Results 181–200 of 847 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

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (18 Apr 2017)

Martin Vickers: Following the football theme of this afternoon, I am sure that everyone would wish to know that Cleethorpes Town has finished as champion of the Northern Counties East League, which means that even more people will want to travel to Cleethorpes. Infrastructure development was mentioned earlier. Will the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that all roads will lead to Cleethorpes?

Legislating for Uk Withdrawal from the EU (30 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: I know we can rely on my right hon. Friend to be an extremely robust negotiator, but just for the sake of absolute clarity on the role of the European Court of Justice, can he confirm that it will have absolutely no authority in the UK and that he will not in any circumstances water down that commitment during the negotiations?

Business of the House (30 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: Residents and retailers in Barton-upon-Humber in my constituency are angry about the possible development of a new Lidl supermarket on the edge of the town. The Government’s efforts to revitalise and support our high streets are often undermined by the decisions of local authority planning departments. May we have a debate on the impact on the high street of planning?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Ticketing (30 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: One aspect of the ticketing system is that a lot of the money paid in compensation by Network Rail to the rail companies does not reach the passengers, which is quite scandalous. What action is the Minister taking to ensure that that money in fact ends up in passengers’ bank accounts?

Article 50 (29 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: For those of us who campaigned and voted for Brexit not just last year, but in 1975 this is a great day and one for celebration. Some 70% of my Cleethorpes constituents and of those in neighbouring Grimsby voted for Brexit last June, partly as a result of continuing anger and resentment at the sell-out of the fishing industry in the original negotiations. The Prime Minister has already...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Investments (27 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: I am currently dealing with two constituency cases in which old people have been robbed of their life savings. In both cases, they have been disappointed with the police response. Will the Minister’s cross-departmental work include contact with the Home Office and individual police forces to ensure that more work is done to address this?

Business of the House (23 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: I, too, put it on record that my thoughts are with the family and friends of PC Palmer and all those who suffered as a result of yesterday’s events. New Waltham Parish Council in my constituency has written to the Transport Secretary about what it regards as a complete waste of money—a proposal by North East Lincolnshire Council to install traffic signals at Toll Bar roundabout in...

Future of Rail (Passenger Experience) — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (16 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, as always, Sir Edward. I thank the Chairman of the Transport Committee, the hon. Member for Liverpool, Riverside (Mrs Ellman), for comprehensively summarising our inquiry. I would like to focus on two or three things and give one or two local examples from my constituency of the failure of both the services and the ticketing arrangements....

Future of Rail (Passenger Experience) — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (16 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: The hon. Lady is absolutely correct. Seeing you in the Chair, Sir Edward, reminds me of the journeys that can be made from Cleethorpes to Lincoln via Market Rasen. There is often an announcement on the 9.20 train from Grimsby to Lincoln saying, “This train will be overcrowded when we get to Market Rasen. Can we get the tickets sorted out quickly?” That brings me to overcrowding....

Future of Rail (Passenger Experience) — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (16 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention. As the hon. Member for Liverpool, Riverside said, there is even a top 10 of overcrowding. I do not know whether the Market Rasen service is on it, but it certainly ought to be. The reality is that it is a single unit. East Midlands Trains will say, as it has said to me, “There isn’t enough rolling stock available, even when it...

Royal Assent: Business of the House (16 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: In the unlikely event of the Scottish people following the advice of the Scottish National party and voting for independence, they would be very much poorer. Many of my constituents are already concerned about the foreign aid budget. May we have a debate on the aid budget, so that the Government could make it clear that they will not sanction an increase in order to bail out the Scots?

Business of the House (9 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: I am doing what I can to help some constituents obtain a life-saving drug for their young son. Members on both sides of the House will have had similar cases over the years. These are difficult decisions for health trusts and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, but it would be helpful if we could have a debate on how they go about making those decisions. Will the Leader of...

Rural Policing and Hare Coursing (7 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this Adjournment debate. The rural part of my constituency is served by Humberside police, which is a predominantly urban force, and the farming and rural community feels somewhat neglected. Does he agree that it is equally important that the rural community, wherever it is situated, is suitably prioritised by the police?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Retail Crime (6 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: What recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of retail crime.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Retail Crime (6 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: I thank the Minister for her reply, but she will be aware of growing concern among retailers about levels of both physical and verbal abuse. Will she do something to ensure that police across the country prioritise this issue sufficiently? Retailers are worried that different areas receive a different response from the different forces.

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Business of the House (2 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: I am afraid I am unable to contribute any anecdotes about the life of the late Father of the House, but I of course associate myself with the expressions of sympathy to his family and friends. Earlier this week, the all-party group on retail crime met to review a recent survey of the increasing levels of verbal and physical violence against people who work in the retail trade. Will the Leader...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Fisheries (2 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: Last Friday, I spoke at a seafood processing and fishing industry seminar in the Grimsby-Cleethorpes area. The industry recognises the opportunities of Brexit, but understandably it has some concerns. I welcome the Secretary of State’s reassurances to date, but can she give an absolute reassurance to the seafood processing sector that it will form a key part of the negotiations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission: Official Development Assistance (2 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: What scrutiny of the official development assistance budget the National Audit Office has undertaken in the last 12 months.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission: Official Development Assistance (2 Mar 2017)

Martin Vickers: I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. He will be aware that our constituents in Lincolnshire have growing concerns about the aid budget. They will be reassured that the NAO is looking closely at it. Can he commit to the NAO to looking much more robustly at many of the aid projects, which are of growing concern to our constituents?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Northern Powerhouse (27 Feb 2017)

Martin Vickers: As the Minister knows, the Humber local enterprise partnership was recently allocated £27 million under the growth fund. The two local authorities that serve the Cleethorpes constituency are also members of the Lincolnshire LEP. Will he enlighten us on when their settlement is due?

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