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Results 1–20 of 300 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Helen Southworth

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Mar 2010)

Helen Southworth: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The taskforce on missing people has presented its recommendations. Will my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister ensure that they are acted on to protect children at risk?

Children's Homes (Planning Applications) (1 Feb 2010)

Helen Southworth: Will my hon. Friend give particular consideration to the point that I made earlier? It is so important that local authorities and police forces work together to protect vulnerable children. An aspect of that, considering the police of the 24/7 authority, to which missing children are reported, is that they know where children's homes are located in their area and can build up a relationship...

Children's Homes (Planning Applications) (1 Feb 2010)

Helen Southworth: I should also like to mention comments that have been made in the past few weeks on national indicator 71, in which my hon. Friend's Department has a key interest, on support for runaway and missing children. It has been in place since April last year, and the evidence I am getting from local authorities, police forces and charities working with vulnerable children is that it is driving...

Children's Homes (Planning Applications) (1 Feb 2010)

Helen Southworth: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this important debate and recognise her contribution to the Government's support for children who either go missing or run away from care or from home. Would planning approval for a change of use provide police forces with the information that they need on the number and location of children's homes in their area? A senior police officer told me last...

Bill Presented — School Admissions Bill: Young People Leaving Care (Accommodation) (27 Jan 2010)

Helen Southworth: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for minimum standards in respect of accommodation for young people leaving care; to impose a duty on local authorities to ensure that such standards are met; and for connected purposes. This Government have made considerable progress in the support of vulnerable children and put in place exemplary legislation and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Pre-Budget Report (9 Dec 2009)

Helen Southworth: Will my right hon. Friend make sure that services to safeguard and protect vulnerable children who are at risk are a priority and receive investment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Food Labelling (Nutrition and Health) (4 Nov 2009)

Helen Southworth: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require simple, uniform nutritional labelling on the front of packaged foods; and for connected purposes. A very broad coalition of support for action is forming, following the extensive research commissioned by the Food Standards Agency and published earlier this year, which found that consumers were confused by the various different...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Copenhagen Summit (21 Oct 2009)

Helen Southworth: What steps the Government are taking to ensure equitable treatment of developing countries in negotiations which are taking place before the Copenhagen climate change summit.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Copenhagen Summit (21 Oct 2009)

Helen Southworth: The world's poorest countries are already being hurt by the leading edge of climate change, and people are calling out for help. Will my right hon. Friend be absolutely resolute in making sure that their voice is heard at Copenhagen and we get urgent action on their behalf?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 May 2009)

Helen Southworth: Every year more than 100,000 children go missing in this country. Thankfully, most of them are found safe, but some of them are not. Over the next few days, events will be held all around the country to mark international missing children's day. Will the Prime Minister meet me and members of the leading children's charities to find out not only what is being done to protect those children,...

Business of the House (7 May 2009)

Helen Southworth: Members of this House are extremely concerned about this week's shocking report on children who have gone missing from what should have been a place of safety. Will my right hon. and learned Friend find time for us to have a thorough debate, in order to make sure that we are protecting children who go missing and are exploited—and, indeed, that we are doing everything possible to ensure...

Oral Answers to Questions — Children, Schools and Families: Prisons and Probation (27 Apr 2009)

Helen Southworth: My right hon. Friend is well aware that my constituents want the Omega site in Warrington to develop as a high-quality business park containing quality offices, new technology manufacturing and associated hotels and retail premises. Will he assure us that his statement today that the Department is not seeking to locate a prison on the Omega site will hold for now and for the future?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Young People Leaving Care (Accommodation) (18 Mar 2009)

Helen Southworth: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for minimum standards in respect of accommodation for young people leaving care; to impose a duty on local authorities to ensure that such standards are met; and for connected purposes. This Government have made massive progress in bringing in legislation to protect children and they have given a special focus to...

Business of the House: Digital Britain (29 Jan 2009)

Helen Southworth: I thank my right hon. Friend for the statement, with the economic benefits that those developments will bring to my constituents in the north-west region, considering our strengths in the creative industries, and the opportunities that will come to us with Media City at Salford. I draw his attention to the universal service commitment. He is aware of Alderman Bolton school in my constituency,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Jan 2009)

Helen Southworth: In the current global economic instability, will the Prime Minister intervene rapidly to ensure that women workers who fear job losses get help to keep their jobs, learn new skills and keep the family income coming in?

Child Prostitution (20 Jan 2009)

Helen Southworth: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate and on giving hon. Members another chance to discuss this important issue. Does he agree that children without family support are particularly vulnerable to predatory adults? Does he also agree that those in the care of children's services are often targeted by predators who think that they can be exploited because their families are not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Pitt Report (17 Dec 2008)

Helen Southworth: First, may I welcome my right hon. Friend's statement? It will give a lot of hope to those of my constituents who have had some very nasty experiences with flooding over the past few years. We have been working extremely hard to try to tackle the flooding that has taken place in my constituency, particularly in Great Sankey and Penketh, which has caused horrible experiences, sometimes for...

Business of the House: Safeguarding Children (20 Nov 2008)

Helen Southworth: As part of the extensive range of actions that my right hon. Friend is rightly taking in this awful case, will he consider the issue of safe places for children and make sure that every local authority has emergency accommodation available? In that way, a child who needs one can definitely be taken to a place of safety—at a foster carer's, if one is available, or elsewhere.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Nov 2008)

Helen Southworth: Friday is world diabetes day, and next week schoolchildren with diabetes will come to Parliament to seek our support. Will the Prime Minister ensure that they get every bit of help that they need at school to manage their diabetes effectively so that they can take up every opportunity that education offers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Food Labelling (Nutrition and Health) (4 Nov 2008)

Helen Southworth: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require simple, uniform nutritional labelling on the front of packaged foods; and for connected purposes. In our busy lives, even with the huge improvements to the labelling of packaged food since I first tabled a food labelling Bill four years ago, we often shop in a hurry. We do not have time to stop and study labels in detail, or we...


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