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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (19 Jan 2018)

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill - 2nd reading – Karen Buck. Legislation

Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (13 Dec 2017)

Short and holiday-let accommodation (notification of local authorities) – Karen Buck. Ten Minute Rule Motion

Prison Reform and Safety (7 Dec 2017)

Karen Buck: The Borough of Westminster has the highest incidence of rough sleeping in the country. Does the hon. Lady share my concern that those involved in Westminster Council’s rough sleeping strategy have found that one in three rough sleepers have been released from prison? We have to make finding a stable and secure home central to the issue of prisoner release.

Prison Reform and Safety (7 Dec 2017)

Karen Buck: The hon. Gentleman rightly emphasises the importance of education and rehabilitation, but may I add to that the critical aspect of access to family? May I also commend to him the report on mental health in prisons by the Joint Committee on Human Rights, and the work that we did in particular to look at the risks to young people and offenders with mental health problems? Such people were not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Public Services: West Midlands (6 Dec 2017)

Karen Buck: This morning, London MPs were briefed by the Metropolitan Police Service on the grave challenge of serious youth violence and violent crime, including the scourge of scooter-assisted crime. While robberies are up 30% in London, the police service in London faces a £400-million squeeze that will drive police numbers down to their lowest in 20 years, and my own borough has already lost 198...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Karen Buck: Is my hon. Friend aware of research published today by the Residential Landlords Association on this point, which found that 73% of landlords remain reluctant to let properties to people on UC? That is vital context. We need to understand what the Government know about the pressure on landlords in the context of UC.

Backbench Business: Deafness and Hearing Loss — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (30 Nov 2017)

Karen Buck: On behalf of us all, I thank the two signers, Sally Macreavy and Richard Law. We greatly appreciate their work. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House has considered deafness and hearing loss. Sitting adjourned.

State Pension Age: Women: EU Nationals (29 Nov 2017)

Karen Buck: rose—

Legal Aid — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (29 Nov 2017)

Karen Buck: Is my hon. Friend also aware that, as has been mentioned by some colleagues, many providers are making excessive personal sacrifices to try to keep some of these services on the road? I am aware of a provider in my constituency where staff have gone without wages for a month in the year to try to keep a service functioning. Those services, and those individuals who are bearing that burden as...

Legal Aid — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (29 Nov 2017)

Karen Buck: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson. As chair of the all-party parliamentary group on legal aid, I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow North East (Mr Sweeney) on securing the debate. Mindful of your guidance, Mr Robertson, I will minimise my comments on the detail of what has happened to legal aid...

Universal Credit (23 Nov 2017)

Karen Buck: The changes and additional resources to help tackle some of the glaring problems emerging in universal credit are welcome, but social landlords and others are still extremely worried about the impact of potential arrears. Will the Secretary of State work with his colleagues in the Department for Communities and Local Government to ask social landlords to ensure that they do not go for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Residential Tower Block Safety (30 Oct 2017)

Karen Buck: What redress will be available to private leaseholders in a private residential block that has failed fire safety tests where the company does not have the money to carry out that work or goes into dissolution?

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Karen Buck: My right hon. Friend is absolutely right that we cannot police our way out of all those problems, including youth crime and hate crime, and that other public services have a vital role to play. However, does she agree that, as the Institute for Fiscal Studies showed, all the additional policing that was built up before 2010 has now been removed? We have gone too far in reducing our police...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (24 Oct 2017)

Karen Buck: Can the right hon. Gentleman explain, then, why two thirds of private landlords are now expressing a reluctance to accept universal credit claimants as tenants in the first place?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (24 Oct 2017)

Karen Buck: My hon. Friend is being generous with her time. During last week’s debate, I raised the reluctance of private sector landlords to rent properties to people who are on universal credit. Is she aware that social landlords frequently issue a notice indicating that they will seek possession of a property if the tenant is in arrears for only a week? Is it not scandalous that an...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Karen Buck: We have heard from Government Members about the advantages of bringing all the benefits together into a single system, and there are indeed benefits of simplification, but is not the downside exactly as my hon. Friend says—that when something goes wrong in one part of the system, it brings about a potential catastrophe right across the system, including the potential loss of...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Karen Buck: One of the principal concerns about universal credit is what is happening to people’s housing costs. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that two-thirds of all private landlords now report that the people on universal credit they are renting to are in arrears? Will he support the call of housing charities for changes to be made to the roll-out of universal credit to make sure that when...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Karen Buck: In her radio interview yesterday, the Prime Minister was pressed three times on the position of EU nationals in the UK in the event of no deal. She was unable to answer, suggesting that this was a “technical” issue. But people do not live technical lives. They live in relationships, in jobs and in their children’s schools. With the clock ticking and the possibility of a...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Fire Prevention (9 Oct 2017)

Karen Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library copies of all correspondence between his Department and (a) local authorities, (b) the Local Government Association and (c) London councils in the last three years relating to residential fire safety.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Pedicabs: Greater London (9 Oct 2017)

Karen Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the need for legislation to control pedicab traffic in central London.

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