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  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power (22 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what her policy is on the extent of deployment of solar PV in 2020; and if she will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Families (22 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has a single individual who is responsible for leading on his Department's application of the Family Test.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Families (22 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has a single individual who is responsible for leading on her Department's application of the Family Test.
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Families (22 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has a single individual who is responsible for leading her Department's application of the Family Test.
  • A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Cardiff North (Anna McMorrin), and it has been a pleasure to hear some excellent maiden speeches this afternoon. I believe that there is at least one more to come, and we look forward to it very much. It is also a pleasure to participate in this important debate on the Government’s vision and ambition for a green industrial revolution. As I...
  • A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Cardiff North (Anna McMorrin), and it has been a pleasure to hear some excellent maiden speeches this afternoon. I believe that there is at least one more to come, and we look forward to it very much. It is also a pleasure to participate in this important debate on the Government’s vision and ambition for a green industrial revolution. As I...
  • A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Cardiff North (Anna McMorrin), and it has been a pleasure to hear some excellent maiden speeches this afternoon. I believe that there is at least one more to come, and we look forward to it very much. It is also a pleasure to participate in this important debate on the Government’s vision and ambition for a green industrial revolution. As I...
  • A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: My right hon. Friend rightly highlights Cornwall’s history in new technologies. Is she aware that large deposits of lithium have been identified in Cornwall? That has the potential to put Cornwall at the forefront of technology once again and to revive our precious mineral extraction industry. Will she ensure that her Department gives that fledgling industry all the support it needs to thrive?
  • A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: My right hon. Friend rightly highlights Cornwall’s history in new technologies. Is she aware that large deposits of lithium have been identified in Cornwall? That has the potential to put Cornwall at the forefront of technology once again and to revive our precious mineral extraction industry. Will she ensure that her Department gives that fledgling industry all the support it needs to thrive?
  • A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: My right hon. Friend rightly highlights Cornwall’s history in new technologies. Is she aware that large deposits of lithium have been identified in Cornwall? That has the potential to put Cornwall at the forefront of technology once again and to revive our precious mineral extraction industry. Will she ensure that her Department gives that fledgling industry all the support it needs to thrive?
  • Flybe (14 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: Thank you for granting this urgent question, Mr Speaker, which I know is important to many of us. I thank the Minister for his constructive engagement with me and many other colleagues on this matter. It is difficult to overstate the importance of Flybe to Cornwall Airport Newquay and the wider Cornish economy. Contrary to the characterisation from the Opposition Front Bencher, it is many...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Jan 2020)
    Steve Double: I warmly welcome the Prime Minister’s continued commitment to invest and level up across our country. This will be particularly welcome in Cornwall, which continues to be one of the poorest parts of the UK. Will the Prime Minister confirm to the people of Cornwall that we will continue to be at the heart of his Government’s plans to invest in the regions of the country?
  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (20 Dec 2019)
    Steve Double: It is an absolute pleasure to deliver this speech with you in the Chair, Mr Deputy Speaker, albeit only briefly. It is a great honour to speak while you are in the Chair and to follow the hon. Member for Glenrothes (Peter Grant). I start by placing on record my great thanks to the people of St Austell and Newquay for returning me to this House for the third time. I do not take any of their...
  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (20 Dec 2019)
    Steve Double: You would lose lots of friends on the Government side.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (5 Nov 2019)
    Steve Double: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 293633 on Immigration: EU Nationals, what estimate she has made of the proportion of settled status applications that are not completed within the five working days target.
  • Environment Bill (28 Oct 2019)
    Steve Double: As chair of the all-party group on ocean conservation, I want to thank the Secretary of State on behalf of all of us who care about our seas for the measures in the Bill to reduce plastic waste. We also welcome the additional powers to hold water companies to account. Can she confirm that these extra powers will help to reduce the number of sewer overflows during heavy rain and hold water...
  • Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)
    Steve Double: I am delighted to make a short contribution to this very important debate. I shall be supporting the motion tonight, because it is absolutely clear to me that the only way out of the current situation is a general election. This House is in stalemate. We are in lockdown. We cannot move forward with Brexit; we cannot move forward with anything else. That is not good for the country. It is not...
  • Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)
    Steve Double: I am very grateful for that intervention. I agree with my hon. Friend wholeheartedly. I do not believe that the Liberal Democrats have always held the position of wanting a second referendum, because I distinctly remember, after the referendum in 2016, Liberal Democrat after Liberal Democrat coming on the media and saying, “We must respect the outcome of the referendum. We must deliver this...
  • Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)
    Steve Double: My hon. Friend makes a very good point, about which I know he has a great deal of experience and knowledge. The eyes of the world are looking on this place to see whether we will be true to what we said we would do and whether we will respect what the voters told us to do.
  • Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)
    Steve Double: My hon. Friend makes a very good point. If the Leader of the Opposition wants to take no deal off the table, there are two very simple ways to do that: vote for a deal and secure a smooth exit from the European Union; or vote for a general election and take no deal off the table if he wins. The fact that he will not support a general election betrays the real reason that Labour Members will...