Results 1–20 of 424 for speaker:Antoinette Sandbach

European Council (23 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: My right hon. Friend has outlined the progress being made in the negotiations. That is particularly important in terms of exports by the services sector, which accounts for 80% of our economy. The sector has no protection under WTO rules; what assessment has been made of the impact of no deal on the services sector?

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: One of the key aspects of the Bill is that a mother or, indeed, a father who was on maternity or paternity leave when they were bereaved is entitled to carry on having that right. That is being enshrined in the legislation. What steps will be taken to ensure that employers are aware of this impending legislation so that they can adequately prepare or, at least, try to amend their policies...

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: I have been in the position of losing my son, and I must thank my employer at the time, my right hon. Friend the Member for Clwyd West (Mr Jones). I have to say that his support was exemplary, which was very lucky for me, because I know the absolutely devastating effect this has on the family. The Bill has cross-party support. I am very grateful to the hon. Member for Washington and...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Ipswich (Sandy Martin). I entirely agree that we need to make assaults on emergency workers a taboo. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Halifax (Holly Lynch) for her work and to the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) for choosing to introduce this Bill after coming top of the private Member’s Bill ballot. This is a real example of...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: In 2015-16, there were 668 attacks on NHS staff in the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, none of which were reported for criminal sanction.

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: I, too, support the Bill. Between April and September, Cheshire police recorded 277 assaults on police officers. That demonstrates vividly why the Bill is needed to strengthen the law in this area. This really is a problem locally.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Trains: Noise (17 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any studies or reports have been commissioned by HS2 Ltd or his Department on tolerances of vibration levels on high speed rail.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: Complaints (17 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which of the 14 recommendations made in the Ian Bynoe report on HS2 Ltd's complaints handling and community engagement of April 2016 have been implemented by HS2 Ltd.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: Surveying (17 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport of 6 September 2017, 154WH, if he will place in the Library copies of the light detection and ranging surveys completed by HS2 Ltd which identify wet rockhead features in Eddisbury constituency.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Eddisbury (12 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much and what proportion of the funding available to the second phase of High Speed 2 has been allocated to the section of the track running through Eddisbury constituency.

Bill Presented: Fetal Dopplers (Regulation) (11 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate the sale and use of fetal dopplers; and for connected purposes. It is an honour to introduce the Bill, which aims to improve standards of monitoring babies’ health as we aim to reduce significantly our country’s relatively high neonatal and stillborn death rate. The United Kingdom is ranked 114th out of 164...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: On Monday, at the start of Baby Loss Awareness Week, this Conservative Government launched 11 pilot projects for a national bereavement care pathway. This groundbreaking pathway will look at support for parents who have lost a child from conception to the age of one. May I ask the Prime Minister to congratulate the parents, the charities and the health professionals who have worked so hard to...

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Baby Loss Awareness Week (10 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: The MAMA Academy creates some fantastic wallets. I suggest that my hon. Friend writes to his local hospital trust and urges them to provide those wallets to their mothers-to-be. I know that the Countess of Chester is doing that for mums served by that trust. Each wallet has a lot of information on the front, which helps parents know when they should start worrying, because it alerts them to...

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Baby Loss Awareness Week (10 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: It a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Nottingham South (Lilian Greenwood). I know exactly how Jack and Sarah feel, because it was the burning desire to see change that motivated me and many others in the all-party parliamentary group on baby loss to work not only to reduce the number of neonatal deaths and stillbirths, but to consider how we can improve things for parents. When we set...

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Baby Loss Awareness Week (10 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: My hon. Friend makes a good point, and she can probably guess that the reason for my freedom of information request was to put pressure on not only my local services, but services more widely. There is expertise out there that we can build on, but bereavement touches everybody and this Government’s focus on mental health gives us a real opportunity to approach death in a way that...

Government Policy on the Proceedings of the House (10 Oct 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: Does my hon. Friend agree that there are Backbench Business debates in the House that change policy, such as the baby loss debate, the subject of which we are in theory due to debate later today—but which we might not debate because of this debate? Is it not right that policy can be changed without a vote? There is no requirement for a vote to change policy.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (19 Sep 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much and what proportion of the funding available for the second phase of High Speed 2 has been allocated to (a) contingency and (b) rolling stock.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Eddisbury (19 Sep 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many environmental surveys have been conducted on the proposed route of the second phase of High Speed 2 through Eddisbury; and how many land access agreements have been signed between HS2 Ltd and property owners in Eddisbury.

Schools: National Funding Formula (14 Sep 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: I thank the Secretary of State and the Minister with responsibility for schools for sending officials to Cheshire to understand some of the problems faced by my schools, which were some of the worst funded in the country and are members of the f40. Will the Secretary of State praise the work of Edward Timpson, my former colleague, who worked incredibly hard to ensure that deprivation funding...

Local Housing Need (14 Sep 2017)

Antoinette Sandbach: I welcome the Secretary of State’s assurance that councils that have submitted their local plans for approval will not be affected by what he has announced. Cheshire East Council has worked extremely hard to submit its plan, so I do not want that work to be undone. May I also invite the Secretary of State to look at Weaver Vale housing trust, which set aside £9.6 million for...


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