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Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (17 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: Prestwick, with its clear weather, transport links and aerospace park, is one of the frontrunners to be a horizontal-launch spaceport. In 2016, the then Transport Minister said that the Government would no longer be picking spaceport sites, but the narrative around the current grant process seems to be reversing that. Will the Business Secretary clarify who will choose where launch facilities...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Devolution (11 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: I do not think that meeting Fergus Ewing at the highland show can really count as consultation, so what formal consultation was carried out before the fishing White Paper was published?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (10 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's press release, personal independence payment assessment guidance updated, published on 2 November 2017, whether the review team has been set up to review claims of people with epilepsy made between 9 March 2017 and 13 November 2017; and when that new guidance was implemented.

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: It may be possible that European leaders welcome this plan simply because it is the first thing to make it on to paper. The Prime Minister talks about sticking to a common rulebook for goods but not services, but is it not the case that goods and services are often combined, particularly in the aerospace industry, which is important in my constituency?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Transport Infrastructure (5 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: What steps he is taking to invest in transport infrastructure.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Transport Infrastructure (5 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: First, I am going to use my position to wish all staff in the NHS a very happy 70th birthday. The Secretary of State makes the classic mistake of thinking infrastructure is just steel and concrete, but the airspace routes above the UK were designed in the ’60s and simply cannot cope with the 2.3 million planes that use them every year. The NATS air traffic centre at Prestwick has...

Treasury Spending: Grants to Devolved Institutions (3 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: To give the House an example, the NHS in England got £337 million for winter pressures last year, but what finally made it over the border was not the expected £32 million but £8.4 million, for exactly that reason.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Public Health Funding (3 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: Last year, NHS England was given £337 million to prepare for winter pressures, but the Scottish Government received only £8.4 million rather than the expected £32 million. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has claimed that Scotland will get £2 billion from this recent uplift. When we will know the real figure?

Ministry of Justice: Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (2 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: As many Members have mentioned, we are approaching the 70th birthday of both the NHS and the social care system. I was shocked to work out that I graduated in the first half of that period, when the NHS was a youngster of only 34. That was a bit depressing; how did I get so old? Most patients in all four UK health systems will have a very good experience, because they interact with dedicated...

Ministry of Justice: Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (2 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the increase in life expectancy is actually stalling and not continuing to soar? Unfortunately, it is another inequality between richer areas and poorer areas, and the danger is that people in deprived areas will get no retirement at all.

Ministry of Justice: Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (2 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: In the air quality debate last Thursday, I touched on the need for health in all policies. From active transport to quality of housing, is that not where we need to drive public health?

Infected Blood Inquiry (2 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: The infection of patients with hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood products is the worst tragedy and scandal in the NHS’s 70-year history in terms of the number of people infected, the ignoring of evidence, and the cover-ups on which we hope light will be brought to bear. As the Minister said, it is almost a year since the inquiry was announced, during which time, sadly, 90...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Assisted Technology (2 Jul 2018)

Philippa Whitford: In the light of all the controversy around the quality of PIP assessments, would it not save time to get people’s medical records automatically, thereby reducing face-to-face assessments, appeals and the hardship for beneficiaries?

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Philippa Whitford: Does the Minister recognise, however, the disparity between the cost to the Government through ill health and the amount that is being spent on active transport, be it cycling or walking?

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Philippa Whitford: One of the first big steps forward on air quality came after the great smog of 1952, when 4,000 people died within five days and 8,000 died in the following weeks. From that came the Clean Air Act 1956, which reduced pollution, particularly from coal, coming from industrial and domestic sources. However, in the 50 years since, traffic pollution has soared. Some 70% of UK towns and cities are...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Philippa Whitford: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. My understanding is that 50% of journeys in Copenhagen are now made by bicycle. But this does require investment in infrastructure. The hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick) mentioned a new tunnel at Silvertown. The Clyde tunnel was finished in 1963 and it consists of two circular tunnels, with the road deck about a third of...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Philippa Whitford: I have finished, I am afraid. Sorry.

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Philippa Whitford: As an electric bike owner—I tried not to take offence at the comments of the right hon. Member for Exeter (Mr Bradshaw) about electric bike owners—I know that there are two classes of electric bikes, one of which is allowed on cycle lanes and one of which is not. I wonder whether it is that difference about which the hon. Gentleman is hearing.

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Philippa Whitford: On a point of interest, will these tunnels also have separate pedestrian and cyclist tunnels? Obviously, putting pedestrians and cyclists in the tunnel with traffic would be even worse than what are discussing, and why should they end up in a car because of the long route that needs to be taken by those on a bike?


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