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Health and Social Care: People with Learning Disabilities (19 Jun 2018)

Kate Hollern: What assessment he has made of the (a) quality and (b) availability of health and social care services for people with learning disabilities.

Health and Social Care: People with Learning Disabilities (19 Jun 2018)

Kate Hollern: The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services warned this week that social care services are on the verge of collapse. Despite the announcement of £20 billon yesterday, there was no mention of social care. Cuts of more than £7 billion have left hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled people without adequate support. What specific measures are the Government taking to...

Rail Timetabling (4 Jun 2018)

Kate Hollern: When the Northern franchise was awarded to Arriva, the previous Secretary of State for Transport, the right hon. Member for Derbyshire Dales (Sir Patrick McLoughlin), said: “We promised passengers a world class rail service that would make the Northern Powerhouse a reality—and I’m delighted”. He also said that the new operator would “bring the Northern...

Integrated Communities (14 Mar 2018)

Kate Hollern: I congratulate this House on its total cross-party condemnation of the vile messages that have gone to some of our colleagues. There is no place in this country for such prejudice and hate. Broadly, I welcome this national strategy. I am extremely pleased that Blackburn, with Darwen, is going to be a pilot area. As I am sure the Secretary of State is aware, we have a number of fantastic...

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention (7 Feb 2018)

Kate Hollern: It is a pleasure to speak in such an important debate, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Rotherham (Sarah Champion) on securing it. It is important that this debate is grounded in, and based on, human rights for children. The glaring gaps in basic human rights protection for Palestinian children held in Israel’s military detention system damages respect for the...

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Kate Hollern: Having heard the cases that have been discussed, does my hon. Friend agree that the process is dehumanising? It degrades individuals who are at their most vulnerable. Does she also agree that we need to take a two-pronged approach? The private sector makes millions of pounds and causes misery for others, but we must also bear in mind the fact that the policy itself is seriously flawed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Belfast Agreement: Impartiality (28 Jun 2017)

Kate Hollern: What steps the Government are taking to comply with the requirement for rigorous impartiality set out in the Belfast agreement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Belfast Agreement: Impartiality (28 Jun 2017)

Kate Hollern: In the past few days, the deal with the Democratic Unionist party has been described as grubby, dangerous and desperate. Obviously, the situation in Northern Ireland is at a very sensitive point. Can the Secretary of State outline in a clear and cohesive way the steps that his Government are taking to ensure impartiality?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (27 Jun 2017)

Kate Hollern: The Conservative manifesto pledged to deliver a country

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (18 Apr 2017)

Kate Hollern: We have heard today an awful lot about a stronger economy and the need to improve productivity. What discussions has the Chancellor had with his Cabinet colleagues about skills and education funding? There is concern that children in Blackburn are about to lose £284 per head under what the Government call a fairer funding formula.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: National Road Safety Targets (30 Mar 2017)

Kate Hollern: If he will reintroduce national road safety targets.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: National Road Safety Targets (30 Mar 2017)

Kate Hollern: Is the Minister aware that between September 2015 and September 2016 there was a 2% increase in deaths on roads, and a 6% increase in casualties? The rate of casualties in my constituency of Blackburn is 49% higher than the national average and, shockingly, child casualties are 102% higher than the national average rate. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of dedicated road traffic police...

Breathing Space Scheme (29 Mar 2017)

Kate Hollern: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Turner. I, too, thank the hon. Member for Rochester and Strood (Kelly Tolhurst) for securing this important debate on a serious issue. I can see the devastating effects of debt simply from my constituency casework. Blackburn, unfortunately, has more than 5,000 children living in families with debt problems. I have seen cases where a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Probation Service (24 Jan 2017)

Kate Hollern: What recent assessment she has made of the effect of the volume of probation officer caseloads on the effectiveness of the probation service.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Probation Service (24 Jan 2017)

Kate Hollern: In October, a joint report by the prisons and probations inspectorates found that “high workloads meant that there was no time to think about cases in prison” and that “workload for resettlement workers meant that they spent very little time working with individual prisoners”. Is not that evidence that the Government’s mistaken privatisation of the probation...

Kashmir: Holocaust Memorial Day (19 Jan 2017)

Kate Hollern: The tales this afternoon have been extremely moving and that strengthens why these lessons should never be forgotten. The theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is, “How can life go on?” It is intended to promote consideration of the aftermath of the holocaust and subsequent genocides. As has been eloquently observed many times in this place and elsewhere, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Care: Funding (16 Jan 2017)

Kate Hollern: What steps is the Secretary of State taking to ensure that local authorities are able to move patients in need of social care from hospitals to a more appropriate facility in a timely manner, thus preventing bed-blocking?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Care: Funding (16 Jan 2017)

Kate Hollern: Library figures show that between November 2013 and November 2016, instances of bed-blocking for which social care needs were solely responsible increased by 89%. In the 12 months to November 2016 alone, bed-blocking has increased by 39%. Does the Minister recognise that the precept package brought forward by the Government in December is insufficient to solve the crisis in our social care...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Adult Social Care (28 Nov 2016)

Kate Hollern: It has been interesting to listen to the Minister’s responses, which demonstrate that the Government do not accept that there is a crisis in adult social care. That denial leads me to worry about the 1.2 million people who cannot even access a service. Local authorities have had to cut between 40% and 50% of their budget. Blackburn Council raises £900,000 with a 2% precept, but to...

Petition - Bozeat Branch of the Post Office: Capita Contract (Coventry) (8 Nov 2016)

Kate Hollern: I thank my hon. Friend for securing this debate. I have been approached by several GPs in Blackburn who feel that the service they are providing to the public is going under. They can no longer cope with the burden placed on them. Would it be in order to ask the Minister whether she can urgently step in? GPs are under a lot of pressure right now, and this added burden is a false economy and...


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