Scott Mann speeches and questions

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  • Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill (21 Jan 2020)
    Scott Mann: I welcome the new shadow Secretary of State to his place. It is nice to have a fellow west country MP there and I look forward to working with him on the Agriculture Bill and the fisheries Bill and, importantly, on putting provisions on angling into the latter. I am pleased to have been called to speak on Second Reading of this very necessary Bill. The Government’s manifesto commitment to...
  • Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill (21 Jan 2020)
    Scott Mann: It is vital. My hon. Friend speaks from a position of strength. He is always in the Chamber speaking up for his farmers and fishermen and he makes a relevant point about the Government listening to the NFU. My farmers want a less bureaucratic system and one that is locally administered, has local support, supports younger people to get involved in farming, supports more tenant farms and...
  • Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill (21 Jan 2020)
    Scott Mann: Absolutely. One of the issues that we discussed during the inquiry was how we could maintain better soil access. He is no longer in the Chamber, but the former Chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee—or hopefully the new Chairman; I know that he is standing for re-election—mentioned the importance of planting more trees around rivers and ensuring that some of that...
  • Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill (21 Jan 2020)
    Scott Mann: I welcome the £3 billion announcement from the Treasury supporting our farmers, showing again that the Conservative Government support our rural communities. In the transition period from the current system to the new one, could this be done on a multi-annualised basis, so that some of our farmers can invest in some of their infrastructure to prepare themselves for the challenges that lie ahead?
  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (21 Jan 2020)
    Scott Mann: As many of the big banks withdraw their support for rural areas, the post office network is becoming increasingly relevant to communities such as mine. I know the Minister cares passionately about the rural post office network, so will she do all she can to ensure that it is supported in constituencies?
  • Flybe (14 Jan 2020)
    Scott Mann: As my hon. Friend the Member for St Austell and Newquay (Steve Double) ably said, the links between London and Cornwall are vital to many of our constituents, not just in his constituency but across Cornwall. Those links are important for the many small businesses that access contracts and come to London for business meetings, but also for net inbound tourism when people fly in from other...
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Homes (13 Jan 2020)
    Scott Mann: There are currently over 20,000 people on the council housing waiting list in Cornwall, yet we are in the ridiculous situation where private pension providers can invest in business development but not in residential development. Will the Secretary of State look at making representations to the Treasury to allow pension providers to invest in social residential housing?
  • Environment Bill (28 Oct 2019)
    Scott Mann: I will be brief as many Members want to speak. I have been out and seen one of the high-level stewardship schemes. Will my hon. Friend’s Committee consider whether the schemes could be administered locally, to look at fauna and fauna locally instead of on a national basis?
  • Shared Rural Network (28 Oct 2019)
    Scott Mann: This is obviously great news for my constituents in North Cornwall. The issue was highlighted back in 2014 when the then Prime Minister had to cut short a holiday because of a known notspot that we have. It does not just affect tourism; it is also affecting business investment in the south-west. May I urge the Secretary of State to do all she can to avoid the two-tier system we have with...
  • Home Department: Police Officer Numbers (28 Oct 2019)
    Scott Mann: The police and crime commissioner for Devon and Cornwall is over in Portcullis House today, demonstrating innovation in rural policing. It is fair to say that rural policing has not always had its fair share. I ask the Minister whether Cornwall and, more importantly, North Cornwall can have its fair share of the 20,000 officers to make sure that our policing can be brought up to speed.
  • The Economy (24 Oct 2019)
    Scott Mann: I am proud that this Government have set an ambitious agenda that focuses on our priorities, not only in the short term but for once we have got Brexit done, setting out a clear vision for Britain on the issues that matter to people, such as tackling crime, boosting our NHS, and dealing with the cost of living. I pay tribute to the former Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Mortgages (24 Oct 2019)
    Scott Mann: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to improve accessibility to the mortgage market for (a) self-employed people and (b) small business owners.
  • Transport: Buses (24 Oct 2019)
    Scott Mann: With no rail links in North Cornwall the public are pushed on to rural buses, and they welcome the new One public transport system, which specifically allocates money for things like the £1 around town initiative, which will be really beneficial for many of my rural constituents. Can the Minister confirm the benefits of the One public transport system, and is it possible to get direct buses...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Assistance Schemes: Families and Young People (8 Oct 2019)
    Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to local authorities to ensure the provision of (a) local welfare assistance and (b) other services to (i) families and (ii) young people in crisis.
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Angling (8 Oct 2019)
    Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the results of the survey conducted in 2016 by her Department and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science on the effect on the economy of recreational angling.
  • Park Home Residents: Legal Protection (1 Oct 2019)
    Scott Mann: My hon. Friend highlights some of the poorer practice in the industry, but to shine some light on the situation I would like to highlight some of the better practices. I had an email from Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park yesterday, telling me that it champions the real living wage on its park homes, gifts 1% of its hire fleet to families in need through the Family Holiday Association, and...
  • Health Infrastructure Plan (30 Sep 2019)
    Scott Mann: Many of my constituents have a two-hour round trip to access an acute general hospital, so they are jumping for joy at the opportunity of getting more money for the cottage hospitals or for a new general hospital in Cornwall, but what reassurances can the Minister give my constituents that this is more than just an aspiration for the people of Cornwall?
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Angling (9 Sep 2019)
    Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the results of the survey conducted in 2016 by his Department and Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science on the effect on the economy of recreational angling.
  • Uk Shared Prosperity Fund (5 Sep 2019)
    Scott Mann: Meur ras, Madam Deputy Speaker. Thank you for calling me in this important debate. One of the promises the leave campaign made during the referendum was that European funding would be replaced. I am pleased the Government have pledged to introduce the shared prosperity fund, although I have to say that progress has been rather slow. European funding was designed to tackle inequalities between...
  • Uk Shared Prosperity Fund (5 Sep 2019)
    Scott Mann: I agree absolutely. We faced a bottleneck after we did not leave the European Union in March—a bottleneck with businesses not investing—and we have to clear that bottleneck as quickly as we can. The replacements for the ERDF should be in place to help those businesses to grow and expand as the economy changes. On one occasion, there were two businesses working alongside each other in...