Results 1–20 of 6153 for speaker:Cheryl Gillan

Acute and Community Health (8 Feb 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: May I add my tribute to the hon. Member for West Lancashire (Rosie Cooper)? She is a formidable parliamentarian and has done some very good work on this. The report is shocking. Back in March 2015, following other incidents, the Public Administration Committee produced a report investigating clinical incidents in the NHS, in which it recommended the setting up of the health service’s...

Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (8 Feb 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: I add my congratulations and commendations to my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House and to all the people who have been involved in the preparation of this preliminary report, particularly those who gave evidence, which really put the flesh on the bones. We need to ensure that the parliamentary estate is a complete no-go area for all harassment and bullying and is a safe place to work...

Petition - Closure of Lloyds Bank Branch in Woolston: Autism: Educational Outcomes (6 Feb 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: I welcome my hon. Friend to the Dispatch Box and am heartened to hear his positive response to my colleagues’ report. Does he agree that it is important that Ofsted inspectors are trained to understand autism and the requirements of children with autism? They cannot fully report on and inspect educational establishments unless they themselves are trained, so will he ensure that all...

Petition - Closure of Lloyds Bank Branch in Woolston: Autism: Educational Outcomes (6 Feb 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: I congratulate my hon. Friend and my hon. Friend the Member for Bexhill and Battle (Huw Merriman) on their first-class report, which will make a big contribution in this area and a big difference to people’s lives. Does my hon. Friend the Member for Lewes (Maria Caulfield) agree it is not just initial teacher training—autism awareness training is being included in that training...

Women’S Suffrage Centenary (6 Feb 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: It is a privilege to have served in this House for nearly 26 years now. Every day, as I take my seat on this Bench, I look across at the memorial to Jo Cox on the other side of the Chamber, and I remember that there is a huge capacity in this House to work cross-party and to bring about positive change, which all of us want to do. I am therefore very pleased that the Minister has come to the...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: I welcome the passion with which the Minister is approaching her brief, but may I bring her back down to reality? The constituent I mentioned in my speech, who has been so badly affected by HS2 phase 1 and so badly let down by HS2 Ltd, which is not paying the bills it promised, and is contracted, to pay, is now on antidepressants and fears that this sort of thing is happening to many other...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: I would just say in response to the previous intervention that there would have been far fewer problems had the tunnel gone the entire way under the Chilterns. It would have been advisable to do that. Does my hon. Friend agree that there is a real danger that we will not have the engineering capacity to complete these projects on budget and on time, and that, as we currently lack so many...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Leigh (Jo Platt). I share her pain, because HS2 phase 1 goes right through the middle of my constituency and brings no benefits, just burdens. I think there are many such seats, as we have heard from other hon. Members on other occasions, as well as today. I agree with her about the north. My father was in steel in the north of England, and we...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: I am loth to agree with the hon. Gentleman entirely, but I find myself tempted to do so, because the first point I want to mention is cost. The cost of this project will go up exponentially. When it was first announced in 2013, the cost of the whole project was about £16 billion, and by 2015 those costs were updated to £55.7 billion. The National Audit Office published a report on...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. A project of this nature needs to be run in the most professional fashion possible. It needs good governance. It does not need its top executives to be paid 10 times what an MP is paid. It has been criticised up hill and down dale. We have seen it handing out £1.7 million of unauthorised redundancy payments. We have seen the conflicts of interest that...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: I do not entirely agree with my hon. Friend that bats have no importance whatever, but I do agree with him that people are important. He may actually experience what I experienced in my constituency, whereby HS2 implied and said that it was going to take a property and then decided that it was not going to take it, which can also have severe implications for businesses affected in that fashion.

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: Does my hon. Friend agree that if the project involved running autonomous passenger and freight vehicles or other vehicles of the future up and down the line, it would probably be slightly more popular? The trouble is that the technology and the whole approach involved will produce something that is from the last century.

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: I do not know whether my hon. Friend agrees with me that, so far, HS2 Ltd’s approach has been to limit the amount of compensation that it pays, and reduce it. Although it has, I believe, acknowledged that it may need to pay more to finalise claims, it is the interruption to lives, businesses and landowners that is causing so much aggravation. Does my hon. Friend agree that the...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: I thank the Secretary of State for giving way so early in his speech, and I ask him to forgive me as I cannot be here for its entirety because I have other duties outside the Chamber, but I hope to return. He says he is very proud of this new railway the Government are building, but can he explain why he is building a railway with old technology? Back in 2015, the Japanese beat all their...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: The Secretary of State says this is now about capacity, but please can he not change history? When this was first proposed, including the route through my constituency, it was all about speed; otherwise it would not have been allowed to travel on a route that will cause so much environmental damage.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Transmission of data relating to charge points (29 Jan 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: I did not have an opportunity to serve in Committee, but I am privileged to be the chairman of the all-party group on electric and automated vehicles. Would the Minister care to comment on the latest apps, such as that which allows Tesla drivers to plug in their vehicle when renewables are being used, thereby reducing the cost of electric motoring even further and, more importantly, making...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Transmission of data relating to charge points (29 Jan 2018)

Cheryl Gillan: I appreciate that the Minister wants the market to apply, but London Underground owns the carparks at my stations in Chesham and Amersham. What incentive can he give London Underground and the Mayor of London to install more charging points in those carparks? My constituents do not have a single vote for a member of the London Assembly or for the Mayor of London. Without a carrot or a stick,...


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