James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what process his Department undertook to ensure that UK has complied fully with OSPAR guidance in issuing the dredge and disposal permit Marine Licence 12/45/ML.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what process his Department undertook to ensure that the UK has complied fully with the London Convention 1972 in issuing the dredge and disposal permit Marine Licence 12/45/ML?
James Frith: The success of T-levels, which will incorporate coding and programming in education, will largely rely on addressing the chronic underfunding of our colleges, so was the Secretary of State disappointed, as Bury College and Holy Cross College in my constituency were, that the Chancellor ignored the pleas to address the great iniquity of post-16 funding? What will the Secretary of State do about it?
James Frith: An assessment of this Budget is as easy as a, b, c—austerity, Brexit and calamity. We have had seven years of bad luck for Britain from austerity, the Tories’ self-inflicted Brexit wounds and a calamitous Government with no distinction or record of leadership. There has been reboot after reboot for the Prime Minister, who has no control of her Cabinet. This is a Budget for the...
James Frith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the voting age to sixteen.
James Frith: We are seeing astonishing, dizzying theatre from the Government. We have had all sorts of Brexit before us: we are now seeing “improv Brexit”—improvising, making it up as they go along, with no tangible appreciation that, away from here, Brexit is playing out in everyday lives and there is a thirst for practical guidance. Three weeks feels like enough time to make it up,...
James Frith: This week is Living Wage Week. Some sectors in the UK are better predisposed than others to paying higher wages, but the rising cost of living applies to all. What will the Minister do to incentivise businesses in all sectors to sign up as living wage employers?
James Frith: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. As a former singer in a band, I rise to support his arguments. I am unsure whether the sales of the music that I wrote contributed a huge amount to the economy, but the beer sales certainly did. Some 1.86 million music tourists visited the north-west last year, generating £500 million for the local economy and sustaining 6,000 jobs....
James Frith: It is a pleasure to speak in this Opposition day debate, and I thank colleagues for bringing it to the House. I pay tribute to the work of Carers UK and the Bury Carers Centre in my constituency in advocating and providing a voice for Britain’s 6.8 million carers, almost 20,000 of whom work in Bury. In fact, it is a mark of the link between my office and the Bury Carers Centre that...
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing an English as a second language strategy.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the introduction of a register for people found guilty of stalking or domestic violence offences.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average class size was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Bury North constituency and (ii) the UK in each of the last seven years.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of those eligible for free school meals in (a) Bury North constituency and (b) the UK took up free school meals in each of the last seven years.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in (a) Bury North constituency and (b) the UK were eligible for free school meals in each year since 2010.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in Bury North constituency born in the 1950s and affected by the change in state pension age have returned to employment from a position of unemployment in each of the last 12 months.
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure small businesses working in separate parts of a building linked by communal staircases, lifts and corridors do not have those spaces classed as separate premises by the Valuation Office when business rates are being assessed.
James Frith: I congratulate the right hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb) on securing this important debate, which I hope will compel change. I also join colleagues in putting on record my thanks and admiration for the FACS Association founders, Emma Murphy and Janet Williams, who are here today. Emma and Janet are an inspirational pair who have turned their life-affecting experiences as victims...
James Frith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been employed by (a) Greater Manchester Police and (b) Bury Police Service in each year since 2010.
James Frith: I conclude my remarks. [Laughter.] Thank you, Mr Gapes, for letting me speak under your chairmanship and I again thank my hon. Friend the Member for Dulwich and West Norwood for securing this debate.
James Frith: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) on securing this important debate. It is a pleasure to speak in a debate considering the future of our post offices. This consideration is happening at a time when a wider struggle within Royal Mail is taking place. I speak today in support of my...