Results 1–20 of 2300 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Kevin Barron

Community Pharmacies — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (2 Oct 2019)

Kevin Barron: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Halifax (Holly Lynch) for securing the debate. I have a non-financial interest to declare: I chair the all-party group on pharmacy. Community pharmacies play a major role in supporting the prevention agenda, which is a key development in the NHS long-term plan. As an integral part of the NHS,...

Heated Tobacco (26 Jun 2019)

Kevin Barron: The Minister will know that expenditure on smoking cessation programmes has fallen rapidly in the past few years. I promoted a ten-minute rule Bill to put a levy on tobacco companies to fund smoking cessation programmes and research into less harmful products. The greatest problem we have had for many years—this is anecdotal at the moment—is that products such as patches and gums cannot...

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Kevin Barron: We should recognise that when the increase in the miners’ pension scheme was higher than that in the state benefit scheme, many people in my constituency, because they got more money, did not take the means-tested benefits they were entitled to, so it is not just about surpluses; it is about how much money the scheme saved the state.

Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (22 May 2019)

Kevin Barron: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way and I congratulate her on securing the debate. She has mentioned one issue that we Rotherham MPs are all too aware of—without the proper services to support these people, justice will not be brought through the courts. If we look at the number of people who the Jay report says were abused, we can see that the number of people who come forward...

British Steel (21 May 2019)

Kevin Barron: The Minister talked about public sector procurement; my understanding is that around 50% of the steel used in public sector procurement is produced here in the United Kingdom. Why is the proportion not higher?

Health Inequalities (20 Mar 2019)

Kevin Barron: Thank you, Mr Hollobone. I am pleased to be here this afternoon and that the hon. Member for Telford (Lucy Allan) has brought up this matter of health inequalities. She mentioned the Health Committee of the previous Session. I chaired the Health Committee under the last Labour Government, which looked into health inequalities and found that there are great difficulties in moving on from...

Child Sexual Exploitation Victims: Criminal Records (19 Mar 2019)

Kevin Barron: Given that the High Court judges have already ruled that CSE victims’ convictions are unjust, and that any link between past offending and current risk is either non-existent or tenuous, does the Minister think that we should ask some form of independent commission to advise the House on whether there needs to be a change in the law or regulations?

Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [Lords]: (Business of the House): Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (14 Feb 2019)

Kevin Barron: I am grateful to my hon. Friends the Members for Ashfield and for Barnsley East (Stephanie Peacock) for raising this matter. The calculation made in the privatisation in 1993-94 was done on the basis that a lot of coal mines were still open at that time. Clearly that is not the case now. This is a milk cow for Government. I do not know how many years the Government are going to keep looking...

Petition - None[P002354]: Children’s Social Care: Rotherham (5 Feb 2019)

Kevin Barron: My hon. Friend will remember that in May last year I stood up at Prime Minister’s Question Time and asked the Prime Minister about further funding bid for Fusion, which had only 30% of the original funding. This bid is to help to support the survivors of CSE and to pursue convictions against the perpetrators. Is it her understanding, as it is mine, that no further Fusion project money has...

Johnston Press: Administration (19 Nov 2018)

Kevin Barron: Johnston Press at Dinnington in my constituency was a crucial part of a £163 million coalfield regeneration project under the Labour Government in 2006. It currently boasts The Yorkshire Post—I believe it to be a national newspaper—and prints many other national titles for the north of England as well. The Minister said what he would like to do to make sure that the jobs are there—that...

Shale Gas Development (31 Oct 2018)

Kevin Barron: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Shale Gas Development (31 Oct 2018)

Kevin Barron: The hon. Gentleman is quite right about the inconsistency in all this. Is he aware that the Government have put out a press release today, saying: “Shale gas developers could be required to consult local communities, even before submitting a planning application, following the launch of the latest government consultation”? This is the most inconsistent, confusing thing that I have seen in...

Tobacco (30 Oct 2018)

Kevin Barron: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to report on means of requiring tobacco companies to meet the costs of smoking cessation services; to make provision about the advertising and marketing of products that are alternatives to tobacco; to require tobacco companies to publish information about their activities in relation to such products; to...

Coalfield Areas: Sports Facilities (24 Oct 2018)

Kevin Barron: I am very grateful to the Minister for what she has said. I will make contact with the CISWO officer in my constituency to see whether I can facilitate a meeting between CISWO and Sport England, to look at all these issues that are affecting people up and down the land in former coalfield areas.

Coalfield Areas: Sports Facilities (24 Oct 2018)

Kevin Barron: It is a pleasure to be here under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. I thank the hon. Member for Mansfield (Ben Bradley) for raising this matter. The Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation has been mentioned. Its headquarters are in my constituency, and I have worked with it over many decades. I am referring to the work that it has done and continues to do for mining communities and individuals...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Oct 2018)

Kevin Barron: Will the Minister tell me whether the withdrawal of funding for the Healthy Futures programme in the north-west and Public Health Action in the south-west likely to help or hinder us meeting the smoking cessation targets in the tobacco control programme?

Bullying and Harassment: Cox Report (16 Oct 2018)

Kevin Barron: The report makes it clear that there is a small number of sitting MPs who are reported to engage in bullying and harassment on a regular basis. It is also clear that this is a long-running issue, so does the Leader of the House agree that we should scrap any limits on how far investigations can go back and get on with making this a workplace to be proud of?

Shale Gas Exploration: Planning Permission (12 Sep 2018)

Kevin Barron: The hon. Gentleman will have seen the recent research about the dangers of fracking near abandoned coalmines. Does he agree that there should be a moratorium until this has been properly investigated?

Standards (24 Jul 2018)

Kevin Barron: I shall not detain the House long, because all the relevant arguments and background material are set out in the Committee on Standards’ report and in the memorandum from the independent Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards that accompanied it. The investigation started under Kathryn Hudson, as the Leader of the House said, and both commissioners did a meticulous job of investigating...

Tobacco Control Plan (19 Jul 2018)

Kevin Barron: I speak as an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and as a vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on smoking and health, to which, as everybody knows, the secretariat is Action on Smoking and Health, which I have been involved in for over two and a half decades now. Smoking continues to be one of the most pressing health issues in my constituency, despite decades of...


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