Results 1–20 of 64 for speaker:Matt Vickers

Covid-19: Economy Update (22 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: They say that good things come in small packages. Well, my right hon. Friend might be small, but he has delivered a huge package of job-saving, business-boosting support that will benefit the people of Stockton South and people right across the country. I thank the myth, the man, the legend who is my right hon. Friend for this life-saving support for businesses in my patch. Will he continue...

Transport: Topical Questions (22 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: For some time now, I have been pushing to get improvements to Eaglescliffe train station to improve disabled access, to get additional car parking and access from Durham Lane, and to hook it up with our incredible business park. Thanks to the Chancellor, the combined authority and Network Rail, we have the money and we are ready to roll, but patience is not a virtue that I possess. When can...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Biofuels: Coronavirus (22 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the introduction of E10 fuel.

Covid-19 Restrictions: South Yorkshire (21 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: These tough measures will have a huge impact on the lives of local people. Can my hon. Friend assure me that the Government will do everything they can to provide an extensive package of support to local people, businesses and councils and that his Department will continue to do everything it can to avoid the need for such a lockdown in Stockton South?

Pet Theft — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (19 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: I thank all the people who signed the petition and the hon. Member for Ipswich (Tom Hunt) for introducing this debate on this important issue. It is an issue of great personal and emotional significance to many people whom I represent. The increasing incidence of pet theft causes huge distress and trauma across our pet-loving nation. With numbers soaring in recent months, the DogLost...

EU Exit: Negotiations and the Joint Committee (19 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: The Government should be congratulated on their trade deal with Japan, the world’s third largest economy. Can my right hon. Friend confirm that, irrespective of a deal with the EU, the UK will continue to pursue trade opportunities with the world’s biggest and fastest-growing economies, including those that might benefit exporters in Stockton South?

Business of the House (15 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: 6 January 2009 was a sad day in our nation’s history when we said goodbye to a British institution. I worked for Woolworths and loved every minute of it. It sat at the heart of our communities, providing great jobs and some of the best pick’n’mix known to man. Our high streets are fighting for their lives in a battle made ever worse by the pandemic. Will my right hon. Friend consider a...

Public Health Restrictions: Government Economic Support (13 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: Stockton South has some of the best bars, pubs, restaurants and breweries in the country, and many play an important role at the heart of the community. So far, they have benefited from a fantastic package of support, but the tier 2 restrictions pose a huge challenge. What will the Government do to protect jobs and ensure that we do not hospitalise our hospitality sector?

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Events Industry and Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus (13 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support he is providing to the (a) events, (b) hospitality and (c) nightlife industries which are unable to open as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

International Trade: Topical Questions (8 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: Stockton is a town of firsts—be it the first passenger railway or the invention of the friction match. How will our future trade agreements help the latest generation of innovators export across the globe?

Areas with Additional Public Health Restrictions: Economic Support (6 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: The hospitality sector has benefited from an incredible and innovative package of support, and I hope that will continue in a targeted way to mitigate the impact of local lockdown. But if we do not rethink the 10 pm curfew, we could see bars, pubs, restaurants and breweries call last orders for the final time. Will the Government back Britain’s boozers and breweries and reconsider their...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Package Holidays: Internet (6 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that travellers who booked holidays through (a) LoveHolidays and (b) On The Beach prior to the departure of those companies from ABTA have their bookings protected.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Package Holidays: Internet (6 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to ensure that travel firms operating out of the UK treat British holidaymakers equitably in the event that the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office advises holidaymakers against non-essential travel to a destination that those holidaymakers had make a booking to prior to that advice being released.

Fly-tipping: Penalties (1 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: May I first place on record my sincere thanks to my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Paul Bristow) for holding this debate? He has homed in on an issue that wreaks havoc in my constituency and, as evidenced by the debate, in constituencies across the nation. Oh, I must speak frankly, Madam Deputy Speaker: fly-tipping doesn’t half get on my wick! I have absolutely no desire to talk...

Fly-tipping: Penalties (1 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: Definitely. We need to make it clear to councils that that is where the responsibility lies and that, if they go to the trouble of applying big fines, we are on their side and right behind them. I feel particularly strongly about this issue at present, given the recent efforts of communities to come together, do the right thing, be selfless, do things for their neighbours and make their...

Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Post-16 Education (1 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: Further education colleges can play a vital role in transforming lives and communities. Will my right hon. Friend set out what the Government will do to ensure that world-class education and training is available to all students, no matter where they come from or which college they go to?

Cabinet Office: Regional Economic Opportunity (1 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: What progress the Government has made on ensuring regional equality of economic opportunity.

Cabinet Office: Regional Economic Opportunity (1 Oct 2020)

Matt Vickers: There is an amazing world of opportunities, talents and skills outside London, and nowhere more so than in Teesside. We are on the up. Our airport is reborn. We are leading the green technology revolution. We have the brightest and best entrepreneurs, manufacturers and exporters. We are fighting for a freeport and gagging for growth. Could my hon. Friend confirm not if but when civil service...

Belarus: Presidential Elections (24 Sep 2020)

Matt Vickers: Free speech and a free press have a vital role to play in any functioning democracy. I am sure the whole House shares a deep concern at the way journalists in Belarus have been targeted by the Belarusian regime. What steps will the Foreign Secretary now take to support the brave media outlets daring to hold Lukashenko to account?

Business of the House (24 Sep 2020)

Matt Vickers: Residents in the Mandale and Victoria area of my constituency are having their lives made a misery by gangs of youths. In the past week, I have been told about cars and buses damaged, house windows smashed, people abused in the street, a pensioner assaulted in his own home, and an 11-year-old held at knifepoint on the way home from school. It cannot go on. The Government are putting more...


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