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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (2 Feb 2018)

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill - 2nd reading – Tim Loughton. Legislation

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Southern Rail: Passenger Compensation (18 Jan 2018)

Tim Loughton: What steps he is taking to ensure the provision of adequate compensation for passengers on Southern Rail as a result of poor service in the past 12 months.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Southern Rail: Passenger Compensation (18 Jan 2018)

Tim Loughton: On 2 December 2016, the Secretary of State said in a written statement: “Southern passengers have suffered from unprecedented and sustained disruption to their journeys during 2016”, and offered some very welcome compensation for season ticket holders. The problem is that Southern passengers suffered from unprecedented and sustained disruptions to their journeys during 2017 as...

Education Committee (11 Jan 2018)

Tim Loughton: May I draw attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests? I welcome the report and very much hope that it will be taken seriously by the Department for Education, in tandem with the Narey report, which has been submitted. I entirely recognise the problems that my right hon. Friend’s Committee has flagged up in respect of the shortage of supply of foster...

Shoreham Air Show Crash: Access to Justice — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Tim Loughton: I beg to move, That this House has considered the Shoreham air show crash and access to justice by families of the victims. I welcome the Under-Secretary of State for Justice, my hon. Friend the Member for Bracknell (Dr Lee), as the last man standing in the Ministry of Justice. I will be easy in my comments and certainly not apportion any blame to him for the inadequacy of any answers he may...

Shoreham Air Show Crash: Access to Justice — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Tim Loughton: I do agree, and indeed the Government are doing that. I will come to that point later on. I originally raised that decision in a letter to the PM in August jointly with other Sussex Members, including my hon. Friend the Member for Bexhill and Battle (Huw Merriman), but, alas, had not received a response directly from the Prime Minister at the time. The Prime Minister replied at PMQs that she...

Shoreham Air Show Crash: Access to Justice — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Tim Loughton: The hon. Gentleman makes a good point. I pay tribute to him and other neighbouring MPs who had constituents who were victims, as I extraordinarily did not. We have been able to act together to give some support and comfort to the families involved. Indeed, there was a public appeal that raised some £200,000, which has been distributed through the Sussex Community Foundation, and I have...

Shoreham Air Show Crash: Access to Justice — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Tim Loughton: I will, and then I want to make some progress before I run out of time.

Shoreham Air Show Crash: Access to Justice — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Tim Loughton: My hon. Friend makes a very good point, to which I will come shortly. I again thank him for co-signing the letter to the Prime Minister and for joining us in this whole enterprise. The families still have no idea whether anyone will be charged and held responsible for the deaths of their loved ones. That is disgraceful. There has been ping-pong between the police and the CPS as to whether...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (9 Jan 2018)

Tim Loughton: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (9 Jan 2018)

Tim Loughton: Mr Speaker, I wish you and the Foreign Secretary a happy new year. Through the Inter-Parliamentary Union, along with other hon. Members, I recently met Ministers from Madagascar, including the President, who expressed a desire for Madagascar, which is currently the president of the African francophone nations, to become a member of the Commonwealth. As he noted, Commonwealth countries in...

Local Government Finance Settlement (19 Dec 2017)

Tim Loughton: I share the disappointment of my hon. Friend the Member for Crawley (Henry Smith) that West Sussex is not included in the business rate retention pilots. I welcome the consultation, but will my right hon. Friend make sure that it recognises the hidden deprivation in many coastal communities, such as mine in Sussex? We have a much larger elderly population with a dependence on social services...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Treasure Act 1996 (19 Dec 2017)

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases under the Treasure Act 1996 have been reported in the last year in which it has been claimed by finders that the items discovered date to before commencement of that Act; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation: EU Nationals (19 Dec 2017)

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-UK EU citizens have been deported to their home country in each of the last 10 years.

Asylum Accommodation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (14 Dec 2017)

Tim Loughton: I apologise that I was not here for the speech by the Chair of the Home Affairs Committee, the right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper). I am trying to juggle my time with another debate in the main Chamber at the moment. When the Home Affairs Committee looked into this and went to inspect some of the properties, we too noticed with some obvious...

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Tim Loughton: Another day, another debate on pensions for women born in the 1950s. We have now had many more debates on this subject than Elizabeth Taylor had husbands, and much like her seventh husband, I find it difficult to know what new to bring to the bedroom, if not the debate today. This situation is not going to go away. I am proud to be the co-chair of the all-party group, and I am pleased to have...

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Tim Loughton: That is right, because there is a cliff edge effect. I am afraid that we hear time and time again from Ministers that £1 billion transition money was given in 2011, but of course half that money went to men to make up for their transition differences. Women did not benefit disproportionately from that additional money, ungenerous though it was. The third problem is the lack of notice....

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Tim Loughton: I am proud to be a co-signatory of the motion. So far the hon. Gentleman has referred only to WASPI but, as we know, there is an awful lot of interest in this whole issue, and only some of the groups involved call themselves WASPI. We are actually talking about all the women born in the 1950s who are suffering from an injustice that has been disproportionately inflicted on them as a result of...

Foreign Affairs Committee (14 Dec 2017)

Tim Loughton: I congratulate my plainly hon. Friend on this excellent report. Further to that question, Myanmar is not a member of the Commonwealth, but does he think there is a role for Commonwealth countries, not least those close to Myanmar, to advise, help and support, so that these instances do not happen in the future and that we can get over the current tragedy soon?


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