Results 1–20 of 544 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Mark Spencer

Deputy Speakers: Debate on the Address — [1st Day] (25 May 2010)

Mark Spencer: Many Members will be aware of Sherwood forest and its legends, and of all that Sherwood is famous for, so they will not be surprised to know that I am not the most famous person from Sherwood. That honour probably goes to Robin Hood. Like Robin Hood, I have a desire to counter over-taxation, to protect the most vulnerable in society, and to make sure that oppressive government does not bring...

Deputy Speakers: Debate on the Address — [1st Day] (25 May 2010)

Mark Spencer: That is the expression; my hon. Friend helps me with it. These people meet, on a Sunday evening, at junction 27 of the M1. That may not seem like such a big issue until I point out that we are talking about in excess of 250 vehicles. They come on to the highway and tear around at terrible speed, and it causes enormous problems for normal members of the public who want to use the highway in a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Building Schools for the Future (Nottinghamshire) (7 Jun 2010)

Mark Spencer: What plans he has for the Building Schools for the Future programme in Nottinghamshire; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Building Schools for the Future (Nottinghamshire) (7 Jun 2010)

Mark Spencer: Will the Secretary of State take the opportunity at some point to visit Sherwood? There are two schools specifically affected by this programme: Dukeries college in Ollerton, and Joseph Whitaker college in Rainworth. Is the Secretary of State aware that Nottinghamshire county council has spent £5 million on this scheme without a single brick being laid? What we really want is an...

Housing Policy (8 Jun 2010)

Mark Spencer: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Housing Policy (8 Jun 2010)

Mark Spencer: Just a small point: obviously, the housing ladder has a bottom and a top. In Sherwood, there are many single people living in five-bedroom houses who want to stay in the village in which they live, but who, unfortunately, cannot find elderly accommodation locally. Building the right property in the right place is a big advantage and a big assistance to people who want to come out of a large...

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

Mark Spencer: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that Nottingham city council may have been assisted if it had not had to dispose of three chief executives before their contracts expired, because they could not get on with the Labour-controlled city council, and pay them settlement fees in excess of six figures?

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

Mark Spencer: I pay tribute to my hon. Friends the Members for Wolverhampton South West (Paul Uppal) and for Dudley South (Chris Kelly), who made their maiden speeches today-although they caused me a little pain by referring to the mighty rise of Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion, as I recalled that Nottingham Forest's efforts to achieve promotion this year ended in dust. Fortunately, I was...

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

Mark Spencer: A number of schemes have been tied up in bureaucratic nonsense, and local authorities have had to jump through a number of hoops to deliver centrally issued targets that create an enormous amount of bureaucracy for local authorities. I shall say more about that shortly. It is little wonder that the country's national finances were brought to the brink of an abyss, given the last Government's...

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

Mark Spencer: It was widely recognised-globally-that this country's finances were in dire straits. Global economic markets were betting against our economy. We were saved only by the markets' recognition that an election was coming, and that hopefully a Conservative Government would take over. We are in the fortunate position that the coalition has tackled those issues and saved this country from the...

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

Mark Spencer: The simple fact is that those areas of Nottinghamshire face enormous challenges. I am glad that the hon. Gentleman recognises that some of those shire counties face the issues that many hon. Members claim exist only in Labour seats. We are going to have to deal with the enormous mess that the Labour Government left and tidy up some enormous problems. That will be a really big challenge, make...

Newark Hospital (6 Jul 2010)

Mark Spencer: Does my hon. Friend recognise that Newark hospital is important to not only his constituents, but the constituents of Sherwood and Bassetlaw? It is particularly important to people who live in villages to the east of the A614, many of whom prefer to use the services at Newark rather than travel to the Queen's medical centre or to King's Mill hospital.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Voluntary Sector (14 Jul 2010)

Mark Spencer: What plans he has to support the voluntary sector.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Voluntary Sector (14 Jul 2010)

Mark Spencer: Rumbles is a charity in my constituency that provides training for young people with learning difficulties. It has enjoyed a good relationship with local colleges, supplying national vocational qualifications, but recent budgetary pressures have put the whole system under threat. What will the Minister do to help support the relationship between local colleges and local charities and volunteers?

Carers (Identification and Support): Police Grant Report (14 Jul 2010)

Mark Spencer: I am grateful to be called in the debate. I will support the Government today, but with the proviso that we look at the funding formula. I am not blessed with the deficit denial that some hon. Members seem to be blessed with. The fact that we find ourselves in such dire financial circumstances leads me to the conclusion that we clearly need to take action, but we need to create a balance...

Business of the House (15 Jul 2010)

Mark Spencer: I hope the Leader of the House agrees that a modern Parliament should be family friendly. When will he be in a position to publish the dates of the Christmas and February breaks so that those of us who have children can align our breaks with school holidays?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Office of Tax Simplification (20 Jul 2010)

Mark Spencer: Does the Minister agree that a more simplified tax system will encourage UK manufacturers to retain jobs here rather than export them to other countries? Does he also agree that the measure will make the UK look more favourable as somewhere for global companies to locate their business?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Zimbabwe (14 Sep 2010)

Mark Spencer: What his most recent assessment is of the state of the UK's bilateral relations with Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Zimbabwe (14 Sep 2010)

Mark Spencer: What can the Government do to ensure that any referendum next year or any future elections are carried out in a free and fair manner? How can we ensure that they are monitored and overseen?


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