Results 1221–1240 of 1327 for speaker:Jess Phillips

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Funding review (8 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: I invite the Minister to go back to the evidence that was given to this Committee. That same evidence states that the consultation undertaken by the DFE to come to the figures that he has outlined will be completely outdated by the time of the 2017 roll-out and does not account for all sorts of other costs that nurseries may face.

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Funding review (8 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: Yes, but give me a chance to answer one intervention before you make another!

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Funding review (8 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: The shortfall has been identified by the Pre-school Learning Alliance in its research. I can only work on the evidence that has been given to the Committee. There is already a clear shortfall with the 15-hour provision, which is why nurseries tell us time and again that they use other people’s fees to subsidise their rates. The cost of childcare has increased over the past five years.

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Funding review (8 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: Also, although one welcomes some of the increases in wages that the Government have instigated, they have to be taken into account in the cost of childcare provision. If the cost is already £4.85, by 2017 something will have to give. There is undoubtedly a shortfall. I really hope that the Minister proves me wrong, and that there is no rise in childcare costs for  children aged nought to...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Funding review (8 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: But it is entirely tied up, Ms Dorries, with the rising cost and reducing availability of childcare.

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Funding review (8 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: I apologise for going on to my favourite subject. I can almost guarantee that the findings of the review will show that the cost of childcare and women’s time out of the labour market are major driving factors behind the gender pay gap. There is real potential for the Government to exacerbate that with the proposals in the Bill, rather than helping matters, if they are not properly funded.

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Funding review (8 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: I totally agree. Without a proper funding structure, if the clause stands part of the Bill, we will need a real focus on quality. Any one of us who has ever left their children with a childcare provider wants to know that their kids are in the best care possible. For those of us who can afford it, sometimes the best care costs a bit extra. Will the Government commit to a review of the rising...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Funding review (8 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: I recognise the hon. Lady’s urban seat in Norwich. It is famous for a famous radio DJ who went on about urban regeneration there, so I know quite a lot about the pedestrianisation of Norwich high street. Moving on from Alan Partridge, the problem with capital funding is that it will not create space where it does not exist. My children’s school cannot just expand if it is given money;...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Funding review (8 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: I agree entirely with my hon. Friend. It is £500 million that, while well targeted in certain places—

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Funding review (8 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: Sorry, £50 million—I overstated it. That is even less likely to have any effect. Although the maintained sector is crying out for that funding—almost every single school in my constituency has a waiting list of at least 50 to 100 pupils—it is unlikely that it is going to filter down and make any difference to the private sector and the childminding services that are much underused...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Funding review (8 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Dorries—we always have to say that, but it is a pleasure. I will focus on the funding element of clause 1. I want to start by saying how much I welcome the move to 30 hours of free childcare. For me, as a young mum on a low and unstable income, the Labour Government’s introduction of 15 hours of free childcare was utterly...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Private Sector (4 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans NHS England has to use capacity in independent sector hospitals to reduce waiting lists in 2015-16.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Private Sector (4 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) surgical operations, (b) diagnostic tests and (c) endoscopy procedures which could be used to treat NHS patients and are available from independent sector healthcare providers in winter 2015-16.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Patient Choice Schemes (2 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 13 of the NHS' Five Year Forward View, what progress NHS England has made on the commitment to give patients choice over where and how they receive care; and how progress on that commitment will be assessed.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free Schools (1 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2015 to Question 15557, on what date her Department plans to publish updated information on free school projects that opened or were withdrawn or cancelled.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free Schools (1 Dec 2015)

Jess Phillips: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were (a) enrolled and (b) funded at each free school at the start of the 2015-16 academic year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (30 Nov 2015)

Jess Phillips: Following last week’s devastating report from the Children’s Commissioner about 450,000 children being sexually abused in the past two years, does the Secretary of State still disagree with me and, now, with the Children’s Commissioner that healthy relationships education should be compulsory in all of our schools?

Royal Assent: Childcare Bill [Lords] (25 Nov 2015)

Jess Phillips: I welcome the news about before and after-school clubs. Will the Secretary of State guarantee that parents will be able to access those places? I recently lost all breakfast facilities for both my children and was offered only one morning a week on two separate mornings for each of my children, which is absolutely no use to me. Will she guarantee that parents like me will be able to get that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Spending Review and Autumn Statement (25 Nov 2015)

Jess Phillips: I very much welcome the Chancellor’s announcement about how the tax that I pay on my sanitary products will now be spent on women’s health charities. Will any of that money be spent on domestic and sexual violence charities? Will it be better spent than the money he announced in his Budget, which provided 27p for each woman who lived in a refuge, is only being given out now, and has to be...

Community and Voluntary Sector Funding — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (24 Nov 2015)

Jess Phillips: Does the Minister recognise that people capital and social capital, which he rightly points to, will not provide a rape crisis counselling service for children, no matter how much he wishes they might? The state once provided that. The Big Lottery Fund then went on to provide it, and the Chancellor is potentially about to take it away.


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