All 15 results for speaker:Sandy Martin

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Sandy Martin: The latest data show that 164,000 people born in Bangladesh held British nationality in December last year. In addition, there are many tens of thousands of British citizens who were born in this country, but whose parents were born in Bangladesh. This country has strong family ties with Bangladesh, and we all benefit from sharing, both economically and culturally. The Bengali community in...

Free Childcare — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Sandy Martin: Happy Tots is a charity-run pre-school in east Ipswich, which has been successfully running for over 30 years. The pre-school has approximately 75 on its roll—there are morning and afternoon sessions for 38 children aged between two and five—and it employs 16 staff. Last year, it was awarded Millie’s Mark for inspiring excellence in paediatric first aid—the only...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme (11 Sep 2017)

Sandy Martin: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people in all regions can access legal aid providers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Free Childcare (11 Sep 2017)

Sandy Martin: What assessment she has made of the effect of the Government's policy on 30 hours of free childcare on the financial viability of childcare settings.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Free Childcare (11 Sep 2017)

Sandy Martin: Given that 38% of nurseries have told the Pre-School Learning Alliance that they are unlikely to be financially viable in a year’s time, what urgent action is the Minister taking to help these providers?

Knife Crime (6 Sep 2017)

Sandy Martin: The Minister has said that she would be happy to do everything to stamp out the growth of knife crime. Does that include reversing the cuts in police officer numbers that we are seeing in constabularies around the country? In Suffolk, for instance, in one of the least policed areas in the country, the number of officers has been cut by 300 over the past 10 years.

Letting Agent Fees (Tenants) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (6 Sep 2017)

Sandy Martin: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Letting Agent Fees (Tenants) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (6 Sep 2017)

Sandy Martin: The hon. Gentleman talks about the delivery of rented sector housing in the free market. Does he accept that there is a big difference between a normal market and the housing market—a market for a service of primary importance to the continuation of human life, with a massive gap between demand and supply? That has put the tenants in an impossible position vis-à-vis the agents. In...

Blacklisting (5 Sep 2017)

Sandy Martin: In my previous capacity on Suffolk County Council, when the council decided to outsource its highways to Kier, we took a motion to council calling for it to ensure that there was no blacklisting in relation to employees of Kier working for Suffolk County Council. That motion was passed unanimously, because Conservative members of Suffolk County Council—like, I am sure, Conservative...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Jobcentre Closures (19 Jul 2017)

Sandy Martin: What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the planned closure of job centres in Scotland on local communities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Jobcentre Closures (19 Jul 2017)

Sandy Martin: The Minister says that there is a low level of sanctions in Scotland, but if a substantial number of jobcentres are closed will it not make journey times longer and routes more complicated, leading to an increase in missed appointments and in sanctions? What mitigating measures will he introduce to deal with an increase in sanctions?

Points of Order: Drugs Policy (18 Jul 2017)

Sandy Martin: I declare an interest as a Suffolk county councillor. Like many towns of its size, Ipswich would be seriously improved by society dealing more effectively with the scourge of hard drugs. Ipswich has a low level of crime for its size, but there is too much violent crime, and that crime is rising. Much of the violence in our town has been carried out by drug dealers, targeted against drug...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Tobacco Control Plan (4 Jul 2017)

Sandy Martin: When the Government plan to publish a tobacco control plan.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Tobacco Control Plan (4 Jul 2017)

Sandy Martin: I need to declare an interest as a Suffolk county councillor. Given the health responsibilities of local government, will the Minister tell the House what can be done to deal with the situation in which the actuarial advice from local government and other public sector pension schemes is that they are not at liberty to disinvest from tobacco stocks?

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gaming Machines: Reviews (29 Jun 2017)

Sandy Martin: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when her Department plans to make an announcement on its review of fixed odds betting terminals.


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