Results 1–20 of 100 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Andrew Lewer

Justice: Terror Offences: Prison Sentences (14 Jul 2020)

Andrew Lewer: What steps his Department is taking to increase the length of prison sentences for terror offences.

Justice: Terror Offences: Prison Sentences (14 Jul 2020)

Andrew Lewer: Does my hon. Friend agree that the limited use of terrorism prevention and investigation measures, as amended by the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill that will come back for Report next week, will serve to help to keep my constituents in Northampton South and those elsewhere safe from terror attacks?

Defence: South China Sea Operations (12 May 2020)

Andrew Lewer: Whether the Royal Navy plans to continue operations in the South China sea.

Defence: South China Sea Operations (12 May 2020)

Andrew Lewer: The Royal Navy is at its best when it works closely with our allies. Will the Minister update the House on recent co-operation with the Royal Australian Navy?

Treasury: Rent a Room Scheme (24 Mar 2020)

Andrew Lewer: What assessment he has made of the socioeconomic effect of raising the Rent a Room Scheme threshold to £7,500.

Treasury: Rent a Room Scheme (24 Mar 2020)

Andrew Lewer: Given that some 37% of homes in the country are under-occupied, my right hon. Friend will realise that encouraging more owners to take in lodgers could provide affordable housing to thousands more people. Will he please look to review whether there should be a higher level, perhaps £9,500, for live-in landlords with two or more lodgers, and would he be willing to have a virtual meeting with...

Educational Settings (18 Mar 2020)

Andrew Lewer: As chairman of the all-party group, I bring the positive message from the independent education sector that it is part of communities—it wants to help, and it wants the Department to know that. There is also a concern: will boarding schools be allowed or be expected to continue caring for any remaining boarders, especially international ones, who have not gone home or cannot do so?

Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill (13 Mar 2020)

Andrew Lewer: Could I provide my hon. Friend with some constructive challenge, following some of the comments from colleagues around me? Aneurin Bevan once said that nothing is too good for the working class. Nothing should be too good for any school in any area, and therefore every school should be able to have a distinct and clear, rather than excessively generic, identity, out of pride in their school....

Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill (13 Mar 2020)

Andrew Lewer: It is interesting, and in some ways welcome, to have a proposal before the House that attracts cross-party support, but also obliges us to consider it and debate it carefully. The hon. Members for Weaver Vale (Mike Amesbury) and for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy) have talked in the House about schoolwear costs—the latter quite extensively—as have numerous Conservative...

Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill (13 Mar 2020)

Andrew Lewer: The hon. Gentleman provides a good illustration of how personal experience informs rather than inflames the debate. His point also illustrates the importance of local areas and schools having a measure of control and responsibility. That is not always delivered by an attitude of, “The man in Whitehall knows best.” There is space for guidance—that is the purpose of our discussion...

Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill (13 Mar 2020)

Andrew Lewer: What my hon. Friend says is true in the overwhelming majority of cases. It is interesting; I have found from my meetings with larger schoolwear suppliers, and the intermediate businesses that provide wholesale stock of those garments to a local area, that some of them have prevailed on schools to take a more measured and responsible approach. It is a tribute to people in the sector that...

Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill (13 Mar 2020)

Andrew Lewer: That is absolutely true. I do not want to play school status bingo, but that does sound very grand because all we had for a house was a little plastic or metal badge—that was it.

Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill (13 Mar 2020)

Andrew Lewer: It can. I put a big question mark next to this section of my speech in case it instigated a wide range of people’s recollections of various kinds. However, I have been pleased to hear those from Members. I do want to mention Duston School in my constituency, led by the no-nonsense head, Sam Strickland. An aversion to philosophy and a preference for pragmatism has overall served this country...

Palestinian School Curriculum: Radicalisation — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (10 Mar 2020)

Andrew Lewer: Mr George Bradford, a constituent of mine, works hard to raise awareness about extremist teaching in Palestinian schools. I met him here in Parliament last week. Does my hon. Friend agree that such awareness-raising has a valuable role as part of wider debates such as this one?

NHS Funding Bill (27 Jan 2020)

Andrew Lewer: This Government have now committed £33.9 billion, the largest cash increase in the history of the NHS, and I am hopeful that the funding will go where it is needed most and that, when combined with the NHS long-term plan, it will help to provide direction and certainty. During the last Parliament, I sat on a Joint Committee of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee and the...

Education: Topical Questions (20 Jan 2020)

Andrew Lewer: The all-party parliamentary group on independent education will hold an event in Parliament on 11 February to celebrate the almost 11,500 partnerships between independent and state schools. What steps is the Department taking to make sure that schools have the support and the resources they need to form meaningful partnerships?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Leaving the EU: Creative Industries (16 Jan 2020)

Andrew Lewer: What steps her Department is taking to support the UK’s creative industries in future trade negotiations after the UK leaves the EU.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Leaving the EU: Creative Industries (16 Jan 2020)

Andrew Lewer: The United Kingdom exports more books and journals than any other country in the world, and, according to the Publishers Association, the UK generates £3.6 billion in export revenue every year. Will the Minister assure the publishing industry that it will be remembered and championed as new free trade agreements are negotiated around the world?

Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Jan 2020)

Andrew Lewer: If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 8 January.

Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Jan 2020)

Andrew Lewer: Motor neurone disease is a terrible terminal illness, with a third of people dying within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis. The last thing that terminally ill people and their families should be worrying about are their finances. The Scrap 6 Months campaign by the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which is based in my constituency of Northampton, South, has managed to...


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