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Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Alberto Costa: On behalf of the people of South Leicestershire, may I welcome the Prime Minister’s robust but measured statement? On Monday, I met members of the senior management of the BBC World Service at BBC Broadcasting House. The Prime Minister is correct to have told the hon. Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker) that broadcasting is a matter for Ofcom, but funding is not. I understand that the...

Uk/EU Future Economic Partnership (5 Mar 2018)

Alberto Costa: Yesterday Italy had its general election. My hon. Friend the Member for Gainsborough (Sir Edward Leigh) and I met Luigi Di Maio, leader of the Five Star Movement, whose party has led in the results today. Over the last two years, Mr Di Maio and I have corresponded; he was my guest here in Parliament, and I invited the Foreign Secretary to meet him two years ago. Given the Prime...

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention: A5 Upgrade (7 Feb 2018)

Alberto Costa: I thank the Minister for outlining the reasonable position of the Government in taking a long-term view when it comes to financing, but my South Leicestershire constituency has one of the largest logistics parks in Europe, Magna Park, and there is a proposal to double its size. That is not a long-term proposal—it is an immediate one. Given the problems we have expressed about...

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention: A5 Upgrade (7 Feb 2018)

Alberto Costa: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr McCabe. I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth (David Tredinnick) on securing this hugely important debate and on his thoughtful speech, which was excellent in covering the sensible and reasonable A5 improvements that are much-needed. Watling Street and Fosse Way cross in my constituency. I often wonder what my ethnic...

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention: A5 Upgrade (7 Feb 2018)

Alberto Costa: I agree entirely with my hon. Friend. My family use a dentist in Pailton, so we are familiar with travelling along the A5 to get to that wonderful village. The Magna Park logistics park is one of the largest in Europe and is located in my constituency. Given its proximity to the market town of Lutterworth, my constituents are often subject to unreasonable amounts of commercial traffic...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Feb 2018)

Alberto Costa: Conservative-led Harborough District Council has recently refused IDI Gazeley’s proposed expansion of the enormous Magna Park logistics park in my constituency. Given the Prime Minister’s recent welcome remarks about sustainable developments, will she please arrange for me to meet the relevant Ministers to discuss the creation of a national planning framework for the future...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Parole Board (23 Jan 2018)

Alberto Costa: What steps he has taken to ensure that the Parole Board takes account of public safety in its decision on releasing a prisoner.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Parole Board (23 Jan 2018)

Alberto Costa: I welcome my right hon. Friend to his post. Both of us worked in the same City firm—Richards Butler—at different stages over a number of years. In light of the recent John Worboys case, my constituents have raised similar concerns with regard to the release of Colin Pitchfork who brutally raped and murdered two teenage girls in my constituency and pleaded not guilty. He was only...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jan 2018)

Alberto Costa: May I welcome the great speech that the Prime Minister made on the environment last Thursday? It is right that she, and indeed the Conservative party, support companies that promote sustainable growth, but does she also agree that any commercial development must now take into account the needs of the environment?

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review on inclusive growth and equality (18 Dec 2017)

Alberto Costa: Will the hon. Gentleman be fair enough to confirm at the Dispatch Box that since the Conservative party came into government in 2010, the tax take from the banking sector has increased, especially since 2015?

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review on inclusive growth and equality (18 Dec 2017)

Alberto Costa: Does the Minister agree that in pursuing the policies he has just outlined in a strong and stable way we can have sustainable banking that gives the significant contributions to the Treasury that are much needed, and that the policies espoused by the parties opposite would do great damage to our economy and our public services?

Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Alberto Costa: One year ago, I said in the Chamber to my right hon. Friend that it would be inconceivable for me to vote to take away the rights of my parents or other EU nationals. Incidentally, I understand that my parents are watching proceedings closely today. I thank the Prime Minister for honouring her commitment to me, which she gave earlier this year, in return for which I gave her my full loyalty....

Written Answers — Department of Health: Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Medical Treatments (7 Dec 2017)

Alberto Costa: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for NICE to begin its evaluation of the spinal muscular atrophy treatment Spinraza.

Smart Meters Bill (24 Oct 2017)

Alberto Costa: I congratulate the Government on this Bill. Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is imperative that, in addition to having advertising from Smart Energy GB on the roll-out of these meters, small energy firms that are contacted by consumers, as I have done with my own, promptly respond to them on this matter?

Smart Meters Bill (24 Oct 2017)

Alberto Costa: I am, once again, grateful for the Minister’s generosity in giving way. I understand why the Government require the powers to be extended by another five years, but does the Minister agree that it is imperative that all energy companies, including the smaller ones that I mentioned earlier, give consumers information in a timely manner? The message plastered across the underground and in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (11 Oct 2017)

Alberto Costa: What assessments have the Government made of the east midlands, and specifically Leicestershire, as a place to relocate Government services outside of London?

Government Policy on the Proceedings of the House: Gypsies and Travellers and Local Communities (9 Oct 2017)

Alberto Costa: I think that it would be fair to say that it is more than a perception. Many of us, certainly on the Government Benches, have heard repeatedly about this issue in our surgeries, as well as in discussions with district councillors. It is raised constantly. It is a real problem, rather than a perceived one.

G20 (10 Jul 2017)

Alberto Costa: I add my welcome to the Prime Minister’s statement, particularly in respect of the additional assistance being given to Italy to tackle migration. My right hon. Friend may not be aware that I am chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Greece. As she knows, Greece also has a huge burden to bear with the movement of migrants. Will she agree to consider whether the delegation...

Whirlpool: Product Safety System — [Ms Joan Ryan in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Alberto Costa: I appreciate that time is short, but on that point, will the Minister give way?

Whirlpool: Product Safety System — [Ms Joan Ryan in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Alberto Costa: I had important constituency business to attend to. The Minister is correct in saying that modifications at home might be the correct course of action. Indeed, I witnessed a modification to my tumble dryer. However, the issue I have is that Whirlpool is not disclosing to Which? or to any of us the independent expert analysis stating that such modification makes the tumble dryer safe.

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