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Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords]: EU Community Licence arrangements (26 Jun 2018)

Andrew Jones: The causes were very clear. I was the Minister at the time who had responsibility for Operation Stack. I went down and met with people who were operating it and dealing with the problems. What the causes were was extremely clear. The right hon. Gentleman is just plain wrong.

Gosport Independent Panel: Publication of Report (20 Jun 2018)

Andrew Jones: We have had Mid Staffs, Morecambe Bay and now the Gosport War Memorial Hospital. That tells us that significant patient failures are not one-offs; indeed, the Francis report of 2013 was one of the most challenging public documents I have ever read. My right hon. Friend has made patient safety a personal priority, with his customary judgment and compassion. Can he confirm that this developing...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (19 Jun 2018)

Andrew Jones: Prostate cancer survival rates may be at a record high, but it is still among the biggest cancer killers in our country today. What can the Government do to save more lives in this area?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Andrew Jones: Can my right hon. Friend confirm he still expects that the overwhelming majority of areas will be devolved to Holyrood immediately after Brexit, the result of which will be that the Scottish Parliament will have close to 100 new powers that it does not currently have? Those will be new powers for Scotland.

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Andrew Jones: Knaresborough in my constituency contains a specific clutch of shops that have been empty for years or even decades, impacting on the attractiveness of the high street. Persuading the owners to bring those shops back into use is difficult because they are listed buildings and incur no business rates as long as they are empty—they are simply decaying. May we have a debate to explore how...

Airports National Policy Statement (5 Jun 2018)

Andrew Jones: I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement. Does he agree that as Heathrow is the UK’s hub airport and this expansion will bring forward new routes, improved connectivity to Heathrow will bring important benefits to the people and economy of Yorkshire and other parts of the northern powerhouse?

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: Northern Rail Timetable Changes (24 May 2018)

Andrew Jones: My hon. Friend is quite right to highlight the frequency improvements and particularly the upgrade of the rolling stock, with the removal of the Pacers. In the context that the franchise is improving and has ambitious long-term plans—I ought to own up that I was a Minister at the time of the franchise renewal so am slightly marking my own homework—we are talking about identifying...

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: Northern Rail Timetable Changes (24 May 2018)

Andrew Jones: My hon. Friend is spot on in identifying the cause of the challenges faced by Northern rail with the implementation of the new timetable: the delay caused by electrification on the Manchester-Bolton-Preston line, which has had huge consequences. He has articulated the impact on his constituents incredibly clearly, but this is also happening in other parts of the franchise, including across...

Marks & Spencer (24 May 2018)

Andrew Jones: Speaking as a former Marks & Spencer supplier and current Marks & Spencer customer, the hon. Member for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (Dr Cameron) highlighted the importance of an anchor store to a town’s retail offer and the social importance of the high street. I entirely agreed with her question. Will my right hon. Friend remain vigilant on, or at least sensitive...

Business of the House (24 May 2018)

Andrew Jones: Please can we have a debate on the positive impact of business on local communities? In addition to the economic benefits, there are social benefits, which I have seen locally given that so many businesses in Harrogate and Knaresborough are putting something back, including Harrogate Water’s work with the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. I have also seen it nationally, as charities such as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (16 May 2018)

Andrew Jones: What progress is the Department making to encourage technological solutions in the delivery of our public services?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 May 2018)

Andrew Jones: Thousands more homes across North Yorkshire will receive access to superfast broadband thanks to the Government’s investment in North Yorkshire County Council. Much of that will be connected with fibre direct to the premises. Does the Prime Minister agree that fibre represents gold-standard broadband and that local authorities must use all their powers to ensure that developers install...

Tributes: Baroness Jowell: Schools That Work For Everyone (14 May 2018)

Andrew Jones: There are many excellent faith schools in my constituency, and I believe that a third of all schools are now faith schools. They are popular with parents and achieve good results. Does my right hon. Friend agree that parental choice should be central to any successful education system?

Electric Vehicles and Bicycles (9 May 2018)

Andrew Jones: Will my hon. Friend the Minister give way?

Electric Vehicles and Bicycles (9 May 2018)

Andrew Jones: The Minister has just mentioned air quality. Does he agree that electric buses, which are, so to speak, rolling out in Harrogate this year, are critical to providing a solid public transport system that will tackle the air quality in our towns and cities?

Breast Cancer Screening (2 May 2018)

Andrew Jones: I thank my right hon. Friend for his statement, and for the urgency and sensitivity with which he is treating this issue. Women all over the country will be very anxious at hearing this news. Will he guarantee that all women who did not get invited for their scan will now be guaranteed their screening?

Sainsbury and Asda Merger (30 Apr 2018)

Andrew Jones: Having previously been a supplier to both companies, I read about the proposed deal with much interest. Can my hon. Friend confirm that the implications for all parties will be considered—particularly the implications for the smaller regional food producers?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Apr 2018)

Andrew Jones: Harrogate Borough Council recently dedicated an additional £150,000 to tackle the root causes of local long-term homelessness. The Harrogate Homeless Project runs the initiative, which is called SAFE—Service for Adults Facing Exclusion. It has been widely praised and we are already seeing results. May I invite my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State to come and visit the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (24 Apr 2018)

Andrew Jones: What steps are the Government taking to improve the court experience for victims and for witnesses, because it can be a highly stressful and intimidating environment?

Windrush: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (23 Apr 2018)

Andrew Jones: My hon. Friend has made some valuable points about how the Bill will improve the business environment for entrepreneurs. She particularly highlighted start-up businesses. Does she agree that a positive group that will benefit is those who are seeking to scale up their businesses through extra space to cope with their expansion and business growth? They will now be more energised and empowered...


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