Results 1–20 of 3000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Caroline Nokes

[Geraint Davies in the Chair] (30 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Does the Minister agree that building eco-homes and homes fit for the future will sometimes take real imagination? It is not just about building regs; it is about looking at ways of developing really imaginative and forward-looking homes that fit into the landscape. We need to provide beautiful homes in a way that does not necessarily plaster our countryside with bricks and mortar, but that...

[Geraint Davies in the Chair] (30 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: This point is absolutely crucial. I have listened with enthusiasm to the Minister’s comments about the accelerated planning Green Paper, because there is much to welcome there. However, on the retrospective point, the power going forward is pointless when it comes to the Plaza site in Guildford or the brewery site in Romsey. We want something that has been outstanding for the best part of...

[Geraint Davies in the Chair] (30 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I thank the Minister for giving way again. I want to reassure her that in sites such as the Romsey brewery and that of my right hon. Friend the Member for Guildford, it is not about remediation, infrastructure or any outstanding obstacles; it is about a developer who simply finds it more economically convenient not to build than to build. I am very frustrated that what we are hearing from the...

[Geraint Davies in the Chair] (30 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Minister is of course right that we must encourage young people into the construction industry, but that takes time. What meetings has she had with the construction industry to discuss how they will manage to fill the gap that there will be in construction when free movement ends, to ensure that the current impressive rate of build will continue?

[Geraint Davies in the Chair] (30 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I think that you might be a little indulgent, Mr Davies, if this is quite a long intervention. The hon. Member for Stockton North (Alex Cunningham) has spoken about brownfield sites, and my right hon. Friend the Member for Guildford (Anne Milton) mentioned, on my behalf, Romsey brewery. Our big challenge there is that that is the only remaining brownfield site in the centre of Romsey, yet...

[Geraint Davies in the Chair] (30 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Does the hon. Gentleman concur that the imperative, therefore, is to have deadlines by which development must not only begin, but be completed? It affects not only residents in the locality but, in many instances, residents who are already living on the site.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (29 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: There is still too much reliance on body mass index as an indicator of good health in sufferers of eating disorders. Will the Secretary of State get behind the “Dump the Scales” campaign and meet the indomitable campaigner Hope Virgo, to ensure that GPs realise there is more to eating disorders than just weight?

Restoring Nature and Climate Change — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (28 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I have in my constituency the finest chalk stream in the world, the River Test. It is not simply abstraction that is one of our big challenges; we have a significant problem with nitrates going into our watercourses, which is causing huge challenges locally.

Restoring Nature and Climate Change — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (28 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: It is a pleasure to be here this afternoon and to follow the hon. Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy), who serves on the Environmental Audit Committee. When I first came to this place, I served on that Committee alongside the Minister, and we spent many a jolly afternoon debating a wide range of subjects and conducting various inquiries. I fear this speech may become a march around my...

Prime Minister’s Statement (19 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Twelve minutes into his statement, the Prime Minister spoke of the importance of this place in future negotiations. Could he please reassure me that today will see the end of the campaign to portray what is happening as “Parliament against the people”, and that we will today accept that it is Parliament working on behalf of people?

Government Plan for Net Zero Emissions — [James Gray in the Chair] (8 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. Does she agree that in providing better information to citizens and businesses, we must also seek to bring them with us? If people understand the issue and are made to feel part of the solution, they are much more likely to engage and take the individual actions that we need them to take.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Automatic Release from Prison on Licence (8 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: My constituent Valerie Matcham’s grandson was killed by a single punch to the side of his head. Bradley’s killer was sentenced to just two years in prison, and the family is distraught at the thought that he could be out on licence after just one year. I am encouraged by my right hon. and learned Friend’s words and urge him to keep the views of families at the forefront of his mind when...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment: Young People (7 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I welcome my hon. Friend’s comments about the national living wage and young people. On what evidence has she based the decision not to extend that down to 18, or is she perhaps considering providing the national living wage to those who are younger but still able to provide a great deal to employers in the workplace?

Domestic Abuse Bill (2 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: My hon. Friend is making an incredibly important point, and I think it is imperative that he is allowed the time in which to achieve that.

Domestic Abuse Bill (2 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: It is always a privilege to follow the right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper). She and I do not always agree on things, but I absolutely concur with her final comments to the Minister about this being a gendered crime. Of course it happens to men as well as women, but we have to look at the reality of the statistics. I welcome the opportunity this...

Domestic Abuse Bill (2 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I welcome the comments that the hon. Gentleman makes and those that my right hon. Friend the Member for Staffordshire Moorlands (Karen Bradley), a former Culture Secretary, made when she said that she was trying to do what he suggests. Of course the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government must also be involved. We have heard so much about health, relationships and sexual...

Domestic Abuse Bill (2 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: My right hon. Friend is absolutely right; we must work across Government and we must consider all vulnerabilities. We have heard this afternoon about the varied forms that domestic abuse takes. It might be physical, financial, emotional. We have heard about coercive control. However, there is also the controlling behaviour that relates to immigration status. A victim is a victim first, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Supporting Women in Developing Countries (2 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: What steps his Department is taking to support women in developing countries in (a) business and (b) further education after they have finished school.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Supporting Women in Developing Countries (2 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Some of the most inspirational, determined business leaders and entrepreneurs in Romsey and Southampton North are women. Do the Secretary of State and his Front-Bench team agree that female empowerment cannot begin and end in school, but has to continue into the workplace? Will he commit to giving more support to make sure that we have women business leaders in the developing world?

Petition - Freewheelers' Use of Bus Lanes: South Western Railway (1 Oct 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I welcome the fact that the tracker is being shared with the Department, but does my hon. Friend have any plans to share it more widely with Members of Parliament from across the south-west who are hearing the same levels of frustration in their postbag?


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