Results 1–20 of 500 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Matthew Pennycook

Departmental Spending (7 Jul 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: It is a real pleasure to take part in what has been a good debate. I commend the Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol North West (Darren Jones), for his characteristically thoughtful and articulate opening remarks. The quality of my hon. Friend’s contribution was matched by many others that followed, and I mention in...

Departmental Spending (7 Jul 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: Absolutely. My hon. Friend makes a very good point: other countries have done it and we have been calling for sector-specific packages for those in most need. The Government have done it for steel; let us get on and do it for aerospace and the other sectors that need additional support. A number of other Members mentioned the environment and climate emergency. Given the primacy of the climate...

Covid-19: Support for UK Industries (25 Jun 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: It is a pleasure to respond to this wide-ranging and well-subscribed debate on behalf of the Opposition. I start by thanking all right hon. and hon. Members who have taken part in the debate today, and the right hon. Member for Chipping Barnet (Theresa Villiers) for opening it. I also pay tribute to the initiators of each of the petitions under consideration and, by my calculation, the...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change (16 Jun 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: The COP26 summit, now rescheduled for November 2021, will be a critical moment in a fight against runaway global heating. We all have a stake in ensuring that it is a success. Building momentum for that summit and establishing our credibility as its host is dependent on demonstrable leadership at home. In that regard, does the Minister agree that there is a strong case for publishing our...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-ACM Cladding (28 Apr 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: What recent steps he has taken to help ensure the removal and replacement of unsafe non-ACM cladding from high-rise residential blocks.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-ACM Cladding (28 Apr 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: I thank the Secretary of State for his response. He will, though, I know, be conscious of the additional strain that—[Inaudible.]

Covid-19 (16 Mar 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: Will the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care please speak to his right hon. Friend the Environment Secretary about what more can be done to guarantee essential food supplies to those who are symptomatic and self-isolating? In the absence of the Health Secretary’s national volunteering scheme, which is not yet in operation—at least, not in my part of south-east London—people...

Transport: Business of the House (12 Mar 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: My office is inundated with pleas for assistance from leaseholders who cannot sell or remortgage their properties because of post-Grenfell advice on cladding and building safety. I have applied for a Westminster Hall debate, but can we have a debate in Government time about the mortgage crisis and cladding? It is clear that the external wall system process is not working as it should.

Transport: Noise: Heathrow Airport Flight Paths (12 Mar 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: What plans he has to reduce the number of people affected by aircraft noise living (a) near and (b) under Heathrow airport flight paths.

Transport: Noise: Heathrow Airport Flight Paths (12 Mar 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: I thank the Minister for that answer. She will know that 70% of the aircraft that arrive at Heathrow do so via what is known as westerly operations, involving a final approach over my constituency and others in south London. Given the concerns about noise on the part of those living under these flight paths, can the Minister tell the House whether the Bill on modernising our airspace that the...

Coronavirus (11 Mar 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: Earlier today, I was contacted by a constituent who flew back from northern Italy yesterday evening. He told me that, on landing, there was a complete lack of information and no staff were on hand to offer any guidance. He proceeded to watch most people from that flight spill on to public transport. I fully agree with the Secretary of State’s advice that we should follow the medical...

Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Mar 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: For the purpose of clarity, if the Cabinet Office inquiry into allegations that the Home Secretary breached the ministerial code establishes that her conduct fell below the standard expected of a Minister in any way and on any occasion, can the Prime Minister confirm that she will be expected to resign or be removed from office?

European Union: Future Relationship (27 Feb 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: In the light of the Minister’s remarks on a level playing field, can I ask him about competition policy and governance arrangements? Would the Government accept commitments on workers’ rights, environmental protections and consumer and social standards being subject to any dispute resolution mechanism agreed to as part of the wider agreement?

Cabinet Office: European Union: Future Relationship (27 Feb 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: What recent progress the Government have made on negotiating the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

Cabinet Office: European Union: Future Relationship (27 Feb 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: When it comes to the negotiations that will begin next week, no one knows what the Government’s bottom line is, and we will not find out until later this year, but will the Minister explain to the House today why on earth the Government believe that the reputational damage that will be inflicted, not just in EU capitals but around the world, by our casual reneging on a number of...

Leaseholders and Cladding (12 Feb 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn) on securing this important debate and on his comprehensive overview of the problem. In my constituency alone, more than 20 privately owned buildings across seven developments were found to have ACM—aluminium composite material—cladding. Far from...

Transport: Southeastern (30 Jan 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: What recent discussions his Department has had with Southeastern on the adequacy of its rail services.

Transport: Southeastern (30 Jan 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: I thank the Minister for his response. He will know that reliability is still a problem on the line and that for many years I have pressed his Department to hand responsibility for Southeastern services to Transport for London to ensure that passengers in my constituency get the high standard of service that those who use London Overground receive. I know that his immediate priority will be...

Building Safety (20 Jan 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: The Secretary of State referenced the new industry-wide valuation process that was announced in December. Will he tell the House whether the Government have formally endorsed the new EWS1—external wall system—process? Have he or his officials had any evidence that it is working to resolve the problems that leaseholders in high-rise buildings face in selling or re-mortgaging their...

Education: Pupil Premium (20 Jan 2020)

Matthew Pennycook: Whether he plans to review the operation of the pupil premium.

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