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Since his election Andrew has spoken in more than 100 debates in Parliament – well above average amongst MP’s. Since delivering his Maiden Speech on 17th June 2010 in a debate on building a high skilled economy Andrew has raised issues such as fuel poverty, Broadband coverage, Special Constables and the importance of protecting spending on the NHS.  You can read Andrew’s Maiden Speech here

Unlike his Labour predecessor Andrew has been particularly vocal on the importance of manufacturing jobs and the aerospace sector to Pendle frequently raising the concerns of local firms. Under the last Government 1.8 million manufacturing jobs were lost, including thousands in Pendle and Andrew is determined to support our local manufacturers.

In addition to asking questions and making speeches Andrew has so far led three debates in Parliament.  A debate on the murder of three members of the Yousaf family from Nelson on 12th October 2010 that was attended by over 300 constituents.  A debate on the plight of Pakistani Christians on 22nd March 2011 and a debate on the effect of new property regulations on holiday lettings on 14th June 2011.  The debate on property regulations followed a meeting between Andrew and the Hoseasons Group who employ over 500 in Earby and led to the Government axing regulations that would have place additional costs on an estimated 50,000 small businesses.

On 28th June 2011 Andrew proposed a 10 Minute Rule Bill, to change Bail laws following the murder of his constituent Jane Clough, who lived in Barrowford.  You can read Andrew’s speech here.  Andrew’s Bail (Amendment) Bill was to confer upon the prosecution a right to appeal against judges’ decisions to grant bail, a right that currently does not exist.   In October 2011 the Government agreed to support the Bill and in January 2012 Government Amendments were brought forward in the House of Lords, to achieve the aim of the Bail (Amendment) Bill.  Andrew wrote about the success of Justice for Jane campaign and paid tribute to Jane’s parents in his weekly column.

You can follow Andrew's recent parliamentary activity below or discover more at the independent They Work For You website.

 

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (27 Apr 2017)
27 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: Pendle is home to a cluster of outstanding aerospace businesses, including Euravia, Senior Aerospace Weston, Merc Aerospace, T&R Precision Engineering and, of course, the crown jewel, Rolls-Royce in Barnoldswick. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the sector is absolutely vital to the UK economy, and will he assure this House that it will have a strong voice in the negotiations under a...
 
Colne to Skipton Railway (26 Apr 2017)
26 April 2017, 12:14pm
Paul Maynard: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Pendle (<b>Andrew Stephenson</b>) on securing the opportunity to speak on this issue. He is quite right to have done so. Like him, I was first elected in 2010. One of the first emails I received was from SELRAP—I am sure that he received one too—asking me to put down my name in...
 
Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Industrial Strategy (26 Apr 2017)
26 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: What steps his Department has taken to ensure that the Government’s industrial strategy benefits Wales and other parts of the UK equally.
 
Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Buildings (26 Apr 2017)
26 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was awarded to schools in each English region through the Condition Improvement Fund in each of the last three years.
 
Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud (26 Apr 2017)
26 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of vehicle licence plate cloning-related crimes in each year since 2012.
 
Written Answers — Department of Health: Tobacco: Standards (26 Apr 2017)
26 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on introducing a standard for chewed tobacco products; and if he will make a statement.
 
Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Domestic Violence: Legal Aid (25 Apr 2017)
25 April 2017, 12:35pm
Andrew Stephenson: What progress the Government have made on their review of legal aid domestic violence evidence requirements.
 
Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Supply (25 Apr 2017)
25 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department is doing to improve the supply of UK-produced gluten-free food to consumers.
 
Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Prices (25 Apr 2017)
25 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the gluten-free food prices compared to overall food prices in each of the last five years.
 
Written Answers — Department of Health: Aortic Dissection (25 Apr 2017)
25 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of aortic dissection there were in England in each of the last 10 years.
 
Written Answers — Department of Health: Aortic Dissection (24 Apr 2017)
24 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve early diagnosis and treatment of aortic dissection.
 
Written Answers — Department of Health: Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions (24 Apr 2017)
24 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) NHS England has made of the potential financial effect on people of ending access to gluten-free prescriptions.
 
Written Answers — Department for Transport: Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud (24 Apr 2017)
24 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cases of vehicle licence plate cloning there have been in each year since 2012.
 
Written Answers — Department for Transport: Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud (24 Apr 2017)
24 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to protect victims of vehicle licence plate cloning from receiving driving penalties for driving offences they have not committed.
 
Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Aortic Dissection (24 Apr 2017)
24 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths occurred as a result of aortic dissection in (a) the UK and (b) England in each of the last 10 years.
 
Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Local Housing Provision (24 Apr 2017)
24 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: What plans he has to introduce an alternative method of estimating the number of homes a local area may need.
 
Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (19 Apr 2017)
19 April 2017, 5:28pm
Division number 198 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye Nigel Adams Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Lucy Allan Heidi Allen David Amess Stuart <b>Andrew</b> Caroline Ansell Edward Argar Victoria Atkins Richard Bacon Steven Baker Stephen Barclay Guto Bebb Henry Bellingham Richard Benyon Paul Beresford Jake Berry James Berry <b>Andrew</b> Bingham Bob Blackman Nicola Blackwood Crispin Blunt Peter Bone...
 
Technical and Further Education Bill: Financial Support for Students Undertaking Apprenticeships (19 Apr 2017)
19 April 2017, 4:30pm
Division number 197 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye Nigel Adams Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Lucy Allan Heidi Allen David Amess Stuart <b>Andrew</b> Caroline Ansell Edward Argar Victoria Atkins Richard Bacon Steven Baker Stephen Barclay Guto Bebb Henry Bellingham Richard Benyon Paul Beresford Jake Berry James Berry <b>Andrew</b> Bingham Bob Blackman Nicola Blackwood Crispin Blunt Peter Bone...
 
Early Parliamentary General Election (19 Apr 2017)
19 April 2017, 3:27pm
...(From The Public Whip)Aye Diane Abbott Debbie Abrahams Nigel Adams Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous Rushanara Ali Lucy Allan Graham Allen Heidi Allen Rosena Allin-Khan David Amess David Anderson Stuart <b>Andrew</b> Caroline Ansell Edward Argar Jon Ashworth Victoria Atkins Ian Austin Richard Bacon Adrian Bailey Steven Baker Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay John Baron Kevin Barron Gavin Barwell Guto Bebb...
 
Written Answers — Department of Health: Tobacco (19 Apr 2017)
19 April 2017, 1:00am
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2016 to Question HL3875, on tobacco, if his Department will collect data on the use of snus and other chewed tobacco products.
 
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