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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Fallen Servicemen (4 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: What recent representations he has received on arrangements for members of the public to pay final respects to fallen servicemen.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Fallen Servicemen (4 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: I recently spoke to a lady in my constituency who is a member of the War Widows Association. She expressed concern about the forthcoming change which would mean repatriation flights arriving at RAF Brize Norton. Like many other people, she believed that it was important for the British public to continue to be able to pay their respects to fallen military personnel. Will the Minister assure...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (4 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: Like the hon. Member for Chesterfield (Toby Perkins), I had the honour of joining Armed Forces day celebrations and, in my case, they were at Bulkington in my constituency. Does my right hon. Friend agree that this annual event not only raises public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in the armed forces but gives the opportunity for the...

Packaging Industry (5 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: It is a pleasure to serve under your Chairmanship, Sir Alan. I am pleased to see the Minister and so many other hon. Members in the Chamber. I want to consider the difficulties faced by an important industry in the UK: producers and distributors of packaging products. The matters I want to raise fall broadly into three categories: issues affecting industry generally; the cost inputs by which...

Packaging Industry (5 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: I shall come on to the pressures that the industry has faced, and some of the actions that we may ask our Business Minister to take on behalf of that business and others.

Packaging Industry (5 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: The hon. Lady makes a good point: we need the industry to go from start to finish, recycling a product and bringing it back. There have been difficulties about planning consents, and the Minister may be able to comment on changes in the planning system that will enable some of the new processes and facilities to come online.

Packaging Industry (5 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: My hon. Friend makes a good point: recycled material should be seen as a resource. It should be used and valued, whereas historically we have put it into landfill. He is right to say that, increasingly, large proportions of recyclable materials are being sent overseas to be manufactured into products. I was talking about the growth in the use of packaging, particularly in the food service...

Packaging Industry (5 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: ...products by presenting them in board, rather than the less expensive plastic or expanded polystyrene foam. Throughout my time in business, I saw catering disposables and packaging being used as a marketing medium—a device on which to print a name, logo or marketing message to convey the nature of the business. My experience of the catering disposable sector has given me such a knowledge...

Packaging Industry (5 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: My hon. Friend makes a good point. I shall speak later about concerns that have been raised about the effect of packaging on the environment. However, that pressure has caused industries in the sector to become good neighbours, and to work with their communities and undertake exactly the kind of work to which my hon. Friend refers. At a meeting—probably my second—of the all-party group, I...

Packaging Industry (5 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: finance, regulation, tax and skills. Despite the recent slow-down in global growth, the world economy is predicted to double in size over the next two decades, with massive growth in emerging markets such as China and India. It is important that the UK’s manufacturing sector is able to take advantage of such opportunities. The good news is that manufacturing output rose by 1.3% in...

Packaging Industry (5 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: ...will find their way into the packaging industry, whether through design and innovation or through their input into the manufacturing process. Let me turn now to the challenge of competing in world markets and energy costs. The production of packaging— the process by which paper, board, glass and metals are manufactured—is energy intensive, and the energy agenda affects the packaging...

Packaging Industry (5 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: My hon. Friend makes a good point about the industry’s activity. None the less, I want to focus on the concerns that a cost input of the industry is significantly out of line with that of similar manufacturing companies based elsewhere. I shall add to the Civitas quote. The think-tank said: “The response to the price hike”— in energy costs— “will be industrial emigration....

Packaging Industry (5 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: I want to address that point a bit later. My hon. Friend is right. All we end up doing is moving more product around rather than manufacturing it in the place where it would be most sensible to do so. In that movement, we generate additional carbon dioxide. On business investment plans, one of the key things that business needs to do is to estimate future costs of raw materials and energy, of...

Packaging Industry (5 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: ...You Live” logo will start to appear on large amounts of packaging. The industry already includes information on materials used in manufacture and on how and where to recycle. I shall draw my remarks to a close with a shopping list for the Minister of things that the industry would like the Government to consider. The first is action to stop further erosion of the UK’s manufacturing...

Packaging Industry (5 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: Does the Minister have any particular advice for the packaging industry to ensure that it is considered as energy intensive and subject to the benefits that he has just outlined?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: GPs (Premium Rate Telephone Numbers) (12 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: What guidance his Department issues on the use by GP surgeries of premium rate telephone numbers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: GPs (Premium Rate Telephone Numbers) (12 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: I have been contacted by a constituent who is a patient at a practice in Rugby that uses telephony based on 084 numbers. My constituent is concerned about the additional charges incurred by patients when contacting the surgery by phone, particularly by mobile phone. Will the Minister update the House on the work of the Department in ensuring that GP surgeries do not use such numbers unnecessarily?

Gypsy and Traveller Planning — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] (13 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Witham (Priti Patel) on this timely debate in the light of the current consultation. I want to raise the concerns of villages to the north of my constituency near the urban fringe around Coventry, and to concentrate on the planning issues. Given what we have heard about the planning system, it is entirely right that the Government should set out...

Business of the House (14 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: Later this year, private sewers will be transferred to water and sewerage companies, and many householders will be relieved of concerns about future maintenance bills. May we have a debate to consider the implementation of the change, so that we can acknowledge the work of those who have campaigned on the issue, including the all-party group on sewers and sewerage, previous Members for Rugby...

Metropolitan Police Service: Local Government Finance (18 Jul 2011)

Mark Pawsey: Businesses in Rugby will welcome the news that their payments to the local authority will be used directly to develop local services and attract new businesses. However, will the Minister confirm that provisions will be in place to ensure that other councils do not raise rates too high and drive firms away or out of business?

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