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Results 1–20 of 5000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Oliver Heald

Health and Social Care (16 Jan 2020)

Oliver Heald: Does the Secretary of State agree with me that, in Hertfordshire, we have been fortunate to have extensive funding for new facilities at the hospital in Stevenage? Of course, my constituents further south also benefit from the improvements at the Princess Alexandra in Harlow. However, one thing that would help to relieve the hospitals of some of their burden would be to have more NHS hubs for...

Australian Bushfires (9 Jan 2020)

Oliver Heald: I welcome you back to the Chair, Madam Deputy Speaker. Does the Minister agree that this is the time not to be criticising Australia but to be helping them? Does she agree that we need to see close allies such as ourselves, the Americans, the Canadians and the New Zealanders coming together to give Australia the package of help that it desperately needs? Does she also agree that individual...

Business of the House (9 Jan 2020)

Oliver Heald: The Leader of the House will be aware of the support in all parts of the House and in the country—with campaigners such as Battersea Dogs and Cats pressing hard—for the reintroduction of the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill, which was in the Queen’s Speech and was of course lost because of the general election. Can he pledge to introduce the Bill in the next two weeks, and if not, can...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Office for Environmental Protection (31 Oct 2019)

Oliver Heald: May I join the tributes to you, Mr Speaker? I thank you for your comradeship in opposition, when you were a spokesman with me in various Departments, and for your encouragement in respect of the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act 2019—[Hon. Members: “Hear, hear.”] Thank you.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (31 Oct 2019)

Oliver Heald: What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the timeframe for the passage of the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (31 Oct 2019)

Oliver Heald: Thank you for my second go, Mr Speaker. My right hon. Friend will know that the supporters of the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act 2019 were also keen to improve the maximum sentences and to see them go up. Can she confirm that that will be a top priority for any incoming Conservative Government?

Grenfell Tower Inquiry (30 Oct 2019)

Oliver Heald: I wonder whether the right hon. Gentleman would like to reflect on the two events that Mr Speaker organised in Speaker’s House to which survivors came. I thought they were very useful occasions for Members to speak informally to people who had had this dreadful experience. It was remarkable how stoical they were and how grateful they were to the fire service and all those who had helped them.

Restoring Nature and Climate Change — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (28 Oct 2019)

Oliver Heald: I will say a word about the role of water and wetlands. The hon. Gentleman will know the example of Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire and about the work that is being done to improve the wetlands towards Anglesey Abbey. We could do with more work like that around the country. In Hertfordshire, our chalk streams are suffering from over-abstraction. Do we not need a policy for water?

Restoring Nature and Climate Change — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (28 Oct 2019)

Oliver Heald: Only if they are wet; they have to be wet.

Restoring Nature and Climate Change — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (28 Oct 2019)

Oliver Heald: On that point, Professor Sir David King, the former master of Emmanuel College and emeritus professor at Cambridge, who has been the Government’s chief scientific adviser on this, has been a strong advocate of carbon sinks.

International Climate Action (26 Sep 2019)

Oliver Heald: The Conservative Environment Network recently produced its manifesto. One of the proposals for a quick win on emissions is to increase the amount of ethanol in petrol to 10%, which would also help the British bioethanol industry, farmers and us all. Has my right hon. Friend considered that? Will she encourage the Transport Secretary to implement that measure? It would be equivalent to taking...

Petition - Shelton Road Planning Application: Degraded Chalk Stream Environments (22 Jul 2019)

Oliver Heald: When I spoke earlier, I made the point that builders and developers have suggested that it is possible for new homes to achieve water use of perhaps 120 litres per person per day. At the moment, in my constituency and others, the figure is about 175 litres. What does the Minister make of that? Does she think that such a reduction is realistic?

Petition - Shelton Road Planning Application: Degraded Chalk Stream Environments (22 Jul 2019)

Oliver Heald: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Petition - Shelton Road Planning Application: Degraded Chalk Stream Environments (22 Jul 2019)

Oliver Heald: I wonder whether my right hon. Friend would wish to comment on the state of the River Kennet, which is a precious chalk stream close to him. Where does he think the Kennet is going—is it improving? Some attempts were made to improve its condition. Secondly, when he was preparing the water White Paper, I think he was hoping that it would be possible for water companies to move water more...

Petition - Shelton Road Planning Application: Degraded Chalk Stream Environments (22 Jul 2019)

Oliver Heald: In my constituency, there are people who can remember swimming in the River Beane north of Watton-at-Stone when they were very young; now it is completely dry. Does my right hon. Friend have constituents with such recollections about the Chess?

Petition - Shelton Road Planning Application: Degraded Chalk Stream Environments (22 Jul 2019)

Oliver Heald: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Broxbourne (Mr Walker) for his remarkable and important efforts in this area. In my constituency, we have eight chalk streams: the Upper Rhee, the Rib, the Ash, the Quin, the Beane, the Mimram, the Lea—near Bayford, where I think my hon. Friend fishes—and the Ivel. There has been some progress with the Beane and the Mimram following the WWF...

Petition - Shelton Road Planning Application: Degraded Chalk Stream Environments (22 Jul 2019)

Oliver Heald: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that intervention. People such as Jeremy Paxman, Feargal Sharkey—he used to be a pop star but now spends his time campaigning on this issue—Charles Rangeley-Wilson, who my hon. Friend will know, and Martin Salter, on the angling side, are dedicating their lives to trying to make people realise that this environment is as precious as the Brazilian...

Petition - Shelton Road Planning Application: Degraded Chalk Stream Environments (22 Jul 2019)

Oliver Heald: Does my hon. Friend agree that mine was not a spurious point of order? I have seven chalk streams and I want to make a speech.

Petition - Shelton Road Planning Application: Degraded Chalk Stream Environments (22 Jul 2019)

Oliver Heald: I had miscounted; I have eight chalk streams in my constituency.


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