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Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Easington (Grahame Morris) on securing this important debate. I say to the Government, one more time, that they need to stop burying their head in the sand and do the right thing by these women. We are at the same point yet again, debating the unfairness and injustice to women born in the 1950s as a consequence of the pension changes. Without time...

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: I have put my thoughts on that on the record many times. Yes, I agree with my hon. Friend. The number of women aged 60-plus claiming benefits increased by some 9,500 between 2013 and 2017, a 115% increase. Pension age changes have played a substantial part in that increase. It is crucial that this Government recognise the need for fair transitional state pension arrangements, yet they are...

Prisoners: Parental Rights — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: I thank all colleagues for attending the debate and for their excellent contributions. I pay a special tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Gower (Tonia Antoniazzi). Without her support and her bringing this dreadful case to my attention, we would not be here today. It is not comfortable for me to stand here and not rant about improving prisoners’ rights, including access and...

Prisoners: Parental Rights — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: I beg to move, That this House has considered parental rights of prisoners. It is a pleasure to serve under your excellent chairmanship, Mr Hosie. A parent’s involvement in a child’s life is nearly always a positive thing that will enhance the child’s welfare, so long as the parent can be involved in a way that does not put the child or the other parent at risk of harm. I...

Prisoners: Parental Rights — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: I certainly have. I have just put a line through a large portion of my speech, because I totally agree with everything the hon. Gentleman says. I firmly believe that, in a healthy situation, it is vital for a child to have contact with their parent. However, I was recently contacted by a mum whose children were grotesquely abused by their father—a man who, in my opinion, does not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Immigration: Legal Aid Scheme (13 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of bringing non-asylum immigration claims for children back into scope of legal aid.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (12 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many positive conclusive grounds decisions were made in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (12 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many positive conclusive grounds decisions in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking were made in respect of UK nationals in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (12 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department,how many positive conclusive grounds decisions were made concerning nationals of EU members states other than the UK in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Sentences: Wales (8 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Welsh women have been sentenced to prison in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Sentences: Wales (8 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of Welsh women sentenced to prison per month is.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Females: Disadvantaged (6 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the implications for government departments of the findings of the report entitled Mapping the Maze: services for women experiencing multiple disadvantage in England and Wales, published by Agenda and Against Violence and Abuse in September 2017.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Eastwood Park Prison (6 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Welsh women are serving sentences in Eastwood Park prison.

City of Culture 2021: Swansea Bid — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your excellent chairmanship, Mr Wilson. I congratulate the Swansea boy, the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (Chris Davies), on securing this important debate. I am so proud to call Swansea my home. It is the city that gave birth to Mal Pope, Bonnie Tyler, Russell T Davies of Doctor Who fame, Harry Secombe, Mervyn Davies—known affectionately as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: We all know that too many women are being given short custodial sentences for minor crimes when rehabilitation through women’s centres would be far more productive. Will the Minister assure me that there are no plans for a women’s prison in Wales or, even worse, for a female offender unit annexed to a male prison, and that there are plans for women’s centres in Wales?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Wales (4 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to build a women’s prison in Wales.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (30 Nov 2017)

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to reinstate data on decisions for people referred into the national referral mechanism.

State Pension Age: Women (29 Nov 2017)

Carolyn Harris: Here we go again: another day, another debate on the injustice facing the 1950s-born women as a result of the pension changes. More than 3 million women have lost out because of the changes to pension law, and more than 3,000 in my own constituency of Swansea East have been unfairly treated by the changes to the state pension.


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