Results 1–20 of 202 for speaker:Johnny Mercer

Health and Social Care: Childhood Obesity (19 Jun 2018)

Johnny Mercer: What steps he is taking to reduce rates of childhood obesity.

Health and Social Care: Childhood Obesity (19 Jun 2018)

Johnny Mercer: As the Minister will know, perhaps the two biggest challenges that we currently face in relation to young people’s health are mental health and child obesity. Will he update the House on the progress of chapter 1 of his childhood obesity plan in reducing the amount of sugar in both food and drink?

Type 26 Frigates: Base-Porting (6 Jun 2018)

Johnny Mercer: On the timing, does the Ministry of Defence grasp the issue about us needing a commitment not even sooner rather than later, but before the summer recess? We need a decision point that we can look at, and take back to people and say, “Yes, we will get a decision on it,” so that we will have delivered something from the campaign.

Type 26 Frigates: Base-Porting (6 Jun 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I welcome the Minister’s comments. Clearly, we have to conduct the debate from a position of truth. We have a growing defence budget, but in Plymouth we have seen things like the defence rebasing strategy that have put people’s livelihoods and jobs in that city under threat. It has kind of paused; it is not going anywhere. We need the commitment. Will the Minister take back to the...

Type 26 Frigates: Base-Porting (6 Jun 2018)

Johnny Mercer: The hon. Gentleman may be slightly mistaken. The announcement of the rebasing strategy was in 2015, long before the current process. This is not about party politics, because over the years Governments of all colours have not paid enough attention to Plymouth, but if the rebasing strategy happens and the Type 26s can be a base-ported in Plymouth, does he agree that under this Government we...

Windrush (30 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: The Windrush scandal is appalling—there is no doubt about it—but there seems to have been some wilful conflation here, not helped by the crashing irony of the shadow Home Secretary talking about my right hon. Friend the Member for Hastings and Rye (Amber Rudd) not being on top of her brief. Will the Home Secretary outline to me and others in Plymouth what exactly is wrong with a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (30 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 17 of the Quinquennial Review of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme ‘One Year On’ Report, published on 9 April 2018, what estimate he has made of the number of service personnel with (a) the most serious injuries and (b) brain injuries that will qualify for the (i) uplift of the top tariff level 1 award and (ii)...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Health Services (27 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the pilot scheme for the Integrated Personal Care for Veterans’ System.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Health Services (27 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) very seriously injured and (b) brain injured veterans have been supported through the Integrated Personal Care for Veterans System pilot scheme.

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Debt respite scheme: advice to the Secretary of State (24 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I rise to speak in support of amendment 5, which is in my name and those of the hon. Members for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger), and for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb), as well as many others across the House. We in this place often talk a very good game when it comes to mental health, and serious progress has been made in taking the agenda forward over the last few years thanks to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Type 26 Frigates (23 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: The Minister will be aware that, on Monday, after much talk between Plymouth and Portsmouth, I launched a campaign to have the Type 26s port based in Plymouth. Will he meet me and a leadership team from Plymouth to outline why this key city in the nation’s crown deserves to have the ships port based there?

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: Thank you for granting this debate today, Mr Speaker. I think everybody knows my position, but I want to lay it out clearly. I profoundly disagree with many Members when it comes to a potential war powers Act, which would be an act of calamitous insanity for our foreign policy. I am going to make it very clear why I think that and why the Prime Minister has done absolutely the right thing,...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I will not give way. I have heard a lot of the arguments in this House. The speed and secrecy that we try to uphold in military operations cannot be curtailed by decision making. Should Parliament have a say? Should Parliament have a debate? Should MPs be listened to? Are MPs important in this debate? Absolutely, but when it comes to the defence of this nation and the defence of the freedoms...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I respect the position of the Father of the House, but there is a fundamental difference between intelligence on national security and policy on health, social security benefits or whatever it is.

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: My hon. Friend makes a very clear point. Some of the contributions in this House lend weight to why Parliament should not have a say in this. Time and again, the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Defence have stood up in this country and said, “This is a limited action. This is a one-time action. We are targeting chemical weapons.” Yet there is question after question:...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: National Living Wage (17 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: What assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction of the national living wage on low pay.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: National Living Wage (17 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: My right hon. Friend will know that the two biggest policies that have put more money into the pockets of the lowest earners in this country have come from this Government—namely, the increase in the tax threshold and the minimum wage. What more will the Government do to make sure that private businesses, together with public services, are working to continue to increase wages and...

Salisbury Incident (12 Mar 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I think I have just seen—I am looking at the right hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) as I say this—the most shameful moment in the House of Commons in my time to date. It is clear that our sovereign United Kingdom has come under attack from another state. Does the Prime Minister agree that the character of conflict is changing, that we must be relentless in trying...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (1 Mar 2018)

Johnny Mercer: My right hon. Friend will know from our many previous conversations that the people of Plymouth have waited too long to see improvements on their rail link, so I am grateful for his Department’s response yesterday, but when can they expect to see something delivered—some work completed—on Dawlish, which I know is his No. 1 responsibility?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: South West (1 Mar 2018)

Johnny Mercer: Whether his Department plans to respond to the Peninsula Rail Task Force report and set out a rail strategy for the South West.


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