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Results 1–20 of 1666 for speaker:Liz Kendall

Coronavirus and Care Homes (19 May 2020)

Liz Kendall: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care if he will make a statement on coronavirus and care homes.

Coronavirus and Care Homes (19 May 2020)

Liz Kendall: Over 23,000 more people have died in care homes in the first four months of this year compared with last year. This virus is the biggest health challenge of our lives, but Ministers have been too slow to tackle the problem in care homes, social care has not had the same priority as the NHS, and these services have not been treated as inextricably linked. Will the Secretary of State explain...

Health and Social Care: Social Care: Personal Protective Equipment (5 May 2020)

Liz Kendall: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I have listened carefully to the Minister’s answers, but on the ground there are still serious problems. Maria, who is a careworker in the north-east, told me on Friday that she has only just received face masks and has to wear the same ones throughout the day. Kenzie in Leeds told me exactly the same thing: one mask, all day, even though one of the elderly ladies she...

Covid-19 (16 Mar 2020)

Liz Kendall: Can the Health Secretary give the public some reassurance about his plans for social care, which many vulnerable elderly and disabled people rely on? In particular, what plans does he have to ensure that the care workforce can continue to be effective? We already have more than 120,000 vacancies in the sector, and half of all home care workers are on zero-hours contracts. Is he confident...

Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Mar 2020)

Liz Kendall: The Prime Minister promised on the steps of Downing Street to fix the crisis in social care. We need an extra 580,000 care workers, not to improve services, but just to fill existing vacancies and meet the basics of growing demand. Even if the Government fund increases in the pay and status of carers, where on earth are we going to find all these extra staff when EU workers will be excluded...

Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Mar 2020)

Liz Kendall: Will the Prime Minister meet me to discuss a special migration route into social care, to stop the current crisis getting even worse?

Coronavirus (26 Feb 2020)

Liz Kendall: What assessment have the Government made of the potential economic consequences of the spread of the coronavirus, globally as well as in Europe and in the UK? The Secretary of State will know that northern Italy is in lockdown and that other countries with a much greater spread of the disease have provided an economic stimulus because whole areas are shutting down. We are not there at all in...

Social Care (25 Feb 2020)

Liz Kendall: In the spirit of being constructive, let me mention, as I did during my speech, the huge and rising pressures on social care. There are 120,000 vacancies here and now. We need more than half a million care workers in a decade’s time just to keep up with rising demand—that is not to improve the system, but just to keep pace with demand. The proposed points-based system of immigration will...

Social Care (25 Feb 2020)

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Social Care (25 Feb 2020)

Liz Kendall: We need three things to make our social care system fit for the future: access to good quality care for every older and disabled person who needs it; more support for families to look after the people they love; and better care jobs so that paid careworkers can afford to stay in work and support their families as they care for ours. I will take each in turn. First, it is a disgrace that in...

Social Care (25 Feb 2020)

Liz Kendall: Unpaid family carers need family-friendly working arrangements so that they can balance their work and caring responsibilities; they need an NHS that recognises that their own physical and mental health could suffer too, and they need to know that we are there to support them. Rather than criticising families and saying that they should be doing more, we should acknowledge that many carers...

Social Care (25 Feb 2020)

Liz Kendall: The Secretary of State talks about transforming care and services so that we focus more on prevention, early intervention and help in the community and at home. That is what we should be doing, so why, as the National Audit Office has just reported, have we seen less money spent on public health, primary care and community care under this Government in the last five years? This Government are...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Liz Kendall: Many Members on both sides of the House understand the risks that this deal poses to the economy and their constituents’ jobs and livelihoods. They understand the risks that it poses to the Union of the United Kingdom too. But for some Members, the even greater concern is the risk that not getting a deal through Parliament poses to trust in politics and our democracy as a whole. I have...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Liz Kendall: Is it not the case that to secure a deal with the EU, the Prime Minister had to make a choice over Northern Ireland? The choice that he made was to sign up to EU trading rules in order to secure frictionless trade with Ireland and the rest of the EU. Is not the truth that at the end of all the negotiations that the rest of the UK will face, we will be confronted with exactly the same...

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Liz Kendall: The decision that we make today will shape the future of our country for years to come. In making that decision, three issues weight most heavily on my mind. The first is the potential risks that this deal poses to the future of the Union of the United Kingdom. We have heard many times that the deal explicitly separates Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK, with a border down the Irish...

Child Poverty: Leicester — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (1 Oct 2019)

Liz Kendall: I beg to move, That this House has considered child poverty in Leicester. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Moon. It is a disgrace that in the 21st century, in one of richest countries in the world—Britain—over 4 million children are growing up in poverty. In Leicester, 40,000 children are growing up poor—up 3% in the last year alone—including almost 12,000...

Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer (25 Sep 2019)

Liz Kendall: Can the Minister confirm that according to the Government the food sector, which employs around 12,000 people across Leicester and Leicestershire, will be hardest hit by no deal, and that people on low incomes will be disproportionately affected by any rises in food prices? Have the Government done any planning on how on earth we are going to support the thousands of food banks in this...

G7 Summit (3 Sep 2019)

Liz Kendall: Can the Prime Minister completely set the record straight on this? If Parliament passes legislation requiring him to request an extension of article 50 beyond 31 October, will he abide by the law?

Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

Liz Kendall: If optimism was all it took to get things done, I am sure that thousands of people would be spending this blisteringly hot and sunny day waltzing across the Prime Minister’s garden bridge and jetting off on holiday from Boris island airport. As it is, people need real solutions to their problems. Does the Prime Minister agree with me that fixing the crisis in social care requires an...

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