Results 1–20 of 193 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Vicky Foxcroft

NHS Staff Pay (21 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: When my sister broke her neck only weeks ago, I saw at first hand the pressures that NHS staff are under. They start shifts early and finish shifts late, and there are not the right staffing levels on wards. Those staff were amazing, however. The NHS is now short of 100,000 staff because of this Government’s neglect of the NHS workforce. Will the Government apologise to all NHS workers...

Health and Social Care: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (20 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: What estimate he has made of the number of young people who have not had access to child and adolescent mental health services after a referral in the last 12 months.

Health and Social Care: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (20 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: Does the Minister accept that cuts to mental health services mean that too many young people who have suffered trauma are not getting the support that they desperately need. Has she measured the impact of that on young people, and looked, in particular, at any links to the tragic incidents of youth violence that we are now seeing daily?

Orkambi and Cystic Fibrosis — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Roger. Like many other right hon. and hon. Members, I was inspired to take part in the debate by two constituents. The first told me about his younger sister, who has cystic fibrosis. She has always been very healthy, but she is now in her 30s and reaching the point at which she will need to use additional medications. As he was emailing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Knives (19 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: Youth violence is up and the number of mental health issues among young people is up, yet the number of qualified school nurses is down. The evidence shows that they can be part of how we address the root causes of youth violence. May we have qualified school nurses in every school as one step to tackle this issue?

Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill (16 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: I congratulate the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Angus Brendan MacNeil) on introducing the Second Reading of his Bill. Many of us in the House feel very strongly about this subject, and I am grateful for the opportunity to make my own contribution to the debate. Like many of my right hon. and hon. Friends who are here today, I suspect, my interest in this Bill comes from personal...

Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill (16 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: I thank my hon. Friend and absolutely agree. We have so many wonderful organisations in Lewisham that do so much great work. The Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network recently told me about a woman from Gambia who fled and claimed asylum in the UK with her youngest child in 2011, after finding out that Government forces were looking for her husband and family. Although she has now been...

Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill (16 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: I agree with my hon. Friend. As I said, that is completely unacceptable. We have a council that is willing to help, and no doubt hundreds of vulnerable children need that help. I will conclude, because I want us to get on and vote on the Bill. Like many or perhaps all of us here today, I firmly believe that if a child refugee has been granted the right to be in the UK, his or her parents or...

Building Safety (15 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: I continue to deal with concerns regarding the construction of a tower block in my constituency. The concern is that, although the cladding meets the building regulations, it is not fire safe—in other words, when it has been tested, it has been deemed not to be fire safe. When are we going to get around to sorting out the building regulations to ensure that all of our tower blocks are...

Business of the House (15 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: The Leader of the House might have noticed that I have asked on several occasions for debates on youth violence and its root causes, and I have noted that we have not secured Government time for them. She often gives creative suggestions about how we might go about securing debates. One way we could do that is by having an Opposition day debate, and perhaps I could lobby our Front Benchers to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 14 March.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: I thank the Prime Minister for agreeing to meet me to discuss the work of the cross-party Youth Violence Commission. Youth violence is complex and needs long-term solutions, but some things can be done right now, such as legislating to ensure that all knives and sharp instruments in shops are locked away or stored behind counters to ensure that no one can steal and use them. Will she do this?

Business of the House (8 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: May I also wish a happy birthday to the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart)? Indeed, he shares it with somebody who has every intention of continuing to be 21 again. On Friday 2 March, several busy Southeastern trains were stranded for hours outside Lewisham station due to severe weather conditions. Many passengers self-evacuated from the trains, and we were extremely...

Business of the House (1 Mar 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: It has been one hell of a week, Mr Speaker, particularly for my little sister. A week last Saturday, my sister broke her neck. She was in the Royal Blackburn Hospital for three days until there was a bed free for her at the Royal Preston Hospital where they could operate. Thankfully, the operation went well and my sister and all of my family are so grateful to all the hard-working doctors,...

Police Grant Report (7 Feb 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: When will the Government publish that strategy?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (1 Feb 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: The independent “Preparing for Brexit” report commissioned by the Mayor of London found that a hard Brexit will lead to the loss of 56,500 more jobs in London alone than if the UK remains in the single market and customs union. Does the Minister agree that that is clear evidence that a hard Brexit will be catastrophic for jobs?

Business of the House (25 Jan 2018)

Vicky Foxcroft: May we have a statement on today’s Office for National Statistics figures showing a 21% increase in knife crime last year. Does the Leader of the House support my call for an immediate cross-party, cross-departmental inquiry into the root causes of youth violence, not just the symptoms?

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