Results 1–20 of 1839 for speaker:Jake Berry

Building a High-Skilled Economy (17 Jun 2010)

Jake Berry: I am very grateful for the opportunity to make this, my maiden speech, today. I understand that maiden speeches-first speeches in Parliament-are very like your first child: easier to conceive than to deliver. Rossendale and Darwen, the constituency I have the honour of representing, was previously held by Ms Janet Anderson for 18 years. During that period Ms Anderson was a hard-working...

Opposition Day — [3rd allotted day]: Jobs and the Unemployed (7 Jul 2010)

Jake Berry: Does the hon. Lady agree that, after 13 years of a Labour Government, it is a disgrace that one in five people under the age of 24 is out of work? Does she think that has been a price worth paying for having 13 years of a Labour Government?

Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (8 Jul 2010)

Jake Berry: May I say that the announced 50,000 new apprenticeships are hugely welcome in my constituency, as Rossendale and Darwen has many young people working in the manufacturing sector? Given that an apprenticeship should be only the start of a journey of lifelong learning, what steps have been taken to encourage those who have completed an apprenticeship to go on to university?

Dangerous Dogs (20 Jul 2010)

Jake Berry: Last weekend, I visited Pets Corner on Bank street in Rawtenstall, which is a town in my constituency. Pets Corner will microchip dogs for less than £10. Does my hon. Friend agree that as the cost of microchipping has fallen to such an extent, and given that, unlike a dog licence, it is a whole-life solution, now might be the time to consider compulsory microchipping?

Business of the House (22 Jul 2010)

Jake Berry: I am sure that many hon. Members will have noticed that the Members' dining rooms are frequented by mice. Will the Leader of the House agree to a debate on whether a tough Lancastrian cat could be obtained from Bleakholt animal sanctuary in Rossendale to repel those rodent invaders?

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: British Waterways: Compensation (26 Jul 2010)

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether British Waterways plans to compensate (a) boat owners and (b) business owners affected by the temporary closure of a stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Royal Assent: Summer Adjournment (27 Jul 2010)

Jake Berry: I first congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Witham (Priti Patel) and the hon. Members for Livingston (Graeme Morrice) and for Hyndburn (Graham Jones) on their maiden speeches. The hon. Member for Hyndburn's constituency adjoins mine, and in what I hope will be an afternoon of agreement I agree with him that the industrial revolution started in east Lancashire. In fact, I will refer to...

Petitions: Sunnyhurst Wood (Lancashire) (27 Jul 2010)

Jake Berry: I wish to present a petition on behalf of the Friends of Sunnyhurst Wood and others. It records the support of the users of Sunnyhurst wood to stop the "storage of silt from the Paddling Pond and Moat Lake" being allowed to form "large unsightly mounds over long periods." Following is the full text of the petition: [The Petition of the Friends of Sunnyhurst Wood and others, Declares that...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Backlog (6 Sep 2010)

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress her Department is making in processing the backlog of asylum applications made prior to 2010.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Inland Waterways: Leeds (6 Sep 2010)

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to ensure that the Leeds and Liverpool Canal remains open; and if she will allocate funding to increase the level of maintenance of that canal.

Written Answers — Education: Academies (6 Sep 2010)

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Education over what period schools may apply to become academy schools.

Written Answers — Education: Curriculum (6 Sep 2010)

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to enable all schools to have discretion on whether to follow the national curriculum.

Written Answers — Education: Pupils: Disadvantaged (7 Sep 2010)

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Education according to what criteria the pupil premium will be allocated.

Written Answers — Education: Departmental Public Expenditure (8 Sep 2010)

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department plans to reduce its expenditure through the termination of (a) area-based and (b) other targeted grants.

Written Answers — Education: Pupils: Disadvantaged (8 Sep 2010)

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether all funding from his Department to assist children from more deprived backgrounds will be routed through the pupil premium.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Big Society (15 Sep 2010)

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on implementation of the Government's big society proposals in Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Education: Academies: Freedom of Information (16 Sep 2010)

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to make academy schools subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Written Answers — Education: Children: Databases (16 Sep 2010)

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the Government plans to replace ContactPoint.

Written Answers — Education: Social Work Taskforce (16 Sep 2010)

Jake Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take in response to the recommendations of the Social Work Taskforce report.


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