Results 1–20 of 678 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Iain Stewart

Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and Consultation: Rail Passenger Comfort (12 Jul 2018)

Iain Stewart: As ever, it is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am very grateful for this opportunity to speak about what I fully accept is not the most pressing issue on the railways today, and I make it clear at the outset that I know that many passengers on lines affected by the chaos from the new timetables on Northern and Govia Thameslink Railway would welcome any...

Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and Consultation: Rail Passenger Comfort (12 Jul 2018)

Iain Stewart: I should declare that I am a railway buff and therefore have an unhealthy level of detailed knowledge about these matters. My hon. Friend has made a good point. There is a trade-off to be made between having comfortable seats and having enough seats. I shall return to that in a moment, but he is right to say that the comfort and safety of those who work on our railways are as important as the...

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

Iain Stewart: I warmly welcome the decision to seek membership of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Can my right hon. Friend give me some indication of the value to the UK economy of such membership, and has she received any indication from any of the other signatories that there is anything in the Chequers agreement that would inhibit UK membership?

Five-year Land Supply (4 Jul 2018)

Iain Stewart: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Christopher. I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for South Suffolk (James Cartlidge) on securing this important debate. I concur with everything he said—in the interests of brevity, I will not repeat his comments. I will use my contribution to give the example of Milton Keynes, our surrounding authorities and indeed the...

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

Iain Stewart: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton West (Chris Green) on securing the debate. I, too, was part of the recent trade delegation to Israel, and I draw attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. For many years Israel has had a reputation for developing the technology solutions to many...

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

Iain Stewart: Will my hon. Friend demonstrate that performance?

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

Iain Stewart: The House will shortly consider the remaining stages of the Trade Bill, which seeks to convert from EU law into UK law all the EU’s existing third-country trade deals. That will apply to the EU-Israel deal, which, as my hon. Friend says, will give businesses both continuity and the flexibility to enact the changes that he refers to.

LGBT Action Plan (3 Jul 2018)

Iain Stewart: The survey that my right hon. Friend the Member for Putney (Justine Greening) initiated has clearly proven to be a thorough and accurate review of the concerns of the LGBT+ community. May I suggest that the Minister commits to repeating the survey after an appropriate period to measure what will hopefully be progress in the identified areas of concern? May I also take this opportunity, Mr...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Iain Stewart: It is a pleasure to contribute to this very welcome debate, and it was a great pleasure, too, to serve on the Joint Committee. My first point is about that Joint Committee: having inquiries that more than one Select Committee can participate in is a very welcome development. I urge the House to consider how more such inquiries might be facilitated. Earlier today we had a statement from the...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Iain Stewart: I am very grateful for that information. I was not aware that there were two classes of electric bikes, and I will certainly look into it. I imagine there is a great deal of confusion among people who own or might want to purchase an electric bike, and a bit more clarity might be helpful. My fourth point concerns the use of new technology. We must always be looking into how new technology...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Iain Stewart: I am afraid that I do not have the figures relating to the actual effect, but I do know that the technology to which I have just referred is already being implemented at Frankfurt airport. It is a proven technology, and it does make a difference. I appreciate that it may not deal with the overall, wider issues relating to air quality and airports, but that single step will help. My final...

International Trade: Trade Deals with Developing Countries (28 Jun 2018)

Iain Stewart: What assessment he has made of the effect of UK trade deals with developing countries on the economies of those countries.

International Trade: Trade Deals with Developing Countries (28 Jun 2018)

Iain Stewart: Let me first warmly welcome my hon. Friend to the Dispatch Box. The EU acts as a protectionist bloc against the trading interests of developing economies. Can my hon. Friend assure me that, once we leave the EU, arranging trade deals with developing economies will be a central part of our post-Brexit arrangements?

Food Advertising (Protection of Children from Targeting): EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (26 Jun 2018)

Iain Stewart: I add my warm congratulations to my hon. Friend, the Minister for Trade Policy, on his new position. Next week, as chairman of the all-party group on smart cities, I will make a keynote speech at a smart technology event, hosted jointly by the Department for International Trade, the embassy of Japan, the Japan Bank for International Co-operation and the Japan External Trade Organisation....

Food Advertising (Protection of Children from Targeting): Draft EU-Canada Trade Agreement Order (26 Jun 2018)

Iain Stewart: I shall keep my remarks very brief to allow others in. On issues such as this, I like to ask what the opportunity cost is of not proceeding. It is very easy to find reasons not to do something; perhaps as a country, we do that too often. If we were to take the advice of the hon. Member for Brent North (Barry Gardiner), go down the contortions of his suggested route and not ratify this...

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Iain Stewart: Just outside the boundaries of my constituency lies a charming little village called Cublington. I mention that because 50 years ago, in 1968, the Roskill commission started its inquiry on airport expansion in the south-east. Its conclusion was that a new airport at Cublington should be recommended. Fifty years on, we are still dithering, and the time for a decision is now. I have been a...

Leaving the Eu: Airbus Risk Assessment (25 Jun 2018)

Iain Stewart: I declare an interest, having visited the Airbus headquarters recently. Airbus has a manufacturing facility in Alabama, USA, which is outside the customs union. It exchanges products, parts and labour without impediment. Does that not give us hope for the future?

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport (19 Jun 2018)

Iain Stewart: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that many British firms operate railways in other countries? For example, National Express has just won a contract to run some railways in Germany.


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