Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeships (2 Feb 2016)
Jack Lopresti: What steps he is taking to raise the status of apprenticeships among employers. [R]

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeships (2 Feb 2016)
Jack Lopresti: Businesses have, on the whole, welcomed the apprenticeship levy, but many are worried about how it will be implemented. Is my hon. Friend considering any sort of pilot scheme, involving a small number of businesses of all sizes, to ensure that when it is rolled out, it is rolled out smoothly and efficiently?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Local Transport Projects (28 Jan 2016)
Jack Lopresti: What steps he is taking to provide funding for large local transport projects.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Local Transport Projects (28 Jan 2016)
Jack Lopresti: I thank the Secretary of State for meeting me and my hon. Friends the Members for Kingswood (Chris Skidmore), for Bath (Ben Howlett) and for Thornbury and Yate (Luke Hall) last week to discuss our campaign for a new junction 18A on the M4. What assessment can the Minister make about the likelihood of the proposed junction? It would support job creation, as well as ensure that reducing traffic...

Armed Forces Bill: Clause 20 — Extent in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and British overseas territories (11 Jan 2016)
Jack Lopresti: It has been a real privilege for me, as somebody who has done a small amount of military service in the ranks before coming to this place, to have the honour of serving as Chair of the Armed Forces Bill Select Committee. I participated in, and contributed to, the previous Bill Committee. To chair the Committee this time has been a real privilege for me personally. I would like to begin by...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (9 Dec 2015)
Jack Lopresti: May I ask what the Government are doing to increase social mobility in the civil service?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Superfast Broadband (3 Dec 2015)
Jack Lopresti: In some easily accessible areas in my constituency superfast broadband is extremely economically viable; BT has received a huge amount of subsidy since 2010. Does my right hon. Friend agree with me that this is unacceptable and will he meet me to see what we can do to get this right and solve the problem of accessibility?

Business of the House: ISIL in Syria (2 Dec 2015)
Jack Lopresti: I have huge respect for my hon. Friend and for his military record. He makes eloquent points about the complexity of the situation and seeking a political solution in the end, but the protection of our people and their safety on our streets have to come first.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Support for Business (1 Dec 2015)
Jack Lopresti: What fiscal steps he is taking to support businesses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Support for Business (1 Dec 2015)
Jack Lopresti: How will my right hon. Friend help small businesses compete with the de facto subsidy that businesses with complex overseas tax structures get, which result in their paying no, or very low, tax in the UK, particularly given that Small Business Saturday is coming up this weekend?


Parliament

Local Services (Southend) (5 Feb 2016)
David Amess: I am delighted to have the opportunity to raise in the House the important subject of the provision of services in the town that I and my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge) represent. I am delighted to see the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Mr Jones), in his place, because he and I...

Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill: Parks and Playing Fields in Public Ownership (Protection from Sale) Bill (5 Feb 2016)
Philip Hollobone: No. Question put. A Division was called;Mel Stride and Sarah Newton were appointed Tellers for the Noes, butno Members being appointed Tellers for the Ayes, the Deputy Speaker declared that the Noes had it. Question accordingly negatived.

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Meeting with Concord Medical Centre

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Jack visits Strenco Tools

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