Results 1–20 of 1094 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lilian Greenwood

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Baby Loss Awareness Week (10 Oct 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: I pay tribute to the hon. Members and their constituents who have shared their deeply personal stories. It must be very difficult to talk about the loss of a child. We are indebted to all those who have had the courage to talk about their experiences, both this evening and previously. I remember watching the debate last October and being struck by the speech made by my hon. Friend the Member...

Monarch Airlines (9 Oct 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: In 2014, the CAA recognised the fragility of Monarch’s finances and insisted on ATOL protection of flight-only bookings, but that requirement was dropped in December 2016. Monarch’s administrators cite cost pressures and increasingly competitive market conditions as contributing to its collapse. Given that the fall in the value of the pound and the loss of tourism in Egypt and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (9 Oct 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: The all-party parliamentary group on debt and personal finance recently heard compelling evidence about the disproportionate and damaging impact the cap on awards under the Access to Work scheme is having on people who use British sign language as their first language, with deaf people having job offers withdrawn, withdrawing from their roles and giving up on their careers. The Government say...

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: We already know that 75% of students will not pay back their loans, or will not be able to do so. How can the Secretary of State say that the system is sustainable? And what about the young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who increasingly drop out of university because they cannot afford to stay? Is not the removal of maintenance grants part of what is disadvantaging those young people,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (11 Sep 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: Nottingham faces at least a decade of growing demand for secondary school places. Although the local authority has a duty to provide places, it has no power to direct the city’s 16 secondary schools, all of which will soon be academies, to expand provision or even to admit to their full capacity. Will she act now and require all publicly funded providers to engage and work with their...

HS2 Update (17 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: I welcome the Secretary of State’s announcement today. Certainty about the route and the timetable for progressing the project is essential if businesses are to have the confidence to invest and create jobs in the region served by HS2. But, as he acknowledged, decisions also present huge challenges for those communities most affected, and HS2 Ltd has rightly been criticised for the way...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Grenfell Tower Fire: Advice to Landlords (17 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: I am concerned that a survey of social landlords carried out by HouseMark has found that they had little confidence that they would be able to take enforcement action under the Housing Act 2004 to ensure that leaseholders complied with fire safety regulations, including through fitting fire doors, which is obviously essential, given what the Secretary of State has just said about keeping all...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (17 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: Will the Secretary of State join me in congratulating Nottingham Community Housing Association, which has been recognised by the Almshouse Association for its refurbishment of the William Woodsend memorial homes in my constituency? Will he also listen to NCHA and give it the certainty to enable future investment by dropping his plans to cut housing benefit for supported and sheltered tenants?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Ticketing Information (13 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: The ticketing information in which passengers are most interested is the price. Since 2014, commuter rail fare increases have been capped to the retail prices index, but in an answer to me yesterday, the rail Minister said that that fares policy is “under review”. Next month’s inflation figures will determine the cap for January 2018. If the Department reverts to the old...

Schools: Nottingham (12 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: One of the things that causes me great concern is the time that it can take to re-broker a school and the difficulties that then creates when a new academy comes into place. That was certainly the experience at Victoria Primary School. It has now been re-brokered, and I am very supportive of the headteacher and the multi-academy trust, but the truth is that for a long time—I discussed...

Schools: Nottingham (12 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: Will the Minister confirm whether he is saying that no school will lose, in real terms, per-pupil funding? That is a really important point. Protection of cash is not a protection given the current level of inflation and the cost pressures. Will he protect per-pupil funding for schools in Nottingham?

Schools: Nottingham (12 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: I beg to move, That this House has considered support for Nottingham schools. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. Today’s motion is very deliberate; I want to talk about the support that Nottingham schools need, not just the funding they receive. Too often Ministers have talked our city down. We must be frank about the challenges we face in raising educational...

Schools: Nottingham (12 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: Sheku Kanneh-Mason is indeed an acclaimed cellist, and Trinity School and all of us are rightly very proud of him. I will say more about the importance of music and other enrichment activities and why they are under threat. Students from across the city not only enjoy playing or singing in an ensemble, but are equipping themselves with perseverance, self-belief and a lifelong love of music....

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (6 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: Nottingham Women’s Centre recently launched its “Help through Crisis” report—Big Lottery-funded research that indicates that women often experience multiple disadvantage and have complex needs that are not currently being met. May I invite the Minister to visit Nottingham Women’s Centre, meet some of the women who took part in that research and discuss how she...

Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: Will the Minister give way?

Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: I listened carefully to what the Minister said about employment rights. Does he agree that because of the nature of mobile applications, there can be a temptation for employees, who feel under undue pressure, to work excessive hours? That can have a severe and detrimental impact on not only their health and wellbeing but, potentially, the health and wellbeing of other road users.

Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: My right hon. Friend has touched on some troubling issues in the current employment market, particularly in relation to private hire vehicles. The Law Commission looked at some of those issues in its 2014 report, but new factors have since emerged, including Uber’s increased share of the market and the Deregulation Act 2015. Does he agree that there is a clear case for looking again at...

Public Sector Pay Cap (5 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: Fifty-five per cent. of public sector workers are not covered by review bodies, including most of our civil servants and some of those on the very lowest incomes. Will the Chief Secretary give any hope that real pay rises will be considered for the 3 million public sector employees without a review body, and what will be the mechanism for doing so?

Road Infrastructure — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Gillan. I congratulate the hon. Member for Bexhill and Battle (Huw Merriman) on securing this important debate. We heard about the need for improvements to the A21 and the A259. Given that the road investment is reaching a critical phase, this is a timely discussion. Improving road infrastructure is a priority for many of our...

Road Infrastructure — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: I will come on to the role of local authorities, but there needs to be certainty about costs and affordability. To return to the national network, there was a clear case for ending spending on removing the hard shoulder from more than 500 motorway lane miles. Those proposals were taken forward despite an inadequate evidence base, safety fears, concerns from the emergency services, and...


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