Results 1–20 of 6531 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Jim Cunningham

Trade Bill: Report on proposed free trade agreement (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: My hon. Friend has just raised a serious issue. There is a great deal of concern among businesses and trade union organisations, which fear that the Government are trying to slip things through without proper scrutiny. Does my hon. Friend agree that that is the nub of the problem?

Combat Air Strategy (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: I have worked in the defence industry. In fact, I worked at Rolls-Royce and a lot of people there probably welcome this statement. So that we can all welcome the statement, will the Secretary of State tell us who will fund it, how it will be funded and who are these new partners he is thinking about outside of Europe? If he is thinking about the United States, I am sure that many people in...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: British Motor Sector (17 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: Some 53% of our exports rely on Europe. What are you doing to protect that market for us?

Defence Industry and Shipbuilding (11 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: I do not know whether my hon. Friend has noticed, but Rolls-Royce is in the market to sell off its industrial marine division—the power generation division. Nobody knows yet who is likely to buy it, but it is likely that once again our defence is going to be manufactured abroad instead of being protected in this country.

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: The hon. Gentleman is making some excellent points. When we talk about getting people back into work, we lose track of the fact that people who have serious illnesses and will never work again are facing delays in their personal independence payments, but nothing seems to happen about it. I have a number of cases like that, and if the Secretary of State wants, I will send them to her so that...

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: We have to put this whole debate on universal credit in context. In at least two general elections, the Government said in their manifestos that they would cut £12 billion off the national health service. What we have is a benefit system that is tailor-made for cuts and not for the benefit of the people who receive it.

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: This is a timely debate. I agree with my right hon. Friend the Member for Warley (John Spellar): it seems to me that a game of musical chairs is going on. We see chief executives who leave under questionable circumstances get a job outside the NHS and then turn up at another trust somewhere else. There does not seem to be any accountability. As politicians, we are often accused of being...

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: The right hon. Gentleman is being very gracious in giving way. We had a case involving two consultants. With one in particular, the case actually ended up in the courts. We have never been able to find out the cost of the litigation, but it was anywhere between £2 million and £4 million. On the one hand, the public has got to raise the money if they want to challenge something, but...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Youth Justice System (10 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: What is the Minister doing on the mental wellbeing of first-time offenders? Has he spoken to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (10 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: In the light of the tragic hit-and-run accident in Coventry some time ago, in which two children were killed and a family devastated, are there any plans to review the law and sentencing in that area?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Exports (9 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: What discussions has the Secretary of State had with Rolls-Royce regarding the shedding of power generation to other companies, because there could be jobs at stake?

Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: The hon. Gentleman is making a good point. Over the past two or three years we have had this problem of child abuse and so on. One thing that struck me is the fact that agencies do not co-operate with one another or share information in the way they should. As a result, something that could be prevented is not prevented. Does the hon. Gentleman agree?

Transforming Care Programme (5 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: As my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger) said, it is shocking that it has taken seven years for us to get even this far. I have noticed that although on the one hand the national health service encourages whistleblowers, on the other hand it sometimes litigates to stop whistleblowers, so there is a contradiction. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that if...

Commercial Sexual Exploitation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (4 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: I congratulate my hon. Friend on introducing the debate. I have watched documentaries about the situation around Europe, and whether we are dealing with sex trafficking or the slave trade, for want of a better term, because women are forced into a form of slavery, things break down at the point of prosecuting men, whether they are just an individual using a prostitute or somebody running a...

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: Despite what the right hon. Gentleman says about the Government’s claim to have put £1.5 billion back into the system through the new formula, I have gone around schools in Coventry, and they are still just under £300 per head short—in other words, they are still facing cuts. He talks about further education, which has seen cuts of about 27%. How does that affect the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: UK Battery Storage Market (3 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: As the Minister will be aware, Jaguar Land Rover is in my constituency and it is developing batteries. What discussions has he had with Jaguar Land Rover about tax incentives in that area?

Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: I am concerned about cuts to legal aid, because I have constituents who have domestic problems and need legal aid to fight their case in the courts. Will the hon. Gentleman say a little more about that, particularly with regard to the situation of women?

Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: rose—

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Jim Cunningham: This is a timely debate and a big issue among the public. Following on from what has been said, if someone loses their dog or it is stolen, then regardless of the value, it is like a death in the family. I have had animals over the years, and when something happens to them, when they die or anything like that, it is as if there has been a death in the house; there is a sadness about the...

International Trade: Business Investment Overseas (28 Jun 2018)

Jim Cunningham: Has the Secretary of State looked at the impact of tariffs on British investments overseas?

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