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Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Building Regulations: Fires (22 Nov 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the publication of Dame Judith Hackitt's interim report is planned to take place on or before 21 December 2017.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Drugs (22 Nov 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of whether the conditions it attaches to National Institute for Health Research and National Health Service research grants safeguard affordable access for NHS patients to drugs and treatments that result from that research.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: Sentencing (21 Nov 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for the drafting of the legislative proposals on increasing the maximum sentence for animal cruelty to five years imprisonment; and whether the Government plans to consult with animal welfare organisations on those proposals.

Universal Credit Roll-Out (16 Nov 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen), who has established a very positive reputation on these issues. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for the opportunity to debate universal credit again, and I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field), who has had a reputation for campaigning on these issues for slightly...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety (16 Nov 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve electrical safety in the private rented sector.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electrical Safety (16 Nov 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Electrical Safety Working Group.

Residential Premises: Product Safety and Fire Risk — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (1 Nov 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am grateful to have a few seconds to finish off the debate. The Minister knows that it has been one-way traffic pretty much all the way through, with Back Benchers who are members or officers of the all-party parliamentary group, ably led by our friend, the hon. Member for Southend West (Sir David Amess); there were also members from the all-party parliamentary group on electrical safety,...

Residential Premises: Product Safety and Fire Risk — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (1 Nov 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I heard only the evidence from Electrical Safety First, Which? and the London fire brigade at the BEIS Committee yesterday. From what my hon. Friend describes, the way in which Whirlpool answered the questions will surely feed the appetite of the Select Committee to have a full inquiry so that it can summon Whirlpool and interrogate it to get full answers rather than the dismissive ones that...

Residential Premises: Product Safety and Fire Risk — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (1 Nov 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I beg to move, That this House has considered product safety and fire risk in residential premises. It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mrs Main. I am grateful for the opportunity to open this debate; given how many colleagues have turned up to support it and speak in it, I will take no more time than I need. I have timed my speech at eight minutes. I pay generous tribute to my hon....

Residential Premises: Product Safety and Fire Risk — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (1 Nov 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: The hon. Gentleman makes the central point to which I am sure all Front-Bench spokespeople will refer when they wind up the debate. I will come on to Whirlpool’s response and the central recommendations of the Faulds Wood report. Page 7 of the Library debate pack includes an interesting detail that had previously escaped me: if people have used their credit cards to buy faulty...

Residential Premises: Product Safety and Fire Risk — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (1 Nov 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I have to confess that I do not have a figure. Most of the evidence that I have seen from the organisations that have briefed us relates more to public safety and the risk to life, but other hon. Members may very well be able to provide a figure. Looking round the Chamber, I think I see all the officers of the all-party group on fire safety rescue, who are all hoping to contribute as the hon....

Mortgages: Eligibility — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (23 Oct 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: As a result of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, a lot of Government money—taxpayer’s money—has gone into the pockets of developers, who are taking advantage of the good Government policies that encourage first-time buyers. They are taking that as clear profit. I know that the Government are very interested in that, so I look forward to seeing what they do in the Budget.

Mortgages: Eligibility — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (23 Oct 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am pleased to see you in the Chair, Mr Hollobone; it is a pleasure to serve under you, as ever. I congratulate the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Scully) on securing this debate on behalf of the Petitions Committee. Those I have spoken to in the housing sector welcome his support, and the petitioners’ suggestion of including rental history in the criteria for securing a...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Commonwealth: Disease Control (23 Oct 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to include tackling global health threats such as malaria as part of its ongoing dialogue with other Commonwealth countries.

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am grateful for the opportunity to make this brief contribution and pleased to follow the hon. Member for Rochester and Strood (Kelly Tolhurst), who made a positive contribution and added her own story to some of the moving and horrific stories that we have heard and which have been experienced by emergency service workers across the country. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: Well, there we are—that is the secret. I was going to poke some fun at my hon. Friend and say that his constituents must be proud of him, but of course having heard that he canvassed his constituents I am sure that they are actually very proud to see him introducing the Bill today. I should declare that which a number of colleagues know: I was a member of London fire brigade for 23...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: My hon. Friend quotes from personal experience, and we have heard anecdotes in other contributions in the Chamber this morning that officers and hospital staff are reluctant to report incidents other than the most serious. Clearly, there seem to be barriers preventing all the assaults that appear to be taking place from being put on record. My hon. Friend makes a powerful point, and I am sure...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: My hon. Friend makes a powerful point, which has also been made by a number of colleagues, not least my hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda. The emergency services face enough difficulties and threats to their wellbeing because of the nature of the job they do, and they are therefore entitled to whatever additional protection we can give them. I fully agree with my hon. Friend the Member for...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: The police service parliamentary scheme is run by Sir Neil Thorne, and I was on the pilot scheme back in 1998. There is also now a fire service parliamentary scheme. I am sure that, like me, my hon. Friend would commend the schemes to all colleagues so that they can get a better understanding of how the police and fire services work. I am grateful that he has mentioned the police service...


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