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Chi Onwurah

Labour MP, Newcastle upon Tyne Central , 6 May 2010 –


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Business of the House (27 May 2010)

Chi Onwurah: My hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North (Catherine McKinnell) has pointed out the uncertainty surrounding the future of One NorthEast, the regional development agency in the north-east. At the same time, the recent cuts targeted BIS and the Department for Communities and Local Government. We all know that we need to build up manufacturing and industry, particularly in the...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeships (3 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many advanced apprenticeships in the engineering and technology green industries will be funded by his Department in 2010-11; and how many of those apprenticeships he expects to be located in the north-east.

Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (3 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: Business, innovation and skills are the engine that will drive forward our economic recovery. Given that, could the Secretary of State tell me the number of high-value engineering apprenticeships that he intends to fund from his Department in the north-east this year, and how it will increase over time? Further, as he has already accepted £836 million of cuts to his important Department,...

Speaker's Statement: Economic Affairs and Work and Pensions (8 Jun 2010)

Mr Deputy Speaker: Order. That was a fine maiden speech, but we must move on to the next maiden speech. I am pleased to call Chi Onwurah.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (14 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: The cuts to the future jobs fund are causing real concern in my constituency. From listening to Ministers this afternoon, I understand that the expectation is that these job losses will be replaced by a growing private sector. Can the Minister share with me the detailed analysis that the Government have undertaken that shows that these jobs will be created, when they will be created and that...

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Industry (Government Support) (16 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: As my right hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton South East (Mr McFadden) said at the beginning of the debate, we stand on the brink of a new industrial revolution. Let me declare two interests. Newcastle was at the leading edge of the first, high-carbon industrial revolution, so we have an interest in seeing a resurgence of industry and manufacturing. As an engineer, I too want to see...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Subsidised Bus Services (17 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: What guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the provision of subsidised bus services.

Women and Equalities: Science and Technology (17 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: If she will take steps to increase the proportion of people entering careers in science and technology who are women.

Business of the House: Public Spending (17 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: On 11 March, the Deputy Prime Minister came to Newcastle and announced an investment of half a billion pounds in wind power in the north-east. Does the fact that that project is not included in the list of cuts in industry, jobs and front-line hospitals mean that it is going ahead, or was it never intended to proceed in the first place?

Business of the House: Banking Reform (17 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: I will accept that the banking reforms will make it more likely that if exactly the same problems happened in exactly the same way in exactly the same countries, we might be able to spot them, if not to do anything about them. Does the Minister accept that by failing to address the institutional failures in the banking system that are outside regulation-such as pay incentives within banking,...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Football Club Governance (21 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he plans to take to reform football governance rules to support the co-operative ownership of football clubs by supporters; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: 2018 World Cup (21 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: I am sure that the Minister is aware that Newcastle is one of the cities bidding for the 2018 World cup, and that it is immensely proud of its premiership football team. What will the Secretary of State do to ensure that the supporters of teams such as Newcastle United-I should say that I am on its supporters trust-can take steps for the co-operative ownership of their football teams? Will he...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Government Assistance (28 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding will be available from the new Enterprise Capital Fund in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Newcastle.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Water Charges: VAT (29 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate has been made of the effect of the proposed increase in value added tax on the water bills of an average earning household in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Newcastle Central constituency.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Regeneration: Newcastle (29 Jun 2010)

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will provide support for the continuation of the Bridging Newcastle Gateshead programme funded by the Pathfinder Budget in the same form as the previous administration.

Written Answers — Treasury: VAT: Newcastle upon Tyne (1 Jul 2010)

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate has been made of the increase in expenditure of an average earning household in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East and (d) Newcastle Central constituency as a result of the increase in the rate of value added tax in the 12 months from January 2011 compared with the previous 12 months.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing (1 Jul 2010)

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to ensure (a) local authority and (b) private sector tenants have greater security of tenure.

Nato: Political and Constitutional Reform (5 Jul 2010)

Chi Onwurah: As I hope the House knows, I am a supporter of mathematics in all its guises, but to use mathematics as a cover for what is essentially the gerrymandering of constituencies is an insult to mathematicians everywhere. Newcastle has thousands of unregistered voters, and it also has an identity that we want to keep without continual boundary reviews. Does the Deputy Prime Minister agree that the...

Nato: Education Funding (5 Jul 2010)

Chi Onwurah: ...we also had peeling walls, leaking roofs and prefab buildings. On Friday, I was able to attend the opening of the new Kenton school, which is a £33 million investment in the future of Newcastle's children, made under the last Labour Government. Now I know that this coalition-

Business of the House (8 Jul 2010)

Chi Onwurah: The Leader of the House might not have had time to read the report by the independent Work Foundation on the geography of the recovery and on coalition policies, but it clearly says that although current coalition policies might lead to some recovery in the south and in the services sector, they will not support job creation in the regions. Can we have an urgent debate on how job creation in...


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