Results 1–20 of 440 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Julian Knight

Bedford Prison (13 Sep 2018)

Julian Knight: During my all-too-brief time working with my hon. Friend, he clearly recognised and was up-front about the real difficulties in the prison estate. Will he take the opportunity to tell the House the ambition he has for improvement, specifically work to be done in the 10 target jails, such as Hull, Nottingham—also under urgent notification—and Wormwood Scrubs?

Historic Battlefields (12 Sep 2018)

Julian Knight: I thank my hon. Friend for securing this important debate. I also congratulate him on growing a beard over the summer, in true Tudor fashion. I have received a host of emails about this matter, from Ricardians and non-Ricardians alike, which shows how much the preservation of the Bosworth battlefield matters to the public. As I think he will agree, the battle marked the transformation of...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Broadcasters (6 Sep 2018)

Julian Knight: What steps he is taking to ensure that public broadcasters reflect and provide for the whole of the UK.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Broadcasters (6 Sep 2018)

Julian Knight: First, may I warmly welcome my right hon. and learned Friend and near neighbour to his post? I am sure he will do a superb job. Does my right hon. and learned Friend think that the decision to run the Government’s 5G pilot in the west midlands makes the case for Channel 4’s HQ relocation to Birmingham almost unarguable and that that would go some way to closing the regional public...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Sep 2018)

Julian Knight: Last Monday in Solihull, the lives of a mother and daughter, Khaola Saleem and Raneem Oudeh, were brought to an end after a double stabbing outside their home. I have met Khaola and Raneem’s family and seen first-hand their quiet dignity, clear love for one another and desire to see something good come from their loss. Will the Prime Minister join me in sending our thoughts and prayers...

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...

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?


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