Results 21–40 of 18769 for speaker:Jim Shannon

Culture, Media and Sport: Horseracing (23 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Minister for that answer. The last autumn, winter and spring have seen a deluge of rain like we have never seen—many of us were either going to buy a boat or build one. What assessment has been made of the impact of the past 12 months of increased rainfall and flooding on the horseracing industry?

Public Accounts Commission: Artificial Intelligence: Government (23 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his response. This is a massive subject and will have to be scrutinised greatly in the next term of government. What assessment has been made of the potential negatives of AI within the defence industry and Government, and what steps will be taken to combat them?

Disabled People on Benefits: EHRC Investigation (23 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: The Minister is always compassionate and understands the issues, as we can tell from the way she responds. As I often say, however, the benefits system leads to incredible frustration. When those who are disabled have their applications refused, they go to appeal. The biggest issue in my office is benefits, including appeals; we have one staff member who does nothing else during the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tibet: Religious Freedom (22 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on freedom of religion in Tibet.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Mental health services (22 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help provide mental health support in schools for young people suffering from eating disorders.

Allergy Guidance for Schools (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Allergy Guidance for Schools (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I commend the hon. Lady for raising the issue. She has told the story of young Benedict so well. She has honoured him and honoured his family, and we thank her for that. My second son is now a young man, but as a wee boy he had a number of allergies, so I understand the issue all too well: I understand the importance of controlling a boy’s diet and, indeed, the very life that he leads. Does...

Endometriosis Education in Schools (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the right hon. Member for Elmet and Rothwell (Sir Alec Shelbrooke) for highlighting the issue in this debate. He has done that in Westminster Hall numerous times, and more times again in the main Chamber. I have heard him on many occasions and I admire his determination to discuss this subject matter and to make people aware of it—I congratulate him on that. The hon. Member for...

Endometriosis Education in Schools (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Yes, I absolutely agree with that. When people refer to “women’s problems”, they do not bring into the open the painful issue; they almost push it aside. The right hon. Lady is absolutely right to make that point. It is an issue that deserves medical attention, and significant attention at some times. We need to encourage medical students to take up this speciality by providing help...

Knife Crime Awareness Week (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I must say how encouraged I am by the Minister’s response to the hon. Member for Putney (Fleur Anderson). I mentioned in my intervention buckle knives, which the Police Service of Northern Ireland has indicated are something new that is coming through. The Minister is right that the law will encompass all those issues, but is it possible to contact some of the regional police forces to...

Knife Crime Awareness Week (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I commend the hon. Lady for securing this debate, to which I want to add a Northern Ireland perspective. Just this week, the Police Service of Northern Ireland warned of a surge in the illegal import of knives disguised as belt buckles, which has been happening since January. It is clear that there is a market for hidden knives. Does she agree that this needs to be addressed in a co-ordinated...

Infected Blood Compensation Scheme (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: rose—

Infected Blood Compensation Scheme (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is a real pleasure to ask a question. First, may I thank the Government for their apology and for their compensation? I thank the Minister for his tone and his words, which were very humbly spoken, and which I think encouraged us all across this Chamber. That is not easy to do, given all the questions that are put forward. Victims have highlighted what they...

Support for Bereaved Children (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I commend the hon. Gentleman for bringing this issue to Westminster Hall. It is certainly one we all are or will be affected by. Is he aware that the voluntary Barnardo’s advice line is available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 am to 1 pm and on Fridays from 10 am to 12.30 pm? It is for adults concerned about bereaved children, and we thank the charity for setting it up. However, a helpline...

Zero-emission Buses — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: It is an absolute pleasure to speak in this debate. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for North Antrim (Ian Paisley) for introducing it so well. This is something that he has done not just today, but for all his elected life, and he deserves a lot of credit for what he has done over years. In particular, his commitment to Wrightbus in North Antrim can never be disputed. I wish him well. My...

Zero-emission Buses — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: My hon. Friend has underlined the crucial issue of human rights abuses and the persecution, trafficking and all sorts of things happening to ensure that China can produce a bus more cheaply. When it comes to our councils buying buses in the United Kingdom—it is brought up all the time in Parliament—is there not a need for central Government to ensure that if that is what is happening,...

Energy Security and Net Zero: Nuclear Energy Capacity (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: The Minister is always quick and keen to ensure that all parts of this great United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have advantages. When it comes to the technology to which the question refers, when will Northern Ireland get the same advantage?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many PIP applications have been disallowed in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Temporary Accommodation: Young People (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what discussions he has had with the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland on the number of people under the age of 21 who are living in temporary accommodation.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries (21 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the sustainability of library services.


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