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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (16 Jul 2018)

Simon Clarke: What preparations has the Department made for a Brexit on World Trade Organisation terms?

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill: Exemption for buildings used as nursery grounds (10 Jul 2018)

Simon Clarke: It was particularly moving to be in here as we heard the sound of the RAF fly-past a few moments ago to mark 100 years of the RAF. It was 100 years ago this month that my great, great uncle John Headlam was killed while serving in the RAF, so it is nice to be able to pay tribute to his service and sacrifice. We are a nation of gardeners, and it is important to us all that our nursery sector...

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill: Exemption for buildings used as nursery grounds (10 Jul 2018)

Simon Clarke: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention and he is right in what he says. That is something people really care about, and people often regard these nurseries as a hub in the local community. They are not just another shop; they are often dearly loved, and this fits with the spirit of the time, when people increasingly want to buy local. Until recently, the exemption that applied in this...

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill: Exemption for buildings used as nursery grounds (10 Jul 2018)

Simon Clarke: Does my hon. Friend agree that this is a crucial Bill, because it gives hope to so many businesses that underpin life in rural constituencies such as his and mine?

Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and the Consultation (9 Jul 2018)

Simon Clarke: I rise to present the petition of residents of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland. The petition states: The petition of residents of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Declare that the "Home Education - Call for Evidence and revised DfE guidance" has been written following significant consultation with local authorities and no consultation whatsoever with the home education...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Jul 2018)

Simon Clarke: I look forward to welcoming Heather Steven, the practice manager at Loftus’s GP surgery, to my right hon. Friend’s Downing Street reception for the NHS later. Can my right hon. Friend assure the House that as part of this Government’s record investment in the NHS, she will ensure that primary care services receive all the support they need?

June European Council (2 Jul 2018)

Simon Clarke: My constituents were very clear on what they were voting for in 2016, and that would not be delivered by a Norway-style agreement. Can the Prime Minister guarantee that, whatever our future arrangement with the EU is, it will not circumscribe our ability to strike free trade deals or to end free movement?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Supporting People with Disabilities and Health Conditions (2 Jul 2018)

Simon Clarke: How much her Department has spent on supporting people with disabilities and health conditions in the last 12 months; and what the change in that amount has been in real terms since 2010.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Supporting People with Disabilities and Health Conditions (2 Jul 2018)

Simon Clarke: I thank the Minister for her answer. Will she join me in congratulating the East Cleveland employment and training hub in Skinningrove, which opened in February and has done brilliant work for a number of my constituents, including those with the health and disability issues to which my question refers?

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Simon Clarke: Teesside has put in a bid for a logistics hub. Does the hon. Lady agree that this kind of sharing of the benefits of Heathrow expansion shows why shadow Front Benchers have got themselves into a really ludicrous position?

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Simon Clarke: I do not understand what difference it makes where the flights are going to. If we want trade and business with the rest of the world, why does that matter? We want that business—why does not the hon. Gentleman?

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Simon Clarke: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Thornbury and Yate (Luke Hall) for putting the case for safe standing so clearly. This is a day for huge congratulations to all the fans who have made that case and lobbied with such passion, thoughtfulness and commitment for many years to move the debate to the point that we have reached...

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Simon Clarke: I agree. The case that rail seats work has been well made in Germany over a number of years, so the idea that we would be taking a step into the unknown is simply untrue. We see that this works abroad; indeed, I think most people would say that the atmosphere in German stadiums is better than in ours. The case for safe standing has been made. We will obviously need to consult on this change...

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Simon Clarke: I think that that is right, and I absolutely agree that this is something about which we need to listen and learn. The ground has moved. A favourite story of my family’s is about my grandfather taking my uncle-to-be to watch Hartlepool United in the late ’70s. He famously remarked, “We are probably going to win today; our star striker is back.” My uncle asked,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Simon Clarke: I rise in support of amendments (c) and (d) in lieu of Lords amendment 3, which address environmental standards and to which I have put my name. In addition, I want to express my pleasure that there has been progress today on the Dubs amendment, for which I thank the Solicitor General.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Simon Clarke: I thank the Solicitor General for clarifying that. It is right that as we move into post-Brexit territory, we show that we want to be an inclusive and welcoming country to those in the world who are most desperately in need. It seems to me that Brexit is in fact quite a simple concept. My constituents knew that they were voting for three things: to have control of our immigration policy, to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Simon Clarke: Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman prepared to accept free movement as the cost of a customs union, or is he not?

G7 (11 Jun 2018)

Simon Clarke: President Trump’s decision to impose steel and aluminium tariffs is obviously deeply concerning for my constituents and British Steel at Skinningrove. We all deplore them, but as my right hon. Friend has said, we need to work constructively to get them overturned. With that in mind, can she give further details to the House about the precise nature of her discussions with the President...

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

Simon Clarke: It is vital, as we have heard from colleagues across the House, that we tackle the challenge of crime in rural communities. My constituency is unusual on Teesside in that it is the only one with a significant rural element, in the shape of rural East Cleveland. At my rural club, I have heard eloquent testimony from local farmers and people who run rural businesses on issues such as hare...


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