Results 281–300 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

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Potholes (30 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: Although the A180 suffers from its fair share of potholes, the bigger problem for road users and residents in Healing and Stallingborough is the concrete surface. I urge the Minister to have discussions with Highways England to see how a phased programme to replace the concrete surface could be introduced.

Rail Update (29 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement. He mentioned smaller railway operators. Will he clarify whether that includes open-access operators, and if so, does he foresee that leading to an extension of services such as those in my own area of northern Lincolnshire?

Industrial Strategy (27 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: I particularly welcome the commitment in the document to local industrial strategies, especially the reference on page 226 to the Greater Grimsby project board, of which I am a member. It is a private sector-led board. Does my right hon. Friend agree that that is the best way forward for developing strategy, and will he commit to meeting the board in the not-too-distant future?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: If I were starting to write the Budget and I had a blank sheet of paper, the first questions that I would want to ask myself would be “What does the country need?”, and then “What does the business community need?” and “What do our hard-pressed families need?” Clearly, we must do nothing that would harm the business community. They are the wealth creators: they create the wealth...

International Trade: Leaving the EU: New Trade Agreements (23 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: What assessment he has made of his Department’s capacity to negotiate new trade agreements after the UK leaves the EU.

International Trade: Leaving the EU: New Trade Agreements (23 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: I thank my right hon. Friend for his reply. The business community in my constituency is eagerly looking forward to the opportunities the new trade agreements will bring. Will he clarify which elements of the Trade Bill refer to the free trade agreements?

International Trade: Topical Questions (23 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: Yesterday I met a delegation of businessmen from the seafood sector based in north-east Lincolnshire. One of our meetings was to discuss the possible designation of Immingham and Grimsby as free ports, and the businessmen seemed quite enthusiastic about that. Will my right hon. Friend expand on how we might pursue that post-Brexit?

Business of the House (16 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: Last week, at the transport in the north debate, I raised the matter of the long-dormant plans to extend the M11 up to the Humber bridge. Such a move would be a great boost for the midlands engine and the northern powerhouse. Can the Leader of the House find time for a debate?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: City Deals (15 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: What plans he has to support the development of city deals in Northern Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: City Deals (15 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: Will my right hon. Friend assure us that, as in England, it is important that provincial towns benefit from city deals? Will he ensure that not just Belfast but the whole of Northern Ireland benefits from the growth that city deals can bring?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (7 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: This week is Offshore Wind Week. The wind and renewables sector is vital to my constituency. Many young people are training to secure jobs in the industry, as is being highlighted by the apprenticeships event that will begin here shortly. What ongoing support will the Government give to young people entering the industry?

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: The M11 was originally proposed to run from the Peterborough-Cambridge area, where it finishes now, up to the Humber bridge. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that having that as a long-term prospect would boost the north Lincolnshire economy?

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: It is a pleasure to take part in this debate. As I have said to many previous Transport Ministers, I have 10 railway stations, the largest port in the country and an international airport in my constituency. We therefore deserve better service from the Department than we have received in recent years. However, there is no doubt that the northern powerhouse has been a focus for the Government,...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: I am very happy to support that, and I thank my hon. Friend for her intervention. As I said, we should recognise the fact that there has been significant investment in some parts. The Minister for Transport Legislation and Maritime, my right hon. Friend the Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Mr Hayes), visited my constituency in August to formally open the A160 upgrade, which gives...

Business of the House (2 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: I am pleased to have added my name as a sponsor of the ten-minute rule Bill soon to be introduced by my right hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon) about abolishing car parking charges at hospitals. While the Bill will provide an opportunity to highlight the issue, the subject causes great anger and resentment among my constituents—I am sure it is the same for other...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (2 Nov 2017)

Martin Vickers: Has the Secretary of State been made aware of the evidence given by people from the aviation industry to the Transport Committee on Monday? They spoke positively about the future of their industry post-Brexit and were very satisfied with the Government’s approach. Talk of aircraft being grounded is nonsense.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Mayors: Economic Growth (30 Oct 2017)

Martin Vickers: It is clear from what the Minister says that Andy Street is doing a grand job in the west midlands, but what about areas that do not have elected Mayors? Will the Minister assure me that they will be considered when the Government look at further devolution projects? We urgently need one in northern Lincolnshire.

Leaving the Eu: Parliamentary Vote (26 Oct 2017)

Martin Vickers: Does the Secretary of State agree that if we are to have a meaningful vote on the final deal, it would be better if all Members engage constructively with the proceedings rather than seek to frustrate the will of the British people?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (26 Oct 2017)

Martin Vickers: The fishing communities in my constituency and in neighbouring Grimsby are looking forward to Brexit in March 2019. What support will the Department give the industry to enable it to expand its trade with other countries, and to take up the opportunities that Brexit will offer?

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Restoration and Renewal (26 Oct 2017)

Martin Vickers: I might be wrong, but I get the impression that the Treasury would much rather spend money over a long period than over a shorter period. Does the right hon. Gentleman know whether the Treasury would prefer to spend £5 billion or £6 billion over five or six years or much more over 20 to 30 years?

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