Results 1–20 of 325 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

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...

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

Carolyn Harris: I totally agree with my hon. Friend. Like him, I have struggled greatly with Whirlpool. Communicating with the company has been extremely difficult. The APPG will shortly produce a report on what we believe the Minister and the new office should look at, in terms of electrical safety, based on evidence received from a wide range of organisations. I will invite the Minister to the meeting in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Prostitution (16 Apr 2018)

Carolyn Harris: Many young girls are forced into selling their body as a result of being in coercive and controlling relationships. Prostitution is a form of violence against women and girls. What more can the Government do to protect victims from the harsh reality of this form of abuse?

Women and Equalities: Universal Credit (29 Mar 2018)

Carolyn Harris: I will, if I may, push the Minister slightly more on that. We know that many women are prevented from accessing money because they are in abusive and controlling relationships. Given that, did the Government not give any consideration to the consequences for these women when they made the decision to put universal credit into a single bank account?

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Carolyn Harris: Will the hon. Gentleman share with the House how many women in his constituency are affected by the 1950s pension debacle and what kind of representations he has made on behalf of those women, who I am sure would be interested to hear him supporting his Government’s stance on cuts when they are absolutely destitute?

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Carolyn Harris: Why is the Chancellor refusing to share the light at the end of his tunnel with grieving parents who are struggling to pay for their children’s funerals? Their lives are forever blighted by darkness. A children’s funeral fund is the dignified, compassionate and sympathetic thing to do.

Misogyny as a Hate Crime — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (7 Mar 2018)

Carolyn Harris: May I say what a pleasure it is to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David? I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn) on securing this important debate, and all Members on the powerful words they have used. Unfortunately, I am not uncomfortable with the language used by the hon. Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire South (Mhairi Black), because I, too, am...

Misogyny as a Hate Crime — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (7 Mar 2018)

Carolyn Harris: I welcome any information coming forward that helps us to hammer the point home. The recent rise in cases of upskirting is a prime example of how these crimes are being played down. It is vital that such behaviour is seen for what it is. It is not a bit of fun or a harmless prank; it is humiliating for victims and a huge invasion of their privacy. It should be made illegal. [Interruption.] I...

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (22 Feb 2018)

Carolyn Harris: The Department for Education is currently reviewing relationships and sex education. Has the Minister taken the opportunity to emphasise to her Education colleagues how important it is to identify female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage as a priority area in the curriculum?


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