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.

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment (22 Jul 2014)
Jack Lopresti: It is a pleasure to speak in the debate and to follow so many fine speakers and speeches. I would like to raise three important constituency issues in my remarks. First, Great Western Air Ambulance is based in my constituency at the Filton airfield site. It is run and supported by extremely dedicated and hard-working people. Like all air ambulances, it is a charity. The team who run it have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran (22 Jul 2014)
Jack Lopresti: The joint plan of action abandons the demands made by the six United Nations Security Council resolutions that Iran must halt all enrichment, so what assessment has my hon. Friend made of the message that this would send to the Iranian regime about how serious we are about sticking to our guns where Iran’s nuclear capabilities are concerned?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (22 Jul 2014)
Jack Lopresti: Does my right hon. Friend share my concern that the stalled election process in Afghanistan is undermining the democratic institutions that so many of our brave men and women fought so hard for and sacrificed so much to deliver?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Jun 2014)
Jack Lopresti: What action can my right hon. Friend take to ensure that local authorities are able to move travellers who are illegally pitched on to authorised sites in hours or days, and not weeks, as it is taking in south Gloucestershire?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeships (26 Jun 2014)
Jack Lopresti: What support his Department is providing to apprenticeships.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeships (26 Jun 2014)
Jack Lopresti: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. There are exciting plans to develop an aerospace apprenticeship training centre as part of the iAero proposals for the former Filton airfield land, which are being discussed by his Department and aerospace businesses in my constituency. Can he assure me of his support for those plans?

Business of the House: Defence Spending (19 Jun 2014)
Jack Lopresti: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Business of the House: Defence Spending (19 Jun 2014)
Jack Lopresti: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Basildon and Billericay (Mr Baron) on securing this important debate. It is always a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Penrith and The Border (Rory Stewart), who made an excellent speech. I want to declare an interest: I have served in the Territorial Army for a few years, and I am currently in the process of joining the Royal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Youth Unemployment (11 Jun 2014)
Jack Lopresti: Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating Invest NI on an excellent year for attracting investment into Northern Ireland, and does he agree that the Prime Minister’s decision to take the G8 to Northern Ireland in June and to attend the international investment conference in October has played a key role in helping that objective?


Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 Sep 2014)
John McDonnell: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The Prime Minister has informed us that he will take action without parliamentary authority if he feels it necessary. May I place on record an appeal to you, Mr Speaker, that if there is any indication of further action beyond the remit of this motion, that you consider yourself to have the power to convene the House?

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (26 Sep 2014)
Lord Alderdice: My Lords, I wish to identify myself with the appreciation expressed to the noble Baroness the Leader of the House, the noble Baroness the Lord Speaker and our staff in facilitating this important debate today. The question that is being put to our colleagues in the other place is a very specific one about air strikes and military intervention in Iraq. Given the engagement that we have had in...

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