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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (6 Jul 2018)

Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill - 2nd reading – Oliver Heald. Legislation

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport (19 Jun 2018)

Oliver Heald: My right hon. Friend will know of the misery—because I have told him—on my line, with five stations where people’s lives have been blighted over recent weeks, but does he agree that privatisation does have one merit, which is that we can get rid of the operator if there is a huge crisis, and if this is not sorted out very soon, will he take the necessary steps to attack the...

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Oliver Heald: I congratulate my right hon. Friend not only on being the longest-serving Health Secretary, but on the tenacious way in which he has campaigned for the money that we are hearing about today. In talking about improving cancer outcomes, does he agree that the patient experience is very important, and that the campaign of Hertfordshire MPs for a radiotherapy centre in our county is something...

Rail Timetabling (4 Jun 2018)

Oliver Heald: At Letchworth station this morning, I spoke to passengers who have suffered great delays and many cancellations, children going to school whose train had been cancelled—one of them in tears—and workers who have been told, “You can’t keep on being late like this.” Is it not time that Govia Thameslink Railway actually produced the timetable, the service and the...

Grenfell Tower (16 May 2018)

Oliver Heald: As my hon. Friend knows, I was also at the event in Speaker’s House. The woman I spoke to was very realistic. The borough found a property for her, and works needed to be done, including works to make it fire compliant, which is what is taking the time. Does my hon. Friend agree that perhaps more effort needs to be put into getting the works done?

Business of the House (Today): Criminal Legal Aid (8 May 2018)

Oliver Heald: I think everyone would acknowledge that to go out and do the job of a criminal barrister is incredibly demanding, and that the profession faces challenges of various sorts. On the negotiations on the advocates’ graduated fee scheme, great efforts were made to involve the Bar at every stage. The Legal Aid Agency put a huge amount of work into the talks, as did the Ministry of Justice....

Business of the House (Today): Criminal Legal Aid (8 May 2018)

Oliver Heald: The hon. Gentleman must recognise that the Bar was strongly in favour when this was consulted on, with statements such as “the bar council and the young barristers committee welcome new proposals published today”, and “as circuit leaders over the period of the negotiations it is our shared view that we should support the implementation of the scheme”. The Criminal Bar...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Service Animals (24 Apr 2018)

Oliver Heald: May I update my hon. and learned Friend? Some 34 out of the 41 police commissioners in this country support the Service Animals (Offences) Bill, and lawyers up and down the country, including Sarah Dixon, who runs the Finn’s law campaign, have identified a gap in the law. Is it not time that the Government backed my Bill?

Surgical Mesh (19 Apr 2018)

Oliver Heald: My hon. Friend will remember that I spoke about my constituents in Letchworth during the debate in Westminster Hall. I am delighted that the audit has been done, but another constituent from Letchworth has been in touch with me since then. She has had ventral mesh rectopexy surgery and posterior mesh rectopexy surgery, which I understand are subsets of the mesh cases. Does my hon. Friend...

Surgical Mesh (19 Apr 2018)

Oliver Heald: The hon. Lady is making a very powerful case. Does she agree that one of the most worrying things, and part of the seriousness, is that the people facing decades of pain, suffering and loss of amenity are relatively young?

Kerslake Arena Attack Review (28 Mar 2018)

Oliver Heald: I was in Manchester that day and the following morning. Although there are lessons to be learned, and the Kerslake review highlights those lessons, the strength of the Manchester people was striking—resilient, implacable and determined to continue their lives. We should pay tribute to them for their incredibly British response and to Ariana Grande and the other artists who took part in...

Health and Social Care: Satellite Radiotherapy Unit in Stevenage (20 Mar 2018)

Oliver Heald: Would my hon. Friend be prepared to highlight to the review team just how dreadful it is for somebody to have to travel day after day, for an hour and a half in each direction, to London for radiotherapy when they are already ill? I hope it might be possible for some action to be taken to resolve this issue in our area.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Service Animals (6 Mar 2018)

Oliver Heald: I am very grateful to the Minister for that kind offer. I just make the point that there is a gap in the law. There are legal difficulties with prosecuting under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, because of the drafting of section 4. Prosecuting for criminal damage means that the value of the animal determines the sentence. However, a police dog like Finn, who was eight years old, is not worth...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Service Animals (6 Mar 2018)

Oliver Heald: I have already done that, Mr Speaker, and I have a ten-minute rule Bill as well.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (27 Feb 2018)

Oliver Heald: Procurement Policy Note 05/16 required organisations within the scope of the Procurement Policy Note to make an initial assessment of their contract portfolios to establish where Open Book Contract Management can be applied and to what extent. The services of a third party provider were be made available to any organisation that did not have or did not choose to use internal resources to...

Overseas Electors Bill (23 Feb 2018)

Oliver Heald: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

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