Results 1–20 of 145 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Peter Heaton-Jones

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?

Schools Update (17 Jul 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: May I mark my right hon. Friend’s homework today with a resounding tick and “VG”, and may we write in the margin a note to the effect that under her stewardship this Government are spending more on schools than the Labour party ever did? May I ask for her reassurance on a point that I have lobbied her and her Ministers on for some time? Devon has historically been...

Ambulance Services (Devon) — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: There is a specific example of exactly what is being described by my hon. Friend in my constituency of North Devon—the situation in Lynton and Lynmouth, the twin villages right on the north coast. At the beginning of last week, the South Western ambulance trust withdrew what was in effect a rapid-response paramedic vehicle that was traditionally stationed in Lynton and Lynmouth,...

Contaminated Blood (11 Jul 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: This is also the first time I have had the pleasure of speaking in this House with you in the Chair, Madam Deputy Speaker, so may I welcome you to your position? I also echo what has been said in thanking the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) for being able to secure this important debate. Let me also say that it was a pleasure to be in the Chamber for the maiden...

Road Infrastructure — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bexhill and Battle (Huw Merriman) on securing this debate on today of all days. Who would have thought it? I shall not detain hon. Members for too long. No doubt they will show no surprise at all that I will spend three minutes unashamedly banging on about the North Devon link road. In the extraordinarily unlikely circumstance that anyone...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (24 Apr 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I thank the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Brigg and Goole (Andrew Percy), for the fantastic news that North Devon is to receive two coastal communities grants totalling more than £2 million: £500,000 for the museum in Barnstaple and £1.5 million for the new water sports centre in Ilfracombe, which he will kindly...

Business of the House (20 Apr 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: May I echo what my hon. Friend the Member for Crawley (Henry Smith) said in welcoming the Government’s increased investment in the NHS? I also acknowledge what the Leader of the House said about the need for local decision making on health service matters. None the less, I seek his reassurance that in the next Parliament we will have the opportunity properly to scrutinise any proposed...

Health and Social Care Budgets — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I congratulate the hon. Member for Hackney South and Shoreditch (Meg Hillier) on securing this important debate. It will not surprise colleagues to hear that I am unashamedly here to speak up for Devon, and North Devon in particular. We are part of the south-west, and it is significant, looking around the Chamber, to see so many...

Health and Social Care Budgets — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I will not. The Chair was clear about the time limits; I apologise to my hon. Friend. I will end by saying we must remember the three Ds. Let us work together across parties to find a long-term solution for the fairer funding of health and social care.

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I have similar challenges in my rural constituency of North Devon. The STP is looking at the same issues that the hon. Lady is raising, and they, too, will lead to long travel distances. As Ministers know, that is something that I have raised with them and brought up in this House on a number of occasions. Does the hon. Lady agree that the challenges that the STP is trying to address have...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: National Funding Formula: Devon (6 Feb 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I welcome the principle of the new national funding formula, but one third of schools in North Devon look set to lose funding under the indicative figures. Will the Minister continue to listen carefully to our representations? Will he also confirm whether the indicative figures are just that and that they could be subject to some revision?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Feb 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 1 February.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Feb 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I associate myself with the remarks made by the Prime Minister and the tribute paid to the victims in Canada and to the family of Tam Dalyell. North Devon is quite rightly concerned that the current review of health services across the county may result in the loss of some acute services at our hospital in Barnstaple. For some residents, the nearest alternative could be three hours away. Will...

Opposition Day: Prisons (25 Jan 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. The prison system faces challenges, but the Government have taken enormous steps to address them. We have heard about some of them, and extra investment of £1.3 billion to reform and modernise the prison estate is front and centre in the White Paper that was published last October. None the less, the prison system faces challenges. I was taken with the...

Opposition Day: Prisons (25 Jan 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: No, Madam Deputy Speaker, I am terribly sorry, you have conflated two hon. Members. I am very closely related to my hon. Friend the Member for Daventry (Chris Heaton-Harris), but I am not he. Is it me you intend to call?

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill (20 Jan 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) and I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Salisbury (John Glen) on securing this incredibly important debate and on being successful in the private Member’s Bill ballot. If I understood his comments and those of colleagues correctly, it looks like this is the second time that he has piloted a...

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill (20 Jan 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: No; we will not count our chickens, but I hope that in a few weeks or months it will be the case. He is truly becoming a legislative leviathan, and I congratulate him on it. My hon. Friend follows in a long line of Back Benchers who have piloted important legislative developments in the arena of social policy through the House, and I welcome his addition to this important historical trend. I...

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill (20 Jan 2017)

Peter Heaton-Jones: I absolutely agree. Let me say for the record that I was not for one moment seeking to suggest that my hon. Friend was doing anything improper or being discourteous to the House in her jiggery-pokery. As we have said, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 exempts merchant ships from certain laws. In UK statute, we have text that explicitly permits the firing of an individual and the...


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