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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (1 Nov 2010)

Mark Pawsey: Many of my constituents are concerned that the inquiry desk at Rugby police station is being closed between the hours of 8 pm and midnight. Although I recognise the pressure on police budgets caused by Labour's economic mismanagement, does the Minister agree that this decision should be reconsidered?

Written Answers — Home Department: Police Stations: Opening Hours (1 Nov 2010)

Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will issue guidance to police authorities on the opening hours of inquiry desks at police stations.

Comprehensive Spending Review (28 Oct 2010)

Mark Pawsey: ...take no action to deal with the Budget deficit. After our discussions, however, I believe they accepted that some form of action might be necessary. The group issued a press release, which stated: "Mark Pawsey listened as we outlined our fears, and said he would be happy to meet us again to monitor developments...at least our MP was prepared to listen...Although we did not seem to change...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Oct 2010)

Mark Pawsey: The development of land without planning permission for use as Gypsy and Traveller sites is of concern to many communities, including the villages of Barnacle and Bulkington in my constituency, where local residents have had to put up with illegal developments on their doorstep, but they are pleased with the proposals of the coalition Government to give additional powers to local authorities...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Departmental Procurement (20 Oct 2010)

Mark Pawsey: What steps his Department is taking to share best practice in procurement among Departments.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Departmental Procurement (20 Oct 2010)

Mark Pawsey: I thank the Minister for his reply in as much as I heard it. It is sound commercial practice to maximise buying power by adding together the purchases of all bodies within an organisation and to use that to drive down prices from suppliers, yet Sir Philip Green found waste arising from huge variation in the prices paid by different Departments. What steps will the Minister take to co-ordinate...

Independent Financial Advisers (20 Oct 2010)

Mark Pawsey: Does my hon. Friend agree that the new regulations will raise the bar in terms of the standard of advisers, which means that there will be fewer financial advisers in future and that individuals' ability to seek advice will be restricted, not enhanced?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Restorative Justice Pilot Schemes (19 Oct 2010)

Mark Pawsey: My right hon. Friend referred to the community payback scheme. I recently spent a day with the community payback team in my constituency, helping to cut back branches in a local area of woodland. I saw the benefits of such work to both offenders and the community. Does he agree that such schemes play an important part in the justice system?

Onshore Wind Turbines (13 Oct 2010)

Mark Pawsey: Is not the problem the fact that the determination of where such things are sited is left to local planning authorities? It would be helpful to have guidance that enabled local planning authorities to form a view. The lack of direction from the Government on the issue means that there is massive uncertainty for local residents. Two applications in my constituency have just been made, but...

Unauthorised Encampments — [Annette Brooke in the Chair] (8 Sep 2010)

Mark Pawsey: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for East Hampshire (Damian Hinds) for raising this issue. I want to talk about the issue of people illegally developing land, and to focus particularly on the issues caused by multiple temporary consents. The established practice of a community's moving on to land and putting down infrastructure before the local planning authority can respond has been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Health Service Redundancies (7 Sep 2010)

Mark Pawsey: On the question of redundancies, the hon. Member for Coventry South (Mr Cunningham) and I represent adjacent constituencies covered by the same NHS trust, in which there is currently a review of urgent care provision at the hospital of St Cross in my constituency. Candidates for the Labour leadership recently visited the area, and one spoke to the Rugby Advertiser about his concern that the...

Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (8 Jul 2010)

Mark Pawsey: Last week, I joined students at Rugby high school in my constituency, who were taking part in a business partnership event, in which they learned the principles of running a business. Does the Minister agree that it is vital to encourage and support such entrepreneurs of the future?

Fire Stations (Warwickshire) (30 Jun 2010)

Mark Pawsey: ...1 of the M6. Warwickshire has many motorways, and the ability to get to a motorway fast is important. I thank my hon. Friend for giving me the opportunity to speak, and I compliment him on his remarks.

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Local Government Financing (29 Jun 2010)

Mark Pawsey: ...are necessary as a result of past mistakes, and the coalition Government have been forced to take strong and decisive action to sort out the deficit and ensure that confidence is not lost in UK markets. The public understand that the action that is being taken is unavoidable and that Britain must build a new economic model founded on the principles of freedom, fairness and responsibility....

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Local Government Financing (29 Jun 2010)

Mark Pawsey: The message is going out loud and clear: this kind of waste cannot go on and should not happen. It is entirely right for the Government to conduct a full review of local government finance and right that that review should restore to our councils a general power of competence. For far too long, councils have been dictated to by central Government. Reference has already been made to the...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Local Government Financing (29 Jun 2010)

Mark Pawsey: It is not centrally driven at all. The changes will be made by local authorities and I believe these changes, restoring freedom to local authorities, will encourage more people to put their names forward for the role of councillor. The previous Labour Government presided over more than a decade of economic prosperity during the '90s and the early part of this decade-and they should have been...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Local Government Financing (29 Jun 2010)

Mark Pawsey: I am running out of time, so I will proceed, if I may. Removing restrictions on how local authorities spend their money is a vital part of allowing them to deliver efficiencies and focus their budgets on front-line services. I refer again to the statement released by the Local Government Association, which understands the need for the plans that the Government are introducing. In some areas,...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Local Government Financing (29 Jun 2010)

Mark Pawsey: Did Advantage West Midlands not waste a lot of taxpayers' money when Ericsson was persuaded to go to Ansty business park-a completely unnecessary move?

Speaker's Statement: Economic Affairs and Work and Pensions (8 Jun 2010)

Mark Pawsey: ...here in his first term, he has now taken the sensible option of a safe seat. Previous Members include Andy King and, before that, someone well known to me, since that person is my father-James Pawsey, who was first elected for Rugby in 1979. I know that it is not unusual for a son or a daughter to follow their father here, and there are many examples in the current intake. I join my hon....


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