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Defence: Defence Equipment (1 Feb 2021)

Mark Pawsey: That is good to hear. The national shipbuilding strategy reflects the strategic importance of ship systems and the supply chain that provides them. The Secretary of State will be familiar with the world-beating electric power and propulsion systems produced by General Electric in my constituency of Rugby. Will he confirm that those are considered strategic national assets and that they will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Regional Planning and Development (1 Feb 2021)

Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's 4 August 2020 press release, £1.3 billion investment to deliver homes, infrastructure and jobs, which of the 300 shovel-ready projects have commenced construction in England; and if he will make a statement.

Environment Bill: New Clause 8 - Waste Hierarchy (26 Jan 2021)

Mark Pawsey: I speak as chairman of the all-party group on the packaging manufacturing industry, an important part of the UK economy with sales of £11 billion and 85,000 employees, representing 3% of the workforce, and I draw attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. Packaging performs an important function. It is part of the delivery system within complex logistics to...

Treasury: Topical Questions (26 Jan 2021)

Mark Pawsey: We have heard many times this morning about the very welcome support the Chancellor has provided to hospitality businesses required to close during the pandemic. However, suppliers to the sector are dependent on its success, and many have seen dramatic falls in sales. Ahead of getting hospitality up and running again, is there any additional support he can provide at this particularly...

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (25 Jan 2021)

Mark Pawsey: Ministers have shown from the Dispatch Box this afternoon how effective the benefits system has been in providing support throughout the pandemic. However, my constituent who is only able to work on an intermittent basis tells me that she is not eligible for support for mortgage interest, and that she would have been better off had she not worked at all. What assessment have Ministers made of...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Covid-19 Vaccine Access (19 Jan 2021)

Mark Pawsey: What diplomatic steps the Government are taking to support the development and distribution of covid-19 vaccines (a) in the UK and (b) throughout the world.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Covid-19 Vaccine Access (19 Jan 2021)

Mark Pawsey: The Minister has set out how important it is for people around the world to be vaccinated against covid-19 and reminded us about the UK’s strong record of supporting vaccination in the developing world. Is she confident that we will be able to continue to meet our international commitments on vaccination if we reduce our levels of aid from 0.7% of GDP?

Hospitality Industry: Government Support — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (11 Jan 2021)

Mark Pawsey: ...the same level of support as the trading companies. During the pandemic, we have seen food purchases transferred from out-of-home to in-home consumption, and the beneficiaries have been supermarkets, which have done well out of the restrictions. Most have reported higher sales. For example, Tesco sales were up 11% over the Christmas period. It is often assumed by many that suppliers and...

EU Withdrawal Agreement (9 Dec 2020)

Mark Pawsey: ...spoke of the importance of providing clarity for business. Will he confirm that clarity will include ensuring that manufacturers from across the UK will continue to be able to trade freely with a market of 500 million consumers who are on our doorstep?

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Coronavirus (8 Dec 2020)

Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he took to provide adult gaming centres with the opportunity to adopt similar measures to licensed betting offices in order to re-open in tier 3 areas from 2 December 2020.

Covid-19: Impact on Schools and Exams — [James Gray in the Chair.] (7 Dec 2020)

Mark Pawsey: Will the Minister give way?

Covid-19: Impact on Schools and Exams — [James Gray in the Chair.] (7 Dec 2020)

Mark Pawsey: ...for a two-week lockdown in schools before Christmas. I will build on representations I have had over the past week from the headteachers of three schools in Rugby: Siobhan Evans of Ashlawn School, Mark Grady of Rugby High School and Alison Davies of Avon Valley School. On the issue of exams, I recognise the very great challenge to the Government and Ofqual—I am sure the Minister will...

Petition - Binley Woods local pharmacy (2 Dec 2020)

Mark Pawsey: I rise to present a petition on behalf of residents in my constituency of Rugby regarding the decision by NHS England to remove the local pharmaceutical services contract from MW Phillips Chemist in the village of Binley Woods, which is where I grew up. The petition has run alongside an online petition on the same issue. Together, the two petitions have been signed by 849 people. The petition...

Arcadia and Debenhams: Business Support and Job Retention (2 Dec 2020)

Mark Pawsey: The challenges that Arcadia and Debenhams face existed before covid, but they have been accelerated by it as people move online. The Minister outlined the very substantial support the Government are providing to retailers, but, to follow the question from the hon. Member for Aberdeen South (Stephen Flynn), should the Government go further and consider levelling the playing field between...

Spending Review 2020 and OBR Forecast (25 Nov 2020)

Mark Pawsey: May I first join my hon. Friends in expressing concern about the proposal to reduce overseas aid, but welcome today’s announcements in particular on infrastructure, apprenticeships and research and development, which will create wealth and jobs? I also welcome the substantial support that the Chancellor has provided to help businesses and people get through coronavirus. However, my...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hydrogen: Natural Gas (24 Nov 2020)

Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Ofgem on the future role of hydrogen in the UK gas networks.

Covid-19: Restrictions on Gyms and Sport — [David Mundell in the Chair] (23 Nov 2020)

Mark Pawsey: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Mr Mundell, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North (Catherine McKinnell) on introducing a very timely debate. I will speak about rugby. My hon. Friend the Member for Leigh (James Grundy) mentioned rugby league, but I will talk about rugby union. Both codes have their birthplace in my constituency. Rugby union is...

Covid-19: Restrictions on Gyms and Sport — [David Mundell in the Chair] (23 Nov 2020)

Mark Pawsey: Forgive me, but I was going to draw attention to the fact that rugby is a sport for players of all sizes, and we have the mini game, the junior game, veterans, and women’s rugby, which is part of every club. When the principal rugby club in Rugby got into financial difficulty, it was the community game—the youngsters and the women’s game—that kept the club alive. Neil Back’s book...

Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Nov 2020)

Mark Pawsey: ...independent retailers in Rugby are currently closed due to covid restrictions. While they appreciate the very welcome financial support provided by the Government, they are concerned that supermarkets and multiple retailers continue to sell the same products as them, such as homeware and clothing, enabling them to generate substantial profits while at the same time having had a holiday on...

Covid-19 Lockdown: Homelessness and Rough Sleepers (11 Nov 2020)

Mark Pawsey: I welcome the measures and the very significant funding that the Minister has announced today. Does she agree that it is important to take the same kind of approach as that taken by Rugby Borough Council through its preventing homelessness and improving lives programme? That has made a tremendous difference to local families at risk of homelessness through early intervention by a dedicated...


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