Results 1–20 of 138 for speaker:Marcus Fysh

Backbench Business: Defence Capability — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Oct 2017)

Marcus Fysh: I thank all hon. Members for turning up to this important debate. We have heard that since SDSR 2015 the challenges have increased and so has our need to project our capabilities and to make them available to our allies on a full-spectrum sovereign basis. We heard from many Members about the energy we need and about our potential deficiencies, not least in integration with industrial...

Backbench Business: Defence Capability — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Oct 2017)

Marcus Fysh: I beg to move, That this House has considered the Government’s review of defence capability. It is a pleasure the serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone, and an honour to engage with the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, my right hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), in this vital debate. People throughout the country will remember his empathy,...

Backbench Business: Defence Capability — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Oct 2017)

Marcus Fysh: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention. She makes an excellent point. I will come on to industrial strategy in a moment. I will be working as hard as I can with industry partners to raise the tempo of productivity and innovation to match the commitment from the Ministry of Defence. Defence should be a fundamental part of our industrial strategy for both military and economic reasons, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (18 Oct 2017)

Marcus Fysh: Thank you, Mr Speaker. What access can my right hon. Friend give to her Department’s procurement programme for innovative, UK-built food aid drones?

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Procurement (18 Oct 2017)

Marcus Fysh: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to promote access by SME's to her Department's procurement programme.

EU Exit Negotiations (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Fysh: Is it sensible to allow the EU to focus on the nature of an implementation phase before we are clear about what the final relationship is? Would not it be a good idea at this point to have Crawford Falconer, who is very experienced in trade negotiations, involved in the negotiations with the EU in a principal position?

International Investment (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Fysh: I welcome the Government’s attention to this area. I note that research and development in areas of critical national security often occur in the small and medium-sized enterprise sector. Has my right hon. Friend given any thought to how these proposals might impact on the propensity of people to invest in that sector?

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Trade Policy (12 Oct 2017)

Marcus Fysh: What steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Government will have an effective trade policy after the UK leaves the EU.

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Trade Policy (12 Oct 2017)

Marcus Fysh: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that it is Government policy to take full control of the UK’s trade policy in services regulation, in order to take advantage of the free trade opportunities that are open to us as we leave the EU? Does he agree that this must not be obviated by any conditions of a period of implementation for our new arrangements with the EU?

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Marcus Fysh: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that her concept of an implementation phase will only be enacted if firm plans and a schedule for implementation of permanent new arrangements between the EU and UK have already been agreed?

Local Housing Need (14 Sep 2017)

Marcus Fysh: I welcome the statement and the consistency that is being sought, because getting those housing need numbers produced has imposed a real burden on communities and local authorities in the past. I welcome the effort that the Government are making to put the right amount of housing in the right place. Will my right hon. Friend be giving any guidance to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of...

Business of the House (14 Sep 2017)

Marcus Fysh: The defence industry employs a great number of people in this country, not least in my constituency, where we make helicopters. I notice that the Government are blithely entering into various agreements on joint procurement and possible joint defence arrangements with the EU. May we have a debate in Government time on the relationship between defence businesses and Government procurement in...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sport: Discrimination (14 Sep 2017)

Marcus Fysh: Yeovil Town ladies football club has achieved great success. It has reached the Football Association’s Women’s Super League 1, and is inspiring girls and women throughout the south-west. What more can the Minister do to help it to continue to inspire?

Attorney General: Domestic Violence (14 Sep 2017)

Marcus Fysh: The local police in Yeovil report good progress in dealing with domestic violence but would welcome a bit more flexibility from the CPS about the types and amounts of evidence required for prosecution, including evidence gathered by modern methods such as body cameras. Will my right hon. and learned Friend please work with the police and the CPS on those suggestions?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Common Travel Area (13 Sep 2017)

Marcus Fysh: Given that neither Ireland nor the UK is a member of the Schengen agreement, and given that security information is already shared whenever members of the public cross the Irish sea, does that not provide a framework for co-operation between north and south?

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Marcus Fysh: This has been a very entertaining debate in many ways. It is quite germane because, although a lot of people around the country may not understand the niceties of statutory instruments, secondary legislation and the myriad different things we do in this place, they want us to govern efficiently in their name.

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Marcus Fysh: I will not give way at the moment because we are short of time. The reality is that if the Opposition were to succeed in gumming up the system completely using legislation that they do not agree with, we would not have time in this place for all the other ambitions that the people of this country have. That is why it is absolutely in their interests and the public interest for this motion to...

16-to-19 Education Funding — [David Hanson in the Chair] (7 Sep 2017)

Marcus Fysh: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson. I congratulate the hon. Member for Scunthorpe (Nic Dakin) on securing this debate. It is massively important that we focus on the opportunities for our young people, and on giving them the skills they need to take those opportunities and make the most of their lives. In Somerset we have some great opportunities, but delivering the...


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