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Results 121–140 of 847 for speaker:Carolyn Harris

Marriage and Civil Partnership: Minimum Age — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (15 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I welcome the Minister to his place and congratulate the hon. Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham) on securing this important debate. I thank Members for their valuable contributions today. The hon. Member for Mid Derbyshire argued for raising the minimum age for marriage and civil partnerships, which I will respond to, but...

Marriage and Civil Partnership: Minimum Age — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (15 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I do not disagree with the right hon. Gentleman; I was making the case that they were eligible to join the Army at 16. Couples can fall out of love at any age; I do not believe that age plays any part in how their future develops. If this debate was about protecting people from forced marriage, I would 100% agree with the hon. Member for Mid Derbyshire, and if it was about thousands and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Policing (15 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: What assessment the Government have made of the effect of changes to the policing budget since 2015 on the operational effectiveness of Welsh police forces.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Policing (15 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: South Wales police are dealing with nearly 50% of all crimes reported in Wales in an environment of increased domestic violence, knife crime, serious crime and terrorism. Meanwhile, they face a greatly reduced budget and the loss of nearly 1,000 staff. South Wales police are doing a good job; when will the Government give them the resources and the support they need?

Medical Aesthetics Industry: Regulation (14 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: East.

Medical Aesthetics Industry: Regulation (14 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I apologise, Mr Owen; I tried to get here earlier. May I first congratulate the Department on today’s announcement? Our all-party parliamentary group’s inquiry is the first to assess the current regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures and its adequacy in ensuring customer safety. I offer the Minister the opportunity to come and to talk to us and hear the inquiry’s findings.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Vulnerable Claimants: UC and the Legacy System (13 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Shelter Cymru, a Welsh housing association, has growing concerns that tenants threatened with eviction who are dependent on UC payments are not able to meet the deadlines to settle arrears claims. Will the Minister consider allowing fast-track payments, especially for those facing eviction?

Acquired Brain Injury (9 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: First, I congratulate my dear friend the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) on securing today’s debate. Every year, an estimated 350,000 people are admitted to hospital in the UK as a direct result of an acquired brain injury; to put that figure into perspective, that is one person every 90 seconds. Whether that is due to illness, accident or some other form of trauma, the severity of...

Business of the House (9 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: The Ministry of Justice’s own policy framework states that all prisons should develop specific multidisciplinary pathways for pregnant and post-natal women. Birth Companions, a maternity rights charity, has raised concerns that current practices are falling short. Please may we have a debate in Government time to discuss maternity services before, during and post sentencing so that we can...

Wales: Regional Development Funding (7 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Although the Swansea bay campus is in my hon. Friend’s constituency, the £60 million EU investment in it has benefited my constituency incredibly. Does he agree that, given that we have missed out on the tidal lagoon and electrification, we now deserve assurances from the Government that structural funding will come to our region and to our communities?

Children’S Funeral Fund (1 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Anyone who has visited my office here in Westminster will be able to testify that one of its walls is chaotically adorned with a vision of my world. There are newspaper articles, thank-you cards and notes from colleagues and constituents to remind me that I have an army of support and that campaigns can be won. There are family photos and pictures of Swansea to cheer me...

Children’S Funeral Fund (1 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I certainly will.

Children’S Funeral Fund (1 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Thank you. On the wall of my office, there are invites for meetings, receptions and dinners—mostly to remind me where I need to be, and when. Among all that sits a letter, which has probably been pinned up longer than anything else. That letter is on Downing Street headed notepaper, signed by the Prime Minister and dated 10 April 2018. In that letter, the Prime Minister promises that she...

Children’S Funeral Fund (1 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Thank you. What I will tell the House is that nothing prepares you for the loss of a child. The devastation is unimaginable for anyone who has not experienced it. It almost destroyed me, and if it were not for the fact that Martin’s brother, Stuart, who is now a strapping 34-year-old, still needed his mam to look after him, who knows where my life would have ended. It is almost certain that...

Children’S Funeral Fund (1 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: The Welsh Labour Government have implemented the fund. The Scottish Government have implemented the fund. Councils across Northern Ireland have implemented the fund. I really do appreciate that the Minister has been supportive of my ask, and I actually feel quite sorry for him that he has to respond to me and explain why England has not followed the rest of the UK. Let me describe two...

Children’S Funeral Fund (1 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Thank you very much. In the press release last year when the introduction of the fund was first announced, Downing Street estimated that around 4,350 children die under the age of 18 each year in England, leaving grieving parents facing thousands in council fees for burial or cremation costs. That same press release went on to quote the Prime Minister saying: “No parent should ever have to...

Children’S Funeral Fund (1 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I totally appreciate my hon. Friend’s intervention, but the pain is just as painful regardless of religion or culture. As parents, we all want to give our children the very best that we can. In death, that becomes even more important. When a dignified funeral is the very last gift that a parent can give their child, money should not be a barrier, but sadly, at around £4,000 for a funeral,...

Women and Equalities: Domestic Abuse: Medical Training (25 Apr 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Health-based independent domestic violence advisers can identify victims of domestic violence that other services are unable to detect. SafeLives, the national domestic abuse charity, suggests that domestic violence often goes undetected among elderly and black, Asian and minority ethnic victims. Surely, by placing these professionals in an A&E environment, countless victims could be...

Written Answers — Treasury: Tobacco: Smuggling (12 Apr 2019)

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to wholesalers of the new Track and Trace system on tobacco products; and if he will make a statement.


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