Results 61–80 of 85 for speaker:David Warburton

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Promotion: South West (2 Mar 2016)

David Warburton: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to promote opportunities for businesses in the South West to access high growth markets abroad.

Road Routes to the South-West (1 Mar 2016)

David Warburton: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish) on securing this important debate. It is ironic that Stonehenge, which has been around for quite some time, has until now caused a blockage to getting the work done. In fact, it has been standing for more than 5,000 years. I am sure that even then,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Investment Income: Taxation (22 Feb 2016)

David Warburton: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has conducted an impact assessment of (a) the proposed changes to the dividend tax system and (b) other measures in the Finance Bill 2016 on lower-earning micro-business owners.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Feb 2016)

David Warburton: My right hon. Friend will of course know that the west country is becoming ever more the envy and the engine room of the rest of the country, with dozens of companies moving from the dark recesses of London to the bright sunlight of the west, so will he keep supporting what people are now calling Somerset’s silicon gorge by maintaining investment in our roads, our rail and of course our...

[Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] — Fuel Poverty (3 Feb 2016)

David Warburton: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Roger. I echo others in congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for St Ives (Derek Thomas) on securing this timely and important debate. My constituency in Somerset has a huge number of homes in fuel poverty. That is very much part of the unwelcome trend whereby we see a direct correlation between sparsity of population and fuel...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Overseas Territories: Marine Conservation Zones (1 Feb 2016)

David Warburton: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress the Government has made on putting in place a blue belt to protect marine habitats and species in the UK's Overseas Territories.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Broadcasting Programmes (29 Jan 2016)

David Warburton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of Ofcom's review of the future regulatory framework of the independent television production sector; and if he will make a statement.

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit and Supported Housing: Prisons and Probation (27 Jan 2016)

David Warburton: I not only join others in celebrating the conduct of this debate but commend the Opposition for their choice of topic. Fluffy bunnies aside, I think it is fair to say that there is perhaps no greater test of a civilisation than how it treats those who have fallen foul of its laws. Those who do so often come from deprived, or certainly more vulnerable, sections of society. The Lord...

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

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

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

David Warburton: As chair of the all-party group on the British Council, I am well aware of the importance of soft power. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is only through a continuing investment in both hard and soft power that we can continue to play a leading role in protecting the world order on which our security and prosperity very much depend?

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?

[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...

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] — 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...

[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...

[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....

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?

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