Results 1261–1280 of 1300 for mark pawsey speaker:Mark Pawsey

Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Jul 2022)

Mark Pawsey: Forty years ago, 10 young people from Rugby’s West Indian community travelled to a house in New Cross Road, London for a birthday celebration for former Rugby resident Yvonne Ruddock. Tragically, there was a fire at the house where the party was held, and two of the group never returned home; others were traumatised. The fire cost 13 people their lives and has been the subject of two...

Cabinet Office: Public Sector Procurement: SMEs (14 Jul 2022)

Mark Pawsey: What steps his Department is taking to strengthen public sector procurement rules for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Cabinet Office: Public Sector Procurement: SMEs (14 Jul 2022)

Mark Pawsey: My constituent is a driver who has suffered from cataracts and is required to take yearly eye tests. He would like those tests to be carried out by his local independent optician, but has been advised that a single provider holds an exclusive contract. I raised the matter with Ministers in the Department for Transport, who have told me that the situation arises because the Government are...

Ambulance Pressures (18 Jul 2022)

Mark Pawsey: My constituents attribute the deteriorating response times in Rugby to the decision of the West Midlands ambulance service to close our community ambulance station at the Hospital of St Cross—a decision taken without reference to doctors, councillors, residents or the local MP. Does the Secretary of State agree that decisions of that nature should be made only after consultation and with...

Energy Update (5 Sep 2022)

Mark Pawsey: The Energy Minister has a well-deserved reputation for getting things done, and I thank him for the prompt responses he has given to inquiries that I have made to his office, especially in respect of businesses. I sense that he understands the challenges, such as for the small engineering business I visited last week whose energy bill is £13,000 a year currently, and which has had a range of...

Avanti West Coast (7 Sep 2022)

Mark Pawsey: The service provided by Avanti on the west coast is incredibly important to my constituents in Rugby, especially as the railways are shifting towards being used more for leisure than for business commuting. Does the Minister agree that part of the solution to the problem is to get train drivers who work in a service that operates seven days a week to work to the same terms and conditions as...

Energy Prices: Support for Business (22 Sep 2022)

Mark Pawsey: ...in a key cost of operating, businesses across the UK have welcomed the measures and, in particular, the speed with which the Government have responded. Did the Secretary of State see the remarks made by Kate Nicholls of UKHospitality, who praised the inclusiveness of this scheme, with it bringing in both small and large companies, and drew attention to how this is going to secure jobs in...

Treasury: Levelling-up Agenda (11 Oct 2022)

Mark Pawsey: A key part of levelling up is the creation of investment zones, and the Chancellor will be aware of the proposals for a gigafactory at Coventry airport to support UK automotive manufacturing. Does the Minister agree that the joint application by the Labour Coventry City Council and the Conservative Warwickshire County Council for an investment zone at Coventry airport should be encouraged?

New Developments on Green-belt Land — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (12 Oct 2022)

Mark Pawsey: ...of their duty to co-operate. I support the contention of my right hon. Friend the Member for South Staffordshire (Sir Gavin Williamson) in asking for some clarity on this particular role. In her remarks, the hon. Member for Coventry North West unfairly criticised Conservative councillors for their approach to these matters. In this case, the issue arose because Nuneaton and Bedworth...

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (31 Oct 2022)

Mark Pawsey: We heard earlier about those who are economically inactive. Figures show that in the west midlands, including in my constituency of Rugby and Bulkington, over-50s have been less likely to return to the workplace after covid than their younger counterparts. Businesses in all sectors tell me just how badly those workers are needed. What initiatives is the Department working on to get more older...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine (8 Nov 2022)

Mark Pawsey: What recent assessment he has made of the impact of humanitarian support to Ukraine.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine (8 Nov 2022)

Mark Pawsey: Almost daily, we see Putin’s army targeting civilians: the young, the elderly and the vulnerable. I am very proud, as I am sure we all are in this House, that the UK is the European country providing the most support—from not only the Government but, as we have heard, teams of volunteers. Will the Minister welcome the work done by Bags of Joy in my Rugby constituency, which is sending...

Male Primary School Teachers — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (16 Nov 2022)

Mark Pawsey: My daughter is in her second year of training for qualified teacher status, having done her PGCE. I asked her whether she agreed with my hon. Friend’s premise that more men should be encouraged into what is a largely female workforce. She made the point that he just made: many of our young people are growing up without a male role model in their lives. She pointed out that it is really good...

Male Primary School Teachers — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (16 Nov 2022)

Mark Pawsey: My hon. Friend makes some very interesting points about financial incentives. I think that it is accepted that salaries and careers in secondary education are generally more highly remunerated than in primary education, which does not provide an incentive for male teachers to go into primary teaching. Often in a relationship, males are seen as the main breadwinner, and while none of us would...

Male Primary School Teachers — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (16 Nov 2022)

Mark Pawsey: My daughter thinks the staffroom is a better place from having a mixture of genders in it. Male and female teachers can engage with each other in the workplace. The perspective of a male teacher may be slightly different from that of a female teacher, and the opportunity to share those experiences in the staffroom is important.

The Secretary of State was asked: Topical Questions (17 Nov 2022)

Mark Pawsey: I draw attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. The packaging industry is ready to play its part in creating a world-class recycling system, and extended producer responsibility with a deposit return scheme and consistent household collections of waste will achieve that, but Government responses to consultations on the latter two are still awaited. Given that...

Autumn Statement (17 Nov 2022)

Mark Pawsey: My constituents in Rugby and Bulkington will not enjoy the tough decisions that the Chancellor has had to make today, but they will understand the need for sound finances after the huge expenditure that the country has made on the pandemic and supporting people with their energy costs as a consequence of the war in Ukraine. They will also want to know that businesses will continue to invest...

Business of the House (17 Nov 2022)

Mark Pawsey: Rugby’s Hospital of St Cross is highly valued by residents, who are keen to see it provide more services, especially in A&E. We are looking forward to welcoming the Secretary of State soon on a visit that was promised by his predecessor. One of the hospital success stories is the role played by the Friends of St Cross charity. Long-service badges have just been awarded to 90 volunteers for...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sustainable Development: Standards (18 Nov 2022)

Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is his policy to consult on a process for adopting the sustainability reporting standards to be issued by the International Sustainability Standards Board.

Newport Wafer Fab (21 Nov 2022)

Mark Pawsey: There is no overestimating the importance of the semiconductor industry and, although the UK has only a small proportion of global turnover, it is worth £8 billion to the UK and we have leading capabilities in intellectual property, research and development, and particular leadership in compound semiconductors. That is why any acquisition or sale in the sector must be closely looked at. Does...


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