Results 741–760 of 892 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Martin Vickers

Broadband (East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire) (10 Sep 2012)

Martin Vickers: Gladly.

Broadband (East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire) (10 Sep 2012)

Martin Vickers: I certainly do not wish to test your patience, Mr. Deputy Speaker, but I welcomed the intervention from my hon. Friend the Member for Beverley and Holderness (Mr Stuart), who, as always, spoke words of wisdom.

Broadband (East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire) (10 Sep 2012)

Martin Vickers: I will gladly give way.

Broadband (East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire) (10 Sep 2012)

Martin Vickers: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. One of the important consequences of the campaign for broadband in northern Lincolnshire is the teamwork that has developed between my hon. Friend the Member for Brigg and Goole, the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Austin Mitchell), the hon. Member for Scunthorpe, and me. I believe that we are known locally as the A team. The importance of...

Broadband (East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire) (10 Sep 2012)

Martin Vickers: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. He makes a powerful case for our area and will know that the border between his constituency and mine is a particular blackspot. Ironically, Humberside international airport is located in the area around the villages of Kirmington and Croxton. We all recognise the importance of connectivity, both physically and through the broadband...

Broadband (East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire) (10 Sep 2012)

Martin Vickers: Yes, I did.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: House of Lords Reform Bill (3 Sep 2012)

Martin Vickers: As one of the Government Members who favour an elected upper House, may I express my regret at the Government’s decision? The Deputy Prime Minister spoke of inching forward. Although we will obviously now have to wait until a future Parliament for legislation, I urge him to consider some means of inching forward by way of discussions and so on in this Parliament.

General Matters (17 Jul 2012)

Martin Vickers: Like my hon. Friend the Member for Brigg and Goole (Andrew Percy), I want to raise a matter that is particularly important to northern Lincolnshire. It involves a number of rail issues. Although yesterday’s announcement of investment in the east coast main line is valuable and welcome, towns such as Cleethorpes, which lie off the main line, also need serious consideration. It is essential...

General Matters (17 Jul 2012)

Martin Vickers: As always, my hon. Friend makes a compelling case on this issue. Does he agree that it is important not only that the ordinary motorist knows that information, but that the road haulage industry knows it? It has been crippled by heavy taxes.

Business of the House (12 Jul 2012)

Martin Vickers: The Office of the Rail Regulator is currently carrying out a review of access charges for freight traffic moving on to the network, which are potentially very damaging for businesses that transport heavy bulk loads in and out of Immingham port in my constituency. Will the Leader of the House arrange for a statement on the matter from the Secretary of State for Transport?

Business of the House (5 Jul 2012)

Martin Vickers: More and more decisions both nationally and locally are being taken by unaccountable officials acting in a quasi-judicial role, leaving elected representatives powerless to influence them. Can the Leader of the House find time for a debate to discuss that growing trend and how it can be reversed?

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Social Mobility (28 Jun 2012)

Martin Vickers: Thank you, Mr Rosindell, for calling me to speak. It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship. I join others in congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for East Hampshire (Damian Hinds) on securing the debate. I also congratulate the members of the all-party group on social mobility who contributed to the report. I apologise that I was not present for the whole of the opening speech;...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Green Economy (28 Jun 2012)

Martin Vickers: I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for South Thanet (Laura Sandys) on securing this debate. Energy policy and, in particular, the fiscal and regulatory framework that governs it is critical to my constituency. The hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) outlined the advantages of the Humber estuary in terms of location and the development of the renewable...

Business of the House: Whitsun Recess (24 May 2012)

Martin Vickers: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick). There have been some interesting, fascinating and moving contributions, although I have to take issue with my hon. Friend the Member for Southend West (Mr Amess). He said that the highlight will be the Olympic torch going to Southend; in fact, the highlight will be on 26 June when the torch arrives in...

Petrol and Diesel (23 May 2012)

Martin Vickers: As always, my hon. Friend makes a powerful case. The point about the price differential from area to area is particularly important in my constituency, where Immingham is a major centre for the haulage industry. Increased haulage prices trickle down into the economy generally. Does he agree that it is particularly important that any investigation take note of the impact on haulage businesses?

Petitions: VAT on Static Caravans (22 May 2012)

Martin Vickers: As a representative of Cleethorpes, which I have said on many occasions is the premier resort of the east coast, I am privileged to present this petition in similar terms to that presented by my hon. Friend the Member for Beverley and Holderness (Mr Stuart). The Petition of residents of Cleethorpes. [P001056]

Debate on the Address: Business and the Economy (14 May 2012)

Martin Vickers: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Debate on the Address: Business and the Economy (14 May 2012)

Martin Vickers: It is a pleasure to take part in this Queen’s Speech debate. I am particularly pleased that the Queen’s Speech produces a framework that will allow Government Members to give a narrative to the Government’s aims and objectives, from which we have been somewhat derailed in recent weeks. My experience campaigning in local elections in north-east Lincolnshire highlighted the fact that...

Debate on the Address: Business and the Economy (14 May 2012)

Martin Vickers: I take note of what my hon. Friend the Member for Chippenham (Duncan Hames) says and agree with much of it. As I said, the Queen’s Speech provides an essential framework for the narrative that the Government must put forward. I spoke on Friday to the regeneration director of North East Lincolnshire council, who said that he was reasonably optimistic about the future. I think that is partly...

Business of the House (26 Apr 2012)

Martin Vickers: There is widespread concern in my constituency following the debate about VAT on static caravans, which has again highlighted the fragile state of some of the local economies in our seaside towns. Could the Leader of the House find time for a debate on such a matter?


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