Results 1–20 of 359 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Chris Matheson

Capita (24 Apr 2018)

Chris Matheson: May I thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting the urgent question and congratulate the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) on securing it? Capita is one of the strategic suppliers to the Government, providing services of particular strategic importance, yet, as we heard from its boss today, it had no strategy aside from mucking up the management of the dental register, leaving...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (23 Apr 2018)

Chris Matheson: Has the Secretary of State had a chance to review the misguided policy of his predecessor to close the Dale barracks in Chester, which has only recently been refurbished and enjoys high satisfaction rates among the soldiers stationed there and their families?

Vauxhall Factory, Ellesmere Port (20 Mar 2018)

Chris Matheson: I am most grateful to the Minister for giving way. There is a Toyota plant next to my constituency, in the constituency of my right hon. Friend the Member for Delyn (David Hanson). Are not investment decisions such as those the Minister has mentioned taken three years in advance? That decision by Toyota had already been taken and was known even before the Brexit referendum had taken place.

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (15 Mar 2018)

Chris Matheson: There are several Airbus Beluga flights every day between manufacturing sites at Hamburg and Toulouse, and Chester. That complicated manufacturing and supply chain will be put at risk unless we get regulatory certainty soon. When will we get detailed regulatory certainty on manufacturing?

Point of Order: [Day 1] (14 Mar 2018)

Chris Matheson: Nothing I have seen since the referendum has convinced me that the plan for the UK to leave to EU is anything short of an act of national lunacy. The chaos that we are seeing now—whether over the intractable problems with the Irish border, or over the Government’s unwillingness to put anything on trade and customs issues to a vote in the House—just adds further to that...

Point of Order: [Day 1] (14 Mar 2018)

Chris Matheson: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Point of Order: [Day 1] (14 Mar 2018)

Chris Matheson: The hon. Gentleman has obviously gone through a methodical process of working out the effect of Brexit on GDP. Has he worked out the effect on GDP of an empty Tory slogan?

Point of Order: [Day 1] (14 Mar 2018)

Chris Matheson: rose—

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Chris Matheson: I welcome the Prime Minister’s statement and I look forward to her aggressively chasing down that dirty Russian money. There have now been 15 suspicious deaths, and I should like to ask about the prevalence of these deaths in the UK. Are there more in the UK than in similar western countries? If so, why? Is it because we have more Russians here, or because Russia is deliberately...

Uk Relations: Saudi Arabia: Blagging: Leveson Inquiry (7 Mar 2018)

Chris Matheson: The Secretary of State talks about these being historical events, but of course the victims of the latest hack found out about it only yesterday, and may not even know about it at the moment, so that is not very historical. Sir Brian Leveson wrote a letter to the Secretary of State saying that matters had not yet been fully considered and that we needed the second part of the inquiry. Why...

Government Policy on Russia (6 Mar 2018)

Chris Matheson: Much as I welcome the Foreign Secretary’s strong condemnation of Russia and his reassertion of state sanctions, it is clear that they not working. I am concerned that there is a lack of political will to take the matter further, perhaps because there is an awful lot of Russian money sloshing around the City of London, driving the London property market and, dare I say it, being donated...

Uk/EU Future Economic Partnership (5 Mar 2018)

Chris Matheson: I have listened to the answers today, and I respectfully suggest to the Prime Minister that the policy of vague sloganising and keeping her fingers crossed that everything will be all right is simply insufficient. Will she confirm that no deal we get from the proposed solutions she has identified will be more advantageous, financially or economically, than our current position?

Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Voter ID Pilots (21 Feb 2018)

Chris Matheson: In the context of these trials forcing people to show ID to vote, in the context of individual electoral registration resulting in 2 million people falling off the electoral register, and now it seems in the context of proposals to make postal votes harder to obtain, why is it that every change the Government bring in makes it harder for people to vote? Why are they scared of people voting?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Cross-border Transport (31 Jan 2018)

Chris Matheson: What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on improving cross-border transport links between Wales and England.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Cross-border Transport (31 Jan 2018)

Chris Matheson: The industrial areas around my constituency, which include Airbus in Broughton and Deeside Industrial Park, absolutely depend on the M56 running smoothly. Has the Secretary of State had any conversations with Highways England, or his counterparts in the Transport Department, about when we shall get that motorway unclogged and running smoothly?

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Chris Matheson: Will the hon. Gentleman not concede that that turnaround has taken place on the back of several hundred million pounds of public money being given to the train operators every year?

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Chris Matheson: What a pleasure it is to follow the hon. Member for Isle of Wight (Mr Seely). If he will forgive me, I might disagree with him on one point. In my view—the figures are overwhelming—the investment in infrastructure in London and the south-east, although it perhaps does not extend entirely down to his patch, is around nine or 10 times as much as that in my area in the north-west...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Chris Matheson: I give way to my good friend.

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Chris Matheson: I will welcome it when it is built and when we actually have something going. HS3, or Northern Powerhouse Rail, is a slogan rather than a railway, and I look forward to its being a railway rather than a slogan. There is a real danger that the benefits that accrue will not do so for the whole country. This is a national project and the benefits that derive from it should be national, too. In...


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