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Tobacco Control Plan (19 Oct 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: Perhaps I should start by declaring an interest as an electronic cigarette smoker myself. I have seen at first hand the health benefits of moving from smoking to electronic cigarettes, including being able to run much further and feeling much healthier. A smoker who gives up for, say, six months will start to feel the same benefits. I encourage the hon. Gentleman to seek a lot more research...

Grenfell Tower: Business of the House (19 Oct 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: This week I attended a Government roundtable on ending gang violence and exploitation. The necessity that Government Departments develop a joined-up approach and share data to tackle the root causes was absolutely evident, so may we have a debate in Government time on how Departments can work together to tackle this important issue?

Grenfell Tower (19 Oct 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: Lewisham Council has done all the safety checks and is doing all the remediation works to ensure that our blocks are safe, and it doing that at great cost. The Government said that such work would be fully funded, yet no funding is forthcoming. Are the Government trying to bankrupt councils?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Knife Crime (16 Oct 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: Today was the first evidence session for the Youth Violence Commission, and we specifically looked at the role of youth and community work. Does the Secretary of State agree that early intervention is important in tackling knife crime and what would she say to those calling for a statutory youth service that is fully funded?

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

Vicky Foxcroft: A woman came to my office fleeing domestic violence. We rang round every women’s refuge in London, but we were unable to find her a place because of Government budget cuts. What advice would the Prime Minister give to my constituent?

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence (9 Oct 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make grants from her Department to local authorities to enable them to provide funds to victims of domestic violence.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Domestic Violence (9 Oct 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that victims of domestic violence who have no recourse to public funds are provided with accommodation when they approach their local authority.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Domestic Violence (9 Oct 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to provide that local authorities are required to accommodate victims of domestic abuse who have no recourse to public funds.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts: Education (21 Sep 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of changes in the number of people studying arts subjects in schools on the effectiveness of UK creative industries.

Business of the House (14 Sep 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: Is it true, as quoted on Twitter by Paul Waugh and briefed elsewhere, that Government MPs are no longer expected to vote in the—very, very rare—Opposition day debates? I think the last one was in January. I know that the Leader of the House has been asked this several times, so she might want to consider answering with a yes or a no.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Grenfell Tower: Fires (14 Sep 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the merits of including housing associations in the list of bodies subject to freedom of information requests in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband (14 Sep 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on the provision of fibre optic broadband for exchange-only telephone lines.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sport: Discrimination (14 Sep 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: What steps her Department is taking to tackle discrimination in sport.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sport: Discrimination (14 Sep 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: Following the successful “This Girl Can” campaign, which encouraged an extra 250,000 women to play sport, it remains disappointing that those from working-class backgrounds are 13% less likely to take part in sport. Do the Government have a strategy for tackling that? If so, what is it, and is it properly funded?

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Competition (12 Sep 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure competition among providers where fibre optic broadband is rolled out.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Safety (12 Sep 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of (a) the adequacy of and (b) compliance with the fire safety standards of furniture products in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education: Disabled Students' Allowances (12 Sep 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to introduce a disabled student's allowance for students in further education.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (11 Sep 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for leave to remain did not meet her Department's service standard processing time in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17; and how many such applications took more than a year to process in each period.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (11 Sep 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: Lewisham has the highest level of hospital admissions in London for self-harm among 10 to 14-year-olds. With an average of three children in each classroom currently suffering from a mental health condition, how long will it be before we see the publication of the promised Green Paper on children’s mental health? When we will see real action backed up by proper funding?

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Immigration: EU Nationals (25 Jul 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what protections will be offered to EU spouses of UK citizens who do not meet standard residency criteria once the UK has left the EU.


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