Results 1–20 of 25 for speaker:Matt Rodda

Palestinian Communities: Israeli Demolitions — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (6 Dec 2017)

Matt Rodda: On Jerusalem and the unfortunate and misguided announcement from the US President, will my hon. Friend comment on the restatement of British policy at Prime Minister’s Question Time today that Jerusalem should not be dealt with in the way the US President suggests?

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Matt Rodda: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this afternoon’s debate, and I want to support the points made by my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams). I also wish to thank the Secretary of State for his concessions today. Although I welcome them, they are, sadly, not nearly enough to address the very many serious flaws of this failed benefit. I...

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Matt Rodda: Thank you for the opportunity to speak this afternoon, Mr Stringer. I declare an interest as a former civil servant and a member of the Association of First Division Civil Servants, GMB and Unite, and I thank Unite for their generous support to my election campaign. I start by paying tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones), who spoke very well about the...

University Tuition Fees — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (27 Nov 2017)

Matt Rodda: I am grateful for the Minister’s wide-ranging discussion of the issues. Will he meet employers from my constituency, and possibly from other high-cost areas, to address the issue that my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds North West (Alex Sobel) mentioned—namely, that graduates on middle incomes may end up paying more in tuition fee repayments over time than those on the highest...

University Tuition Fees — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (27 Nov 2017)

Matt Rodda: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way. I just wanted to make a point of clarification about PISA, which is a very interesting international study. As someone who was a civil servant in the Department for Education some years ago and who has worked in the sector recently, I think it is important to look at the broad picture that PISA gives but also to understand its strengths and weaknesses....

University Tuition Fees — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (27 Nov 2017)

Matt Rodda: I appreciate the opportunity to speak this afternoon, Sir David. I was due to be a member of a statutory instrument Committee but I was kindly relieved of that duty by a colleague. I thank all those who signed the petition that allows us to have this debate. I support the comments made by my hon. Friends the Members for Leeds North West (Alex Sobel) and for Hartlepool (Mike Hill) and by other...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Matt Rodda: It is pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Taunton Deane (Rebecca Pow). I would like to take this opportunity to address the need for affordable housing, which is a key issue in my constituency and many others across the country. Although I welcome the intention to build more homes, I am afraid the Budget falls well short of the major new programme of house building that is needed in my...

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Sharing of data to resolve liability disputes (16 Nov 2017)

Matt Rodda: I share the Minister’s concerns about this point. As a non-lawyer, I must admit that my knowledge of the legal aspects is somewhat limited. However, I represent a constituency with large IT businesses, and I urge him to consider the IT industry’s views about the management of big data. There is an ongoing debate in the industry about the various international conventions and rules...

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Public charging points: access and connection (14 Nov 2017)

Matt Rodda: I thank the Minister for giving way and for mentioning our brief conversation at lunch time; it is very good of him. On his point about the location of charge points, as someone who represents a constituency with poor quality air—we suffer greatly from air pollution in Reading, as do many other urban areas, even relatively small or medium-sized ones—I not only commend his interest...

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Examination of Witnesses (31 Oct 2017)

Matt Rodda: AirQ quality is a huge issue, particularly in many urban areas and some other parts of the country. What do you believe could be done to increase the roll-out and take-up of electric vehicles in urban areas to help tackle the problem of air quality?

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Examination of Witnesses (31 Oct 2017)

Matt Rodda: Q If you do not mind, I will ask a brief supplementary question. Those points all sound very valid, but they may apply to the whole country. Are there specific measures that you would suggest the Government ought to be considering for urban areas?

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Examination of Witness (31 Oct 2017)

Matt Rodda: My question is similar, but from an urban perspective. What would you see as the most effective way to encourage urban residents, particularly those who do not have off-street parking, to convert to electric vehicles? Secondly, how would you incentivise landowners who have car parks, such as large employers, railway stations and supermarkets, to have chargersQ ?

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Examination of Witness (31 Oct 2017)

Matt Rodda: Q Do you feel there is a need to look at the way the planning system could incentivise that, to get the market started?

Rail Links: South-west England — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (24 Oct 2017)

Matt Rodda: I thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak this afternoon, Mr Evans, and my hon. Friend the Member for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport (Luke Pollard) for securing the debate. I shall address my remarks to my constituency in Reading, which, as many people know, is served by rail services that start both in the far west of Cornwall and in west Wales. They meet at Reading and go on to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces: Pay (23 Oct 2017)

Matt Rodda: What steps his Department is taking to improve satisfaction rates on pay in the armed forces.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces: Pay (23 Oct 2017)

Matt Rodda: The Government are fond of saying that they value our armed forces personnel, yet back in June every Minister and every Cabinet member, including the Defence Secretary himself, voted against lifting the public sector pay cap for our armed forces. Is this not proof that their commitment to our brave men and women is only skin-deep?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Matt Rodda: I have been interested to hear the range of views discussed today. I am from one of the areas where universal credit will be rolled out in early December, much to the concern of local residents. It is difficult to imagine the stress and deep financial distress that many of the people on this benefit will face over Christmas because of the ill-considered timing. From my perspective, this is...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Domestic Violence (16 Oct 2017)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training frontline staff of his Department and its outsourced companies receive on talking appropriately with claimants who are male victims of domestic violence.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Domestic Violence (16 Oct 2017)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training frontline staff of his Department and its outsourced companies receive on talking appropriately with claimants who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Domestic Violence (16 Oct 2017)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training there is for frontline staff of his Department and its outsourced companies on talking appropriately with claimants who are victims of rape.


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