Results 1–20 of 1981 for speaker:Lilian Greenwood

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (24 Jul 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: Last month, a constituent contacted me about the care of her adult son who needed to be admitted to hospital under the Mental Health Act 2007. She was told that no beds were available anywhere in the country. The following day, a bed was identified but when, after three hours’ wait, the ambulance had not arrived, the bed was filled by another patient. Three days later, he was finally...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Funding Allocation (23 Jul 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: Since early 2015, the Government’s troubled families programme has contributed funding to help with early support and preventive support for priority families in Nottingham, which is vital given the high levels of deprivation and the pressures on children’s services in our society. By intervening early, family support workers have helped to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour,...

Govia Thameslink Franchise (18 Jul 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: GTR’s third attempt since May to implement a more robust and reliable timetable has been met with understandable incredulity by those passengers who are still experiencing more cancelled services, more confusion and dangerously overcrowded stations and platforms. How long is the DFT prepared to prolong the ridiculous situation in which the only available option to stabilise things is to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Neuromuscular Disorders: Physiotherapy (16 Jul 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of neuromuscular physiotherapy provision for children and adults at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Quality (12 Jul 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: As the Minister has just acknowledged, diesel road vehicles are one of the primary causes of air pollution. Reducing our reliance on cars would not only reduce harmful emissions but help to tackle climate change, congestion and noise pollution. Those are problems not just in urban areas but in rural areas. Is she aware of the Campaign for National Parks research into making car-free travel to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Disruption: Passenger Compensation (5 Jul 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: The National Audit Office revealed that the Minister’s Department has allowed Govia Thameslink Railway to buy out its liabilities for poor performance through to September 2018. The Public Accounts Committee has concluded that the threat to strip GTR of its franchise is not a credible one. What can he do to protect passengers from a continuation of the current appalling performance...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar (4 Jul 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: Some 181 people live in Khan al-Ahmar, and more than half of them are children. The Minister has acknowledged that the actions of the Israeli Government are contrary to international law, but those actions are also simply cruel. As we have heard, people are being injured by this demolition process. It is a grievous situation. What plans do the Government have to contribute towards...

Persistent Rough Sleeping in Nottingham (2 Jul 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: I want to record that I did not include in my speech reference to a new service in Nottingham, Edwin House, set up by Framework and the Recovery Nottingham Network. It is specifically providing residential detox, but also residential care in a controlled environment for people with a record of substance misuse. Would the Minister like to come and visit the service, which has opened only very...

Persistent Rough Sleeping in Nottingham (2 Jul 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: May I begin by sending my best wishes to the Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the hon. Member for South Derbyshire (Mrs Wheeler), and her husband? I know that the Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the hon. Member for Selby and Ainsty (Nigel Adams), is supporting her at present, and I am sure that he will share the...

Persistent Rough Sleeping in Nottingham (2 Jul 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: The hon. Gentleman is quite right that this is about providing people with not just a home, but the means by which they can sustain themselves in a home. The reasons for the increased numbers are far from a mystery. Crisis cites the impact of welfare reform, rising rents and the housing crisis. People become homeless and sleep rough for many reasons, but the single biggest cause of statutory...

Persistent Rough Sleeping in Nottingham (2 Jul 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: My hon. Friend is quite right to highlight the way in which cuts to our health service and other services are having an impact on the prevalence of rough sleeping. Of the 38 Opportunity Nottingham beneficiaries, 32% had spent at least two weeks in prison since engaging with Opportunity Nottingham, 42% had experienced at least one eviction from accommodation, 42% had been excluded from a...

Persistent Rough Sleeping in Nottingham (2 Jul 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. These issues were preventable and they are preventable. The last Labour Government did a great deal to tackle rough sleeping and it is very disappointing that we find ourselves where we are today. Financial issues obviously loom large in the lives of many rough sleepers. This was found to be particularly true of migrants with no recourse to public funds,...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: Has the Minister not reflected on the views of both the joint report of the Select Committees, which called for that date to be brought forward, and of Lord Deben who this morning talked about the Government’s climate change commitments and called again for that date to be brought forward to 2030. Are the Government not listening to the views that are being expressed?

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: Does my right hon. Friend share my concern that the communities that are most affected by poor air quality tend to be the most deprived communities, often living close to city centres? It may well be those councils that have suffered the greatest reductions in their spending capability, and we face a real danger of widening health inequalities, as well as those funding inequalities.

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish), and I look forward to the speeches by my fellow Select Committee Chairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Wakefield (Mary Creagh) and the hon. Member for Totnes (Dr Wollaston). I am afraid that this is a rather sorry tale of inaction and buck passing. Fault lies not with one party but with successive...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: I thank my hon. Friend. She rightly says that a lot of work has been done in London, yet it still faces a huge challenge on air quality. That is one reason why our Select Committee report on the airports NPS calls for extra safeguards on air quality. Obviously, Parliament did vote for the NPS and the Secretary of State has now designated it, but it is essential he keeps his promises on air...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that that money would be well spent because, if we succeed in getting more people on to their bicycles or walking, it will deliver long-term savings both to physical healthcare and mental healthcare and create better communities?

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: Fast, reliable and affordable transport has the power to make a real difference to people’s lives. That is why I am a passionate believer in the transformative power of improving transport. If Britain is to have any chance of succeeding in a post-Brexit world, improved connectivity, both outside our islands and around them, is key. Among the most pressing of the challenges facing our...


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