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Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Hemel Hempstead (Sir Mike Penning) on securing this debate under the auspices of the Backbench Business Committee. This was one of the very first issues brought to me by a constituent following my election as the Member for North Devon two and a half years ago, and I want to raise her case again. The people affected—the families,...

Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I thank the hon. Lady for that clarification. Many of these studies have been into the historical evidence and the paperwork, which have been sifted through over and again— she is right to make that point—but there are still differences of opinion between what was said in the 1970s, in 2016 and in 2017, and that is the difficulty. I have asked the House of Commons Library for...

Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: My point is that there is more information to come and I thank my right hon. Friend for that clarification on its source. It is really important that we keep looking for this information and that we gather everything we possibly can to help the people affected. Many other right hon. and hon. Members wish to speak, so I shall not continue for too long. The Government and previous...

Unduly Lenient Sentences (6 Dec 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Hemel Hempstead (Sir Mike Penning) on securing this debate. I echo what he said about the importance of the victim being at the centre: victims and their families should absolutely be front and centre. It is completely right that it is open to victims and their families, and to...

Rail Update (29 Nov 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I warmly welcome the announcement today of a consultation on the great western franchise and the improvements it will bring to passenger services in Devon and beyond, but may I seek my right hon. Friend’s reassurance that there will be a focus in that process on the one rail service that serves my constituency—that between Exeter and Barnstaple? It is not just a quaint tourist...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (27 Nov 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: Last year it was announced that Royal Marines Base Chivenor, in my constituency, would be closing. The previous Secretary of State visited it subsequently, at my invitation, and announced a review of the decision. Will the Minister please update me on the progress of the review, and indicate when a final decision might be made?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: It was a pleasure to be in the Chamber to hear what I think was the first Back-Bench speech from my right hon. Friend the Member for Sevenoaks (Sir Michael Fallon), who is not in his place any more—and what a wise contribution it was! I welcome the measures in the Chancellor’s Budget: big investment in the NHS; additional improvement to the universal credit programme; a stamp...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: Does my right hon. Friend agree that what we need now is clarification from the Opposition on what they will do when it comes to a Division on the plan to scrap stamp duty for first-time buyers? Will they block those plans? If so, that says more about where they stand than any words they could ever say.

TV Licence Fee — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (20 Nov 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Moon, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) on leading this debate and the Petitions Committee on organising it. This debate is on an extraordinarily important issue that we need to discuss, for the very reason that many tens of thousands of our constituents have signed these two petitions, which is as...

TV Licence Fee — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (20 Nov 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I thank the hon. Gentleman—he did do the maths. That is a lot of money, and the BBC needs to be held to account for it. I do not, for one minute, stand here and say that everything about the BBC is perfect. We absolutely need more transparency and more accountability, and the hon. Member for East Londonderry (Mr Campbell) made that point extraordinarily well. It frustrates me that the...

TV Licence Fee — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (20 Nov 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: There is sometimes a tendency, I think, for BBC managers not to be front and centre or, when they are, if they appear on a programme like “Feedback” or “Points of View”, the defensive attitude is the one that comes to the fore. What we need sometimes, just sometimes, is for the BBC to say, “We got this wrong. We didn’t do it right and we’re gonna do...

TV Licence Fee — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (20 Nov 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: That is another perfectly good reason why we should not move to, or even consider, an advertising model for the funding of the BBC. I will conclude with the animated conversation I was having with my constituent. Two programmes in particular have been mentioned in the debate—“The Blue Planet” and “Peaky Blinders”—and my constituent said he could watch them...

Written Answers — Department of Health: North Devon Hospital (14 Nov 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NHS England on ensuring that the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust has adequate resources to deliver acute services at North Devon District Hospital.

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

Peter Heaton-Jones: The NHS sustainability and transformation plan review in my region recently recommended that all acute services be maintained at North Devon District Hospital. That was a very welcome decision and a victory for the community. Will the Minister work with me and local NHS managers to ensure that the clinical need that has been identified can be fully met?

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (13 Nov 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: A number of my constituents have contacted me expressing concerns about the case. Can my right hon. Friend assure them that he and the Government are doing absolutely everything possible to exert influence to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and does he agree that that should be our one and only priority and our one and only focus, in the Government and in the House?

Sexual Harassment in Parliament (30 Oct 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I came to this place after working for some years at the BBC, an institution that has had its own challenges in this area. With that experience in mind, I want to endorse what the Leader of the House and you, Mr Speaker, have said about the importance of this institution having a robust procedure. It must not be left to individual components, whether individual employers or political parties....

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: *No heading* (30 Oct 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that coastal areas in North Devon receive an equitable proportion of funding for projects which benefit coastal communities.

Women and Equalities: Women’s State Pension Age (12 Oct 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: What is the Minister’s view of any proposal to change legislation that would then favour women as opposed to men in pensions legislation?

Schools: National Funding Formula (14 Sep 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I warmly welcome the Secretary of State’s announcement and share her dismay and disappointment that Labour Members seem incapable of saying anything positive about it. Perhaps that is because they utterly failed to tackle this issue when they were in government. It is the Conservatives who have done this, and I want to thank her for listening to me and to other Devon MPs who have made...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Economic Opportunities: South Wales and the South-west (6 Sep 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: One project that could provide significant economic opportunities on both sides of the Bristol channel is the provision of a regular ferry service between Ilfracombe in my constituency and south Wales. It has been considered by a commercial company. What support could the Wales Office give to that idea?


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