Results 101–120 of 3000 for speaker:Graham Jones OR speaker:Graham Jones

Education Committee: Antisocial Behaviour (7 Feb 2019)

Graham Jones: I agree with that. As I have said, we should always start with the progressive answer, but for those who are regressive and refuse to behave we need to look at a reformed and tougher criminal justice system.

Venezuela (7 Feb 2019)

Graham Jones: It’s not socialist—it’s Marxist.

Venezuela (7 Feb 2019)

Graham Jones: Is the Minister as concerned as I am about some of the displacement rhetoric and nonsense that has been put about on TV stations in the past few days? It is simply anti-American. Does that not cause us a more significant problem when we look at Maduro using that anti-American nonsense and rhetoric—sanctions that do not exist, military invasion that is not happening; there are no troops...

Written Answers — Department for Education: English Baccalaureate (7 Feb 2019)

Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of his Department's progress towards the target of 75% of pupils studying the EBacc combination of GCSEs by 2022.

Petition - the Future of Maintained Nursery Schools (6 Feb 2019)

Graham Jones: I am always proud to represent my constituency of Haslingden and Hyndburn, and I certainly am this evening, in presenting this petition for Fairfield Nursery in Accrington West. I visit Fairfield quite regularly. It is an outstanding nursery within a deprived community, and it provides high-quality provision to a very high standard. Like most Members who are presenting petitions on this...

Petition - None[P002354] (5 Feb 2019)

Graham Jones: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell) for all the work that she has done on this. I rise to present a petition in the same terms as everybody else for the outstanding Lee Royd Nursery School in my constituency, in south Accrington. The petition of the parents, carers and staff of Lee Royd Nursery School maintained nursery school in Accrington. [P002349]

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Hedgehogs (5 Feb 2019)

Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to introduce hedgehog crossing signs.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments (5 Feb 2019)

Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to visit the A&E department of the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.

Venezuela — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (29 Jan 2019)

Graham Jones: This has been a very worthwhile debate, and the contributions by nearly all Members were exceedingly valid. I hope the Minister reflects on the questions that Members asked and provides some sort of response to them. I think that would prove worthwhile. This issue appears not to be going away. In fact, it may deteriorate somewhat; we ought to be mindful that the crisis may become even bigger...

Venezuela — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (29 Jan 2019)

Graham Jones: I beg to move, That this House has considered the political situation in Venezuela. I thank the House staff, you, Mr Hollobone, for chairing the debate, and all colleagues who have come to speak about a country that many have followed and taken an interest in for a considerable time. Since the last debate on Venezuela was held in Parliament two years ago, much has happened. As chair of the...

Venezuela — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (29 Jan 2019)

Graham Jones: I would like to make some progress, please. Bolívar’s revolution in the 1820s gave Venezuela a legacy of freedom and self-determination. Chávez and Maduro’s Bolivarian revolution in the 21st century plagued Venezuelans with destitution and dictatorship. There is no worthy comparison between the two. Some in the UK claim that Maduro’s cause is a rightful one, and the British left is...

Venezuela — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (29 Jan 2019)

Graham Jones: I would like to make progress, thank you. That is a direct result of an economic meltdown, a huge spike in violent crime and a climate of fear towards the authorities, who routinely kidnap and torture those who dare to speak up against the regime. Human rights groups say that Maduro’s forces have arrested more than 12,800 people for speaking up against his regime since taking power in 2013....

Venezuela (28 Jan 2019)

Graham Jones: I was appalled by the letter in The Guardian this morning, but more importantly, it was factually incorrect. America still buys 500,000 barrels of oil a day from Venezuela and props up the economy. It could withdraw from that, but has declined to do so because it would have an impact on the Venezuelan people. I am concerned about the 4 million migrants, half of whom are children. I think that...

Town of Culture Award (23 Jan 2019)

Graham Jones: I fully support all those who have spoken. In particular, I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Delyn (David Hanson) on securing this debate on a wonderful idea. The past few years have seen immense success for the UK city of culture, which has created renewed interest in those cities that have had successful bids. The bidding process has been beneficial even for cities that...

Yemen (19 Dec 2018)

Graham Jones: I think every Member of the House is delighted with these first steps in the peace process in Yemen to alleviate this tragic humanitarian crisis, which has gone on for too long. Nothing sums up this crisis more than at the weekend, when a sister and brother aged six and four were shot by Houthi snipers for trying to play out in the street. It is a terrible situation. Will the Foreign...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (11 Dec 2018)

Graham Jones: IPPR North’s analysis has shown that in the south £326 per head is spent on infrastructure, while only £156 per person is spent in the north, and small towns like those in my constituency have been hit the hardest, with lack of infrastructure and the withdrawal of public sector services. We now find out this week that there will be a third bailout for Crossrail 2, costing £2.1 billion;...

Business of the House (10 Dec 2018)

Graham Jones: Following on from the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson), last Tuesday the Prime Minister brought to the House a business of the House motion for this debate that included the words “Tuesday 11 December”. Can the Leader of the House explain why the Government introduced that motion, which she and the Prime Minister voted for, but the...

Exiting the European Union (10 Dec 2018)

Graham Jones: Prime Minister, was this the easiest deal in history?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Stations: Disability (4 Dec 2018)

Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase funding for the Access for All scheme to improve the provision of step-free access at train stations.

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