Results 1–20 of 1073 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Debbie Abrahams

Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: Over 100 firefighters are tackling fires across Saddleworth moors, spread over 7 square miles in my constituency and the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Stalybridge and Hyde (Jonathan Reynolds). Will the Prime Minister join me in commending members of the Greater Manchester fire and rescue service and Greater Manchester police and the many others who have volunteered and...

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: I appreciate the hon. Gentleman’s giving way. The World Health Organisation has stated that in Gaza, there is only a month’s supply of half of the items needed for essential medicines, and of a third of essential disposables. Does he find that acceptable?

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Universal Credit and Welfare Changes (21 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: I cannot believe what I am hearing from the Government. They are in absolute denial, and not just about this report. In the past six months, there have been not one, not two, but three High Court decisions or tribunal rulings saying that the Government’s actions with regard to PIP and, most recently, with regard to severely disabled people transitioning on to UC, are discriminatory and...

Universal Credit and Welfare Changes (21 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker.

Universal Credit and Welfare Changes (21 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: I am grateful to you, Mr Deputy Speaker. The Secretary of State, in response to my question, incorrectly said that the Government had not been found to have acted unlawfully in relation to universal credit as it applies to severely disabled people. I have looked up that judgment. I was at court 28 when the judgment was handed down this time last week, and it is absolutely the case that, for...

Universal Credit and Welfare Changes (21 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: Further to that point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. There were two judgments. The one that I just referenced, about severely disabled people transitioning on to universal credit, was upheld, and the Secretary of State needs to recognise that.

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: The hon. Lady is making an excellent speech and her point about Access to Work is absolutely right. Of the 4 million disabled people who want and are able to work, 25,000 have had support through Access to Work on a yearly basis. It is just not adequate.

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Dame Gillan, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Canterbury (Rosie Duffield) on her excellent speech. I will be brief because several Members still wish to speak. This debate is about the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and the UN committee that investigated the UK regarding breaches of those rights....

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: I am sorry, but I will not give way because my colleagues still wish to speak. The UN committee stated that cuts to social protection in the UK were “a human catastrophe”—a catastrophe! The UK’s human rights watchdog stated that the examination by the UN had seen a “disconnect” between the UK Government’s replies and the “lived...

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport (19 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: Will the Secretary of State give way?

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport (19 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: Will the Secretary of State give way?

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport (19 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way. He will remember that we met on 4 June, when I relayed some of the real issues that my constituents in Oldham and Saddleworth were facing. He said that we should be seeing improvements to the emergency timetable. I said that I would hold him to it, and he also said that he would look at contingency arrangements if there were not improvements. I...

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: I welcome any additional funding because, let us face it, it is not just the NHS that is in deep crisis, but social care, too. However, as others have said, it is still not enough—3.5% was the minimum that was needed to see actual improvements. What assessment has the Secretary of State done to gauge what the improvements will be in the next 12 months? What financial scenarios is the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: Article 26 of the charter concerns disability rights. Liberty and Amnesty International specifically say that it “goes further than domestic laws and provides for specific measures to ensure the ‘independence, social and occupational integration and participation’ of disabled people in community life.” That provision is stronger than domestic law. How will the...

Northern Rail Services: Greater Manchester — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (6 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: Were not some of the delays, and the causes of the delays, predictable? Surely there should have been contingencies in the upgrading process and plans that would have accounted for that. If that was not the case, what is the Minister doing on, for example, penalties in relation to the franchise so that he is able to claw back from the providers?

Northern Rail Services: Greater Manchester — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (6 Jun 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: It is a pleasure, as always, to see you in the Chair, Mr Howarth. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton North East (Sir David Crausby) on his comprehensive and historical analysis of the failings of the transport network, and particularly of Northern rail in its delivery of services to so many of our constituents. I will focus specifically on the recent timetable changes and...


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