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Results 2061–2080 of 2395 for speaker:Alok Sharma

Written Answers — Transport: Berkshire (14 Jan 2014)

Alok Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will publish details of all funds allocated by his Department and its associated agencies to (a) Reading Borough Council and (b) West Berkshire Council in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 to date; (2) if he will publish details of all funds allocated by his Department and its associated agencies to projects...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Berkshire (14 Jan 2014)

Alok Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish details of all funds allocated by his Department and its associated agencies to (a) Reading Borough Council and (b) West Berkshire Council in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 to date.

Written Answers — Education: Schools: Berkshire (14 Jan 2014)

Alok Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish details of all funds allocated by his Department and associated agencies directly to schools located within (a) west Berkshire and (b) Reading borough in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 to date.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Berkshire (14 Jan 2014)

Alok Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding was allocated by his Department and its associated agencies to (a) Reading borough council and (b) West Berkshire council in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 to date.

Small Businesses (28 Nov 2013)

Alok Sharma: I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Newton Abbot (Anne Marie Morris) on securing this debate. She is a huge champion of small and micro-businesses, and more power to her elbow. Before the last election many of us were going around meeting small businesses in our constituencies, and businesses in Reading were telling me three things. The first was that they were drowning in red...

First World War Commemoration (7 Nov 2013)

Alok Sharma: My hon. Friend is making a powerful speech. Does he share my view that we should commemorate not just British soldiers but soldiers from the Commonwealth countries, particularly soldiers such as Khudadad Khan, the first Indian to be awarded the Victoria cross, who survived the war?

Tobacco Packaging (7 Nov 2013)

Alok Sharma: I share my hon. Friend’s concerns about smoking, and I agree that we should do everything possible to get people to stop smoking and to stop young people in particular taking it up, but does he agree that policy has to be evidence-based, that we should wait and see what emerges elsewhere across the globe and that, in view of that, we should continue to educate people, particularly young...

Tobacco Packaging (7 Nov 2013)

Alok Sharma: rose—

Tobacco Packaging (7 Nov 2013)

Alok Sharma: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Tobacco Packaging (7 Nov 2013)

Alok Sharma: I thank my hon. Friend, who is making a very passionate speech. I know he feels very strongly about this subject. At the end of the day, however, we have noted the importance of policy being evidence-based. I do not hold a candle for the manufacturers of cigarettes, but I understand that KPMG published a report in October showing that the emerging evidence from Australia was that the...

Written Answers — Transport: Cycling (31 Oct 2013)

Alok Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made on the amount spent by his Department on cycling (a) between 2010 and 2015 and (b) between 2005 and 2010.

Backbench Business — Interest Rate Swap Derivatives: Aviation Strategy (24 Oct 2013)

Alok Sharma: I congratulate the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Scarborough and Whitby (Mr Goodwill). He is not just a decent man, but hugely competent, and I am sure that he will do brilliantly in his new role. I will start by giving some figures on the airports that are being built in China. The Mayor of London has been to that country recently, as has the...

Backbench Business — Interest Rate Swap Derivatives: Aviation Strategy (24 Oct 2013)

Alok Sharma: Clearly, that is exactly what the Davies commission should come up with. I am not suggesting that the CPS’s proposal is the only one in town, I am just highlighting it as a particularly interesting one. We have waited a long time for a conclusion, so we might as well see what the Davies commission comes up with, but the one thing I would find disturbing in any final recommendation would...

Backbench Business — Interest Rate Swap Derivatives: Aviation Strategy (24 Oct 2013)

Alok Sharma: I note the point my hon. Friend is making, but the idea that we would have two hub airports operating—

Backbench Business — Interest Rate Swap Derivatives: Aviation Strategy (24 Oct 2013)

Alok Sharma: Well, let us see what the Davies commission comes up with, but I personally think that it is unlikely that we could operate a system with two hub airports. The report goes on to say that the closure of Heathrow would put at risk another 170,000 jobs in the western wedge area. We can have a discussion about the number of jobs at risk and about the fact that, if there was going to be an estuary...

Backbench Business — Interest Rate Swap Derivatives: Aviation Strategy (24 Oct 2013)

Alok Sharma: Is my hon. Friend suggesting that Heathrow is not the right hub airport, and does he support the proposal for an estuary airport? If so—and I suspect that that is the argument that he is about to advance—does he believe that Heathrow should close, which would lead to the loss of many, many jobs?

Written Answers — Health: Health and Social Care Act 2012 (13 Sep 2013)

Alok Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the saving to the public purse in 2015-16 as a result of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (12 Sep 2013)

Alok Sharma: I recently met my constituent John Letch, owner of Car Contacts Ltd, which sells second-hand cars, many of which it imports from Northern Ireland. Mr Letch tells me that in recent months the company has experienced severe delays in the re-registering of cars by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, delaying their onward sale and putting the company under financial strain. Will the Minister...

School Starting Age (4 Sep 2013)

Alok Sharma: I will be brief. Let me first congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole (Annette Brooke) on securing this incredibly important debate. It is an issue that is not aired or talked about enough, and we need to put it at the top of the agenda when we talk about education. I want to raise the case of my constituents, Mr and Mrs Slade, who approached me two years ago...


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