Results 1–20 of 282 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Maggie Throup

G7 (11 Jun 2018)

Maggie Throup: I welcome the £187 million allocated to support girls’ education in developing countries, but does my right hon. Friend agree that we must do whatever we can to ensure that girls have the same opportunities as boys and that both girls and boys in developing countries get improved opportunities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces: Personnel Levels (11 Jun 2018)

Maggie Throup: Cadet detachments are an ideal training ground for those young people considering a future career in the armed forces. Can my right hon. Friend outline what he is doing to increase recruitment from cadet forces and will he consider visiting my constituency to see the hard work and dedication put in by cadets in Erewash?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Deposit Return Scheme (7 Jun 2018)

Maggie Throup: Beyond incentives such as the deposit scheme, what discussions has my right hon. Friend had with the Chancellor about improving the UK’s recycling infrastructure so that we can recycle a wider range of products, such as coffee cups and microwave oven-ready cartons?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: 2017 Budget Changes (21 May 2018)

Maggie Throup: With universal credit being fully rolled out in Erewash, can my right hon. Friend state how universal credit can impact the claimant count numbers and what can be done to explain like for like?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 May 2018)

Maggie Throup: Derby- shire’s Labour police and crime commissioner is advertising for two new members of staff at a combined cost of more than £90,000 while also increasing his council tax precept. Given that this will take the commissioner’s office staff numbers up to 19, excluding the commissioner and his deputy—which is actually more than the number of police officers in...

Community Transport — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Maggie Throup: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Nottingham South (Lilian Greenwood) on securing the debate. As I reflected when I led a Westminster Hall debate on this issue back in December 2015, community transport occupies a unique central ground between the passenger transport industry and the voluntary sector, providing innovative...

Community Transport — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Maggie Throup: Is the hon. Lady aware that to date this is the only case that has been brought forward in response to this letter issued by the DFT?

Belhaj and Boudchar: Litigation Update (10 May 2018)

Maggie Throup: I welcome today’s statement and I trust that it will bring some closure to all those concerned. Will my right hon. and learned Friend indicate whether an assessment has been made, or will be made, of the impact that this settlement will have on intelligence sharing going forward?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Historic Landmarks (10 May 2018)

Maggie Throup: What steps he taking to protect historic landmarks.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Historic Landmarks (10 May 2018)

Maggie Throup: With only two remaining wrought iron viaducts in England, Bennerley viaduct is a grade 2 listed structure, which spans the Erewash valley, linking my constituency with that of my right hon. Friend the Member for Broxtowe (Anna Soubry). The community group, the Friends of Bennerley Viaduct, wants to see it restored and linked to the National Cycle Network, but as its most recent heritage...

Attorney General: Domestic Violence (10 May 2018)

Maggie Throup: Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that new technologies such as video evidence give victims of domestic abuse greater access to justice by helping them to come forward and challenge their abusers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 May 2018)

Maggie Throup: I recently visited a construction site for 85 affordable homes in Cotmanhay in my constituency, which is benefiting from a £3 million Homes England grant. Will my right hon. Friend assure me and the House that she will continue to work with the new Housing Secretary to ensure that more people, such as those in Cotmanhay, fulfil their dreams of home ownership?

Business of the House (Today): Criminal Legal Aid (8 May 2018)

Maggie Throup: I am not a lawyer, so it may be that I am looking at this issue in a very simplistic way. It seems that my hon. and learned Friend is saying that the professionals said that the old regime was broken, yet the Opposition seem to be arguing that they want to go back to that old regime. Can my hon. and learned Friend enlighten me on why the Opposition are opposing modernising the system?

Windrush (30 Apr 2018)

Maggie Throup: I, too, congratulate my right hon. Friend on his appointment, and I commend the speed at which the Home Office taskforce has, over the last week, assisted my constituents in applying for their permit cards. Given the advancing age of some of the Windrush generation, will he confirm that any reimbursement for travel to immigration centres will cover the most appropriate form of travel for the...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Assaults on police constables (27 Apr 2018)

Maggie Throup: I am aware of incidents where police officers have been attacked and those attacks have not just affected them for five years; their career has been curtailed completely. Such incidents have a huge impact on emergency workers’ ambitions and family life.

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Assaults on police constables (27 Apr 2018)

Maggie Throup: I am pleased to be able to make a contribution to this debate on dealing with assaults on emergency workers. Hon. Members might be pleased to know that I stand here not as a lawyer. I have been listening to the lawyers with great interest, because they put such a different perspective on things that I perhaps do not see, and I hope that I have learned a bit from them today. I wholeheartedly...

School Funding (25 Apr 2018)

Maggie Throup: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this debate, because Conservative Members have a duty to put the record right on some of the statements that Opposition Members are making. They continue to peddle myths day after day in the Chamber. Today, I feel as if I am in a parallel universe to the one those Opposition Members are in. I ask myself: why would the Opposition promote these many...

School Funding (25 Apr 2018)

Maggie Throup: I thank the hon. Lady for that intervention, but once again, I think that the myths have been spread and spread. If we look at it historically, in Erewash during all the 13 years of Labour government, schools were underfunded completely. Thankfully, this Government are correcting the wrong that was in place for so many years. Like many other public services, schools are much more than the...

School Funding (25 Apr 2018)

Maggie Throup: I am just finishing. In Erewash, at the core, we have an inspirational team of teaching professionals who manage their schools creatively within budget and, more importantly, look beyond the balance sheet, instead choosing to focus on the vital job of educating our next generation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (19 Apr 2018)

Maggie Throup: As the new chair of the all-party furniture industry group, may I make an early plea to my right hon. Friend for a debate in Government time to highlight the significant contribution that the furniture industry makes to the UK economy? May I urge her to exploit the unique skills of our British furniture manufacturers when we commence work on the restoration of this place?


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