Results 1–20 of 36 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

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoner Rehabilitation: Sporting Activities (5 Dec 2017)

Alex Norris: Prisoner wellbeing and rehabilitation at HMP Nottingham continues to be of major concern after five people died there in four weeks. When I raised the issue at the last justice questions, the Prisons Minister, the hon. Member for East Surrey (Mr Gyimah), echoed my concern and undertook to write to me. May I ask whether Ministers are still concerned about HMP Nottingham, and when I will...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Alex Norris: This is my first Budget, so I was geared up for tweeting furiously, poring over Budget papers and analysing it in the local media, but it is striking how little of any of those things I have had to do, because the Budget represents an incredible lack of anything at all for my city of Nottingham and my constituency. The right hon. and learned Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke), who is no...

Backbench Business: Voter Registration: Nottingham North (28 Nov 2017)

Alex Norris: I beg to move, That this House has considered voter registration in Nottingham North constituency. This is the first time I have served under your chairship, Mr Davies. I intend to take you on a journey to Aspley in my constituency via Athens. My topic is restricted to my constituency, but has wider applications to the rest of my city, and indeed to Shipley, Kingswood—the constituency...

Backbench Business: Voter Registration: Nottingham North (28 Nov 2017)

Alex Norris: I share that view. Later, I will talk about block registration, which was a recommendation of an excellent report that I intend to draw on. For a long time, my hon. Friend and I have been out on doorsteps, carrying around our forms, desperately trying to get people to register when we meet those who have not. I think there might be a better way to do it. The differences are even starker when...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights (21 Nov 2017)

Alex Norris: This month, FIFA’s advisory board urged FIFA to press the Qatari Government on the impact of the kafala system on migrant workers building stadiums for the 2022 football World cup. Do Ministers support this call? Will they press the Qatari Government on this and other important human rights issues?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (20 Nov 2017)

Alex Norris: Eighteen months since the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force, the power to injunct offending companies is yet to be used. Will Ministers say when they will start to use it?

Puppy Smuggling (1 Nov 2017)

Alex Norris: I share the hon. Gentleman’s support for the work that Dogs Trust has done, especially with the puppy pilot scheme, but does he share my view that if it is easier for people to move puppies, we need stronger penalties to ensure that there is a genuine deterrent to them doing so?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Swansea Main Line: Electrification (1 Nov 2017)

Alex Norris: What recent assessment he has made of the effect on the Welsh economy of the Government’s decision not to electrify the main line to Swansea.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Swansea Main Line: Electrification (1 Nov 2017)

Alex Norris: On 16 May, the Transport Secretary said that electrification was definitely happening and that he wanted to see an end to “smelly diesel trains”, so there was widespread disappointment on 20 July when electrification was cancelled between Cardiff and Swansea, and also for the midland main line, with Ministers citing the fact that new technology made electrification unnecessary....

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Farmer Review (31 Oct 2017)

Alex Norris: The Farmer review references prisoner wellbeing. At HMP Nottingham in the past two months alone, four prisoners have killed themselves and one has died of an overdose. Will Ministers say why they think this is happening, and what do they plan to do about it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Oct 2017)

Alex Norris: In 2016, the Department for Communities and Local Government provided a transition grant to some local authorities. The calculations and assumptions for this were not published, and 80% of it went to Conservative councils. Will Ministers pledge today to make previous and future calculations available, and will they confirm from the Dispatch Box that future funding will be based on need...

Modern Slavery Act 2015 (26 Oct 2017)

Alex Norris: I appreciate the opportunity to speak in this debate on a subject that I feel strongly about. It gets to the very root of who and where we are as society. It tells us an awful lot about whether we truly are the peaceful, free and modern 21st-century democracy that we strive to be and support others to become and, as we have heard, there is much to be proud of. I am new to this place, but I am...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Strategic Defence and Security Review (23 Oct 2017)

Alex Norris: What progress he is making on meeting the targets for 2020 set out in the SDSR 2015.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Strategic Defence and Security Review (23 Oct 2017)

Alex Norris: SDSR 2015 aimed for at least 10% of our armed forces personnel to be from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background. Latest figures show that just 2.4% of regular officers are from a BAME background and that there are currently no BAME officers at a two-star rank or above. When will Ministers publish a new diversity strategy to get to grips with that challenge?

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Alex Norris: My wife and I had cause to be extremely grateful to the fire service on Wednesday morning. We lost a dog that was staying with us—she had absconded over the fence. The efforts of the boys at Stockhill fire station in extracting Nike from between a hedge and a wall was greatly appreciated. Does my hon. Friend agree that glad though they will be to get my warm wishes on this very public...

Advice Services (Nottingham) — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Alex Norris: I beg to move, That this House has considered access to advice services in Nottingham. To be a new Member is to be confronted by a series of firsts on an almost daily basis, and today is no different. This is the first Westminster Hall debate that I have had the privilege of leading and my first contribution to a debate with you in the Chair, Ms Dorries. I hope to do it well. I am grateful...

Advice Services (Nottingham) — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Alex Norris: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. I know he feels strongly about this issue and I share his concern. In a diverse city such as ours, with the new and emerging communities that we have, there is a gap and it is not clear what is meant to fill it. As I said, local government has a critical role to play in the provision of advice services. Nottingham City Council has played an...

Advice Services (Nottingham) — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Alex Norris: I thank my hon. Friend for her intervention; I agree completely. At the moment—I will turn to this shortly—there is a blizzard of funding that has to be pulled together, and each of those sources is under pressure, for various reasons. At a time when, as my hon. Friend says and as was said in this place earlier today, the Government are charging 55p a minute for people to get...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Alex Norris: Given that the only numbers in the Conservative manifesto were the page numbers, does the right hon. Gentleman understand why Labour Members are slightly concerned that, despite what he says, the numbers in the Finance Bill do not add up?


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