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Petition - Provision of Adequate, Ring-Fenced Funding for Mental Health Services: UK Flight Ban: Sharm El Sheikh (13 Dec 2017)

Jonathan Lord: I would like to thank Mr Speaker for granting this important debate. I take a particular interest in the matter as a co-chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Egypt. It is a privilege to serve alongside some excellent officers and the right hon. Member for East Ham (Stephen Timms), the other co-chairman. In November 2015, the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, took the decision to...

Petition - Provision of Adequate, Ring-Fenced Funding for Mental Health Services: UK Flight Ban: Sharm El Sheikh (13 Dec 2017)

Jonathan Lord: I agree with my hon. Friend. When the all-party parliamentary group on Egypt, of which the right hon. Member for East Ham and I are co-chairmen, visited the country recently, it was instructive to note that virtually everyone we met was aware of the continuing UK ban. Parliamentarians, Ministers and business people obviously knew that the UK was now encouraging tourism back to Tunisia, and...

Petition - Provision of Adequate, Ring-Fenced Funding for Mental Health Services: UK Flight Ban: Sharm El Sheikh (13 Dec 2017)

Jonathan Lord: I agree with every single point that the hon. Gentleman has made. Strategically, Sharm El Sheikh is one of the easiest tourist destinations to make secure, as it is only accessible either by air or by a single road, via a tunnel. These two entry points ensure that the area is easy to secure. Before the flight ban, roughly 1 million British tourists visited Egypt each year, benefiting the...

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Lord: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Lord: May I ask one important question? In its manifesto, the Labour party talked about a convention. Can we establish that if any reforms were to be made under a Labour Government, they would be subject to a referendum? That is important for our constitution, and for public good will.

Catfishing and Social Media — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Jul 2017)

Jonathan Lord: Like the Minister, I first pay tribute to the hon. Member for Stockport (Ann Coffey) for an absolutely superb exposition not only of her constituent’s case but of the wider situation. Members listening to and participating in this debate would like the Minister to address a couple of points. First, there is no excuse whatsoever for people taking someone else’s identity online....

Catfishing and Social Media — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Jul 2017)

Jonathan Lord: I have been listening carefully to the Minister’s remarks. A minute or so ago, I think he said that if the victim—in other words, the person whose identity has been stolen—has reputational damage, that is potentially a criminal offence. I cannot think of anything worse than that damage. In this case, it was proven that this man’s identity was taken and that multiple...

Catfishing and Social Media — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Jul 2017)

Jonathan Lord: I see the hon. Lady is nodding. Either the law is deficient, or the police and the CPS are giving the wrong advice to her constituent. Things need to be tightened up.

Learning outside the Classroom — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Jonathan Lord: Does the Minister agree that, in order to learn outside the classroom, pupils do not need to go miles and miles away? West Byfleet Junior School in my constituency has a tiny patch of woodland in the corner of its site. It has turned it into the Willows forest school—children follow a forest school curriculum during the course of a year. It is like going into another world. The school...

Learning outside the Classroom — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Jonathan Lord: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate. I absolutely share his passion for outside learning. My most vivid memories from primary school are of visits to museums and nature walks in the countryside, but I never got to visit a mosque, a synagogue or a Hindu temple. My own children are now at school. What better way to illustrate a religious education lesson about Judaism...

Heathrow Expansion: Air Quality — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (22 Nov 2016)

Jonathan Lord: Will the Minister give way?

Heathrow Expansion: Air Quality — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (22 Nov 2016)

Jonathan Lord: I thank the Minister for giving way. Many experts, commentators and indeed Members of this House feel that the air quality projections made to date have been somewhat fanciful, including a large dose of wishful thinking. Can he reassure us that there is anything in the next year’s worth of consultation that will be more robust, and that the Government will take note of what many experts...

Student Loans Agreement — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (18 Jul 2016)

Jonathan Lord: Will the Minister assure us that encouraging all places of further education to widen access will not undermine meritocracy? Will he also take to the newly expanded Department for Education the fact that education, from the early years up to university, is crucial in improving the life chances of those at the bottom of the scale?

Student Loans Agreement — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (18 Jul 2016)

Jonathan Lord: To return to a point that was raised a moment ago, does the Minister agree that it is somewhat rich for our colleague the Scottish National party spokesman, the hon. Member for Glenrothes, (Peter Grant), to talk about the Scottish system when English taxpayers are subsidising education in Scotland under the Barnett formula? As the Minister and his Department perhaps know, we also could have...

Student Loans Agreement — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (18 Jul 2016)

Jonathan Lord: May I sympathise with the points made by the hon. Member for Sheffield Central (Paul Blomfield)? It is not just those on the Opposition Benches; those students affected have a lot of sympathy, certainly from me and, I hope, many of my colleagues, on the Government Benches, when it comes to the retrospective nature of these changes. As the Minister knows, I have had a heavy postbag from...

HPV Vaccinations for MSM (7 Jun 2016)

Jonathan Lord: Like other Members, I pay tribute to the leadership on this issue of my hon. Friend the Member for Finchley and Golders Green (Mike Freer) whose work is appreciated across the House. I have been following the debate very carefully, but it is not clear in my mind how a pilot of MSM will act as some sort of proxy or in any way affect the decision on immunising schoolboys. I do not see how one...

UN Peacekeeping Week 2016 — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (7 Jun 2016)

Jonathan Lord: I am delighted to hear about all the contributions that the British Government and the British military are making not only to UN peacekeeping on the ground but to future planning so that UN peacekeeping forces can better deliver their missions. To which regions of the world should Britain and the UN be looking to make further and bigger contributions? The Minister says that some are not...

Electoral Participation (Media) — [David Crausby in the Chair] (27 Apr 2016)

Jonathan Lord: The much maligned council newspaper or magazine can also help. We have an excellent council newspaper in Woking, and it always encourages registration and participation. It explains, in a grounded, proper way, how the electoral process works and when the elections are.

Electoral Participation (Media) — [David Crausby in the Chair] (27 Apr 2016)

Jonathan Lord: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for securing this important debate. In my constituency we have two excellent local newspapers: the Surrey Advertiser, which is branded the Woking Advertiser in Woking, and the Woking News & Mail. They cover local and national politics in a very considered way. However, so many towns are now without a local newspaper—never mind two—and I...

Migration into the EU — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Feb 2016)

Jonathan Lord: My hon. Friend is right to draw attention to the horrific humanitarian crisis. I am pleased to say that in Woking we have, under the Prime Minister’s scheme, taken families from the Syrian camps. My hon. Friend talked about push factors; but surely there are also important pull factors at large. If the German Chancellor says she will take 1 million people and the EU also says it will...


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