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Isil: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (13 Jul 2015)

David Warburton: May I say what an extraordinary privilege it is not only to speak for the first time in this House, but to follow so many eloquent, lucid and persuasive maiden speeches over the past few weeks? They all make my job a lot more difficult. My predecessor, David Heath, is a hard act to follow. He was a Member of Parliament for 18 years, and a Minister and Deputy Leader of the House in the...

Backbench Business — [2nd Allotted Day]: Superfast Broadband (12 Oct 2015)

David Warburton: I know that many of my constituents will have been very pleased to hear about the targets for broadband roll-out for phases 1 and 2, but although they are a loyal and robust bunch I do not think they will be placing any bets on seeing those targets met in Somerset. The people of Somerton and Frome are not only noble in reason, but infinite in their many faculties. Their fingers are right now...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs (16 Oct 2015)

David Warburton: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effect of proposed changes to the feed-in-tariff on solar firms and small businesses in (a) Somerton and Frome constituency, (b) the South West and (c) the UK.

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Rail Services: Portsmouth and the South-West (21 Oct 2015)

David Warburton: I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Portsmouth South (Mrs Drummond) on introducing this important debate. I echo the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole (Michael Tomlinson) on how the issue not only affects Hampshire, but is a vital one for the west country as a whole, including my constituency. Furthermore, as I mentioned in last week’s...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Technology: EU Internal Trade (22 Oct 2015)

David Warburton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on the digital single market.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (22 Oct 2015)

David Warburton: Have the Government developed a more detailed proposal on territoriality in the digital single market, given the huge impact any changes could have on the UK audio and visual sector?

[Valerie Vaz in the Chair] — British Council (10 Nov 2015)

David Warburton: I beg to move, That this House has considered the British Council. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Vaz. As co-chair, with Lord Bach, of the all-party parliamentary group on the British Council, I am pleased to have the opportunity for this debate. I am grateful to the hon. Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock) for his efforts not only in securing the debate, but...

[Valerie Vaz in the Chair] — British Council (10 Nov 2015)

David Warburton: My hon. Friend reads my mind—obviously he has been looking ahead to what I am about to say. I entirely agree with all those points. Although soft power is a nebulous concept that is perhaps a little overused, I will touch on it shortly. It is crucial that the British Council’s budget is protected in the best possible way and that it does not become a commercial organisation. I recently...

[Valerie Vaz in the Chair] — British Council (10 Nov 2015)

David Warburton: I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend; she makes a good point. By connecting with those countries and offering education and skills for growth through arts, culture, social enterprise and investment, the British Council is able to tease out prosperity and tap vast reservoirs of human potential. All that benefits not only the emerging economies, but the UK’s long-term national interest. We...

[Valerie Vaz in the Chair] — British Council (10 Nov 2015)

David Warburton: There is not much time left, but I want to thank you, Ms Vaz, for your chairmanship of the debate. I thank all hon. Members for their fascinating contributions and the Minister for his encouraging response. I will not go through the contributions in detail, because the hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith (Deidre Brock) has given us a great summation of people’s views, but I will say...

Petitions: School Funding Model (1 Dec 2015)

David Warburton: I rise to present a petition on behalf of many hundreds of residents of Somerton and Frome in exactly the same terms as those expressed by my hon. Friend the Member for Beverley and Holderness. The Petition of the residents of Somerton and Frome. [P001580]

[Valerie Vaz in the Chair] — Neonicotinoids on Crops (7 Dec 2015)

David Warburton: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this important debate and also wish you, Ms Vaz, a happy birthday. Many of my constituents are very concerned about this issue, which is important to the whole of Somerset and the west country, and I share many of those concerns. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is important to understand the criteria on which the Government will make their decision,...

Business of the House: ISIL in Syria (2 Dec 2015)

David Warburton: One or two Members of this House may not have read the Daesh propaganda sheet, Dabiq, or indeed heard the address in Mosul of their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to mark his leadership. He spoke about territory and about establishing his hard-line caliphate in that territory. He described how his organisation will “trample the idol of nationalism, destroy the idol of democracy and uncover...

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (7 Jan 2016)

David Warburton: Given the revisions to the feed-in tariffs that will shortly come into force, has the Minister made any assessment of the likely effects on the solar industry, particularly in the south-west, where the sun nearly always shines?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Soft Power (18 Jan 2016)

David Warburton: What steps he is taking to develop defence soft power and influence.

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