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Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and Consultation (16 Jul 2018)

Maria Caulfield: I rise to present a petition on behalf of residents in the Lewes constituency. The petition states: The petition of residents of Lewes, Declare that the "Home Education - Call for Evidence and revised DfE guidance" has been written following significant consultation with local authorities and no consultation whatsoever with the home education community; further that the consultation is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Management (12 Jul 2018)

Maria Caulfield: What plans he has to reform agriculture and fisheries management when the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Management (12 Jul 2018)

Maria Caulfield: What consideration has been given to changing the fishing-quota-based system post Brexit to either a percentage-based system or a days-at-sea-based system, which would significantly help my fishermen in Newhaven?

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Maria Caulfield: With the leave of the House, I would like to put on record my thanks to everyone as we reach this stage of the Bill. I thank particularly the Clerks in the Public Bill Office, the team at the Ministry of Justice and my right hon. Friend the Member for Tatton (Ms McVey), who instigated the Bill. I also thank the Minister for his support throughout the Bill’s progress and all hon....

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Maria Caulfield: I am hearing from prison officers that one of the most ingenious ways of smuggling drugs into prisons at the moment is to soak the pages of books and letters in drugs. The prisoners lick the drugs off later when they are back in their cells.

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Maria Caulfield: The offer was made to the Scottish Government to apply the Bill to Scotland. They have not taken it up, but the hope is that they may well do so in future.

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Maria Caulfield: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Croydon North (Mr Reed), who has done great work on his private Member’s Bill. I am grateful to Members from across the House for giving clear cross-party support to this Bill, which is small but nevertheless important. There are a number of people I would like to thank. I...

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Maria Caulfield: The hon. Lady is quite right, and I will go on to explain how mobile phones are used to continue crime in our prison service. To reiterate, last year 23,656 mobile phones were found in our prisons, which is nearly 65 a day. In my constituency, 184 mobile phones and 80 SIM cards were found at HMP Lewes last year, and having visited the prison regularly and met prison officers and the governor,...

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Maria Caulfield: My hon. Friend is quite right: mobile phones were trying to fight the Bill on Second Reading. The changes in the Bill are designed directly to enlist the specialist knowledge, support and expertise of mobile phone operators to combat the use of illegal mobiles in our prisons, young offenders institutions, secure training centres and secure colleges. Importantly, and as I made clear at earlier...

Govia Thameslink/Rail Electrification (3 Jul 2018)

Maria Caulfield: I get no sense of urgency from the Minister about the devastating impact this is having on my constituents. The timetable changes will see a reduction in services for passengers in Plumpton, Lewes, Seaford, Berwick, Polegate and Wivelsfield, and since the disaster of the timetable roll-out, we are constantly seeing short-formed trains—which are severely overcrowded, station-skipping in...

International Trade: Business Investment Overseas (28 Jun 2018)

Maria Caulfield: What steps his Department is taking to support businesses to invest overseas.

International Trade: Business Investment Overseas (28 Jun 2018)

Maria Caulfield: Sussex sparkling wine is beating French champagne in Parisian wine-tasting challenges. In my constituency we have English sparkling wine producers such as Rathfinny, Ridgeview and Breaky Bottom. What steps is the Department taking to help this industry to invest and export overseas?

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2018)

Maria Caulfield: Given that it is illegal in the United Kingdom to select an embryo during IVF on the basis of gender, apart from those affected by rare genetic conditions, what plans do the Government have to make sex-selective abortions illegal in the UK?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: High Street Businesses (12 Jun 2018)

Maria Caulfield: What steps he is taking to support high street businesses.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: High Street Businesses (12 Jun 2018)

Maria Caulfield: As more retailers struggle to survive on our high streets, what discussions has the Minister had with Treasury colleagues to move business rates away from a property-type tax so that high-street retailers can compete on a level playing field with online businesses?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Agricultural Sector (7 Jun 2018)

Maria Caulfield: Farmers in my constituency are concerned about a lack of focus on food production in agriculture policy post-Brexit. Farmers are the biggest guardians of our environment, and they can protect the environment and produce food at the same time. What support will the Minister give farmers to enable them to produce food post-Brexit?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (7 Jun 2018)

Maria Caulfield: Small UK independent under-10 metre fishermen have historically been the big losers in the common fisheries policy. My fishermen in Newhaven are disappointed to learn that, post Brexit, fishing policy meetings are being held with big quota holders. Will the Minister commit to including the small independent under-10 metre fishermen in post-Brexit fishing policy discussions?

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Maria Caulfield: This is a hugely sensitive issue. Fundamentally, this debate should be about women’s choice on abortion in Northern Ireland. That is why I find it incredible that the one thing the hon. Member for Walthamstow (Stella Creasy) does not ask for is for women in Northern Ireland to have a vote and a say on whether they actually want abortion in Northern Ireland. Yet in her interviews on...


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