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Litter Strategy — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (18 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: My right hon. Friend is giving her customarily fantastic evocation of the issue. I congratulate her on securing this hugely important debate. In my constituency, Christine Dunster has set up the Olton library litter pickers and she was recently awarded a British Empire Medal for galvanising the community. As my right hon. Friend has just congratulated the gentleman in the Gallery, will she...

Combat Air Strategy (17 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: This is a very heartening announcement, especially given the recent centenary of our fantastic Royal Air Force. My right hon. Friend mentioned the potential for lucrative defence sales downstream from this announcement. When we leave the EU, what partners does he envisage us having as, in trading terms, we spread our wings?

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: When the Government first announced their intention to implement universal credit, it was past the time when we should have grasped the nettle of welfare reform. The existing system was simply failing claimants. It was difficult to navigate—people missed payments to which they were entitled because of the complexity and the myriad different benefits—and it created perverse...

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: I apologise. We were so rudely interrupted by the Liberal Democrats. The effective remodelling of these almost-zombie DB schemes could be a means by which we ostensibly kick-start a different approach to social care and allow people to choose whether to supplement their social care in the long term by actively deciding to put away a certain amount of pension in order to receive a certain...

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Laura Smith) on securing this important debate. I was heartened by it. I had thought that cross-party working and the recognition that we are all trying to do something in a positive space had been lost to a certain extent, but her speech was incredibly positive in that...

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: Does my hon. Friend share my frustration that often UK infrastructure is owned by overseas pension schemes and that, despite exhortations from the Government for schemes to invest more in the UK and in these stable, high-producing assets, they still seem reluctant to do so?

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: I thank the hon. Lady for securing this important debate. She is making a very good speech in many respects, but one of the concerns about DB schemes is that some that have existed for a long time have few members but a large legacy. A scheme may have only 100 employees, for example, but a very large legacy behind it. I wonder whether she recognises that super-consolidation may be an option...

Public Bill Committee: Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill: Examination of Witness (10 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: You talked about clarity. From a slightly different perspective, do you think that it is important to keep the Bill focused on this specific offence, in being a deterrent for the public and getting the message out there? At all festivals next summer, I would like to see signs saying, “You will go to prison, if you commit this offence.” I would like to see clarity for officers on...

Public Bill Committee: Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill: Examination of Witness (10 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: Q Just to be clear, you are saying, effectively, that we should not go outside the scope of this offence to bring in other offences and, therefore, perhaps detract from this particular offence, so that it does not become a catch-all for all forms of nefarious activity?

Nuclear Sector Deal (28 Jun 2018)

Julian Knight: This announcement is very welcome indeed, particularly in relation to the under-representation of women in the nuclear industry. Has there been any scoping as to the positive impact on emissions of this new investment?

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

Julian Knight: I have to say, Mr Deputy Speaker, that I do not have any Proust. Instead, I will regale you with west midlands crime figures.

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

Julian Knight: It is a great pleasure to follow my right hon. Friend the Member for the rather evocative-sounding South Holland and The Deepings (Mr Hayes). I thought that his speech was superb in its evocation and exploration of the rise in crime over such a long timescale. It was very informative indeed. I agree with my right hon. Friend him about the glorification of knife culture in social media, which...

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

Julian Knight: What my right hon. Friend is saying is very resonant for me, because our police and crime commissioner closed our police station in Solihull. Burglars, in particular, often use fear-inducing weapons such zombie knives and death stars to commit violence. Does she agree that this Bill is very welcome in that respect?

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

Julian Knight: As a west midlands MP, I was surprised and shocked by the latest figures on gun and knife crime, because we have more gun crime per head of population than London. Will the Home Secretary elucidate how he thinks these new strategies will deal particularly with urban knife and gun crime?

Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Jun 2018)

Julian Knight: Last weekend I attended celebrations marking 70 years of production of the great British Land Rover. Will the Prime Minister join me in congratulating the workers of Solihull, commit to securing post-Brexit global trade deals and recognise that new clean diesel engines have a role to play for years to come?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Economic Growth and Emissions (12 Jun 2018)

Julian Knight: What steps he is taking to support economic growth while decreasing emissions.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Economic Growth and Emissions (12 Jun 2018)

Julian Knight: As we rightly move towards eliminating the internal combustion engine in all new cars from 2040, does the Minister agree that, in the short to medium term, it is important to jobs and growth that we recognise the role of clean diesel engines such as those in the cars that roll off the production in my local car plant?

Petition - Closure of Solihull Police Station (5 Jun 2018)

Julian Knight: My constituents are extremely concerned by the Labour police and crime commissioner’s proposals to close Solihull police station. This will leave my constituency without a single proper police base following the earlier closure of Shirley police station. It will mean 209,000 people in a borough without a police station. Crime is one of the issues that local residents most often raise...

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill (5 Jun 2018)

Julian Knight: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for her knowledge in this area; in fact, I think she was a TV star in the horticultural sphere for a short time. Is it not true that the changes in the Bill will make it much easier for plant nurseries to grow and be productive?

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