Andrew Stephenson: It is a great joy to join you from sunny Pendle, Mr Speaker. We are investing in transport infrastructure to level up the United Kingdom, with £500 million to reverse the Beeching cuts and £5 billion extra support for buses and cycling.
Andrew Stephenson: ...from Barnoldswick in my constituency. In 2018 Joshua spent three months in Ghana volunteering on a disability project for people with visual impairments. After that, he returned to his job at Pendle Borough Council and helped set up a goalball team—a sport designed for people with visual impairments—in Blackburn. That is a great example of a DFID-funded project benefiting disabled...
Andrew Stephenson: I pay tribute to the hon. Lady for the commitment that she and her family have shown to the steel sector over many years. I represent the constituency of Pendle, which is dominated by manufacturing, and I share her passion for the steel sector. I will leave no stone unturned, and neither will the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in supporting the UK steel...
Andrew Stephenson: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his point. He is a huge champion for his constituents and all the workers at the site. My constituency of Pendle is dominated by the aerospace sector and is home to a large Rolls-Royce fan blade factory, so I know the importance of these highly-skilled and well-paid aerospace jobs. I will do everything I can, working with the hon. Gentleman and his hon. Friends,...
Andrew Stephenson: ...for Watford (Richard Harrington), for all the work he has done to support UK business and industry, which I am sure he will continue to do for many years to come. I represent the constituency of Pendle, which is home to several large aerospace businesses, so I fully appreciate the pride that the constituents of the hon. Member for Birmingham, Northfield feel in working for a company like...
Andrew Stephenson: And Pendle.
Andrew Stephenson: Pendle is home to a cluster of outstanding aerospace businesses, including Euravia, Senior Aerospace Weston, Merc Aerospace, T&R Precision Engineering and, of course, the crown jewel, Rolls-Royce in Barnoldswick. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the sector is absolutely vital to the UK economy, and will he assure this House that it will have a strong voice in the negotiations under a...
Andrew Stephenson: ...Colne and Skipton the most, as it took away its rail link entirely. However, it has also had a much wider impact, because a trans-Pennine route was lost. Reinstating the line would be great news for Pendle, but would also boost the entire northern economy, improving connections from Preston through to Leeds and everywhere in between, and to the Settle-Carlisle line, and restoring a missing...
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?
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children have received the MMR vaccination in each year since 2012 in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England.
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to assist people in Pendle who are in receipt of jobseeker's allowance to enter employment.
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths in the Pendle area were (a) alcohol and (b) drug-related in each of the last five years; and how many of those deaths were of people aged (i) under 18, (ii) 18 to 24, (iii) 25 to 40 and (iv) over 40 years old.
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in Pendle were eligible for free school meals on the latest date for which figures are available.
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to improve mobile telephone coverage in Pendle.
Andrew Stephenson: ..., with reference to paragraph 4.5 of the Spring Budget 2017, what share of the £300 million in discretionary relief for business rate individual hard cases will be provided to businesses in Pendle constituency.
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate has been made of the number of public-access defibrillators in (a) Pendle, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West.
Andrew Stephenson: ..., with reference to paragraph 3.17 of the Spring Budget 2017, what estimate the Government has made of the number of public houses that will be eligible for the £1,000 business rate discount in (a) Pendle, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West.
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?
Andrew Stephenson: May we have a debate on the northern powerhouse schools strategy? Last month saw the launch of the Pendle challenge, with more than 80 organisations involved in the provision of education from nought to 18 years coming together to improve the aspirations and achievements of young people in Pendle. I am keen to see how we can better work together across the north on this issue.
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average salary of full-time equivalent employees was in Pendle constituency for April of each year since 2010.