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Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (17 Jan 2017)

James Berry: Thank you, Mr Speaker. This is a London-related question. Major infrastructure investment will form a vital part of our economy in post-Brexit Britain. Will my right hon. Friend confirm his support for London’s major infrastructure project—Crossrail 2?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Infrastructure (17 Jan 2017)

James Berry: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to support the development of long-term infrastructure.

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

James Berry: I am proud to be here to support the NCS Bill. The NCS is one of the best things done by the last Government, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, and I am delighted that it is being put on a statutory footing, safeguarding its future as a national institution. The NCS will give hundreds of thousands of young people the momentum they need for a lifetime commitment to volunteering. I chaired...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (12 Jan 2017)

James Berry: Yesterday, the European Commission took the retrograde decision to restore GSP plus—generalised system of preferences plus—trade status to Sri Lanka. The Commission withdrew that status in 2010 because of concerns about human rights abuses by the Sri Lankan Government. Despite that Government not yet complying with United Nations Human Rights Council resolution 31, and a damning report...

Policing and Crime Bill: Duties in relation to Collaboration Agreements (10 Jan 2017)

James Berry: I rise to support amendment 135, and I am delighted the Government have accepted Baroness Finlay’s amendment. I am a barrister and have represented many bereaved families and public authorities at coroners’ inquests, but I had not expected this fairly niche area of legal practice to feature so prominently in my constituency casework after being elected as an MP. Shortly after I was...

Policing and Crime Bill: Inquiry into complaints alleging corrupt relationships between police and newspaper organisations (10 Jan 2017)

James Berry: I support Government amendment (a) in lieu of Lords amendment 134. Having heard the hard-hitting accounts of my hon. Friends the Members for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk) and for Gloucester (Richard Graham) in their report on stalking, no one can be left in any doubt that the Government amendment should be carried. Turning to Lords amendment 137, having represented the police and the prosecutorial...

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform: Christmas Adjournment (20 Dec 2016)

James Berry: I start by thanking all the emergency services for their work over the Christmas period, especially those who will be working while we are enjoying time with our families. As I propose to speak on a Home Affairs issue, I pay particular tribute to the police. I was out on a Walk the Met session with the Chessington safer neighbourhood team just last week and saw the excellent work they do for...

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform (20 Dec 2016)

James Berry: Kingston.

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform (20 Dec 2016)

James Berry: I thank my hon. Friend for giving way and for mentioning Charter Quay in my constituency, as well as the fantastic campaigning work done by the residents association to overturn a situation caused by the skulduggery of the Tchenguiz operation. I should point out that I have a property that I rent out—not in Charter Quay or anywhere in the constituency. Does my hon. Friend agree that a lot...

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform (20 Dec 2016)

James Berry: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing a debate on this important topic, which was raised with me by the Charter Quay residents association in Kingston—and since he raises the point, I should say that I am a barrister, although thankfully not in the landlord and tenant sector. Does he agree that many people entering these leaseholds are entirely unaware that the landlords have the...

International Trade: Topical Questions (15 Dec 2016)

James Berry: Over the past five years, South Korea has been our second fastest growing trading partner. Does my right hon. Friend agree that we should seek to boost trade with South Korea further still until we leave the EU and, after we leave the EU, enter a prompt bilateral trade deal with South Korea, which its Government would welcome?

National Funding Formula: Schools/High Needs (14 Dec 2016)

James Berry: Under the current funding formula, Kingston schools are the third worst funded in London, receiving £2,400 per pupil per year less than Tower Hamlets, which is just 14 miles away. Having campaigned for changes and for fairer funding with teachers, parents and councillors, I look forward to responding to the phase 2 consultation. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that the mobility factor that...

Education and Social Mobility (22 Nov 2016)

James Berry: Will the hon. Lady inform the House of precisely how many grammar schools she visited as shadow Education Secretary before deciding to oppose the policy in the Green Paper and lay this motion?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (21 Nov 2016)

James Berry: Does my hon. Friend agree that the role of the Home Secretary, or any Secretary of State, under the Inquiries Act 2005 is to appoint the chair and the panel and to agree the terms of reference with that chair, and that for a Member to come to this House with an imperious and censorious list of questions, such as those we heard from the hon. Member for Wigan (Lisa Nandy), does not help the...

Calais Children and Immigration Act (16 Nov 2016)

James Berry: rose—

Calais Children and Immigration Act (16 Nov 2016)

James Berry: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Will my hon. Friend congratulate Kingston Council on being the first council to call for every council to take 50 Syrian refugees and on already meeting its quota of vulnerable minors? Does not that compassionate attitude on the part of Kingston and other Conservative councils show how ill-judged and wrong the bombastic comments of the hon. Member for Swansea East...

Prison Officers Association: Protest Action (15 Nov 2016)

James Berry: In response to concerns from prison officers, this Government criminalised psychoactive substances in prisons. My right hon. Friend has announced an increase in the number of prison officers, but will she inform the House what other steps have been taken to increase safety in prisons, including limiting the illegal use of mobile phones by prisoners?

Technical and Further Education Bill (14 Nov 2016)

James Berry: The hon. Lady is listing a litany of failures, but would she like to take this opportunity to welcome the massive boost in apprenticeships, something which I am sure many of her constituents, like mine, have enjoyed?

Technical and Further Education Bill (14 Nov 2016)

James Berry: rose—

Technical and Further Education Bill (14 Nov 2016)

James Berry: The hon. Lady could at least welcome the apprenticeship levy, which her party considered so radical that it would not even include it on its platform for the last election.

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