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Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (19 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: I know that the Rail Minister will share my excitement at the prospect of the first new station in the bay since world war two at Edginswell. Will he agree to meet me and the local council to see how we can take this forward and what the prospects might be for new stations funding?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Leaving the EU: Preferential Trade (18 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: Does my right hon. Friend agree that Brexit offers us the opportunity to go further than the EU’s rules and to strengthen the UK’s offer on trade with the world’s poorest countries, so that they can trade their way out of poverty?

Middle Level Bill: Revival (17 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: With the leave of the House, Mr Deputy Speaker, it is a pleasure to respond briefly to the debate. The hon. Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner) and my hon. Friend the Member for Christchurch (Mr Chope) raised the issue of fees. The commissioners recognise that for people with houseboats fees must be proportionate, appropriate and reasonable. They cannot provide a definitive answer on the...

Middle Level Bill: Revival (17 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: I am grateful for the opportunity to support the revival of this important Bill and pleased to have the chance, once again, to discuss it on the Floor of the House. Some Members will recall that the Middle Level Bill received its Second Reading on 29 March 2017, following a debate including a range of contributions from hon. and right hon. Members, but it was lost at the Dissolution of...

Middle Level Bill: Revival (17 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: There are ways of getting from the Middle Level to other waterways. It connects to some waterways that have much more modern systems of regulation. Most of it is below mean sea level, but my understanding is that it is possible to get boats into and out of other watercourses. The Middle Level was built as a very large drain—that is the best way of putting it—but in its usage it...

International Investment (17 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement and particularly the news about Bombardier. Does he agree that the Brexit vote was about us going out into the world and being part of the international trading community, not about withdrawing behind a wall? Will he therefore reassure me that, despite what we are saying about considerations of national security, we will remain an open...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Bill is also about building public confidence, and that developing civil nuclear power is separate from anything being used for military purposes? That is why these safeguards are absolutely right. They make it clear that civil nuclear is completely separate from any other objectives.

Iran: Vauxhall (Redundancies) (16 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: The Minister may be aware that, when I was a councillor in the midlands a decade ago, we faced the challenges affecting Jaguar Land Rover at that time and the potentially dire warnings—[Interruption.] Well, we need only look at where it is today to deal with that heckle. What reassurance will the Minister give me that this company will be supported to move towards the sort of success...

Iran (16 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: Given wider concerns about the Iranian regime’s appalling human rights record, particularly on LGBT— lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender—issues and with the persecution of Christians, we can understand why people have some scepticism about accepting its word. Will the Minister reassure me as to just how thorough the monitoring of this deal is, so that everyone can have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Relocation of Government Functions (11 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: What plans he has to relocate civil service jobs to cities, towns and regions outside London.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Relocation of Government Functions (11 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: Torbay has not only beautiful beaches, but direct rail connections to London, Manchester and Birmingham, improved road links, and sites ready for regeneration. Which of the plans the Minister listed does she believe present the greatest opportunity for relocating jobs to Torbay?

Aggressive Antisocial Behaviour — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: The shadow Minister says that the two forces are being forced to merge; they are not. They have had a strategic alliance for quite some time, and it now makes sense to bring the two forces together. She would have found that out if she had spoken to any of the Members for Devon or Cornwall.

Aggressive Antisocial Behaviour — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I will be considerate of your advice and the fact that there are other people who wish to speak, rather than just go on for a considerable time. I congratulate the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Steve McCabe) on securing this debate. I know he will share my pleasure that he will be able to work with Andy Street, the new...

Monarch Airlines (9 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: I welcome the statement and the detail of what the Government have been doing, in particular the fact that 80,000 of 110,000 people abroad are now back in the UK. Can the Secretary of State confirm, though, that we will apply the lessons learned to the legislation currently going through the House to reform the ATOL scheme?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (9 Oct 2017)

Kevin Foster: How many new claims for universal credit have been paid on time since its introduction.

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