Veterans (Support and Rehabilitation) (19 Nov 2014)
Jack Lopresti: My youngest boy is joining the military next year-he is hoping to be a paratrooper in the Army -but for more than a year now I have been trying to explain that when he chooses the branch of service, he needs to be thinking already about what he wants to do afterwards and to act accordingly, which is very difficult.

Veterans (Support and Rehabilitation) (19 Nov 2014)
Jack Lopresti: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. We owe a huge debt of gratitude for the ongoing good work done by organisations and charities such as SSAFA. What they manage to achieve is remarkable. Looking after our veterans is not only our duty; it is practical. For this country to continue to have the world’s best armed forces, we need to recruit the best and those recruits need to know that...

Veterans (Support and Rehabilitation) (19 Nov 2014)
Jack Lopresti: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bayley. I hope to outline the ongoing need to support people who have served our great country in the armed forces, once their service is complete. The issue is close to my heart and I must declare an interest, because I am a veteran. I had the honour and privilege to serve with 3 Commando Brigade in Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 9. I...

Veterans (Support and Rehabilitation) (19 Nov 2014)
Jack Lopresti: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman-my honourable friend-for his kind comments about my very modest and short military service. I will touch on veterans in the legal system and in prison later in my remarks, but as far as the figures go, he is absolutely right that it is very important that we try to put figures together that stack up across the country, that people can take...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Rolls-Royce (Aerospace Group) (5 Nov 2014)
Jack Lopresti: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for his commitment to try to alleviate and find alternative employment for the individuals affected by this devastating announcement, and for his support for and commitment to the aerospace industry, which is important to our global position as a country, enabling us to export, thrive and prosper. Does he also agree that Rolls-Royce engineers, such as the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Nov 2014)
Jack Lopresti: Yesterday’s announcement by Rolls-Royce of significant job losses across the country will devastate people and homes, and could well damage our national engineering skills base. Will my right hon. Friend meet me and employee representatives from Rolls-Royce to see if we can try to minimise the effect of this by finding alternative engineering jobs and if we can try to preserve our vital...

Isil: Topical Questions (20 Oct 2014)
Jack Lopresti: Does my right hon. Friend agree that to maintain our essential Apache helicopter capability, a procurement decision for the upgrade must be made soon?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Terrorist Threat (13 Oct 2014)
Jack Lopresti: What steps she is taking to protect the UK from the threat posed by terrorism.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Terrorist Threat (13 Oct 2014)
Jack Lopresti: Will my right hon. Friend inform the House about her work with the aviation sector in particular to ensure that it complies with our aviation security measures, such as advance passenger information, no-fly lists and security screens?

Written Answers — Education: Igcse (1 Sep 2014)
Jack Lopresti: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will make it her policy to retain the international GCSE on school league tables in order to encourage take-up of that qualification.


Parliament

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (21 Nov 2014)
Lord Blencathra: My Lords, this has been a short but interesting debate. I will come to the Minister’s response at the end of my remarks but I am slightly disappointed. I am grateful to noble friends and noble Baronesses on all sides of the House for their support. My noble friend Lady Thomas of Winchester confirmed that progress has ground to a halt after the initial flurry after the 2010 Act. I agree...

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL]: Committee (21 Nov 2014)
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: My Lords, the Opposition fully support the noble Baroness in her endeavours. The noble Lord, Lord Finkelstein, raised an interesting point to which the noble Baroness will no doubt respond. There is time between now and Report if clarification is required. I take his point. The Bill can be fairly assured of passage through your Lordships’ House. The question is, when it gets to the...

Latest News

19 NOV 2014

Jack Lopresti MP and Chris Skidmore MP met The Chancellor to lobby for funds for the Great Western Air Ambulance and for a new M49 Junction

Jack Lopresti MP and Chris Skidmore MP met The Chancellor to lobby for funds for the Great Western...


13 NOV 2014

Jack Lopresti MP Visits Elmfield School for Deaf Children

Today Jack visited Elmfield School for Deaf Children in Bristol to find out more about the school...


28 OCT 2014

Jack Lopresti MP ran Stroud Half Marathon for the Great Western Air Ambulance

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke ran in the Stroud Half Marathon raising more funds for...