Results 81–100 of 274 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Edward Argar

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agricultural Policy (26 Apr 2018)

Edward Argar: What assessment he has made of the responses to his Department's consultation on its future agricultural policy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agricultural Policy (26 Apr 2018)

Edward Argar: Will my hon. Friend reassure me that as well as protecting and enhancing environmental protections in this country, our future agricultural policy will seek to ensure the primary importance of our landscape as a working agricultural countryside that produces food, and that that will continue to be protected?

Yemen (24 Apr 2018)

Edward Argar: The hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg) was right to highlight that the immediate and most pressing priority is the alleviation of humanitarian suffering in Yemen, and the Department for International Development should be proud of its work in that area. He also highlighted that, alongside Saudi Arabia’s legitimate right to defend itself and support the legitimate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Mar 2018)

Edward Argar: My right hon. Friend will be aware of the fantastic Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College in Woodhouse in my constituency. It equips young people planning a career in our armed forces with the skills they need to help to defend this country in the 21st century. Will the Prime Minister confirm that we will continue to invest in strong defences for our country, so that those young people can play...

Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland: Council Housing (27 Mar 2018)

Edward Argar: The Minister is rightly highlighting, as all speakers have done, the importance of council housing, and he is also emphasising the strong support the Government are giving to councils in that respect. As my hon. Friend the Member for Walsall North (Eddie Hughes) made clear, however, a range of models and types of housing are important in the provision of social and affordable housing. Does...

Local Infrastructure (East Midlands) (20 Mar 2018)

Edward Argar: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right to emphasise the importance of small and medium-sized towns, but I urge him not to forget Lincoln, Northampton and Leicester as key cities of our region, alongside Nottingham and Derby.

Local Infrastructure (East Midlands) (20 Mar 2018)

Edward Argar: My hon. Friend is absolutely right to emphasise the importance of home ownership, and indeed the economic growth in the east midlands. However, communities in my constituency, such as East Goscote and Queniborough, are very concerned about the potential for speculative applications in the wrong places, due to the council temporarily falling below its five-year land supply, as the council...

Health and Social Care: Dementia Awareness Week (20 Mar 2018)

Edward Argar: What steps the Government are taking to support Dementia Awareness Week.

Health and Social Care: Dementia Awareness Week (20 Mar 2018)

Edward Argar: Alongside the work of Governments of both parties to improve dementia research, care and awareness—Dementia Awareness Week is a key part of that—the role of voluntary organisations and dedicated volunteers around the country is vital. Will the Minister join me in paying tribute to the fantastic work of specialist dementia care Admiral Nurses and in backing Leicestershire Dementia...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Edward Argar: We are debating a number of important statutory instruments, and in the light of the time constraints, I will confine my comments to the measures relating to free school meals. The benefits of free school meals for those who need them have been set out today and in the past. While it is absolutely right that we debate these new eligibility criteria for free school meals, although it is...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Edward Argar: I will not, because I am conscious of the time. An issue such as this, which is of real importance to many people, quite rightly excites strong passions and strong arguments, but it is important that we stick to the facts. An Opposition who are unable to muster coherent arguments against actual Government policy are instead taking issue with hypothetical Government policy and scenarios. I am...

Northern Ireland Finances (12 Mar 2018)

Edward Argar: May I start by paying tribute to my right hon. Friend and her predecessor for their tireless work to try to restore devolved government to Northern Ireland? Will she reaffirm that her clear commitment to working for that restoration of devolved government goes hand in hand with her clear commitment to ensuring that, while that work goes on, through this budget the people of Northern Ireland...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Support for Local Government (12 Mar 2018)

Edward Argar: What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department’s support for local government.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Support for Local Government (12 Mar 2018)

Edward Argar: My hon. Friend will be aware that under Governments of both parties, Leicestershire has had one of the lowest per head of population funding settlements in the country. Will he ensure that as the new funding system is consulted on and brought in, it addresses this issue and provides fair funding for Leicestershire, alongside his Department continuing to support our councils in driving further...

Uk Relations: Saudi Arabia: Blagging: Leveson Inquiry (7 Mar 2018)

Edward Argar: A free and independent press, especially local press, is a pillar of our democracy. It is vital that the press adhere to the highest ethical and journalistic standards and that any criminal allegations are fully investigated, and it is also vital that that freedom is preserved and respected. It is a difficult balance to strike, but will my right hon. Friend reassure me that it is exactly that...

Petition - Removal of Royal Mail Postal Collection: Eating Disorders Awareness Week (27 Feb 2018)

Edward Argar: Anorexia nervosa, a well-known eating disorder, has the highest mortality rate of any mental health condition. When eating disorders are not fatal, they can still lead to significant and long-lasting health issues. An estimated 1.25 million people in this country suffer from an eating disorder. Of course, it affects not just them but their families, yet eating disorders are all too rarely...

Petition - Removal of Royal Mail Postal Collection: Eating Disorders Awareness Week (27 Feb 2018)

Edward Argar: I will. My hon. Friend is absolutely right to raise this issue. Indeed, my hon. Friend the Member for South Ribble (Seema Kennedy) highlighted earlier today the work of the SEED—Support and Education for Eating Disorders—organisation in Penwortham in her constituency. They are both absolutely right to highlight the work of such organisations. As hon. Members may know, since my...

Petition - Removal of Royal Mail Postal Collection: Eating Disorders Awareness Week (27 Feb 2018)

Edward Argar: The hon. Gentleman makes a very important point. This is one of those issues on which I would hope we can see the widest engagement across the UK, across all involved in government and the provision of services, to come up with a coherent and common approach to beating eating disorders.

Petition - Removal of Royal Mail Postal Collection: Eating Disorders Awareness Week (27 Feb 2018)

Edward Argar: My hon. Friend makes a very important point and if he will perhaps be patient for a few more minutes, I will turn to, among other things, exactly that point. At the launch that I referred to, I met and heard from some impressive and inspiring people, who had grappled with eating disorders and who wanted to share their experience and raise awareness. I subsequently met Beat to discuss its work...

Petition - Removal of Royal Mail Postal Collection: Eating Disorders Awareness Week (27 Feb 2018)

Edward Argar: The hon. Lady is absolutely right. It is always true in any situation that someone who has been there can speak with much more power and in a much more compelling way than someone who has not, however empathetic they are. The reality is that the recognition of an eating disorder for what it is—an illness—and getting the help and treatment for it is, all too often, still too slow....


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