Results 161–180 of 792 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

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Apprenticeships (19 Dec 2016)

Mark Pawsey: Small businesses often give apprentices the best experience, but they find it difficult to offer the time and resources to support them. What steps is the Minister taking to encourage small businesses in particular to take on more apprentices?

Double Taxation Treaties (Developing Countries) Bill (16 Dec 2016)

Mark Pawsey: Does my hon. Friend agree that the hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin) has some laudable aims, but that he is pushing at an open door because the Government have already taken substantial action and agreed to implement two of the base erosion and profit sharing outputs? They are therefore travelling in the direction he is asking for.

Local Government Finance Settlement (15 Dec 2016)

Mark Pawsey: The new homes bonus has become an important source of funding for councils with a positive attitude to development, such as Rugby Borough Council. I welcome the additional incentives the Secretary of State has provided today, especially in respect of consents granted on appeal where there is an up-to-date local plan. Will he reassure councils like Rugby that they will continue to be able to...

CQC: NHS Deaths Review (13 Dec 2016)

Mark Pawsey: Will the Secretary of State say more about how the additional and extra information he has mentioned, which will be so important for patient groups in judging rates of progress, will be made available?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (13 Dec 2016)

Mark Pawsey: A construction business my constituency has alerted me to corporate mandate fraud, by which a fraudster pretends to be a company and asks its customers to change the bank account details for future payments. What steps can the Minister take to alert all businesses to such criminal behaviour? What discussions has she had with the Home Secretary about bringing the perpetrators to justice?

Large Logistics Parks (Transport Infrastructure) (7 Dec 2016)

Mark Pawsey: I am delighted that the Minister is standing up for logistics. There is a lot of logistics development in my constituency, and it is often thought of as low-calibre work with hulky blokes throwing boxes around, but nothing could be further from the truth. These are high-tech, well-structured, well-managed and well-organised businesses that perform a vital function in getting goods to consumers.

Large Logistics Parks (Transport Infrastructure) (7 Dec 2016)

Mark Pawsey: Like the constituencies of both my hon. Friend and my hon. Friend the Member for South Leicestershire (Alberto Costa), whom I congratulate on securing this debate, my constituency has a very large number of logistics parks. We must not stand in the way of economic development, but it is important that infrastructure is provided. The issue is a concern to my constituents in villages such as...

Tidal Lagoons and UK Energy Strategy — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (6 Dec 2016)

Mark Pawsey: The hon. Lady is talking about investment in jobs, and there will be an impact in my constituency, where GE will build the 16 generators, involving £18 million of investment in the plant at Rugby and the creation of 100 additional skilled design, installation, service and maintenance roles. Is not that a compelling reason to proceed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Dangerous Driving (6 Dec 2016)

Mark Pawsey: My constituents George and Giulietta Galli-Atkinson set up the Livia awards in memory of their daughter. She was killed by a driver who mounted the pavement, but who was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving and received only a fine. My constituents have campaigned for over 20 years for tougher sentences. How might that be achieved as a consequence of the Minister’s...

Corporate Governance (29 Nov 2016)

Mark Pawsey: The Secretary of State has already referred to the important role of small businesses in which the relationship between owners and their employees is very different from that in larger organisations. Will he say a little more about the level at which the proposals he has announced today will be introduced?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: High Streets (28 Nov 2016)

Mark Pawsey: The Minister has just referred to alternative uses in our town centres, and one of them can be tourism. Does he agree that a great example is provided by Rugby Borough Council in its development with World Rugby in creating the Hall of Fame, opened earlier this month, in the most appropriate place: the birthplace of the game of rugby?

Autumn Statement (23 Nov 2016)

Mark Pawsey: To support those who are just about managing, there need to be more affordable houses. Is the Chancellor pleased to see the welcome from the chief executive of the National Housing Federation for today’s measures that will enable an additional 40,000 such houses to be provided? With planning consents running at the highest level for years, does my right hon. Friend look forward to the...

Education and Social Mobility (22 Nov 2016)

Mark Pawsey: My right hon. Friend is speaking powerfully about the opportunities that grammar schools provide to children from very ordinary backgrounds. Does she agree that it is a real tragedy that we have not invested more in grammar schools? The existing ones in my constituency are under massive pressure from the children of parents living around my constituency, which restricts the number of places...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses (8 Nov 2016)

Mark Pawsey: What steps his Department is taking to increase opportunities for the development of small businesses.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses (8 Nov 2016)

Mark Pawsey: The Minister will be pleased to hear from Rugby’s local chamber of commerce that our businesses are doing well—so well, in fact, that there is a shortage of industrial accommodation, especially smaller units, and that is holding back start-ups and small businesses wanting to grow. Can any steps be taken to encourage property developers to provide more accommodation for this...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (8 Nov 2016)

Mark Pawsey: Returning to the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project, does the Minister agree that a decision to proceed, making use of expertise in power generation provided by GE Energy in Rugby, would provide an opportunity for the UK to become a leader in this sector?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Procurement Programmes: Supply Chain (7 Nov 2016)

Mark Pawsey: What steps he is taking to ensure that SMEs are included in the supply chain for defence procurement programmes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Procurement Programmes: Supply Chain (7 Nov 2016)

Mark Pawsey: It is good to hear from the Minister that our armed forces can benefit from the innovation and entrepreneurship of small businesses. However, one such business in my constituency tells me that dealing with the Department can sometimes be overly bureaucratic, including the need to apply to remain on a list of approved suppliers. Can the Minister take any steps to simplify the process and...

National Minimum Wage (Workplace Internships) Bill (4 Nov 2016)

Mark Pawsey: What would the hon. Lady say to Opposition Members who say that if the Bill went through, there would be fewer internships?

National Minimum Wage (Workplace Internships) Bill (4 Nov 2016)

Mark Pawsey: First time ever.

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