Results 141–160 of 184 for speaker:Mark Fletcher

Black History Month (20 Oct 2020)

Mark Fletcher: It is a pleasure to follow my friend the hon. Member for Ilford North (Wes Streeting). I feel like I have stepped back in time. I have known him for about 15 years. Thirteen years ago, he was the National Union of Students president, and his passion certainly has not been reduced in any way. He practises what he preaches, and it was a pleasure to hear his “rant”, to use his own word. I...

Work and Pensions: Supporting People into Work (19 Oct 2020)

Mark Fletcher: What steps she is taking to support people into work throughout the UK.

Work and Pensions: Supporting People into Work (19 Oct 2020)

Mark Fletcher: Does the Minister share my concern that young people in Bolsover and elsewhere are at risk of being held back by the coronavirus pandemic? Will she commit to doing everything possible to ensure that opportunities are available to enable them to move forward in their careers and ensure that they reach their potential?

International Trade: Covid-19: Economic Recovery (8 Oct 2020)

Mark Fletcher: What steps her Department is taking to support economic recovery from the covid-19 pandemic through UK exports.

International Trade: Covid-19: Economic Recovery (8 Oct 2020)

Mark Fletcher: I recently visited Blachford UK in Holmewood in my constituency. This brilliant manufacturer enjoys fantastic relations with many countries around the world, particularly Canada. Does the Minister agree that it is a shining example to exporters around the country and we need more companies like it, particularly in Bolsover?

International Trade: Topical Questions (8 Oct 2020)

Mark Fletcher: I was delighted to hear the Secretary of State on the radio this week talking about the benefits of free ports, and there is a fantastic bid for a free port at East Midlands airport. Does the Minister agree that that could have a transformational effect in the east midlands?

Justice: Reoffending Reduction (22 Sep 2020)

Mark Fletcher: What steps his Department is taking to reduce reoffending.

Justice: Reoffending Reduction (22 Sep 2020)

Mark Fletcher: Communities  across the Bolsover constituency are desperate to see serial reoffenders punished, and that requires a level of innovation. What innovative approaches to reoffending is the Department taking?

Northern Ireland: Payments for Victims of the Troubles (2 Sep 2020)

Mark Fletcher: What assessment he has made of progress on implementing the payment scheme for victims of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland: Payments for Victims of the Troubles (2 Sep 2020)

Mark Fletcher: Last week, Sinn Féin’s Martina Anderson described victims of the troubles applying for the victims’ payment scheme as “mainly…those who fought Britain’s dirty war” or were “involved in collusion.” Will my right hon. Friend join me in condemning those grossly insulting comments to the victims, many of whom live in my constituency?

Railway Station: Gamesley (15 Jul 2020)

Mark Fletcher: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend, who is making an exceptional argument for the need for a railway station at Gamesley in his constituency. Pinxton in the Bolsover constituency is in a similar situation: a train track runs through it but it does not currently have a station. Passenger services to Pinxton could have a transformative effect; does my hon. Friend support such a proposal?

Covid-19: Future UK-EU Relationship (15 Jul 2020)

Mark Fletcher: Dear oh dear oh dear, it is groundhog day again. We are back to discussing Brexit. I feel almost nostalgic; it is the 2017 Parliament arguments all over again. Why should we delay? What more excuses can we find to hold up Brexit? How can we make working-class communities in Bolsover wrong again? To be honest, I am not so keen on this groundhog day. The people have spoken. We need to deliver...

Covid-19: Future UK-EU Relationship (15 Jul 2020)

Mark Fletcher: It is an unusual experience to agree with a director general of the CBI, after so many years in which have disagreed with them, but in this instance it is a delight to agree. However much I disagree with SNP Members on almost everything, I do at least give them credit for turning up. As I cast my eyes over the Opposition Benches, it is an unusual experience to see only the same number of...

Covid-19: Future UK-EU Relationship (15 Jul 2020)

Mark Fletcher: That may be my favourite intervention of the day so far. The interesting thing is that the Labour party is desperately hoping we forget that its new leader was the architect of its previous policy. We have not forgotten. The people of Bolsover have not forgotten. We remember the stupendous ways that Labour Members weaved through the various ins and outs of Brexit to make it seem they were...

UK Telecommunications (14 Jul 2020)

Mark Fletcher: I very much welcome today’s announcement. The Government committed in their manifesto to improving mobile connectivity in rural constituencies like mine. Will my right hon. Friend comment on how this decision will affect plans for improving rural networks in Derbyshire and elsewhere?

Home Department: Topical Questions (13 Jul 2020)

Mark Fletcher: My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary will fondly remember her visit to Clowne in my constituency during the election campaign and the popularity on the doorsteps of getting more police on the streets in Derbyshire. Our police are fantastic but they need some new colleagues. Could she please give us an update?

Covid-19: Support for UK Industries (25 Jun 2020)

Mark Fletcher: There is no doubt that the period that we are living through has been one of the most unusual that we will ever have. It has been a tremendous challenge for us all, filled with fear and the unknown. These unprecedented times have been met with unprecedented actions when it comes to this Government: 11,200 people in my constituency have benefited from the job retention scheme and 3,100 people...

Health and Social Care Workers: Recognition and Reward (25 Jun 2020)

Mark Fletcher: It is always a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon). I am very grateful for the opportunity, on behalf of all the residents of Bolsover, to say thank you so much to all our care workers and all our NHS staff, who have done so much during these incredibly difficult months. We thank them unreservedly for everything they have done for our communities and our country....

Business of the House (25 Jun 2020)

Mark Fletcher: Could my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the importance of levelling up infrastructure in north Derbyshire, and, in particular, the need to build a purpose-built road between the M1 and Shirebrook so that we can unleash the economic potential of the powerhouse that is Shirebrook?

Education: Topical Questions (22 Jun 2020)

Mark Fletcher: Thank you, Mr Speaker—last and, hopefully, not least. I would like to place on record my thanks to the governors, teachers and headteachers across the Bolsover constituency, who have managed to get our schools up and going again. However, one of the common complaints I have heard from them is that guidance has often been issued quite late or at inconvenient times. Can the Secretary of State...


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