Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jun 2016)
Jack Lopresti: I agreed with the Prime Minister on Europe when he said to the CBI on 9 November last year:

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Migrants: Illegal Working (13 Jun 2016)
Jack Lopresti: What steps she is taking to ensure that illegal migrants cannot profit from working in the UK.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Migrants: Illegal Working (13 Jun 2016)
Jack Lopresti: Does my right hon. Friend consider that tackling illegal working has been made easier or harder by the 2014 judgment of the European Court, which forbids the United Kingdom from requiring migrants to have documentation issued by the British Government, although a High Court judge has said that documents issued by other EU member states are systematically forged?

Organised Sporting Events: Charges (11 May 2016)
Jack Lopresti: May I be clear that Stoke Gifford parish council is not looking specifically to raise revenue from Parkrun Ltd? It is looking for a contribution to maintain existing facilities-it is not a profit-making exercise.

Organised Sporting Events: Charges (11 May 2016)
Jack Lopresti: I beg to move, That this House has considered powers of local government to charge for organised sporting events. I have called the debate mainly to highlight an ongoing dispute between Stoke Gifford parish council in my constituency and Parkrun Ltd. It has now developed into a much bigger issue to do with the freedom, authority and ability of directly elected local councils to charge for...

Organised Sporting Events: Charges (11 May 2016)
Jack Lopresti: I am not, of course, seeking to discourage any such activities. As I said in my opening remarks, I appreciate fully what Parkrun does and is trying to achieve, and the benefits of that. The debate is about the ability of a local council to raise money for the maintenance of its facilities, and about what constitutes an organised sporting event, which I will come to later in my remarks. The...

Organised Sporting Events: Charges (11 May 2016)
Jack Lopresti: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. What we are talking about flies completely in the face of localism and the devolution agenda; a sledgehammer is being used to crack a nut, on an issue that should not be a matter for the Secretary of State or any national Department-this is a local matter. The point is, with up to 300 people turning up every Saturday and Sunday, and stewards...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 May 2016)
Jack Lopresti: During military operations in Afghanistan, British forces were heavily reliant on locally employed interpreters, who constantly put themselves in harm’s way alongside our people. I saw with my own eyes during Herrick 9 just how brave these interpreters were. Does the Prime Minister agree that it is a stain on our country’s honour that we have abandoned a large number of them to be...

Business of the House (28 Apr 2016)
Jack Lopresti: The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has threatened to introduce legislation that would make it illegal for Stoke Gifford parish council in my constituency to charge for an organised sporting event that attracts several hundred people to quite a small park every weekend. Given that the Government have been a champion of localism and passed the Localism Act 2011 in the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: EU Grants and Loans (28 Apr 2016)
Jack Lopresti: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK public finances of fluctuations in the Pound Sterling-Euro exchange rate causing a decrease in funding received by the UK from EU funding schemes; and what contingencies he has arranged for such circumstances.


Parliament

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Broadband Provision: West Tyrone (21 Jun 2016)
Barry McElduff: No problem. I am very grateful for your latitude, Madam Principal Deputy Speaker. An electrical engineer, a young man from the Derryallen area of Trillick cannot work from home but would be offered that facility by his Belfast-based employer should this be got right. Last Saturday -

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Animal Cruelty (21 Jun 2016)
Trevor Clarke: I will indeed, Madam Principal Deputy Speaker. I support this motion, and I appeal to the Minister to do more, now that she is in the role, and fill in the gaps where the previous Minister did not get it right and take us much further, so that we can have a central register and prevent people from abusing animals in our society today.

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EU Referedum Debate tonight

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Visit to SEA

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Concorde Museum breaking ground

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