Results 61–80 of 18770 for speaker:Jim Shannon

Under-10-Metre Fishing Fleet: South-West (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: It is a pleasure to speak in this debate, and I congratulate the hon. Member for St Austell and Newquay (Steve Double) on securing it. I understand the title of the debate—it is very clear what it means—and I will pose some questions about how the south-west is treated in relation to this issue, and about the importance of under-10-metre boats. I absolutely appreciate the hon. Member’s...

Gypsy and Traveller Sites (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Over the past number of years as my constituency’s elected representative, I have had to deal with this issue on some occasions, as has the council. Does the hon. Member agree that it is essential that local community planning and provision goes hand in hand with the right for Travellers and Gypsies to have the freedom to live as they culturally and historically have done, and that perhaps...

[Christina Rees in the Chair] (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: It is a pleasure to speak in this debate, and I thank the hon. Member for Isle of Wight (Bob Seely) for securing it. The hon. Member for Bolton North East (Mark Logan) referred to how it would be great if China became more westernised—I must say it, but my goodness. I will explain why it is not more westernised, and why China does not fit into that category and never will. Its human...

Ukraine and Georgia (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on Russia’s aggression relating to Ukraine and the situation in Georgia.

Ukraine and Georgia (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting a UQ on this important issue; it is much appreciated. I also thank the Minister for his helpful response, and all right hon. and hon. Members who have stayed in the Chamber. We woke up to reports of Ukraine attempting to push back in the Kharkiv region, and then heard the Russian Defence Ministry claim that its air forces have destroyed 10 long-range...

No Recourse to Public Funds (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I congratulate the hon. Member for Cynon Valley (Beth Winter). Does she agree that we must ensure that anyone who has a right to be in this country has access to food and medical care, no matter what form that right to be here takes, and that there is a basic level of moral obligation that anyone in this nation should expect to be fulfilled?

Biodiversity Loss — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Ms Rees. I thank the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) for securing this debate. I have said it before and I will say it again: she is the environmental conscience of us all in this House. She brings forward issues that we all support. I should qualify that, by the way: I do not always agree with everything, but there are many...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Osteoporosis: Health Services (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to improve waiting times for treatment for osteoporosis patients.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Anaemia: Women (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to improve diagnosis of anaemia in women.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Remote Working (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of taking steps to increase the number of civil servants working from the office.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Finance (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of reforming university funding models to reduce dependence on the income of international students.

Written Answers — Home Office: Shoplifting (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to protect retailers from shoplifting.

Women and Equalities: Community Cohesion (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Minister for her answers. On community cohesion between different ethnicities, what plans does she have to make funding available to enable community events whereby each member of a community can demonstrate their culture and heritage, with all ages and all groups, and to build relationships in a similar way to what we are doing in Northern Ireland?

World Species Congress (14 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the hon. Lady for introducing the debate; she is absolutely right to do so. Does she not agree that the protection of the species we have is vital and that we as a nation and, indeed, our Government have a greater role to play in the protection of native species in the UK, as well as more widely? We in this United Kingdom can play our part globally as well, which is highlighted by the...

World Species Congress (14 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Near where I live, Rosemount, Ballywalter and Mount Stuart all have a red squirrel programme, so there are others outside the zoo doing that. On bees and pollinating, just again for the hon. Lady and for Hansard, the black bee used to be a very scarce and almost extinct species of bee in Northern Ireland, but is coming back through the efforts of Chris and Valentine Hodges, who live just down...

Royal Bank of Scotland Branch Closures (14 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I commend the hon. Lady for securing this debate. She is consistent, and I am here to support her. In my constituency, the Ulster Bank, which is a subsidiary of RBS, closed its Ballynahinch branch last February, and it now intends to close the neighbouring Downpatrick branch in November. Does she agree that the abdication of the duty of care to rural banks is unacceptable at a time when...

Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] (14 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: It is a pleasure to be called so early in the debate, Sir Charles—I am used to jumping up, then sitting back down again. It is great to be here and I look forward to all the contributions. I thank the hon. Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson) for securing this debate. I will give examples and perspectives from across the world. The violence that happens to ladies and...

International Health Regulations (14 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I have been contacted by a large number of constituents who have voiced grave concerns about the powers and rights requested and required by this unelected body. While we may support some of the work carried out to help developing countries, I will not sign away the sovereignty of this nation. Our participation in the WHO should not come with a prerequisite of signing up to these demands....

Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland (14 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Belfast City Council has the second highest number of asylum seekers in all of the United Kingdom; that indicates how important this issue is for us in Northern Ireland. Can the Minister confirm that there is still freedom of movement within the United Kingdom and that subsequently, under the policy of dispersal, we will be able to move any asylum seekers to the GB mainland to be directed,...

Innovation Centre for Energy Transition: Peterborough (14 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate, and I support his efforts to increase Peterborough’s potential. Does he agree that if we are ever to come close to our net zero target, investment is needed on a large scale? I support what he is saying and agree that university research, corralling the best and brightest minds, is essential. Does he envisage that that will include...


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