Results 41–60 of 3208 for speaker:Andrew Jones

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...

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...


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