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Results 1–20 of 5000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Chris Ruane

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Chris Ruane: Before he ends his speech, will my right hon. Friend say something about the impact of future cuts on women? Over the past 10 years, 80% of austerity has fallen on their backs.

The National Health Service (23 Oct 2019)

Chris Ruane: Before we leave this list of Welsh firsts, does my hon. Friend agree that Wales pioneered presumed consent for organ donation, being one of the first nations in Europe to do so? The Conservatives criticised the policy, but they have now adopted it.

The National Health Service (23 Oct 2019)

Chris Ruane: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Deaths of Homeless People (1 Oct 2019)

Chris Ruane: The number of rough sleepers declined under the Labour Government, which left office in 2010. Since 2010, the number has doubled. What was the reason for the change in fortune of rough sleepers since 2010? Why have those figures increased?

Irish Border: Customs Arrangements (1 Oct 2019)

Chris Ruane: Has the Minister read the non-papers? If he has not, how can he say what is or is not in the non-papers?

Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer (25 Sep 2019)

Chris Ruane: The Yellowhammer report warns of shortages of key drugs and medicines. Can the Minister supply the House with a list of those medicines that are likely to be in short supply? If there is scarcity, what measures are in place to ensure fair and equitable distribution of those scarce medicines across the nations and regions of the United Kingdom?

Thomas Cook (25 Sep 2019)

Chris Ruane: I thank the Minister for his answers to questions about Thomas Cook workers who work abroad, but they were a little bit woolly, so let me ask him specifically: can he give a cast-iron guarantee that not one of those workers will be left stranded abroad, and that each and every one of them will be paid in full for the hours that they have worked since the company was declared bankrupt?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: No Deal (4 Sep 2019)

Chris Ruane: To continue that point, 40% of the UK’s sheepmeat is exported tariff-free to the EU. Yesterday, our shadow team met the FUW, which said that on 1 November there will be a huge lamb market in Dolgellau. If we crash out of the EU without a deal on Halloween, the lamb export market will disappear overnight. The lambs in Dolgellau will have no market value and will be culled, buried or sold...

Female Offender Strategy: One Year On — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (24 Jul 2019)

Chris Ruane: Many hon. Members mentioned the £80 million that was raised through the sale of Holloway. That huge sum of money could transform the number of women going into prisons across the United Kingdom. That would save the Government money in the end, too, so it would be a win-win situation. Will the Minister say something about that before he concludes?

Female Offender Strategy: One Year On — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (24 Jul 2019)

Chris Ruane: Have some compassion!

Female Offender Strategy: One Year On — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (24 Jul 2019)

Chris Ruane: I welcome this debate, which has been sponsored by my hon. Friend the Member for Stretford and Urmston (Kate Green). There is a cross-party dynamic here today and I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Bracknell (Dr Lee), who progressed this issue during the two years that he was in post. I also pay tribute to the right hon. Member for South West Hertfordshire (Mr Gauke), who I am reliably...

Female Offender Strategy: One Year On — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (24 Jul 2019)

Chris Ruane: Absolutely, and I will finish on this note. The women’s centre in Rhyl is not just for female prisoners or women going into or coming out of the criminal justice system. It has a holistic approach to giving advice to women on parenting, domestic and sexual abuse, housing issues, finance and employment. Women go there to recover their confidence. There is a social mix there, with...

Music Education in England — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (17 Jul 2019)

Chris Ruane: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir George. I extend my thanks and gratitude to my hon. Friend the Member for Bury North (James Frith), who convened this debate. I want to thank a number of organisations that supplied us all, in preparation for the debate, with information on what is a vital issue. They include the all-party parliamentary group on music, the BPI, PRS for...

Music Education in England — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (17 Jul 2019)

Chris Ruane: I agree with the hon. Gentleman. I am half Irish, and the Irish are probably one of the most musical nations on earth. I know that the debate is about music education in England, but we should look further afield to Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, and anywhere where music is central to education and society. It is not just humans who benefit from music and song. There is a field of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Industrial Strategy (26 Jun 2019)

Chris Ruane: The design of the shared prosperity fund will be crucial to Wales’s industrial strategy. Communities and business shareholders are clear on what the fund should look like—not a penny less, nor a power lost for Wales. The consultation on the fund was in the 2017 Conservative manifesto, and was mentioned in a written statement in July last year and by the Secretary of State at the Dispatch...

Backbench Business: Living with Dementia — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (25 Jun 2019)

Chris Ruane: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. I congratulate my hon. Friends the Members for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams) and for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner) on securing this important debate. I support their vision to make this Parliament the first dementia-friendly Parliament in the world. My staff and I have undertaken dementia-friendly training in my...

Grenfell: Government Response (10 Jun 2019)

Chris Ruane: Ann Jones, my colleague who represents the Vale of Clwyd in the Welsh Assembly, has sponsored legislation in Wales to introduce sprinklers to prevent such fires. In response to the hon. Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy), the Secretary of State said that he will look all over Europe for best practice on fire prevention. Will he look at this best practice from Wales and see if he can...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Procurement (20 May 2019)

Chris Ruane: What steps her Department is taking to encourage competition in defence procurement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Procurement (20 May 2019)

Chris Ruane: I thank the Minister for his visit to defence companies in my constituency and for his helpful and inclusive approach when he visits. Does he agree that the ability of those companies in my constituency and of British companies in general will be greatly damaged by a hard Brexit?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (20 May 2019)

Chris Ruane: The transition from employment to retirement is a critical time for the health and wellbeing of a worker—I should know because I tried it myself in 2015. If not handled properly, it can lead to mental ill health and even early death. What steps is the Minister taking to improve the wellbeing of armed forces personnel and civil servants as they make this important transition?


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