Results 1–20 of 5218 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Edward Davey

Police Grant Report (7 Feb 2018)

Edward Davey: Will the Minister give way?

Police Grant Report (7 Feb 2018)

Edward Davey: I thank the Minister for giving way and for allowing me time to recover. He keeps making a point about police reserves, but for the benefit of good public debate, will he tell the House—either today or in a letter—what the recommended level of reserves is? What do the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and Her Majesty’s inspectorate of constabulary set...

Homelessness (End of Life Care) (7 Feb 2018)

Edward Davey: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about end of life care and support for homeless people with terminal illnesses, including through the provision of housing for such people; and for connected purposes. Not having a roof over your head at night and being homeless on the streets must be frightening—cold, lonely, depressing. To be seriously ill, as...

Rail Update (5 Feb 2018)

Edward Davey: rose—

Rail Update (5 Feb 2018)

Edward Davey: rose—

Rail Update (5 Feb 2018)

Edward Davey: Thank you, Mr Speaker—that was a difficult choice for you. The Secretary of State has today acted when a franchiser overpaid, hitting its shareholders. Will he commit to the House that when a franchiser under-delivers, hitting the passengers, he will also act?

Immigration White Paper (5 Feb 2018)

Edward Davey: With this chaos and delay, is not one thing increasingly clear: the Government’s promise to give EU citizens, and their families and employers, the legal certainty that they deserve is now totally broken? When will 3 million EU citizens get more than warm words and unfinished negotiations from this Brexit Conservative Government?

Baby Leave for Members of Parliament: Hospital Car Parking Charges (1 Feb 2018)

Edward Davey: The right hon. Gentleman is a fantastic campaigner on such issues and I congratulate him on bringing the issue to the House of Commons. In my constituency, Kingston Hospital just announced with no consultation that it will impose parking charges on blue badge holders, citing that people are doing it everywhere else in the NHS and that it is an NHS-wide issue. Does he therefore not agree with...

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill (19 Jan 2018)

Edward Davey: It is important that the House understands that our predecessors have tried to act on this: this Bill rightly links back to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, and I served on the Housing Bill Committee of 2003-04 with the hon. Member for Westminster North (Ms Buck) when we reformed some of these laws and introduced the housing health and safety rating system, which has proved rather...

Parole Board: Transparency and Victim Support (19 Jan 2018)

Edward Davey: I welcome the statement and the Lord Chancellor’s decision to widen the review’s remit. That will command support on both sides of the House. Has he been informed whether the Crown Prosecution Service and police are reviewing the many other serious allegations against Worboys and whether there is any chance of further charges being brought against him before he is released? This...

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill (19 Jan 2018)

Edward Davey: The hon. Gentleman missed out one regulation from his list—the one on minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector, which I brought to this House and which it passed, and which can be a huge attack on fuel poverty. Will he join me to ensure the Government go ahead and implement those from April this year, so that we can tackle fuel poverty and the worst examples of...

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill (19 Jan 2018)

Edward Davey: May I ask the hon. Lady a question that I asked the hon. Member for Westminster North (Ms Buck)? Does she agree that we need to ensure that local authorities are enforcing these and other rules in order to protect our most vulnerable citizens, and that the Government should monitor and compare authorities to establish which of them are going after the rogue landlords, and should name and...

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill (19 Jan 2018)

Edward Davey: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill (19 Jan 2018)

Edward Davey: The hon. Lady is being generous in giving way. I strongly support the Bill. She made an important point about enforcement. The House is good at making regulations, but often they are not enforced properly to help the most vulnerable people, and I believe that enforcement agencies and local authorities need more support. She made a point about retaliatory evictions when local authorities take...

Supported Housing — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (18 Jan 2018)

Edward Davey: On that key point, those in the Treasury always want to control everything and to ring-fence funds, so that nothing more can be used. However, if the funds run out, the need of the people whom we are talking about is still there. We need to get that point over to Treasury Ministers, and I am sure that the Minister would wish to do that, so this is supportive of her case to the Treasury. It...

Supported Housing — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (18 Jan 2018)

Edward Davey: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way; he is making an excellent point about an excellent report. May I give him one example of where we need to see more short-term accommodation and where we need the certainty of the financial models that he is talking about? A lot of homeless people suffering from terminal illness have a right to accommodation, but when local authorities and others get...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration: Effect on the Economy (8 Jan 2018)

Edward Davey: May I congratulate the Home Secretary on having just made a positive economic case for immigration? However, how does she think that the message given by the immigration cap, Brexit, a hostile approach to immigrants and the general rhetoric of many of her Conservative colleagues help to make that case?

Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Edward Davey: I am here because of my constituent Sue Illsley, who took this drug when she was a teenager. She believes that her daughter has suffered disabilities as a result, and that has obviously affected her whole life. I pay tribute to the right hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Sir Mike Penning) and the hon. Member for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi), and I hope that the Minister will read...

Asylum Accommodation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (14 Dec 2017)

Edward Davey: Again, I welcome the report. I will start my brief remarks by talking about the Government’s overall approach to asylum seekers and refugees. I want to ask the Minister whether he will say on the record that it is a different approach, a different philosophy, from that for dealing with illegal immigrants. The Government have developed what they call the “hostile environment”...

Asylum Accommodation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (14 Dec 2017)

Edward Davey: I do. I can give an example from my own constituency from a few years ago of a gentleman from Kosovo who, with his wife, had suffered terrible trauma in that country during the troubles. It took me three years to get him the right to work. When he got it he went off very happy. He came back the next week in tears, because he had applied to work as a bus driver and the bus company wanted him...


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