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Prime Minister: Engagements (23 Nov 2022)

Nigel Adams: As a North Yorkshire MP, my right hon. Friend will know how crucial bus services are to our communities. Last month, Arriva stopped the only bus between Selby and Doncaster, meaning that 40 Selby College students had to find alternative transport at very short notice. Thankfully, the college itself stepped in to resolve the situation. Additionally, across North Yorkshire around 80 other bus...

Bus Manufacture in the UK (31 Oct 2022)

Nigel Adams: On the point about not favouring particular manufacturers, is the Minister aware that in March, in its promotional material for announcing the new fund, DFT used a sparkly new electric bus as part of that marketing? The marketing geniuses in the DFT may or may not have been aware that it was a Chinese Yutong bus that was used to promote the scheme, but the idea that we are promoting Chinese...

Bus Manufacture in the UK (31 Oct 2022)

Nigel Adams: I am pleased to have secured this debate on the importance of bus manufacturing, specifically electric bus manufacturing, in the United Kingdom. Electric buses play a vital role in helping us to reach net zero and reduce pollution in our congested cities. It is for that reason that the Government announced a £200 million boost to support the roll-out of zero-emission buses in March...

Bus Manufacture in the UK (31 Oct 2022)

Nigel Adams: I wholeheartedly agree with my hon. Friend. That is the point of this debate. There is incentive. The Government are saying all the right things about wanting to see electric buses on our streets and they have launched this scheme, but the reality, as he will know, is that the organisations and local authorities that are buying the buses are not necessarily buying British. I will move on to...

Bus Manufacture in the UK (31 Oct 2022)

Nigel Adams: I give way to the hon. Gentleman in time-honoured fashion.

Bus Manufacture in the UK (31 Oct 2022)

Nigel Adams: As ever, the hon. Gentleman is spot on. To put those 420,000 Chinese electric buses into perspective, the UK currently has about 40,000 locally operated buses and only about 4% of them are electric. China is intent on maintaining world leadership in electric bus manufacturing and has been winning orders for buses funded by British taxpayers via the ZEBRA scheme. A key question for the...

Bus Manufacture in the UK (31 Oct 2022)

Nigel Adams: My right hon. Friend is right. As we sit here now, China more or less has a monopoly on global bus supply. If we take Wrightbus, Plaxton, Alexander Dennis and Switch into the mix, the industry employs 3,500 individuals directly and an estimated 10,000 indirectly within the supply chain. This is an important sector. I have been to the Switch factory in Sherburn in Elmet, which has orders from...

Bus Manufacture in the UK (31 Oct 2022)

Nigel Adams: Not only does it not smell right; it is absolutely not right that we are not purchasing British-manufactured buses. The model for supplying electric buses is very different from the model for supplying the existing fleets of diesel-powered buses, but electric buses are an excellent fit for the needs of a local bus service. Electric buses do not have the same range as diesel buses, but this is...

Bus Manufacture in the UK (31 Oct 2022)

Nigel Adams: As a former Minister for Asia, I know that too well. I have been at the Dispatch Box, where the Minister for Science and Investment Security, my hon. Friend the Member for Wealden (Ms Ghani), is sat this evening—we all look forward to what she has to say—and she was sat where I am, quite rightly giving me stick up and down dale about human rights abuses in China. I will be interested to...

Bus Manufacture in the UK (31 Oct 2022)

Nigel Adams: That would make sense. I would like to think that the purchasing authorities taking such decisions bear those factors in mind. The battery example calls into question whether the process is completely joined up between DFT and the passenger authorities and local councils making the decisions. The zero-emission bus market is forecast to see significant growth and provide great export...

Tributes to Her Late Majesty The Queen (9 Sep 2022)

Nigel Adams: It is with great sadness that I rise to speak in the tributes to Her late Majesty the Queen, not only on my behalf, but on behalf of my constituents in Selby and Ainsty. The news that the whole nation had been dreading brings the reign of the longest serving monarch in British history to an end. As we have heard, as a child, she was not expected to be Queen, but her destiny, and that of our...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: 10 Downing Street: Press Conferences (21 Jul 2022)

Nigel Adams: The Downing Street Briefing Room is in regular use for media briefings twice a day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, once a day on Fridays when Parliament is sitting, and once a week during parliamentary recess. There have been seven televised press conferences held so far in the room in 2022. It is also used for other events such as virtual calls with world leaders.

Cabinet Office: GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland Campaign (14 Jul 2022)

Nigel Adams: The GREAT campaign promotes the UK’s trade and investment to global audiences, creating and sustaining UK jobs by growing the economy. I am proud to have worked closely with the campaign over the past year on various overseas activities which have promoted UK businesses and attracted significant investment in all four corners of our country.

Cabinet Office: GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland Campaign (14 Jul 2022)

Nigel Adams: My hon. Friend is spot on. I am in no doubt that Conservative Members, along with our membership in the country, will hold all the leadership hopefuls to account on Brexit delivery. However, it is clear that the voters of North West Durham, who are brilliantly served by my hon. Friend, voted decisively to leave the European Union, as did the good people of my own constituency of Selby and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Foreign Investment in UK (12 Jul 2022)

Nigel Adams: GREAT’s global promotion of the UK for over 10 years has been highly effective. In the last year alone, GREAT has attracted over £50m of foreign direct investment and helped generate over £400m through international promotion of the UK education sector. Finally, there is a further £600m of export, investment and tourism returns that are currently being assessed.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Social Media (28 Apr 2022)

Nigel Adams: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport lead on social media companies and related trusted flagger programmes. Therefore, the Cabinet Office does not hold any information on this subject.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Information Officers (26 Apr 2022)

Nigel Adams: Staffing costs for the Government Communication Service within the Cabinet Office, including No10, were approximately £18.3m in 2019-20, £25.1m in 2020-21 and £27.2m in 2021-22. Over this period, the Cabinet Office has responded to extraordinary national and global events, such as COVID-19 and UK Transition, through the running of large centralised public information campaigns. The...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet: Public Opinion (25 Apr 2022)

Nigel Adams: We do not record data on these specific expenditure types.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Coronavirus: Health Education (25 Apr 2022)

Nigel Adams: The Government developed a strong national campaign to provide information and reassurance to the public. As part of this, we utilised advertising in over 600 national, regional and local titles across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As with any media planning approach, titles were selected on their ability to engage with audiences at a national, regional and local level. All...

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