Results 1–20 of 1838 for speaker:Jake Berry

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Jake Berry: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his work to tackle regional inequality in this country through his levelling-up agenda. As he rightly reflects with pride this summer on the work of both himself and his Government, will he urge all candidates in the leadership election and all colleagues in the House further to drive forward the levelling-up agenda to tackle inequality wherever it is...

NDAs: Universities: Flooding: Irwell Vale and Surrounding Areas (29 Jun 2022)

Jake Berry: I do not expect an answer on this today, but I would be grateful if the Minister could write to me. I have been told by the EA that one of the challenges is that it cannot start work on any part of the scheme until it can do the whole scheme. It is very frustrating for local residents to know that the £11 million is secured but cannot be drawn on until they have the full £19 million. Could...

NDAs: Universities: Flooding: Irwell Vale and Surrounding Areas (29 Jun 2022)

Jake Berry: I beg to move, That this House has considered flooding in Irwell Vale and surrounding areas. It is a pleasure to serve under your redoubted chairmanship for the first time, Ms McVey. Flooding affects communities all over the United Kingdom. Many Members present will live in an area affected by flooding and will understand that when communities flood, the effect is profound and devastating. It...

NDAs: Universities: Flooding: Irwell Vale and Surrounding Areas (29 Jun 2022)

Jake Berry: Irwell Vale is a wonderful place, as my hon. Friend knows, as he has visited it. It is my main dog-walking route. I always do the leaflets there at elections as well, although that is not relevant to today’s debate. It is part of a string of villages and towns along the River Irwell, and the next significant town along is Ramsbottom, which is a wonderful place as well. A lot of what the...

NDAs: Universities: Flooding: Irwell Vale and Surrounding Areas (29 Jun 2022)

Jake Berry: And Waterside, of course. An economic assessment has been undertaken by the Environment Agency, and the benefit and cost of all of the options has been assessed. The most economically favourable solution—frankly, the one that is likely to gain the maximum amount of grant in aid from the Government—has been identified. There was a long list of options, many of which I looked at. That was...

NDAs: Universities: Flooding: Irwell Vale and Surrounding Areas (29 Jun 2022)

Jake Berry: I know those areas well. There are thousands of houses there. In the beautiful villages in my constituency, there are just 100-plus houses. I understand that the Government have to prioritise funding; there is not an endless pot of money. However, we have been waiting a very long time, and we have been flooded lots of times. Now that Radcliffe, other areas of Bury and Ramsbottom have had...

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Spatial Disparities: Annual Reporting (27 Jun 2022)

Jake Berry: Does my hon. Friend accept that it is hard to deliver the long-term, ambitious levelling-up plans set out in law without a long-term mechanism for funding them? Will she agree to meet me and members of the Northern Research Group, which has called for a levelling-up formula to equalise Government spending across our United Kingdom?

Education: Mental Wellbeing of Pupils (23 May 2022)

Jake Berry: One of the best ways to demonstrate, both to teachers and to young people, that we value and support them is to make sure that they have a decent school to go to in the first place. I hope the Minister will therefore join me in congratulating Gillian Middlemas and the staff and pupils of Whitworth Community High School, which has just been topped out as part of the Government’s school...

Prime Minister’s Visit to India (26 Apr 2022)

Jake Berry: East Lancashire has a wide diaspora community, not just from India but from the wider region, including Pakistan and Bangladesh. Will the Minister illuminate the House on what steps her Department will take to engage that diaspora when it comes to negotiating a free trade deal, not just in India, but in the wider region? I suggest to her that entrepreneurs in east Lancashire who go to work...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Democracy: Eastern Europe (26 Apr 2022)

Jake Berry: Democracy is ultimately built on hope. In response to a recent question to the Prime Minister about my suggestion that we fund a new Marshall plan for Ukraine from seized Russian assets, he said that that is something that his Government are working on. Can the Minister update the House as to what work is taking place in his Department?

Easter Recess: Government Update (19 Apr 2022)

Jake Berry: The people of Rossendale and Darwen will have weighed the words of the Prime Minister carefully today and will, like me, feel that it is a contrite and wholehearted apology. They will also be looking at the action of the Prime Minister in Ukraine. Will he consider putting Britain at the forefront of a new Marshall plan to rebuild Ukraine after Putin has been defeated, and fund this, in part,...

Health and Social Care: Health and Care Integration (19 Apr 2022)

Jake Berry: My hon. Friend the Member for Hyndburn (Sara Britcliffe) and I have been working with east Lancashire local authorities and our GP services to see whether we can increase the number of face-to-face GP appointments. Will the Secretary of State say what action he and the Government are taking to ensure that people in east Lancashire can see their general practitioner face to face?

Treasury: Cost of Living Increase: Impact on Households (15 Mar 2022)

Jake Berry: The cost of fuel is now an eye-watering £2 a litre in some areas, which has led to a huge VAT windfall for the Treasury. When the Chancellor thinks about his spring statement, will he look not just at cutting fuel duty but at mileage recovery rates? They have been at 45p a mile for more than a decade. Now is the time to put them up to 60p at least.

Business, Energy and Industrial strategy: Science and Innovation: Levelling Up (22 Feb 2022)

Jake Berry: Obviously, I welcome the targets to increase investment through levelling up in our regions, but the thing that really matters is not what the Government say in White Papers, but how the money gets to those businesses, particularly in Rossendale, Darwen and east Lancashire more widely. Will the Minister commit to publishing an easy guide for local businesses to work out how, through their...

Levelling Up (2 Feb 2022)

Jake Berry: I welcome the White Paper. I am sure that the Secretary of State would acknowledge that delivering foreign direct investment is key to levelling up the north and beyond. Would he consider a 13th mission: to double FDI in the north of England by 2030?

Conduct of the Right Hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (30 Nov 2021)

Jake Berry: Will my right hon. and learned Friend give way?

Conduct of the Right Hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (30 Nov 2021)

Jake Berry: One thing that my right hon. and learned Friend has failed to mention and that I am sure he will want to take the opportunity to celebrate is the Government’s Borderlands deal. That sees people from Scotland and the true north—Carlisle in Cumbria, and Northumberland—coming together to invest together across the borders in their community. As the Minister who had the privilege of...

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Integrated Rail Plan (29 Nov 2021)

Jake Berry: What my constituents in Rossendale and Darwen would have liked to have seen in the integrated rail plan was a rail line from Manchester to Rawtenstall, but they did not see it. With that in mind and with our shared ambition to level up Rossendale and east Lancashire, will my right hon. Friend look favourably on our levelling-up bid, which will have transport and other schemes in it, when it...


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