Results 1–20 of 1098 for speaker:Alec Shelbrooke

Education Route Map: Covid-19 (25 Feb 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: Let me start by welcoming the fact that we are getting children back into school. The whole debate must be about children’s futures, but I just want to add a note of caution: Ministers must look at how best they can protect teachers now that teaching assessment grades are coming forward. I have already heard some anecdotes from teachers, saying that, having never had a complaint made...

Covid-19 (22 Feb 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: I greatly welcome my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister’s statement today setting out a clear path as to how we end this national/international nightmare, but for some industries it will not end when it does for others, and I want to focus on the travel industry. Nearly two pence in every pound spent in this country is spent in the travel industry, which employs almost a quarter of a...

Covid-19: Road Map (22 Feb 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. In my constituency there are a lot of strong community events, especially things like Zumba classes, about which I get a lot of emails. When does my right hon. Friend envisage indoor activities like Zumba classes will be allowed to start again in village halls and the like?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Abuse and Sexual Offences: Leeds (9 Feb 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding his Department has made available to organisations that provide support to victims of (a) domestic violence and (b) sexual abuse based in the Leeds area in each of the last three years; and if he will increase that funding in response to the effects of the covid-19 pandemic.

Myanmar (2 Feb 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: The events in Myanmar have shown that democracy is fragile. The reality is that the actions of the democracy-denying narcissist Trump in the past three months have undermined such values. Will my hon. Friend the Minister not only work with the G7, as he said, but impress upon the new US Administration how important it is for established western democracies to show strength and to stress how...

Transport: Rail Connections: North of England (28 Jan 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: What steps his Department is taking to improve rail connections in the north of England.

Transport: Rail Connections: North of England (28 Jan 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: I welcome my hon. Friend’s commitment to rail in the north. Will he give me and my constituents an update on step-free access at Garforth station, which I have been campaigning on for many years?

Work and Pensions: Covid-19: Youth Employment (25 Jan 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: What steps her Department is taking to help increase levels of employment among young people (a) during and (b) after the covid-19 outbreak.

Work and Pensions: Covid-19: Youth Employment (25 Jan 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: Small and medium-sized enterprises in my constituency have raised concerns about the time it takes to apply for the kickstart scheme. What action is the Department taking to ensure that applications are processed as quickly as possible?

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jan 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 20 January.

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jan 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: May I start by fully associating myself with all the Prime Minister’s opening comments? Will he join me in welcoming the fact that free school meal pupils in Elmet and Rothwell will continue to receive free lunches over the forthcoming school holidays, thanks to the winter grant fund provided to Leeds City Council by this Government?

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Elmet and Rothwell (14 Jan 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department is making on delivering superfast broadband to homes and businesses located in remote, rural areas in Elmet and Rothwell constituency.

Elections: May 2021 (13 Jan 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: May I say how delighted I am to see my hon. Friend in her usual robust style with a good grip on her brief? Following on from the previous question, in terms of those who are pushing for a full postal vote election, what would be the lead time to put that in place? I assume that quite a lot would have to be done to make everybody vote by post in this election.

Covid-19 Response: Defence Support (12 Jan 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: Will my right hon. Friend assure me that the critical task of the defence of our nation and our commitment to NATO operations and exercises are not being compromised in order to provide this support?

Economic Update (11 Jan 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: A constituent approached me to say that many supply teachers working through agencies are not being furloughed because schools are open to key worker children, yet those supply teachers are not being called into schools because most year groups are learning remotely. Will my right hon. Friend look at flexibility within the furlough scheme in this area, similar to last time, to assist agency...

Public Health (6 Jan 2021)

Alec Shelbrooke: I want to start by praising the Prime Minister for the way in which he has taken the decisions. I would rather have a Prime Minister who leaves no stone unturned before restricting our liberties and who makes closing schools the very last thing that he wants to do. Ultimately, these measures have a real effect on people’s lives, and the decisions that we make today are a heavy burden. I...

Covid-19 Update (14 Dec 2020)

Alec Shelbrooke: My right hon. Friend will know how hard the people of Leeds have worked. The right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn) made those comments and, indeed, the Treasurer of Her Majesty’s Household, my hon. Friend the Member for Pudsey (Stuart Andrew), who is in his place, and I would like to put on record our thanks to the people of Leeds for what they have done. My right hon. Friend...

Hong Kong: Sentencing of Pro-democracy Activists (7 Dec 2020)

Alec Shelbrooke: China passed domestic law unilaterally to break the joint declaration. Does my hon. Friend agree with me that the unilateral passing of domestic laws can never be an excuse to break international laws and agreements? [Laughter.]

UK-EU Future Relationship Negotiations and Transition Period (7 Dec 2020)

Alec Shelbrooke: Can I first congratulate my right hon. Friend on the work she has done in getting the country ready for the new regulations that are coming at the end of this month? I must admit that it seems a bit like the millennium bug, when everybody thought it was going to be a disaster, but we did the prep work and got there in the end. Could I ask her what plans she has in place for other things that...

Public Health (1 Dec 2020)

Alec Shelbrooke: I hate this. I hate the whole situation, as do many people in the country. We are all trying to stay positive, but it is hard. I wake up every morning feeling angry, thinking why do we have to do this? But after 10 minutes, I think, “What else can we do?” because fundamentally the disease is the same today as it was at the beginning of the year. I have seen my parents for three hours...


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