Results 1–20 of 558 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Pauline Latham

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (13 Sep 2018)

Pauline Latham: Forced marriage is outlawed in this country, but it still happens, and schools do not do enough about it. It does not help either that children can get married at 16 in this country. Will the Minister meet me and Jasvinder Sanghera from Karma Nirvana to discuss this issue?

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) (5 Sep 2018)

Pauline Latham: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to raise the minimum age of consent to marriage or civil partnership to eighteen; and for connected purposes. Young people in this country have to stay in education or training until they are 18, although they can marry before that, at the age of 16, but only with parental consent. UNICEF believes that marriage before the age of 18 is a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (4 Sep 2018)

Pauline Latham: What conversations has my right hon. Friend had with his counterpart in Spain about the Catalan prisoners, some Ministers, who are imprisoned without charge?

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

Pauline Latham: My hon. Friend talks about the cost of brain injuries. My constituent Stuart Tranter asked me to lobby the Government to put more money into brain tumour research, which has been very much the poor relation, and I have been successful. I congratulate the Government on having doubled that money since Tessa Jowell, who used to serve on the Opposition Benches and then went to the House of Lords,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders: Education and Employment (5 Jun 2018)

Pauline Latham: When there are employers who wish not only to help people when they come out of prison but to train them while they are in prison, will my right hon. Friend ensure that no prison puts barriers in place because of risk assessments so that we ensure that they can actually help prisoners?

Offences Against the Person Act 1861: Ivory Bill (4 Jun 2018)

Pauline Latham: As my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith) said, this is good news. It is very rare to have good news that is supported by all parties in this House. I cannot say I disagree with anything that has been said by anybody on either side of the House, which is also pretty rare. I am delighted that the Bill has come before the House. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Safeguarding (23 May 2018)

Pauline Latham: The International Development Committee is looking at this very issue. How can my right hon. Friend be absolutely certain that charities are telling her the truth about what has happened within their organisations, and does she believe that an international register of people working in those bodies would be a good idea?

Plastic Bottles and Coffee Cups (17 May 2018)

Pauline Latham: I must apologise to the House and to the Minister for not being able to say for the end of the debate; I have a pressing engagement in my constituency. I congratulate the hon. Member for Wakefield (Mary Creagh) on securing this debate. It is such a shame it is on a Thursday afternoon, when, like me, many people need to be in their constituency, because it is an important debate and the whole...

Plastic Bottles and Coffee Cups (17 May 2018)

Pauline Latham: I thank the hon. Gentleman for making that point, but there were millions of these bottles on the streets and that is a total waste of resources; after one quick glug, they were thrown away. When I came to London from Derby on the train this week, I saw notices at the station saying, “Keep hydrated. Carry a bottle of water with you.” However, the station had nowhere where people...

Plastic Bottles and Coffee Cups (17 May 2018)

Pauline Latham: That would make recycling much easier. In the future, if we have the machines that will take these bottles, lots of entrepreneurial young people will be going to get these bottles and getting the money back. That scheme is a good idea, but we need to change the way people behave; we need to stop them using these things. The London marathon is a difficult case, because people need to keep...

Plastic Bottles and Coffee Cups (17 May 2018)

Pauline Latham: I recently went to Bangladesh, and along the whole beach the plastic litter was waist-high. The amount was huge. I have spoken to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Development about this. Does the hon. Lady agree that it would be a good idea to spend some of our aid money on paying people to clear up the mess? It is, after all, going into the same ocean that we use...

Business of the House (10 May 2018)

Pauline Latham: May we have a statement on what progress has been made towards ensuring the release of Leah Sharibu, who is currently being held hostage in Nigeria?

Iran Nuclear Deal (9 May 2018)

Pauline Latham: My right hon. Friend has made it clear that he believes that the agreement is being upheld by Iran. What is his view on encouraging legitimate trade between it and our country to help to foster good relations?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Creative Industries Sector Deal (1 May 2018)

Pauline Latham: What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the creative industries sector deal.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Creative Industries Sector Deal (1 May 2018)

Pauline Latham: How can the creative industry sector deal benefit local economies and communities across the country, particularly in Mid Derbyshire?

Syria (30 Apr 2018)

Pauline Latham: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on her appointment as Minister for Women and Equalities, in addition to her current job, and I know she feels passionately about that. An estimated 478 health facilities have either been destroyed or attacked since the conflict began. What is she doing to make sure that vital medical care can be given?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (26 Apr 2018)

Pauline Latham: The Secretary of State is doing incredibly well with the banning of the ivory trade, which is helping endangered elephants, but what is he doing about other endangered species, such as gorillas, lions, giraffes and leopards, to name but a few?

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Pauline Latham: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David, and to follow the hon. Member for Dundee West (Chris Law) who has secured this important debate. As he rightly said at the end of his speech, children suffer more than anybody else. They lose their parents, their family networks, and their brothers and sisters. Indeed, members of the International Development Committee saw that...

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Pauline Latham: I was not aware that this was a Save the Children sponsored event; I thought it was a debate secured by the hon. Member for Dundee West. It does not really matter who started it—it is an important debate. We should be incredibly grateful to Jordan and Lebanon, which have done an amazing job. They both have relatively small populations that have been overwhelmed by the numbers of...

Yemen (24 Apr 2018)

Pauline Latham: My hon. Friend mentioned the largest cholera outbreak since records began, but the aid community is also struggling to cope with the largest diphtheria outbreak since 1989, with over 1,000 cases of this highly infectious disease. Young children are enduring the brunt of this outbreak: 90% of fatalities are under the age of 15. In an environment where more than half of all health facilities...

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