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Leaving the EU (26 Nov 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Like my hon. Friend the Member for Elmet and Rothwell (Alec Shelbrooke), I have been knocking on doors in my constituency, and voters in Rugby and Bulkington have told me that one of the key reasons why they voted to leave was to give the UK the ability to control immigration. And businesses, especially those in manufacturing, have said that to keep jobs once we have left, it is vital to...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Manufacturing Jobs (20 Nov 2018)

Mark Pawsey: The Secretary of State is aware of the threat to 190 skilled engineering jobs at GE Energy in Rugby. This has nothing to do with Brexit; rather, it is to do with a downturn in activity of the company’s traditional base. What advice can the Minister provide to the workforce and the local management team to secure this manufacturing activity in Rugby?

Plastic-free Packaging (Fruit and Vegetables) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Nov 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Does the Minister agree that were a manufacturer to place on the market a material that is incredibly low cost in use and capable of being coloured in a variety of colours, manipulated into all sorts of shapes, and recycled, we would hail it as a wonder material, rather than denigrating it, as has seemed to be the case in much of this afternoon’s debate?

Plastic-free Packaging (Fruit and Vegetables) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Nov 2018)

Mark Pawsey: In fact, cucumbers are probably an example of the most effective use of polythene wrap. It is a tiny amount of packaging, but it can prolong the life of a cucumber by up to 10 days. The hon. Gentleman says that he has not seen cucumbers in plastic wrapping, but he will almost certainly have seen significant amounts of food waste where fruit and vegetables that are not appropriately wrapped...

Plastic-free Packaging (Fruit and Vegetables) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Nov 2018)

Mark Pawsey: The hon. Gentleman has already talked about the large number of people who are concerned about the plastic used in supermarkets, but supermarkets do what their customers want. Why does he think supermarkets have used plastic packaging as they have?

Plastic-free Packaging (Fruit and Vegetables) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Nov 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Would the paper bag provide the protection for the tomatoes that the plastic tray with the cellophane wrap provides?

Plastic-free Packaging (Fruit and Vegetables) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Nov 2018)

Mark Pawsey: I apologise for arriving late to the debate. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the deposit return scheme involves substantial investment in reverse vending machines, costing upwards of £10,000, £15,000 or even £20,000, and that we would be better off spending that money on improving our recycling infrastructure to get more products recycled, which is what we all want?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (12 Nov 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Was the Minister as concerned as I was when Warwickshire County Council recently brought forward a strategy document stating that dyslexia would not constitute a special educational need? Is he as pleased as I am that that document has now been withdrawn?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Support for the High Street (6 Nov 2018)

Mark Pawsey: What fiscal steps he is taking to support the high street.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Support for the High Street (6 Nov 2018)

Mark Pawsey: On 1 December, I will be visiting retailers in Rugby town centre to support the Federation of Small Businesses’ Small Business Saturday. These businesses are in a tough and fast-changing environment. Does the Minister agree that the business rate incentive that he mentioned will go some way towards levelling the playing field between those retailers and those who operate online?

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (31 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: I want to press the Minister on the availability of the specialised service, on the assumption that use of Respreeza will be approved by NICE. We are running a little behind. Does he think that the service, which was intended to be available by 2019, might be available by 2020? Is there hope for sufferers that that service might be available to them?

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (31 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: I beg to move, That this House has considered treatment for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. Hon. Members might wish to know what alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is. It is a rare and complex hereditary illness, and those who suffer from it simply refer to it as alpha-1 and to themselves as alphas. Some people affected by alpha-1...

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (31 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: The hon. Gentleman anticipates two of the asks that I will come to later; I thank him for that helpful contribution. Going back to Stephen’s condition, he suffered very seriously from chest infections. In fact, at one point he suffered with his lungs collapsing, and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, which was treating him at the time, took the decision to staple his lungs to his chest wall....

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (31 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Part and parcel of our efforts today are to achieve precisely that. I am delighted that the hon. Lady’s constituent comes to Coventry and is being treated by the excellent services at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire. Unfortunately, alpha-1 is not yet curable, and no specific treatment for the disease is freely available in the UK; it is a matter of treating only the symptoms...

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (31 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: That is certainly a frustration for the many patients who suffer. I hope that the Minister will address progress towards the outcome that we would all like to see. There are changes that patients can make to their lifestyle to help to manage the condition, including specific exercise programmes and altering their diets. It is also important for them to avoid being around second-hand smoke and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (29 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: This summer, Rugby saw a number of illegal Gypsy and Traveller encampments on new housing sites. Our local councillor, Jill Simpson-Vince, brought together developers and Warwickshire police to put a protocol in place. Can the Secretary of State encourage others to follow Warwickshire’s lead?

October EU Council (22 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Many businesses are continuing to invest, including Meggitt, with its £130 million supersite in my constituency, but a lack of certainty in the negotiations is causing many projects to be put on hold. What reassurances can the Prime Minister offer to encourage businesses to continue to invest and provide jobs for the future?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: UK’s Defence Capability (22 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: What assessment he has made of the potential merits of using new and developing technologies to support the UK’s defence capability.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: UK’s Defence Capability (22 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: In addition to the great work at the MTC, does the Secretary of State agree with me that an excellent example of new technology supporting military capability is the electric drive systems using anti-vibration technology being installed on our marine vessels, which were both developed in Rugby and built in Rugby, and does he agree with me that they represent a great future for British...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Recycling (18 Oct 2018)

Mark Pawsey: It is important to improve recycling rates in areas such as on-the-go packaging. Does the Minister agree that in this area it is better to extend the existing packaging recovery note system, which keeps funds within the system for improvement, recycling and restructuring, than to introduce an expensive deposit return scheme in which funds will be lost, including on reverse vending machines...

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