Results 1–20 of 329 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

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Maggie Throup: Taking back control of our borders was one of the big issues that influenced my constituents’ votes at the referendum. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that leaving the EU on the terms proposed will finally allow us to fully control our borders again?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (12 Nov 2018)

Maggie Throup: What steps his Department is taking to improve social mobility.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (12 Nov 2018)

Maggie Throup: I thank the Secretary of State for that answer. However, as the party of aspiration, what more are our Government doing to help our young people achieve their dreams? Specifically, what are we doing through the secondary school system, which is formative in developing their future roles?

Assessment and Treatment Units: Vulnerable People: Centenary of the Armistice (6 Nov 2018)

Maggie Throup: We always say it is a great pleasure to talk in this place, but today it is actually a great honour. It is a remarkable occasion, and it is very fitting to commemorate the Armistice in this way. I start by paying tribute to my British Legion branches in Ilkeston and Long Eaton for their relentless selling of poppies, aided by cadets. I will join them on Friday and Saturday to add to their...

Police Pension Liabilities (6 Nov 2018)

Maggie Throup: Just last Friday, I was out and about with the police in Long Eaton in my constituency, along with the Minister. Will he reassure me that resources will be provided to continue the vital work we saw at first hand being carried out in my constituency?

Universal Credit (5 Nov 2018)

Maggie Throup: Universal credit has already been fully rolled out in my constituency, and for the majority of people it is working; but, more important, more people are working too. Does my right hon. Friend agree that universal credit can also empower people to work more hours, which has got to be good for their self-esteem?

Business of the House (1 Nov 2018)

Maggie Throup: I am delighted that next week we will be able to debate the centenary of the Armistice. In a similar manner, as we approach the last few weeks of the suffrage centenary, may we have a debate on the sacrifices made by those brave women in their fight for the right to vote? What more can we do to celebrate that important anniversary?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Maggie Throup: I am delighted to contribute to the debate and to add my voice of support to those who have already commended the Budget. I applaud the measures brought forward by the Chancellor to support our high streets. As an MP who represents three towns—Long Eaton, Ilkeston and Sandiacre—and a few villages, all with their own independent shops, pub, cafes and restaurants, I know that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (29 Oct 2018)

Maggie Throup: Town centres are at the heart of the Erewash community, but on occasion they can become the target for antisocial behaviour brought on by the misuse of drugs and alcohol. What more can be done to ensure a visible police presence in our town centres, and does my hon. Friend agree that sharing back-office functions with other emergency services to free up resources may be one solution?

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill: Report on civil partnership (26 Oct 2018)

Maggie Throup: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Harborough (Neil O'Brien), even though we perhaps do not agree on every point. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) on bringing this important piece of legislation to the House and getting it to this stage. It will strengthen how individuals and their loved ones are formally recognised...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill: Reform of civil partnership (26 Oct 2018)

Maggie Throup: Has my hon. Friend considered civil partnerships when the relationship is platonic, such as between siblings who live together, and how to protect their future?

Immigration: Dna Tests (25 Oct 2018)

Maggie Throup: My right hon. Friend alluded in his statement to guidance that was unclear or wrong. Can he assure the House that guidance for the new immigration system that will be put in place as we leave the EU will be correct and clear?

Business of the House (25 Oct 2018)

Maggie Throup: I commend the Government on their investment in road infrastructure and their commitment to spend £23 billion by the end of 2020 on improving roads around the country. However, road improvements come with unforeseen consequences. Will my right hon. Friend consider a debate in Government time to discuss the upgrading to smart motorways and the impact that closer running lanes have on...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Maggie Throup: Yet again we are debating universal credit and yet again I feel as if we are in a parallel universe in this House. However, I am convinced that every single MP wants the very best for their constituents, which is why we all get passionate about this issue. My constituency of Erewash has had full roll-out for some time now, and universal credit is working. Prior to universal credit being...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electrical Product Recall (16 Oct 2018)

Maggie Throup: I welcome my hon. Friend to her new role. I also welcome the Government’s recent steps to improve the recall process. However, as the hon. Member for Hammersmith (Andy Slaughter) said, tumble dryers continue to be a leading cause of devastating house fires, as happened to my constituent in Long Eaton just last week. Will my hon. Friend look at what more can be done to improve the...

Modern-day Slavery (9 Oct 2018)

Maggie Throup: I apologise for intervening on the hon. Gentleman so early on, but I wanted to put something on the record as well: the great contribution made in the other place by Alastair Redfern, the Bishop of Derby, as we took the Bill through both Houses to become the Act. Without his dogged determination, we would probably not be sat in this Chamber today having this debate. He has actually just...

Government Overseas Aid Commitment: Private Investment: EU Exit Negotiations (9 Oct 2018)

Maggie Throup: My constituents tell me that they are concerned about the Labour party’s hokey-cokey approach. They also tell me that they have had their people’s vote, in June 2016, and do not need or want a second one. Does the Secretary of State agree with my constituents?

International Trade: Topical Questions (13 Sep 2018)

Maggie Throup: As chair of the all-party group on the furniture industry, I welcome the publication of the Government’s export strategy and draw my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State’s attention to the Long Point exhibition that will take place in my constituency next week. The exhibition acts as the global shop front for quality upholstery manufacturing. Will the Minister outline what...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (10 Sep 2018)

Maggie Throup: Students and teachers at Wilsthorpe Community School in Long Eaton have begun the new academic year in a new £16 million school building, funded by the Department. Does my right hon. Friend agree that that demonstrates the Government’s commitment to improving school facilities for all, and will he join me on a visit to the school in the near future?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (6 Sep 2018)

Maggie Throup: Shockingly, only 17% of the tech workforce are women. I therefore welcome the recent announcement of a digital skills innovation fund of £1 million, which is there to help under-represented groups. Will the Minister outline what further measures are being taken to ensure that our digital economy is accessible and diverse?

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