Scott Mann speeches and questions

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  • UK Musicians: EU Visa Arrangements (19 Jan 2021)
    Scott Mann: I am sure that my hon. Friend would agree that our world-leading artists and musicians are not just important to the UK economically, but vital to our country’s culture and soft power. The arts play an important role in my constituency, where we have the Leopallooza festival and the Rock Oyster festival, attracting hundreds of talented artists and performers. Given that, I was disappointed...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Heating (18 Jan 2021)
    Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for this Department's policies of the recommendation of the SAP Industry Forum’s April 2020 SAP 11 Technologies Report that biopropane should be modelled as fuel choice for heat in both new and existing buildings.
  • Covid-19: Dental Services (14 Jan 2021)
    Scott Mann: Apologies from North Cornwall, Mr Deputy Speaker. I thank the hon. Member for Putney (Fleur Anderson) for bringing forward this very important debate. In the three minutes that I have got, I would like to address the wider issues around covid and NHS dentistry in places like Cornwall, the 2006 contract, and the challenges of recruitment and retention in rural areas. We have exceptionally...
  • Covid-19: Dental Services (14 Jan 2021)
    Scott Mann: Apologies from North Cornwall, Mr Deputy Speaker. I thank the hon. Member for Putney (Fleur Anderson) for bringing forward this very important debate. In the three minutes that I have got, I would like to address the wider issues around covid and NHS dentistry in places like Cornwall, the 2006 contract, and the challenges of recruitment and retention in rural areas. We have exceptionally...
  • Covid-19: Dental Services (14 Jan 2021)
    Scott Mann: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker—(Inaudible)
  • Covid-19: Dental Services (14 Jan 2021)
    Scott Mann: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker—(Inaudible)
  • EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement: Fishing Industry (14 Jan 2021)
    Scott Mann: As my right hon. Friend and fellow Cornish MP will know, crab and lobster exports are a big part of our fishing sector in North Cornwall. There have been reports in the press of delays specifically around export health certificates. Will the Secretary of State outline how widespread this issue is in the south-west and what we can do to expedite the customs processes to ensure that shipments...
  • EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement: Fishing Industry (14 Jan 2021)
    Scott Mann: As my right hon. Friend and fellow Cornish MP will know, crab and lobster exports are a big part of our fishing sector in North Cornwall. There have been reports in the press of delays specifically around export health certificates. Will the Secretary of State outline how widespread this issue is in the south-west and what we can do to expedite the customs processes to ensure that shipments...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties (12 Jan 2021)
    Scott Mann: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made on the duty review for alcohol announced in the spring Budget 2020; and what assessment he has made of the potential economic merits of lowering the duty on spirits.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Money Laundering (11 Jan 2021)
    Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of anti-money laundering provisions in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; and what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the 2002 Act on small businesses.
  • Planning for the Future — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] (15 Dec 2020)
    Scott Mann: I thank the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Sarah Olney) for bringing forward such an important debate. Others in the Chamber will no doubt make arguments about algorithms and housing numbers, but I want to focus my remarks on the delivery of affordable housing, particularly in our Cornish communities. Obviously, that goes hand in hand with housing targets. Cornwall has a proud track record...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Dangerous Driving (15 Dec 2020)
    Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received on the potential merits of bringing forward proposals to reform the law and sentencing relating to the offence of leaving the scene of a hit and run that resulted in death; and if he will meet with the hon Member for North Cornwall to discuss (a) that matter and (b) the effect of those accidents on...
  • Future Relationship with the EU (10 Dec 2020)
    Scott Mann: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that, if we cannot find suitable compromises with our European friends on the remaining issues of the level playing field, governance and fisheries, we will be fully prepared to leave the transition period on Australian terms on 1 January?
  • Gambling and Lotteries (8 Dec 2020)
    Scott Mann: It is estimated that 37 million people in the UK enjoy playing video games on a daily basis—this includes random content through loot boxes, which they use to enjoy their gameplay. Done right, free-to-play games with additional purchase elements can be a good model. So does the Minister agree with the Gambling Commission that where in-game items obtained via loot boxes are confined to those...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Question (8 Dec 2020)
    Scott Mann: What assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing sentences for driving offences.
  • Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Dec 2020)
    Scott Mann: Some in the media discuss levelling up only through the prism of the north-south divide. However, Cornwall has pockets of deprivation, and many communities in my constituency also need investment and support. I welcome the Government’s announcement of the £4 billion levelling-up fund and the decision to review the Green Book so that projects outside London and the south-east are more...
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tennis: Coronavirus (1 Dec 2020)
    Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Department plans to publish guidance on the safe reopening of tennis clubs at the end of the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tennis: Coronavirus (1 Dec 2020)
    Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when her Department plans to publish on the safe reopening of archery clubs at the end of the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tennis: Coronavirus (1 Dec 2020)
    Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to publish guidance on the safe reopening of golf clubs at the end of the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.
  • NHS Dentistry and Oral Health Inequalities (25 Nov 2020)
    Scott Mann: I thank the hon. Lady for securing this very important debate. It sounds like Bradford has a similar challenge to Cornwall. We have had a longstanding shortage of provision for NHS dentistry in Cornwall, particularly around recruitment and retention. I had a very constructive meeting with the Minister on this issue recently. Can we work together across the House to put together a programme...