Results 1–20 of 175 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Mike Amesbury

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (17 Dec 2018)

Mike Amesbury: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (17 Dec 2018)

Mike Amesbury: Last week, it was confirmed that teachers and students at Sir John Deane’s sixth-form college in my constituency and elsewhere will lose out yet again following the confirmation that the national funding rate for sixth formers will remain at £4,000 per student next year. That is the seventh consecutive year that funding has been frozen. How can the Secretary of State claim that austerity...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Mike Amesbury: rose—

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Mike Amesbury: I thank my right hon. Friend for giving way. Does he agree that this Santa Claus letter of a deal offers no protection for workers’ rights, jobs, the environment or frictionless trade? Vote it down.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Diplomatic Co-operation (4 Dec 2018)

Mike Amesbury: What recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on continued diplomatic co-operation after the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Diplomatic Co-operation (4 Dec 2018)

Mike Amesbury: When he spoke to Andrew Marr last weekend, the Foreign Secretary said that the Prime Minister’s proposed deal “mitigates most of the negative impacts” of leaving the EU. Can he tell us which of the negative impacts of leaving the EU the deal does not mitigate?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (3 Dec 2018)

Mike Amesbury: According to figures provided to me by the Fire Brigades Union, the Government have cut funding to the fire service by 30% since 2010. The FBU also informs me that a further cut of 20% is planned during the course of this Parliament. How can the Minister credibly claim that austerity is over for the firefighters of Cheshire and the UK?

Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit: Two-child Limit — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (27 Nov 2018)

Mike Amesbury: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Streeter, and I thank the hon. Member for Glasgow Central (Alison Thewliss) for securing such an important debate. She shares my view, and that of many colleagues, that the two-child limit is unfair and adversely affects tens of thousands of families. That policy stands out, tragically, as a clear example—perhaps the clearest...

Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit: Two-child Limit — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (27 Nov 2018)

Mike Amesbury: I agree entirely with my hon. Friend and neighbour. Children are children. From April 2017, low-income families lost entitlement to additional support through child tax credits or the child element of universal credit for a third or subsequent child born after that date. If the family was already claiming support for three or more children before that date, in principle they continue to...

Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit: Two-child Limit — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (27 Nov 2018)

Mike Amesbury: I agree entirely with the hon. Lady. What the former Secretary of State said demonstrates how out of touch Ministers are. Perhaps more of them should have attended the debate today, because they would have heard many contributions that have laid bare the misery the policy is causing. We heard contributions from 10 Members: my hon. Friends the Members for Glasgow North East (Mr Sweeney), for...

Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit: Two-child Limit — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (27 Nov 2018)

Mike Amesbury: As my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow North East said, there is a £10 billion supplement from the Barnett formula. We have heard the stories, and I have questions for the Minister.

Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit: Two-child Limit — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (27 Nov 2018)

Mike Amesbury: I am sorry, I cannot give way any more; I must move on. Some 59% of the 73,500 families who lost financial support are in work. What does it say about the Government’s claim that they are encouraging people into work if their policy chastises those very people? According to the Government’s own figures, each family claiming benefit lost up to £2,800 in 2017-18 as a result of the...

Health and Social Care: Public Health Funding (Local Authorities) (27 Nov 2018)

Mike Amesbury: What recent representations he has received on the potential merits of increasing public health funding to local authorities.

Health and Social Care: Public Health Funding (Local Authorities) (27 Nov 2018)

Mike Amesbury: On current projections, over £800 million will have been cut from public health budgets by 2021, £2 million of which has been cut from vital services in my constituency relating to sexual health, and to tackle obesity and smoking. Will the Minister guarantee that the new NHS long-term plan will reverse the cuts to public health budgets?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: UK-EU Defence Relationship (26 Nov 2018)

Mike Amesbury: What recent discussions he has had with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the UK’s future defence relationship with the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: UK-EU Defence Relationship (26 Nov 2018)

Mike Amesbury: The Royal United Services Institute has concluded that the collapse in the value of the pound against the dollar following the Brexit vote could lead to additional costs of £700 million a year to the MOD. What is the Secretary of State’s Department doing to mitigate this?

Backbench Business: State Pension: Women born in the 1950s — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (22 Nov 2018)

Mike Amesbury: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Ryan. I sincerely thank the hon. Member for North Ayrshire and Arran (Patricia Gibson) for securing this vital debate and for her consistent record in championing the cause. I am pleased to be able to respond on behalf of the Opposition, not just because it is an opportunity to thank Members for a good, well considered and passionate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Nov 2018)

Mike Amesbury: Over the past three weeks I have surveyed 42 schools in my Weaver Vale constituency. More than £3.4 million will be taken from their budgets, and 60% of those schools have cut staff. The Prime Minister’s claim that austerity is over is as credible as her Brexit plan. Will she get a grip or step aside?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit Managed Migration (19 Nov 2018)

Mike Amesbury: I welcome the new Secretary of State to her post. On 13 November, Mind wrote to me to outline its fears about how the approach of the then Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to the managed migration of universal credit created a real risk that many people with mental health problems could be left without an income altogether in the move to universal credit. Will the new Secretary of...


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.