Results 1–20 of 421 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Emma Lewell-Buck

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: As the Prime Minister was visiting survivors of the Manchester terror attack, families who were heartbroken to have lost their children were also in the vicinity, but the Prime Minister did not visit them. Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry from South Shields tragically lost their lives, and their parents feel ignored by the Prime Minister. I wrote to her seven weeks ago with their concerns, but...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: PE and Sport Premium (11 Sep 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: The Government’s plans to address childhood inactivity should include healthy pupils capital funding. In February, the Secretary of State was clear that the amount schools would receive would not fall below £415 million, but just last week the Minister admitted that more than £300 million has been cut from that very programme, in a desperate attempt to prop up a falling...

Business of the House (7 Sep 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: Months ago, a report commissioned by the Government and only released after freedom of information requests found that the Ministry of Justice’s own approved methods of restraining children in young offender institutions and secure training centres can actually kill children or leave them disabled. Will the leader of the House ask her colleagues in the Ministry of Justice to make a...

Taylor Review: Working Practices (11 Jul 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: Over 1 million workers are being exploited by sham umbrella companies and bogus self-employment. Changes to tax policy are what is needed to tackle that, but the Government prohibited Matthew Taylor from making any firm recommendations on changing tax policy, so how seriously can we take the Minister’s comments today, and when on earth are the Government going to eventually address...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces Covenant (10 Jul 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: I am a proud patron of the veterans charity Forward Assist. Back in March, it was promised just under £200,000 from the tampon tax fund to help its work with female veterans, but the money has yet to materialise. Will the Minister say why there has been a delay and when the money will be released?

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: Will the Minister give way?

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: I disagree with the Minister; I do not think we can separate the existing funding pressures from the national funding formula. If he is so confident in the Government’s new national funding formula, why will his Department not publish its response to the consultation before the general election?

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: How convenient.

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: It is always a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Betts. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson) for securing the debate, and all my hon. Friends who have spoken. I want particularly to thank my hon. Friends the Members for Hartlepool (Mr Wright) and for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Tom Blenkinsop). I am sincerely sad that we will never...

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: I give way to my hon. Friend the Member for Washington and Sunderland West.

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention, which I echo.

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: As with my hon. Friend the Member for Washington and Sunderland West, it was in my excitement at the start of my speech that I said we might never hear from my hon. Friends again; I did not mean that, obviously. The desperate state of schools in the north-east is clear from the speeches that my hon. Friends have made, but I am afraid schools throughout the country are in similar...

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: It will come as no surprise to my hon. Friend that I completely agree with him. This is about priorities, and the Government’s are completely wrong. Some £320 million has been promised for 70,000 new places at grammar schools, while other schools, such as those my hon. Friends have referred to, are having to send out begging letters and get rid of staff.

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: I completely agree with my hon. Friend. The Government’s priority is an obsession with the educational policy of the 1950s and bringing back grammar schools. All of the evidence shows that those schools favour the wealthy. A child from a private prep school is 10 times as likely to get into a grammar school as a child on free school meals. It is becoming crystal clear that the...

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: It is semantics.

GCSE English Literature Exams — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (24 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mrs Main. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones), the Chair of the Petitions Committee, who was on top form this afternoon, as always, for introducing this debate. I also thank all those, including my own constituents, who signed the petition. Although sadly it is too late to change things for this year’s entrants,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Adult Social Care Funding (24 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: What steps he is taking to tackle regional variations in adult social care funding.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Adult Social Care Funding (24 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: I thank the Minister for his response, but I am sorry to say that he is wrong. The formula is broken. South Tyneside Council is the third hardest hit council in the country with a low council tax base, demand for adult social care higher than average and hospital services under threat from this Government’s forced sustainability and transformation plans. Is it not true that this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Food Prices (20 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: What assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on food prices.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Food Prices (20 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: I thank the Minister for his response, but the fact is that the Office for National Statistics is reporting a surge in food prices that is likely to continue. Children are returning to school hungry after the Easter holidays and elderly people are being admitted to hospital malnourished, but still the Government refuse to measure hunger and food poverty levels in this country properly. Is it...


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