Results 1–20 of 246 for speaker:Duncan Baker

Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (2 Feb 2022)

Carbon Emissions (Buildings) – Duncan Baker. Ten Minute Rule Motion

Levelling Up: East of England — [Esther McVey in the Chair] (18 Jan 2022)

Duncan Baker: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Waveney (Peter Aldous) for securing such a fantastic debate and for setting out so many of the themes that many of us will champion in our remarks. I will start by sharing a true story. Someone made a slip of the tongue in a conversation with me last week, when they referred to the Government’s flagship programme as “levelling up the north”. That...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equality: Females (12 Jan 2022)

Duncan Baker: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to improve equality for women through the UK’s recovery from the covid-19 outbreak.

Household Energy Bills: VAT (11 Jan 2022)

Duncan Baker: This debate highlights the fact that a severe cost-of-living crisis is upon us, as I think we can all agree. There are many factors and I will not spend my three minutes debating the whys and wherefores of those, not least because we know of the global gas price hike. I want to draw a line on what we should be doing about it and what interventions we should make and discuss. The bottom line...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Duncan Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2021 to Question 89686 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, when 16-17 year olds with chronic asthma in group 6 will be (a) eligible and (b) prioritised for a covid-19 booster vaccination; and whether he will use the flu jab list as a basis for efficiently identifying those who need to be prioritised for...

Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (6 Jan 2022)

Duncan Baker: The Afghan citizens resettlement scheme is clearly one of the most generous in the world, as my hon. Friend has rightly set out. Does she agree that 20,000 people is a very significant number that continues to reflect the fact that the United Kingdom has been one of the most hospitable countries in helping people in need, provided they come here by safe and legal means?

UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (5 Jan 2022)

Duncan Baker: We have had another fantastic trade deal that epitomises the cornerstone of one of the reasons people voted to leave the European Union, which was to set our own independent trade policy. We have heard a lot about agriculture but not a lot about young people, particularly professional young workers. Will my right hon. Friend explain the benefits of this deal for those young professional...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (5 Jan 2022)

Duncan Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the evidential basis is to set the eligibility for student loans below 60 years old for students undertaking a master’s degree; and what assessment he has made of the effect of setting the eligibility of student loans for master’s degrees above 60 on (a) older people seeking to pursue their further education and (b) those retraining later...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Evusheld (20 Dec 2021)

Duncan Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca drug Evusheld for immunosuppressed people in the UK; what plans he has to use that drug as a (a) prophylactic and (b) treatment; and what his timeline is for the rollout of that drug for use in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses (17 Dec 2021)

Duncan Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Special Rules for Terminal Illness.

Postmasters with Overturned Convictions: Settlement Funds (15 Dec 2021)

Duncan Baker: As a former postmaster—I think probably the only one in the House—I really welcome this statement. It ought to be placed on the record that the Minister has done more than anyone else in his position to doggedly pursue this issue, and many, many people out there who are affected will be very grateful for this news. I want to touch on two aspects. On the £100,000 that has been paid to...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Storms: Scotland (15 Dec 2021)

Duncan Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support provided by the Government to people in Scotland affected by Storm Arwen.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (14 Dec 2021)

Duncan Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to prioritise those under 40 who were vaccinated for covid-19 as part of group 6 previously part of the booster roll out programme; when he expects 16-17 years old in group 6 to be (a) eligible and (b) prioritised for a booster, including chronic asthmatics; what assurances his Department plans to provide those...

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (13 Dec 2021)

Duncan Baker: I have a constituent on the legacy benefit system for whom it might be beneficial to move to universal credit. What help and advice is there in making that switch, and what further considerations should he take into account going forward?

Consular Support for British Citizens (9 Dec 2021)

Duncan Baker: I start by expressing my gratitude for the opportunity to take part in this debate. I thank the hon. Member for Livingston (Hannah Bardell) and the Backbench Business Committee for bringing such an important issue to the Chamber. It is really important to be able to discuss it and the specific cases that we have probably all come across. I want to raise the case of one of my constituents, Dr...

Ten-Year Drugs Strategy (6 Dec 2021)

Duncan Baker: I thank the Minister for paying tribute to the Norfolk constabulary in his opening remarks. They have done a fine job in smashing county lines drug dealing. Recreational cannabis undeniably causes harm to individuals and society. When I was a much younger man, I was asked to play football—mainly because I was not very good—with a drug rehabilitation group, and I saw at first hand the...

Alcohol Harm (25 Nov 2021)

Duncan Baker: I am honoured to make a contribution to the debate. In particular, I thank the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton (Dan Carden), who cannot be here and of whom we will be thinking, and my hon. Friend the Member for St Ives (Derek Thomas) for helping to bring the debate to the House. Before I go any further, let me say that the previous speech was probably one of the most moving contributions...

English Channel Small Boats Incident (25 Nov 2021)

Duncan Baker: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. That will teach me to be last in. The situation yesterday was an absolute tragedy, but the Home Secretary has made it absolutely clear that there is no single silver bullet to fix the problem. Does she agree that there are, broadly, three huge areas to cover? The first is international co-operation, which has to be there if we are to work with other countries....

Channel Crossings in Small Boats (22 Nov 2021)

Duncan Baker: The Nationality and Borders Bill contains many similarities to what was used successfully by the Australians in its Operation Sovereign Borders policy in 2013. Can my right hon. Friend dismiss the comments in The Times last week that said: “Ministers have not given details of how the offshore centres will work. But Britain cannot detain the migrants at the centres…as that would breach...

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