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Results 41–60 of 11731 for speaker:Tim Loughton

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...

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: If my hon. Friend wants to intervene again, he may, but it will eat into his own speech time.

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: My hon. Friend may well be right. One of my constituents is a health visitor. According to her, the current status of health is not serving families well, based, as it is, on universally delivered process outcomes, which risk, to use a phrase she quoted to me, “ticking the box but missing the point”. That plays to the point my hon. Friend is making. To illustrate the most successful ways...

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. I have met many health visitors. They are a fantastic resource and do huge amounts of good work well beyond their remit. They are frustrated by some of the processes and financial considerations that are stopping them from doing their job to the best of their ability with sufficient support.

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: This is the last intervention I will take, and I will finish shortly.

Health Visitors (England) (23 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: Earlier, I raised the contrast with social workers where there is a safeguarding issue. It is a completely different dynamic and relationship. There is a reluctance to let the social worker over the threshold. That is less the case with health visitors, because they are seen to be there to help. But there is a reluctance from some people, perhaps due to ignorance as to what the health visitor...

British Children: Syria (22 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: I completely concur with my right hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) and the Minister that these children are the innocent victims of their parents’ actions, and we owe them a duty of care. Since the law was changed in 2013, more than 150 children have been taken into the care system in the UK for fear of the risk of radicalisation by their parents. If the parents...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy (22 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: What steps she plans to take to ensure that the majority of energy generated in the UK is from renewable sources.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A27: Road Traffic (21 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when Highways England will bring forward further measures to tackle congestion on the A27 between Worthing and Shoreham; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Visitors (21 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reverse the fall in the number of health visitors.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Early Years Ministerial Group on Family Support (21 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the status is of the cross-Government working group on family support from conception to age two years old; and when the report of that working group will be published.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Adoption Support Fund: Finance (21 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to announce plans for the continued funding of the Adoption Support Fund; and if he will make a statement.

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: My right hon. Friend is being very generous in taking interventions. I pay tribute to the work that she did on mental health, particularly on school age mental health, but does she agree that, as well as changing legislation, the biggest impact that we can have on the mental health of children is in the initial 1,000 days of that child’s life? Forming a strong attachment between a child and...

Unregulated Accommodation: 16 to 17-year-olds (15 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: I declare my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I congratulate my hon. Friend, who is generous in taking interventions. It is not just a case of the quality of the accommodation that many of these vulnerable young people are put into, or indeed the services available to them, but the locations they are placed in. Is he aware that some years ago in the Department for...

Business of the House (Prorogation): Baby Loss Awareness Week (8 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: On the question of raising awareness, a job that was so ably started by my hon. Friends, the Minister will be aware of my Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019, which became law in May, two parts of which relate to stillbirth. One gives the Secretary of State the power to have coroners investigate stillbirths and the other sets up a review by the Secretary of...

Operation Midland Independent Report (7 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: Madam Deputy Speaker, you may recall that, six years ago, the then chief constable of Sussex was found to have breached privilege after an investigation by the Standards and Privileges Committee into a vexatious investigation against me. It then took the IPCC over three and a half years to uphold four of my five complaints, by which time all the officers investigated had retired, and...


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