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Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Permitted development: use clauses and demolition of drinking establishments (13 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Permitted development: use clauses and demolition of drinking establishments (13 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: I will speak to new clause 9, tabled by the hon. Member for Leeds North West (Greg Mulholland), because I have added my name to it. It would require the demolition or change of use of pubs to be subject to planning permission. That seems very sensible. It is something that I feel very strongly about. As a shadow Minister, I was at the forefront of the fight against the changes to permitted...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Permitted development: use clauses and demolition of drinking establishments (13 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: If the right hon. Gentleman will forgive me, I will not, as I am very short of time. I might a bit later, once I have made a bit of progress. I also want to speak to new clause 11, on the need for the viability assessments to be transparent to the public. Labour has consistently raised this issue, and we continue to believe it is of huge importance. If the public are to accept development in...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Guidance on clustering of betting offices and pay day loan shops (13 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: Given the lateness of the hour, even though we have a number of amendments in this group, I will speak only to amendments 7 and 8, and to confirm our support for a few others. Amendment 7 would allow the full recovery of costs by local authorities for assisting with the development of a neighbourhood plan. We know that planning departments are massively under-resourced and that they are...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Compensation for temporary severance of land after vesting declaration (13 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: New clause 3 calls for a comprehensive review of the entire compulsory purchase order process. There was clear consensus among the witnesses at the Public Bill Committee evidence sessions that the current CPO system is not fit for purpose. It is convoluted and puts people off using it, which in turn has a negative impact on the delivery of development. Colin Cottage of the Compulsory Purchase...

Social Care Funding (12 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: I have heard nothing from the Minister to demonstrate that he understands the severity of the situation facing social care. Last week, the Local Government Association met a cross-party of group of MPs. It said that local government needs £1.3 billion to stabilise social care, and pointed out that that money cannot be raised by a council tax increase, especially because that raises the...

Durham County Cricket Club — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (1 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: It is really helpful to have on record the money going into grassroots cricket, but one of the points that we have been trying to make this afternoon is that inspiring young people to get involved in cricket and building up local cricket grounds partially depends on having a cricket club in Durham that is able to host international test matches. It is a way of bringing world-class cricket to...

Durham County Cricket Club — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (1 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: May I say what a pleasure it is to serve under your chairmanship again, Sir David. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for North Durham (Mr Jones) for securing the debate. I am not sure that I will be able to continue with the detailed forensic analysis, but I will do my best. I got to know about this issue, as we all did, from our local press in the north-east and from the volume of emails...

Durham County Cricket Club — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (1 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: My hon. Friend makes an excellent point. I will talk later about the letter I have written to the ECB and the response I received. What is most interesting about the letter is what is not in it, rather than what is. The money owed to the ECB is not mentioned. Currently, there is an offer of support—£3.8 million of financial aid—that is tied to restructuring, but it is also,...

Durham County Cricket Club — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (1 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: My hon. Friend again makes an excellent point. That is what it feels like, but this is about the hugely damaging nature of the penalties for the future. The penalties will prevent the club from easily getting back to the first division or getting into a position of financial viability. That is the underlying worry that we all have. As the team will no longer be in the top division, it will...

Durham County Cricket Club — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (1 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: Absolutely. We need to have far more information in the public domain, particularly on how the decision was made. Tom Harrison concludes: “We understand that these conditions are difficult for the club”. What an understatement. The ECB has plunged the club into a really difficult, if not impossible, situation, and all he talks about is the ECB’s hope that restructuring will...

Durham County Cricket Club — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (1 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: My hon. Friend is making a really strong case. Does he agree that the test matches, in particular, have made good days out for families in Durham, and have introduced a lot of young people and children to that standard of cricket, which is very much to be applauded?

State Pension Age: Women (30 Nov 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: I thank SNP Members for bringing forward this debate, and I pay tribute to the WASPI women and their supporters up and down the country for their tireless campaigning on this important issue in the face of an obstinate Government who refuse to listen to their very rational arguments about the need for better transitional protection and arrangements for this group of women. Most of all, I want...

State Pension Age: Women (30 Nov 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: Absolutely, and that was the point that was being raised. It concerned the way in which the changes were being implemented and the lack of proper transitional arrangements, rather than the equalisation issue itself. I am pleased that Labour Front Benchers have come forward with an answer, or a partial answer, to the problems highlighted by the WASPI campaign. I am pleased that they have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Local Authority Planning Departments (28 Nov 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: The Minister will know that, due to Government cuts, spending on planning in local authorities has fallen by a massive £1 billion since 2010. We have heard warm words from the Government this afternoon about plugging the huge funding gap, particularly in relation to allowing fees to rise, but will he tell us what more he plans to do to resource planning departments properly, so that they...

Clinical Commissioning: North Durham (23 Nov 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: Will the Minister focus on this specific referral system, under which, we understand, all referrals to specialists from GP practices in the CCG area are subject to private company screening and there is also a target to send back at least 50% of all referrals made?

Clinical Commissioning: North Durham (23 Nov 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: The only information that North Tyneside CCG has put into the public domain is how much money it has saved through this system. It has not made an assessment of clinical outcomes for patients at all.

Clinical Commissioning: North Durham (23 Nov 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: I beg to move, That this House has considered changes in clinical commissioning group commissioning practices for GP referrals in North Durham. I asked for this debate as a result of a development that affects many in my constituency and other constituencies covered by the North Durham clinical commissioning group. I was made aware of it not by the clinical commissioning group but by...

Clinical Commissioning: North Durham (23 Nov 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: My hon. Friend makes an excellent point. Indeed, I was shocked and surprised. In fact, when “BBC Look North” presented me with the information, my immediate reaction was of huge concern for my constituents. I did an interview for “BBC Look North” and was then contacted by other news outlets. As a result of those interviews, I was contacted by many of my constituents,...

Exiting the EU: Higher Education — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (23 Nov 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I, too, want to start by thanking my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing Central and Acton (Dr Huq) for calling this extremely important debate. I think we would all agree that higher education and research must be at the forefront of the Government’s mind as they start to make preparations for leaving the EU. The HE sector...


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