Results 1–20 of 224 for speaker:Caroline Ansell

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (13 Jul 2020)

Caroline Ansell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether English language schools are eligible for support through the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (13 Jul 2020)

Caroline Ansell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many local authorities have made Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant payments to English language schools; whether his Department has contacted local authorities that have not made those payments; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: English Language: Education (13 Jul 2020)

Caroline Ansell: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have paid English Language Schools Business Rate Relief; what discussions he has had with representatives from local authorities that have not paid that relief, and if he will make a statement.

Business of the House (9 Jul 2020)

Caroline Ansell: The Chancellor’s eat out to help out voucher scheme for August is an absolute lifeline for the local economy in Eastbourne, and it will—I hope—promote wellbeing in bringing people together. With the ministerial team working so hard at present to bring back gyms, leisure centres and pools, might we consider, as complementary to that scheme, access to those places so that we can equally...

Written Answers — Treasury: English Language: Education (8 Jul 2020)

Caroline Ansell: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether English Language Schools are eligible for business rate relief for the 2020-21 financial year; and if he will make a statement.

Covid-19: International Language Schools (1 Jul 2020)

Caroline Ansell: Mr Deputy Speaker, “We anticipate that the huge loss of student volume and revenue already seen in 2020 will mean that around 30% of UK English language testing centres will cease trading. More than this will not survive the traditionally quiet winter season.” Those are the words of the sector’s representative body, English UK, and a potentially disastrous prognosis for one of our most...

Covid-19: International Language Schools (1 Jul 2020)

Caroline Ansell: The hon. Gentleman has outlined the very real assistance that the Government have given in the form of the furlough scheme, which has provided lifeline funds. Is there more support going forward? I hope so. In the time afforded me, I hope to touch on the value of the sector and the impact of the virus, and to signpost the road to recovery. My constituency of Eastbourne is known for its record...

Covid-19: International Language Schools (1 Jul 2020)

Caroline Ansell: I thank my hon. Friend for her kind comments and her recognition of just how important this sector is in her constituency, in mine, and across the country.

Covid-19: International Language Schools (1 Jul 2020)

Caroline Ansell: The hon. Gentleman is so right to add that distinction. While this does provide a boost for our economy, it also enriches, on several different levels, our outreach into the wider world, and the experience of people living here who come into the presence of others from around the world. It is hugely important. The statistics I mentioned are obviously very key to this debate, but so is the...

Covid-19: International Language Schools (1 Jul 2020)

Caroline Ansell: I thank my hon. Friend and parliamentary neighbour. In this time of challenge and change, as we step into a new future next year, it is hugely important that we look at the wraparound to this sector. Anything and everything that could present a barrier or an obstacle, or make us less competitive in the world, we should look at and address to make sure that we are match-fit for the future....

Covid-19: International Language Schools (1 Jul 2020)

Caroline Ansell: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention and I endorse his request. Such a move would make a difference. Confidence in the junior market has collapsed. It represents 51% of those studying English in the UK, so the impact is catastrophic. It is almost certain that the Italian Government’s ban on school group travel, which is our majority market, will be extended at least until the...

Covid-19: International Language Schools (1 Jul 2020)

Caroline Ansell: I thank the hon. Lady for her question. All matters that impact on the viability of business must be addressed. I know good work has been done on that, and there have been varying performances from different insurance providers. I am heartily sorry to hear that her language school has suffered that additional challenge to its operating base, in what is already a difficult time. I would raise...

Northern Ireland: Covid-19: Hospitality and Tourism (24 Jun 2020)

Caroline Ansell: What steps his Department is taking to support Northern Ireland’s hospitality and tourism industries to prepare for the lifting of covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Northern Ireland: Covid-19: Hospitality and Tourism (24 Jun 2020)

Caroline Ansell: I agree wholeheartedly that tourism is indeed a jewel in Northern Ireland’s crown. Does the Minister agree that, subject to public health guidance, of course, now is the opportune time to really promote Northern Ireland as a destination? Being in the common travel area, quarantine does not apply to English, Welsh and Scottish visitors, so they can fly into Belfast or sail across the Irish...

Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jun 2020)

Caroline Ansell: Eastbourne’s dependence on tourism and its position as a coastal community mean that it has been particularly hard hit. Indeed, this very weekend we were to stage our international tennis tournament, which puts us on the map and brings in millions of pounds. In that light, may I ask my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to look at a reduction in VAT so that the hospitality sector can get...

Social Distancing: 2 Metre Rule (15 Jun 2020)

Caroline Ansell: One in five jobs in Eastbourne rely on hospitality. UKHospitality estimates that at 2 metres, businesses will operate at an unsustainably crippling 30% revenue, but at 1 metre, they would operate at between 60% and 70% and approach breaking even. We must of course pursue a safe recovery, as the Minister has outlined, but with the summer season now upon us and with opportunities to trade being...

Covid-19: R Rate and Lockdown Measures (8 Jun 2020)

Caroline Ansell: I am very pleased to say that my home constituency of Eastbourne has a low incidence of infection, but it has a high number of care homes and a high number of residents who have been shielding. Equally, it is a tourist destination. With lockdown easing, what reassurances can my right hon. Friend give us that we are moving forward safely?

Covid-19: R Rate and Lockdown Measures (8 Jun 2020)

Caroline Ansell: I am very pleased to say that my home constituency of Eastbourne has a low incidence of infection, but it has a high number of care homes and a high number of residents who have been shielding. Equally, it is a tourist destination. With lockdown easing, what reassurances can my right hon. Friend give us that we are moving forward safely?

Covid-19: R Rate and Lockdown Measures (8 Jun 2020)

Caroline Ansell: I am very pleased to say that my home constituency of Eastbourne has a low incidence of infection, but it has a high number of care homes and a high number of residents who have been shielding. Equally, it is a tourist destination. With lockdown easing, what reassurances can my right hon. Friend give us that we are moving forward safely?

Home Department: Domestic Abuse (8 Jun 2020)

Caroline Ansell: What steps her Department is taking to help protect victims of domestic abuse.


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