Results 41–60 of 3554 for speaker:Tony Lloyd

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Members: Correspondence (19 Apr 2018)

Tony Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what date he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Rochdale dated 26 February 2018 on songbirds in Cyprus, reference number IW/0029.

Grenfell Update (22 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I thank the Secretary of State for an advance copy of his statement. Anybody who has dealt with people who have gone through this kind of tragedy is bound to have compassion and real empathy, and the Secretary of State is absolutely right to demand that from all the agencies involved. However, what has been absolutely lacking is the fire and zeal that that compassion and empathy should have...

Grenfell Update (22 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The hon. Lady mutters, “It’s their choice.” If we offer people a decent choice, they will move into the permanent homes they want. Nobody wants to be in emergency accommodation with their children. Eighty-two families are in emergency accommodation. This is a shameful record, nine months on. In December, the Secretary of State told the House: “I have been very clear...

Written Answers — Home Office: Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre: Mobile Phones (21 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to restore normal mobile connectivity in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre.

Local Infrastructure (East Midlands) (20 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I congratulate the hon. Member for North East Derbyshire (Lee Rowley) on securing an interesting debate that has covered a huge range—from Sandy Lane all the way through to Crossrail and investment in St Pancras. There have been important contributions across the piece on which I will comment as I go along. Housing has shot up the political agenda dramatically. My own party has been...

Local Infrastructure (East Midlands) (20 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: Today’s debate is not about the north of England, but clearly I welcome what the right hon. Gentleman has mentioned. However, I do not just live in the Greater Manchester area; as I travel around, I recognise that we have a long way to go. I recently travelled between Manchester and Nottingham, and the journey was frankly worse than many decades ago, when I lived in Nottingham as a...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords] (19 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I think that I can probably say without contradiction from the Chair that this has been a wide-ranging debate. Nevertheless, it has been an important one. I congratulate hon. Members on both sides of the House who have contributed. We heard excellent speeches from the hon. Members for Clacton (Giles Watling), for Paisley and Renfrewshire North (Gavin Newlands), for Witney (Robert Courts), for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Funding: 16 to 19-year-olds (19 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: Hopwood Hall College in Rochdale has achieved some remarkable results. Towns such as Rochdale are more dependent on further education and less dependent on the university system. Will the Government recognise that the differential in funding in further education holds back young people from the most-deprived areas, who need skills training more than anybody else?

Building Safety (15 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I thank the Secretary of State for early sight of his statement. Nine months on, we all still live with the human tragedy of Grenfell and the realisation that we saw the systemic failure of our system of building checks and controls. We must keep that in mind because, as the Secretary of State said—I will always endorse these words—public safety has to be paramount. That also...

Burma (15 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I welcome the Minister’s statement. I especially commend his point that returns must be voluntary, but that, of course, means that they are very unlikely to happen. It is unrealistic to suggest that 700,000 traumatised people could be told, “Please go back to face the guns and the rapists that sent you away in the first place.” There will be pressure—the Bangladeshi...

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I support the Prime Minister’s strategy, but may I remind her that during the Putin years he has become emboldened, sometimes because our allies, in Europe and internationally, have not always been prepared to face down aggression of this kind in view of their commercial interests? If we are going to stay the course, will the Prime Minister remind our allies that they are as much under...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Brexit: Wales (14 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect on Wales of the UK leaving the EU Customs Union and single market.

Victims of Crime: Rights — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (13 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds North West (Alex Sobel) for securing this really important debate. We have heard many important contributions. Like the hon. Member for Telford (Lucy Allan), I have had to live through the aftermath of child sexual exploitation in my area. She is absolutely right in everything she says. We must never blame the victims. We must stand up...

Victims of Crime: Rights — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (13 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I will not take long, in that case. The comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy) are really important. Antisocial behaviour matters. Actually, it kills in the worst situations, and even if we are not talking about those extremes it certainly makes people’s lives miserable. It destroys the quality of people’s lives and we must take...

Victims of Crime: Rights — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (13 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: Absolutely. The hon. Gentleman—let me say my hon. Friend for the sake of this debate—is right on both counts. The second point is fundamental in bringing about the first, because if victims do not have confidence in the process it withers. It is not just victims, in fact, because the community must have confidence, through the victims, that the decisions are not arbitrary, and...

Victims of Crime: Rights — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (13 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I have a lot of sympathy with that point. The procedure could not be used in every case, but perhaps society should recognise the need to use it more widely than happens now. Sometimes the courts do get things wrong. I do not want to go into too much detail about the next case I shall mention. A young woman was effectively kidnapped from a bar, and it was believed that she had been raped. She...

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Chancellor’s constituency will have families on the national living wage, and I have many more. Does he agree with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which has demonstrated that a two-parent family with one working and two children will, because of tax credit cuts, be £450 a year worse off? That is not fair shares, is it?

Hate Crime (12 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: Police forces such as Greater Manchester that have long targeted hate crime, and who work hard with the CST on anti-Semitism and with the Muslim community on Islamophobia, recognise that community policing is central to challenging hate crime. Will the Minister take that message back? Community policing is about trust, and trust is fundamental. We need our community police.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help To Buy Scheme (12 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Minister will know that some 10% of those on the Help to Buy scheme earn over £80,000 a year. Even in London, they are people who can afford to buy without this taxpayer subsidy. In the light of the Secretary of State’s earlier comments about responsibility to the taxpayer, will he contrast the poorest homeowners who will lose help with mortgage interest with these heavily...

Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (8 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Minister will know from his own background that primary care does not always have the necessary expertise in mental health. How will he guarantee that every GP surgery will have the necessary capacity to deliver excellence in mental health services for our young people?

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