Results 1–20 of 1222 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Fiona Bruce

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: I rise to register my support for Congleton Museum’s aspirations to move to Bradshaw House. In its first 16 years of existence, Congleton Museum, a charitable trust entirely run by volunteers, has had considerable success locally, regionally and nationally. The museum was established as the local history museum for Congleton but quickly evolved to become recognised within the wider area...

Family Hubs (24 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: I thank the Minister for his response. I supplied him with a copy of my speech earlier, so I am pleased he has responded to some of the calls in it. Perhaps he can write to me on other calls to which he has not responded. I take issue with the Minister about the family test. It has barely been applied in practice. I ask that he looks at the written questions that I have sent to every...

Family Hubs (24 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: Will the Minister give way?

Family Hubs (24 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: We all have our challenges in developing healthy, wholesome relationships. Family income is no discriminator in that.

Family Hubs (24 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: One pressure on local authorities is that of the increasing acute needs, which is what we seek to tackle. As the Children’s Commissioner highlighted, the funding disparity is great. It costs £204,000 a year to house a child in a secure children’s home and £100,000 a year to house a teenager in a young offenders institution. However, behavioural problem support can be...

Family Hubs (24 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: I beg to move, That this House has considered family hubs. It is a genuine pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Graham, given your support for family life. What exactly are family hubs? They are beginning to spring up across the country, and are being developed by innovative individuals and local authorities as a result of a fundamental rethink of how families can be better...

Family Hubs (24 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: One of the ways—I shall elaborate on this—is to ensure that the centres are grassroots-built, that they engage with the local community and that they involve not just the statutory services but voluntary community groups. Each family hub will therefore be different and tailored to the needs of the local community, much more than Sure Start services were. Anne Longfield says that...

Family Hubs (24 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: Absolutely. A family hub could well be placed in a church environment. Indeed, a wonderful church community in my constituency—New Life church—provides a host of services for all ages, including a very effective job club. Family hubs are at the heart of the services in Essex. The majority of services are delivered and co-ordinated from hubs. There is one in each district and, like...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: Would Ministers look into the considerable length of time nationally-set local government officer disciplinary procedures are taking, so that they can be reviewed and fairness can be appropriately balanced with the cost to local council tax payers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (12 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: What steps are the Government taking to help farmers and rural businesses in Cheshire to boost their productivity?

The Right Hon. Member for Meriden, Representing the Church Commissioners Was Asked: Inter-faith Dialogue (12 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: I was very pleased to hear my right hon. Friend’s response to the question of my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole (Michael Tomlinson). Does she agree that trafficking women into prostitution is a most heinous form of violence against women and girls and that, if we are to review the law on prostitution, a priority must be to improve exit strategies for these...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Services: Congleton (5 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: What progress has been made on improving rail services in Congleton constituency.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Services: Congleton (5 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: I thank the Secretary of State for that reply—and all that in the north. It is encouraging that, after years of local campaigning by my constituents, a strategic outline business case has been developed for enhancing the mid-Cheshire rail line, including reopening Middlewich railway station in that growing town. What assurance can the Secretary of State give me that funding is available...

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

Fiona Bruce: The Minister is responding very thoughtfully to the comments that have been made, but will she give us her view on whether prostitution is fundamentally exploitative and the act of prostitution is a form of violence against women and girls? Whatever the researchers say, those of us who are concerned about this matter would be interested to know her view on that, having heard today’s debate.

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

Fiona Bruce: I commend the speeches of the hon. Members for Rotherham (Sarah Champion) and for Luton South (Mr Shuker), who are my colleagues in the all-party parliamentary group, and I wholeheartedly support their powerful expressions of support for women who are in prostitution and trapped in prostitution. Although prostitution is often referred to as the oldest profession, it is more accurately viewed...

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

Fiona Bruce: Absolutely; I thank my hon. Friend for raising that issue. The argument that women—it is mainly women—who are engaged in prostitution and being paid for sex are consenting is a fallacy. They are never consenting; they are coerced. They are coerced by their circumstances, such as those I have described, and then exploited by those who use them for sex and by the pimps who sell them...

Saddleworth Moor and Tameside: Ongoing Fire (2 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: Will the Minister join me in thanking the on-call firefighters of Alsager community fire station, whom I met yesterday and who, together with fire officers from across Cheshire, are travelling some distance to help with the work at Saddleworth moor? At the same time, fire officers are protecting communities where the heat means that there is risk of fire, as happened at the weekend at Mow Cop...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (2 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: Family relationship support providers such as Relate, Tavistock Relationships, OnePlusOne and Marriage Care are concerned that there could be a gap in funding—and therefore in critical services such as parental conflict resolution—after current contracts end next month and before new contracts start. How will Ministers address this?

International Trade: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2018)

Fiona Bruce: Following the excellent news this week that China has lifted its 20-year ban on UK beef exports, what action are Ministers taking to ensure that British farmers can make the most of this huge trading opportunity?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jun 2018)

Fiona Bruce: Reports from the Health Foundation across our front pages this week conclude that millennials will face worse health problems than their parents and that a key cause of this is relationship challenges, yet only 31% of millennials say they had strong relationships and support networks while growing up. What action is the Prime Minister taking in response to calls from over 60 hon. Friends to...


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