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Pudsey MP Stuart Andrew – Parliamentary votes and debates, 5-9 December 2022

Here is a weekly update on how Pudsey Conservative MP Stuart Andrew has voted in recent parliamentary sessions and also any debates he’s taken part in.

As part of the service offered by TheyWorkForYou, we receive daily summaries of voting and debate participation for the MP. These are catalogued and this weekly summary is produced in chronological order.

We’re publishing the information about the votes, as well as a link to the debate. Click on the titles for more information about the debate.

Debates

Short-term and Holiday-let Accommodation (Licensing) Bill (9 Dec 2022)

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Stuart Andrew: I thank the hon. Member for York Central (Rachael Maskell) for bringing this important debate to the House and for her diligence in continuing to highlight this important matter. I know that we had a lot of exchanges while I was the Minister for Housing, and I am sorry that we never got around to doing the roundtable I promised to do with her in her constituency. The short-term and holiday…

Short-term and Holiday-let Accommodation (Licensing) Bill (9 Dec 2022)

Stuart Andrew: I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend that we need to have a measured and effective approach, and I will come on to that shortly.

Short-term and Holiday-let Accommodation (Licensing) Bill (9 Dec 2022)

Stuart Andrew: I do. There are many complex issues around this important point, and the hon. Lady highlights one of them. During my time as the Minister for Housing, I was speaking to colleagues across Government about various solutions we could come up with, and I hope to elaborate on that a bit more in a moment. Our ambition has been and will continue to be to ensure that we sustainably reap the benefits…

Short-term and Holiday-let Accommodation (Licensing) Bill (9 Dec 2022)

Stuart Andrew: I hope that I have indicated how seriously the Government take this issue, but it is right that we do this properly and make sure we get as much data as possible, so that we really know the position we are facing. The registration scheme is an altogether different step from the licensing scheme put forward in the Bill. As the Government are already progressing with the registration scheme…

Performing Arts: English National Opera (5 Dec 2022)

Stuart Andrew: This is certainly a fun way to end a Monday evening! I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Sir Robert Neill) for securing this debate and highlighting the importance of the performing arts sector. I thank all other hon. Members for their contributions, and their engagement on this important topic. My hon. Friend is a passionate supporter of the arts and…

Performing Arts: English National Opera (5 Dec 2022)

Stuart Andrew: Of course I will, and I am coming on to that. I think it is important to point out that there are three main reasons why we need to have this levelling-up agenda in culture: it is important that access to arts and culture is more fairly spread; that the economic growth that comes from creativity should be felt by everybody; and that the pride of place that culture and heritage can bring to…

Performing Arts: English National Opera (5 Dec 2022)

Stuart Andrew: I will come on to those points, but I am afraid I do not accept the premise that we are not levelling up areas around the country. I just do not accept that.

Performing Arts: English National Opera (5 Dec 2022)

Stuart Andrew: If the hon. Member will just let me speak, in Blackburn, for example, there was no funding from the Arts Council at all, but there are now four projects. We are seeing that all over the country. To bring this to life, the investment programme includes £150,000 per year to Magpie Dance, a new joiner in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst. In short, I am…

Performing Arts: English National Opera (5 Dec 2022)

Stuart Andrew: The premise, but not the individual applications—and that is the critical point. This is an arm’s length body, and if there were any ways in which it was breaching the terms set by the Government, we would of course intervene, but it was following the instructions that were set.

Performing Arts: English National Opera (5 Dec 2022)

Stuart Andrew: Let me finish, please. These decisions were taken against well-established criteria by regional teams spread across nine offices across England via directors with expertise in their discipline, be that theatre, music, touring and so on, and they have been overseen by the national council, so I hope Members will forgive me for repeating my message of last week, but it is important.

Performing Arts: English National Opera (5 Dec 2022)

Stuart Andrew: I just want to come on to this point. English National Opera, in particular, is just one decision out of 1,700. As I say, there are 990 organisations in the next portfolio, and unfortunately 700 were unsuccessful on this occasion. Many hon. Members will have been following this coverage, and I can confirm that the Arts Council has offered English National Opera a package of support. We are…

Performing Arts: English National Opera (5 Dec 2022)

Stuart Andrew: I am really sorry, but I do not understand how funding more organisations than ever before, in more parts of the country than ever before, is not spreading that opportunity for artists around the rest of the country. I make no apology for that whatsoever, and I am surprised that people do not want rising talent in Blackpool or Birmingham to have the same opportunities —[Interruption.] This…

Votes

  • On 7 Dec 2022: Stuart Andrew voted no on Financial Services and Markets Bill — New Clause 7 – Access to Cash: Guaranteed Minimum Provision Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2022:Stuart Andrew voted no on Financial Services and Markets Bill — New Clause 2 – Local community access to essential in-person banking services Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2022:Stuart Andrew voted no on Financial Services and Markets Bill — New Clause 1 – National strategy on financial fraud Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2022:Stuart Andrew voted yes on Deferred Divisions — Police Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2022:Stuart Andrew voted yes on Deferred Divisions — Local Government Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2022:Stuart Andrew voted yes on Deferred Divisions — Local Government Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2022:Stuart Andrew voted yes on Deferred Divisions — Landlord and Tenant Show vote.

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