Results 1–20 of 3000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Steve McCabe

Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

Steve McCabe: Does the Prime Minister’s guarantee for EU citizens extend to EU children in the British care system? If so, how will he achieve that without changing the existing arrangements?

Feltham a Young Offenders Institution (24 Jul 2019)

Steve McCabe: I understand that the suicide rate for boys aged 15 to 17 in custody is about 18 times greater than the rate for their counterparts in the community. Why is that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jul 2019)

Steve McCabe: I often disagree with the Prime Minister, but I respect the fact that many of her intentions are honest and decent. When she raised the hopes of millions of carers by promising them statutory leave entitlement, they were thrilled. So far, we have had reference to a committee. Is that a failed promise, or does the fact that it is a manifesto pledge mean she is assured that the honest and...

Relationship Education in Schools (16 Jul 2019)

Steve McCabe: On Friday I drove past the protests, which have been moved just up the road from the school in Birmingham. Apart from the fact that allowing these people to get away with it has taken up precious police resources, if the Minister saw them, he would realise that putting the onus on the school to decide the content and the appropriateness will never be accepted by them. They will see it as a...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill: Non-Disclosure Agreements (15 Jul 2019)

Steve McCabe: The Minister will no doubt be aware, as are other Members, of how often the hon. Member for Lichfield (Michael Fabricant) likes to refer in this Chamber to the wise words of the Mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority. Does the Minister think he may be interested to know that when I met the Mayor this morning he was extolling the virtues of HS2, and insisting how important it was for...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill: Quarterly reports on environmental impact, costs and progress (15 Jul 2019)

Steve McCabe: Would it not be right to think about my hon. Friend’s proposal in new clause 4 as an attempt to learn the lessons as we go along? It is not as though this is a project without review or evaluation. Already it has oversight from the Department for Transport, the Treasury, the Cabinet Office and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, and it is subject to National Audit Office review. It...

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Steve McCabe: I am glad the House has a chance to think about this again. I also remember Rob Marris’s Bill, which I voted against not because I was not sympathetic to the issues but because there was a lot of division among people in my constituency. The question of safeguards came up repeatedly, as I recall. What has changed since then, as the Assisted Dying Coalition points out, is that the numbers...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Places (24 Jun 2019)

Steve McCabe: Will the Secretary of State join me in congratulating Johanne Clifton, the executive principal of Billesley Primary School, and its staff and pupils on achieving an outstanding rating in all Ofsted categories? This was previously a school that was in difficulty, and it is in a very disadvantaged part of my constituency. Does he realise, however, that schools like this need adequate resources...

Breathing Space Scheme (19 Jun 2019)

Steve McCabe: I welcome the proposals, although it has taken us since 2017 to get to this point and it is going to take another two years to get the first part operational. I am glad the Minister is moving swiftly and not dragging his feet. Two problems for people who get into debt, particularly over tax credits or benefit clawback, are the interest charges that are applied as they try to repay and the...

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (15 May 2019)

Steve McCabe: I am pleased to hear the Minister condemn “do not resuscitate” instructions based on a person having a learning disability, but surely this situation is not a matter of mild neglect requiring a reminder letter; this is a grave abuse of power perpetrated on some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Does it not require disciplinary action?

Backbench Business: Working at Height: Safety — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (2 May 2019)

Steve McCabe: The next debate is scheduled to start at 3 pm, so I am required to suspend the sitting until then. Sitting suspended.

Local Government and Social Care Funding (24 Apr 2019)

Steve McCabe: rose—

Local Government and Social Care Funding (24 Apr 2019)

Steve McCabe: If ever there has been a city subject to close Government scrutiny it is Birmingham. For five years, it has been subject to the Government’s improvement panel, so the Secretary of State knows the financial situation in Birmingham inside out. How does he justify forcing up the council tax in a city where 42% of the children are in poverty?

Saudi Arabia: Mass Executions (24 Apr 2019)

Steve McCabe: This is an ally whose behaviour is as bad, if not worse, than most of the regimes around the globe that we would regard as hostile. I guess that ordinary constituents listening to this and reacting to the barbarism will want to know whether there is a bottom line. Is there a point at which this becomes a friendship not worth having?

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

Steve McCabe: Does the Minister accept that in the west midlands, the increase in the central grant for police funding will be entirely eaten up by dealing with the pension funds? That will mean that the same consumers who are paying the 7% tax on crime will also pay the council tax for any improvement in their policing position. In the west midlands, that is a standstill position.

Backbench Business: Retail Crime — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Apr 2019)

Steve McCabe: It is good to see you in the Chair, Mr Robertson. I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Delyn (David Hanson) on securing this debate and on his thoughtful and comprehensive opening speech. Not surprisingly, much of what I say will echo comments that have already been made. I thank members of the all-party group on retail crime and its former chair, the hon. Member for Wimbledon...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Foreign Affairs Committee (19 Mar 2019)

Steve McCabe: I am grateful to my hon. Friend; I should probably say in passing: you are not dead yet. Can there be anyone who has witnessed this debate who could think that voting for this motion would be to represent the will of the House? If the purpose is to represent the will of the House tonight, do we not know what we should do?

Gambling-Related Harm — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (19 Mar 2019)

Steve McCabe: Order. We have no more time, so I call Hannah Bardell.

Gambling-Related Harm — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (19 Mar 2019)

Steve McCabe: To be sure of getting the final four speakers in, I will have to impose a five-minute limit.

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