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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...

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

Lilian Greenwood: I hope the Minister addresses the issues around PSOs in his closing remarks. The analysis supporting the decision is extensive; what is lacking is a fair and transparent representation of the information in the NPS to the House. For example, the Committee’s scrutiny revealed that the Department’s methods of presentation hid compelling noise modelling showing that more than 300,000...

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

Lilian Greenwood: The Secretary of State has clarified that issue. I simply want to ensure that Members have the full range of information in front of them before they vote this evening. There are many instances where the assumptions underpinning the analysis misrepresented what was likely to occur in practice. For example, the Department has assumed that all the capacity will be filled within two years of an...

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

Lilian Greenwood: I confirm that that is the Secretary of State’s view, and I will come on to my concerns about that approach in due course. On protections for communities, we recommended that compensation be independently assessed and reviewed once the full impacts were known. The Government did not accept this recommendation. On protection for passengers, we recommended a condition of approval in the...

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

Lilian Greenwood: No. I am conscious of time. The Committee did not make a specific recommendation on carbon emissions, but the NPS scheme must be compatible with our climate change obligations. As others have already said, this remains very uncertain. The Government have told us that our recommendations will be dealt with during the development consent order process, in consultation with communities and other...


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