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Vote on Account 2012-13: Department for Transport — Transport and the Economy (28 Feb 2012)

Mark Pawsey: It is a great pleasure to follow the very thoughtful contribution of my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington South (David Mowat). It is not the first time I have followed him. I first did so 45 years ago when we were both at school in my home town of Rugby. I am pleased that the Select Committee noted the importance of investment in the transport system as a driver for growth. As a Member...

Business of the House (1 Mar 2012)

Mark Pawsey: For many years, the British Thomson-Houston Co. was the biggest employer in my constituency. In 1921, it erected a memorial to employees who gave their lives in the great war, and, with additions after the second world war, it bears 418 names. This week, in an appalling act of vandalism, Nazi graffiti has been scrawled all over it. May we have a debate to consider what should be done to keep...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Job Creation (Private Sector) (6 Mar 2012)

Mark Pawsey: What fiscal steps he is taking to encourage job creation in the private sector.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Job Creation (Private Sector) (6 Mar 2012)

Mark Pawsey: As someone who owned and ran a business, I welcome the reductions in corporation tax and the small profits rate already announced by my right hon. Friend, but a further area of taxation is business rates, where although the reliefs for small companies are very helpful, many businesses currently face a significant increase. Can anything further be done to help businesses in this respect?

Veterans (Mental Health) (7 Mar 2012)

Mark Pawsey: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for York Outer (Julian Sturdy) on bringing forward such a sensitive topic, and I associate myself with his remarks about today’s tragic news about the loss of life in Afghanistan. Like many hon. Members who have attended the debate, I am encouraged to participate following a meeting a month ago with a constituent of mine, Mr Paul Marston, an...

Energy and Climate Change: Energy Prices (8 Mar 2012)

Mark Pawsey: Industries using large amounts of energy—such as Cemex, which manufactures cement in Rugby—are concerned about the relatively high energy prices here compared with other parts of the world. Will the Minister update the House on the steps being taken to ensure that the energy prices paid by British industry remain competitive?

Business of the House (8 Mar 2012)

Mark Pawsey: I know that the Leader of the House pays close attention to the regional breweries represented in Strangers Bar—as, indeed, do you, Mr Speaker. I am therefore sure that it will not have escaped his attention that, in the middle of an exciting six nations rugby union tournament, the current offer is Webb Ellis bitter, produced by the Wood Farm brewery in my constituency, all of whose beers...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — First-time Buyers (14 Mar 2012)

Mark Pawsey: It gives me great pleasure to follow the passionate remarks of my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool North and Cleveleys (Paul Maynard). I compliment my hon. Friend the Member for Winchester (Steve Brine) on securing the debate. Like him and many other Members present, I am prompted to contribute to it both to represent my constituents and out of concern for the ability of my children’s...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: National Planning Policy Framework (27 Mar 2012)

Mark Pawsey: Does my right hon. Friend agree that, given that the framework retains the protection for the green belt, refers specifically to development on brownfield land and supports the “town centre first” policy, many of the organisations opposing these proposals on the airwaves today are perhaps raising concerns unnecessarily?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Adoption (16 Apr 2012)

Mark Pawsey: What steps he is taking to speed up the adoption system.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Adoption (16 Apr 2012)

Mark Pawsey: I compliment my hon. Friend on his Department’s excellent work in bringing a new focus to the adoption process in the interests of both children and adoptive parents. Often in the past, however, a major obstacle has been the lack of advice and information for families hoping to adopt. Will he update the House on his plans to introduce a national gateway for adoption?

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Regeneration (19 Apr 2012)

Mark Pawsey: I am mindful of the advice from the mayor of Newham, because there is rather more to regeneration than continually putting in public money. The mayor’s evidence was that, despite 20 or 30 years of continuing investment, the indices of deprivation had not moved. It is sometimes a matter of attention, not only of continually putting the money in.

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Regeneration (19 Apr 2012)

Mark Pawsey: One thing that came out of the Select Committee’s work was the need to engage local communities. My hon. Friend mentioned a number of bodies involved in the Northampton scheme, but many of them strike me as fairly corporate. What is happening to communicate with individual people in local communities across the piece?

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (19 Apr 2012)

Mark Pawsey: .... The previous Government used the most widely used definition for regeneration. They said that it was “the broad process of reversing physical, economic and social decline in an area where market forces will not do this without intervention.” The last bit of that definition is the most critical. Later, I will speak about what the alternative mechanisms might be. While we were taking...

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (19 Apr 2012)

Mark Pawsey: I am not sure about a large-scale evaluation, but the Select Committee certainly took evidence on such issues, and I am sure that all that evidence is all available and in the public domain. In conclusion, regeneration includes many positive and much-needed programmes to improve run-down areas, but we must not lose sight of the fact that we live in an era with a difficult economic climate and...

Written Answers — Treasury: Gift Aid (23 Apr 2012)

Mark Pawsey: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of administering Gift Aid was in each of the last five financial years.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Meters (24 Apr 2012)

Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many cases involving smart meters the Energy Ombudsman has dealt with in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Health: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (24 Apr 2012)

Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in each of the last five financial years.

Bill Presented — Housing (Selective Licensing of Private Landlords in Exempted Areas) Bill: National Planning Policy Framework (24 Apr 2012)

Mark Pawsey: Is my right hon. Friend encouraged, as I am, that although it was feared that neighbourhoods would not accept development, the very first neighbourhood plan to come forward—in Dawlish, I understand—included proposals for a new housing development? Does he find that as encouraging as other Government Members do?

Scotland Bill: National Planning Policy Framework (26 Apr 2012)

Mark Pawsey: ...throughout Europe; and the time taken to gain consent for planning was much longer here than elsewhere. The hon. Member for City of Durham (Roberta Blackman-Woods) was rather uncharitable in her remarks about the draft NPPF, because it was precisely that, a draft and for discussion, but in 2011 it led to an alarmist response. People talked about it destroying the countryside, concreting...


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