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Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day]: Women and the Economy (9 Dec 2015)

Lucy Frazer: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for giving way. What does she say about the fact that 53% of apprenticeship starts in 2014-15 were for women? That is a policy that the Government are very much pushing.

Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day]: Women and the Economy (9 Dec 2015)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Lady is absolutely right that we need to invest in our young women going through school so that they study STEM subjects, and that is exactly what the Chancellor is doing. Through investment in STEM, a record number of girls are taking A-levels in science and maths, with 10,000 more STEM A-level entries for girls. We must be ambitious and aspirational for our next generation.

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 3 - Non-compliance in the labour market etc: interpretation (10 Dec 2015)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Lady makes an excellent point: the sentiment is an honourable one. However, has she thought through the practicalities of the issue that she raises? I represent a rural constituency where there may be only one provider. We are operating in a sector in which many nursery providers are private providers. The Bill is permissive; it is not mandatory. People do not have to provide for 30...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 3 - Non-compliance in the labour market etc: interpretation (10 Dec 2015)

Lucy Frazer: In the previous sitting, the hon. Lady highlighted all the risks of creating criminal liability for a parent who might not satisfy the income threshold at a later date. Does the same principle not apply when she talks about criminal penalties on childcare providers?

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 3 - Non-compliance in the labour market etc: interpretation (10 Dec 2015)

Lucy Frazer: On a point of order, Ms Dorries. In my reading, the amendment should be to paragraph (h), which starts with the words “create criminal offences in connection with”. If the hon. Lady’s amendment were accepted it would create a criminal liability, which she states she does not intend to do. Given that the amendment would not achieve her objective, is it appropriate?

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Sports: Hearing Impaired (15 Dec 2015)

Lucy Frazer: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure that the Deaflympics are recognised as equal to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Petitions: East Anglia Rail Franchise (16 Dec 2015)

Lucy Frazer: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. Does she agree that, given the growth in our region and the fact that Cambridge is one of the few net contributors to the Treasury, it is essential we get the infrastructure we need? Ely is often a pinch point in infrastructure development, including the Ely North junction and the Soham-Ely doubling.

Petitions: East Anglia Rail Franchise (16 Dec 2015)

Lucy Frazer: Before the Minister sits down, it is concerning that the cost of improvements to the Ely North junction have gone up. If the improvements come in early in control period 6—we very much hope they will—it might still be possible to have finished in the franchise period, which we all want, so we ask her not to rule that out.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Technology in Farming (17 Dec 2015)

Lucy Frazer: What assessment she has made of the potential contribution of data and technology to maximising the potential of British food and farming.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Technology in Farming (17 Dec 2015)

Lucy Frazer: I thank the Minister for that answer, and will he join me in welcoming the Eastern AgriGate Research Hub, which opened last month in Soham and is developing pioneering technologies to reduce crop waste and food waste and boost production? Does he agree that we need to invest further in agri-tech to grow our industries, such as those in Cambridgeshire?

EU Council (5 Jan 2016)

Lucy Frazer: Does the Prime Minister agree that it is neither unfair nor inappropriately discriminatory to place restrictions on those who come here from other member states? This is evidenced by the fact that the original EEC treaty granted a right to residence but only to those who came to pursue an economic activity.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (11 Jan 2016)

Lucy Frazer: The David Anderson report refers to Cambridgeshire county council’s Operation Magpie, which relied on communications data to protect more than 100 elderly and vulnerable persons from attempts to defraud them. Does the Secretary of State agree that such operations may benefit from the powers in the Bill to protect the most vulnerable?

Prisons and Secure Training Centres: Safety (11 Jan 2016)

Lucy Frazer: Locking up young offenders has consequences of all kinds. Do events such as the one in question further persuade the Secretary of State that there is merit in monitoring low-level drug and alcohol offenders, rather than in sending them to prison?

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] — Trade, Exports, Innovation and Productivity (13 Jan 2016)

Lucy Frazer: Does the hon. Gentleman accept that the Office for Budget Responsibility expects productivity growth to return to its historical average by the end of 2017?

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] — Trade, Exports, Innovation and Productivity (13 Jan 2016)

Lucy Frazer: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] — Trade, Exports, Innovation and Productivity (13 Jan 2016)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Gentleman referred with positivity to the figures in Scotland. Is he aware that, according to the BBC two hours ago, “Scotland’s economy grew slightly over the summer but continued to lag behind the UK as a whole, according to official figures.”?

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] — Trade, Exports, Innovation and Productivity (13 Jan 2016)

Lucy Frazer: The motion suggests that there is a lack of a long-term plan to improve productivity and it is also critical of the Government’s approach to innovation. The motion is not only inaccurate, but unnecessarily pessimistic and bleak. Like the hon. Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson), I think it is important to celebrate what is good. The hon. Member for Dundee East (Stewart Hosie) stressed...

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] — Trade, Exports, Innovation and Productivity (13 Jan 2016)

Lucy Frazer: Does the hon. Lady accept that, according to figures from UKTI, a Government body, there was a small fall in the number of inward investment projects in Scotland in 2014-15, while the number rose in England and Wales?


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