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EDM Supported: 8th April, 2019

That this House is deeply concerned at the news that Honda plans to close its Swindon plant; recognises the devastating impact this planned closure will have on the 3,500 people directly employed by Honda as well as the thousands of people whose employment depends on the supply chain, their families and the communities supported by them; notes with distress that this would be the first closure of an automotive plant since 2013...

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Oral Question: 8th April, 2019

May I associate myself with the Secretary of State’s remarks about New Zealand? We had a similar remembrance event in Keighley only yesterday.

Will the Secretary of State carefully consider the compromise proposals for Yorkshire devolution, as put forward by the mayor of South Yorkshire, for the period to 2022? Will he also consider the request from the councils in the Leeds city region to extend their devolution deals for that period?
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Oral Question: 3rd April, 2019

The Prime Minister and I are both fans of Geoffrey Boycott, who was perhaps not best known for compromise in his prime but, like many of us, has mellowed with the years. In the spirit of the times, will the Prime Minister find time in her busy diary to look at the compromise proposals advanced by the Mayor of South Yorkshire on the important subject of Yorkshire devolution?
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Oral Contribution: 28th March, 2019

Does my hon. Friend think it would be good if the micro-brewers agreed with the family brewers a proposal for a new structure of duty relief that would have weight with the Treasury? SIBA was in contact with family brewers last year, but the talks broke down. Does she agree that if the industry could agree a scheme, that would have considerable weight?
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Oral Question: 28th March, 2019

Most studies now indicate that we have an excess of incineration capacity to deal with residual waste. Is there not a danger that, if we build more incinerators, waste that would otherwise be recycled will be diverted to those incinerators?
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Written Question: 28th March, 2019

What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of waste incineration capacity.