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Prisoners: Parental Rights — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Fiona Bruce: Does my hon. Friend agree that, particularly given the examples of best practice that we have heard today, there is a need for that to be drawn together, from across the country, so that it can be shared more effectively among different prisons?

Prisoners: Parental Rights — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Fiona Bruce: I listened carefully to the hon. Member for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris). I am pleased that she said that, in a healthy situation, it is vital for a child to have contact with their parent who is in prison. I will speak about that with particular reference to the excellent recent Farmer review about the importance of strengthening prisoners’ family relationships, where appropriate, to...

Prisoners: Parental Rights — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Fiona Bruce: I absolutely do. Although keeping prisoners close to home has to be the goal wherever possible, the challenges of the prison population make that hard, so it is not unusual for prisoners to be some distance from home—so far that families may even have to stay overnight if they visit. I wholeheartedly concur with the hon. Gentleman. Technology that is being put into prisons to facilitate...

Prisoners: Parental Rights — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Fiona Bruce: I do. If we are to reduce the disturbing statistics on the number of prisoners’ children who themselves go on to offend, we must take their interests into account. It is important that families’ involvement in decisions regarding ROTL is also considered and included. We cannot assume that ROTL will always be good for prisoners’ families; they need to be involved in that...

Prison Reform and Safety (7 Dec 2017)

Fiona Bruce: There are three issues that could promote the progress of effective prison reform, all of which relate to improving prisoners’ contact with their families. As time is short, I will summarise those issues at the outset. First, there is a need to consider the appointment of a deputy director for families, mirroring the staffing priority given to drugs and violence in prisons. Secondly,...

The Right Hon. Member for Meriden, Representing the Church Commissioners, Was Asked: Egypt: Attacks on Religious Communities (7 Dec 2017)

Fiona Bruce: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the many displaced middle east Christians need support to ensure that they have safe environments in which to live and flourish? Hopefully, they will be able, in time, to return to their home communities. Will she join me in commending Open Doors for its global seven-year campaign, “Hope for the Middle East”?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (30 Nov 2017)

Fiona Bruce: Cheshire East has the highest gross value added in the north. My constituents are extremely grateful for the Middlewich bypass funding, which is key to continuing this economic growth and delivering even more, as is the need to improve junction 17 of the M6 nearby. Will Ministers kindly give consideration to including that as part of the north’s emerging strategic transport plan?

Industrial Strategy (27 Nov 2017)

Fiona Bruce: I welcome the strategy. Siemens, which has a pioneering digital factory in Congleton, is one of the companies that has led on the recent “Made Smarter” review. Does the Secretary of State agree with the principles behind the review, and that priority should be given to upskilling 1 million industrial workers to enable digital technologies to be successfully exploited, and so put...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Fiona Bruce: Will the Prime Minister reassure people that this Conservative Government are committed to maintaining the United Kingdom’s strong commitment to the highest standards of animal welfare, both now and post-Brexit?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Companies: Criminal Liability (16 Nov 2017)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Law Commission on reviewing the UK's corporate liability regime.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployment (15 Nov 2017)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to implement the recommendations of his Department's report on Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families, published in April 2017.

International Men’s Day — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (14 Nov 2017)

Fiona Bruce: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy) on securing the debate and on his excellent speech. Like my hon. Friend the Member for St Austell and Newquay (Steve Double) in his similarly excellent speech, I want to talk about the importance of promoting active fatherhood to help to improve children’s life chances, particularly among the least advantaged....

Temporary Accommodation: Autumn Adjournment (7 Nov 2017)

Fiona Bruce: I will spend a few minutes responding to yesterday’s Adjournment debate on the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act 1967. It was a short Adjournment debate, and only the ministerial response was possible. Criticism was made of a grant from the money raised by the tampon tax to the charity, Life. Since it was founded in 1970, Life has helped to house more than 12,000 vulnerable mothers...

Liaison Committee: Membership: Abortion Act 1967: 50th Anniversary (6 Nov 2017)

Fiona Bruce: The Minister is talking about the requirement for two medical practitioners to give their agreement. A ComRes poll of 2,000 adults last week showed that 72% of the public think that abortions should continue to be subject to that legal requirement, because it ensures protection for women, particularly for those in an abusive relationship. It might be the opportunity they have to talk to...

Liaison Committee: Membership: Abortion Act 1967: 50th Anniversary (6 Nov 2017)

Fiona Bruce: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Liaison Committee: Membership: Abortion Act 1967: 50th Anniversary (6 Nov 2017)

Fiona Bruce: Will the hon. Lady give way?

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Fiona Bruce: My hon. Friend is making an excellent point. Will he join me in expressing appreciation for the recent investment committed for the Middlewich bypass in my constituency? We have been over 20 years in the waiting. It will not only relieve congestion in the area but open up land to bring new employment into the area in the form of more than 2,000 jobs.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Nov 2017)

Fiona Bruce: Will the Prime Minister join in the positive comments this week from the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Mr Jones) who welcomed the development of some family hubs? Will she encourage our excellent Conservative mayors and councils to be champions of these hubs, which can so improve the lives of children, including the most...


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