Results 81–100 of 13686 for speaker:Rosie Winterton

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Transport Modal Integration (23 Feb 2017)

Rosie Winterton: Is the Minister aware that a 21% cut, on top of existing cuts, to the mode shift revenue support grant will have a devastating effect on the rail freight sector in the north of England and could lead overall to up to 190,000 extra lorry journeys every year? Surely this is taking things in absolutely the wrong direction. Will he undertake to reverse the cuts?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

Rosie Winterton: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Roger. I add my support to new clauses 163 and 193, tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North (Catherine McKinnell) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Liam Byrne). My hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North made an excellent speech about why the Government should accept...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Mental Health: Children and Young People (7 Feb 2017)

Rosie Winterton: Will the Green Paper look at the role that educational psychologists could play not only in providing support and assistance to young people with mental health problems but in preventive work? Cuts in local authority budgets have meant that the service has become quite fragmented, but there are practical ways in which it could be improved to help young people with mental health problems.

Informal European Council: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) (6 Feb 2017)

Rosie Winterton: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Secretary of State for Brexit said there would be some kind of meeting in York, where the Government would bring together representatives of the regions. That was some time ago, and since then we have heard nothing about it. That would fit in completely with her idea of a national convention, so it would be helpful if the Minister put some flesh on the bones...

Informal European Council: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) (6 Feb 2017)

Rosie Winterton: Does my hon. Friend agree that it would be very appropriate if the Minister tonight confirmed that the Government are not going to leave the European convention on human rights and the Council of Europe, because there are strong feelings on both sides of the House about that and about leaving our place in the world somewhat exposed? It is important that the Minister gives an undertaking on...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (6 Feb 2017)

Rosie Winterton: Is the Secretary of State aware that the university technical college bid in Doncaster is vital to improving skills and increasing apprenticeships? Will she, without delay, give the college the go-ahead, or meet the local chamber of commerce and local authority to explain the delay?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Rosie Winterton: I am rather nervous about following that extraordinary double-act. The debate has shown once again how important it is for Parliament to scrutinise properly the Government’s approach and actions in respect of leaving the European Union. It has made the Government’s attempts to thwart that scrutiny through the Supreme Court look even more ludicrous. I want to make four points....

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Self-employment (31 Jan 2017)

Rosie Winterton: In order to grow the businesses of the self-employed, they need access to good-quality training. When I met the Doncaster YMCA and its apprentices last week, an issue was raised about clarity regarding funding during the transitional arrangements for the Skills Funding Agency going to the Department for Education. Will the Minister take an urgent look at this?

Changes in Us Immigration Policy (30 Jan 2017)

Rosie Winterton: What my right hon. Friend is describing emphasises why it is important that we as a country can contribute to, and serve as members of, organisations such as the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights, otherwise we will lose the ability to join other nations to make exactly the points he is making.

New Partnership with the EU (17 Jan 2017)

Rosie Winterton: The Prime Minister has said we will be leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, but will the Secretary of State, who has been a strong advocate of human rights, confirm that we will not be leaving the European convention on human rights?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Small Businesses (17 Jan 2017)

Rosie Winterton: Small businesses in Doncaster face a worrying skills shortage. Will the Minister support those businesses by impressing on her colleagues in the Department for Education the need for a speedy decision on Doncaster’s university technical college, to give the go-ahead for the money? Will she have a word, please?

NHS and Social Care Funding (11 Jan 2017)

Rosie Winterton: The debate so far has shown the huge level of concern from the public and NHS staff about the crisis in the NHS and social care. The hon. Member for Totnes (Dr Wollaston) reflected some of the views of the Select Committee, but I ask all Government Members to take those concerns seriously and not to dismiss them. All hon. Members must surely be receiving representations from staff and...

NHS and Social Care Funding (11 Jan 2017)

Rosie Winterton: I do not agree with the hon. Gentleman. The four-hour target led to much better diagnoses and much improved provision of the type of treatment that people needed, as well as better interaction with communities. And I want to come on to that point because the Secretary of State has been trying—perhaps the hon. Gentleman is guilty of this as well—to separate the target for A&E...

NHS and Social Care Funding (11 Jan 2017)

Rosie Winterton: I give way to the hon. Lady, who I know has some experience of this.

NHS and Social Care Funding (11 Jan 2017)

Rosie Winterton: It is always important to look at the feedback from clinicians, and I did that as a Health Minister. It started during my time as a Minister, and I remember that we had constantly to consider whether there was a clinical reason for reducing the 95% target. It became clear that some patients needed longer to be assessed owing to their particular condition. In such cases, I could see why the...

Policing and Crime Bill: Duties in relation to Collaboration Agreements (10 Jan 2017)

Rosie Winterton: I wish to say how welcome amendment 135 is. As the Minister said, my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport (Ann Coffey) was particularly aware of the pressures this was placing not just on coroners but on social services. I am also extremely glad that my hon. Friend the Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown) on the Front Bench is, as I understand it, supporting the amendment as well.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Self-employment (9 Jan 2017)

Rosie Winterton: Happy new year, Mr Speaker. Will the Secretary of State ensure that there is much closer co-operation between the single fraud investigation service and local authorities on the prosecution of abuse, including on self-employment status, so that councils can be confident that when they report possible scams, including by employers, they are properly followed up?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Clinical Leadership (20 Dec 2016)

Rosie Winterton: Does the Secretary of State agree that if the board of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust agrees to establish a teaching hospital today, that will enable the trust to train its doctors of tomorrow so that they are more able to move into clinical leadership roles as quickly as possible?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industrial Strategy (13 Dec 2016)

Rosie Winterton: Surely, one of the Secretary of State’s priorities should be the steel industry. Is he aware that Noel Village foundry in Doncaster is being badly affected by reductions in the steel industry supply chain? Will he ask his Department to give urgent advice to the company to see whether anything can be done to prevent it from going into administration, even at this late stage?

Social Care Funding (12 Dec 2016)

Rosie Winterton: I think that the Minister completely missed the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Worsley and Eccles South (Barbara Keeley) from the Front Bench about the unfairness of asking councils to deal with the problem. A 1% rise in council tax in Doncaster raises 21% less than would the same rise in a council in the Prime Minister’s constituency. Does that not mean that the problem...


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