Results 141–160 of 500 for pendle (section:uk) (speaker:Andrew Stephenson OR speaker:Andrew Stephenson)

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Voting Fraud (11 Dec 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: Sadly, in Pendle, allegations of postal vote fraud are nothing new, with the dubious actions of certain Labour councillors being reported to the national press as far back as 2002. Serious questions were asked earlier this year on the letters page of the local paper about the rigging of Labour’s own parliamentary selection. What reassurance can my hon. Friend give me that fraudulent postal...

Resettlement of Vulnerable Syrian Refugees: Preparing Young People for Work (10 Dec 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: In Pendle we have seen a big reduction in the number of young people not in education, employment or training. We have also seen the number of young people undertaking an apprenticeship double. However, some of our local apprenticeships providers such as the Nelson and Colne college are now struggling to find young people to fill the apprenticeship vacancies available with local employers....

Business of the House (4 Dec 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: ...statement, could we have a debate on manufacturing? We heard yesterday that manufacturing is growing faster than any other sector of the economy, and manufacturing is doing particularly well in Pendle, with a number of major employers expanding at present. We have also seen 3,810 new apprenticeship starts since 2010 and unemployment has now fallen 52% since its peak in August 2009, so...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dementia: Lancashire (4 Dec 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of adults in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire have been diagnosed with dementia in each of the last 10 years.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Lancashire (4 Dec 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for talking therapies in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Dyslexia (3 Dec 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average age was of people diagnosed with dyslexia in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Pendle constituency in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Dyslexia (3 Dec 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many diagnoses of dyslexia were made in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Pendle constituency in each of the last three years.

Textile Manufacturing (2 Dec 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: ...sector needs a strategic vision, but will he reaffirm his welcoming of the Government’s textile growth programme? It has so far engaged with 68 companies in Lancashire, eight of which are based in Pendle and two of which have benefited from £200,000 in grants and are now on target to create 104 jobs. I agree with what he says about the strategic vision, but the textile growth programme...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Sick Leave: Medway (1 Dec 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of days lost to long-term sick leave (a) in total and (b) for reasons related to mental health in (i) Pendle constituency and (ii) Lancashire in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty: North West (1 Dec 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the number of households in fuel poverty in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Textiles: Lancashire (26 Nov 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses the Textiles Growth Programme has supported in (a) Lancashire and (b) Pendle in each of the last three years.

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) (25 Nov 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: ...proposed changes and, subject to its results, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills proposed implementing the changes in April 2015. I have called for this debate because employers in Pendle have expressed to me their deep concerns about the proposed changes. Pendle’s local economy relies heavily on manufacturing, and a sizeable proportion of people work in the furniture...

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) (25 Nov 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: ...at about £140 million per year. I am very supportive of the Government’s drive to reduce unnecessary red tape and get our economy back on track. The effects can be seen in my constituency, and Pendle businesses in this sector, such as those I have mentioned, are employing hundreds more people than they were in 2010. However, we need to work with the industry and listen carefully to what...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Competition (18 Nov 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of changes in competitiveness in the gas and electricity market for consumers in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) the North West and (c) England.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Rolls-Royce (Aerospace Group) (5 Nov 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: ...company opted to invest abroad rather than in the UK, and, unfortunately, already this year we have seen 100 job losses at the Barnoldswick sites. My right hon. Friend has been kind enough to visit Pendle in the past, so may I invite him to visit again so he can see the fantastic Rolls-Royce facilities we have in Pendle and their importance to our whole local economy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Northern Powerhouse (4 Nov 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: I welcomed what my right hon. Friend said when he was in Manchester yesterday. However, a northern powerhouse must not just be about our biggest cities. In Pendle we have landmark regeneration projects such as the £30 million redevelopment of Brierfield Mill, which is in need of my right hon. Friend’s support. Will he tell me what benefits the northern powerhouse will bring to my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment (Young People) (3 Nov 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: ...constituency has halved since 2012. I recently visited my local Asda in Colne to see the work it is doing with local jobcentres. What more can my right hon. Friend offer to end youth unemployment in Pendle?

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Extremism (30 Oct 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: One of the biggest concerns of the Christian Churches in Pendle at the moment is the persecution of Christian communities by ISIS. Has the Church of England made any assessment of the threat of ISIS to religious minorities in the region?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: New Businesses: Lancashire (29 Oct 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many start-up loans have been granted to businesses in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire to date.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education: North West (29 Oct 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students who completed further education in (a) Pendle, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West went on to (i) university, (ii) a full-time job and (iii) an apprenticeship in each of the last five years.


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