Results 1–20 of 200 for pendle (section:uk) (speaker:Andrew Stephenson OR speaker:Andrew Stephenson)

Business of the House (6 Sep 2012)

Andrew Stephenson: Has the Leader of the House had time to see early-day motion 337, standing in my name, welcoming the success of Pendle borough council in promoting tourism over the summer? [That this House welcomes the success of Pendle Borough Council in promoting tourism; notes that 2012 is the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch trials and the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, whose...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Brownfield Land (14 Sep 2015)

Andrew Stephenson: Greenfield sites across Pendle are under threat because the new Lib Dem and Labour administration of Pendle Borough Council has abandoned plans to spend the £1.5 million allocated for brownfield regeneration under the previous Administration. What more can the Department do to support the people of Pendle and to help fulfil their wish that brownfield is always developed ahead of greenfield?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Buildings (27 Oct 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: Parents in Pendle are delighted with three brand new primary school buildings that opened in September, but many more schools in Pendle are in need of improvement. Will my right hon. Friend the Minister and our Secretary of State be willing to visit Pendle to see the progress we have made, but also some of the challenges our schools still face?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Feb 2015)

Andrew Stephenson: Last Friday, I held my fourth Pendle jobs and apprenticeships fair, which was attended by more than 30 local companies and more than 700 jobseekers. Will the Prime Minister congratulate all those who have got jobs or started apprenticeships in Pendle since 2010? Unemployment in Pendle has fallen by 36% in just the last year, showing that our long-term economic plan is working.

Women and Equalities: Women and Girls in Sport (15 Oct 2015)

Andrew Stephenson: The Pendle sports awards, which took place just two weeks ago, recognised the achievements of sportswomen across Pendle, including Bethany Widdup, who is now a member of the British ski team, and many others who have excelled thanks to grass-roots sports clubs across Pendle. What more can my hon. Friend do to give our local sports clubs the help they need to get even more women and girls involved?

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Tobacco: Children (14 Oct 2013)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many traders were found to be selling tobacco to children in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK in each of the last three years; (2) how many shops were found to be selling tobacco to children in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK in each of the last three years; (3) how many...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (6 Mar 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: Pendle businesses were delighted when the Government published the draft assisted area status map back in December, proposing to include part of Pendle for the first time. The current map, drawn up under the previous Government in 2007, did not include a single part of Pendle, yet the new map will include about 50% of the borough. Will my right hon. Friend update the House on the progress in...

Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day]: Manufacturing (24 Nov 2011)

Andrew Stephenson: In Pendle, a local businessman called David Fishwick is trying to do exactly what my hon. Friend suggests. He is trying to create his own bank to help small and medium-sized enterprises in Pendle and Burnley. The regulations are so detailed and engrossing that the FSA has refused to help him, despite his instructing high-flying lawyers. So far, it has even refused to meet him to discuss the...

Brierfield and Nelson (Regeneration) (11 Sep 2013)

Andrew Stephenson: ...Communities and Local Government, the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Great Yarmouth (Brandon Lewis), accepted my invitation to visit Pendle back in November 2012, as did his other DCLG colleague, the Minister for Housing, my hon. Friend the Member for Hertford and Stortford (Mr Prisk), in June this year. My right hon. Friend...

Businesses (North of England) — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (14 Jan 2015)

Andrew Stephenson: ...(David Rutley) on securing the debate and on setting out a really good argument in favour of investment in the north of England and of supporting our businesses. I will keep my remarks focused on Pendle and the support that businesses there have received, as well as some of the challenges that we still face. Pendle’s local economy relies heavily on manufacturing, and Government support...

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment (22 Jul 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: I would like to take this opportunity to talk about jobs and skills in Pendle. I will talk about the progress that has been made and the challenges that we still face. Pendle’s local economy relies heavily on manufacturing and that sector has had a rough few years. Some 1.8 million manufacturing jobs were lost under the last Government and by August 2009, 2,239 people in Pendle were...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cancer (11 Jun 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the mortality rate from cancer has been in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) East Lancashire and (c) the North West in each of the last 15 years; (2) how many men in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire died from advanced prostate cancer in 2012.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (20 Mar 2017)

Andrew Stephenson: Earlier this month, six Pendle schools announced plans to work together to launch their own academy trust. What can my right hon. Friend do to ensure that the Pennine Trust helps to raise educational attainment and aspiration across Pendle?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Local Housing Provision (24 Apr 2017)

Andrew Stephenson: Pendle has lots of brownfield sites, and many homes that have been granted planning permission have not yet been built because of the depressed property market, leading to low demand. How can we ensure that low demand in areas such as Pendle is better reflected in housing targets?

Written Answers — Health: Dental Services: North West (16 Jun 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many children have been seen by a dentist in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) the North West in each of the last five years; (2) how many people have been seen by a dentist in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) the North West in each of the last five years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Regional Growth Fund (North-west) (7 Feb 2013)

Andrew Stephenson: The regional growth fund has been a great help to businesses across Lancashire and the north-west. In the next round my right hon. Friend can expect to see some excellent bids from Pendle. Will he confirm that he will look closely at these fantastic bids? If they are approved, they will be a real boost to Pendle and east Lancashire.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Crime: North West (21 Jan 2013)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many cases of drug offences were reported in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West in each of the last five years; (2) how many cases of domestic burglary were reported in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West in each of the last five years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (8 Sep 2011)

Andrew Stephenson: Pendle Leisure Trust sport development manager Joe Cooney is working closely with Colne football club in helping it to apply for iconic facilities funding for new changing rooms at its stadium, which is currently in a poor state of repair. What steps is my right hon. Friend taking to ensure that bids are encouraged from other groups in Pendle and east Lancashire?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Vocational Qualifications (5 Mar 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: In Pendle, we have seen a stonking increase in apprenticeships. The outstanding Nelson and Colne college told me yesterday that it currently has 22 apprenticeship vacancies with small and medium-sized local employers around my patch. Will the Minister visit Pendle to look at the work of Nelson and Colne college, and the new one-stop apprenticeship shop created in Nelson town centre?

Business of the House (20 Jun 2013)

Andrew Stephenson: On Sunday, I was delighted to join a Rossendale and Pendle mountain rescue team exercise on Pendle Hill. Local mountain rescue organisations across the UK are an invaluable life-saving emergency service, run entirely by volunteers and funded by charitable donations. May we have a debate on mountain rescue in the UK and on what Members across the House can do to support local groups?


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