Results 1–20 of 26 for wylam

East Coast Main Line Investment — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (17 Oct 2018)

Catherine McKinnell: .... 1 and the Rocket, which were both built at Stephenson’s Forth Street works in Newcastle or William Hedley’s earlier Puffing Billy, the world’s oldest surviving steam engine that ran between Wylam in Northumberland and Lemington in my constituency, the north-east’s contribution to Britain’s railways has been second to none. That impressive history was celebrated this summer...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Labelling (13 Oct 2016)

Andrea Leadsom: ...will be aware, but we also do a lot of work with businesses that want to label voluntarily, particularly for our iconic food products. I did a bit of research and found north-east Craster kippers, Wylam golden ale and other iconic names. I encourage her to apply for protected name status wherever possible, and we intend to support that.

Stockton to Darlington Railway (16 Sep 2015)

Phil Wilson: ...the bid by a committee chaired by Sir Neil Cossons, formerly the director of the Science Museum and then chairman of English Heritage. The sites included: the Causey Arch; the Tanfield railway; the Wylam wagon-way and Stephenson birthplace; the Stephenson locomotive works in Newcastle; the Bowes railway; the Liverpool Road station site; and the Stockton and Darlington railway between...

Living Wage (Reporting): Backbench Business — Rural Phone and Broadband Connectivity (3 Feb 2015)

Guy Opperman: ..., we would all agree. I want to start by talking about the progress that has been made in Northumberland, such that there has now been provision of fibre broadband to Stocksfield, Heddon, parts of Wylam, Ponteland, Stamfordham, Great Whittington, Prudhoe, most of Corbridge, Slaley, most of Hexham, parts of Allendale, Gilsland—as Joan Thirlaway only recently texted me—Greenhead,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Free School Meals (Infants) (27 Oct 2014)

Guy Opperman: Wylam first school is a big supporter of the free school meals programme. It has purchased the specific equipment needed, but has still not received the funding it is entitled to, given the guidance from the Department for Education. I have a meeting on this matter fairly soon with the Minister, but will he expedite it with his civil servants to ensure a resolution in weeks, not months?

Deregulation Bill: New Clause 15 — Footpaths: provisions to stop up or divert due to privacy, safety or security (23 Jun 2014)

Chi Onwurah: learn that members of my constituency Labour party and I took part yesterday in what we call, in a comradely fashion, a red ramble. We walked from the site of the battle of Newburn Ford to Wylam, the birthplace of the great engineer George Stephenson. We walked most of the way across the land of the Duke of Northumberland. Unfortunately, we did not see any red squirrels, but we enjoyed...

Health: General Matters (20 Dec 2012)

Guy Opperman: ...pioneered a bastle trail and created the famous Murray henge, to Joan Russell, who runs her fantastic community allotment in Prudhoe, and Tom Martin, who led the creation of a community orchard in Wylam, there is a real sense of engagement, of getting involved and of local people creating the community they want. Of all the places in the country that would engage in the concept, spirit and...

Estimates Day — [4th Allotted Day] — Vote on Account 2012-13 — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Olympics and Paralympics (Funding) (27 Feb 2012)

Guy Opperman: ...and all manner of other issues that would take too long to explain, but it is difficult to promote those games. I am a big supporter of the East Tynedale games, which are organised by the chair of Wylam parish council and various other organisers in the Prudhoe, Wylam and Bywell region, but they are having great difficulty trying to organise events. For example, when the members of the...

Opposition Day — [Unallotted day]: Energy Prices (19 Oct 2011)

Guy Opperman: ...eloquent and well-made speech. My constituency is the second biggest constituency in the country, at 1,150 square miles, and it does not just face problems of rural fuel poverty. The town of West Wylam, which is a suburban part of Prudhoe, is in an area that has fundamental problems of fuel poverty, and it has perfectly normal residential housing: this is not just about a farm way out...

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Green Belt (England) (18 Oct 2011)

Guy Opperman: get on the housing ladder. Without them, the schools, villages, shops and communities that make up the fabric of God’s own county struggle. We have small villages in Kielder, Riding Mill and Wylam where there is a need for community-based affordable housing, which is surely the way forward. That aim is best achieved by the type of town and village plans that are being brought forward....

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: New Clause 1 — Energy efficiency aim (14 Sep 2011)

Guy Opperman: ...and not just in farming communities and market towns. In my constituency there is no question but that fuel poverty is an issue in residential parts of places such as Prudhoe, Haltwhistle and west Wylam. Those are not areas of farmland and sheep—they are nothing other than normal houses where people are struggling to stay above the fuel poverty line. Today, I met representatives of the...

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Capital Gains Tax (Rates) (24 Jun 2010)

Guy Opperman: ...administratively difficult to implement that it was better off working outside the Government's scheme and ignoring any Government money. During the election I went round nearly all the stores in Wylam in my constituency and asked the owners what the effect would be if national insurance went up. Every single one said that if it was increased, they would have to put people out of work....

[Mr. Eric Martlew in the Chair] — Skills Gap (23 Jun 2009)

David Taylor: ..., in particular, is one of the ways in which people can return to work more speedily? In my area, we have Stephenson college, which was named after the great George Stephenson, who was born in Wylam, just across the river from his constituency. Does my hon. Friend fear, as I do, that if the Conservatives were to return to power, they would repeat their track record on further education and...

Written Answers — Defence: Stanoc Centre (11 Jul 2001)

Adam Ingram: ...and Research Agency, Ministry of Defence Police, Defence Procurement Agency, Cabinet Security Office and other Government agencies. UK Industry Arkonia, Ascent Group, Swarowski, THALES, Marconi, Wylam Defence Systems, Avimo, BAE Systems, Barracuda (UK), Accuracy International, GKN, Raytheon, Bridport Aviation, Colebrand, Roctec, Abley Shelters, MFC, Gore UK, Karrimor, CDSS, ATSI, LEICA,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Export Promotion (6 Mar 1996)

Mr Jeremy Hanley: Islamabad has helped National Grid to win a contract of more than $700 million. My hon. Friend is right: small companies need help too—and they get it. The director of a small Sussex company, Wylam Hill, says that, without the help of posts overseas, about 80 per cent. of his exports would not have happened.

Prayers: Railway Heritage Bill (16 Feb 1996)

Peter Atkinson: While touring the north, perhaps my hon. Friend would like to come to my constituency to visit Wylam in Northumberland, the birthplace of the locomotive. One of the great disputes in history surrounds who built the first locomotive. Wylam is the birthplace of George Stephenson. Although he is often credited with building the first locomotive, it was built by a local shipowner, William Hedley....

Orders of the Day — Health Authorities Bill (12 Dec 1994)

Hugh Bayley: ...or West City ward in Newcastle, were four times more likely to die—they had four times the standardised mortality ratio—than people living in more prosperous parts of the region such as Wylam ward in Tynedale or Whalron ward in Castle Morpeth. In other words, health inequalities are literally a matter of life and death. The problem of regional inequalities was first tackled in 1976 by...

Common Agricultural Policy (12 Jun 1992)

Peter Atkinson: ...a spectacular abbey. There are plenty of castles, notably the one at Prudhoe, and there are many smaller fortifications dating from the turbulent border wars. George Stephenson's workshop is at Wylam, and Thomas Bewick was born at Cherryburn. Those names are a testament to the engineering and cultural history of the constituency. History lives on in the people, many of whom bear the...

Children and Young Persons (Protection Against Tobacco) Bill (18 Jan 1991)

Mr Alan Amos: .... He wrote that the photographs show the exteriors of typical village shops in Northumberland—the majority seem to carry cigarette advertising. They were taken on a single car journey from Wylam-Ovingham-Prudhoe. I hope they help your efforts in trying to protect our children from the attempts of cigarette companies to increase their sales at the expense of an enormous amount of...

Prayers: Information Technology (11 Jul 1980)

Mr John McWilliam: ...that run on the East Coast. If I could cast myself back to the time suggested by my hon. Friend the Member for Coventry, South-West I would probably have been the Back-Bencher that he mentioned. Wylam, where Stephenson had his works, is partly in my constituency.

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