Results 1–20 of 204 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Alberto Costa

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (11 Sep 2018)

Alberto Costa: The Chancellor can rightly take pride in his policies which result in South Leicestershire having one of the highest employment rates in Britain. On Friday, I am meeting local businesses in Lutterworth, where Councillor Neil Bannister, leader of Harborough District Council, will be hosting a “Meet your MP” session with local businesses. What other positive messages does the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Sep 2018)

Alberto Costa: Earlier this morning, my daughter Sophie—on her own merit, along with thousands of other schoolchildren—attended her first day at grammar school. What message does the Prime Minister have for my daughter Sophie and the thousands of other children who, on their own merit, secured a place at grammar school?

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Alberto Costa: At the outset, I refer Members to the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I am a practising solicitor in England and I am still on the roll of Scots solicitors. I do not practise in the field of personal injury, but I have in the past—in both Scotland and England. I represented “pursuers”, as claimants are known in Scotland, and claimants in England. I also...

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Alberto Costa: I am afraid that because of time constraints I will not. I welcome comments the Secretary of State made in answer to Opposition Members. He said several times that the insurance industry would be properly held to account. The Government will bring forward amendments to hold the industry to account for its assurances. On that basis, I feel able to support the Government on Second...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Jul 2018)

Alberto Costa: Given the NATO summit this week and the range of threats that this nation faces, including the appalling use of nerve agents on British soil, will my right hon. Friend reassure me and my constituents that the Government will continue to see NATO as the bedrock of Britain’s defence?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: First-time House Buyers (3 Jul 2018)

Alberto Costa: It is indeed commendable that the policies the Chancellor has brought to the House and made into law have been of enormous benefit to my constituents. Will he intensify his efforts in helping not only first-time buyers but those who find it difficult to afford houses? Can he perhaps say a few words on what he might do for them?

Privately Financed Prisons (27 Jun 2018)

Alberto Costa: Glen Parva prison is in my constituency, and I commend the Minister for his welcome announcement yesterday with regard to investment. He said at the Dispatch Box that he welcomes quality and diversity of supplier. May I invite him to speak with his officials to ensure that, wherever possible, local suppliers are invited to bid not just for the construction, but for the maintenance and ongoing...

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Alberto Costa: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Alberto Costa: I congratulate the Secretary of State on his very welcome intervention in ensuring the longevity of our NHS with these wonderful proposals. Will he give some consideration to the way in which doctors are trained? At present, it is a costly and time-consuming affair. Only around 10 UK medical schools have a graduate entry system. In his long-term plan, looking at recruitment, will he consider...

Medicinal Cannabis: Upskirting (18 Jun 2018)

Alberto Costa: On Friday evening, I was at a constituency event, and Councillor Guy Jackson of Blaby District Council was aghast at how an arcane procedure of this House stopped what would have been a very important piece of legislation. Can I say on behalf of Councillor Guy Jackson and my constituents in South Leicestershire how welcome it is to have the Minister at the Dispatch Box today making the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Alberto Costa: My father does not speak perfect English, but I do not know what more integration he could have done when one of his sons is a Member of the British Parliament. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that in all this talk of immigration, we should be very moderate in how we reflect on it? Immigration has been of enormous benefit to the United Kingdom, when his own family and succeeding generations...

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May 2018)

Alberto Costa: I would like to begin by echoing Members’ comments about the significance of today’s debate, on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. I congratulate the hon. Member for Hove (Peter Kyle) on securing the debate. I do not think I have spoken in my three years in the House about these rights, but let me say at the outset that, as a lawyer, I believe that it...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Alberto Costa: In line with your six-minute time limit, Madam Deputy Speaker, I promise to be brief, and I say somewhat gingerly that it is a pleasure to follow the hon. and learned Member for Edinburgh South West (Joanna Cherry). I begin by putting on record how proud I am, as the son of economic immigrants, to welcome to the post of Home Secretary my right hon. Friend the Member for Bromsgrove (Sajid...

Breast Cancer Screening (2 May 2018)

Alberto Costa: I also thank the Secretary of State for his measured and sensitive tone in delivering this afternoon’s statement. He mentioned that the figures of 450,000 and 309,000 were estimates. What is not an estimate, however, is that 65,000 letters will be going out at the end of this month. Will he assure us that his team in the Department will write to Members of Parliament to indicate the...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: regulation of Claims Management Services: Transfer Schemes (24 Apr 2018)

Alberto Costa: I thank my right hon. Friend for giving way so early in her speech. Does she agree that it is important that the Financial Conduct Authority and the Financial Ombudsman Service are properly equipped to take on the additional powers proposed?

Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Alberto Costa: Given that representatives of a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council have blatantly lied and suggested that Britain somehow staged the appalling atrocities that we have all witnessed, can my right hon. Friend confirm that she had no choice but to take the actions that she took to help the Syrian people?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Modern Slavery (16 Apr 2018)

Alberto Costa: What steps the Government are taking to eliminate modern slavery.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Modern Slavery (16 Apr 2018)

Alberto Costa: I welcome the Minister’s answer and the extensive work that she and the Government are doing to tackle this horror in our society. Will she expand on what steps the Government are taking to provide ongoing support to victims of modern slavery?

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