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Results 1–20 of 1000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Mark Tami

UK Fisheries — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (12 Feb 2020)

Mark Tami: The hon. Lady mentioned the app. A number of fishermen have told me that it is difficult to use: certain species are difficult to record on it and, in some cases, it does not seem to work at all. I think it was given a one-star rating on Google for its effectiveness. Does she think that needs to be looked at?

Historical Stillbirth Burials and Cremations (6 Feb 2020)

Mark Tami: We all agree that the woman, and indeed the whole family, should receive that psychological support if they need it, but just saying it does not mean that this help is getting to the people it should be reaching. In many cases, people find it almost impossible to get that support.

NHS Funding Bill: Funding Settlement for the health service in England (4 Feb 2020)

Mark Tami: I have never been a member of the Procedure Committee. The Countess of Chester, which is a foundation hospital, has trustees who are elected from Wales. They are elected and can take part in decision making, but as an elected representative in this place, I cannot, apparently.

NHS Funding Bill: Funding Settlement for the health service in England (4 Feb 2020)

Mark Tami: Is not that the key point? Young people’s experience of CAMHS on the ground is that they just cannot get an appointment. Rather than being seen in the early stages, as they should be, they often get seen only when they have become suicidal or have tried to commit suicide. That is the wrong way round.

NHS Funding Bill: Funding Settlement for the health service in England (4 Feb 2020)

Mark Tami: My hon. Friend will agree on the importance of the Countess of Chester Hospital to his area and mine. It is quite a unique hospital, in that it was built to serve the people of Deeside in north Wales as well as Chester and the surrounding area, so is it not strange that, although many in my area rely on it, I will not be allowed to vote on the Bill today?

Policing and Crime (29 Jan 2020)

Mark Tami: My hon. Friend mentioned back-room staff, who provide vital support to the frontline. Does she agree that, when those back-room staff were lost, frontline staff had to go back and do some of those jobs?

High Speed 1: Rolling Stock: Economy and Society: Contribution of Music (21 Jan 2020)

Mark Tami: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is important that we protect the music venues we still have? There are still far too many of them closing. Let me mention the Tivoli in Buckley, which is famous, particularly for a sad old punk like me who has seen bands such as Stiff Little Fingers and Public Image Ltd there. It is good that we can still go and see such bands, but venues of that type are...

Wales: North Wales Growth Deal (15 Jan 2020)

Mark Tami: I welcome the Minister to his place. I hope he lasts longer than his predecessors, and that I can meet him more than once about the north Wales growth deal—more than I did any of his predecessors. May I ask him for more money, because the money on offer is not enough? I also ask for a strategic growth deal, not a series of pet projects across north Wales.

Women’S Mental Health (3 Oct 2019)

Mark Tami: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that social media companies that hide behind the claim that they are just platforms and are not responsible for the content need to take a serious look at themselves?

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (2 Oct 2019)

Mark Tami: The Minister talks about going forward, which is great, but we must go back too. We cannot leave behind the people who have been sold a pup. People tell us how they were advised to use Taylor Wimpey’s own lawyers and how it was never pointed out to them that the properties were leasehold. Even now, some people do not realise that they have a leasehold property.

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (2 Oct 2019)

Mark Tami: My area has quite a few new leasehold housing estates, some of which have now been there for a number of years. The residents are being hit with a double whammy. They have all the costs associated with leasehold and they also have service management fees, which are absolutely enormous and growing. More and more people are reporting to me that they cannot sell their properties because they get...

Domestic Abuse Bill (2 Oct 2019)

Mark Tami: Does the right hon. Lady agree that the other thing police do so often is to look at each incident as an individual incident, rather than looking for a pattern of behaviour?

Domestic Abuse Bill (2 Oct 2019)

Mark Tami: My hon. Friend will be aware of the vital work that the Domestic Abuse Safety Unit in Shotton has been doing for many years. I have been there and have heard harrowing stories. To echo her point, so many people say that they have put up with this sort of behaviour for five, 10 or 20 years when asked, “How long had this gone on before you reached this stage?” We need to ensure that these...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill: The Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body (19 Jun 2019)

Mark Tami: Many of the skills that we will need are currently very limited, whether those of stonemasons or people who can work on the thousands of windows in this place. We need to train those people, because those skills are not readily available. We will be importing those skills if we do not train people.

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill: Examination by the Comptroller and Auditor General (19 Jun 2019)

Mark Tami: I am pleased to hear that the Minister will look at this proposal in the other place. All amendment 6 asks for is an annual report to see how we are doing at spreading the work around. Hopefully, we will do very well, but I think we need a report to see whether the work is being spread around or is still stuck in the south-east.

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill: Examination by the Comptroller and Auditor General (19 Jun 2019)

Mark Tami: On the basis of what the Minister has said, I will withdraw new clause 1. However, we will keep the matter under review, because the project involves very large sums of money, as a number of Members have made clear. I welcome what the Minister said about amendment 6. We will certainly return to it in the other place. I am delighted that amendments 7, 8 and 9 will be supported by the...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill: Examination by the Comptroller and Auditor General (19 Jun 2019)

Mark Tami: Before my hon. Friend moves on from procurement, the other point, particularly for smaller companies, is that the actual cost must be kept to a minimum. If it costs about £10,000 to enter the process, small companies will not risk that sum of money, because it means a lot to them, whereas it means nothing to big companies.

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill: Examination by the Comptroller and Auditor General (19 Jun 2019)

Mark Tami: The intention is to avoid a cliff edge, because we could lose their experience at a crucial time. That is why it was felt that we really need those people to carry on and then have a system where they are subject to elections and are replaced. We did not want to have a cliff edge at the start of the project.

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill: Examination by the Comptroller and Auditor General (19 Jun 2019)

Mark Tami: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that our ignoring the need for this work and putting it off for 70 or 100 years has led to the loss of important stonework and so forth? It has been allowed to go to rack and ruin.


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