Results 1–20 of 284 for speaker:Matt Warman

King’S College Hospital Foundation Trust (12 Dec 2017)

Matt Warman: Is not the reality that any politically motivated resignation such as this leaves the NHS, the hardworking staff and the patients all worse off?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (12 Dec 2017)

Matt Warman: A recent report from Intel identified £2 trillion of global opportunities in artificial intelligence and driverless cars. Will the Minister outline what steps the Government are taking to invest in the skills that Britain will need to capitalise on that huge opportunity?

Online Hate Speech (30 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: In a cynical attempt to harness the Brexit vote in my constituency, the English Defence League last year sought to organise a far-right march. Just nine people showed up, but that is nine people too many. Although the abhorrent views of the EDL and Britain First do not represent the mainstream in this country, does the Home Secretary agree that there is still work to do to disabuse people of...

State Pension Age: Women: EU Nationals (29 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: It is with some sadness that I rise to speak in this debate, because my constituency has received proportionally more migrants from eastern Europe than anywhere else in the country. Of all places, Boston and Skegness knows the value that people from Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and elsewhere bring to our local economy. Today we have heard a great deal about surgeries being flooded with people...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: This week one of Labour’s last two remaining councillors in Boston crossed the floor to join the Conservative party. He said that he did not want to see the country go back to 1973. Will the First Secretary join me in welcoming this new member to the Conservative party, and does he agree that an open, optimistic Britain deserves better than reheated Marxism and Labour’s bankrupt...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Electoral Fraud (22 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: What progress the Government has made on tackling electoral fraud.

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Electoral Fraud (22 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: Many people believe that online voting may have potential for the future. What is the Minister’s assessment of online voting in the light of allegations of Russian electoral hacking?

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Topical Questions (22 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: As we leave the European Union, public appointments will become more important than ever. What are the Government doing to make sure that we get a greater diversity of people appointed to public posts, especially from outside the south-east?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (14 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: Recruitment and retention is just one reason why United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust is currently going through the special measures process. Will the Secretary of State join me in paying tribute to the staff in Lincolnshire, and does he agree that part of the challenge that the trust faces on recruitment and retention will be solved by the establishment of a medical school in Lincolnshire?

Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Analysis (7 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: My constituents, more than most, want the Government to get on with delivering Brexit. They told me that they were saddened that this House had voted as it did because it does not help our negotiating position. What they would like this House and the Minister’s Department officials to get on with doing is negotiating the best possible deal rather than spending time facilitating the...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles (7 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: What steps he has taken to support the development of electric and autonomous vehicles.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles (7 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: Whether lorries or tractors, it is in rural areas where autonomous vehicles have the potential to make a particularly profound impact. Will my right hon. Friend assure me that the research that he is funding will look in particular at rural areas rather than simply focusing on our very well connected cities?

Grenfell Recovery Taskforce (6 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: Sir Martin Moore-Bick asked the Government to look at wider social housing issues, and I am pleased that the Government accepted that recommendation. To build on his answer to the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Paula Sherriff), will the Secretary of State tell us a little more about what the Government are doing to identify problems with social housing, which potentially go far wider than the...

Paradise Papers (6 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: In a world of increasingly global businesses, it is the reality—whether the Labour party likes it or not—that we have to tackle this issue on a global scale. Is that not why it was right that David Cameron used the G7 as a crucial method to tackle it and why it is right that we continue to take an international approach?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (2 Nov 2017)

Matt Warman: A superb event last night in this House celebrated the contribution of Lincolnshire’s great food sector. One question our fine producers asked was about their wish to have access to labour continue as free movement ends. Can the Secretary of State reassure those great businesses that he will continue to work with the Home Office to make sure that some version of a seasonal agricultural...

Leaving the Eu: Parliamentary Vote (26 Oct 2017)

Matt Warman: The Secretary of State will know that proportionately more people in my constituency than in any other in the country voted to get us out of the European Union. Does he agree that far more damaging than not having a meaningful vote in this House is the idea that we should have a second referendum, or indeed that we should talking about not leaving at all?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (26 Oct 2017)

Matt Warman: The £100 million Boston flood barrier is probably the biggest public investment in the town’s entire history —promised and delivered under a Conservative Government. I know that the Minister has had the public inquiry’s report; can she update the House on when we are likely to start actually building the thing?

European Council (23 Oct 2017)

Matt Warman: There is a lot of talk of deals and no deals. Is it not a crucial distinction that the Prime Minister has shown total commitment to a deal on Northern Ireland, on citizens’ rights, on security and on a host of other issues, but where she is rightly sceptical is on whether a punishment deal is better than no deal on trade?

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Matt Warman: I rise to make three points in welcoming this Bill and seeing, I hope, the House at its best in coming together on something that we all clearly agree on. On Friday night, three police officers were injured breaking up a brawl in Boston, one of them seriously. Subsequent comments on Facebook included, “The only thing I’m disappointed in is that the other two coppers didn’t...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Matt Warman: I absolutely agree. It is a testament to the thought that has already gone into this Bill that we are not asking whether we should add the RNLI. However, the hon. Member for Rhondda was right to say that while we might wish to protect every public servant in one go, there is a risk that the Bill becomes a sort of spine on which we hang a huge number of professions. We do not want a whole load...

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