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High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill: Clause 58 - Resumption of Previous use of Land (19 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: There is less justification for this grossly overpriced project than there was when Labour first proposed it. It is the most expensive way to destroy lives and homes, and tear apart the environment. It also ensures that highly paid HS2 personnel continue to bulldoze through this unpopular project. Public polls show it is an unpopular scheme, and Chris Packham’s petition to halt it in its...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probate (18 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for grant of probate his Department has outstanding at the most recent date for which that information is available.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probate (18 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what average time has been taken by his Department to issue a grant of probate after receipt of an application in the most recent period for which that information is available.

Domestic Abuse and Hidden Harms during Lockdown (14 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: Madam Deputy Speaker, you and I have both worked on this important policy area in the past, and I commend the Minister on her statement and the added protections she is putting in place. However, evidence is now becoming available that some of the people who are suffering most adversely in this lockdown are adults and children with autism. So that more appropriate and better services can be...

Domestic Abuse and Hidden Harms during Lockdown (14 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: Madam Deputy Speaker, you and I have both worked on this important policy area in the past, and I commend the Minister on her statement and the added protections she is putting in place. However, evidence is now becoming available that some of the people who are suffering most adversely in this lockdown are adults and children with autism. So that more appropriate and better services can be...

Covid-19 Response: Defence Support (12 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: Just as an example of some of the military activity in England, we have seen the military rapid reaction vaccination teams working. In Wales, military personnel are supporting health trusts and driving ambulances. In Scotland, they are supporting testing and vaccination. In Northern Ireland, I understand the defence estate has been loaned to the Police Service of Northern Ireland and that...

Written Answers — Home Office: Internet: Safety (11 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of including in legislative proposals on online harms protections for people with autism from international extradition resulting from cyber incursions.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two Railway Line: Construction (11 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse is of money spent outside the UK in the construction of High Speed Two; and if he will place that information in the Library.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (11 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (11 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: Notwithstanding what the Secretary of State has just said about our councils being at the frontline of this pandemic, in addition to general grants Bucks council has received £200 million across 25 specific grants as at the end of the last year, but they are subject, I am afraid, to myriad conditions. For example, it has been told that the contain outbreak management fund cannot be used to...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (11 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (11 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: Notwithstanding what the Secretary of State has just said about our councils being at the frontline of this pandemic, in addition to general grants Bucks council has received £200 million across 25 specific grants as at the end of the last year, but they are subject, I am afraid, to myriad conditions. For example, it has been told that the contain outbreak management fund cannot be used to...

Covid-19 (6 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: PHE data shows that younger adults with learning disabilities and autism are up to six times more likely to die of covid. Please can they be added to the priority vaccination list immediately? Also, during previous lockdowns, vital exemptions included autistic people being able to exercise more frequently, which was incredibly important in helping them cope and continue to have that...

Covid-19 (6 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: PHE data shows that younger adults with learning disabilities and autism are up to six times more likely to die of covid. Please can they be added to the priority vaccination list immediately? Also, during previous lockdowns, vital exemptions included autistic people being able to exercise more frequently, which was incredibly important in helping them cope and continue to have that...

Public Health (6 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: I am pleased there is more that finds common cause across the political divide in this time of national emergency than divides us. These regulations are retrospective and not amendable. That, sadly, reflects the impotence of Back Benchers, which should be rectified, and I would like to identify myself with the remarks made by my hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham and Sale West (Sir Graham...

Public Health (6 Jan 2021)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: I am pleased there is more that finds common cause across the political divide in this time of national emergency than divides us. These regulations are retrospective and not amendable. That, sadly, reflects the impotence of Back Benchers, which should be rectified, and I would like to identify myself with the remarks made by my hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham and Sale West (Sir Graham...

Covid-19 Update (30 Dec 2020)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: Buckinghamshire health services are under severe pressure with escalating rates of covid and hospital admissions. On behalf of all my colleagues in Buckinghamshire, may I give an enormous public thank you to our healthcare staff, who are working round the clock in a growing emergency, as well as providing testing and vaccinations at multiple sites in the county? Despite those pressures, the...

European Union (Future Relationship) Bill (30 Dec 2020)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn). I do not always agree with him, but I recognise the detailed and sterling work he has done on the Brexit Select Committee and am glad that he is voting for the Bill today. I also welcome the fantastic news on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which along with the Bill gives us a double reason for celebration. I...

Online Harms Consultation (15 Dec 2020)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: I welcome the statement. Bearing in mind that the perpetrators of online harms and abuse know no international boundaries, does the Secretary of State agree that, as a member of the Council of Europe, which is a key pillar for the protection of human rights online, we have an important ally in the ECHR, which rules on applications alleging violations? What plans does he have to work with our...

Business of the House (10 Dec 2020)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: Last week, the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) sent me a message hoping that I would vote for the amendment in the names of my hon. Friend the Member for Basildon and Billericay (Mr Baron) and himself. He then proceeded to talk out the provision that would have allowed clinically vulnerable MPs to participate remotely in debates. His message was an empty gesture. Twice this motion...


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