Results 1–20 of 114 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Vicky Ford

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Vicky Ford: It is a huge honour to be elected to represent the people of Chelmsford and to make my maiden speech in this debate on the Queen’s Speech. In the diamond jubilee year, Her Majesty chose Chelmsford to be a new city, and we are deeply grateful to the Queen. On behalf of the people of Chelmsford, I should like to offer her our sincerest thanks. Chelmsford is a brilliant city. Our city...

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Vicky Ford: rose—

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Vicky Ford: I have just come from the European Parliament. Does the Secretary of State agree that many colleagues across Europe want a deep trading partnership with Britain, based on keeping strong standards for consumers and other such standards, and therefore a special, bespoke relationship for our trade?

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Vicky Ford: While my hon. Friend is listing the Government’s great achievements, may I remind him that when Labour was last in government there were 1 million young people not in education, training or employment, and now we have one of the lowest levels of youth unemployment anywhere in Europe?

Public Sector Pay Cap (5 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: In Chelmsford, we are very proud to be home to one of the places where nurses are trained—the great Anglia Ruskin University, which I visited just last week. It is good to hear my right hon. Friend speaking about how nurses have benefited from pay progression, and also from lower taxes, through the increment. Part of increasing the prosperity of public sector workers is the provision of...

Exiting the European Union and Global Trade (6 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: I fully respect that we will be leaving the single market and will need a new deal. At the moment, a company selling, say, a cancer scanner to a Spanish hospital needs to have a maintenance service contract. It can send an engineer to service the scanner under a posting of workers arrangement, and there is mutual recognition of the engineer’s professional qualifications. Does my right...

Exiting the European Union and Global Trade (6 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: I am interested in what the hon. Lady says about medicines and vaccines. Yes, the mutual recognition principle is extremely helpful in allowing British companies to work with others across Europe and a single market for medicines, but I understand there are issues that make it more difficult for those same pharmaceutical developers to share data with, say, American counterparts. Under the...

Southend Hospital (6 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: I would like to introduce Broomfield hospital in Chelmsford into the discussion as one of the hospitals in the mid-Essex area along with the three in Southend and those in Basildon. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Southend West (Sir David Amess) on bringing so much experience to this debate. Broomfield is deeply loved. It serves our newest city. We too need our 24-hour...

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill (10 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: While we are on the subject of notspots and blackout areas, does my hon. Friend agree that there are priority areas such as along railway lines? Many of my constituents commute every day and it is so frustrating not even being able to get a phone signal on the railway line. The Bill will enable extra infrastructure, so that we have connected commuters, which is key in the 21st century.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (13 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: Chelmsford is one of the busiest commuter stations in the country, but Chelmsford commuters have experienced frequent and significant delays. Will the Minister please provide an update on what actions are being taken to counter these delays?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Infrastructure: Government Investment (18 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: What assessment he has made of the effect of Government investment in infrastructure since 2010.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Infrastructure: Government Investment (18 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: Nearly 100 years ago, the world’s first radio broadcast was sent out from Britain—from Chelmsford. Does my hon. Friend agree that the digital infrastructure investment fund will give a massive boost to fibre and superfast broadband so that the UK can continue to lead the world in the digital and communications sectors?

Northern Ireland: Political Situation (3 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: I would like to ask my right hon. Friend about the situation on the border, especially regarding the Brexit negotiations. As a Member of this House who was born in Northern Ireland, I know how important it is not to go back to the hard border that I remember from my childhood. Given that both the British and EU negotiators have said that they do not wish to see a hard border, how soon can we...

Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing Bill (3 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Luton South (Mr Shuker), who cares passionately about Luton airport in his constituency, and to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Redditch (Rachel Maclean), who has just given an outstanding maiden speech. I thank her so much. In a modern and outward-looking Britain, it is significant that the first piece of legislation in this new...

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: At the moment, under our current competition agreement with the EU, a British company can seek direct redress if it believes a European company is anti-competitive. Under the agreement between the EU, the UK and Canada, although we will have competition co-operation if we pass the Bill, there will be no direct redress for a British company that is concerned about the anti-competitive...

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: The EFTA court?

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: rose—

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: Thank you for calling me, Mr Deputy Speaker. As someone who believes in open, competitive and free markets because they foster innovation, generate prosperity and create the wealth that we need for our public services, I believe we must have robust competition powers so that we can take action against companies that act in an anti-competitive manner. In the 21st-century world, the economic...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: Not only has the Institute for Fiscal Studies said that we have the narrowest income gaps for a decade, but the Office for National Statistics has said that Britain has some of the lowest levels of persistent poverty in Europe. Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is right that this country is governed by the true facts and not by fake news, and that this Government are committed to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit: Environmental and Animal Welfare Standards (20 Jul 2017)

Vicky Ford: What plans he has to ensure that (a) environmental and (b) animal welfare standards are maintained after the UK leaves the EU.


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