Results 141–160 of 208 for speaker:Marcus Fysh

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (19 Jul 2016)

Marcus Fysh: Given the fall in long-term borrowing costs, the ability of infrastructure investment to show that we mean business and the enthusiasm shown by the Front-Bench team, will Ministers meet me to discuss an acceleration of the dualling of the A303?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2016)

Marcus Fysh: Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is the duty of Ministers who are loyal to the Crown to promote the British economy and not to talk it down? Will she agree to a joint meeting with me and Ministry of Defence procurement to discuss how we can more effectively promote and develop defence industries such as those in my constituency?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Allies and Partners: Co-operation (27 Jun 2016)

Marcus Fysh: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the upcoming negotiation on leaving the EU presents a huge opportunity to redouble our efforts at co-operation with our EU friends and allies? What plans does he have to support UK defence industries and cross-border investments, such as those in helicopter manufacturing in Yeovil?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Reforms (13 Jun 2016)

Marcus Fysh: What steps she is taking to ensure that police forces implement reforms to increase their effectiveness.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Reforms (13 Jun 2016)

Marcus Fysh: Will my right hon. Friend please comment on the reform of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, whose processes have caused some issues for officers in my constituency and whose effectiveness is vital for public confidence in the police?

EU Migrants: National Insurance Numbers (12 May 2016)

Marcus Fysh: The statistics published today show that the number of national insurance numbers has risen exponentially since 2003, from just over 100,000 to 700,000. I do not believe that what the Minister has said about the data clarifying the issue is the case, because there is a variation in the estimate for the short-term element of more than 200,000. The Government think that, over the next 14 years,...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (22 Mar 2016)

Marcus Fysh: Does the hon. Gentleman not recognise that there is a lot in this Budget to improve the performance of the economy? Does he not agree that a massive cut in business rates will deliver exactly the productivity that he is talking about?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (17 Mar 2016)

Marcus Fysh: People who love bees, and farmers and consumers of products relying on them, are deeply concerned that there is an attempt by large US and EU chemical companies to downgrade environmental protections from pesticides in backroom lobbying over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal in Brussels. Is this not an example of how elites run the EU and cause grave concern...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pollinators: Conservation (17 Mar 2016)

Marcus Fysh: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the contribution of farmers and landowners to supporting bees and pollinators.

EU-Turkey Agreement (9 Mar 2016)

Marcus Fysh: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. Does my right hon. Friend appreciate that access to visa-free travel across Schengen for Turkish citizens might well lead to a large new influx of illegal immigration into Europe that could cause misery across the continent?

Backbench Business — Gangs and Serious Youth Violence (3 Mar 2016)

Marcus Fysh: In my constituency I have recently seen the impact of large-city drug crime moving into the regional towns, and I am very concerned to make sure that Avon and Somerset police devote enough resources away from the big cities such as Bristol to be able to combat that. I do not want see that deteriorate into violent crime which, thankfully, we have not yet seen, but what the hon. Gentleman is...

Business of the House (3 Mar 2016)

Marcus Fysh: Can time be found for a debate on the effects of uncontrolled immigration into the UK, which would be one of the impacts of our remaining in the EU? It has a massive impact on people’s access to services, healthcare, school places and decent wages, and it is extremely important to my constituents.

Housing: Long-Term Plan (9 Feb 2016)

Marcus Fysh: Given that in my area of south Somerset, the council’s local plan has failed to deliver a five-year housing land supply, would the hon. Gentleman ally with me in searching out a site for a suitable garden town in south Somerset to provide the infrastructure and homes that he is talking about?

Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations (4 Feb 2016)

Marcus Fysh: I believe in the primacy and sovereignty of this House which flow from the people who send us here. It is a great honour to follow such rousing and passionate speeches in that regard. The position that I put to my constituents before I was elected was that I would try to give them my dispassionate assessment of what the referendum choice means in real terms for people and their families, that...

Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations (4 Feb 2016)

Marcus Fysh: I agree with my hon. Friend that there is scope for that. Clearly, we would need to spend a lot, so I do not buy the argument that we would have lots of extra money. In summary, in respect of the 10 things I have listed, my score is 36 out of 50. By my logic—it is not an emotional logic to do with sovereignty, which I will come on to in a moment—I am leaning towards thinking that it is in...

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

Marcus Fysh: People in my constituency are rightly proud of their contribution to the defence of our country, whether through the skill and readiness of the Fleet Air Arm at Yeovilton or through the local high-tech industry that makes and maintains helicopters and equipment for our ships, submarines and aircraft and those who bravely serve in them. At a time of increasing security challenges and...

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords] (1 Feb 2016)

Marcus Fysh: It is a bit rich for the Opposition to be talking about this as if it were some sort of a party political issue. [Interruption.] Let meexplain why I said that. Everybody shares the frustration at what happened in the lead-up to the banking crisis, but we cannot get away from the fact that the Labour party played a large part in it. Even though the regulation and the powers were there, the...

Basic Payment Scheme — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (28 Jan 2016)

Marcus Fysh: Does my hon. Friend agree that the issue is not only about having a tax holiday, because many farms are not very profitable? When there is a cash-flow issue, as he has described, perhaps we should look at an emergency loan scheme against which they can draw.

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Marcus Fysh: Twenty-five years ago, I was in New York City, and out of some sort of mawkish interest, perhaps in his notoriety, I did two things related to Mr Trump. I visited Trump Tower, which is a black and gold edifice to a certain sort of narcissism, and I read his book, “The Art of the Deal”, which I have to say was pretty similar in many ways. Those things were not very edifying, and his...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Grant Settlement (11 Jan 2016)

Marcus Fysh: Yeovil police station in my constituency is threatened with closure under a local decision. Does my right hon. Friend agree that, with funding now safe, proposed closures in areas that can suffer from antisocial behaviour should be paused to allow further consideration?

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