Results 1–20 of 171 for speaker:Mark Fletcher

Shale Gas Extraction (22 Sep 2022)

Mark Fletcher: I have listened carefully to the Secretary of State, and I have to say that the local consent plans do not seem to wash. It seems to come back to communities’ being bought off rather than having a vote. Can the Secretary of State confirm once and for all that residents across Bolsover who are concerned about fracking will be given a vote to object to these schemes locally?

Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen (10 Sep 2022)

Mark Fletcher: It is with some humility that I speak today on behalf of people and communities across the Bolsover constituency. I place on record our thanks to Her late Majesty for all that she did for our nation, and our sincerest condolences to the royal family, who are very much in our thoughts and prayers. The words: “Grief is the price we pay for love” have been often quoted over the past two days...

Transport: UK Supply Chains (30 Jun 2022)

Mark Fletcher: What steps his Department is taking to support UK supply chains.

Transport: UK Supply Chains (30 Jun 2022)

Mark Fletcher: I thank the Minister for that very brief answer. I recently met Rick Bromley, who runs a road haulage business in my constituency, and he was very concerned about the impact of rising fuel prices on the industry and the uncertainty that such prices are creating. What assessment have the Minister and the Department made of the sustainability of the haulage sector given the current uncertainties?

Derby County Football Club (28 Jun 2022)

Mark Fletcher: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone, and to follow the right hon. Member for Derby South (Margaret Beckett). I find myself wanting to agree with pretty much everything my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham) said in her opening remarks. I thought she gave an eloquent and helpful walk-through of the timeline we have experienced in Derbyshire. I...

International Trade: UK Exports to Ukraine (16 Jun 2022)

Mark Fletcher: What steps her Department is taking to help UK exports reach Ukraine.

International Trade: UK Exports to Ukraine (16 Jun 2022)

Mark Fletcher: Will the Minister update the House on how liberalising tariffs on Ukraine has supported the flow of trade and, in turn, on how effective our sanctions have been against Russia?

Education: Topical Questions (23 May 2022)

Mark Fletcher: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Education: Topical Questions (23 May 2022)

Mark Fletcher: Last week I received an email from a parent on Holbeck Avenue in Bolsover, saying: “There is no 6th form available at The Bolsover School and so pupils wishing to do A levels have an expensive bus ride in order to get anywhere. For instance it costs around £650 a year if your child is successful to get a place at St Mary’s High School in Chesterfield and the choice of courses at...

Business of the House (19 May 2022)

Mark Fletcher: The Leader of the House will know that I recently visited Exclusive Secure Care Services in Barlborough in my constituency. While I was hugely impressed by the company, I was disturbed to hear that this organisation, which looks after and transports some of the most vulnerable people in our society—whether they are children in extremely difficult positions, or those who are having mental...

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Mark Fletcher: In respect of what the hon. Member for Swansea West (Geraint Davies) said about democracy, one would think that in the current circumstances we would be incredibly careful. We cherish our democracy in this country. Our institutions are strong. Democracy, freedom and the rule of law run through the core of this country, and hearing him observe so flippantly that democracy is under attack, or,...

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Mark Fletcher: I am afraid the hon. Lady did not give way to me, so I am going to return the favour. The Queen’s Speech set out some of the things that we have needed to do for a long time for the purpose of economic growth. I am thinking particularly of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, which offers several solutions for Bolsover, Derbyshire, and the east midlands in general. That part of the...

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Mark Fletcher: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

HM Passport Office Backlogs (12 May 2022)

Mark Fletcher: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent (Nick Smith) for raising this urgent question. We have seen a number of cases where we are trying to get information and I have to be honest with the Minister: the phone lines we have at the moment as Members of Parliament are not fit for purpose. The advice hotline he has referred to is a general Home Office hotline; it does not always have...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (19 Apr 2022)

Mark Fletcher: We have all seen the disturbing scenes in Shanghai recently. Does my right hon. Friend agree that this shows how dangerous a zero covid strategy is and that we were right to open up this country and to rely on our vaccines as the safest way out of the covid situation?

Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Mar 2022)

Mark Fletcher: Following on from the publication of the schools White Paper, one of my most important campaigns is to secure provision of quality post-16 education within the Bolsover constituency, where there is currently none. Young people in my constituency have to travel long distances at considerable cost to access their education. Will my right hon. Friend meet me to discuss how we can right this...

Defence: Support to Ukraine’s Military (28 Mar 2022)

Mark Fletcher: What support his Department is providing to Ukraine’s military.

Defence: Support to Ukraine’s Military (28 Mar 2022)

Mark Fletcher: I welcome the recent announcement that 6,000 additional missiles will go to Ukraine. Indeed, I think we have led the way in terms of providing support for that country. As the conflict evolves, however, many scenarios may play out. What steps is the Department taking to plan for future support that the Ukrainians may need?

Business of the House (24 Mar 2022)

Mark Fletcher: This weekend, Bolsover Drama Group will host a celebration and performance to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The group gives a huge amount to the community and in particular provides opportunities for young people. In congratulating Mick Whitehouse, Chris Peck and all the members of the group on their landmark celebration, may I ask the Leader of the House for a debate in Government time on...

Wales: Freeports (23 Mar 2022)

Mark Fletcher: What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on establishing a freeport in Wales.


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