Results 1–20 of 82 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Jack Brereton

Points of Order: Drugs Policy (18 Jul 2017)

Jack Brereton: I have been very pleased to listen to some excellent and well-informed speeches today, particularly the maiden speech of the hon. Member for Slough (Mr Dhesi). It is an absolute honour to be able to make my maiden speech and to represent the people of Stoke-on-Trent South in this place. Stoke-on-Trent is the city that I grew up in and where I have lived my whole life. Nothing could make me...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Jack Brereton: Stoke-on-Trent voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union: the proportion was higher than in any other city, with 70% of people voting to leave. That is why I will vote to support the Bill tonight. The people of Stoke-on-Trent South voted for me and the Conservatives for the first time in 82 years because we demonstrated our trust in the public’s judgment in voting to leave and...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Jack Brereton: There have been a number of excellent and informed speeches today by Conservative Members and I am very pleased to follow my hon. Friend the Member for South Thanet (Craig Mackinlay). Owing to the economic policies of the Conservatives, we have seen our national economy and the economy in Stoke-on-Trent South prosper. Nationally, the International Monetary Fund has upgraded the growth...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Jack Brereton: This is about keeping more of the money that people earn in their pockets, rather than it going into taxes. It is a huge success that there are now more families in which parents are working, ensuring that our children and future generations have examples to look up to. It is a shocking indictment of Labour’s failures in government that so many children were living in households where...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Jack Brereton: On the points made by the hon. Member for High Peak (Ruth George) in her intervention, we are simplifying the tax system to ensure that work pays for people who are in work. Under Labour, people were better off on benefits and that is not right. People should be better off when they are in work. Some of Labour’s claims are not true. We on the Conservative Benches believe that the only...

Committees: Healthcare: North Staffordshire (23 Oct 2017)

Jack Brereton: I recognise that there are significant financial challenges, particularly around the hospital, but North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, for example, has made significant improvements in the wider health economy. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the main financial challenges are with the hospital and that, if we can address those, we can help the wider health economy?

Committees: Healthcare: North Staffordshire (23 Oct 2017)

Jack Brereton: I want to raise the point about acute beds as well, because it is a significant issue. It particularly relates to the design of the hospital, which does not have enough acute beds. Does the Minister agree, however, that some of these issues predate this Government?

Channel 4 (Relocation) (17 Oct 2017)

Jack Brereton: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require Channel 4 to relocate its headquarters outside London; and for connected purposes. Channel 4 is a publicly owned broadcaster and has undoubtedly made a huge contribution to British broadcasting. I am in no doubt that many Members on both sides have enjoyed watching the hours of quality broadcasting, from “Countdown”...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Private Sector Investment (30 Nov 2017)

Jack Brereton: What assessment he has made of the role of private sector investment in improving rail services for passengers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Private Sector Investment (30 Nov 2017)

Jack Brereton: I thank my hon. Friend for that response. Will he please inform the House about what measures are being taken to improve services on the Crewe-Derby line—the north Staffordshire line—that runs through my constituency of Stoke-on-Trent South?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Jack Brereton: Britain’s future is indeed a global one. As the Foreign Secretary made clear today, we are leaving the European Union but not retreating in on ourselves; there is a whole world of opportunities that we can and must pursue. That will, in the words of the Red Book, “see the UK becoming a world leader in new and emerging technologies, creating better paid and highly skilled...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Public Services: West Midlands (6 Dec 2017)

Jack Brereton: Today, shortlisted cities are making their final pitches in the campaign to be named UK city of culture in 2021. Will the Prime Minister join me in wishing the Stoke-on-Trent team every success in their bid to see Stoke-on-Trent become the next city of culture for Britain?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industrial Strategy (12 Dec 2017)

Jack Brereton: What steps he is taking to develop sector deals as part of the Government’s industrial strategy.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industrial Strategy (12 Dec 2017)

Jack Brereton: I thank the Secretary of State for that response. Will he please update the House on the progress that has been made in developing a sector deal for ceramics?

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Jack Brereton: I agree with a number of the comments about trade remedies in relation to the ceramics industry, but I will touch on that later. It is essential in leaving the EU and the EU customs union that we develop our own customs regime. It will put in place the foundations for the negotiations on leaving the EU but does not predetermine them, allowing the flexibility needed as with any negotiating...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Jack Brereton: This is an important Bill for the long-term future of our country. It builds on hard-won progress, develops on the transition to Brexit, and sets out necessary measures to ensure that the UK economy is fit for a successful and sustainable global future. I welcome the emphasis the Chancellor gave in his Budget to the importance of improved skills, cutting-edge technology, world-class...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Jack Brereton: If the hon. Lady looks at this, she will see that the national living wage is continuing to increase. I know what she is referring to, but we are continuing to increase the national living wage, which will mean people taking home more money in their pay packets. We are reducing taxes on people’s earnings and helping constituents right across the country. For areas such as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (18 Jan 2018)

Jack Brereton: With the initial consultation currently open on “Shaping the Future of England’s Strategic Roads”, will the Minister confirm that the Secretary of State will look closely at the vital upgrade of junction 15 of the M6, serving Stoke-on-Trent?

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Jack Brereton: As an enthusiastic supporter of improvements to our rail network, I welcome the principle behind the Bill—establishing a high-speed railway beyond Birmingham—but I have some concerns, so I welcome this opportunity to set out how I think the Bill could be improved, particularly for the ambitious and growing city of Stoke-on-Trent. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, as a...

Train Services: Telford and Birmingham (6 Feb 2018)

Jack Brereton: I have experienced exactly the same issues in Stoke-on-Trent with the services into Birmingham, and we are seeing the same amount of growth. Would my hon. Friend agree that, if integrated properly, HS2 provides a significant opportunity to take many of the rail services from locations such as Stoke-on-Trent off that route, freeing up more paths on the route through Wolverhampton into Birmingham?

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