Results 1–20 of 793 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Mark Pawsey

Business of the House (11 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: It is tremendous that this Government are making an extra £394 million a week available for our NHS, but there remains a role for hospital charities, such as the Friends of St Cross, Rugby’s local hospital. Since 1955, the charity has donated valuable equipment and facilities to improve the patient experience, and I spent time with some of its 200 volunteers only last week. May I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (11 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Does the Secretary of State agree that in areas where inadequate power is available in the grid for large commercial installations wishing to switch over to electric power, a battery solution, provided by companies such as Off Grid Energy Ltd in my constituency, may be the answer?

Nursery Sector: Sustainability — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (10 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton West (Chris Green) on introducing this morning’s important debate. My interest in the sector arose as a consequence of an invitation to visit Pathfinders Day Nursery in my constituency, which is based at Crescent School in Rugby, to discuss the challenges faced by the sector...

Nursery Sector: Sustainability — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (10 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: That is exactly my constituent’s point: there is a differential, and those on the higher rate are effectively subsidising those on the Government-funded rate. A further problem that Mrs Dyke identifies is that parents are not obliged to pay for the additional services. If all parents refused to pay it, more businesses would become unsustainable, quality would be compromised and...

Gypsies and Travellers (10 Sep 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Rugby suffered particularly badly in the most recent travelling season. Despite extensive defensive measures, we have had 23 incursions on to council land, with people often cutting through locks. We have identified one particular issue: a lot of new houses are being built, and there are a number of recreation sites in the ownership of the developer rather than the local authority. Our local...

Brexit Negotiations and No Deal Contingency Planning (4 Sep 2018)

Mark Pawsey: The continued success of the UK automotive industry is important in my constituency and throughout the west midlands. In its report, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee draw attention to the reliance of complex supply chains on the friction-free transfer of components between the UK and Europe. Can the Secretary of State reassure the House that that will be maintained? What...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Criminal Justice System: Contribution of Sport (10 Jul 2018)

Mark Pawsey: What assessment his Department has made of the contribution of sport to effective outcomes in the criminal justice system.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Criminal Justice System: Contribution of Sport (10 Jul 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Programmes run by professional rugby clubs—such as the England-wide Hitz programme, which is run in my nearest premiership club, Wasps, and Saracens’ Get Onside in London—build up career aspirations for young offenders and those excluded from school. We have already heard that rates of reoffending are too high, but the Get Onside programme prevents 92% of the young offenders...

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

Mark Pawsey: May I first congratulate and thank the Prime Minister? She has had a busy few days, but has managed to be at the Dispatch Box for the best part of the past couple of hours. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that the arrangements are positive for business and jobs by establishing a free trade area to enable the frictionless trade that is so important for manufacturers operating in just-in-time...

June European Council (2 Jul 2018)

Mark Pawsey: As we get closer to setting out our priorities for future trade relationships with our European partners, we have reasonably heard more from business, including the fact that modern integrated supply chains call for those relationships to be as frictionless as possible. That is certainly a message that the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has heard, not just in relation to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: NAO Report (2 Jul 2018)

Mark Pawsey: The NAO report acknowledged the close links between local authorities and universal credit. As one of the first full-service sites, Rugby and its borough council received an £85,000 payment to assist with the cost of digitisation. Will the Secretary of State join me in welcoming that valuable support for local authorities in full-service areas?

Nuclear Sector Deal (28 Jun 2018)

Mark Pawsey: I welcome today’s sector deal and particularly the role for small modular reactors, which are an obvious replacement for decommissioned coal-fired power stations. Will the Minister confirm that today’s announcement means that nuclear remains a key part of our energy mix, providing a diverse energy source as part of this Government’s industrial strategy?

Energy Policy (25 Jun 2018)

Mark Pawsey: The Secretary of State’s statement will have been listened to with great concern at GE Power Conversion in Rugby, which would have manufactured the turbines for the tidal lagoon. A great deal of development has been done there within a mostly British supply chain. UK manufacturing missed out on the manufacturing of wind turbines because of a lack of a commitment to the sector in its...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sports-related Tourism (21 Jun 2018)

Mark Pawsey: What steps he is taking to promote sports-related tourism in the UK.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sports-related Tourism (21 Jun 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Rugby, the birthplace of the game, is proud that its visitor attraction, the World Rugby Hall of Fame, not only hosts an annual ceremony to induct the greats of the game but is a popular attraction for visitors from both home and rugby-playing nations around the world, with 18,000 visitors already. How is the Minister’s tourism strategy supporting such attractions? Will he accept an...

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

Mark Pawsey: Many intending to purchase new cars are unsure what type of engine to opt for, partly as a consequence of Government taxation policies. That is having a serious effect on the British motor manufacturing industry. Will the Secretary of State confirm that there remains a future for clean diesel?

Business of the House (7 Jun 2018)

Mark Pawsey: This week, I joined pupils at Riverside Academy in Newbold and on Monday I will be at Brownsover Community School to join them in their daily mile. May we have a debate on the educational benefits of young people taking regular exercise?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Producer Responsibility Systems (7 Jun 2018)

Mark Pawsey: What steps he is taking to reform producer responsibility systems to incentivise producers to take more responsibility for the environmental effects of their products.


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