Minister will indicate the Government’s continuing...

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform: Christmas Adjournment (20 Dec 2016)

Martin Vickers: It is always a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Southend West (Sir David Amess), who represents arguably the second best seaside resort on the east coast. Before I move on to what are more mundane issues than those that others have spoken about, I want to say how much I agree with the comments of my honourable and gallant Friend the Member for Beckenham (Bob Stewart), who...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Special Needs Schools Multi-academy Trusts (19 Dec 2016)

Martin Vickers: I thank the Minister for meeting me a few weeks ago to discuss the contents of my ten-minute rule Bill on special needs and, in particular, on the admission of autistic children to schools. He mentioned at that time that the arrangements were not ideal and needed some adjustment. He mentioned a consultation. Can he please give us any more information on that?

Business of the House (15 Dec 2016)

Martin Vickers: Earlier this week the finals of the Great British High Street awards took place. Sea View Street in Cleethorpes was one of the finalists, winning a silver in one of the categories. The street is a collection of independent retailers. May we have a debate on the role of independent retailers and the contribution that they make to our communities and to the economy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (15 Dec 2016)

Martin Vickers: The National Citizen Service has done a great deal to encourage young people in north-east Lincolnshire, and in Cleethorpes in particular, to broaden their horizons. What further action is the Minister taking to promote participation in the scheme, and will he commit to visit some of the projects in Cleethorpes?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (13 Dec 2016)

Martin Vickers: Following the collapse of the Greater Lincolnshire devolution deal, the LEPs in Humber and Greater Lincolnshire take on a greater significance, but there is concern that some central Government funding may be lost as a result of the collapse of the deal. Will my right hon. Friend assure me that the LEPs will be used to channel the funds from his Department when suitable projects are identified?

Business of the House (8 Dec 2016)

Martin Vickers: In recent days there has been further media coverage about the risk of fires in certain models of the Vauxhall Corsa. It is welcome that the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is looking into this again, but may we have a statement from a Transport Minister on what the Department is doing to co-ordinate activities and reassure owners?

Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry (1 Dec 2016)

Martin Vickers: I will do my very best, Madam Deputy Speaker. I was glad to appear before the Backbench Business Committee with my neighbour, the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn), to secure this debate, and I congratulate the Committee on allocating it to the main Chamber. My constituency has a rich maritime history. I remember from my childhood that Grimsby was always referred...

Exiting the European Union: Business of the House (1 Dec 2016)

Martin Vickers: North East Lincolnshire Council is currently involved in putting together a number of regeneration projects that will attract private sector investment. Such investment is essential to the regeneration of our provincial towns. Similar schemes have been put together up and down the country. Will the Government find time for a debate on this important issue, and on how the Government can...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (1 Dec 2016)

Martin Vickers: The fishing industry has never fully recovered from the sell-out in the original negotiations to enter Europe. Can Ministers assure me that the fishing industry will have a much higher priority in this set of negotiations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (29 Nov 2016)

Martin Vickers: When I met the leader of North East Lincolnshire Council yesterday, he emphasised to me that one of the major challenges facing our coastal community is that many people retire there and put additional strains on the adult social care budget. Will Ministers assure me that that will be considered when allocating departmental budgets?

Business of the House (24 Nov 2016)

Martin Vickers: Last night, in my capacity as chairman of the all-party group on retail crime, I attended an event organised by the National Federation of Retail Newsagents. It is evident that those who work in the retail trade are very concerned about the level of not just theft, but violence against them. Will the Leader of the House find time for a debate in Government time to investigate the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Winter Flooding (24 Nov 2016)

Martin Vickers: The Minister may recall that in December 2013 there was a tidal surge that affected the Humber estuary. Many of my constituents had their homes flooded, and throughout the Humber hundreds were affected. Can the Minister reassure me that there will be no slippage in future flood defence spending on the Humber?

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission: National Audit Office: EU (24 Nov 2016)

Martin Vickers: What assessment the NAO has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on its work.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission: National Audit Office: EU (24 Nov 2016)

Martin Vickers: Following the rather over-pessimistic forecast that we heard about yesterday from the Office for Budget Responsibility, does my hon. Friend agree that it would be interesting to have another independent assessment from the NAO, which might show a more optimistic post-Brexit forecast?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cyprus: Politics and Government (22 Nov 2016)

Martin Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress of recent talks on the future of Cyprus.

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