Results 1–20 of 1000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Martin Vickers

Business of the House (17 Oct 2019)

Martin Vickers: A few months ago, Barclays bank closed its Cleethorpes branch. At the time, the bank wrote to me to say it had identified 106 vulnerable customers whom it would be contacting directly so that they could do their banking through the Post Office. Barclays has now withdrawn some of its Post Office arrangements, so may we have a debate to discuss how the people of Cleethorpes can be supported...

International Trade: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2019)

Martin Vickers: Returning to the issue of freeports, the Secretary of State visited Immingham in my constituency last year and saw for herself the great opportunities that exist to improve the local economy. Will she continue working with me to ensure that the Humber ports do indeed receive freeport status?

Business of the House (Prorogation) (8 Oct 2019)

Martin Vickers: Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker.

Business of the House (Prorogation) (8 Oct 2019)

Martin Vickers: Following the ruling of the Supreme Court, Parliament returned early from Prorogation, and we have spent a fortnight now in effect going through action replays of what has already taken place. Has any assessment been made of the cost to the taxpayer of Parliament being here and serving no useful purpose?

Business of the House (Prorogation) (8 Oct 2019)

Martin Vickers: Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker.

Business of the House (Prorogation) (8 Oct 2019)

Martin Vickers: Following the ruling of the Supreme Court, Parliament returned early from Prorogation, and we have spent a fortnight now in effect going through action replays of what has already taken place. Has any assessment been made of the cost to the taxpayer of Parliament being here and serving no useful purpose?

Business of the House (Prorogation) (8 Oct 2019)

Martin Vickers: Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker.

Business of the House (Prorogation) (8 Oct 2019)

Martin Vickers: Following the ruling of the Supreme Court, Parliament returned early from Prorogation, and we have spent a fortnight now in effect going through action replays of what has already taken place. Has any assessment been made of the cost to the taxpayer of Parliament being here and serving no useful purpose?

Withdrawal Agreement: Proposed Changes (7 Oct 2019)

Martin Vickers: Last week, the Leader of the Opposition said that no self-respecting Labour MP could vote for the proposals, yet we are now being pressed on a confidential document, the production of which would undermine yet again our negotiating position. Does the Minister agree that to reveal the documents would make no deal more likely?

Withdrawal Agreement: Proposed Changes (7 Oct 2019)

Martin Vickers: Last week, the Leader of the Opposition said that no self-respecting Labour MP could vote for the proposals, yet we are now being pressed on a confidential document, the production of which would undermine yet again our negotiating position. Does the Minister agree that to reveal the documents would make no deal more likely?

Prime Minister's Update (25 Sep 2019)

Martin Vickers: May I draw the Prime Minister’s attention to an email I received from Port Equipment Engineering Ltd, which is based at Immingham in my constituency? It said: “The people voted to leave and this has to be respected. Pushing it back further would certainly cause damage to the local area. Please represent us in Parliament and speak of the massive impact this is having and how it will...

HS2 (5 Sep 2019)

Martin Vickers: There is a north-south divide when it comes to transport spending. Can the Secretary of State give an assurance that he will consider the benefits to the northern economy when he reaches his decision?

Exiting the European Union: Contingency Planning (5 Sep 2019)

Martin Vickers: In my discussions with Associated British Ports, which manages the port of Immingham and the other Humber ports, there is a clear indication that they are well prepared in their contingency plans to handle any problems that may occur. Can the Secretary of State confirm that our ports are indeed well prepared for no deal and also that they can take much heart from the advantages, such as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Northern Rail: Pacer Trains (18 Jul 2019)

Martin Vickers: Thankfully, Cleethorpes does not rely on too many Pacer units, but the Saturday-only service from Sheffield to Cleethorpes is provided by Pacers, and as they approach Cleethorpes station, they cross over the now-famous Suggitts Lane level crossing. The Minister is well aware of the problems that the high-handed actions of Network Rail have caused disabled people and local businesses. It now...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Manufacturing Output (16 Jul 2019)

Martin Vickers: Can the Minister give an update on negotiations in reference to Scunthorpe steelworks?

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Martin Vickers: It is a pleasure to take part in the debate under your chairmanship, Mr Wilson. Like some of my Conservative colleagues, I am, broadly speaking, a supporter of the BBC, but I readily admit that that is weakening somewhat. My right hon. Friend the Member for Wantage (Mr Vaizey) and my hon. Friend the Member for Henley (John Howell) outlined some of the great benefits of the BBC, ranging...

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Martin Vickers: My hon. Friend makes a good point. There is no doubt that many important events in this country and around the world go unreported, when items that in the great scheme of things are perhaps more trivial find their way on to the airwaves, and perhaps that is a reflection of the organisation itself. I am still, broadly speaking, a supporter of the BBC. I should like it to continue in some shape...

UK Steel Industry (9 Jul 2019)

Martin Vickers: Will my hon. Friend give way?

UK Steel Industry (9 Jul 2019)

Martin Vickers: My hon. Friend is, as always, erudite—that is the word I was looking for. His point about the northern Lincolnshire economy is well made, as it was by the hon. Member for Scunthorpe (Nic Dakin). Would he also acknowledge that this issue spreads far and wide? Some 150 people are employed at the port of Immingham, either by Associated British Ports or British Steel directly. Speaking as...

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Martin Vickers: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to speak in this important debate. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Grantham and Stamford (Nick Boles) on initiating yet a further discussion on this subject. We have heard some passionate contributions, and very moving ones, including that by the hon. Member for Sheffield Central (Paul Blomfield), who delivered his...


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