Results 81–100 of 18769 for speaker:Jim Shannon

Smartphones and Social Media: Children — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (14 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I apologise for my late arrival this morning, Sir George—I had a Northern Ireland Affairs Committee meeting this morning, and I had to ask for permission to leave. On the issue of suicide, the Northern Ireland figures for those aged 16 to 24 in 2014 to 2016 are incredibly worrying. One in 10 children in Northern Ireland suffer from anxiety and depression, which is 25% higher than other UK...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards (14 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to reduce A&E waiting times.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nigeria: Christianity (14 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if his Department will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the religious dimension of the recent attacks against Christians by (a) jihadist groups and (b) Fulani militants in (i) Northern Nigeria and (ii) the Middle Belt.

Justice: Custodial and Community Sentencing (14 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Restorative justice in Northern Ireland has been an effective method of ensuring that victims and perpetrators can at least come together and perhaps try to find a solution. It is also a way of ensuring lesser sentences. Has the Minister been able to look at the community restorative justice that we have done in Northern Ireland to ensure that those on the mainland who offend can have a new...

Substandard Housing (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I commend the hon. Gentleman for bringing this forward. He is absolutely right that millions of homes in this great United Kingdom have the same problem. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, although rents have substantially increased—in my constituency, there is a £126 increase in the new annual contract, an increase of 18% in one year—the standard of housing has not improved, and no...

Agriculture (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Minister as always for his positivity about the farming sector. The farmers’ union has asked me a specific, technical question that I would like to have on record. Does the Minister agree that since the transfer window for delinked payments closed on 10 May, clarity is needed that that will not apply to cases of inheritance, with the ability to transfer ownership not affecting...

Agriculture (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: The Minister is gracious in giving way, which I appreciate very much. If farmers cannot plant their crops, they cannot produce the food, as he knows. If they cannot produce the food, prices increase. The Government are committed to reducing inflation, as they should be, and we welcome the fact that it is coming down. However, if we do not help the farmers with food production, inflation has...

Public Procurement (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Minister for his opening speech, in which he mentioned all the devolved nations. It will be no surprise to him that I will focus on Northern Ireland. The previous speakers all spoke about the importance of public procurement to the economy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We are all very aware that the Procurement Act 2023 is due to come into force in...

Parc Prison (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Minister for his answers and helpful suggestions to other Members. What steps can be taken to restore confidence in the safeguarding and access to appropriate medical care for those who are imprisoned in facilities throughout this great United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland? An investigation may well conclude that there was no fault, but this matter has certainly...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Autism (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department issues guidance to Departments on supporting candidates with autism through job recruitment boards.

Written Answers — Home Office: Theft: Retail Trade (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many thefts from retail businesses there have been in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Alcoholic Drinks: Children (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has had recent discussions with the Police Service of Northern Ireland on tackling underage drinking in Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Treasury: Schools: Northern Ireland (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will have discussions with the Secretary of State for Education on the potential merits of increasing funding through the Barnett formula to assist schools in Northern Ireland with the cost of heating and electricity.

Written Answers — Treasury: Schools: Northern Ireland (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of restructuring the Barnett Formula for education.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: UNRWA: Finance (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the decision to suspend funding to UNRWA on religious minorities.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Sales (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) new and (b) used electric vehicles bought in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Mortgages and Private Rented Housing (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the number and proportion of people under the age of 40 who (a) lived in private rented accommodation and (b) had a mortgage in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Homelessness: Northern Ireland (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had discussions with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive on tackling homelessness and rough sleeping in the devolved nations.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Coastal Areas and Rural Areas (13 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of tourism on the local economy in (a) rural and (b) coastal communities.


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