Results 1–20 of 164 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lucy Allan

Princess Royal Hospital Telford (12 Sep 2017)

Lucy Allan: I beg to move, That this House has considered Shropshire’s NHS Future Fit process and the future of services at the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. Like all Members, I come to the House to champion the needs and concerns of my constituents at every opportunity that presents itself. That is what the people of Telford...

Princess Royal Hospital Telford (12 Sep 2017)

Lucy Allan: My hon. Friend says “Shrowsbury; I say “Shroosbury” and so do all my constituents. That highlights one of our great differences. The hospital trust has reassured me that it is not the case that services are being moved, but it is my constituents who need reassurance. I make the simple plea that the Minister put on the record that, whatever delivery model the hospital bosses...

Princess Royal Hospital Telford (12 Sep 2017)

Lucy Allan: My hon. Friend is absolutely right: the women and children’s unit is a vital resource in an expanding population with many young women and children. That is because Telford is a new town; many people come to build a new life and build their family. That resource is vital to us, and the concept of moving it elsewhere so soon after it has been brought to Telford is farcical. I am assured...

Princess Royal Hospital Telford (12 Sep 2017)

Lucy Allan: My hon. Friend is absolutely right: we have seen some shameless politicking around this issue. The local council has weaponised our hospital year after year, which is not helping the process of reaching a decision. I will talk about that in more detail later, because it is a vital point. The council should be working constructively with my hon. Friend the Member for The Wrekin and me to try...

Princess Royal Hospital Telford (12 Sep 2017)

Lucy Allan: My hon. Friend is absolutely right: this is a process led by local clinicians who were supposed to come up with a local decision that suited local people. However, that has not happened, and I see no light at the end of the tunnel. The process is in stasis; there is utter paralysis in the decision-making process, and all the while our Labour council is making hay with the total vacuum of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Child Sexual Exploitation: Sentencing (5 Sep 2017)

Lucy Allan: What assessment the Department has made of the adequacy of sentencing for crimes involving child sexual exploitation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Child Sexual Exploitation: Sentencing (5 Sep 2017)

Lucy Allan: Mubarek Ali will be released from prison on 1 November, five years after receiving a sentence of 22 years for child sexual exploitation in Telford. As the Minister just said, legislation was passed in 2015 to ensure that most serious offenders cannot be released until they have served two thirds of their sentence and satisfied the Parole Board that they are not a risk. What can he do to...

Business of the House (20 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: Like all hon. Members, I care passionately about the future of my local hospital. The hospital trust in Telford has spent four years deliberating over plans to invest in the future of hospital services, but, regrettably, the trust has been paralysed by indecision, bureaucratic incompetence, and a complete failure to communicate with my constituents. The proposals have descended into disarray,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: A young woman in Telford who gave evidence in a horrific child sexual exploitation case five years ago is living in fear. The perpetrator, who received a 22-year sentence, is about to be released early. CSE victims are too often overlooked and ignored. Does the Prime Minister agree that CSE victims should be properly consulted on the release of perpetrators and that in this case the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Housebuilding (17 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: What assessment he has made of the adequacy of the current level of housebuilding.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Housebuilding (17 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: Telford is a new town that is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and it is playing its part in tackling the national housing shortage, so I am delighted that the housing infrastructure fund has been announced to encourage new build. Will the Secretary of State confirm that the fund will also accept bids for the regeneration and renewal of new town infrastructure?

New Towns — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: Does my hon. Friend have bristling traffic lights all over his roundabouts, or are they left unfettered to let the traffic flow?

New Towns — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: I beg to move, That this House has considered challenges facing new towns. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first time, Mr Bailey, and to see so many colleagues from across the House here to discuss this incredibly important issue. At a time when the Government are embarking on an ambitious house building programme, it is particularly important that we consider the...

New Towns — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: I thank my hon. Friend for that very helpful intervention. He is absolutely right that our respective constituencies share many features. One of the other reasons for calling this debate is that I want new towns to be recognised as distinctive areas with specific needs.

New Towns — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: I welcome the hon. Gentleman’s contribution. I completely agree that a successful new town must have inward investment and jobs. It is about not just housing, but the whole community. We must look at new towns from that perspective. Some years ago the Communities and Local Government Committee did some excellent work on new towns. It first looked at them in 2002, and it revisited them...

New Towns — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: I thank the hon. Gentleman for making that important point. The long-term stewardship of the assets of new towns is fundamental to their future success. It is all too easy to say, “We have a local authority that is thinking only about the needs of today and is neglecting to look at the long-term vision.” We want the stewardship concept.

New Towns — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: I entirely agree.

New Towns — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for making that point. In Telford we, too, have had some debate about the future of our health services. I am delighted to report that we will not lose the A&E or the women and children’s unit, as was widely touted during the election campaign. One reason is that Telford has a rapidly growing population, so the need is self-evident. However, she...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces Covenant (10 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: What steps he is taking to strengthen the armed forces covenant.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces Covenant (10 Jul 2017)

Lucy Allan: Some councils are much more proactive than others in supporting the armed forces covenant and in marking Armed Forces Day. Telford’s Labour-run council has more work to do in ensuring that warm words on a website translate into action. What does he suggest can be done to encourage increased participation in future?


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