Results 1–20 of 6577 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Tim Loughton

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Baby Loss Awareness Week (10 Oct 2017)

Tim Loughton: There have been some exceptional speeches on this sensitive issue. I am not sure whether my hon. Friend is aware that my private Member’s Bill—the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill—includes a clause to give coroners the power to investigate late-term stillbirths. Extraordinarily, that is currently not available to them. Many parents who have...

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Tim Loughton: I am intrigued by the hon. Gentleman’s new-found enthusiasm for the blessed Margaret Thatcher, but are there not two solutions to the problem he is trying to set out? One is to have an Opposition majority on Standing Committees, which would inevitably lead to Government legislation being completely chopped up and returned to the Floor of the House in different form, and the second is to...

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Tim Loughton: The Wilson and Callaghan Governments.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Sep 2017)

Tim Loughton: As Home Secretary, the Prime Minister was one of the first to appreciate the alarming extent of child sexual exploitation. She responded to calls from many of us to set up the historic abuse inquiry. Does she agree that those who expose and work to root out the criminal perpetrators for the horrific crimes they commit—especially in the face of so-called cultural sensitivities and...

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: The hon. Lady complains that we keep asking questions about who said what and when. The trouble is that the Opposition perpetrated a scam on the British people. They clearly led students in our constituencies to believe that their loans would be written off. If she is now saying that that was not the intention, but that they would just cancel future tuition fees, how is it fair to those...

Immigration Act 2016: Section 67 (19 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: The protestations of Opposition Members would have more credibility if they acknowledged the huge effort and huge resources that the Government have put in to date. I too have been to Athens to see the camps and the fantastic work being done there, but there is a criticism: it is taking too long to process and assess children who have a right to be here. Will the Minister acknowledge that...

Adjournment (November and Christmas): Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills) (17 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: I declare an interest as the person who came fifth in the private Members’ Bill ballot—the highest on this side of the House. By the hon. Gentleman’s logic, he is arguing for more sitting Fridays, when it would be even harder for people from Scotland to come down here, and nowhere in his argument does he acknowledge the fact that the most important stage of a Bill’s...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: A27 Upgrade: Lancing to Worthing (13 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: When he plans to publish his proposals for the upgrade of the Lancing to Worthing section of the A27.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: A27 Upgrade: Lancing to Worthing (13 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: I am sorry to see that the Minister took the wrong turning, and I am pleased to see that, since I posed the question, we now have a timetable. The Minister knows how vital upgrading the A27 is to the whole of West Sussex, but there are serious concerns that the £80 million allocated to the Worthing-Lancing section—Worthing being a town of 100,000 people—will be inadequate...

Business of the House (6 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: The Leader of the House and I share a strong interest in perinatal mental health and giving babies the best start in life, and I declare an interest as chairman of the charity she set up, so I am greatly encouraged by the Government’s commitment to a mental health Bill in the Queen’s Speech and particularly to amending equalities legislation to reduce any discrimination against...

Adult Social Care Funding (6 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: Worthing has the highest proportion of over 85-year-olds in the country. They tend to be not particularly well off, and their major asset is their property; so can the Minister ensure that, in welcoming the fact that we will have a grown-up debate at last, any sustainable solution recognises that people who have worked hard, paid their dues, looked after their family and done the right thing...

Women and Equalities: State Pension Age: Women Born in the 1950s (6 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: I am afraid that the Minister, as he knows, was on a hiding to nothing in the packed debate in Westminster Hall yesterday, and although his offer to meet—[Interruption.]

Women and Equalities: State Pension Age: Women Born in the 1950s (6 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: Although the Minister’s offer to meet representatives from the all-party group was very welcome, as he has heard his promotion of apprenticeships for 64-year-olds was perhaps less wise. This is clearly a matter of injustice and inequality for a group of women who have been treated disproportionately, so may we please get everybody back around the table for genuine discussions about...

State Pension Age for Women — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: Here we are again: it is déjà vu all over again. I am delighted to see so many people supporting this debate, as they did for so many of the debates we had in the previous Parliament. I welcome back some of the longstanding supporters of the campaign, and I particularly welcome new conscripts to the campaign and longstanding Members newly converted to the campaign—partly, I am...

Chris Gibb Report: Improvements to Southern Railway (4 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: I am grateful to the Minister for taking my intervention. I did not speak earlier because I missed most of the debate. I would just ask him to mention one thing that was not covered. We made a manifesto commitment to customers to establish a railway ombudsman to ensure that the operators are properly penalised when they provide a rubbish service, so that customers do not have to jump through...

Chris Gibb Report: Improvements to Southern Railway (4 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: The hon. Gentleman has spent most of his speech panning the role of the Government and the Department for Transport and now he is saying that he wants the franchise to be brought in-house, to be run by that same Government and Department that he has been panning. I have no problem with the franchise being removed, but he has to have a care that whoever is taking it over can do a better job of...

Chris Gibb Report: Improvements to Southern Railway (4 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: The Secretary of State will be aware that this morning several of us from across the House met representatives from the RMT. I have to say that at the end of that meeting we were perplexed as to why still no deal had been done, given the very small number of trains that have been leaving without that second person on board and the very narrow difference between GTR and the unions on how one...

Education: Public Funding (4 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: While appreciating the fact that the Government have done more to address the fair funding formula, the Minister knows from his own county, which is the worst-funded shire county in the country, that heads face urgent decisions. In view of the fact that the consultation has been put back a year, can we have an urgent steer on whether the formula is going to be resolved before the recess,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry (3 Jul 2017)

Tim Loughton: Last year, the inquiry attracted some unhelpful headlines on the back of its internal workings and certain personalities, since when, I am glad to say, it has been getting on with its important work. But we were promised an interim report and greater transparency, particularly after the Home Affairs Committee sittings, so when might we expect those?

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Tim Loughton: It is a pleasure to follow two such accomplished maiden speeches and it is a great sadness that the time constraints mean that hon. Members trying to give an account of their constituencies and of their predecessors and also to talk about education do not get enough time to do so. Both were polished, accomplished, witty and gracious contributions and both Members will be great advocates for...


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