Results 1–20 of 366 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Carolyn Harris

Women and Equalities: Sexual Exploitation: Accommodation (13 Sep 2018)

Carolyn Harris: When someone facilitates accommodation, money, food or services in exchange for sex, it is abuse. It degrades the victims, and unfortunately financially benefits the facilitators. The Government must commit to legislation that punishes those who profit from such abuse.

Business of the House (6 Sep 2018)

Carolyn Harris: It would appear that suicides as a result of gambling addiction are not recorded as such by coroners’ officers. Will the Leader of the House consult ministerial colleagues and ask them to work with the Office for National Statistics to establish an inquiry as to how we can best gather this data so that we can measure the true impact of gambling addiction?

Organised Crime: Young People’s Safety — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (5 Sep 2018)

Carolyn Harris: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown) on securing the debate. It is an absolute pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. Over the summer, the Metropolitan police launched their 100th murder investigation, but it is not just a London problem. In towns and cities all over the UK, the dynamic of crime is changing, and the need to change attitudes to...

Esa Underpayments: Business of the House (19 Jul 2018)

Carolyn Harris: For her summer reading, I offer the Leader of the House a copy of the newly published report of the all-party group on home electrical safety titled “Electrical products: setting the course for safety”. We are all acutely aware of the importance of protecting our constituents from fires caused by domestic appliances. When the House returns, may we have a debate on a Government...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (16 Jul 2018)

Carolyn Harris: Five months after the interim guidance on discretionary leave for victims of modern slavery, published in response to the PK (Ghana) judgment, too many victims are still being left in limbo. Do we know how many victims have received temporary status or even know their status? When will the Government update their guidance and end this human Russian roulette?

Commercial Sexual Exploitation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (4 Jul 2018)

Carolyn Harris: I congratulate all Members who have spoken on their passionate and moving speeches—I, for one, was extremely moved. Prostitution is a nationwide issue. Women are selling their bodies on streets up and down the country, putting their health and safety at risk. Prostitution is violence against women and girls. Each time a woman is met by a purchaser to trade a sex act for money, drugs,...

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Period Poverty (28 Jun 2018)

Carolyn Harris: The Welsh and Scottish Governments recognise that period poverty is a serious issue and have both introduced schemes to tackle it, so why are the UK Government failing to provide support to tackle this growing problem and leaving it to charities and individual groups such as Beauty Banks, a cosmetics equivalent of food banks organised by Jo Jones and Sali Hughes, to fill the gap?

Energy Policy (25 Jun 2018)

Carolyn Harris: Swansea Bay tidal lagoon is in my constituency. The Secretary of State will never understand the frustration and anger that felt in my city today. It prompts the question of just who is speaking for Wales in the Cabinet, because it is certainly not the Secretary of State for Wales. We have not had electrification; we have not had the tidal lagoon. If he does not do the job properly, it is...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Acquired Brain Injury (18 Jun 2018)

Carolyn Harris: I rise as vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on acquired brain injury. Julian John, a dear friend and constituent of mine, is living with an acquired brain injury—an injury that led him to change his entire life path several years ago. He could have allowed his injury to dictate his life but he did not, and instead used his experience to help others to live fulfilling lives...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon (13 Jun 2018)

Carolyn Harris: Electrification—we have not had it. Tidal lagoon—if the Financial Times is to be believed, we are not going to have it. When is the Secretary of State going to start speaking up for the people of Wales?

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Carolyn Harris: My hon. Friend will know that, as a Welsh MP, I respect devolution more than most, having to live it every day of my life, but this issue and that of equal marriage in Northern Ireland deserve to be tackled in the here and now, and devolution should not be used as an excuse to deny women the right to abortion and to prevent equal marriage. This is 2018. Both these issues are contemporary, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Sexual Exploitation of Vulnerable Children (4 Jun 2018)

Carolyn Harris: We all acknowledge that child sexual exploitation can often be a consequence of county lines, but the limited awareness of the signs of it means that vulnerable children are often left to the mercy of their abusers. To improve identification, the emergency services need more support. What training and support are the Government providing to help them better recognise child victims of county...

Psychoactive Substances (23 May 2018)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Christopher. I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Delyn (David Hanson) on securing the debate, and I wish Hansard the best of luck with deciphering what is left of my speech from the crossings-out. Before the Psychoactive Substances Act came into force two years ago—I sat on the Bill Committee with my hon. Friend the...

Gaming Machines (17 May 2018)

Carolyn Harris: I rise to be completely non-partisan and to beg your indulgence, Mr Speaker, and that of the Minister, while I say a heartfelt thank you on behalf of the very many thousands of people who have contacted me to say that these machines have destroyed their lives or the lives of those they love and taken away their homes, their dignity, their self-respect. I also say thank you to my hon. Friend...

Women and Equalities: Domestic Abuse: Health Priorities (17 May 2018)

Carolyn Harris: Last week, I visited a refuge run by Hestia, the organiser behind next week’s “UK Says No More” campaign—I have spare badges. Hestia tells me that nearly 1 million children every year are affected by domestic abuse, yet there are no meaningful resources to help tackle the mental health issues experienced by those children. What more are the Government prepared to do to...

Business of the House (10 May 2018)

Carolyn Harris: Will the Leader of the House make time for a debate on Virgin Media’s decision to close its flagship site in my constituency? There are currently 772 jobs at risk, but Virgin Media’s management are being obstructive by denying Assembly Members and Members of Parliament access to the staff.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (10 May 2018)

Carolyn Harris: Since the Government launched their review of gambling, more than £2.8 billion—£57 a second—has been lost on fixed-odds betting terminals. I urge the Secretary of State to put an end to this misery.

DWP Offices Closures: Merthyr Tydfil — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (9 May 2018)

Carolyn Harris: Just last week, Virgin Media announced its intention to close a flagship site in my constituency of Swansea East, with the potential loss of 770 jobs. Jobcentre Plus will be the first port of call for all of those people who will be seeking new opportunities. Does my hon. Friend agree that any attempt to minimise local access to Jobcentre Plus can only add to the fear and frustration of those...

Office for Product Safety and Standards — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (9 May 2018)

Carolyn Harris: I beg to move, That this House has considered the role of the Office for Product Safety and Standards. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. The Minister will be familiar with my interest in electrical safety and, in particular, household electrical goods. I am sure he has familiarised himself with all my previous debates and correspondence on the issue. I am grateful...

Office for Product Safety and Standards — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (9 May 2018)

Carolyn Harris: I totally agree with my hon. Friend. It is my understanding that Peterborough actually has fewer than three trading standards officers. Will the Minister please outline how trading standards will be boosted and supported by this new office? Will there be monies for the training of more trading standards officers? Surely the Government realise that more people are needed on the ground, and...


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