Results 1–20 of 68 for speaker:Simon Clarke

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (22 Feb 2018)

Simon Clarke: Some 89% of those who take time out of work to fulfil caring responsibilities are women, and employers, as my right hon. Friend has identified, have a huge role to play in helping women to return to work when they wish to. Can she set out more detail about the plans to publish guidance on best practice for private sector employers?

Written Answers — Home Office: Syringes: Injuries (22 Feb 2018)

Simon Clarke: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what records her Department holds on the number of incidents in each of the last five years in which a member of the public has been injured by a used needle.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Employment: Mothers (22 Feb 2018)

Simon Clarke: What steps the Government is taking to support women back into the workplace after having children.

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review of relief for first-time buyers (21 Feb 2018)

Simon Clarke: Housing stress is a major driver of homelessness, the causes of which are very complex. Does the hon. Lady accept that the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 is major step in unlocking the resource that is required and in getting people to focus, crucially, on getting into a home, as the first step towards making a more lasting move forward in their lives?

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review of relief for first-time buyers (21 Feb 2018)

Simon Clarke: The hon. Lady gave us a tour de force in the Public Bill Committee, but on the narrow point about the proposed changes’ impact on prices, the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Paul Johnson, said that although there may be an increase in the price faced by first-time buyers, “this does not mean first-time buyers are worse off as a result. They are in general better off....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Finance (20 Feb 2018)

Simon Clarke: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative estimate he has made of the change in the level of real term funding for the NHS in 2010-11 and 2017-18.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Disabled People (5 Feb 2018)

Simon Clarke: Does the Minister agree that it is important that we are absolutely scrupulous in our presentation of the facts about universal credit? As the Secretary of State referred to earlier, I wrote to the UK Statistics Authority to query the shadow Secretary of State’s claim that “40,000 children will wake up in poverty on Christmas Day because the Tories refuse to pause” the...

Exiting the European Union: Customs Union: Free Trade Agreements (1 Feb 2018)

Simon Clarke: What assessment he has made of the effect of remaining in the EU customs union on the ability of the UK to seek free trade agreements with non-EU countries.

Exiting the European Union: Customs Union: Free Trade Agreements (1 Feb 2018)

Simon Clarke: One of the most exciting opportunities that will become available when we leave the customs union is that of establishing a free port at Teesport, as the Secretary of State and the Minister saw for themselves last week. Will the Minister confirm that the Government will give serious consideration to this excellent idea, which will put rocket boosters under my local economy?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (1 Feb 2018)

Simon Clarke: Can the Secretary of State confirm that we will find a way, during the implementation period, to negotiate a way to address the consequences of any EU legislation that is deemed contrary to our national interest?

Pip Back Payments: Points of Order (30 Jan 2018)

Simon Clarke: Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Will you confirm whether the same convention applies to members of the shadow Front-Bench team? I have had experiences that relate to this in exactly the same way, when I have not received due notification.

Pip Back Payments (30 Jan 2018)

Simon Clarke: May I congratulate the Minister on the tone in which she has conducted these proceedings? It has been absolutely spot-on, and it really does refute some of the more accusatory comments from Opposition Members. Will she set out by how much spending on the main disability benefits has risen since 2010?

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Simon Clarke: On Friday, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union was on Teesside to set up an optimistic free-trading vision for the UK after we leave the EU. Given that all estimates have consistently underestimated our economy, surely it is time to just get on with the job.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (30 Jan 2018)

Simon Clarke: The loss of over 200 jobs at Cleveland Potash is a heavy blow for people living in Loftus and east Cleveland, so I am grateful to the small business Minister for negotiating an agreement across Government to extend the same flexibilities around training granted to workers at SSI to those at Boulby. The chief executive of the taskforce has described that as critical. Will he commit that this...

Fireworks — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (29 Jan 2018)

Simon Clarke: I congratulate you on your smooth transformation into the Chair, Mr Hanson. It was seamlessly done. I want to pay tribute to the large number of my constituents who encouraged me to attend today’s debate and made really passionate cases about why this issue matters and why we, as parliamentarians, should be concerned about it. I want to start by stating that I am not hostile to...

Carillion (15 Jan 2018)

Simon Clarke: South Tees NHS trust has substantial investment with Carillion as a result of PFI arrangements agreed under the last Labour Government. Carillion’s supply chain is now horribly exposed, and Slater Refrigeration, which is a small firm based in my constituency that supplies cooling systems for one hospital’s blood banks, its MRI scanner, its CT scanner, its mortuary and its...

Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jan 2018)

Simon Clarke: Last week, Cleveland Potash announced 230 job losses at Boulby mine in my constituency, which is devastating for Loftus and the wider east Cleveland community, where the mine is by far and away the largest employer. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen, the hon. Member for Redcar (Anna Turley) and I all agree that it would be incredibly helpful if some of the funds remaining from the 2015 SSI...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Simon Clarke: After the successful conclusion of the first phase of our Brexit negotiations last month, it is great to see Ministers pressing forward to build our future trading relationship with Europe and the rest of the world. This Bill, as Opposition and Government Members have identified, will be critical in establishing the framework within which that trade is conducted. It is of huge significance to...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Simon Clarke: The whole point is that the Irish border issue cannot be resolved until we know the wider context of the trade agreement that has been established. The right hon. Gentleman is getting the logic back to front.


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