Debates between Sir Gary Streeter and Mrs Theresa May

There have been 3 exchanges between Sir Gary Streeter and Mrs Theresa May

1 Wed 19th December 2018 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (284 words)
2 Mon 26th November 2018 Leaving the EU
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (210 words)
3 Wed 11th October 2017 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (393 words)

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Sir Gary Streeter and Mrs Theresa May
Wednesday 19th December 2018

(1 year, 7 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Cabinet Office
The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
19 Dec 2018, 12:34 p.m.

There are many actions that the Government are taking in relation to the wider issue that the hon. Gentleman has raised about people saving lives over the winter—action is being taken in the NHS and elsewhere. Of course, for people to be able to heat their homes and to have confidence that they can afford to heat their homes, it is important that we help those who find themselves stuck on tariffs that are not right for them—that are higher than they should be. That is why our energy price cap is an important step in this. It will help 11 million households. On average, £76 a year will be saved and for some £130.

Sir Gary Streeter Portrait Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard
19 Dec 2018, 12:35 p.m.

My right hon. Friend will be aware that demand for special educational needs is increasing throughout the country and that resources are thinly spread. Will she undertake in 2019 to make it an even higher priority for our Government to provide generous support for these very special children?

The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
19 Dec 2018, 12:35 p.m.

I thank my hon. Friend. He is absolutely right. The need to ensure that we are providing for children with special educational needs is very important. We are already seeing £6 billion this year going towards children with complex special educational needs; that is the highest level on record. We are also investing £265 million through to 2021 to create new school places and improve the existing facilities for children with special educational needs and those with disabilities. But it is also about the programme we have with our free schools; 34 special schools have opened so far with a further 55 in the pipeline. That is providing for children with special educational needs and we will continue to do so.

Leaving the EU

Debate between Sir Gary Streeter and Mrs Theresa May
Monday 26th November 2018

(1 year, 8 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Cabinet Office
The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
26 Nov 2018, 5:25 p.m.

The hon. Gentleman will have heard a number of individuals around the House, including some of his colleagues on the Labour Benches, clearly expressing the view that they believe that remaining in the European Union is preferable to leaving it. I believe that it is important for us to deliver on the vote that the people took and to deliver Brexit.

Sir Gary Streeter Portrait Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard

I congratulate my right hon. Friend on living in the real world and on bringing back a deal that delivers on the 2016 vote without wrecking our economy. Is it not the case that nobody has put forward a better deal in nearly two hours of debate, and does she share my thoughts that it is ironic that those who might be scuppering Brexit are the ones who wanted it in the first place?

The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
26 Nov 2018, 5:24 p.m.

It is absolutely the case that we have not seen an alternative proposal put forward that meets the needs of the British people in terms of the Brexit vote and does so in a way that protects jobs, our security and our United Kingdom. As I have said previously, when it comes to the vote, we will all need to consider our duty to deliver on the vote of the British people and deliver Brexit.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Sir Gary Streeter and Mrs Theresa May
Wednesday 11th October 2017

(2 years, 10 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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The Prime Minister - Hansard
11 Oct 2017, 12:31 p.m.

The hon. Lady could not be more wrong. First of all, we are not ramping up a no-deal scenario; we are actively working in negotiations with the European Union to ensure that we get a good deal—the right deal for Britain—for a brighter future for this country, which is what I believe we can and will achieve. It is what I set out in my Florence speech. I recommend the speech to the hon. Lady.

On the second point, I made very clear—perhaps I need just to explain it again to members of the Opposition—that when we leave the European Union in March 2019, we will cease to be full members of the single market and the customs union. That will happen because you cannot be full members of the single market and the customs union without accepting all four pillars—free movement; continued, in perpetuity, European Court of Justice jurisdiction. During the implementation period, we will be looking to get an agreement that we can operate on much the same basis as we operate at the moment—under the same rules and regulations—but that will not be the same as full membership of the customs union and the single market.

Sir Gary Streeter Portrait Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard
11 Oct 2017, 12:32 p.m.

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Royal Marines, supported by a specialist amphibious fleet, have served our country with great distinction for many, many years? Does she share my concern that one of the proposals currently being considered by the Royal Navy is to downsize the amphibious fleet? In an uncertain world, is this not both short-sighted and dangerous, and will she please intervene?

The Prime Minister - Hansard
11 Oct 2017, 12:33 p.m.

First, I absolutely agree that we can commend and applaud the contribution that the Royal Marines and our amphibious fleet have made to the defence of this country and, indeed, the defence of others. It is absolutely right that, as we look at how threats are changing, we look at how we should best spend the rising defence budget to support our national security. We have committed to spending 2% of GDP on defence every year of this Parliament. We are spending £178 billion between 2016 and 2026 on equipment for our armed forces. Naturally, we do not always discuss the specific operational details, but if I might just say to my hon. Friend, I understand that the claims he has referred to are pure speculation at this stage.