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Results 1–20 of 7000 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

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Tim Loughton: I am very concerned and upset about my right hon. Friend’s departure, not least because somebody else will have to bring the jelly babies for us at Prime Minister’s Question Time. She has spoken at length about her extraordinary contribution to this House and to her community, but she has not yet mentioned one of her greatest legacies and interests, which I know she will continue outside...

Civil Partnership (31 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: I have a bit of a sense of déjà vu all over again on this Bill. It has been a long journey getting here, but this is a happy day that will lead to very many happy days for happy couples, starting on 31 December. I will be going out to buy a new hat in anticipation of those events shortly. Before I make my brief comments and put some specific questions to the Minister, however, I just want...

Civil Partnership (31 Oct 2019)

Tim Loughton: That would probably be stretching out of order, but I appreciate that my hon. Friend took up the issue before I did. It is a cause with which I have some sympathy, and there have been measures in the other place for a Bill on that topic. This legislation is about couples and relationships and recognition and protections that are not available. The matters to which he refers, which relate...

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.


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