Results 1–20 of 181 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Edward Argar

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Accommodation Model (11 Jun 2018)

Edward Argar: Recently, concerns have been expressed to me about the quality of grounds and buildings maintenance at armed forces accommodation at Woodhouse in my constituency. The Minister’s commitment to our armed forces personnel is well known and clear. Can he reassure me that the future accommodation model will include high-quality maintenance, and will he meet me to discuss that specific issue?

Transport Secretary: East Coast Franchise (23 May 2018)

Edward Argar: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Global Disability Summit (23 May 2018)

Edward Argar: What steps her Department plans to take at the forthcoming global disability summit to promote disability inclusion in international development.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Global Disability Summit (23 May 2018)

Edward Argar: I welcome that answer. I recently met Sightsavers, a fantastic charity doing great work tackling sight loss and the stigma faced by disabled people around the world, particularly in the developing world. Can my right hon. Friend reassure me that at this important summit she will join with it in pressing for concrete goals for Governments to tackle the stigma faced by disabled people around...

Business of the House (17 May 2018)

Edward Argar: A few weeks ago Councillor David Slater, a sitting county and borough councillor and the former, and longest-serving, leader of Charnwood Borough Council, passed away. David was a selfless and dedicated public servant. Will my right hon. Friend join me in paying tribute to David’s work and the work done every day across this country by elected local councillors, regardless of party, and...

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (17 May 2018)

Edward Argar: Equality of access to education and schooling opportunities for women and girls in the developing world is central to their life chances. What steps is my right hon. Friend taking to support initiatives to widen access to education and schooling for women and girls?

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Edward Argar: I might not be able to emulate the knowledge and experience of my right hon. Friend the Member for Scarborough and Whitby (Mr Goodwill), the eloquence, erudition and elegance of delivery of my right hon. Friend the Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Mr Hayes), or the positivity of my right hon. Friend the Member for Clwyd West (Mr Jones), but I will equally seek to avoid the...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Edward Argar: My right hon. Friend is correct. The RHA has adopted a constructive, engaged and positive approach, as he will know from his dealings with it when he was a successful Transport Minister. The Bill will also provide the Secretary of State with new powers to allocate permits and to charge fees, and with enforcement powers for different offences. The trailer registration scheme is an obligation...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Edward Argar: Don’t stop! Do go on!

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Parental bereavement leave and pay (11 May 2018)

Edward Argar: It is a pleasure to speak at this stage of the Bill’s progress. I very much enjoyed my time on the Bill Committee, and pay tribute to all my colleagues who served on that Committee. Indeed, it was also a pleasure and a privilege to speak on Second Reading of this Bill. As many hon. and right hon. Members have said during the passage of this Bill, we are, to a degree, righting a wrong....

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Parental bereavement leave and pay (11 May 2018)

Edward Argar: It was a pleasure to serve with the hon. Lady on the Bill Committee. She is absolutely right to highlight the importance of flexibility and also of respect that each person is an individual and that each family copes in different ways. In some tragic cases, there are also practical reasons why greater flexibility is needed. For example, if there is an inquest or an inquiry into a death, that...

Community Transport — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Edward Argar: We will get six opinions!

Community Transport — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Edward Argar: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate the hon. Member for Nottingham South (Lilian Greenwood) on her Committee’s report and on her excellent speech. There is a reason why the Transport Act 1985 set out a reasonable but relatively light-touch regulatory regime for community transport services, which, as hon. Members have made clear, provide...

Access Rights to Grandparents (2 May 2018)

Edward Argar: The Minister is rightly highlighting the importance of the child being at the centre. She also said that she is willing to look at some issues again to avoid the involvement of expensive lawyers—I pay all due respect to lawyers; she is a distinguished lawyer herself. However, will she indicate when we might see some of those proposals and ideas come forward from the Ministry?

Access Rights to Grandparents (2 May 2018)

Edward Argar: Does my hon. Friend agree that, for children going through the trauma and upset of a family breakdown or a divorce, access to grandparents can often provide the stability they really need?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Competition and Consumer Protection (1 May 2018)

Edward Argar: What steps he is taking to ensure that markets work in the interests of consumers.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Competition and Consumer Protection (1 May 2018)

Edward Argar: I welcome that response. In ensuring that markets work for consumers, it is important that they work for vulnerable consumers, including those with mental health issues or dementia. Will my right hon. Friend enlarge on what he is doing to ensure that the markets work for those sorts of consumers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agricultural Policy (26 Apr 2018)

Edward Argar: What assessment he has made of the responses to his Department's consultation on its future agricultural policy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agricultural Policy (26 Apr 2018)

Edward Argar: Will my hon. Friend reassure me that as well as protecting and enhancing environmental protections in this country, our future agricultural policy will seek to ensure the primary importance of our landscape as a working agricultural countryside that produces food, and that that will continue to be protected?

Yemen (24 Apr 2018)

Edward Argar: The hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg) was right to highlight that the immediate and most pressing priority is the alleviation of humanitarian suffering in Yemen, and the Department for International Development should be proud of its work in that area. He also highlighted that, alongside Saudi Arabia’s legitimate right to defend itself and support the legitimate...


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