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Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Family Justice System (24 Apr 2018)

Tim Loughton: What plans he has to review the family justice system.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Family Justice System (24 Apr 2018)

Tim Loughton: I was grateful for the meeting with the Minister. Does she agree with Baroness Shackleton that fault-based divorce produces uncertainty that creates an industry for lawyers and a jungle for the layman? Is it not high time for an overhaul of the whole family law system to address that and many other issues to do with couples’ rights before, after and without marriage?

Petition - Proposal to Sell Quibell Fields: Livestock Worrying: Sussex (17 Apr 2018)

Tim Loughton: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way again. He is being very generous, and, as a Member who represents a largely urban constituency, he is also very brave. None of us has suggested that it is the residents of Brighton who are worrying the livestock in the Sussex area. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman supports the Take the Lead campaign, in which many of us became involved...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Tim Loughton: We spent half an hour listening to the Leader of the Opposition talking about process. Children who have been gassed in Syria are not interested in process—they are interested in action. Since the Leader of the Opposition refused to take an intervention from me, may I ask the Prime Minister this? Does she recall any time in his 35 years in this House when he has supported any move to...

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: Is it not noticeable that the Opposition’s case is entirely predicated on the amount we spend and on the numbers, not on effectiveness and outcomes? My right hon. Friend will be pleased to know that, due to a combination of better procurement, smarter use of technology, using community psychiatric nurses embedded in police teams and raising extra funding from the precept, the Sussex...

EU Referendum: Electoral Law (27 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware—in terms of new allegations—that a month before the referendum itself, the remain campaign set up no fewer than five new campaigns, at DDB UK Ltd, Best for our Future Ltd, The In Crowd, Virgin Management Ltd and Wake Up. Vote? Is he aware that remain channelled £1 million to those five organisations? Does he think that they should be...

Money Laundering (19 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: When the Home Affairs Committee looked at this issue in 2016, witnesses pointed to a lot of hot Russian money in the London property market, yet out of 1.2 million property transactions in that year, only 355 suspicious activity reports were raised. There were problems with the fragmented regulatory landscape. Will my right hon. Friend tell us what progress has been made by the NCA-led joint...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: National Funding Formula (19 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: We welcome the changes to the national funding formula and the additional money, but there is still a huge gap between the way schools are funded in West Sussex and in Greater London. Special schools are not included in the national funding formula, so an average 200-place school in West Sussex will receive something like £800,000 less than an equivalent school in Reading and £2...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (19 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: Recent figures from the Department show that, last year, 4,350 children were adopted in England. That is a near 20% decline from the peak in 2015. Why are adoptions in decline?

Foster Care — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: My right hon. Friend is making a good point. Interestingly, the crisis point when Syrian refugees came to this country resulted in an increase in the number of families offering themselves as foster-carers or adopters for the long term. On her point about people of faith, we must remember that the Children’s Society was the Church of England Children’s Society. Barnardo’s...

Foster Care — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: I should declare my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on holding this unfashionable but important debate. He will be aware that funding of children’s services has increased, albeit in very challenging circumstances—particularly now—but there are huge differentials between experiences with different authorities. As...

Social Workers (13 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: I had not intended to speak, but such has been the eloquence of my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Alex Burghart) that I feel impelled to complement his wise words. I first declare my interest in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, and I repeat my interest as a patron of the social worker of the year awards, as is the shadow Minister, the hon. Member for...

Social Workers (13 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: There will never be enough resources for social work, as with so many things. Adult social care also faces serious challenges.

Social Workers (13 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: It is a question of priorities and of intervening at the appropriate time; that is why I was a big fan of the early intervention fund, which was set up in the Department for Education. However, getting things wrong is the most costly outcome of the lot, and previously an awful lot of money was being wasted on the system and constraining social workers, rather than letting them get on with...

Social Workers (13 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: On that point, I do not think we have a social worker day, but, as patron of the Social Worker of the Year awards, I inform the hon. Member for Livingston (Hannah Bardell) that this coming Thursday there will be a reception on the Terrace for all the winners, and she is more than welcome to come along, meet them and pay her tribute in person.

Hate Crime (12 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: What these letters show more than anything is the gross ignorance, instability, bile and prejudice of the perpetrators, who hide behind the cloak of anonymity. As the Home Affairs Committee report has shown, that anonymity is even more damaging online. Is it not time not just to do more to take this material down once it has been posted but to stop it being posted in the first place and make...

Local Museums — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (7 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way and he is making an excellent point. May I “out-namecheck” all the other museums that have been mentioned so far, as chair of the all-party parliamentary group on the British Museum? To reinforce his point, is he aware of the programme that the British Museum runs to lend parts of its collections to local and regional museums? That...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Franchising (1 Mar 2018)

Tim Loughton: Last year, no fewer than 67 million rail journeys were cancelled or severely curtailed. I raised this matter with the Prime Minister yesterday. Most of the compensation paid by Network Rail was trousered by the train operating companies. When they bid to renew their franchises, will the way in which they have treated their passengers with compensation be a key consideration, as it should be?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Feb 2018)

Tim Loughton: Back in the real world, last year Network Rail paid out £181 million in compensation to train operating companies for cancellations and delays, but only £74 million of that was passed on to passengers. Why should train operators benefit financially from failure to deliver a decent service, when it is the passengers who suffer the aggro, inconvenience and cost? What is the Prime...

Statutory PHSE Education — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (6 Feb 2018)

Tim Loughton: My hon. Friend is making a very good point, particularly on gang violence and knife crime, which as he knows are a real scourge. There are fantastic organisations such as Lives Not Knives in Croydon, which offers to go into schools where young people have been victims of knife violence or lost relatives and loved ones. Does my hon. Friend agree that making such education part of PSHE...

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