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

Andrew Jones: I am greatly enjoying my hon. Friend’s speech. I can confirm that in my area we are struggling with properties that are empty. It causes a problem all over our country. One of the most positive aspects of this Bill is that a consequence of bringing properties back into use would be less pressure on developing our open spaces. People in Harrogate and Knaresborough are perfectly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (19 Apr 2018)

Andrew Jones: I recently visited ILKE Homes, which is developing a factory near Knaresborough for the off-site pre-manufacture of homes. Other comparable initiatives are taking place across the country. This is an exciting development for the housing sector, as it will deliver houses quicker, with improved environmental benefits and at a cheaper cost. I was certainly impressed by what I saw at ILKE, so...

Written Answers — Treasury: Infrastructure (17 Apr 2018)

Andrew Jones: This government is committed to being the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited, as set out in our 25 year Environment Plan. On infrastructure, we will spend over £1bn per year by 2020 through the Renewable Heat Incentive to support renewable and low-carbon heating. And, on transport, we are investing £1bn in supporting the take up of low...

Written Answers — Treasury: Productivity (17 Apr 2018)

Andrew Jones: Treasury ministers regularly discuss the opportunities of new technologies with Cabinet colleagues. To boost research into and development of new technologies, we have increased support for in R&D to the highest level in 30 years (probably ever) through raising investment and increasing the main rate of R&D tax credits. At Budget, we committed over £75 million to support the...

Northamptonshire County Council (27 Mar 2018)

Andrew Jones: As someone who used to have responsibility for my local council’s finances, I know that swift action has been critical, so I commend my right hon. Friend for taking it and for his open mind on what the new local government arrangements might look like. As he approaches this issue, will he make sure that the voices of local residents and existing councillors at district level will be...

Rail Announcement (27 Mar 2018)

Andrew Jones: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his statement. What he has outlined will mean a smooth transition to the national network upgrade that HS2 will deliver. Will he give the House a little more information about what the announcement will mean for passenger rail fares on the west coast main line?

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Andrew Jones: I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement and the balanced approach to the economy he detailed. I particularly welcome the attention on digital and skills, as these are the main issues businesses are raising with me, and I hope Yorkshire will be one of his local full fibre allocations. Will he continue to focus on fibre and digital as critical to boosting our national productivity?

Business of the House (1 Mar 2018)

Andrew Jones: Next week is national apprenticeships week. May we have a debate to highlight the opportunities available for people starting an apprenticeship? The best advocates for apprenticeships are apprentices, but if we have a debate Members could have a go and do our best to fill the gap.

Leveson Inquiry (1 Mar 2018)

Andrew Jones: I welcome the statement. Does my right hon. Friend agree that as the press, both local and national, has a critical role in holding politicians and the powerful to account, any form of state regulation is highly undesirable in a democratic society?

Air Quality (22 Feb 2018)

Andrew Jones: I welcome the energy and resources that the Government are applying to this issue, particularly the clean bus funds, which will see a fleet of electric vehicles serving Harrogate and Knaresborough. Are all the local authorities that my hon. Friend is dealing with as committed and enthusiastic as she is about solving this issue? That has not been my experience so far.

Business of the House (22 Feb 2018)

Andrew Jones: Last week, in partnership with Disability Action Yorkshire, we brought together leaders from across my constituency —business leaders, service providers and transport providers—to discuss how to make Harrogate and Knaresborough even more friendly for disabled people. It was a very good session, with practical ideas put forward and helpful connections made. Can we have a debate, to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Nurses: North Yorkshire (6 Feb 2018)

Andrew Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were employed in Harrogate District and North Yorkshire in (a) 2013-2014, (b) 2014-2015 and (c) 2016-2017.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Cadets (5 Feb 2018)

Andrew Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding was allocated to youth cadets in North Yorkshire in (a) 2015-2016 and (b) 2016-2017.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Care Vouchers: Yorkshire and the Humber (5 Feb 2018)

Andrew Jones: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households claimed childcare vouchers in (a) the Harrogate District, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) Yorkshire and The Humber in 2016-2017.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Andrew Jones: A vibrant high street is critical in traditional market towns such as Knaresborough, which has had a market since 1310. In this age of internet shopping, will my right hon. Friend confirm the Government’s support for traditional markets and for policies that will boost our high streets?

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

Andrew Jones: I rise to speak in support of the Bill. It is positive that we are debating it and I very much enjoyed playing a role in its development. As my right hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire Dales (Sir Patrick McLoughlin) said, passenger numbers on our railways have grown from just over 700 million to nearly 1.6 billion. That is a fantastic turnaround for an industry that had seen decades of...

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

Andrew Jones: My hon. Friend makes an insightful point. We had decades of decline when the rail industry was in public hands. The turnaround post-privatisation has been dramatic. Opposition Members take that for granted and suggest that nationalisation is a way forward, but they have forgotten the complete change we saw, with the focus on customers and growth, and how that has delivered and been a key part...

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

Andrew Jones: Well, the hon. Gentleman suggests that even more public money should go in, so I am not sure where his argument takes him, apart from round in a circle. We are seeing long-overdue public investment in the rail industry.

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

Andrew Jones: My right hon. Friend is as wise as ever. Not only do we have public money going into our railways, but we are seeing private investment attracted into our railways and therefore more investment in aggregate. We have this urgent need for capacity within our network to cater for the growth both in passengers and in freight. After years of decline, this decision has been taken to go for growth....

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

Andrew Jones: That has been part of the discussion throughout the day. I have to say that I missed some of the speeches. I am sorry to hear what the hon. Gentleman had to say, but I simply do not agree with his basic premise. I have travelled the route, met local communities along the route and met local government leaders and local businesses along the route. I simply do not agree with his premise. The...

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