Results 1–20 of 198 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Luke Graham

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: The hon. Gentleman is making a very serious point about housing benefit. Does he welcome the change that allows the benefit to be paid directly to the landlord, as opposed to going to the claimant?

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: I should like to join the Scottish National party Finance Secretary in Holyrood in acknowledging the additional funding for Scotland’s block grant. The extra £479 million will mean a real-terms increase over the next few years. Given that Scotland’s GDP growth is forecast to be less than 1%, will my right hon. Friend commit to driving economic activity across all our...

Backbench Business: Energy Efficiency and the Clean Growth Strategy — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (8 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: The Warmer Homes scheme was a fantastic initiative. I know that some of the terms changed in 2017 because a number of constituency cases were brought to me, with people sometimes being disadvantaged. Will the hon. Gentleman join me in working on addressing some of those issues to ensure we are still reaching as many people as we can?

Backbench Business: Energy Efficiency and the Clean Growth Strategy — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (8 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Mr Walker. I, too, commend my hon. Friend the Member for Eddisbury (Antoinette Sandbach) for securing the debate. Many contributions have focused on domestic energy efficiency, and I will touch on that, but I also want to broaden the debate and talk about energy efficiency in the commercial and industrial market, which is crucial if we are...

Backbench Business: Energy Efficiency and the Clean Growth Strategy — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (8 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: I thank the Minister for her intervention. Fortuitously, Clackmannanshire is up for a city deal, so there would never be a better time for her to come and get involved in these energy projects. I will definitely be following up with her on that as soon as we leave Westminster Hall.

Backbench Business: Energy Efficiency and the Clean Growth Strategy — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (8 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention and will gladly take up his invitation.

Backbench Business: Energy Efficiency and the Clean Growth Strategy — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (8 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: I thank my hon. Friend for her kind intervention and, again, invitation. I would certainly be keen to visit both places, as my constituency arrangements allow. Scotland has been at the forefront of every major industrial development in the UK, from the industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries, to oil and gas in the 20th and 21st, so it has undoubtedly contributed to the...

Bills Presented: Vote 100 and International Women’s Day (8 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: On that point about inspiring women, does my right hon. Friend agree that it is important that as Members of Parliament, we get into our schools to speak to young women and show them that being an MP is exactly the sort of job they should be aspiring to do, as is being the leader of a company? As a male MP with two female bosses, I know that women are at least as good at this job and probably...

Salisbury Incident (8 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: I wish to add my tribute to the Wiltshire police force. My best friend from school serves in that force, and I know how dedicated he and his colleagues are to the security of the county. How are Wiltshire police working with national teams collaboratively to progress this investigation? What lessons will be shared with police forces throughout the UK?

Business of the House (8 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: European Union structural and social funds have benefited local authorities across the United Kingdom. May I request from the Leader of the House some parliamentary time to debate what will replace those funds post Brexit?

Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (8 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: I welcome the priority and funding that are coming from my hon. Friend. What is he doing to co-ordinate and support the devolved nations in this regard, such as Scotland where adolescent mental health waiting time targets were actually missed? We want to make sure that no British child is left behind, no matter what part of the UK they live in.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: City Deals (7 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: What progress the Government have made on their plans to deliver a city deal for every city in Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: City Deals (7 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: Will my right hon. Friend help to break the deadlock with the devolved Administration and commit to the amount of money that Westminster is willing to put forward in the Stirling and Clackmannanshire deal, so that Clackmannanshire can realise its true ambition?

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

Luke Graham: Last month it was announced that the proposed merger between the British Transport police and Police Scotland was being put on hold in the wake of widespread criticism from a number of different parties. What discussions has my right hon. Friend had with devolved Ministers, and what next steps can be taken? Will she join in me in calling on the SNP to scrap this ill-fated proposed merger?

International Court of Justice: Seasonal Migrant Workers (1 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: My hon. Friend is making some valuable points. Will she not only join me in welcoming seasonal migrant workers to help in constituencies such as mine, but work with me and others to put pressure on the Government to ensure that we are championing our agricultural industries and increasing their prestige and the jobs that they create? They will then become viable options for young people, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Franchising (1 Mar 2018)

Luke Graham: During the franchise process, business cases get a lot of focus. The hon. Member for Middlesbrough (Andy McDonald) mentioned the Virgin Trains east coast contract and the franchise holder criticising some of the figures he had been passed. As a member of the Public Accounts Committee who was present at that hearing, I can say that the franchise holder actually said that, although the figures...

National Democracy Week — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (27 Feb 2018)

Luke Graham: I apologise for my late arrival for this debate—I was participating in the business in the main Chamber. The Minister makes a very valuable point about vulnerable people, especially those who will be addressed in National Democracy Week and those who can now vote anonymously if they are survivors of domestic abuse. I led a debate in Westminster Hall on the Disability Confident scheme to...

Homelessness (27 Feb 2018)

Luke Graham: The hon. Gentleman talks about shortfalls for city deals. Does he recognise that it is the Scottish Government’s reticence that is stopping money from coming to the city deal for Stirling and Clackmannanshire, as well as the Tay cities deal?

Scottish City Deals (27 Feb 2018)

Luke Graham: My constituency is not lucky enough to have a city deal yet—they are still under negotiation in Clackmannanshire and, in the form of the Tay cities deal, in Perth and Kinross. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that devolution does not mean separate? Edinburgh should pass more powers down to local authorities and work constructively with Westminster, so that we get more transparency about...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Equality impact analyses of certain provisions of this Act (21 Feb 2018)

Luke Graham: The hon. Gentleman makes a big play of analysis. Can he inform the House of the analysis that Labour has undertaken of the distributional impact of £170 billion of extra borrowing and the interest payments on our communities?

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