Stephen Lloyd: All of us in this Chamber, across all parties, respect those who are willing to put their life on the line for our nation. I had a meeting a week or so ago with a homeless former veteran who had come down from the north of England to Eastbourne. Clearly, this man had served our country for many, many years and, sadly, he also had mental health issues. My office and I are trying to support him...
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Stephen Lloyd: Thank you, Mr Speaker. An elderly couple in my constituency, Mr and Mrs Fitzgerald, are about to lose their home. They have an interest-only mortgage with Santander, which does not allow mortgages for people over 75, although the Nationwide allows them for people up to 85. Will the Minister help me to persuade Santander so that Mr and Mrs Fitzgerald do not lose their home in the coming weeks?
Stephen Lloyd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to require banks to inform customers at the expiration of a finance deal the best interest rates available through any bank.
Stephen Lloyd: I welcome the Secretary of State’s important statement. According to the Metropolitan police, the Grenfell fire was, as we all know, caused by a faulty electrical appliance. Rates for electrical product recalls currently sit at around only 20%, leaving millions of potentially dangerous appliances in homes nationwide. What are the Government doing to implement product recall as a matter of...
Stephen Lloyd: I thank the hon. Gentleman for securing this important debate. The Times, which is not known for its hyperbole, stated recently in an editorial: “All politics is local, and local government is going bust”. Does he agree that the Government are culpable and must take responsibility for their funding decisions, and that it is down to them to stop local government going bust?
Stephen Lloyd: What the timetable is for the implementation of the faecal immunochemical test for bowel cancer screening.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to place a statutory duty on care homes to install fire sprinklers.
Stephen Lloyd: Bowel cancer remains a major killer in the UK. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recognises the new FIT—faecal immunochemical test—to be a far more effective bowel screening process, but there remains a lack of clarity about when it is going to be rolled out nationally. Will the Minister provide that clarity today so that people can be saved down the line?
Stephen Lloyd: A few weeks ago I had the privilege of meeting the father of Oliver King and founder of the Oliver King Foundation. His young lad, Oliver, died at school. His father’s ambition is to get a defibrillator in every school, because the work that the foundation has done identified that that would save the lives of many, many hundreds of people. Will the Government commit to supporting a...
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the recruitment targets set out in her Department's paper Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability, what progress she has made on recruiting (a) Community Partners and (b) Disability Employment Advisers.
Stephen Lloyd: Does the hon. Lady agree that although the Conservative party talks about making work pay, it completely demolished that with universal credit through George Osborne’s removal of work allowances, meaning that now work does not pay?
Stephen Lloyd: I thank the Minister for his statement and for the eloquence of his answers, which reflect the view of so many Members: desperate sympathy for the Kurds, who have been fighting Daesh and Islamic jihad for years—frankly, often on our behalf—and the sense of helplessness we all feel about what is happening in Afrin. My question is on the considerable investment, money and humanitarian aid...
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to amend s1.3 of the Children Act 1989 to better define the classification of disability as incapacity to parent.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if officials of his Department will meet patient organisations to ensure the patient voice is heard during the re-negotiation of the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115087 on Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme, whether a decision has been made on the timing of negotiations with industry on the next Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the new faecal immunochemical test will be introduced in April 2018 as planned.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which health body will be responsible for making the final decision on the sensitivity threshold for the faecal immunochemical test when it is introduced into the bowel cancer screening programme due to be implemented in April 2018.
Stephen Lloyd: The hon. Gentleman is making some very powerful points. At a briefing in the other place last week, I learned that, in a lot of the refugee camps near Syria and in other parts of the middle east where there is a war situation, Christians, Sunnis or Shi’as—in other words, people who have a different religious perspective from that of the majority—either pretend to be something they are...
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a decision has been reached on the sensitivity threshold for the faecal immunochemical test when it is introduced into the bowel cancer screening programme due to be implemented in April 2018; and if he will make a statement.