Results 21–40 of 240 for speaker:David Johnston

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill (8 Jun 2022)

David Johnston: I welcome many things in this Bill, from the setting up of levelling-up missions through to the powers to regenerate, but I will focus on housing and planning because I get more correspondence about that than anything else. I believe strongly that Governments should be helping as many people as possible to own their own home. More importantly, the vast majority of my constituents believe that...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: New Low-Carbon Technologies (7 Jun 2022)

David Johnston: What steps he is taking to support new low-carbon technologies.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: New Low-Carbon Technologies (7 Jun 2022)

David Johnston: In recent months, I have had a number of emails from constituents who have taken the Government’s encouragement to look at getting a heat pump, but have found the cost just too high for them. What steps is my right hon. Friend taking to help bring down the cost of heat pumps so that they are more affordable for more people?

Work and Pensions: Pension Auto-enrolment (6 Jun 2022)

David Johnston: How many people have been auto-enrolled in workplace pensions in Wantage constituency since 2012.

Work and Pensions: Pension Auto-enrolment (6 Jun 2022)

David Johnston: Auto-enrolment has been one of the most successful Government policies for the workplace in decades, but my hon. Friend will know that contributions are often not yet at the levels needed for people to have a secure retirement. What steps is he taking to encourage an increase in contribution levels?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Online Harm: Women and Girls (26 May 2022)

David Johnston: I warmly welcome what we are doing with the Online Safety Bill to protect people from harm, because tech companies have been far too lax at doing so for far too long, but there is concern in some quarters that we will unintentionally end up restricting freedom of speech by conflating opinions that people do not like to hear with actual harms that are done online. Will my hon. Friend reassure...

Transport: Topical Questions (19 May 2022)

David Johnston: We were disappointed last year when our bid to reopen Grove station was not taken forward, although I realise that only 13 of the 89 proposals were. However, Wantage and Grove is set to have a population that is 59% larger in 2027 than it was a decade earlier, so the need for a station in the area has never been clearer, in addition to the environmental benefits of getting people out of their...

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Planning Policy Reform (16 May 2022)

David Johnston: What steps his Department is taking to give residents greater input on local developments.

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Planning Policy Reform (16 May 2022)

David Johnston: Constituents object not simply to the sheer number of developments in my constituency and the pressure that they place on local infrastructure, but to the environmental impact of the way the homes are constructed. My hon. Friend knows that I would like to see a requirement for homes to be built to the latest environmental standard, rather than the one that was in place when permission was...

Homes for Ukraine: Visa Application Centres (28 Apr 2022)

David Johnston: A member of my staff spends a significant proportion of each day working on visas for Ukrainians, and I thank her and the hub team here, who have been supporting us all with this. Does my hon. Friend realise that one common problem is that the visa is approved but the person in question does not get the email giving them permission to travel for quite some time afterwards? Is he aware of...

Parole System: Public Protection (30 Mar 2022)

David Johnston: I warmly welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement today. Does he agree that, in those most serious of cases, the public do not expect politicians to throw up their hands and say, “Well, it was a decision for the Parole Board”? They expect them, as the ones accountable for keeping them safe, to step in and do so because it is their No.1 job.

General Practice: Large Housing Developments — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (29 Mar 2022)

David Johnston: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Dowd. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for South West Bedfordshire (Andrew Selous) on securing the debate. He and I got talking a few weeks ago because I asked a question at Prime Minister’s questions too. In it, I gave some figures about the growth in my constituency. The largest town, Didcot, is set to be 42% larger in 2027...

Justice: Ukraine: Potential War Crimes by Russia (22 Mar 2022)

David Johnston: What steps his Department is taking to support an investigation into potential war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine.

Justice: Ukraine: Potential War Crimes by Russia (22 Mar 2022)

David Johnston: There will not be many people watching the TV each night who think that what Putin is doing to Ukraine does not constitute war crimes. I appreciate what my right hon. Friend says about the evidence and that these things can take a while. Without going into details, therefore, can he assure the House that we have learned the lessons of previous attempts to pursue war crimes cases, so that we...

Prime Minister: Engagements (9 Mar 2022)

David Johnston: For more than two decades, Thames Water has been trying to build a reservoir in my constituency that would be more than 30 metres high and would cover the equivalent of more than 2,500 football pitches. This has been a shadow over the local community, which does not think that Thames Water has proven the need for this proposal. Does my right hon. Friend agree that if a company seeks to do...

Rape and Sexual Violence (8 Mar 2022)

David Johnston: My constituent Sharon Gaffka is involved in a campaign on spiking, having been spiked twice herself. She now has more than 1,000 testimonies from people ranging from the age of 14 to 65. It is not always a sexual offence—sometimes friends do it to each other because they think it is a bit of a laugh to get a reaction—but I wonder whether I can get my constituent to share those testimonies...

Rape and Sexual Violence (8 Mar 2022)

David Johnston: I wish we did not have to debate a topic like this on International Women’s Day, but given how the system has been failing victims of rape, it is right that we do. I do not think that the country has ever had a good enough approach to the victims of violence and sexual violence towards women and girls—not successive Governments, not the police, not the Crown Prosecution Service and not...


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