Results 161–180 of 507 for speaker:Matt Rodda

Support for Asylum Seekers — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (27 Apr 2021)

Matt Rodda: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark (Neil Coyle), and indeed the hon. Member for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (David Simmonds), for having secured this important debate. In addition, I would like to thank a number of local groups within Reading and Woodley, particularly Reading Refugee Support...

Covid-19 and Health Inequalities: West Yorkshire: Special Educational Needs — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (21 Apr 2021)

Matt Rodda: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Slough (Mr Dhesi), my Berkshire colleague, for securing the debate. He made a very interesting contribution. His comments were thoughtful and powerful, and I found the whole tone of the debate interesting and, in many ways, quite humbling. I agree with what has been said by many Members,...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 1 - Income tax charge for tax year 2021-22 (19 Apr 2021)

Matt Rodda: I want to offer my support to the shadow Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing North (James Murray), who put his case very fairly. I want to illustrate what that means in my constituency of Reading East and perhaps develop some of the points he made. I particularly want to raise the growth in the use of food banks, which has been very significant across the country, and our area is...

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (12 Apr 2021)

Matt Rodda: It is an honour to have the opportunity to speak in the debate and add my tribute to those made by Members across the House. I think we have all been moved by the warm and touching tributes made today, and I hope that the Queen and the royal family will be able to take some comfort from the deep affection for Prince Philip in this House. I have particularly enjoyed listening to some of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (9 Mar 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescale is for providing regular covid-19 testing for asymptomatic NHS staff working in community hospitals in (a) Berkshire and (b) England.

Work and Pensions: Budget 2021: Departmental Policies (8 Mar 2021)

Matt Rodda: Pensioners who have worked hard their whole lives have seen their life savings disappear after becoming the victims of some truly dreadful scams, which have happened both online and on the telephone. The Government say they want to protect the interests of savers. However, there is mounting evidence that they are failing to act sufficiently to curb some appalling abuses, and this was not...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (8 Mar 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to regularly test asymptomatic NHS staff working in community hospitals for covid-19 in (a) Berkshire and (b) England.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (8 Mar 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the regularly covid-19 testing of asymptomatic NHS staff working in community hospitals in (a) Berkshire and (b) the rest of the country.

Fire Safety Remediation: Leaseholders (1 Mar 2021)

Matt Rodda: I am very grateful for the opportunity to add to this debate tonight. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Portsmouth South (Stephen Morgan) for his excellent speech, which covered a wide range of very serious issues that are faced by residents in towns and cities across the country. In my constituency in Reading and Woodley, we have exactly the same set of problems, which he so eloquently...

Pensions (1 Mar 2021)

Matt Rodda: I thank the Minister for his remarks. Auto-enrolment has proven to be one of the most positive developments for savers and in securing people’s long-term prosperity in recent memory. It was a Labour Government in 2008 who first introduced legislation to require auto-enrolment, and millions of people have benefited since. It is heartening that the current Government appreciate the value of...

Pensions (9 Feb 2021)

Matt Rodda: I thank the Minister for his generous introductory comments and for setting out the Government’s proposed approach. I thank DWP staff and, indeed, all those supporting pensioners for their work at this difficult time. Britain should be the best country in the world in which to grow old. One of the first responsibilities of Government is to ensure that there is a proper state pension, as a...

Work and Pensions: Vulnerable People: Essential Costs (25 Jan 2021)

Matt Rodda: Too many pensioners face a harsh and challenging winter. Deep concerns about the high rates of coronavirus have been made worse by the effects of the severe weather and isolation from the usual networks of support. Will the Secretary of State reassure the House that the Government will take urgent action both to raise take-up of pension credit for those most in need and to take other steps to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Houses: Coronavirus (22 Jan 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the tiered covid-19 public health restrictions on the ability to trade of (a) the 60 pubs in Reading East and (b) other pubs throughout the country.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Beer and Public Houses: Coronavirus (22 Jan 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with representative organisations for pubs and breweries on the effect of tier 2 and tier 3 public health restrictions on businesses in that sector.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Coronavirus: Schools (22 Jan 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support schools during the covid-19 outbreak.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Additional Restrictions Grant and Local Restrictions Support Grant (19 Jan 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what happens to funding allocated to local authorities as part of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) and Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) which is not distributed to businesses.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Additional Restrictions Grant and Local Restrictions Support Grant (19 Jan 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to increase funding allocations for local authorities which have distributed their allocated funds from the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) and Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) but have an additional need for emergency support.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Additional Restrictions Grant and Local Restrictions Support Grant (19 Jan 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether local authorities receive funding for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) and Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) up front or are reimbursed.

Education: Return in January (30 Dec 2020)

Matt Rodda: I, too, pay tribute to schools, teachers, support staff and young people in my constituency for the incredibly effective way that they responded to the coronavirus crisis in the autumn. However, as the Secretary of State knows, the pressures on schools in tier 4 areas are significant, and they are growing all the time. Will he commit to reviewing the level of support that is being provided?...

European Union (Future Relationship) Bill (30 Dec 2020)

Matt Rodda: Will my right hon. and learned Friend give way?


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