Former MP for Eastleigh

Mims Davies

Former Conservative MP, Eastleigh , 8 May 2015 – 3 May 2017

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Exiting the European Union: Tourism (27 Apr 2017)

Mims Davies: Southampton airport in my Eastleigh constituency provides regular flights to Amsterdam and therefore more than 55 African nations, driving, among other things, bilateral trade. Will the Minister outline what his Department is doing to promote similar initiatives to bring benefits to the UK economy ready for leaving the EU?

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

Mims Davies: The leader of the Conservative group in Eastleigh has questioned the methodology behind the plan for an extra 10,000 homes, which could threaten 400-year-old ancient woodland. Without a local plan, and when ancient woodland is under threat, how can housing numbers be verified?

Parish Council Governance (Principles of Public Life) (18 Apr 2017)

Mims Davies: ...agree the first stages of a neighbourhood plan—good parishes can make a real difference, with committed people coming together in the best interests of their area. I also fully support those calling for Eastleigh to have a town council to give it a separate voice in the face of hostile development through Eastleigh Borough Council’s missing local plan. I completely support the...

National Spitfire Project — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (28 Mar 2017)

Peter Dowd: ...made reference to 43 Fighter Squadron commemorating 100 years at Stirling castle. There is no better way to tell the story of the Spitfire than by looking at the role of those people in that. The hon. Member for Eastleigh (Mims Davies) joined us all in supporting this proposal. My hon. Friend the Member for Southampton, Test (Dr Whitehead) asked clearly and unambiguously for the money...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (14 Mar 2017)

Mims Davies: ...party women in Parliament group. One area where we really need to keep up momentum is with the maths skills that will make sure that our women can lead companies as well. The apprenticeship work at Eastleigh College is doing exactly that in building the basic skills for the gas fitters and plumbers we need—

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

Mims Davies: Councils are rightly using their powers more broadly and competitively, and may I ask the Secretary of State and his Department to keep looking at the issues in my constituency, where Eastleigh Borough Council is using commercial sensitivity, public works loans and exempt business to hide behind deficit, or debt, of £240 million by 2020 and buying unneeded former banks to become...

State Pension: Working-Class Women (9 Feb 2017)

Caroline Nokes: ...tried to place into jobs. It was that cohort who were the most open-minded and enthusiastic about trying new roles and learning new skills. My hon. Friend—and, indeed, neighbour— the Member for Eastleigh (Mims Davies), who is no longer in her place, raised absolutely that point. Actually, older women have the most flexibility and, as work coaches have said to me, the most...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

Mims Davies: ...homes, doctors and pressures on NHS services have been very difficult to manage. I was reminded at the recent local enterprise partnership conference that EU students make a positive contribution to my area, and particularly in Eastleigh as they come and go through Southampton airport. However, I would expect this House to have the same view of the contribution that our citizens make in...

Housing White Paper (7 Feb 2017)

Mims Davies: ...White Paper, which says that disabled people’s needs and older people’s needs will be considered. I also welcome the protection of ancient woodland because, at the moment, the only answer in Eastleigh is “out of space” development dropped on ancient woodland.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

David Burrowes: I recognise those words spoken by my hon. Friend the Member for Eastleigh (Mims Davies). This is all about restoring our parliamentary sovereignty and the authority of our Parliament. There is an absence of respect for this House on the Opposition Benches, and it speaks volumes. The then Europe Minister, who is now the Leader of the House, is in his place. At the end of the deliberations on...

Burial Rights Reform (17 Jan 2017)

David Burrowes: ...in the family plot, the right will pass to her sister-in-law: “I would be left with nowhere to be buried and I don’t have any other family.” A family in the constituency of one of the Bill’s sponsors, my hon. Friend the Member for Eastleigh (Mims Davies), have had issues with accessing a cemetery after moving to a nearby village—the scattering and interring...

Technical and Further Education Bill: Sixth-form Education: International Comparisons (9 Jan 2017)

Mims Davies: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on bringing this subject to the House. In fact, the issue has been raised in my constituency of Eastleigh by the principal of Barton Peveril, who has talked about the problems relating to enrichment, the narrowing of education, efficiency and cross-funding, which are at the heart of our children’s education, and of course about the impact...

Technical and Further Education Bill: Report on quality outcomes of completed apprenticeships (9 Jan 2017)

Mims Davies: Eastleigh College, which is the third-largest college providing apprenticeships in England and trains over 9,000 apprentices, is particularly interested in how the funding formula for the institute will work and how that will support its work with communities, so the Minister’s clarity today around the levy, the funding criteria and how it will be delivered is very welcome.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: South West Railway Line (19 Dec 2016)

Flick Drummond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the causes of signal and power failures on the South West main line between Woking and Eastleigh on 6 December 2016.

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill (16 Dec 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...-based violence is so pervasive and normalised that we hardly even notice how much we put up with. Last week, here in Parliament, we heard harrowing accounts from the hon. Members for Edinburgh West (Michelle Thomson), for Eastleigh (Mims Davies) and for Batley and Spen (Tracy Brabin), who so courageously spoke out about their own dreadful experiences. One in three women experience...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Commencement (13 Dec 2016)

Mims Davies: ...on. As we have heard, the strongest protection that an area can have is a good, locally adopted local plan alongside neighbourhood plans. As I have tried to explain to my constituents, it is like a jigsaw puzzle. In Eastleigh, it seems to be an impossible one, and my constituents find it daunting and frustrating. I thank members of Botley Parish Council, who have shown great interest in...

Un International Day: Violence Against Women (8 Dec 2016)

Seema Malhotra: ...of this debate. I also wish to thank all the other Members who have taken part, making particular mention of my hon. Friend the Member for Batley and Spen (Tracy Brabin), and the hon. Members for Eastleigh (Mims Davies) and for Edinburgh West (Michelle Thomson). Let me echo the Minister’s words by saying to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West that her mum would have been incredibly...

Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill (2 Dec 2016)

Damian Hinds: ...about the importance not only of getting people into work, but of getting people closer to the labour market. She thanked the jobcentre staff in Maidstone and Sittingbourne. My hon. Friend the Member for Eastleigh (Mims Davies) not only thanked her local jobcentre staff, but reminded us of the important work done by all our caseworkers and, in fact, of the importance of casework itself in...

Football Supporters (Access) (30 Nov 2016)

Justin Madders: ...after the match, particularly if there was extra time or penalties. However, that does not just apply to the big games. At the other end of the scale, at the start of the season in the non-league, Eastleigh football club’s game against Barrow was moved to a 12.30 pm kick-off to accommodate television broadcasting, which left fans with a 10-hour, 600-mile round trip. How could anyone...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Neighbourhood Plans (28 Nov 2016)

Sajid Javid: ...to have a plan in place and to keep their plan up to date. We have put that requirement beyond doubt by legislating for it in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. My hon. Friend’s local council, Eastleigh Borough Council, has not taken the issue seriously and has let down local residents. She is right to stand up for her constituents. Her council should follow her example.


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