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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: My constituency of Chelmsford is a very popular place to live, and this week we have had the very good news that more first-time buyers are getting on the housing ladder than at any time in the past decade. Will my right hon. Friend update us on the Government’s progress on helping people to buy a house?

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: In my constituency, more than 2,000 people work in insurance. Britain is home to the world’s largest insurance market, and many European companies need access to our market. Does the Minister agree that it is in the interests of both Britain and Europe to seek a much deeper and more modern trade relationship than the EU has with any other third country?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Aerospace Sector (30 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the future of our space and aerospace industries is key to our economic future and that practical measures like the new Space Industry Bill will open up new opportunities?

Leaving the Eu: Implementation (29 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: Will the Minister confirm that from a practical point of view we should not be too worried about new EU law during the two-year transition period, because it takes more than two years for new EU laws to be put in place? Also from a practical point of view, will he confirm that we will set up working groups on important technical issues, such as data exchanges, as soon as possible?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Waste (25 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: What steps he is taking to reduce waste from plastics.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Waste (25 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: People in Chelmsford really care about their recycling. Will my right hon. Friend confirm what actions we can take to ensure that the end product can be put to meaningful use after we put things in our recycling?

Presidents Club Charity Dinner (24 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank the Minister for her strong condemnation of this event. Does she share my disgust for the women who put themselves in a position of leadership and groomed and pimped the young ladies involved? Does she agree that their actions are also abhorrent?

Public Bill Committee: Space Industry Bill [Lords]: Potential impact of leaving the European Union on the United Kingdom’s space industry (23 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: This is my first Bill Committee, so bear with me, Mr Bailey. The new clause suggests that the Secretary of State should have to make an annual assessment of the impact of our leaving the EU on research and development, including Horizon 2020, every year well after 2020, but Horizon 2020 clearly finishes in 2020. Does the Minister agree that it seems illogical to assess something that has...

Points of Order: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords] (22 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank my hon. Friend for making this powerful speech. In addition to raising the cost of insurance for everybody else and encouraging people to commit fraud, does he agree that cold calling can often cause huge distress to the person on the other end of the phone, who is constantly reminded about an accident that they might wish to forget?

Points of Order: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords] (22 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: I listened very closely to what the Secretary of State said about the breathing space, which is a really welcome period to help individuals —she mentioned individuals—to sort out their debts without getting into more problems. Will she confirm that that also covers households and families so that it helps the whole family, not just the individual?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Passenger Compensation (18 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: Whether he has plans to review the compensation arrangements available to rail passengers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Passenger Compensation (18 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: I apologise for arriving late—due to a train delay this morning. We in the east of England are looking forward to our sparkling new trains arriving next year, but in the meantime we often face delays, and when people face delays they should be compensated. Will the Minister look at issues such as when trains are overcrowded and people have to get the next one, or when they are...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Saving for rights etc. under section 2(1) of the ECA (16 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: Will my hon. and learned Friend give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Saving for rights etc. under section 2(1) of the ECA (16 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: I am interested in the issue my right hon. Friend raises about our not being able to scrutinise European law in this Chamber before it was approved over there. In other Parliaments, such as the Dutch Parliament, specialist committees scrutinised proposals before they reached the European Parliament; for example, the telecoms committee in the Dutch Parliament would scrutinise telecoms law...

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: It is a great pleasure to be the last Back Bencher to be called to speak tonight on this enormously exciting part of our economy. The space industry is the fastest growing part of our economy, and it is key to jobs and growth. The sector has trebled in the UK since 2010, and the global industry is set to more than double. The jobs are high skilled, high value and highly productive, and that...

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is absolutely vital that we continue to take part not just in the European Space Agency but in its downstream operations? I am thinking about data sharing and the ability to bid on downstream contracts.

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: Given the fast growth of the sector and the fact that its businesses create jobs three times faster than the average British company, does the Minister share my concern about the lack of interest in this Bill from the Labour party?

Carillion (15 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank my right hon. Friend the Minister for wanting to minimise the impact on employees, pensioners, apprentices and subcontractors and for protecting vital services. Can he confirm that he will not fall into the Labour trap of dealing with corporate failure, as when the last Labour Government let bank investors pocket the profits for many years, but when the ship hit the rocks, the...

International Trade: Topical Questions (11 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: Last year, I welcomed Nesta and Sage to Parliament when they launched their report on the state of small businesses. It said that just 18% of British small and medium-sized enterprises are exporting around the world, so what more can the Department do to help our innovative small businesses, especially in providing more information on the local rules and regulations those companies face in...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: I would like to take the Secretary of State back to his point about caring for people before they get to hospital and, in particular, issues to do with GPs. My local area has had difficulties recruiting GPs. It is vital that there is investment in increasing medical training for new doctors, so I plead with him to consider seriously the bid from Anglia Ruskin University to become the first...


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