Results 1–20 of 1310 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Toby Perkins

Points of Order (11 Sep 2018)

Toby Perkins: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Points of Order (11 Sep 2018)

Toby Perkins: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I wanted to clarify and correct the record in relation to something I said yesterday. The House will have heard me ask the Education Secretary about Brookfield Community School in Chesterfield, an outstanding local authority school that was forced into being an academy. I said yesterday that it now required improvement and that the governing body was being replaced. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (11 Sep 2018)

Toby Perkins: Anyone who attended the Unison briefing this morning will know how worried local authority workers are about the impact of austerity on the services that they provide. Can the Chancellor reassure them that they will see in his next Budget a level of money that means we do not see many more authorities facing the catastrophe that Northamptonshire has had and that we have all witnessed this year?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Places (10 Sep 2018)

Toby Perkins: A few years ago, Brookfield Community School in Chesterfield was an outstanding local authority-run school. Because of the financial pressure the Government put on the school to become an academy, it has done so, but just a few weeks ago it was rated as “requiring improvement” and the academy arrangements have now been sacked. Will the Secretary of State recognise that outstanding...

Derbyshire CCGs’ Finances — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (4 Sep 2018)

Toby Perkins: I am probably in the position of largely agreeing with the Minister. I remember that, back in 2010, we had the Derbyshire primary care trust, but then the Lansley reforms came in, broke up the PCT and turned it into five different organisations in North Derbyshire. Can he imagine how galling it is for us to hear that those organisations, which went from a very strong financial position back...

Derbyshire CCGs’ Finances — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (4 Sep 2018)

Toby Perkins: May I make a point of clarification, because the Minister is misquoting me? I said that the financial position was strong in 2010, not in 2016.

Derbyshire CCGs’ Finances — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (4 Sep 2018)

Toby Perkins: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this important debate. Does she agree that, alongside the financial consequences of their cheaper cost, many voluntary organisations, such as Age Concern, which I saw last week, keep old people well and prevent them from having to use health services by providing services such as the befriending service in Chesterfield?

Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (17 Jul 2018)

Toby Perkins: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. There is a great deal of concern across Parliament about the mysterious disappearance of the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable). He has been missing since last night. This morning, he was texting about being the only person really fighting Brexit. I just wonder if you and the parliamentary authorities could ascertain his whereabouts and...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (17 Jul 2018)

Toby Perkins: Many small care agencies face bankruptcy in the light of the Treasury advice on the way in which sleep-ins are paid, which has now been changed by the courts. The Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, the right hon. Member for Devizes (Claire Perry), did not seem to know too much about this, but may I urge her to avail herself of the facts urgently, because many small agencies will go bust...

Commercial Sexual Exploitation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (4 Jul 2018)

Toby Perkins: To underline my hon. Friend’s point, does not the fact that 50% of women in prostitution in the UK are estimated to have started being paid for sex acts before they were 18 years old expose more than anything the vulnerability of people in this trade and how the almost rosy image that is sometimes given to it is very far away from the reality of what faces them?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sports-related Tourism (21 Jun 2018)

Toby Perkins: For the entire country to benefit from sports-related tourism, it is important that there is a fair distribution of cricket, for example. Half of all the test matches between 2019 and 2023 will be in London, meaning that Trent Bridge will not get an Ashes test in either of the next two series. Will the Minister sit down with the England and Wales Cricket Board, tell it to go back to the...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: High Street Businesses (12 Jun 2018)

Toby Perkins: One of the areas on the high street that is particularly struggling is that of our important pubs. I would be interested to hear the Minister’s view on the extent to which pub-owning businesses and tenants enjoy confidence in the Pubs Code Adjudicator—and if they do not, what steps the Government are taking to put that right.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (11 Jun 2018)

Toby Perkins: The Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme is incredibly important for our Army’s capability and for the UK defence industry, so when will we finally get to the production contract stage?

Royal Assent: NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation (23 May 2018)

Toby Perkins: Chesterfield Royal Hospital is consulting on setting up a subsidiary company. Does it not seem madness that, in order to save £3 million that the hospital is paying the Government, it is creating this new organisation, which is being funded by the Government anyway? It is the emperor’s new clothes. The money is going round in circles without doing any good.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (16 May 2018)

Toby Perkins: One of the most shocking elements of the whole Carillion fiasco was the fact that the Cabinet Office saw a letter from Carillion’s accountants in mid-December with a proposal that would have allowed £360 million extra to be put back into the public purse. Will the Minister explain what he did when he saw that recommendation, and why the money was not put back into public purse?

Gaza Border Violence (15 May 2018)

Toby Perkins: It is grotesque that the Americans are planning to block the independent investigation, but do we not already know that many of the people killed and injured yesterday posed no threat to the Israeli regime? Does the Minister not recognise that, by failing to come to the Dispatch Box and unequivocally condemn the murder of Palestinian citizens that we saw yesterday, he is actually...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill: Duty to review cooperation between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (8 May 2018)

Toby Perkins: I would like to start where the right hon. Member for Basingstoke (Mrs Miller) finished. I agree entirely about the importance of this Bill, which the Minister herself described as being so important. It behoves all of us to consider why somebody who has been through the appalling domestic violence that many of our constituents have experienced would then be willing potentially to stay in...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill: Duty to review cooperation between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (8 May 2018)

Toby Perkins: I welcome the audit, but the question is what happens afterwards. I would like this to be a statutory service with a responsibility on local authorities to provide it. Will there be any move by the Government towards that? Having the information is one thing, but the next thing is what the Government do with it. On amendment 2, my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill: Duty to review cooperation between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (8 May 2018)

Toby Perkins: I am listening carefully to what the Minister is saying. It very much stands at odds with the Conservative party policy announced in the run-up to the general election, when it was going to impose right to buy on housing associations. How is it that the Conservative party is so happy to remove thousands of houses from the social rental sector when it comes to right to buy, but when it comes...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill: Duty to review cooperation between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (8 May 2018)

Toby Perkins: I welcome the reassurance that the Minister has just given us, but the fact is that different local authorities understand the current legislation and their responsibilities to people fleeing domestic violence in different ways, so what possible harm would it do to include amendment 1 so that there would be no cause for any misunderstanding in future?


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