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Government Overseas Aid Commitment: Private Investment: EU Exit Negotiations (9 Oct 2018)

Vicky Ford: Many jobs rely on getting a free trade deal and frictionless trade, but such a trade deal also relies on fair competition between both parties. May I urge the Secretary of State to continue to reassure those in Europe that this country will not lead a race to the bottom in environmental standards, consumer standards or welfare standards, and that this Government are committed to fair competition?

Business Banking Fraud — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (9 Oct 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank my hon. Friend for his work in this area. Two of my constituents have been affected—one through a mis-selling of swaps by RBS and the other through the dreadful situation at HBOS that my hon. Friend has mentioned. Does he agree that the tragedy of this case is partly the lack of transparency and independence, and that people feel that they cannot get fair redress? A decade...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (9 Oct 2018)

Vicky Ford: People in Chelmsford are concerned about levels of violence in the prison, and they want to know that prison officers are safe. Will pepper spray help?

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: It has been a great pleasure to listen to many Members talking about their experiences; I would like to add some of mine. It is a great honour to chair the all-party group on women in Parliament and to have the opportunity to talk to some of my women colleagues about their experiences. I am lucky to be the mother of three wonderful children—they are now much older than children. I...

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank my hon. Friend for making that clear. We are office holders, not employees. The responsibility is different but, on this issue, it would be right to give a parent who has lost their child—that has never happened to me, and I cannot even begin to imagine how challenging it must be—the same right to choose a proxy, should they wish to. Others may not wish to. It is all about...

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

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Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way. I used electronic voting for many years in the European Parliament. It was my experience that when electronic votes came along—sometimes, there were many hundreds of them—Members did not know what they were voting for, and they frequently voted without checking the detail. I have found that having to put one foot in front of the other and go...

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Business of the House (13 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: I add my support to the comments of the right hon. and learned Member for Camberwell and Peckham (Ms Harman). Attacks against politicians and their families have no place and, in particular, dissuade people, especially women, from standing for election. Many women Members of this House have told me how inspiring they find the statue of Emmeline Pankhurst. Does the Leader of the House agree...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade (13 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: What his priorities are for the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting on 14 September 2018.

Written Answers — Treasury: Infrastructure: Chelmsford (11 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: What steps he is taking to invest in infrastructure in the Chelmsford area.

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

Vicky Ford: This summer, we saw the devastation of the collapse of an elevated roadway in Italy. In Chelmsford, the main route into the city is over the Army and Navy flyover, which is now 40 years old. I am not suggesting that it is on the brink of an Italian disaster, but it will need replacing. What funds might be available to assist?

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: I am sorry, Madam Deputy Speaker, I did not hear your dulcet, quiet tones, after the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) left us so full of hope and optimism. It is a great pleasure to follow him, of course. As I have said many times before, we are engaged in the most challenging negotiations of a generation. It should come as no surprise that the legislation that goes with it is...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: Every time—I see an Opposition Member jumping up and down—any one of us on this side of the channel starts pulling our own Government’s negotiating position to pieces without focusing on the details, we create much greater uncertainty for the negotiators on the other side of the table.

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: No. The hon. Gentleman spoke for long enough. I am not going to take an intervention. We need to be careful. If we are going to raise points on the White Paper, let us make sure those points are truly valid and not scaremongering. There would be a real issue if we were left rule taking in areas such as financial services, where often we have a different economic balance from other European...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: The hon. Gentleman has welcomed the White Paper and encouraged the Government to come forward and finish the negotiations as quickly as possible. Will he disclose whether, if those negotiations are completed, he will vote for the outcome? If not, is he not the person who is guilty of political gimmickry, rather than Government Members?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Mental Health Services (10 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: What assessment he has made of the adequacy of mental health support available to students attending university.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (10 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: The students union at Anglia Ruskin University has recently undertaken a detailed study of mental health issues faced by students, and it strongly recommends the benefits of students registering with two GPs—one at home and one at university. Will my right hon. Friend work with our new Secretary of State for Health to see how this could be made possible in a 21st-century NHS?

Brexit, Science and Innovation (6 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: It is a pleasure to have worked with the Science and Technology Committee on this report, and to speak in this debate. Science and research drives innovation, and if we in Britain want to remain the world-leading, cutting-edge economy that we are today, we must continue to support it. As many have said, science and research helps to find solutions to some of the world’s greatest...

Brexit, Science and Innovation (6 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: I agree that the whole team is important, but it is also important that we invest in training for some of those support staff. In the past, previous Governments have perhaps not invested enough in ensuring that we can provide technological backup and support—lab assistance and so on—but over the past few years there has been a huge amount more investment in that in the UK,...


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