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Work and Pensions: Food Banks (11 May 2020)

Derek Twigg: [Inaudible.] In my constituency, the jobcentre is not referring people to the Widnes food bank. It is important that the Minister intervenes and ensures that referrals do take place so that the people who need help get it quickly.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Lung Cancer: Screening (2 Mar 2020)

Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to introduce a national screening programme for lung cancer, including using a blood test.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Senior Coroner at the Southport office plans to make a decision on reopening the investigation into the death of Laura Higginson; and whether a Middleton type inquest will be part of that consideration.

Leaseholders and Cladding (12 Feb 2020)

Derek Twigg: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn) on securing this debate and on his excellent speech. I do not intend to go over the points he made, but I want to bring some details to the attention of the Minister and describe how the issue affects my constituents, because not only cities are affected; towns such as Runcorn in my constituency are also affected....

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Climate Change (4 Feb 2020)

Derek Twigg: What evidence does the Minister have that the Government’s diplomacy is having an impact on the biggest polluters, such as China and United States, in that those countries are prepared to do something more than they are doing now?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism Industry (16 Jan 2020)

Derek Twigg: Many of our northern towns have great tourist attractions, such as Norton priory in Runcorn and the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes. What is the Minister doing to ensure there is more focus on getting tourism into our northern towns, not just concentrating on cities?

Middle East: Security (7 Jan 2020)

Derek Twigg: I welcome the steps that the Secretary of State has outlined to de-escalate tensions, but if those were to fail and Iran were to retaliate with an attack that resulted in the deaths of British service personnel and civilians, what would be our response?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions (1 Oct 2019)

Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Question 287463 tabled on 5 September 2019 by the hon. Member for Halton.

Business of the House (18 Jul 2019)

Derek Twigg: The Sankey canal, first opened in 1757, is an important green corridor and is used by a boat club in my constituency. It is in danger of drying out because the Fiddler’s Ferry power station, which supplies its water, is due to close next year. May we have an urgent statement or a debate involving the Environment Secretary to discuss what the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation: Standards (8 Apr 2019)

Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve case supervision as a result of the HM Inspectorate of Probation inspection of Cheshire and Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company report published in April 2019.

Further Education Funding — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (2 Apr 2019)

Derek Twigg: I am fortunate to have a good college, Riverside College, in my constituency. However, one thing that concerns me about the cuts and the impact of the funding problems with colleges is that adult education, which my hon. Friend just touched on, is a second chance for many people who may not have done well at school. They have another opportunity through further education to do better. We need...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Persecution of Christians Overseas (2 Apr 2019)

Derek Twigg: Christians are some of the most persecuted in the world, and clearly we have to do more to help. I welcome what the Foreign Secretary has said about the work that he has commissioned. Are Christian women not often doubly persecuted, for both their religion and their gender? That needs looking at very closely as well; there needs to be more work around the world with Governments to tackle that...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Staff (1 Apr 2019)

Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether health professionals and other experts in the health sector outside of the appointed national workforce group will be consulted and able to feed into the forthcoming workforce implementation plan.

Written Answers — Home Office: Crime: Retail Trade (1 Apr 2019)

Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of Association of Convenience Stores Crime Report 2019 findings that (a) the total cost of crime for the convenience sector was £246 million, (b) there were 9,782 incidents of violence against people working in local shops and (c) that convenience retailers had invested...

Supporting Disabled People to Work (28 Mar 2019)

Derek Twigg: The report says that people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities fare worse than the rest. A number of parents in my constituency who have young people with learning difficulties in adult education find it very difficult and are in despair that their children are not going to find work. What more can the Government do to ensure that efforts are particularly focused on...

Health and Social Care: Access to GPs (26 Mar 2019)

Derek Twigg: But what is the Secretary of State doing about retaining GPs? This is a real problem, and we have seen more and more GPs taking early retirement in recent years. What is he doing specifically to support retention?

Backbench Business - Services for People with Autismbackbench Business (21 Mar 2019)

Derek Twigg: The excellent speech mentioned the Government’s strategy. A perennial problem—it crops up all the time in my constituency—is the speed of diagnosis. The fact is that so many children with autism simply do not get an education. Surely the strategy must try to address that in a much better way than it has in the past.

Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (21 Mar 2019)

Derek Twigg: I congratulate my hon. Friend and the Select Committee on an excellent report. Like many other colleagues here today, I have many constituents who are affected by this terrible scandal. The Committee rightly addresses how people can get redress and compensation. Clearly, there is still a lot of uncertainty. For those who have already been hit, how they get redress and compensation is a big...

Business of the House (21 Mar 2019)

Derek Twigg: May we have an urgent debate in Government time on the continuing problem regarding the awarding of personal independence payments to people who are disabled or who have long-term health conditions? I have experienced some appalling decisions in recent weeks in my constituency. The Government have promised to try to get a grip on this, but they still have not. May I have an urgent debate on...

Speaker’S Statement: Business of the House (21 Feb 2019)

Derek Twigg: Will the Leader of the House make time for a debate on antisocial behaviour, so that we can discuss the need for more support and help for police and local authorities to deal with and prevent such behaviour? That problem has recently caused difficulties in my constituency, including some serious incidents.

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