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Results 21–40 of 11727 for speaker:Tim Loughton

Civil Partnership (31 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: I do.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Quality (31 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: What recent steps her Department has taken to improve air quality.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Quality (31 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: May I echo the tributes being made to your chairmanship, Mr Speaker, although I did not get the memo about sending a bottle to your office as part of it? I very much welcome the inclusion of air quality provisions in the Environment Bill. May I urge the Minister to look at some of the technological solutions, including one from a company in my constituency which is producing paints and...

Church Commissioners: Marriage: 16 and 17-year-olds (31 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: May I, too, pay my tribute to my right hon. Friend? She and I entered the House on the same day in 1997, as did you, Mr Speaker. We have shared many worthwhile causes, and she will be greatly missed. One of those causes was, of course, marriage certificates, whether for marriages between 16 and 17-year-olds or for any other marriages. As a result of my Civil Partnerships, Marriages and...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: My hon. Friend is making some important points. I reiterate the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich (Dr Poulter). The halls would need to be prepared on a Sunday for a Monday, and we would also potentially have to pay double time for wages, which would involve extra expense. Frankly, however, we should not be using schools as polling stations. We...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: rose—

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: You will get extra time.

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: The right hon. Gentleman said that he could not vote for the agreement because it still allowed the possibility of no deal and because that possibility of no deal could happen after the agreement was passed, and following the subsequent negotiations about the nature of the deal. So on that basis, he could never vote for a deal. There is all this nonsense about how we need more time for...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: On the question of trust, has not the hon. Lady said that her party’s policy is to have a second referendum, but if the referendum comes up with the wrong result, she will ignore it, while if that does not happen and her party gets into a majority Government, she will just dispense with article 50 and ignore 17.4 million people? Why should anybody trust what she says, and why should anybody...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: Will the hon. Lady give way on that point?

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: I beg to move, That this House has considered the reduction in the number of health visitors in England. I am grateful to the hon. Members who have come to speak on this important subject. I declare an interest as the chair of the all-party parliamentary group for conception to age two—the first 1,001 days. I also chair the board of trustees of the Parent-Infant Foundation, which runs...

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: If the hon. Lady is patient, I will come on to the social impacts. I think the MMHA report came out in 2014 or 2015, so obviously things will have moved on, although the birth rate has slightly fallen in that time as well. These are substantial financial figures, but as she says, most important are the social impacts and the impact on the child. On the physical impacts, our childhood obesity...

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: Again, I ask the hon. Gentleman to be patient, because I will come on to all that. I realise that he wants to put on the record his tribute to health visitors in Eastbourne, as do I—as someone who was born in Eastbourne and had wonderful health visitors, I am sure, albeit 57 years ago now. The one thing that all these problems have in common, and a lot more problems I have not mentioned, is...

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: Another one? Yes, why not?

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: But hon. Members keep interrupting it!

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: That is a serious point; my hon. Friend is absolutely right. Health inequalities are still a big problem in this country, and those professionals on the ground, not least health visitors, are the first to come face to face with them and have the practical means, in many cases, to do something about them.

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: I am happy to take interventions, but it will mean that hon. Members will have to make shorter speeches, as I am sure Mr Bone will point out.

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: The hon. Lady pre-empts a point I was going to make on page 5 of my notes, so I will take that bit out. Unlike some other public service professionals, health visitors are non-stigmatising and usually welcomed over the threshold into homes, enabling them to give early advice and support to prevent later problems, encourage healthier choices, detect problems early and, in some cases, act as an...

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: Again, the hon. Gentleman makes a good point, which was on page 5 of my notes. This issue affects everybody across society, often better-off, more affluent families who might be better at hiding it or less inclined to come forward to seek help. The charity that I chair has units in Liverpool, Newcastle, London and so on, and we see that middle-class parents who have serious attachment...

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: First, I pay tribute to the real acknowledgment of the importance of this area by my hon. Friend when he was public health Minister. He was always prepared to take our sometimes-annoying approaches to prioritising the issue. He may be right. I am not too concerned with processes and structures; I am concerned with getting the professional face-to-face with the parent and baby. We need to...

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