Results 61–80 of 103 for speaker:David Warburton

EBacc: Expressive Arts Subjects — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (4 Jul 2016)

David Warburton: My hon. Friend makes a good point. We can have a larger EBacc, we can manage our subjects more carefully, we can have an EBacc plus, as has been suggested, or we can have a more pick-and-mix, flexible and balanced approach, which might be more sensible. An EBacc without the arts is unthinkable. A core curriculum without the arts will not raise standards, but will lower them. Plato, 2,500...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Character Development (4 Jul 2016)

David Warburton: What steps her Department is taking to ensure that young people develop character at school.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Character Development (4 Jul 2016)

David Warburton: I thank the Minister for that answer. I chair the all-party group on the British Council, which is about to launch an inquiry into the causes of extremism and radicalisation. I am sure that my hon. Friend well understands the crucial importance of the arts in developing breadth and depth of character—we will be debating arts education later today. How is the Department working to ensure...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoner Education (26 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: What plans he has to reform education in prisons.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoner Education (26 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is imperative the recommendations of the Coates review are acted on in a way that focuses on both paths into employment and the wider non-utilitarian personal and moral benefits that education can bring?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Somerton and Frome (25 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to meet demand for school places in Somerton and Frome constituency.

Record Copies of Acts (20 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: I wonder whether we are belittling ourselves slightly. Yes, vellum is almost immortally permanent and—from the Domesday Book to the equally wondrous Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2016—has faithfully freighted and defended its contents. If we ditch it for a ream of A4 80 gsm paper, or whatever it might be, our descendants will watch as the laws...

Backbench Business - Daesh: Genocide of Minoritiesbackbench Business (20 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: I join others in congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Congleton (Fiona Bruce) on her tremendous efforts in securing the debate. Words matter, and saying that Daesh is committing acts of genocide against Christians and Yazidis is not just a statement of fact, because it also forces us to realise that genocide is, unfortunately, an inherent part of Daesh’s depraved operations....

Backbench Business - Daesh: Genocide of Minoritiesbackbench Business (20 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. It is not only tragic but bizarre and unimaginable that Daesh has taken its own religion and turned it into something so distinctly different from what was intended.

Backbench Business - Daesh: Genocide of Minoritiesbackbench Business (20 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: I could not agree more. The cultural demolition is explicitly linked to the genocidal aims that we are discussing. To say that Christians and Yazidis are victims of genocide is not to minimise the terrible suffering of others in the region. In a debate held on a similar motion in another place, Lord Bates was entirely right to point out that it is often Muslims who suffer the greatest...

Backbench Business - Daesh: Genocide of Minoritiesbackbench Business (20 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: I agree with the hon. Lady, and the speech by the hon. Member for Glasgow East gave us an immensely powerful first-person perspective. I completely understand the Government’s approach, which is that a decision on whether the word “genocide” is applicable is for international judicial bodies, rather than Governments or other non-judicial bodies. However, as the open letter...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Afghanistan (19 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on ensuring that Afghan interpreters who have assisted British troops are able to claim asylum in the UK; and whether her Department plans to review that policy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Referendum (12 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: What assessment he has made of the effect of the EU referendum on the UK’s diplomatic relations (a) within the EU and (b) globally.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Referendum (12 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: Does my right hon. Friend agree that whatever the outcome of the referendum in June, the threats we face mean that our bilateral intelligence-sharing relationships with other European countries will remain vital, and that, working with those outside the EU, European relationships will continue unimpaired to ensure we remain as safe as we can be from external threats?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (12 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: Could we have an update on the Havana process, which is working to bring an end to the conflict between the FARC rebels and the Colombian military, and which should offer the best opportunity to focus much more on tackling the drugs trade

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Apr 2016)

David Warburton: This Finance Bill will go a long way to ensuring that there is no thumb on the scales that balance the interests of small businesses and multinational companies. In that sense, it is a Budget of direct redistribution, but there are ways of extending that principle further. The £9 billion gained through restrictions on interest deductibility, the strengthening of withholding tax and the...

Investigatory Powers Bill (15 Mar 2016)

David Warburton: Speaking as one of the few non-lawyers present, I must admit to having been moved by the powerful speech by the hon. Member for Belfast East (Gavin Robinson), who is no longer in his place, about attacks in his constituency. We instinctively baulk at the idea of expanding the powers of the state in this area, but the question is not whether we should expand them; if we are to maintain the...

Policing and Crime Bill (7 Mar 2016)

David Warburton: Does my right hon. Friend agree that collaboration and co-operation are very important when an incident occurs? During and after the Somerset floods, many of my constituents wrote to me and spoke to me about the importance of the emergency services working in tandem. That is the best way to ensure that the most vulnerable in each community get the help they need.

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,...


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