Results 61–80 of 889 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

Business of the House (28 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: A recent report provided evidence that trade could be increased by £12 billion and 150,000 jobs created in the north of England if seven major ports, including Immingham in my constituency, were given free port status, which would clearly be a massive boost to the economy post-Brexit. Will the Leader of the House find time for a debate in Government time to explore these great opportunities?

International Trade: Business Investment Overseas (28 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: Last month, the Department’s roadshow that encourages small businesses to invest overseas and export visited Immingham in my constituency, and it was greatly valued by local businesses. Does the Department plan to continue and expand that roadshow?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Freedom of Worship (Commonwealth) (26 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: Religious freedom in the Commonwealth is important, but Christian communities throughout the wider world suffer from persecution. Can the Minister give an absolute assurance that the Government will do everything possible to ensure that Christians and other religious groups have freedom of worship?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education Settings (25 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: At the weekend I was contacted by a constituent who chairs one of the maintained nursery schools in north-east Lincolnshire. She expressed views similar to those expressed by the hon. Member for Wolverhampton North East (Emma Reynolds) about funding. Will my right hon. Friend confirm his continuing support for maintained nurseries, and will he ensure that funds are in place to provide the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: In the Gallery today are two young men from my Cleethorpes constituency, Callum Procter and Oliver Freeston, both of whom won seats on North East Lincolnshire Council at last month’s elections. Oliver is just 18 years old and is perhaps the youngest councillor in the country. Will the Prime Minister congratulate Callum and Oliver? Does she agree that it is this country that provides the...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (19 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: The Minister of State visited my hospital trust last month. Is he in a position to support its requests, and will he say whether he is satisfied with the progress it is making to remove itself from special measures?

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement and congratulate him on securing cross-Government support for his proposals. He rightly said that every pound must be spent wisely, and he will know that there is great variation in procurement across the NHS. What will he do to ensure better procurement?

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in the past three months, 48,000 adults in northern Lincolnshire have not accessed the internet. With more and more public services becoming available only online, it is essential that people have that access. May we have a debate so that the Government can outline their policies to ensure that people have both access to the internet...

Exiting the European Union: International Business Community (14 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: The Minister referred to the offshore wind sector. She visited my constituency, the port of Immingham and neighbouring Grimsby a couple of weeks ago. Does she agree that the facilities there for serving the offshore sector, and the wider trade deals that could follow Brexit, are greatly to the advantage of northern Lincolnshire?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industrial Strategy (12 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: What progress is being made on the Greater Grimsby town deal?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Navy Fisheries Protection (11 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: I am encouraged by what I hear from the Secretary of State about extra resources being made available. We anticipate an increase in the fishing fleet post-Brexit, so will he assure me that the fisheries protection fleet will expand accordingly?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Defences (7 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: The Minister will recall that the entire Humber estuary, particularly my constituency, was badly affected by a tidal surge in December 2013. There is still concern among residents that insufficient work has been done. Will the Minister meet me and neighbouring MPs to provide an update?

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: I used a travel agent in the centre of Grimsby in April.

Rail Timetabling (4 Jun 2018)

Martin Vickers: What estimate has been made of the cost to the industry and of the potential impact on the various companies involved?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth (22 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: The port operator Associated British Ports, the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce and many local businesses are giving serious consideration to free port status for the Humber ports in the post-Brexit world. Will the Chancellor or his Ministers agree to meet representatives of the business community in the area and to give serious consideration to this proposal when the idea has been...

Business of the House (17 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: If we are to secure economic regeneration for our provincial towns, and particularly our coastal communities, local leadership and the powers available to local authorities are important. We currently have a disproportionate system in which some authorities with Mayors have greater powers and resources, and if areas such as northern Lincolnshire are to compete with them, they will need...

International Trade: Free Trade Promotion (17 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: What steps his Department has taken to promote the merits of free trade to the public.

International Trade: Free Trade Promotion (17 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: I thank the Secretary of State for his reply. Forecasts suggest that 90% of economic growth in the coming years will be in countries outside the EU. Does he agree that that gives this country great opportunities to extend our trade with developing nations, which will be of great benefit to them?

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: Surely the key question that we should be asking ourselves is whether, if Parliament were to pass this motion and the information were to be released, it would undermine our negotiating position. I would argue that that is most certainly the case. Of course it is the aim and objective of those who support the remain cause that the EU will give us the worst possible terms and that, as a...

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Martin Vickers: For the hon. Gentleman even to suggest that the fishing industry has in some way benefited from our membership of the European Union is simply laughable. I would gladly invite him to my constituency so that he can meet the people who were involved in the fishing industry. Very few of them are involved in it now because of the European Union. To go back to the facts and figures that I quoted,...

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