Louise Ellman: The Minister for Health has assured me that he is working hard to appoint a contractor to complete the new Liverpool University Hospital, whose construction has remained at a standstill since the collapse of Carillion more than six months ago. It is very unclear whether there is any real sense of urgency and whether the Treasury is co-operating with the Department of Health and Social Care....
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on English language teaching schools (a) in the UK and (b) abroad; and if he will make a statement.
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many blocks of flats which have been found to have dangerous cladding after the Grenfell Tower disaster are owned by freeholders who have not funded removal of that cladding; and if he will he make a statement.
Louise Ellman: Is my right hon. Friend concerned that the textbooks she talks about call on children to “annihilate the remnants of the foreigners”, as well as talking about sacrificing blood? They call on young children to believe that “death is a privilege”. Does she believe that that kind of teaching to very young children is compatible with seeking co-existence?
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the financial viability of research projects in receipt of funding from Horizon 2020 after that funding ceases in 2020.
Louise Ellman: Will my hon. Friend give way?
Louise Ellman: I draw attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I congratulate the hon. Member for Bolton West (Chris Green) on securing this important debate and providing an opportunity to show the strength of the trading ties between Israel and the United Kingdom, and the benefits that those trading links bring. Israel is a vibrant start-up country with a strong...
Louise Ellman: Settlements are one barrier to peace, but they are not insuperable and not the only barrier to peace. The most fundamental barrier to a peaceful solution of this tragic conflict, and the key factor that prevents the setting up of two states, Israel and Palestine, is the Palestinians’ refusal explicitly to recognise the legitimacy of Israel as a national Jewish home.
Louise Ellman: I agree with the hon. Gentleman. Inventions and improvements in the human condition are about all of humanity and should benefit everyone; they are not about conflict. Trade is constructive; boycotts are negative. The BDS movement is fundamentally opposed to the state of Israel, and partial boycott campaigns, however presented, are part of the same movement. BDS has not affected Israel...
Louise Ellman: I agree with the hon. Lady. Trade is beneficial, and it is beneficial to both countries; indeed, it should be international as well. I look forward to the day when the state of Israel and the state of Palestine establish good trading relationships with each other and with the UK, in accordance with the late Shimon Peres’s vision of a new middle east.
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has indemnified Arriva Rail North for industrial action; and if he will make a statement.
Louise Ellman: Jobs at risk, scientific research threatened, and now people may not be able to receive the vital medicines they need when they are needed: Brexit is an unfolding disaster. Did the Prime Minister bring back any answers to these essential questions?
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the fines payable by Arriva Rail North for failure to run contractually committed services are capped; and if he will make a statement.
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) officials of his Department on the completion of the construction of Royal Liverpool University Hospital since the collapse of Carillion; and if he will make a statement.
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government of 16 May 2018, Official Report, column 399,what discussions he has had with Abacus Land 4 Ltd, the freeholder at Heysmoor Heights in Liverpool, in relation to funding cladding removal;...
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of (a) the number of outstanding personal independence payments assessments, and (b) the length of time each such assessment has been pending; and if she will make a statement.
Louise Ellman: Does the Minister consider that Hamas organising a march of return to areas that have been part of Israel since 1948 is likely to move us any closer to a negotiated two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians?
Louise Ellman: I welcome today’s debate. Finally, after decades of dithering, this House is being asked to trigger the process that could approve a third runway for Heathrow, the UK’s only hub airport. The debate on the expansion of aviation capacity in the south-east has always focused on balancing the importance of international connectivity with its impact on key local and international...
Louise Ellman: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Arundel and South Downs (Nick Herbert) on securing this very important debate and on his very powerful speech. Tuberculosis remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease. It was responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million people in 2017. TB was declared a global emergency in 1993, and the sustainable development goals envisioned ending it by...
Louise Ellman: I welcome this statement, and I support expansion at Heathrow; it is absolutely essential for the national interest and for international connectivity. This plan is supported by Liverpool’s John Lennon airport. How can the Secretary of State guarantee that the promised link between the expanded Heathrow airport and Liverpool will materialise?