Results 1–20 of 941 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Liz Kendall

Women’S Suffrage Centenary (6 Feb 2018)

Liz Kendall: I was honoured in Leicester on Sunday to help unveil the statue to the suffragette, Alice Hawkins. Alice was a shoe factory worker who fought all her life for equality and liberty, including infamously digging up Leicester golf club with the message, “No votes for women, no golf for men.” On a more serious note, Alice knew, as we all know, that the fight for equality never ends....

Public Service Delivery: Northamptonshire (6 Feb 2018)

Liz Kendall: I was in Northampton yesterday for an event celebrating 100 years since some women first got the vote. The Conservative county council’s appalling mismanagement of services and finances has left local residents deeply concerned. They want and deserve answers. So what specific guarantees can the Minister give that local services will be protected, particularly for children in need, the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (17 Jan 2018)

Liz Kendall: I have been a long-standing champion of citizens juries. In fact, I wrote the first book on the citizens juries in 1992. They give people real information, choices and trade-offs, and it has been proven that people can take difficult decisions if they have that open and honest information. I warmly support my hon. Friend’s new clause.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (17 Jan 2018)

Liz Kendall: On that point in particular, does my hon. Friend agree that all the new clauses and amendments are about trying to get greater openness and honesty about the pros, cons and trade-offs of the choices we face as a country? It is vital that that information is available not just to this House, but to the public. It is our job as Members of Parliament to put it before the country, because these...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Liz Kendall: I am afraid that too much of what we have heard from Ministers and some Government Members has tried to pass off the pressures that we are seeing in the NHS as just what happens every year. I have worked with the NHS for around 20 years, and let me tell Members that those pressures are not what we see every year. Cancelling operations for a whole month is extremely serious. In one week alone,...

NHS Winter Crisis (8 Jan 2018)

Liz Kendall: The Minister said earlier that he did not know how many operations had been cancelled—maybe a few. Let me tell him that in one week alone 300 operations were cancelled in Leicester. I find myself unusually agreeing with the hon. Member for Wellingborough (Mr Bone)—social care is broken. Will the new Cabinet Office Minister be leading on the social care Green Paper, as the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Liz Kendall: The votes we will have at 7 o’clock will be the most important since this House voted to trigger article 50. Those of us who want to have any real influence over how we leave the EU must vote for a meaningful vote in Parliament. That is not being guaranteed. We will not have a meaningful vote on either the initial withdrawal agreement and the very broad terms—which is all they...

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Dec 2017)

Liz Kendall: The way to solve the border issue, to protect the Good Friday agreement and to hold our United Kingdom together is to stay in the customs union and single market. Is it not the case that the Government only have themselves to blame for choosing—choosing—to rule this option out when they do not have to, which is putting the future of our country at risk?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Liz Kendall: The Minister is talking about the impact on people in the UK. Under the Good Friday agreement, people in Northern Ireland can choose to be British or Irish, or both. Will that remain the case after Brexit? If so, seeing as Ireland remains a member of the EU, will people in Northern Ireland still be able to choose to be EU citizens?

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Liz Kendall: It is a pleasure, as always, to follow the hon. Member for North East Somerset (Mr Rees-Mogg). The challenge facing any Government, and any Budget, is to boost our strengths, tackle our weaknesses and prepare the country for the future. I am afraid that the Government have failed to rise to these challenges, and not just in this inadequate Budget, but through their damaging approach to...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Liz Kendall: I am listening carefully to the hon. Lady, and I have been a longstanding champion of people being able to own their own homes, but has she read what the OBR says about the stamp duty measure—that it will not help first-time buyers but push up prices by far more than people will save?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Liz Kendall: I share the concerns of the right hon. and learned Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke). If the Government will not use the powers, why are they giving them to themselves? The Minister talks about dialogue and reassurance, but I have not heard anything practical from him about how he will change the Bill to address these concerns. What is he going to do?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Liz Kendall: Will the Minister give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (31 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: The Government have new proposals to limit legal costs and damages recovered in clinical negligence cases. Patient groups are extremely concerned this will mean serious cases involving older people, child deaths and stillbirths will be impossible to pursue. Will the Minister meet me and those groups to hear their concerns and to sort out the proposals?

Sexual Harassment in Parliament (30 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: Parliament must act, but all political parties must act, too. Does the Leader of the House agree that every party should introduce independent reporting, so that women have the confidence to come forward not just in Parliament, but in local councils and our party activist bases, too?

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: It is a privilege to follow the Chair of the Health Committee, and I shall pick up on some of the themes she raised. During the election, Conservative Members were no doubt dismayed that their manifesto proposals were dubbed a “dementia tax”, conveniently forgetting their “death tax” assault on Labour in 2010. While some of us could be forgiven for experiencing more...

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: Will the Minister give way?

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: Will the Minister give way?


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