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Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme: Transport in Bedfordshire (17 Jul 2019)

Gavin Shuker: ...of the last-minute downgrading of the Thameslink programme and delays to the midland main line upgrade programme, last May, Luton station—where passenger numbers have risen by 12%—did not gain services but lost its peak-time East Midlands Trains services. Many of my constituents preferred using these services to get into and out of London in the evening, because they get to London...

Petition - Walsall Arboretum: Park Organisation: Transport in Hertfordshire (4 Jun 2019)

Bim Afolami: ... from Hitchin. Constituent 1 told me—I will not name them because then they might appear on Google and it would all be terribly embarrassing, but I will quote them directly: “I am still to gain an answer from GTR as to why the station of Letchworth has seen such vast improvements in service over the past 12 months whilst the Hitchin service remains relatively unimproved. Letchworth now...

Backbench Business: Strengthening Families — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (8 Feb 2018)

Fiona Bruce: ...Hazel Grove (Mr Wragg) and for Woking (Mr Lord). I also had the support of the right hon. Members for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) and for Birkenhead (Frank Field) and the hon. Members for Luton South (Mr Shuker), for Dagenham and Rainham (Jon Cruddas), for North Tyneside (Mary Glindon), for Upper Bann (David Simpson) and for Strangford (Jim Shannon). I am grateful to the Backbench Business...

Rail Services (Bedfordshire) (23 Jan 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Luton South (Mr Shuker) on securing this important debate. I shall not be as brief as the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire (Andrew Selous), but I will try my best. Rail users who use train services from Bedford have been betrayed. We were promised that electrification of the...

Backbench Business: Persecution of Religious Minorities: Middle East — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (19 Jul 2016)

Gavin Shuker: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. The particular vulnerability suffered by women and girls is visible inside and outside the camps. They also need safe passage to areas where they may gain asylum. Some scary numbers—for example, the number of young women travelling into Europe and disappearing, many of whom will inevitably be forced to trade their own bodies to enable their...

Airport Expansion: East Anglia — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (12 Jan 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...the first schemes at the start of construction in roads investment strategy period 2, which I think is the equivalent of a control period in the rail industry. The hon. Member for Luton South (Mr Shuker) talked gloriously about Luton airport and its benefits. Luton Borough Council is part of the east-west rail consortium of local authorities, and the rail investment strategy has made...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Police Funding Formula (9 Nov 2015)

Gavin Shuker: ...’s inspectorate of constabulary has acknowledged that historic underfunding has been a major issue for the force. Under both the new figures and the old figures, Bedfordshire makes hardly any gain. Does not common sense dictate that there was a flaw with the formula, and will it be corrected?

Business of the House: Sustainable Development Goals (10 Sep 2015)

Desmond Swayne: It is always a pleasure and a privilege to follow the hon. Member for Luton South (Mr Shuker). I pay tribute to all the speakers. We have benefited from a very mature and high-quality debate, and we have very much benefited from the experience of several Members who have a long track record of involvement in international development overseas. It has been a real pleasure to sit through the...

Business of the House: Sale of Park Homes (30 Oct 2014)

Graham Jones: ...levied on static and mobile park homes sales. Much action has been taken in Parliament in the past few years that park home residents can be pleased about—the right hon. Lady highlighted the gains that have been made—but the 10% levy, which is a source of much anger and frustration, still has not been addressed. The reason park home residents are frustrated, if not angered, is that no...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 Sep 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: ...of State for International Development said on another occasion: “The climate is the central development issue of the next century. If we fail to tackle the changes in our environment, all the gains we make elsewhere—from health and poverty to food and sanitation—will be reversed.” I have just returned from three days in El Salvador with my hon. Friend the Member for Luton South...

Amendment of the Law (20 Mar 2014)

Shabana Mahmood: ...a tax cut worth, on average, £100,000. But what about the rest of the doers? The average wage in this country is £26,500. There are no meaningful measures in the Budget to help them. What is gained by the increase in the personal allowance has already been more than wiped out by the cost of living crisis affecting millions of people across our country. The truth is that this Chancellor...

Ilias Ali (24 May 2012)

Jim Fitzpatrick: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bedford (Richard Fuller). He, my hon. Friend the Member for Luton South (Gavin Shuker) and I are active members of the all-party group on Bangladesh. I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Bradford South (Mr Sutcliffe) for securing this important debate. It is a great reassurance to see the Minister in his place, and I am glad to see him,...

Bill Presented — Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill: Electoral Registration and Administration Bill (23 May 2012)

Gavin Shuker: ...hon. Lady’s argument seems to be that young people who cannot be bothered to fill in the form should lose the right to vote, but that people who cannot get to the polling station by 10 pm should gain that opportunity—

Postgraduate Education — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (25 Jan 2012)

Gavin Shuker: ...education. I spoke about modern universities right at the start of my contribution. What do they do? They support a large number of postgraduates; about two in five postgraduate qualifications are gained in our modern universities. They also provide much greater support to part-time graduate students than older universities; they are the ideal place for part-time students to be working in...

Early Reading (16 Jan 2012)

John Healey: ..., receiving a book a month. Those signed up to the scheme at birth will have received their own library of 60 books in total by the age of five, as my hon. Friend the Member for Luton South (Gavin Shuker) said. Importantly, nine out of 10 of our Rotherham youngsters are signed up to the scheme, which goes from strength to strength each year. It has been running for four years now, but no...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Rail Investment (17 Feb 2011)

Andrew Gwynne: ...inflation forecasts by the Office for Budget Responsibility? The Minister's Department confirmed to me-it seems that it has also confirmed this to my hon. Friend the Member for Luton South (Gavin Shuker) in an answer to a written question-that it expects the effect of those rises to be rail passengers opting for other forms of transport. There is a concern, which the Minister used to...

Fixed-term Parliaments Bill (13 Sep 2010)

Gavin Shuker: ...major aspects of our constitution with limited consultation and scrutiny, at a time when our constitution is evolving by convention as a result of events, and largely for their own short-term gain. That cannot be right. I cannot support the Bill in its current form. Even if the case can be made for fixed-term Parliaments, safeguards in the Bill serve to take power from Parliament, rather...

Finance Bill (6 Jul 2010)

Gavin Shuker: ...ideologies-I understand that-but at a time when risk is such an important aspect of the debate, not to recognise that fact is deeply worrying. Today, we have been talking about VAT, capital gains tax and insurance tax. There is one other tax that I would like to talk about tonight.


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