Results 21–40 of 500 for pendle (section:uk) (speaker:Andrew Stephenson OR speaker:Andrew Stephenson)

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industrial Strategy (14 Mar 2017)

Andrew Stephenson: the economy in the north-west of England. In December, I was delighted to take part in a ground-breaking ceremony at Rolls-Royce in Barnoldswick ahead of its £50 million expansion of its Pendle site. How can the Government’s industrial strategy help to further the growth of our aerospace sector?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (14 Mar 2017)

Andrew Stephenson: On Friday, I visited Graham Engineering, in Nelson. It is an excellent company in the nuclear supply chain that currently has 30 new vacancies, which will be on offer at my seventh annual Pendle jobs fair on 24 March. What more can we do to support the nuclear supply chain?

Business of the House (9 Mar 2017)

Andrew Stephenson: The current political composition of Pendle Borough Council is 24 Conservatives, 15 Labour members, nine Liberal Democrats and one British National party member—the last BNP councillor in the country. That means that the Labour-Lib Dem coalition that runs the council currently has to rely on the support of that BNP councillor to get things through. Yesterday, the Lancashire Telegraph...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Northern Powerhouse (27 Feb 2017)

Andrew Stephenson: I thank the Minister for his recent visit to Pendle and the Government for the £4 million investment that will create more than 1,100 new full-time jobs on the Lomeshaye industrial estate. We have seen strong growth in small and medium-sized enterprises across the north of England in recent years, but what more can we do to help them to grow?

Housing White Paper (7 Feb 2017)

Andrew Stephenson: I was delighted to hear in January that Pendle Borough Council will be one of the first councils in the country to benefit from the Government’s £1.2 billion unlocking the land fund to bring forward brownfield land for starter homes. How will the White Paper further brownfield development in constituencies like mine?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Nursery Schools (14 Nov 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: I met Jan Holmes, the headteacher of Walton Lane Nursery, and many other Pendle nursery headteachers recently. Further to many of the points that have already been made, will my hon. Friend commit to extending the funding for maintained nursery schools beyond the two years indicated in the consultation, as nursery schools really do make a difference to some of the poorest children in my...

Attorney General: Hate Crime (21 Jul 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: A Member of the other place recently received a vile racist letter containing white powder, as did a number of mosques and Islamic centres representing a large Pakistani heritage community in Pendle. The long-term rise in Islamophobia is a serious concern. Will my hon. and learned Friend join me in condemning these racist incidents and advise me whether he believes that the separate recording...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: In my constituency, aerospace is of vital importance, with Rolls-Royce employing more than 1,000 people at sites in Barnoldswick. Aerospace is important not just to Pendle, however, but to the whole UK economy, so will the Prime Minister congratulate all the companies that attended the Farnborough airshow last week on the deals they signed, and does she agree that the nearly £100 billion of...

Business of the House (7 Jul 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: ...high speeds. There have been a series of accidents, near misses and hit-and-runs in recent months. As most of these vehicles are hired, usually for just a day at a time, local residents and Pendle Council are calling for action to prevent hire car companies from putting high performance supercars in the hands of young drivers. Will my right hon. Friend make time for a debate on this issue?

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Out-of-school Education Settings (7 Jul 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: Religious organisations across Pendle, including Islamic education centres in Brierfield and Nelson, and the Barnoldswick Gospel Mission, which currently runs a Sunday school, have expressed concerns that the Government plans will be restrictive and prevent them from expanding their current educational work. In my right hon. Friend’s discussions with Government, has she received any further...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: Pendle is home to a number of excellent aerospace companies such as Euravia, Senior Aerospace Weston and Rolls-Royce. What assurance can Ministers give the aerospace sector of the Government’s ongoing commitment following the vote to leave the EU?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeships (3 May 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: ...time jobs. Does the Minister agree that companies such as Silentnight, which is seeing real year-on-year sales growth at the moment because of its apprentices, are great examples to employers across Pendle and the rest of the UK?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme: North West (19 Apr 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Pendle have found lasting work through the Work Programme.

Petition - Post Office Closures in Long Lawford and Bulkington: Economic Value of Golf (13 Apr 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: My hon. Friend is making some excellent points. Does he agree that municipal golf courses are particularly important? Is it not disgraceful that my local council, Pendle borough council, is proposing to close the only municipal golf course in Pendle in order to save £50,000 a year? The same council, in the same month, spent £300,000 on the purchase of a disused building in another part of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Cancer Survival Rates (22 Mar 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: ...Rosemere cancer foundation has been fundraising for a new chemotherapy unit at Burnley general hospital, which will be a huge boost to cancer patients in my area. Because of the huge generosity of Pendle residents, Rosemere has already raised £90,000 towards its target of £100,000. Will she join me in congratulating Rosemere on its efforts and encouraging residents to help it to meet its...

Business of the House (10 Mar 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: Last Saturday, I joined hundreds of residents at the only municipal golf course in Pendle, Marsden Park, to protest against plans by Pendle Borough Council to close the facility. The Labour and Lib Dem-run council claims that shutting the course would save £50,000 a year and blames cuts in central Government funding. However, in the same month the council voted through that cut, it spent an...

Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Public Engagement in Parliament (3 Mar 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: Further to the excellent point made by the hon. Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock), will the Deputy Leader of the House join me in welcoming the news that 224 students from seven Pendle primary schools will be visiting Parliament in the next three months? Will she also join me in reminding teachers from across constituencies such as mine, which are more than 200 miles from London, that a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Floods: Insurance (29 Feb 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many homes she estimates will benefit from Flood Re in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Pendle.

EU Solidarity Fund: Flooding (25 Feb 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: I welcome what the Minister has said today and his recent visit to Pendle. I thank him for the Government’s decisive action to address flood risk, including the Environment Agency’s commitment to spend more than £500,000 this year on addressing flood risk in the village of Earby in my constituency. Will he join me in encouraging the many tourists and visitors who regularly visit...

Police Grant Report (England and Wales) (10 Feb 2016)

Andrew Stephenson: ...again afford to offer our police the support they need and deserve. The fact is that crime has fallen by more than a quarter under this Government. Crime has fallen across Lancashire, including in Pendle.

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