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Results 1–20 of 700 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Mark Reckless

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Today’s Business of the House (26 Mar 2015)

Mark Reckless: The coalition agreement promised: “A House Business Committee, to consider government business, will be established by the third year of the Parliament.” Is the Leader of the House proud that instead of that, his legacy is continued Government control of the bulk of the parliamentary timetable to be exploited for partisan purposes as we see today?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Protection from slavery for overseas domestic workers (17 Mar 2015)

Mark Reckless: Is the hon. Gentleman not concerned that subsection (b) of the Lords amendment, which would allow workers in these categories to extend for up to 12 months each time, might create a sub-category of foreign domestic servant, separate from the domestic labour market, and that would make exploitation more likely?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Protection from slavery for overseas domestic workers (17 Mar 2015)

Mark Reckless: I am grateful for your indulgence, Madam Deputy Speaker. I entered the Chamber during the speech by the right hon. Member for Delyn (Mr Hanson), who made some compelling points. I intended only to listen to the debate before making up my mind between the Government’s and the Opposition’s approach, and I am pleased that the differences seem to have narrowed. There appears, at least in the...

Deregulation Bill (Programme) (No.3): European Commission: National Parliaments (10 Mar 2015)

Mark Reckless: Does the hon. Gentleman recall the Prime Minister stating expressly at the Dispatch Box that he would deliver a vote on the European arrest warrant before the Rochester and Strood by-election? What happened to that promise?

Financial Services Industry (4 Mar 2015)

Mark Reckless: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I have no intention of speaking at any great length or keeping the Minister from her dinner or from her very important duties. My hon. Friend the Member for Clacton (Douglas Carswell) talked about competition and breaking up a cosy cartel in banking. I have heard him use similar language about our political system. I think there is some commonality between what we see...

Financial Services Industry (4 Mar 2015)

Mark Reckless: rose—

Financial Services Industry (4 Mar 2015)

Mark Reckless: Thank you, Mr Speaker. May I first clarify whether the time limit of half an hour or 7.30 pm applies? It is not entirely clear from the Order Paper.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (24 Feb 2015)

Mark Reckless: Medway clinical commissioning group is looking at putting GPs at the front of our accident and emergency department to help relieve pressures on emergency doctors. Do Ministers believe that that is a promising way forward?

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Police (10 Feb 2015)

Mark Reckless: Does the hon. Gentleman recall how the Government used to stress the need to protect the front line and to put the emphasis on visible policing? But just now, the Minister said that that accounted for only a tiny proportion of activity and he seemed very happy with that and had no desire to increase it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Police (10 Feb 2015)

Mark Reckless: The Minister just said that visible public-facing policing constitutes only a tiny proportion of what the police do. Does he think that proportion is too low and should be increased?

Backbench Business: GP Services (5 Feb 2015)

Mark Reckless: I thought that GPs had it rather good after their new 2004 contract. They were able to give up out-of-hours care on attractive terms, they saw their pay go up, and there was a system of quality and outcomes framework points which saw many GPs and practices move towards the maximum numbers quite quickly in what seemed to be more of a box-ticking exercise than had been anticipated, and for...

Points of Order (4 Feb 2015)

Mark Reckless: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The hon. Member for Bassetlaw (John Mann) was shouting in my ear, so I did not hear the Secretary of State’s answer to my question—will councillors elected in Rotherham in 2011 be held to account at the ballot box in May, or is the Secretary of State extending their term by a year?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (4 Feb 2015)

Mark Reckless: When the Home Affairs Committee investigated child sexual abuse in Rochdale and in Rotherham, we did see a difference: there was at least some action in Rochdale, but we found complete denial in Rotherham, so I support the thrust of the intervention. Even if single-party Labour control may not have caused what happened, it did allow it. Until UKIP broke through there in the local elections...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (4 Feb 2015)

Mark Reckless: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (2 Feb 2015)

Mark Reckless: It is just over a year since 35 mental health beds at Medway Maritime hospital were closed. As those closures and the associated changes in Kent were referred to the Health Secretary, will the Minister review whether the changes promised to community care, particularly for some degree of residential provision in Medway, have taken place? Is he satisfied with current provision?

Prime Minister: NHS Major Incidents (28 Jan 2015)

Mark Reckless: Do we have sufficient measures, short of declaring a major incident, to help to relieve hospitals such as Medway, where there has been an ongoing problem of excessive waiting times at A and E?

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: National Health Service (21 Jan 2015)

Mark Reckless: My party believes in an NHS free at the point of use and funded out of general taxation. I support much of what is in the motion today. I, too, would question what it states about outsourcing, as it is not quite clear whether outsourcing will be based on hypothecation in relation to how much the mansion tax raises or on how much the Conservatives happen to be spending. I believe we need to...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: National Health Service (21 Jan 2015)

Mark Reckless: It proves nothing of the sort. The hon. Gentleman faces a very strong challenge from UKIP in his constituency from the excellent Bill Etheridge MEP. The policy of our party—[Interruption.] No, let me answer the point. Our policy is determined by our party as a whole. We are committed to an NHS free at the point of use and funded properly out of general taxation. [Interruption.] May I...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: National Health Service (21 Jan 2015)

Mark Reckless: Yes, I can give the hon. Gentleman that assurance. It is the view of my party, it is the view of the whole party, and it is my own personal view, which is core to my politics and what I came to the House to represent. The Prime Minister said earlier that I came to the House week after week to discuss the NHS in Kent. Following what could perhaps be described as an endorsement of my approach...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: National Health Service (21 Jan 2015)

Mark Reckless: I do indeed welcome those sums; I pressed for them strongly. I was particularly delighted by the provision of that £13.4 million for the rebuilding of the A and E department, which I think is essential. I am now campaigning for the provision of a further sum of approximately £20 million so that the hospital can build what it describes as an “emergency village”, consisting of short-stay...


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