Results 1–20 of 1584 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Nicholas Dakin

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (19 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: NICE guide- lines on IVF seem to be largely honoured in the breach, leading to a postcode lottery across the country. Is it acceptable that women in North Lincolnshire who cannot conceive are being refused IVF if their partner has had children in another relationship?

Health and Social Care: Homelessness (19 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: There are homeless people in the Scunthorpe area who present with mental health problems. What are the Government doing to ensure that proper mental health support is there for people who present as homeless?

NHS Long-Term Plan: Acquired Brain Injury (18 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: The neurorehabilitation centre in Goole is an excellent example of such practice. It serves north Lincolnshire and the wider area. I commend that service, and others like it, to the Minister.

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: Community pharmacies feel stretched at the moment, yet they are well placed, at the heart of the community, to have a real impact by taking pressure off GPs. Will the Secretary of State give a commitment that some of this money will go to reinforce the strength of community pharmacies so that they can play their part in prevention as well as cure?

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: My hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn) and I have been campaigning for the visa cap on doctors that is affecting recruitment to North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust to be lifted so that patients needing treatment from these people can get it sooner rather than later. There is speculation that this change is about to happen. Will the Leader of the House confirm...

G7 (11 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: Will the Prime Minister confirm her Government’s commitment to support UK steelmakers and steelworkers by persistently and robustly defending the industry against these 25% tariffs and ensuring there is no surge of steel imports into Europe?

Conflict in South Sudan — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: I beg to move, That this House has considered the conflict in South Sudan. It is a pleasure to speak in this debate under your chairmanship, Sir Graham. I thank my colleagues from the all-party parliamentary group for Sudan and South Sudan, as well as Will Archer, who provides the secretariat, for their hard work to raise issues of peace, social justice and human rights in both countries. I...

Conflict in South Sudan — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: That is good news, indeed. We all need to work together to help peace to prevail. Sadly, in the history of South Sudan, we have been here before. That is not a reason for us not to make better progress this time. I know the Minister is focused on this issue, because I have heard her speak on it many times. She will want to ensure that the British Government do everything they can to encourage...

Conflict in South Sudan — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: My hon. Friend has had a strong, passionate commitment over many years to the situation in South Sudan, speaks with great perception and is to be listened to. Humanitarian statistics rarely tell the whole story of a conflict, but the latest figures coming out of South Sudan are truly staggering. Some 1.8 million people are internally displaced, with a further 2.4 million seeking refuge in...

Conflict in South Sudan — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: The hon. Gentleman makes a good point, which I will pick up later in my speech. I am sure the Minister will want to come to it when she responds. In statistical terms, more than half the population in South Sudan is facing severe hunger right now. The conflict has devastated educational infrastructure in South Sudan. Almost 1.2 million children aged between three and 18 have lost access to...

Conflict in South Sudan — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: I am sure that the Minister will have heard my hon. Friend’s intervention and will quite appropriately want to pick up on that in her response. Specifically, how will the UK Government use the powers in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 to increase pressure on key individuals to encourage them to participate seriously in the peace process talks? Secondly, how will the UK...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Court Closures (5 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: What assessment his Department has made of the effect of court closures on access to justice.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Court Closures (5 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: It is hardly surprising that towns like Scunthorpe feel that they are being left behind by this Government when it is our courts and magistrates courts that close. It is always things in our towns that close, even before the new technologies that need to be in place have been properly evaluated and investigated. When will the Minister evaluate the impact of these court closures on...

Us Steel and Aluminium Tariffs (4 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: Everyone knows that you have to stand up to bullies, not roll over and have your tummy tickled. I am really pleased that the Secretary of State is making it clear that he will support the leadership of the European Union on this matter so that robust and proper action is taken, as it was in 2002, which led to the US backing down. Will he talk to his colleagues across Government so that we can...

Personal Independence Payments (4 Jun 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: On Friday, a constituent told me that when they received their PIP assessment it did not reflect the truth of the conversation that they had had with the assessor. That happens too often to be just coincidence. What is the Department doing to get proper quality assurance in place, so that we do not have constituents coming forward with the same tale again and again?

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (24 May 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: My hon. Friend has done well in securing the debate. The Ahmadi community in the Scunthorpe area is very small, but its members make a strong contribution to the area, and I want to record my thanks for all the work that they do. The hon. Member for Crawley (Henry Smith) mentioned the message of “Love for all, hatred for none”. They live those words, and it is ironic that they...

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (24 May 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: This week marks 20 years since the people of Northern Ireland endorsed the Good Friday agreement. The Committee is right to say that power-sharing devolution is the best structure and that the absence of the Assembly is impacting on daily lives. That is why everyone should be focused on getting devolution back up and running. Will the Chair confirm that as the Good Friday agreement was...

Business of the House (24 May 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: Last week, I met an incredible group of local women who are supported by Breast Cancer Care. They told me that receiving a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer was devastating, but what added to their devastation, difficulty and struggle was having to fill in a personal independence payment application for the Department for Work and Pensions. May we have a statement from the Secretary of...

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