Results 1–20 of 246 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Maggie Throup

UK Basketball — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (20 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: In the words of the hon. Member for Leeds North West (Alex Sobel), I am here to support the Ilkeston Outlaws and the Derby Wheelblazers. The Ilkeston Outlaws were set up in 1966, so have just celebrated half a century. They have gone from strength to strength: they lost their first match against Bestwood A by 121 points to 14, but are now winning, which is really good news. They have eight...

UK Basketball — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (20 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: We will try harder, definitely. Having good kit and being branded provides a sense of community for the players. The bus company sponsors the under-12s squad, and it gives them a sense of purpose and of belonging that is so important. When it comes to funding for the future, there is a lot more that Ilkeston Outlaws want to do. At the moment, girls must leave after reaching age 12, because...

UK Basketball — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (20 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: That is a good point; my hon. Friend is right that it sounds odd. It is down to numbers. More boys are attracted to basketball at that age, especially in my local community. It is a matter of having the numbers. Long-term, a team for girls over 12 would be self-funding, but there would be a period after set-up before it would become fully funded and viable. It is about getting over that gap....

Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (8 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: I too would like to congratulate and thank everybody involved in this report, which is an amazing work to have produced over a short time. Every Member comes to this House with a different background. Will my right hon. Friend outline what training will be available to Members and whether it will be compulsory?

Business of the House (8 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: Following the debate in this Chamber last week on High Speed 2, will my right hon. Friend consider a further debate on statutory compensation not just for HS2 but for other major infrastructure projects of national importance?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sporting Venues: Plastic Recycling (8 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: As we have just heard, in 2012 this country set new high environmental standards at the London Olympics. Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is vital we continue to show environmental leadership, not just sporting leadership, at other major sporting events, including the Commonwealth games in Birmingham in 2022?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: With one of the largest undeveloped brownfield sites in the country located in my constituency in Stanton, will my right hon. Friend explain to the House how the new housing infrastructure fund will help Erewash residents to buy a new home?

Smart Meters Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Ownership restrictions to successor licensees (5 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: I want to specifically oppose new clause 5. Although I have some sympathy with its intentions, I am concerned that, by including the cost of the smart meter implementation programme in billing, there is a danger of misleading consumers about the cost-benefits of the roll-out, as well as of detracting from the overwhelmingly positive impact that the programme will have on consumers’...

Rail Update (5 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: With Stagecoach remaining on the shortlist for the East Midlands franchise, which serves my constituents, will my right hon. Friend keep the bid under review and revisit the legal advice he has received over the coming months?

Licensing of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill (2 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: Erewash Borough Council gives out licences to one lot of taxi drivers and Broxtowe Borough Council gives out licences to another lot, while the car park for Ilkeston station is in Broxtowe and the taxis drop people off in Erewash. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the Bill will help to solve the problem of ensuring that everyone meets high standards in such a situation?

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill (2 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bedford (Mohammad Yasin). I commend the hon. Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson) for her powerful and emotional speech. She said she was not brave or strong. I completely disagree; she is very brave and very strong, and I thank her for her words. People in the House were moved, and I am sure that those watching her speech on...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill (2 Feb 2018)

Maggie Throup: If we look at this across the board, we see not only this inequity, but others. We need to look at such things in more detail to make sure that men and women—I include men in this—are equal because there are inequalities for both genders and we need to sort this out. I agree that we need to look at the cost and make sure that any change is not made at huge cost to the taxpayer, so...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Maggie Throup: My hon. Friend makes a very good argument. Does she agree that this is not just about freeing up the lines to the south, because there will be help for lines to some of the smaller stations where services do not stop at the moment? This is not just about people who want to travel from city to city; it is also about travel between towns.

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Maggie Throup: We need engineers to construct the line, but we need them in the supply chain, too. Bombardier’s base is close to my constituency, and I have met the female apprentice engineers who build the underground trains that we travel on every day. That is just one example of how much more we can do to spread the word that engineering is for men and women.

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Maggie Throup: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for City of Chester (Christian Matheson) and to contribute to this debate. I too welcome the new Minister to her place. I am sure we will be having many conversations over the coming months and years. I would like to speak specifically to the reasoned amendment in the name of my hon. Friends. Although I cannot support it, I have some sympathy with...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Maggie Throup: Not just people but processes seem to change, and HS2 Ltd is not passing the information on to the chartered surveyors who are working on its behalf or to those who are working on behalf of the residents. The Country Land and Business Association has reported that rural business owners who go through the compulsory purchase process find it difficult to secure funding to develop their...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Maggie Throup: I completely agree with my right hon. Friend. We need to get these things moving. I know residents whose properties, under the need-to-sell scheme, were being valued at over £200,000, but under the express purchase scheme, they were offered £140,000 for the same properties. Many of these people are elderly, and they are often quite ill. It is really distressing to see what they are...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Maggie Throup: I appreciate what my right hon. Friend is saying today. We have also had many conversations about the ways in which some of my constituents are affected. That has been going on since 2013. We may get there in the end with compensation and agreements, but the problem is that it takes so long—far too long for some people. Some of my constituents are very elderly, and some are quite ill....

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Sector (30 Jan 2018)

Maggie Throup: What steps he is taking to support growth in the small business sector.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Sector (30 Jan 2018)

Maggie Throup: Will the Minister join me in commending the work of the Erewash Partnership, which helps entrepreneurs in my constituency to start up and grow their own small businesses? Will he consider what more Government can do to help such organisations expand their support services?


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