Parliamentary Speeches by Cambridge’s MP

Latest Parliamentary Activity by Cambridge's MP:

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Asylum Seekers (Support) - Thursday Apr 10 2014
    The level is clearly too low—it is about half that of income support—and of course we are talking about people the Minister will not allow to work for themselves. Is not the big problem simply that the Government are too slo ...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Riot Control Weapons - Wednesday Apr 9 2014
    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the report, the medical implications of vehicle-mounted water cannon with spe ...
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Further Education: Higher Education - Tuesday Apr 8 2014
    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure courses equivalent to those on the list of prescribed courses in the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 are not exclud ...
  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out - Monday Apr 7 2014
    It is a pleasure to be called to speak, after a characteristically entertaining contribution by the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant). I agre ...
  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out - Monday Apr 7 2014
    My hon. Friend is right on the technicality that there would have been a second vote, but the principle ensconced in both was to have military intervention without the UN approval that some of us wanted. However, that is not the subject ...
  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out - Monday Apr 7 2014
    I thank the hon. Gentleman for that enlightening quote. He can choose to describe himself how he likes.It is strange that the Home Office, while trying to stay within Europol, has created ambiguity about the relatio ...
  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out - Monday Apr 7 2014
    I presume the hon. Gentleman would accept that it is much harder for someone to negotiate when their hands are tied. Will he reassure me that he is not trying to ensure that we leave everything by making all the negotiations so difficult ...
  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out - Monday Apr 7 2014
    Paragraph 85 of the Home Affairs Committee ninth report, which dealt with the matter, states:“The Government should…be explicit on what would happen if the proposed opt-in could not be agreed”̵ ...
  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out - Monday Apr 7 2014
    The Home Secretary is absolutely right to highlight the huge importance of the European arrest warrant. I am constantly surprised by people who are so fanatically anti-European that they would jeopardise our safety by trying to opt out o ...
  • Written Answers — Transport: Railways - Monday Apr 7 2014
    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of passenger rail journeys that have been double counted because passengers have used multiple franchises to complete a single journey. ...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Riot Control Weapons - Monday Apr 7 2014
    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of (a) the cost of one water cannon, (b) annual storage costs of one water cannon and (c) annual maintenance costs of o ...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Riot Control Weapons - Monday Apr 7 2014
    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the maximum use period is of (a) a new water cannon and (b) a used water cannon of the type the Metropolitan Police Service wishes to purchase from ...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Riot Control Weapons - Monday Apr 7 2014
    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the potential of water cannon to cause (a) temporary and (b) permanent injury. ...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Riot Control Weapons - Monday Apr 7 2014
    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what draft guidance on the instances where water cannon may be deployed has been (a) written and (b) consulted on. ...
  • Written Answers — Education: Sixth Form Colleges - Thursday Apr 3 2014
    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to ensure long-term capital funding for sixth form colleges. ...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions - Tuesday Apr 1 2014
    Health care in Cambridgeshire has been underfunded for years, and mental health care particularly so. This is getting worse as a result of the private finance initiative contracts that were signed, the differential deflator for mental h ...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Yarl’s Wood Immigration Centre (Detainee Death) - Monday Mar 31 2014
    I add my support to the condolences and the plea for common sense in the case of Yashika. There is no doubt that Yarl’s Wood has improved, not least with the ending of child detention, which was simply inhumane—I am glad we ...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions - Monday Mar 31 2014
    A number of my constituents have contacted me to say that they are having to wait six months or even longer for an assessment for employment and support allowance or the personal independence payment. Surely that is unacce ...
  • Written Answers — Education: Schools: Asbestos - Monday Mar 31 2014
    To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will issue to schools specific guidance on removing asbestos from premises. ...
  • Public Bill Committee: Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: New Clause 11 - Offence of assaulting a worker selling alcohol - Thursday Mar 27 2014
    I have listened carefully to what the hon. Gentleman says. It is clear that some awful things have happened, but I cannot see how what he suggests would have the desired result. The existing law of assault already has a six-month maximum. Presumably, ...