Results 1–20 of 1518 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Tim Farron

Health and Social Care: Children and Young People: Mental Health (6 Feb 2018)

Tim Farron: Specialist mental health crisis care for young people in south Cumbria is available only between the hours of 9 and 5 from Monday to Friday. Does the Secretary of State agree that in the light of the Care Quality Commission’s recent damning report of the partnership trust, that is not acceptable? Will he join me in asking the Morecambe Bay CCG to ensure that there is out-of-hours and...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (30 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: I will see what I can do. The universal service obligation for superfast broadband will be good news for businesses across the country, but the fact that the announcement has been made with no date makes it counterproductive, as that is slowing down broadband. Will the Government announce a date and say that registration can start immediately?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Insurance (25 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: Many in Cumbria who suffered flooding were affected by surface water flooding. Although the Environment Agency’s flood defences must meet a once in 100-year standard, the water companies are obliged to meet only a once in 50-year standard. What plans does the Minister have to ensure that the water companies are held to the higher standard so that homes and businesses are not put at risk...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: When we are talking about the dignity of people seeking asylum, is it worth considering, and will the Government consider looking again at, the current rules denying asylum seekers in this country the right and the ability to work during the year, or perhaps even longer, when they are seeking asylum? Would that not save the taxpayer a lot of money and put an end to much of the...

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: The hon. Lady mentioned proton beam therapy, which is a wonderful treatment. We are grateful for the investment of more than one Government, which has ensured that it is coming to Manchester and London. She also talked about upgrading existing equipment, which is a reminder that 80% of commonly occurring cancers will still be treated by linear accelerators, albeit regularly upgraded....

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: I beg to move, That this House has considered patient travel times for cancer treatment. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Christopher. I should also like to consider satellite radiotherapies at Westmorland General Hospital. Almost every story that I have heard or read in recent times about the national health service has been negative. I understand why, given the...

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising those issues and his own personal experiences. As I will come to in a moment, the issues affecting children and young people are even greater. I am very happy to pay tribute to the work and provision of CLIC Sargent and, in particular, to recognise the impact on people with cancer who have young children themselves. Maintaining an income and...

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: I very much acknowledge the hon. Gentleman’s powerful point. In general, it is important that none of us are misunderstood here: centres of excellence are incredibly important; nevertheless access to treatment is also important. Where we are at the moment means that we are looking at the former to the exclusion of the latter, when both could be considered.

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: I would like to thank the hon. Gentleman’s wife for her work, but also to say that he is absolutely right. There are great models, including from the Christie in Manchester, where they already operate satellite services. Arguing for rural or any form of standalone cancer services is foolish and is not what I am asking for. I am asking for satellites of existing, established,...

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: I am very happy to acknowledge the work of local charities in my area. The Rosemere Cancer Foundation and South Lakes CancerCare do immensely good work, just like the charities in the hon. Gentleman’s constituency. For some people living in the remotest areas of my part of the world—in south Cumbria—who are eligible for hospital-provided pick-ups, a round trip to access...

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: Yes, I fully agree. That is why the NHS England consultation is the right time to set criteria. If we all say, “We’d rather like it if these issues are addressed,” nothing will happen, but if they are set as firm criteria and priorities as a consequence of the consultation, something should happen. The hon. Gentleman was right to raise that point. Requiring NHS trusts to...

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: All the points that the hon. Lady makes are absolutely right and relevant to those of us who are here today—especially so, given the nature of her county. Our community in south Cumbria remains proud that we won part one of our fight for a cancer centre. When we launched our campaign in 2009, it was for chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In 2011, we cut the ribbon on the Grizedale...

Petition - Urgent Treatment Centre, Westmorland General Hospital (20 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: I rise to present a petition calling for an urgent treatment centre at the Westmorland General Hospital. There are 2,500 petitioners. The petition states: The petition of residents of the United Kingdom, Declares that many people in South Lakes have to endure long journeys to the Accident and Emergency units at Royal Lancaster Infirmary in Lancaster and Furness General Hospital in Barrow as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: Thank you, Mr Speaker—[Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: Thank you for your characteristic greeting, Mr Speaker. I wish everyone a merry Christmas, especially the hon. Member for Sefton Central (Bill Esterson). The Prime Minister will be aware that NHS England has extended the deadline for its consultation on the allocation of radiotherapy services into the new year. Will she therefore take this opportunity to ensure that one of the criteria is...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: I commend the hon. Gentleman for all the remarks that he has just made. I, too, have visited many camps and spoken to unaccompanied child refugees. Does he agree that the case he is making serves as a reminder that our acting honourably and decently, as a country and a continent, does not constitute a pull factor—we are simply responding to the push factor of the appalling circumstances...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: The hon. Gentleman is making some excellent points, and I would like to back him up on them. Would it be worth reflecting on the fact that, rightly or wrongly, being in the European Union means that we make some colossal policy assumptions? On environmental matters, one of those assumptions is that it is right that we invest public money in farming to make sure that we protect our...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Abattoirs (7 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: What steps he is taking to ensure the availability of vets for abattoirs after the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Abattoirs (7 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: I appreciate the Secretary of State’s reply. Britain leads the world in both food hygiene and animal welfare, but that is now at risk. The British Veterinary Association reckons that 95% of the vets in our abattoirs are from the EU, and that many of them are leaving. Will the Secretary of State release the impact assessment that I am certain he will have carried out, and will he tell us...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Tim Farron: The right hon. Gentleman makes an incredibly important point about sheep farming and exports. Does he acknowledge that 40% of British sheep products are exported, with 90% of that going into the single market? We face a 52% tariff on those products under World Trade Organisation rules.


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