Results 1–20 of 666 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lucy Powell

BBC Pay (9 Jan 2018)

Lucy Powell: Further to the question from my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips), will the Secretary of State now very clearly join us in saying that it is not acceptable that women who speak out on these issues are now facing barriers at work, and questions about whether they can carry out their duties and whether or not they will progress in their careers? A very clear...

NHS Winter Crisis: Office for Students: Appointment (8 Jan 2018)

Lucy Powell: rose—

NHS Winter Crisis: Office for Students: Appointment (8 Jan 2018)

Lucy Powell: rose—

NHS Winter Crisis: Office for Students: Appointment (8 Jan 2018)

Lucy Powell: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. Mr Young’s comments over the past few months and years speak for themselves, and the Government are making a gross misjudgement in now trying to defend them, but let us just take a moment to look at his record, as the Minister is so keen to talk to us about it. If he looked at the data dashboard for the West London Free School, he would find that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Fire and Rescue Services (8 Jan 2018)

Lucy Powell: May I wish you a happy new year, Mr Speaker? The Secretary of State has already mentioned the fire in the Lighthouse tower in the northern quarter in Manchester. Will she join me in praising the very quick efforts of the Manchester fire service, which meant that everybody was safely evacuated from what looked to be a very serious fire in that tower block? Will she also reassure me, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Dec 2017)

Lucy Powell: According to the Prime Minister’s own Social Mobility Commission, social mobility in Britain is stalling, and for many it is “getting worse not better.” According to her former chief of staff, the social mobility action plan released last week was “disappointing. Full of jargon but short on meaningful policies, it would have been better left unpublished.” Does...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Home-schooling (11 Dec 2017)

Lucy Powell: Does the Minister agree with the chief inspector of schools, Amanda Spielman, that so-called off-rolling, which includes home-schooling and alternative provision off site, is one of the big scandals in our education system? The Institute for Public Policy Research estimates that 48,000 children are now off-rolled. What will the Government do to give local authorities the powers and capacity...

Report on Recent Terrorist Attacks (5 Dec 2017)

Lucy Powell: I echo the tributes paid to the police and security services and the comprehensive report brought before the House today. I agree with the Home Secretary that data sharing is key. When information about Salman Abedi was flagged in early 2017, that was not shared with local police services. If it had been flagged with those on the ground, who perhaps had the fuller view of what was going on in...

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Dec 2017)

Lucy Powell: I am slightly confused now. Yesterday, the Government seemed to accept the principle that the only way to achieve no border or a soft border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland was through regulatory alignment. Does that principle still stand today? Do the Government accept that that is the only way to deliver the frictionless border?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Court System: Modernisation (5 Dec 2017)

Lucy Powell: In the context of court modernisation, will the Secretary of State look at making the courts more transparent, particularly by allowing defendants and those who have been sentenced to get court transcripts and copies of the judge’s direction to the jury? Especially in cases of potential miscarriage of justice, it can be incredibly difficult to get that information.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Lucy Powell: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Mid Norfolk (George Freeman). Perhaps he could take the Prime Minister to the public sector leadership academy now that he has a bit of time on his hands. The key issue of the Budget is productivity, but that is nothing new at all. The productivity gap is now widening. An average worker in Germany produces the same output in four days as we...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Lucy Powell: I will come back to those issues later in my speech. There are some advances, but they are not backed by resources. We have seen huge cuts in post-16 education over the past seven years, which has meant that the gap has widened further and further. As the Social Mobility Commission again stated today, we do know how to pull up this long tail because we are doing so in London. It requires a...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Lucy Powell: Very quickly—

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Lucy Powell: I will not take any more interventions, Mr Deputy Speaker. There was nothing at all about school budgets, which was one of the key issues in the general election, and they are still falling in real terms. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said that, after the Secretary of State’s announcement in the summer, there was still a 5% cut in real terms, because the number of pupils is going up....

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Lucy Powell: My hon. Friend and neighbour is making an excellent speech. On research funding, is she aware that more than two thirds of health innovation research money goes to the “golden triangle”, despite the fact that Greater Manchester has a cutting edge in life sciences? Would that not be a good place to start?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Regional Economic Growth (28 Nov 2017)

Lucy Powell: The Chancellor is right to say that poor productivity levels and regional variations in them are closely linked to skills and education, and he will know that that starts in the very earliest years of a child’s life. So will he look kindly on a bid he has had from Greater Manchester to boost school readiness in the early years? It is a small amount of money, but it could really innovate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (28 Nov 2017)

Lucy Powell: Will the Chancellor take this opportunity to confirm to the House the statement that the Prime Minister gave to the on Sunday evening that the Government will reimburse all the moneys that have fallen on Manchester services as a result of the Arena attack, as well as future costs such as the coroner’s inquest, which is just starting?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Knife Crime (20 Nov 2017)

Lucy Powell: Knife crime and youth violence are on the increase in Manchester as well. What consideration has the Home Secretary given to some of the tactics that are used in policing what is increasingly being called gang violence, even though often it is not? In particular, what consideration has she given to what is often the overuse of joint enterprise and to threats to life against young people? Such...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Lucy Powell: Next week will mark six months since the tragic attack at Manchester Arena. Will the Prime Minister join me in once again paying tribute to all those who responded so brilliantly in the aftermath? She will also be aware that the costs associated with this attack, now imposed on the city, are well in excess of £17 million—costs that the Government agreed to meet—yet as of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Innovative Treatments and Technologies (14 Nov 2017)

Lucy Powell: Is the Minister aware that more than 60% of health innovation research funding goes to the “golden triangle” and less than 13% goes to the north? Given that Manchester and the north-west have a life-sciences hub and that the devolution of health provides great opportunities, is not it about time we got our fair share to ensure that we can close the gap in some health outcomes?


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