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Esa Underpayments: Business of the House (19 Jul 2018)

Ian Mearns: I can tell the House that I have some devoted friends who are keen apiarists. We should not mock the beekeepers.

Esa Underpayments: Business of the House (19 Jul 2018)

Ian Mearns: Just in case Back Benchers are wondering why the Backbench Business Committee has not given them time for a debate on 6 September, as the Leader of the House suggested, it is because on 6 September the business will be agreed by the Backbench Business Committee but determined by the Liaison Committee, so the debate is not in our gift. I note that in the future business section of the Order...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Annual Reports (17 Jul 2018)

Ian Mearns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date he plans to publish his Department's annual report and accounts for 2017-18.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Franchises (16 Jul 2018)

Ian Mearns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 132026 on Railways: Franchises, if he will place an updated copy of the contracted franchise payment profiles for all train operating companies in the Library before the summer recess.

Business of the House (12 Jul 2018)

Ian Mearns: I have to admit to being slightly puzzled, bemused, perplexed and mystified by the Leader of the House’s business statement this morning, because it seems that the business on the 19th and the 24th is business that was determined by the Backbench Business Committee but is no longer under the aegis of the Committee; it looks like the Government have taken back those dates and put on...

Business of the House (5 Jul 2018)

Ian Mearns: I thank the Leader of the House for giving us the business right up until the recess on 24 July. I can let the House know that we have already pre-determined that on 19 July the business nominated by the Backbench Business Committee will be the first anniversary of the tobacco control plan and smoking policy. I suspect that our determination of the business for 24 July will come this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (5 Jul 2018)

Ian Mearns: There are some excellent new businesses housed in railway arches on the Gateshead side of the High Level bridge, such as Block and Bottle, Arch Sixteen Café and the Station East Public House, but Network Rail is about to sell off the leasehold for 5,500 arches around the country. Will the Secretary of State meet me and the representatives group, Guardians of the Arches, to discuss...

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Ian Mearns: The hon. Gentleman is speaking eloquently about the benefits of having an opportunity area in the Stoke-on-Trent area. Does he not find it surprising that Her Majesty’s Government have seen fit not to have a single opportunity area in the north-east?

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Ian Mearns: The argument about the size of the cake is pertinent. Almost 140,000 more children have joined the system over the past 12 months. That means 140,000 more children to eat the cake, so we need a bigger cake.

Business of the House (28 Jun 2018)

Ian Mearns: In the aftermath of yesterday’s events in Russia, I am just wondering whether the Leader of the House can explain to the House what the word “schadenfreude” means. I know this is a big ask, but I really would welcome it if, through the usual channels, we could get an early indication of the time allocations for the Backbench Business Committee in both the run-up to the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Industrial Disputes (28 Jun 2018)

Ian Mearns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 15 May 2003 to Question 113237 on rail strikes, whether Arriva Northern has made an application in the last year to reimburse the company for revenues lost as a result of official industrial action.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Industrial Disputes (28 Jun 2018)

Ian Mearns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 15 May 2003 to Question 113237 on rail strikes, whether he or his officials have had discussions with Arriva Northern in the last year on reimbursing Arriva Northern for revenues lost as a result of official industrial action.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Industrial Disputes (26 Jun 2018)

Ian Mearns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 15 May 2003 to Question 113237 on rail strikes, whether any payment has been made to any rail operator in the last year to reimburse the company for revenues lost as a result of official industrial action.

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Ian Mearns: One thing that has changed since Hillsborough is that the Government and the establishment have taken safety at football grounds much more seriously. Ibrox had two disasters in the space of less than 50 years, and Bolton Wanderers had a significant one. Crushing injuries occurred week in, week out at football grounds. The evidence of earlier years shows that football’s fans and their...

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Ian Mearns: Unlike my hon. Friend the Member for Stalybridge and Hyde (Jonathan Reynolds), I have stood in the Roker end and felt very unsafe indeed. [Laughter.] As a founder member and chair of the all-party group for football supporters, I felt it was vital for me to be here today to represent the interests of football supporters. I attended my first game at St James’s Park in Newcastle in the...

Business of the House (21 Jun 2018)

Ian Mearns: I thank the Leader of the House for the business statement and, in particular, for her good wishes for the Great Exhibition of the North, the 80-day festival celebrating the whole of the north of England and all it has to offer. The launch event is tomorrow evening and I will be attending, if I am spared that long. A significant number of Back Benchers are waiting with applications for...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Standards (21 Jun 2018)

Ian Mearns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the number of trains cancelled in April by Arriva Rail North has put it in default on its franchise obligations.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Train Operating Companies: Compensation (21 Jun 2018)

Ian Mearns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 15 May 2003 to Question 113237 on rail strikes, whether rail franchise agreements still contain clauses to allow train operators to claim reimbursement of revenues lost as a result of official industrial action.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Compensation (21 Jun 2018)

Ian Mearns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provision there is in the current Northern Rail franchise agreement for the train operator to be reimbursed by the government for revenues lost as a result of official industrial action.


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