Results 1–20 of 3478 for speaker:Tony Lloyd

Police Grant Report (7 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I wonder whether the Minister will accept this point. He tells us that there is a flat-cash settlement, which in effect is a cut from central Government at a time of massively increasing demand on our policing due many different reasons, such as terrorism and organised crime. How can he possibly square the Government cut with that increase in demand and the fact that the public feel less secure?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Frictionless Border (7 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: What discussions she has had with the Irish Government on maintaining a frictionless border on the island of Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Frictionless Border (7 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: If the Government are committed to regulatory alignment on both sides of the Irish border, has it made it easier that the Prime Minister has declared that there will be no membership of the customs union or single market?

International Disaster Relief — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (6 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: As ever, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I congratulate the hon. Member for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine (Andrew Bowie) on securing this excellent debate. We have a great deal of consensus in this debating Chamber, and it is important for the Minister to know that, although we can always argue about the refinement of processes, there is nevertheless an...

Health and Social Care: Pharmacy Services (6 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Minister will be aware that a disproportionate number of GPs are currently heading towards retirement. Therefore, support for primary care services is vital. What practical steps can be taken to increase the use of pharmacies and to seek alternatives to GP services more generally?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Labour Turnover (6 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: What estimate his Department has made of the number of GPs who plan to leave general practice in the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

Rail Update (5 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Secretary of State was very casual in dismissing the comment of my right hon. Friend the Member for Delyn (David Hanson). People who use the west coast main line feel that it is very expensive, because there is so little competition. During this period, when he has imposed a new contract, what will he do to guarantee that there is value for money and that we will not simply see ticket...

Immigration White Paper (5 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: Even if the Minister cannot confirm any other great details, will she re-emphasise the point that there will be no change to the historical rights of citizens of the Irish Republic to travel to and work in Britain?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Unemployment Rates: Europe (5 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: Will the Secretary of State confirm that of those who have gone into work as a result of this Government’s policies—and that is a good thing—many are living in poverty because of low pay and the inadequacy of our benefits system?

Capita (1 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: One of the real issues that comes through with both Carillion and Capita is that the enormous growth of the conglomerate structure means that these corporations are vulnerable when any part begins to fail, and that of course puts at risk the whole. Where is the risk assessment that the Minister and his team have done that guarantees that we will not see failure in Capita and in other public...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Children’s Services (29 Jan 2018)

Tony Lloyd: Clearly, we cannot afford to have failing children’s services, but how far do Ministers recognise the massively increased demand on children’s services in Britain, because of things such as sexual exploitation of our young people and the range of difficulties caused by poverty in the home? What does that mean for the commitment of funding?

Modernising Defence Programme (25 Jan 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Defence Secretary knows that nobody in the House today believes our defence forces are anything other than underfunded, but against that background and if he is to have the meaningful conversation with the nation indicated in his statement, will he give early consideration to publishing the terms of reference and the perception of the changing strategic threats that this nation of ours faces?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Air Quality (25 Jan 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Minister will recognise that there is an air quality crisis now, particularly in respect of the impact on children. Some of the problem is down to the most polluting vehicles, including heavy goods vehicles and buses. What will this joined-up Government do to make sure that we get those vehicles off our roads?

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Tony Lloyd: My right hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. Does she agree that one of the really big tests relates to our international agencies, particularly the United Nations, and the political paralysis that results from the lack of commitment from Russia, China and the United States? We have to get that commitment back. If we are going to lead, Britain has to make the United Nations central to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders: Employment and Education (23 Jan 2018)

Tony Lloyd: Prisoners move round the prison system and, in the end, they come out of the prison system. One thing that consistently goes wrong is the lack of consistency in education and training between different institutions and in institutions once the prisoner leaves. The Minister has talked about power to the governor, but governors must work within the construct of the wider environment. What will...

Committees: North West Ambulance Service (22 Jan 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I know that the Minister is trying to be helpful, but one thing is bound to concern constituents. At the time of the A&E closure in Rochdale, a commitment was made that there would be paramedic cover as routine, but that is being breached regularly. Even if there has been some increase in the number of paramedics, and I concede that there has been, it has not kept pace. Nor has the North...

Committees: North West Ambulance Service (22 Jan 2018)

Tony Lloyd: As you will be aware, Madam Deputy Speaker, I applied for this Adjournment debate on North West Ambulance Service some time ago. By coincidence, I had a phone call today from my constituent, Ron Gerner. Ron and his elderly wife, Pat, had to ring for an ambulance on Boxing day at 9 o’clock in the evening. It was 5 o’clock the following morning before the ambulance arrived to take a...

Committees: North West Ambulance Service (22 Jan 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The right hon. Gentleman is of course absolutely right on both counts. First and foremost, we must value the paramedics and the technicians who make our ambulance service work, and nothing whatever of what I am saying is critical of them. They joined the service to help save lives and to get people into our national health service, but this is of course the reality, and I am grateful to...

Committees: North West Ambulance Service (22 Jan 2018)

Tony Lloyd: Absolutely. My hon. Friend’s point speaks for itself. We need a climate of openness and one in which people who work in the service and care about it can feel emboldened to speak out. The law actually protects them, so it is outrageous that a public service should put people under such pressure, and it is outrageous that a Member of Parliament should struggle to get transcripts relating...

Committees: North West Ambulance Service (22 Jan 2018)

Tony Lloyd: Absolutely. If this is one of the skill shortages at the crisis end of our health service, let us begin to use the paramedics much more intelligently than we do now. The Minister will be delighted to know that I will come on to money, but this is not about money; it is about intelligence. I am bemused by the incompetence of the management of the North West Ambulance Service, who do not seem...


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