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Results 1–20 of 236 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Dawn Butler

Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons): Welfare Cap (16 Dec 2015)

Dawn Butler: There is increasing evidence that this policy will cost the public purse more. Is it not a false economy?

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Housing (15 Dec 2015)

Dawn Butler: Does the Minister feel that those people who voted Tory at the last election will be surprised by this Housing and Planning Bill?

Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day]: Women and the Economy (9 Dec 2015)

Dawn Butler: Women have borne the brunt of more than 82% of all the Chancellor’s cuts; does my hon. Friend agree that he is every woman’s worst nightmare?

Pre-Payment Meters (1 Dec 2015)

Dawn Butler: I want to make a couple of points. The rate of complaints about energy companies has increased exponentially because they are not taking into consideration the circumstances of vulnerable people who are unable to heat their homes. With regard to switching, people on pre-payment meters have very little to switch to, so the benefit to them is about 8%, whereas the benefit for those on direct...

Pre-Payment Meters (1 Dec 2015)

Dawn Butler: There is a prediction that we are about to experience the longest winter in 50 years. Now is the time to consider what that will mean for the most vulnerable in our society. We know that in 2014 there were 43,900 excess winter deaths in England and Wales, and if the predictions translate into a long period of harsh weather, that figure could rise for 2015-16 unless we act to mitigate the...

Pre-Payment Meters (1 Dec 2015)

Dawn Butler: That is what sometimes happens. Some people come home, as Mr Hamilton in my constituency did, to find a PPM has been installed without their knowledge, which should never happen. It is a disgrace that the energy companies do that. The poorest 10% spend almost 10% of their total household expenditure on fuel, whereas the figure for the richest 10% is just 3%. That is why fuel poverty is a...

Pre-Payment Meters (1 Dec 2015)

Dawn Butler: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. The big six make about 600 million a year in profit, which is an enormous amount, and they can afford to treat the most vulnerable in our society much better than they do.

Pre-Payment Meters (1 Dec 2015)

Dawn Butler: I agree that the standing charges need to be regulated, as does the whole industry. It can do a lot more, especially given that, as I have said, we are about to enter the longest winter in 50 years. I urge the Minister to encourage energy companies to follow in the footsteps of ScottishPower, which suspends the debt of its customer during the winter months so that anything they put into the...

Pre-Payment Meters (1 Dec 2015)

Dawn Butler: Absolutely. The installation of smart meters will make such remote disconnection even easier to carry out. Energy companies have said that they will not do that, but do we trust them enough to believe them? That is why we must safeguard and protect the most vulnerable in our society. It also means that magistrates have to be given clear information. As a magistrate myself, I can tell Members...

Pre-Payment Meters (1 Dec 2015)

Dawn Butler: I agree. Not only should the fuel regulators be given more powers, but a closer eye should be kept on what the energy companies are doing. I also think that the magistrates courts play a huge role in ensuring that the energy companies pass all the necessary tests before installing pre-payment meters. The amount is currently set at something like 150, but 500 is the amount set to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Junior Doctors Contract (30 Nov 2015)

Dawn Butler: The Secretary of State has failed. He has failed patients, he has failed junior doctors, and he has failed his Government. He says that people should put aside suspicion. I suspect that the reason he did not agree to meet ACAS sooner was so that he could sneak in the announcement during the autumn statement.

Community and Voluntary Sector Funding — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (24 Nov 2015)

Dawn Butler: In addition, business rate relief for charities is worth 1.7 billion. Does the hon. Lady not think that they should be excluded from the Government’s plans for rate relief? Those plans will hinder charities’ ability to provide services to the community.

Community and Voluntary Sector Funding — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (24 Nov 2015)

Dawn Butler: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. On the issue of sustainability and the need for charities, I want to mention two charities in my constituency. First, given that this will be the coldest and longest winter in 40 years, the services that Energy Solutions provides to the community are essential. Secondly, although World AIDS Day is coming up on 1 December, the Community...

Bill Presented: Clause 9 — Union supervision of picketing (10 Nov 2015)

Dawn Butler: I noted that nobody on the Government Benches could help my hon. Friend with his question. The only reason I could think of for such a ban is to try to destroy the trade union movement.

Bill Presented: Clause 2 — Ballots: 50% turnout requirement (10 Nov 2015)

Dawn Butler: This oppressive Bill will particularly affect women, as three quarters of trade union members are women. The Government talk about aggression, but the only aggression is coming from them and their attack on the rights of working people.

Bill Presented: Clause 2 — Ballots: 50% turnout requirement (10 Nov 2015)

Dawn Butler: Does my hon. Friend agree that those outside this place will look in bemusement at the argument that sitting in front of a PC and voting electronically will not be safe?

Bill Presented: Clause 2 — Ballots: 50% turnout requirement (10 Nov 2015)

Dawn Butler: The contribution from the hon. Member for Hertsmere (Oliver Dowden) highlights the lack of understanding of the role of trade unions and of people who are working just to pay their bills. That lack of understanding shows why this Bill is so wrong.

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Policing (4 Nov 2015)

Dawn Butler: The safer neighbourhood teams were started in Stonebridge in my constituency of Brent. They helped to build trust in the police and to lower crimes. We have had a 62% cut in our neighbourhood teams. Again, that is a false economy by the Government. There will be more crimes and fewer police to deal with them.

Housing and Planning Bill (2 Nov 2015)

Dawn Butler: Does my right hon. Friend agree with the senior Tory who says that the right to buy will wipe out swathes of social housing?

Housing and Planning Bill (2 Nov 2015)

Dawn Butler: rose—


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