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All 9 results for speaker:Duncan Baker

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill (12 Feb 2020)

Duncan Baker: This Government are putting their money where their mouth is and doing exactly what they said they would do to deal with this urgent and specific problem, and I want to thank everybody who has helped put this Bill together. Following the attack in Streatham, the Government committed to introducing emergency legislation to ensure that terrorist offenders, including those currently serving,...

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill (12 Feb 2020)

Duncan Baker: This Government are putting their money where their mouth is and doing exactly what they said they would do to deal with this urgent and specific problem, and I want to thank everybody who has helped put this Bill together. Following the attack in Streatham, the Government committed to introducing emergency legislation to ensure that terrorist offenders, including those currently serving,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Agriculture: Sustainable Development (6 Feb 2020)

Duncan Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether sustainable farming activities under the Agriculture Bill will be deemed active practices and benefit farmers for the purposes of VAT and inheritance tax legislation; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: North Norfolk (6 Feb 2020)

Duncan Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to improve mobile phone coverage in North Norfolk constituency; and what the timeframe is for improving that coverage.

Local Government Finance (5 Feb 2020)

Duncan Baker: The best piece of advice I was given on delivering my maiden speech was, “Don’t worry”—easier said than done, I guess—“treat it like a love letter”—I have not written one of those for a few years—“only that it is back to your constituents.” My wife told me—I should be careful about what I say because she is watching—that I did not have a romantic bone in my body, so...

Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill: Incorporation of EU legislation governing the CAP direct payment schemes (28 Jan 2020)

Duncan Baker: Does my hon. Friend agree that these proposals show how the Government are leading the fight on climate change while also protecting our precious farming community? Not only will this Bill safeguard our payments for the next year, but the whole thrust of the Agriculture Bill is to allow our farmers to farm in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way that rewards them for protecting and...

Business of the House (23 Jan 2020)

Duncan Baker: The Conservative party, I have absolutely no doubt, is the party of jobs, employment and opportunities. But it is the high street that provides hundreds of thousands of jobs, and it is under enormous challenge from the internet. I worked in business in North Norfolk. Will the Leader of the House grant time for a debate, so that we can level up the competitiveness of traditional...

Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill (21 Jan 2020)

Duncan Baker: I come from the rural constituency of North Norfolk, where farmers form one of the most important sectors. Does the Secretary of State agree that the Agriculture Bill brings an excellent opportunity to tackle climate change head-on and that, as an industry, the farming community has an important part to play in helping with our environment?

Health and Social Care (16 Jan 2020)

Duncan Baker: I thank the Secretary of State for giving way and for visiting me on my campaign to become the newly elected Member for North Norfolk. On patient safety, the wonderful constituency of North Norfolk has the oldest constituency demographic in the entire country and the worst ambulance response times in the beautiful picturesque town of Wells. We recently learnt that the nearest hospital, the...


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