Results 1–20 of 1000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Louise Haigh

Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Louise Haigh: The point about taboos has been raised by many people, and the fact that this condition is so under-researched and given so little airtime because it relates specifically and only to women. I bring the Minister’s attention to the #periodpositive pledge, developed by my constituent Chella Quint, which campaigns against menstrual taboos and asks particularly for all official documentation to...

Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Louise Haigh: Last year, during a round of crucial Brexit votes, I collapsed in the Opposition Whips Office and was taken to A&E over the road. I ended up staying in St Thomas’s for almost a week, hooked up to an IV and pumped full of antibiotics and painkillers, before I was eventually diagnosed: a cyst on one of my ovaries had ruptured and caused an infection. Last week, during a similar round of...

Home Department: Police Officer Numbers (28 Oct 2019)

Louise Haigh: In July on the steps of Downing Street, and again in his heavily criticised speech in front of new police recruits in West Yorkshire, the Prime Minister promised 20,000 new police officers for the frontline, but a leaked Home Office letter suggests that as many as 7,000 of these will not be going to local forces. With the Budget now scrapped, it is anyone’s guess if and how these officers...

Government Plan for Net Zero Emissions — [James Gray in the Chair] (8 Oct 2019)

Louise Haigh: The hon. Lady makes some powerful points. Listening to experts is crucial, so I hope she shares my concern—I hope the Minister is listening—about the Government’s decision to overturn the advice of their own Planning Inspectorate, given on climate change grounds, regarding the new Drax gas-powered turbines at Selby. They would undermine the target that she is pushing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Financial Capability: Prisoners and Prison Leavers (8 Oct 2019)

Louise Haigh: Today’s report by Her Majesty’s inspectorate of probation is one of the most shocking independent inspection reports that I have ever read. Nearly two thirds of children are going on to reoffend. Accommodation, health services and support on leaving custody are all highlighted as failing. How much longer are Ministers going to throw good money after bad in providing more prison places,...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (7 Oct 2019)

Louise Haigh: I do not doubt that the Minister is doing everything within his power, despite the constraints he has laid out. Given the previous Foreign Secretary’s involvement in this case, has he committed personally to raise the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with the Iranian authorities, now that he has been elevated to Prime Minister?

Operation Midland Independent Report (7 Oct 2019)

Louise Haigh: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) on securing this important urgent question. Sir Richard Henriques’s report makes for extremely sobering reading. At the heart of this case are the victims and their families, who have faced years of questions and unthinkable damage on the basis of false and malicious allegations. It is clear that this case has...

Arms Export Licences (Saudi Arabia) (26 Sep 2019)

Louise Haigh: Are any sanctions available for the companies involved in these mistakes, some of which presumably know full well that they should not be applying for the licences in the first place?

Hong Kong (26 Sep 2019)

Louise Haigh: Ofcom is currently investigating the Chinese state-backed news channel CGTN following its coverage of the protests. Has the Foreign Secretary spoken to his colleagues in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport about that investigation, and, in particular, about the future of the channel ahead of its launch in London if it is going to continue to propagate state bias in direct...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (5 Sep 2019)

Louise Haigh: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (5 Sep 2019)

Louise Haigh: If I was still a serving police officer and I arrested a European national who, unbeknown to me, was wanted for a string of serious violent sexual offences, at the moment I would simply have to access a database on booking him into custody in order to find that out. Will the Secretary of State spell out in detail how I or my custody sergeant would do that if we were to leave without a deal on...

Policing: Staffordshire (4 Sep 2019)

Louise Haigh: The Minister laid out that the allocation of the 6,000 territorial officers will be decided over the coming weeks and that the funding formula, which we expect to be announced in December, will be how we decide further recruitment. Will he confirm that the amount allocated for further recruitment will not necessarily all come from central Government, but might yet come from an increase in the...

Policing: Staffordshire (4 Sep 2019)

Louise Haigh: As a special constable for the Metropolitan police in the borough of Lambeth in the immediate aftermath of that serious violent crime spike, I was part of the response to that spike. The then Mayor of London was able to respond and bear down on that spike because he had record numbers of police available to him. That has not been the case for police forces up and down the country over the...

Policing: Staffordshire (4 Sep 2019)

Louise Haigh: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship as well, Mr Bone. As I was saying before the Division, my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent North spoke about the changing nature of policing and about how demand on policing has changed so much in the past several years—the police now do what we would expect social workers, mental health professionals and care organisations to do....

Policing: Staffordshire (4 Sep 2019)

Louise Haigh: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Christopher. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Ruth Smeeth) on securing this incredibly important debate in the first week back after the recess, and on her exceptional speech. I welcome the Minister to his place and look forward to, as his predecessor said, keeping him on his toes with the new funding...

Education Funding (3 Sep 2019)

Louise Haigh: Some of the consequences of the chronic underfunding of special educational needs have been a huge rise in the number of exclusions and an increase in the number of parents forced to home-educate their children because they cannot find school places for them. What measures will the Secretary of State attach to this funding to ensure that there are enough specialist places and enough support...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Authorities’ Statutory Care Duties (22 Jul 2019)

Louise Haigh: What assessment he has made of the ability of each local authority to fulfil its statutory care duties by the end of the 2019-20 financial year; and if he will make a statement.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Authorities’ Statutory Care Duties (22 Jul 2019)

Louise Haigh: I am very grateful for those birthday wishes, but I would be even more grateful if the Minister could agree with me that local authorities have a statutory responsibility to ensure that care workers who they have commissioned are paid the minimum wage. The all-party parliamentary group on social care has heard increasing evidence that, despite guidance issued by Her Majesty’s Revenue and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Transport: Decarbonisation (18 Jul 2019)

Louise Haigh: What steps he is taking to decarbonise road transport.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Transport: Decarbonisation (18 Jul 2019)

Louise Haigh: But the Committee on Climate Change made it crystal clear this month that the target for 2040 is simply in no way compatible with our international obligations under the Paris accord and advised that we bring it down to 2030, which would bring us in line with countries such as Norway and the Netherlands. Will the Minister explain to the House how that 2040 target is in any way compatible with...


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