Results 1–20 of 2438 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Ian Lucas

Vauxhall Factory, Ellesmere Port (20 Mar 2018)

Ian Lucas: Will the Minister give way?

Vauxhall Factory, Ellesmere Port (20 Mar 2018)

Ian Lucas: My hon. Friend is making a powerful case. Is that partnership of unions, employers and Government working together not the reason why the UK has been effective in beating off competition from mainland Europe to secure jobs in the past? That is what we need to do in the future.

Cambridge Analytica: Data Privacy (19 Mar 2018)

Ian Lucas: The difficulty is that Facebook holds all the evidence, and we cannot have access to it. We know that Facebook approached probably everyone in this House before the last two general elections, indicating that it wanted to help us to win our seats. Will the Secretary of State join those of us who are very concerned about this issue and ask Facebook to come clean about all the information that...

Leveson Inquiry (1 Mar 2018)

Ian Lucas: Will the Secretary of State agree to meet the Dowler family, Christopher Jefferies and the McCanns to explain to them why this Conservative Government are breaking the promise given by a Conservative Prime Minister?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (1 Mar 2018)

Ian Lucas: The Secretary of State will be aware that no money was spent in control period 5 on supporting enhancements to the rail infrastructure in north Wales. Having seen the unanimity in north Wales and in north-west England on Monday this week, does he not accept that our time has come for cross-border rail investment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: Welsh Economy (31 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: How will the Secretary of State guarantee that integrated supply chains with the EU will be preserved when Britain leaves the European Union?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Disposable Plastic Packaging (25 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: When I was doing my family shopping at Asda in Wrexham last weekend, I noticed the appalling amount of plastic packaging on meat products, which seems to be in place for the ease of the supermarkets rather than that of their customers. Will the Secretary of State please raise the issue of packaging with the supermarkets?

Carillion and Public Sector Outsourcing (24 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: It is a real pleasure to see you back in your rightful place, Mr Deputy Speaker. The reaction of many of us to the demise of Carillion was, “Here we go again!” We have seen once more the very heavy cost of privatising profit and socialising risk. The buck stops with the British taxpayer, who will once more have to bear the cost of the failure of our current economic model. The...

Sky/Fox Update (23 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: In his statement, the Secretary of State said that he will consider “all the evidence carefully” in his quasi-judicial role. How is it possible for him to consider all the evidence unless he goes forward with Leveson 2—thereby honouring the promise given by a Conservative Prime Minister—and hears the evidence that remains unheard so that he can properly judge the...

NHS Blood Cancer Care: Drug Consumption Rooms (17 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: Like my hon. Friend the Member for Easington (Grahame Morris), I think the evidence is important. I am confused about the position in Scotland, where criminal justice is devolved. The hon. Gentleman referred to devolution, so will he clarify why the UK Parliament needs to take that step? I am genuinely interested.

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: I thank the Minister for her response. The first step I would like to see is for the Government to begin collecting the information from local authorities on the real impact of the closure of the fund on individuals within each local authority area in England, so that we are informed about that situation and can hopefully put at rest the minds of those individuals who face the closure of the...

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: The Minister said that funding to individuals has been maintained. How does she know that when she does not keep records of the amounts paid by local authorities to individual recipients?

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: I very much take the hon. Lady’s point. Is that not made worse by the fact that budgets are broadly decreasing at the same time? Local government bodies have the unenviable task of somehow maintaining funding to individuals at a time when their income is falling.

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: Can the hon. Lady tell me whether the Scottish fund is open to new applicants?

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: I beg to move, That this House has considered changes to the Independent Living Fund. It is a real pleasure to have you chair the debate this afternoon, Mrs Main, on the extremely important subject of the independent living fund. The subject is perhaps not discussed as much as it ought to be. It is a very complex area, relating to a fund where there have been profound changes in recent years,...

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: My hon. Friend and her constituent eloquently set out the importance of the fund. It gives freedom to individuals in receipt of funds to carry out what they want to do in their lives and to contribute broadly to their community. The fund stayed open to new applicants until 2010 and was then closed. It operated across the UK until June 2015, when it was formally closed. Funding was devolved to...

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: What it did was create a situation that was not sustainable in the long term. Clearly, individuals who ought to have been entitled to support from the fund were not able to access it simply because of when they were applying. So we needed to put in place a different set of circumstances after 2010. This is a difficult issue, particularly in cash-straitened times. For that reason, the can was...

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Ian Lucas: That is absolutely the case. I will be pointing out that that is exactly what has happened in some cases.

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