Results 181–200 of 3105 for speaker:Stephen Crabb

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Grassroots Club Rugby: Recovery after Covid-19 (26 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: First, may I congratulate you, Mr Speaker, on last month becoming the new president of the Rugby Football League? I suspect that your form of the game will see a big influx of new players as the English Rugby Football Union seeks to rewrite the rules of the union game. Does the Minister agree that, given 75,000 players, coaches and supporters of the union game have already signed a petition...

Steel Industry: Contribution to the UK Economy — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (25 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: When I came to this debate I was not planning to make a contribution—I was planning just to make an intervention about green industries and the role that British Steel can play in them—but having listened to some of the contributions I would like to make two broad points, one looking backwards and one looking forwards. My backward looking point is in response to the remarks made by the...

Steel Industry: Contribution to the UK Economy — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (25 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: I accept that point. I remember bringing representatives of Celsa Steel from the constituency of the hon. Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) to meet various Ministers at different points during that period of government. Celsa was incredibly open about opening its books and showing costs to Ministers. The point that Celsa made, when we put in place the support scheme for...

Steel Industry: Contribution to the UK Economy — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (25 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: I thank my hon. Friend for that contribution. My other argument is about looking forward. I reiterate my remarks about the importance of new green technologies and green industries for the UK economy in the years and decades ahead. British steel has a crucial role to play in that, but that will not happen by accident; it will require deliberate choices on the part of Ministers. We will not...

Steel Industry: Contribution to the UK Economy — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (25 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for giving way; she is being very generous with her time. She made the very important point a few moments ago that steel is at the heart of many of our growth industries. Does she agree that a growth industry for the future is green energy, and that whether we are talking about floating offshore wind or other forms of marine renewables, steel will be at the...

Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Mental Ill Health (23 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: I thank my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister for the leadership they are showing on this issue. They are exactly right: it is the increase in the number of, in particular, younger workers dropping out of the labour market owing to mental ill health that is driving the increase in economic inactivity. As he prepares the White Paper, will my...

Wales: Investment Zones (18 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: I echo the congratulations to the hon. Member for Rhondda (Sir Chris Bryant) on his knighthood. One of the lessons of industrial policy over the last 30 years in Wales, certainly given the number of failed food parks, science parks and technology parks, is that taxpayers’ money alone does not create economic activity out of thin air. Does the Minister agree that whatever interventions we...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Deductions (16 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in receipt of Universal Credit and subject to deductions (a) with and (b) without children had (i) up to five per cent, (ii) between six and 10 per cent, (iii) between 11 and 15 per cent, (iv) between 16 and 20 per cent, (v) between 21 and 25 per cent and (vi) more than 25 per cent of the Standard Allowance deducted in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Deductions (16 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in receipt of Universal Credit and subject to deductions who were (a) assessed and (b) not assessed to have (i) limited capability for work and (ii) limited capability for work and work-related activity had (A) up to five per cent, (B) between six and 10 per cent, (C) between 11 and 15 per cent, (D) between 16 and 20 per...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Deductions (16 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in receipt of Universal Credit and subject to deductions with (a) no one and (b) at least one person in work had (i) up to five per cent, (ii) between six and 10 per cent, (iii) between 11 and 15 per cent, (iv) between 16 and 20 per cent, (v) between 21 and 25 per cent and (vi) more than 25 per cent of the Standard...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Palestinians: Terrorism (30 Dec 2022)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with the Palestinian Authority on the payment of salaries to Palestinians convicted of terror offences.

International Trade: Topical Questions (15 Dec 2022)

Stephen Crabb: I start by thanking you, Mr Speaker, for leading us in the one-minute silence commemorating 80 years since this House recognised that the holocaust was taking place in Nazi-occupied Europe. It was a powerful moment for the House, and thank you, too, for the welcome you gave to the incredible holocaust survivors who are with us this morning. Following the Minister’s meeting with the French...

The Prime Minister was asked: West Midlands Economy (14 Dec 2022)

Stephen Crabb: Tomorrow, Mr Speaker, at 9.30 am you will lead this House in a one-minute silence to mark 80 years since the British Government recognised that the holocaust was taking place in Nazi-occupied Europe. As we come together to mark that moment, will the Prime Minister join me in praising the Holocaust Educational Trust and the extraordinary survivors who continue to do amazing work to ensure that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme (28 Nov 2022)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to announce the allocation of Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme funding to support the development of floating offshore wind power.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme (28 Nov 2022)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the role of the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme funding in developing port infrastructure to support floating offshore wind power.

Wales: Energy Security (23 Nov 2022)

Stephen Crabb: At the Welsh Affairs Committee this morning, we heard from the Minister for Energy and Climate on the enormous potential of floating offshore wind to contribute to UK energy security. On a day when Port Talbot and Milford Haven are launching their joint freeport bid to deliver this new industry, I urge my hon. Friend to throw his weight behind unleashing the potential of floating offshore...

Energy (oil and gas) profits levy (22 Nov 2022)

Stephen Crabb: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Sarah Olney). I want to take a few minutes to make a few brief points, which I hope go with the flow of some of the excellent speeches we have heard. Before I do, I want to say something about the nature of last week’s autumn statement. One Opposition Member said that it was full of smoke and mirrors, but it was nothing of the...

Energy (oil and gas) profits levy (22 Nov 2022)

Stephen Crabb: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for that intervention, and I will go on to say something about that, but I agree with the point he is making. Over the past 10 to 11 years, what the Government have done, in essence, is hold back increases in working-age benefits while boosting the state pension for older people. That is very much part of the picture. When wages did not increase in the way...

Energy (oil and gas) profits levy (22 Nov 2022)

Stephen Crabb: I agree with the hon. Gentleman’s point. A number of trends since the pandemic should be causes of concern: the drop in the number of older workers; the increase in younger people with mental health issues who are being signed off on long-term sick; and the trend in disabled workers that he mentions. There is a lot there that the review of working-age people needs to get to grips with. We...

Energy (oil and gas) profits levy (22 Nov 2022)

Stephen Crabb: My right hon. Friend makes an important point. Does he agree that one of the most worrying aspects of the trend that he highlights is the increase in younger people being signed off as long-term sick, often with mental health issues? They are not being treated effectively by our NHS and are not getting effective employment support either, so they are at the greatest risk of spending the rest...


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