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Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Strategic Road Network: Congestion (19 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: Is not the real answer to cutting road congestion, and for that matter roadside emissions, to invest in expanding rail freight capacity? For example, Peel at the port of Liverpool is investing £750 million, including in rail freight. Why are the Government not stepping up and playing their part?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Vauxhall Motors: Redundancy (19 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to ensure jobs are available of equivalent skills for workers who lose their jobs at Vauxhall Ellesmere Port.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Vauxhall Motors: Exchange Rates (19 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on manufacturing costs at Vauxhall Ellesmere Port of changes in the exchange rate since the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Vauxhall Motors: Redundancy (19 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) businesses and (b) representatives of the Vauxhall Ellesmere Port supply chain workforce on job losses at that plant.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Telephone Services (19 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Sefton Central of 12 October 2017 to the Leader of the House, Official Report, column 469, if he will remove the charge for telephone calls to his Department on universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Bombardier: USA (19 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which members of the US Senate he has met to discuss the trade dispute between Boeing and Bombardier.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Foreign Investment in UK (18 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Sefton Central of 12 October 2017, Official Report, column 428, what the value of investments which (a) his Department's venture capital team and (b) the Invest in Great Britain and Northern Ireland digital investment service have secured for UK businesses have been in the last year...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Fairs: Investment (18 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Sefton Central of 12 October 2017, Official Report, column 428, what the cost was to his Department was of bringing international delegates to Innovate 2016 in Manchester.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Foreign Investment in UK (17 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Oral contribution of the hon. Member for Sefton Central of 12 October 2017, Official Report, column 428, what plans he has to (a) increase the number of jobs created as a result of foreign direct investment and (b) reduce the deficit in the trade of goods; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Foreign Investment in UK (17 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Oral contribution of the hon. Member for Sefton Central of 12 October 2017, Official Report, column 428, what the average value was of each foreign direct investment project referred to in his Department's annual report and accounts in each of the last seven years.

Business of the House (12 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: The Leader of the House spoke about universal credit just now. I have constituents who have waited more than 20 minutes, many of them more than once, to get through before they can even ask for a call-back. Will she please get a Minister to come to the House as soon as possible and announce the scrapping of the 55p charge? These people are in desperate need of money, which is the only reason...

International Trade: Foreign Direct Investment (12 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: The Government’s own figures show a 9% drop in the number of new jobs created through foreign direct investment projects and a record trade deficit in goods exports. In the real world, that means thousands of workers losing their jobs, as we have seen at BAE Systems. Does the Minister accept that it will take a fully aligned trade and industrial strategy to protect jobs in this country?...

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Approval of draft decisions under Article 352 of TFEU (10 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: The European Union (Approvals) Bill is a two-clause Bill, as the Minister has said. It will approve four draft decisions of the Council of the European Union in relation to the participation of the Republics of Albania and Serbia as observers in the work of the Agency for Fundamental Rights, and the signing and conclusion of a new agreement between the EU and Canada regarding competition law,...

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Approval of draft decisions under Article 352 of TFEU (10 Oct 2017)

Bill Esterson: I do not think there is any danger of confusing Donald Trump’s Administration or regime with anything of the hard left. That Boeing can act as it has done—initiating trade disputes in a segment in which it does not compete—with the full support of a protectionist US Administration demonstrates the need to ensure that every effort is made to deliver healthy and fair...


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