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Results 1–20 of 2000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Karen Buck

Grenfell Tower Inquiry (30 Oct 2019)

Karen Buck: The inquiry and the Government’s wider response had two obligations. One was to get justice for the families and survivors of the Grenfell disaster, and the other was to make sure that nothing like this could ever happen again. I welcome Martin Moore-Bick finding as a matter of fact that the content of the ACM cladding was the principal reason the flames spread so rapidly on the outside of...

Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Oct 2019)

Karen Buck: In my constituency, the squeeze on Government spending has meant that we have a third fewer police than we had in 2010, we have lost half our children’s centres and the state of disrepair at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, is so acute that, last week, the out-patients department was closed because of leaking sewage. How, then, can the Prime Minister justify squandering £2 billion of...

Environment Bill (28 Oct 2019)

Karen Buck: I thank the Secretary of State very much. On air quality, will she join me in congratulating the Mayor of London on the success of the ultra low emission zone, which has seen such a dramatic fall in polluting vehicles moving into inner London? Is she also conscious of the fact that 83% of reporting zones across the country are still in breach of air pollution limits? However much she tells us...

Diabetes: Tailored Prevention Messaging — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (24 Oct 2019)

Karen Buck: Order. I gently encourage the right hon. Gentleman to stay within the topic.

Diabetes: Tailored Prevention Messaging — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (24 Oct 2019)

Karen Buck: Earlier, I was advising the right hon. Gentleman not to stray in terms of breadth, not in terms of length.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (8 Oct 2019)

Karen Buck: The number of civil legal aid providers has fallen by a third since 2013. In February, the Government announced, under the legal support plan, a review of criminal legal aid providers. Will the Government today announce a similar review of civil legal aid provision to look at the levels of remuneration and how we can ensure capacity in all areas of the country?

Domestic Abuse Bill (2 Oct 2019)

Karen Buck: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Deaths of Homeless People (1 Oct 2019)

Karen Buck: My local authority, Westminster, has the highest number of rough sleepers in the country. Its rough sleeping strategy found that a third of rough sleepers had been discharged on to the streets from prison, and of course others are ex-servicemen. Can the Minister tell us how many deaths have occurred among people who have been released on to the streets from prison? If he does not know, will...

Health Infrastructure Plan (30 Sep 2019)

Karen Buck: With a £1.3 billion maintenance backlog, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which includes St Mary’s, which serves my constituency, faces the largest challenges in the country and has been waiting for years for the approval to go ahead with the St Mary’s development. In recent years, we have seen the Grafton ward closed because of significant structural concerns, with the loss of 32...

Prime Minister's Update (25 Sep 2019)

Karen Buck: Tonight the Prime Minister has made calculatedly inflammatory comments against parliamentarians, and he will be accountable for the consequences of that language, but I want to ask him about the judiciary. In the last 36 hours, we have seen an unprecedented onslaught on the impartiality and integrity of our judges. Parliamentarians and particularly Ministers have a duty to uphold the...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (4 Sep 2019)

Karen Buck: As a result of budget cuts to the Home Office, largely enacted while the right hon. Gentleman was Mayor of London, police numbers plummeted: we have 1,000 fewer officers in the west London command unit alone; and we are one third down on police officers in my borough of Westminster. He is now promising to get us back to where we were in 2010, with an additional 20,000 officers. He has told...

Workplace Deaths: Scotland (24 Jul 2019)

Karen Buck: Order. Interventions should be short.

Local Housing Allowance and Homelessness — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (24 Jul 2019)

Karen Buck: The whole point of discretionary housing payments is that they are temporary, so they do not provide a solution to any of these problems.

Local Housing Allowance and Homelessness — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (24 Jul 2019)

Karen Buck: Will my hon. Friend join me in congratulating London Councils, which has been doing some excellent research? It found that, even over the period of targeted affordability funding, single rooms had declined in affordability by more than 10% since 2015.

Local Housing Allowance and Homelessness — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (24 Jul 2019)

Karen Buck: It is a pleasure to speak in this important debate under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. Central London, which includes my constituency, is the largest private rental market in the country. There is not one property for rent in the entire borough available to people on the local housing rate. That includes not only some of the high-value property in Knightsbridge and Belgravia, which I would...

A38 Improvements (19 Jun 2019)

Karen Buck: Before I call the Minister to respond, I will just apologise, both to the hon. Member for South East Cornwall (Mrs Murray) and the Minister, for my late arrival.

Free Schools — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (19 Jun 2019)

Karen Buck: I call Mike Kane.

Recall of Tumble Dryers (17 Jun 2019)

Karen Buck: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hammersmith (Andy Slaughter) on his dogged pursuit of this consumer scandal. Is not too much onus being left on consumers to understand the potential risks to their machines? If half a million Whirlpool machines are still unmodified, how exactly are the Government tracking progress? If they proceed to recall, which they should, how will they...


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