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Forced Adoption in the Uk: Carillion (12 Jul 2018)

Bill Esterson: I congratulate the three Select Committees on the fine work they have carried out in investigating and coming up with conclusions on the Carillion fiasco. I thank my hon. and right hon. Friends—my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves), who introduced the debate so expertly, my right hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton South East (Mr McFadden) and my hon. Friends...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Retail Trade: Urban Areas (12 Jul 2018)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the encouragement of retail investment in town centres.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Business Improvement Districts (12 Jul 2018)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the establishment of a national register of Business Improvement Districts.

Construction Sector Deal (5 Jul 2018)

Bill Esterson: I thank the Minister for early sight of the statement. It is welcome that there is a sector deal for construction, although the promised “a few weeks” from last November have become nine months. Like last week’s nuclear deal statement, this appears to be a series of reannouncements of previous ministerial policies. The announcement about reducing emissions, although welcome,...

Construction Sector Deal (5 Jul 2018)

Bill Esterson: A few weeks?

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Bill Esterson: It is a pleasure, as always, to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I congratulate the hon. Member for Bolton West (Chris Green) on securing the debate and I welcome the hon. Member for Beverley and Holderness (Graham Stuart), who is responding to his first debate as a Minister after his enforced Trappist-monk silence in the Whips Office in preceding years—I will not go into what...

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Bill Esterson: I will not give way, because we have been given so little time.

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Bill Esterson: This is relevant, because the Israeli trade agreement will roll over, which is covered by the Trade Bill. However, the Government have so far failed to confirm that they would inform business of any substantive changes to the terms of trade between the UK and its trading partners in the trade deals being negotiated to replace the existing EU ones. Will the Minister take this opportunity to...

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Bill Esterson: I will not give way; I have told the right hon. Gentleman that already. Will the Minister confirm that any UK-Israel trade agreement will maintain the existing clarity about the fact that market access preferences offered to Israeli exports into the UK do not extend to goods produced in settlements in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories? It is extremely important that we maintain...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Finance (2 Jul 2018)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative assessment he has made of the (a) level of police funding and (b) adequacy of the investigation of alleged crimes in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Finance (2 Jul 2018)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of policing (a) guidelines and (b) resources for the investigation of minor alleged crimes.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Training (29 Jun 2018)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that flight instructors (a) are governed by the same professional standards as teachers and (b) operate under the same safeguards as teachers with respect to relationships with students under the age of 18.

Nuclear Sector Deal (28 Jun 2018)

Bill Esterson: I welcome the publication, albeit delayed, of a nuclear sector deal, but the Secretary of State really should be here to announce the deal, not least so that we can get some answers to the questions asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Barrow and Furness (John Woodcock), which we did not in the Minister’s previous response. Nuclear energy plays an important part in reducing our...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Dioxide: Shortages (28 Jun 2018)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assurances his Department has received from gas supply companies that (a) the CO2 shortage will be tackled as a priority and (b) steps are being taken to ensure that food supplies in the UK are not disrupted.

International Trade: US Tariffs: EU Countermeasures (28 Jun 2018)

Bill Esterson: The Secretary of State’s reluctance to support EU countermeasures to combat Trump’s trade war, and the Government’s opposition to every amendment that we proposed to the Trade Bill and the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill, speak volumes about his Government’s true intentions. When will he give the trade remedies authority the board members it will need if it is to...

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office: Government Procurement: Small Businesses (27 Jun 2018)

Bill Esterson: Thirty thousand Carillion suppliers are owed £2 billion in unpaid invoices. When will Ministers enforce the prompt payment rules for Government contracts and stand up for small businesses, or is the reality that under this Prime Minister the Conservatives really are the anti-business party?

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Written Questions (26 Jun 2018)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the Named Day Question 129506, tabled on 23 February 2018, tabled by the hon. Member for Sefton Central.

Energy Policy (25 Jun 2018)

Bill Esterson: I thank the Secretary of State for the somewhat late advanced sight of his statement—I think we understand why—and give the apologies of my hon. Friend the Member for Southampton, Test (Dr Whitehead) who would normally respond to this statement, but who is a victim of the Transport Secretary’s failure to run the trains on time; a failed policy if ever there was one. I am...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Exports: USA (25 Jun 2018)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many FTE staff in his Department have been liaising with (a) UK steel representatives and (b) US importers on applications for product exemptions under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.


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