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

Jobseeker’S Allowance (Sanctions) (18 Dec 2014)
Esther McVey: As this is the last parliamentary business before the Christmas recess, I want to start by wishing you Mr Deputy Speaker, the right hon. Member for East Ham (Stephen Timms) and all other Members and parliamentary staff a merry Christmas and happy new year. I also thank the right hon. Gentleman for securing this debate in order to bring closure to the matter and give him the clarification he...

Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment (18 Dec 2014)
Tom Brake: As I understand it, the situation will then be monitored to ensure that that happens. The hon. Member for Southend West also referred to his own personal contribution to the work done by maternity wards, in that he has five children. I congratulate him on that. He mentioned the mental health manifesto. He also talked about the all-party parliamentary hepatology group. He started that point...

Latest News

12 DEC 2014

Jack Lopresti MP presents Bristol Post Star Award

Today Jack presented a Bristol Post Gold Star Award to Mrs Olive Cooke for her lifelong dedication...


02 DEC 2014

Jack Lopresti MP sets up All Parliamentary Party Group for 22q11 Syndrome

Today Jack held the Inaugural Election of Officers meeting to set up an All Party Parliamentary...


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...