Results 1–20 of 1151 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Catherine West

Burma: Humanitarian Situation (13 Sep 2018)

Catherine West: The Minister is being very generous in his fulsome reply. I simply want to put this on record. Does he agree that other Members, such as my hon. Friend the Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali) and, indeed, the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Scully), would be making the same points if they were here? Indeed, over the summer, as the reports have been coming out and as we...

Burma: Humanitarian Situation (13 Sep 2018)

Catherine West: On education, does my hon. Friend agree that part of the reason why it is so important is that, I think, three quarters of the refugees in the camp are children? It is doubly important, because it is about the future generally.

Burma: Humanitarian Situation (13 Sep 2018)

Catherine West: It is delightful to be given this Adjournment debate and to follow such a stimulating debate about proxy voting and enabling women to take part in politics more fully. I am very pleased that my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg) will say a few words and I hope that others will join in. Although it is a short-ish debate, I hope that we can have cross-party...

Colombia Peace Process — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Catherine West: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that commitments are all very well but until the Government get on top of the paramilitary situation we will still see assassinations of human rights defenders, trade unionists and others who are really trying to represent the working people and the average citizen in Colombia?

Colombia Peace Process — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Catherine West: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. Does he agree that part of the terrible human loss has come from the targeting of trade union leaders and human rights defenders? Just this year, 123 leaders and human rights defenders have already lost their lives as a result of assassinations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (11 Sep 2018)

Catherine West: In response to a recent written parliamentary question, the Secretary of State for International Development confirmed that she paid her Department’s cleaners the living wage—the London living wage. Sadly, when I asked the same question of the Treasury, the response was that Her Majesty’s Treasury “does not hold” the information. Will the Chancellor take this...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Catherine West: Does my hon. Friend agree that it comes down to what happened last Christmas in relation to the Northern Ireland question, and that we are again getting obfuscation after obfuscation? We are never getting to the point of what the actual deal for Northern Ireland is.

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Catherine West: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way before she goes on to her next paragraph. I want to ask a question about family rights. Quite rightly, EU citizens have asked, “If my mother is very ill, could she come to the United Kingdom to be looked after?” Can the Minister give us clarification on the question of elderly parents who wish to join their children here in the UK who...

Vote Leave Campaign: Electoral Law — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (10 Sep 2018)

Catherine West: I congratulate my hon. Friend on his excellent opening speech. On the point about people attending Committees, does he agree that the social media element has an impact on the close scrutiny that we need, not just of ourselves as Members of Parliament, but of elections in general? Because it is so new, it adds confusion and layers of fake news, making it even more difficult for the average...

Vote Leave Campaign: Electoral Law — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (10 Sep 2018)

Catherine West: My hon. Friend is generous in giving way to me for a second time. Does he agree that if there is a referendum and the Government of the day say that they will implement whatever the people decide, there should at least be a briefing in the Library of the House of Commons the day after the referendum goes one way or the other so that those of us who are rather surprised by the result know what...

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Catherine West: Does my hon. Friend agree that for cyclists who have accidents, their bicycle may be their means of getting to work, and therefore that is not minor, petty or small? We should take that into account when looking at what we call “minor injuries”.

Brexit Negotiations and No Deal Contingency Planning (4 Sep 2018)

Catherine West: What action are the Government taking to mitigate the effects on British science of the disastrous move offshore of the European Medicines Agency? In the event of no deal, how many research jobs do the Government estimate will be lost during the scramble to set up a new statutory authorising body?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: New Homes (23 Jul 2018)

Catherine West: While the new homes are being built, will the Department consider looking at a requirement on all local authorities to place families within a reasonable distance of schools, as so many children in temporary accommodation are travelling for over two hours to get to their schools?

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Catherine West: I thank the right hon. Lady for giving way. What does she make of the evidence about people who have fallen off benefits and are not good on computers, one of whom is sleeping in a tent in a bin chamber on the Vincent Square estate in my constituency but now has to be moved on? These people have no help. They do not have what it takes for this difficult set of benefit rules.

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Catherine West: This is a matter for the public record. It has been on my Twitter feed in the last 48 hours. This is how people are living day in, day out—in a tent in a bin chamber.

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Catherine West: Does my hon. Friend agree that the evidence on the use of food banks needs to be urgently looked at before the roll-out can continue?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: MOJ Staff on Low Pay: Wages and Conditions (10 Jul 2018)

Catherine West: What steps he is taking to improve wages and conditions for staff of his Department who are on low pay.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: MOJ Staff on Low Pay: Wages and Conditions (10 Jul 2018)

Catherine West: I thank the Minister for her answer, but will she explain why the same workers are paid the London living wage in the Department for International Development? Does she believe that a cleaner in DFID is worth more than a cleaner in her Department?

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Catherine West: It is a privilege to contribute briefly to this Third Reading debate. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon North (Mr Reed) on getting the Bill to this stage, and hope that there will be sufficient support for it when we vote later. As a patron of Mind in Haringey, I know that there is a real sense of urgency regarding the need to improve the quality of services in mental...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: First-time House Buyers (3 Jul 2018)

Catherine West: Will the Chancellor tell us what is being done for people who cannot afford their own home, in terms of lifting the borrowing requirement on councils so that they can build more social homes?


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