Results 41–60 of 795 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

Sainsbury and Asda Merger (30 Apr 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Today’s announcement will be of concern to staff at Sainsbury’s store support centre at Ansty Park, in my constituency, where they are engaged in buying, design and merchandising—functions that came up to the midlands from London. I had the opportunity to visit the site a couple of years ago. Will the Minister reassure those staff that they will have an opportunity to make...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Increasing numbers of children of school age are now being educated at home. Does the Prime Minister agree that it is important to ensure that those children receive an education that is appropriate for their needs?

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (Programme): Industrial Strategy (18 Apr 2018)

Mark Pawsey: It was a pleasure to hear the Secretary of State, in his opening remarks, speak of the importance of a strategy to help businesses to create quality, well-paid, sustainable jobs. In any walk of life, we need a roadmap to tell us how to get somewhere. That can be achieved through a strategy that involves both playing to our strengths and attending to our weaknesses. The Secretary of State was...

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (Programme): Industrial Strategy (18 Apr 2018)

Mark Pawsey: The Secretary of State refers to the prestige of an industrial qualification as a device to attract the most capable people into industry and manufacturing. Does he agree that it is also important for manufacturing to show in a more open way exactly what the manufacturing environment is like now? Far too many people see manufacturing in the style of dirty old factories such as those that...

Gender Pay Gap (18 Apr 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Is not the key point that this is the very first reporting that has been required? It is the start of a process that can be developed. Although the criterion of companies having more than 250 employees accounts for 40% of employment and 49% of turnover, there is an acceptance that that threshold number of employees should be decreased. Does the Minister agree, however, that it should be a...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (18 Apr 2018)

Mark Pawsey: DeafKidz International, which is based in my constituency, does great work to protect deaf children around the world. What is DFID doing to redress the imbalance of services available to deaf children?

International Trade: SMEs (Exports) (29 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: What steps his Department is taking to support small and medium-sized businesses to export.

International Trade: SMEs (Exports) (29 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: It is great news about the west midlands, but a constituent of mine who has a small business providing services around the world came to tell me about the challenges he faces in getting appropriate banking facilities and about the need to minimise losses on currency transfers. What steps is the Department taking to make sure that UK banks provide the facilities, support and advice that SMEs...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment Claims Review (26 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: I recently visited the local centre at Cofa Court in Coventry where PIP assessments take place and saw the process. Will the Minister confirm that assessments are always based on what claimants are able to do and that they are always carried out by a medical practitioner?

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: The Chancellor is right to focus on how the tax system might be used to encourage improvements in the environment, and I know that the packaging industry recognises the need to reduce waste and will respond positively to his call for evidence. I ask for it to include two things: first, that it is people who cause litter, and the Chancellor spoke about the need for behaviour change; and,...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electric Vehicle Charge Points (13 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: What recent steps he has taken to improve electric vehicle charge point infrastructure.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electric Vehicle Charge Points (13 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Yesterday, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee visited the London Electric Vehicle Company in my constituency. The Secretary of State will remember opening it a year ago, and it is great that we are now seeing electric taxis on the streets of London. We also went to the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre in Milton Keynes, where we heard concerns about the fact that the lack...

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill (6 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Leeds North West (Alex Sobel). Unlike him, I do remember the time before privatisation took place in the 1980s and 1990s. It is worth remembering some of the objectives of the privatisation led by the then Conservative Government. The first objective was to spread ownership, which has happened—ownership is much more diverse now. It is a...

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill (6 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: That is a concern, but let us not forget who owned these businesses at the time. In many instances, shares in the utilities were bought by the customers, some of whom have since disposed of their shares—some utilities have been acquired by larger corporations. I agree that the ability to change supplier is important. The other reason for privatisation was to make the industry more...

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill (6 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill (6 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: We heard a lot of evidence from the challenger companies. There are 60 suppliers in the energy market now, and while switching rates are not increasing fast enough, they are increasing. Does the hon. Lady share my concern that with a cap, there will be precious little incentive for people to look at alternative suppliers and change and that the rate of switching we have managed to get in...

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill (6 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: Does the hon. Lady support the sunset clause, which means that this legislation will not apply indefinitely as we will reach a stage where there is sufficient competition, or would she rather see a permanent price cap that lasts forever?

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill (6 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: The Secretary of State talks about the setting of the cap, and setting it at the right level in the Bill is incredibly important. If it is too high, it will not achieve its objectives; if it is too low, there is a danger that some of the new entrants into the market will fail. The power is with Ofgem, but we have already heard that Ofgem has not been exactly brilliant in exercising its...

National Planning Policy Framework (5 Mar 2018)

Mark Pawsey: The Secretary of State will know that Rugby is playing its part in delivering the homes the country needs from his visit to Houlton, a site of 6,200 new homes, planned and structured on a brownfield site. That is happening because Rugby has always placed a high priority on plan making, with the current plan under examination. Can he confirm that the new standardised approach to assessing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (26 Feb 2018)

Mark Pawsey: The Minister for Policing and the Fire Service has already spoken about the benefits of collaboration between emergency services and will be aware of proposed closer working between Warwickshire and West Midlands fire services, while there is already a strategic partnership between Warwickshire and West Mercia police services. Is there any potential conflict if Warwickshire’s blue-light...


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