Results 1–20 of 735 for speaker:Yvonne Fovargue

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: I congratulate the hon. Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Wendy Morton) on securing this debate. Like hon. Members and colleagues from across the House, let me state that the people we are discussing are part of our communities; they are not separate. They are constituents and fellow citizens, and, like other sections of the communities we represent, they are not homogeneous. About half of the...

Leaving the EU: Consumer Protection — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Streeter. I congratulate the hon. Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford) on securing the debate and on her obvious passion for consumer issues. There is often a good deal of complacency in this country when it comes to consumer protection. We often take it for granted; we only really think about our rights when we need to enforce them or seek...

Bae Systems Military Air & Information Sites: Job Losses (10 Oct 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: What actions is the Minister taking to ensure that all the young people who have started apprenticeships with BAE Systems and may be affected will be able to complete them, not only retaining the current skills we have but building the skills base for the future?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Wigan (25 Sep 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, where the funding will come from for the building of the proposed prison at Hindley.

16-to-19 Education Funding — [David Hanson in the Chair] (7 Sep 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Scunthorpe (Nic Dakin) on obtaining this important debate. Given the statistics that we have heard, it is no surprise that the two exceptional sixth-form colleges in my constituency have both contacted me to express their concerns. Winstanley College has a stellar reputation as a high-performing academic institution, but it has now cut German from...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Staff (18 Jul 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of how many staff are employed in a 1,300-capacity category C prison (a) directly and (b) in the supply chain.

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

Yvonne Fovargue: Does the Secretary of State agree with the Conservative leader of Warwickshire County Council, who also leads on community welfare for the Local Government Association, that fining councils and withholding money for delayed discharges will exacerbate the social care crisis, and has he spoken to the Health Secretary about these plans?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Wigan (13 Jul 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the number of (a) directly employed staff and (b) people employed in support of Hindley Prison is.

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill (10 Jul 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: The Opposition welcome this Bill. It is vital that our homes and businesses have access to broadband and that broadband is faster, safer and more reliable than before, which is why we will be carefully scrutinising the Bill in Committee. As the Chancellor put it, this country was late to the 4G party, so we should do all we can to ensure that the UK is at the forefront of 5G communications...

Education: Public Funding (4 Jul 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: Eighty-nine per cent. of my primary schools and all my secondary schools have told me that they are planning for real-terms cuts over the next five years. In one school the nurture unit, where children who are under pressure can take some time out, is threatened with closure. How will that help children’s mental health in schools?

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: It will surprise no one that there is a close link between poor mental health and problem debt—it will probably surprise no one that I wish to talk about it either. Three times as many adults with mental health problems report debt or arrears than those without mental health problems. The debt charity StepChange recently asked its clients how debt affected them. Over half said they had...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (27 Jun 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what level of fines have been levied against husbands or partners who avoided paying child maintenance in each year since the introduction of the Child Support Act 1991; and what other sanctions have been imposed on people in that period.

Breathing Space Scheme (29 Mar 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: Does my hon. Friend agree that, as recent research from StepChange has shown, local authorities and Government agencies are worse than payday lenders in how they enforce debts?

Breathing Space Scheme (29 Mar 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Turner. I congratulate the hon. Member for Rochester and Strood (Kelly Tolhurst) on obtaining the debate. I will not go over the figures, because we have heard many times about the problems and the numbers of people in debt. Most of us have taken out credit and it is not a problem until it becomes debt—unaffordable debt. As I know...

Housing Benefits (18 to 21-Year-Olds) (7 Mar 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: May I return to the definition of “inappropriate to return”? Would that include a case that I have heard about: a young man who was kicked out by his stepfather for being gay, but was told he could return home if he denied his sexuality?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Insurance: Fees and Charges (27 Feb 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans she has to require insurers to pass on to consumers the potential savings arising from the proposed reform to whiplash and small claims; and whether she plans to impose penalties on those insurers that do not comply.

Unauthorised Overdrafts (8 Feb 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: Does my hon. Friend agree that the cap on payday lending has actually worked quite well and stopped unaffordable charges, so in its review of high-cost credit, the Financial Conduct Authority should look at introducing a similar cap on overdraft charges and more affordable ways of paying down debt?

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: Scheme funder of last resort (7 Feb 2017)

Yvonne Fovargue: If the clause is not needed, why not put it in to give people that extra confidence? People have an historically low opinion of financial institutions, trusts and banks, so surely any extra insurance that will encourage people to have confidence is worth putting in.

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