Debates between John Stevenson and Mrs Theresa May

There have been 4 exchanges between John Stevenson and Mrs Theresa May

1 Wed 3rd July 2019 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (203 words)
2 Wed 12th June 2019 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (255 words)
3 Wed 2nd May 2018 Oral Answers to Questions
Wales Office
3 interactions (327 words)
4 Wed 18th April 2018 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (384 words)

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between John Stevenson and Mrs Theresa May
Wednesday 3rd July 2019

(1 year, 3 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Cabinet Office
The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
3 Jul 2019, 12:32 p.m.

First, may I send my very best wishes to the hon. Gentleman’s father for a happy birthday in a few weeks’ time?

The BBC received a good funding deal from the Government, and many people would ask why the BBC can raise the salary bill for its top performers and personalities while taking the action it has taken on TV licences. The BBC needs to think again.

John Stevenson Portrait John Stevenson (Carlisle) (Con) - Hansard

The Government have ambitious targets for a low-carbon economy and country, and achieving that will undoubtedly require nuclear energy. Will the Prime Minister encourage the next Prime Minister properly to support and invest in the nuclear industry?

The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
3 Jul 2019, 12:33 p.m.

My hon. Friend is absolutely right that, as a Government, we believe that nuclear should play a role in our energy mix, and I would wish to see that continue. That is why I am pleased we were able to take the decision we took on Hinkley Point C. I recognise that other nuclear projects have not been able to progress in the way hon. Members had hoped, but I want to see the Government continue to work with the nuclear industry to find a way to ensure that nuclear can, indeed, play a role in our future energy mix.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between John Stevenson and Mrs Theresa May
Wednesday 12th June 2019

(1 year, 4 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Cabinet Office
The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
12 Jun 2019, 12:41 p.m.

The hon. Gentleman has indeed raised this issue with me previously. My thoughts and those, I am sure, of the whole House are with Oliver and his mum, Emma. I understand that my right hon. Friend the Health and Social Care Secretary has in fact this morning written to the hon. Gentleman about the issue. Obviously, we have the process whereby NHS England looks at these issues. I understand that NHS England has made a revised and improved offer to Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Vertex should have heard the concerns and very real case studies that have been raised by Members in this House. I believe that Vertex should now accept the offer that NHS England has put on the table, so that this drug does become available to Oliver and others.

John Stevenson Portrait John Stevenson (Carlisle) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard
12 Jun 2019, 12:42 p.m.

Until recently the probate registry has provided an excellent service, but that is no longer the case. There are extensive delays due to proposed rationalisation, the introduction of new technology and the prospect of increased probate fees. This poor service is causing difficulties to practitioners, and distress to families due to the loss of house sales. Will the Prime Minister do everything she can to ensure that the service improves rapidly, and can she confirm that the proposed probate fee increases will now be withdrawn?

The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard

I recognise the situation described by my hon. Friend and the delays it must be causing for many people dealing with these issues. I will ensure that the relevant Minister looks very carefully at the issue and responds to him.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between John Stevenson and Mrs Theresa May
Wednesday 2nd May 2018

(2 years, 5 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Wales Office
The Prime Minister - Hansard
2 May 2018, 12:24 p.m.

We have been rolling out universal credit at a pace that ensures we have been able to hear from those who have been affected by it and to make changes—and changes have been made in the way that universal credit is introduced in this country. We have ensured that we have reduced the seven days’ waiting time, for example. But what lies behind universal credit is the belief that the important thing to help to sustain families is to get people into work. The evidence on universal credit is that it is doing just that: it is helping people into work. I would have thought that the hon. Gentleman should welcome a policy that helps people to get into the workplace.

John Stevenson Portrait John Stevenson (Carlisle) (Con) - Hansard

Q9. A couple of weeks ago, the Prime Minister indicated that she was minded to visit my constituency of Carlisle. I am delighted to inform her that from 4 June she will be able to fly into Carlisle on a commercial flight for the first time in 30 years. She will arrive in a city that is at the centre of the United Kingdom and a city recently described as “the beating heart” of the borderlands region. But if Carlisle and the borderlands are to succeed, thrive and grow, we need Government support. Can the Prime Minister confirm that she will give the borderlands such support? [905100]

The Prime Minister - Hansard
2 May 2018, 12:26 p.m.

First of all, I join my hon. Friend in welcoming the return of commercial flights to Carlisle airport, which will allow more people to access the borderlands region. He talks about support for the borderlands. Of course, the borderlands growth deal that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor committed to is an important part of that. I would like to congratulate my hon. Friend on his recent appointment as borderlands growth deal champion. I am sure that he will be doing all he can to ensure that that Government support is there and that the borderlands continue to thrive.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between John Stevenson and Mrs Theresa May
Wednesday 18th April 2018

(2 years, 6 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Cabinet Office
The Prime Minister - Hansard
18 Apr 2018, 12:16 p.m.

As I have said, the Windrush generation did come here after the war, they did help to build this country, many of them worked in our public services and they contributed. They have a right to be here: they are British. That is why we are working with those who have no documentation to ensure that they have that provided for them. The decision was taken in 1971 not to require them to have documentation. That is what has led to the problem that we now see in relation to the anxiety of these people.

The right hon. Gentleman talks about being callous and having a disregard for people. I have to say to him that I am the Prime Minister who initiated the race disparity audit, which said: what are we doing in this country to ensure that people have equal opportunities in this country? The right hon. Gentleman talks about being callous. I say to him that I will not take that, following a debate last night where powerful contributions were made, particularly by the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Ruth Smeeth), the right hon. Member for Barking (Dame Margaret Hodge) and the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger). I will not take an accusation of being callous from a man who allows anti-Semitism to run rife in his party.

John Stevenson Portrait John Stevenson (Carlisle) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard

Q6. A few weeks ago, a gentleman from Islington called Jeremy visited my constituency of Carlisle and brought with him a vision of 1970s Britain. When Theresa from Maidenhead next comes to Carlisle, will she reassure the people of Carlisle that she brings a vision of 21st-century Britain, which includes the ideals of freedom, opportunity, choice, personal responsibility and, most importantly of all, national security? [904729]

The Prime Minister - Hansard
18 Apr 2018, 12:14 p.m.

May I assure my hon. Friend that Theresa from Maidenhead would bring exactly that? I am very pleased that, in yesterday’s unemployment figures, we see employment in this country at a record high. Any visit to Carlisle will be about jobs, it will be about the future and it will be about national security—our commitment to spend 2% of our GDP on our defence, our commitment to ensure that we have the powers for our intelligence services and law enforcement agencies that they need to keep us safe—and I look forward to my visit to Carlisle.