Results 281–300 of 882 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

School Admissions (Special Educational Needs) (1 Nov 2016)

Martin Vickers: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about the access to education, school admissions and support for special educational needs, with particular reference to children diagnosed with autism; and for connected purposes. The Equality Act 2010 exists to protect people of all ages from discrimination. It should prevent disabled people from being treated unfairly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (31 Oct 2016)

Martin Vickers: Two of my constituents have been defrauded of in excess of £60,000, and their cases are not helped by the lack of co-ordination between Action Fraud and the local force. They are unable to get updates on the investigation. What can be done to improve that co-ordination?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth (25 Oct 2016)

Martin Vickers: What steps he is taking to support economic growth outside London and the south-east.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth (25 Oct 2016)

Martin Vickers: I thank the Chancellor for his reply and am encouraged by it, but there has always been a feeling in northern Lincolnshire that we are somewhat peripheral from the northern powerhouse and that the focus has been too much on Leeds and Manchester. Could he reassure us that that is not the case? North East Lincolnshire Council has a number of innovative regeneration projects in process. Will he...

Community Pharmacy in 2016-17 and Beyond (20 Oct 2016)

Martin Vickers: I recognise the difficult decisions the Minister has had to make, but rural pharmacies are going to be particularly hit. He has attempted to sweeten the pill with his access scheme, but it is only a two-year scheme. What support will be forthcoming beyond that?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (20 Oct 2016)

Martin Vickers: Brexit has been widely welcomed by leaders of the fishing industry in the Grimsby-Cleethorpes area. The industry was badly let down in the original negotiations in the 1970s. Can my right hon. Friend assure me that that will not be the case on this occasion?

The Right Hon. Member for Meriden, Representing the Church Commissioners, Was Asked: Business of the House (13 Oct 2016)

Martin Vickers: Services to my constituents provided by North East Lincolnshire Council may well suffer in the near future because the council has been forced to make safe and to maintain a listed building, to the tune of £2 million and rising, after the owners abrogated their responsibilities. Will the Government find time for a debate to consider whether legislative changes are required to avoid this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Labelling (13 Oct 2016)

Martin Vickers: This week is Seafood Week. Will my right hon. Friend outline what her Department has done to promote Seafood Week? I urge her to return to Cleethorpes so that we can have a less rushed plate of fish and chips than we had on her last visit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Departmental Allocations (10 Oct 2016)

Martin Vickers: Thanks to the casting vote of the Liberal Democrat mayor, North East Lincolnshire Council has approved a motion in support of grammar schools. Given that the coastal communities have poor educational standards, may I invite the Secretary of State to allocate some of her Department’s time to looking at the situation in North East Lincolnshire?

BBC (15 Sep 2016)

Martin Vickers: Following the previous question, the Secretary of State will be aware that the English regions feel that their voice is not heard loudly enough. She refers specifically to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; what board representation will there be from the English regions?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: High Speed 2 (15 Sep 2016)

Martin Vickers: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the biggest disadvantage of the HS2 route is that it does not go to Cleethorpes? As he knows, we are urgently in need of a direct service to King’s Cross. Will he continue to work with me to try to deliver a direct service to Cleethorpes?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (13 Sep 2016)

Martin Vickers: I welcome the Government’s continuing commitment to the northern powerhouse. Will the Secretary of State meet me and council leaders to discuss how we can maximise the contribution that northern Lincolnshire can make to the project and reap the maximum benefit?

Schools that Work for Everyone (12 Sep 2016)

Martin Vickers: I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement. In the week or so since this debate began, it has received a very favourable response from my constituents. If we are to maximise the opportunities for our young people, we need not just more grammar schools but more young people reaching the standard at the age of 11 to qualify for them. Can she give an absolute assurance that adequate resources...

Scamming: Vulnerable Individuals (8 Sep 2016)

Martin Vickers: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Solihull (Julian Knight) on securing this important debate. Like all Members, I have experienced constituents at my surgery tearing their hair out, almost in tears, following scams. If time permits, I want to focus on two particular cases. Both were perpetrated against professional people who did all the appropriate checks, and I want to highlight...

New Grammar Schools (8 Sep 2016)

Martin Vickers: I welcome the Government’s decision at least to open this debate. A statutory ban on the establishment of grammar schools should be no part of a Conservative Government’s policy. Evidence from my area, where grammar schools are available just down the road in the neighbouring council area, indicates that there is widespread support for the establishment of a grammar school. Coastal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Local Television (8 Sep 2016)

Martin Vickers: May I draw the Minister’s attention to Estuary TV, which was established 12 years ago at Immingham in my constituency, and which is now based at the Grimsby Institute? It is a long-established channel. May I invite the Minister to follow his predecessor and visit the station, which I am sure will give him an extended interview?

Local Government Reform — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (6 Sep 2016)

Martin Vickers: I welcome the Minister’s comments. Does he agree that if a combined authority for a county is created without an elected mayor, the meetings of the combined authority will lack the necessary coherence? Individual council leaders go to those meetings with a mandate to look after their area; supporting a road improvement scheme 50 miles down the road rather than one of their own is very...

Local Government Reform — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (6 Sep 2016)

Martin Vickers: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. I apologise for not having turned my mobile phone to silent earlier in the debate. It was actually the leader of the council on the phone, who was no doubt going to tell me “Don’t say that, under any circumstances.” I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Elmet and Rothwell (Alec Shelbrooke) on initiating the debate. I...

Local Government Reform — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (6 Sep 2016)

Martin Vickers: That is certainly true, but the opposite of that is that local authorities are constantly looking over their shoulders at the electorate—and so they should. That is the whole point of accountability. The one thing that perhaps weakens the argument about the importance of keeping local parties involved is that we now have more elections, because we have police commissioners, and under my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (5 Sep 2016)

Martin Vickers: I am currently assisting a constituent who has been the victim of a fraudulent scam, losing over £30,000 of life savings. The case has been referred to ActionFraud. The Minister spoke earlier about an increase in referrals to ActionFraud, but it is results that matter. The cases I have dealt with show poor results. What action is being taken to ensure that ActionFraud improves its performance?

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