Results 1–20 of 201 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Alex Norris

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Business of the House (13 Sep 2018)

Alex Norris: The excellent Save Our Schools East Midlands campaign has highlighted that 82 out of 84 schools in the city of Nottingham face real-terms cuts by 2020. This is an abysmal set of affairs. I know that the Leader of the House shares my enthusiasm for early intervention and investment in our children, so may we please have a debate in Government time about what a false economy these real-terms...

Bedford Prison (13 Sep 2018)

Alex Norris: This is the fourth prison in the urgent notification process. In the past, the response has tended to involve three things: change the leaders, put more staff in, reduce the number of prisoners. All those are sensible, but they have an impact on the rest of the estate: there are only so many leaders, new staff and places to which to move prisoners. How many more times can the Minister respond...

Victims Strategy (10 Sep 2018)

Alex Norris: We know that the people who are most vulnerable to crime are those furthest from mainstream services. It is the woman suffering at the hands of her partner, the trafficked person who does not speak English or the child groomed in their community who the consultations detailed today must reach. Who do the Government intend to engage with to ensure that the voice of those who are heard the...

HMP Birmingham (4 Sep 2018)

Alex Norris: It is clear that drugs have played a significant role in the problems in Birmingham; similarly, drugs have played a significant role in the challenges in Nottingham Prison, and I suspect across the prison estate. What is the Minister’s latest assessment of the use of body scanners, and what is the latest legal advice he has been given about how widely they can be used?

Windrush (4 Sep 2018)

Alex Norris: In our sixth report on the Windrush generation, the Home Affairs Committee stressed the need for transparency on the Sir Alex Allan report. As the Minister has said, the Home Secretary has promised to consider that, as he has been doing for a number of months. Do those at the Home Office really not understand that if they want to rebuild trust following this fiasco, hiding things that they...

[Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Alex Norris: I beg to move, That this House has considered rail investment in the East Midlands. There are some firsts today, Sir Graham—I am always dealing with firsts. This is my first time under your chairship, which is very much appreciated. I also did not know before now that we could start early, which is very exciting, and I shall avail myself of the extra minutes to illuminate my subject...

[Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Alex Norris: I am very grateful for that intervention. That is exactly right. This is not, dare I say it, an issue for just the current Government; it has been an issue for previous ones too. Our approach has to be one of consensus, and I think that that is how we will best get what we want. In thanking my neighbour to the east, I ought to reference my neighbour to the south, my hon. Friend the Member...

[Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Alex Norris: The hon. Gentleman makes an excellent point. I am a big believer in our region’s future lying in the strength of HS2 and the logistics hubs that we can put around it and our airport. However, the hon. Gentleman’s community and mine will not benefit from that unless we can get there, and getting there cannot mean just going into the nearest big city and going out; we have to get...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: New Homes (23 Jul 2018)

Alex Norris: The building of new homes is being choked off in Nottingham by the refusal of the Department to remove the cap on the housing revenue account. I put this to Ministers on 12 March, and was told that if Nottingham stepped up and made a strong case, it would be looked upon favourably. Such a case has been made, but it has not been looked upon favourably. Why not?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (17 Jul 2018)

Alex Norris: What progress he has made on planned consultations on (a) employment status, (b) agency workers and (c) enforcement of employment rights as a result of the recommendations of the Taylor review of modern working practices.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (17 Jul 2018)

Alex Norris: Insecure work weakens our economy. Last week the Office for National Statistics reported falls in manufacturing and construction output. The past few weeks have been dominated by Ministers worrying about their jobs. When will the Government have a functioning industrial strategy that worries about my constituents’ jobs?

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

Alex Norris: The nursery at Basford Hall is well used and well rated and helps parents access further education. Despite that, Nottingham College is planning to close it. Our campaign to stop that is backed by 1,800 local residents and our local councillors. Does the Prime Minister agree with them that we must remove all barriers to accessing further education, and will she support our call for the...

Persistent Rough Sleeping in Nottingham (2 Jul 2018)

Alex Norris: I congratulate my hon. Friend on the powerful case that she is making on behalf of our city. I served on the council in our city at a time when we virtually eradicated rough sleeping, and now we are back to where we are today. Does my hon. Friend agree that this situation has been caused by a toxic combination of under-employment, poor housing supply, cuts to drug and alcohol services,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (2 Jul 2018)

Alex Norris: Universal credit is having a profound impact on local authorities, such as enormous housing revenue account pressures. Ahead of the roll-out of universal credit in Nottingham, what new resources will be made available to Nottingham City Council to mitigate this impact?

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

Alex Norris: I will start with a fact: standing happens at every football match, whether that is legal standing up the pyramid to league one or the blind eye turned to it in the premier league and the championship. Every match-going fan knows that that away from home they will stand whether they want to or not, and they know the areas of their own ground where stewards will let it go. The choice before us...

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

Alex Norris: I appreciate that intervention and I could not agree more. Now we need the Government to catch up, because they are out of step with public opinion. Two weeks ago the Minister, in response to multiple written questions I had tabled, said: “An announcement will be made shortly.” I hope we hear today when that announcement might be. The crucial thing, from my own experience, is that...

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

Alex Norris: My hon. Friend gives me support from a sedentary position. I am very grateful for it. I have been going for 30 years and I have been a season ticket holder for the last 20. Not long ago, I moved from an area where there was a weekly pitched battle between fans and stewards about standing up, because it stopped being fun. My instinct is not to break rules—funnily enough, I suspect that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Childcare Settings: Financial Viability (25 Jun 2018)

Alex Norris: Childcare is a critical enabler to allow parents to access further education. Nottingham College, in a move reflective of the exceptionally difficult landscape facing further education, has chosen to shut its nursery in my constituency. That is wrong, and I am campaigning with local residents and councillors to keep it open. Does the Minister agree that access to childcare is an important...

Insecure Work and the Gig Economy (20 Jun 2018)

Alex Norris: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley East (Stephanie Peacock) on securing the debate and on the powerful case that she made. Like me, she came to this place as a union activist and union member of staff. I refer colleagues to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. Let us be clear about this: insecure work, especially that which is low paid, is a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces: Personnel Levels (11 Jun 2018)

Alex Norris: What recent assessment he has made of trends in the size of the armed forces.


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