Results 1–20 of 1688 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

Shale Gas Exploration: Planning Permission (12 Sep 2018)

Tim Farron: Will the Minister give way on that point?

Tenant Fees Bill: Prohibitions applying to landlords (5 Sep 2018)

Tim Farron: The hon. Gentleman makes a good point. Does he agree with the observation, which has also been made by bodies such as Shelter, that an impact of high deposits is increased homelessness? Homelessness has tripled in my area of the south lakes in the past year, despite our building more council houses. A six-week limit would mean an average deposit of £1,100, which would make a rental...

Govia Thameslink Franchise (18 Jul 2018)

Tim Farron: My constituents stand in strong solidarity with, and have great sympathy for, the passengers of Govia Thameslink. Will the Minister make a statement on Arriva Northern Rail’s now tedious and predictable ongoing failure to serve Cumbria, in particular? Having cancelled every single train in June, four days ago Arriva Northern cancelled 33 trains on the Furness, lakes and coastal lines on...

Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and the Consultation (17 Jul 2018)

Tim Farron: I rise to present a petition on behalf of 76 of my constituents on the issue of home education, draft guidance and the attendant consultation. The petition states: The petition of residents of Westmorland and Lonsdale, Declare that the ‘Home Education - Call for Evidence and revised DfE guidance’ has been written following significant consultation with local authorities and no...

Homelessness among Refugees — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Tim Farron: The hon. Lady is making some excellent points. Does she accept—I am sure she does—that a contributory factor to refugees being in severe hardship once they have been awarded status is that they are not permitted to work during the time that they are here? Would it not be better, not just for them and their families, but for the country, if they were able to potentially build up...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: British Citizenship Fees: Children (16 Jul 2018)

Tim Farron: What assessment he has made of trends in the level of fees his Department charges for registering children as British citizens.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: British Citizenship Fees: Children (16 Jul 2018)

Tim Farron: The Home Office charges more than £1,000 for children—including children who were born here and those who moved in infancy—to register as British citizens. Is this not profiteering at the expense of young people who seek to pledge their future to Britain? Is this not another Windrush scandal in the making, with people not getting the documents now that officials will rely on...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Tim Farron: We are having a slight let-off from the hot weather, but it strikes me that we have become a bit of a cliché with our similarities to a Mediterranean country over the past few weeks. We have had incredible weather, we are good at football and we have chaotic politics. In the chaos of the past 48 hours, many things have been revealed, not least the fact that the now former Secretary of...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Tim Farron: I will tell the hon. Gentleman what we did. Among other things, we forced the Tories to implement benefit rises of 5%, and we ensured that we raised the income tax threshold to lift more than a million people out of poverty. It is much easier to be on the Opposition Benches than the Government Benches, but I am rightly proud of the five years that the Liberal Democrats spent in government,...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Tim Farron: If the hon. Gentleman is going to read out questions from the Whips Office, he should at least read them out properly. We will come to what it might look like in a moment or two, but there are bigger things on the plate. I am quite sure the Government’s assumption is that Friday’s Chequers deal will be unacceptable to Brussels, and they therefore proposed it because it makes it...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Tim Farron: My right hon. Friend will of course remember that the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) proposed exactly the same course of action whereby one could have an initial referendum and another that confirmed it later on. Does he agree with the right hon. Gentleman?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders: Help to Find Employment (10 Jul 2018)

Tim Farron: Eighteen months ago, a constituent of mine who had left prison just before Christmas and been through perfunctory training and employment introductions found himself out of prison and living on the street within 36 hours. Before the new year came round, he had committed another offence and been given another 12 months in prison. Will the Secretary of State commit to making sure that packages...

Leaving the Eu: Upland Farming (26 Jun 2018)

Tim Farron: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. I congratulate and thank the hon. Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (Jonathan Edwards). Hill farming is of colossal importance to the United Kingdom it brings the public benefits of biodiversity and flood prevention, and economic benefits. In my constituency we have the Lake District national park, the Yorkshire Dales...

Phenylketonuria: Treatment and Support — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Tim Farron: I congratulate the hon. Lady on this important debate. She makes a hugely important point about the licensing of Kuvan. The European Medicines Agency licensed the drug in 2008, and 10 years on we have buck-passing between the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England. It is deeply concerning. I am representing two children...

Rail Services: Cumbria (20 Jun 2018)

Tim Farron: The Minister says that Transport for the North and the Department for Transport share the franchise. Can he clarify that the Department was asked for and granted permission to extend the suspension of services on the Lakes line?

Rail Services: Cumbria (20 Jun 2018)

Tim Farron: To press the Minister on that point, I spoke to Mark Carne a couple of weeks ago and he said he would look again at electrification of the Lakes line. Admittedly, that was before I criticised his award of a CBE, but I hope that he does not take that personally. I would be grateful if the Minister paid serious attention to the possibility of reopening that case, given the evidence I put...

Rail Services: Cumbria (20 Jun 2018)

Tim Farron: I beg to move, That this House has considered the future of rail services in Cumbria. It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Dame Cheryl. I will try to make my speech a little shorter than it would have been, to allow time for the hon. Member for Barrow and Furness (John Woodcock), who shares my deep concerns on this issue. The Lakes line, between Oxenholme and Windermere in my...

Rail Services: Cumbria (20 Jun 2018)

Tim Farron: I completely agree with everything that the hon. Lady has said. It feels to me very much as though all the lines in Cumbria are afterthoughts for Northern, given its huge empire. Many of the staffing problems would have been completely foreseeable and predictable by competent management who were planning for the future and had Cumbria’s interests at heart, so the hon. Lady is...

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport (19 Jun 2018)

Tim Farron: The Secretary of State will be aware that for two weeks in my constituency, there were no services at all along the Lake district—the service into Britain’s second biggest visitor destination. It took a heritage charter train to provide any service over the past few days, and I very much thank all those who were involved in making that happen. Does he agree that this is perhaps a...

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport (19 Jun 2018)

Tim Farron: rose—

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