Results 1401–1415 of 1415 for speaker:Seema Kennedy

Business of the House: Sustainable Development Goals (10 Sep 2015)

Seema Kennedy: I thank my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Stephen Phillips) and the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg) for securing this important debate. The sustainable development goals are truly ambitious. The awesome target that the world is setting itself—getting to zero on extreme poverty and preventable child deaths—if achieved, would be a...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Loneliness: Older People (21 Jul 2015)

Seema Kennedy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of older people experiencing loneliness.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Breast Cancer: Diagnosis (21 Jul 2015)

Seema Kennedy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve rates of early diagnosis of breast cancer.

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty: Mobile Homes (21 Jul 2015)

Seema Kennedy: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to ensure that the fuel poverty strategy benefits people living in park homes.

Bill Presented — Criminal Cases Review Commission (Supplementary Powers) Bill: Summer Adjournment (16 Jul 2015)

Seema Kennedy: It is somewhat daunting to follow experienced colleagues such as my hon. Friends the Members for Southend West (Sir David Amess) and for Harrow East (Bob Blackman), but I shall do my best. The hon. Member for Walsall South (Valerie Vaz) mentioned the M6, and as someone who uses the motorway—even though it has been improved with the toll road—I know that travelling with three children...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russian Federation: EU Sanctions (14 Jul 2015)

Seema Kennedy: Does my right hon. Friend agree that Russia’s actions in Crimea and Donbass are a fundamental challenge to rules-based order, and that it is vital that we stand up to that aggression?

Business of the House (9 Jul 2015)

Seema Kennedy: Leyland has world-class tourist sites such as the British Commercial Vehicle museum and Worden Park, although we often lose out in tourist numbers to our larger white rose neighbour. May we have a debate on tourism in Lancashire?

[Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] — Coastal Flood Risk (7 Jul 2015)

Seema Kennedy: Does the Minister agree that in areas such as mine, where the railway line at Rufford is at risk from flooding, Network Rail should contribute financially to the internal drainage board, which is on the table, and not leave the matter in the hands of farmers and rate payers?

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap (1 Jul 2015)

Seema Kennedy: In my constituency the gender pay gap figures are worse than the national average, and I would like this to be stamped out. What steps will my right hon. Friend take to encourage businesses to report on the gender pay gap?

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Shale Gas (30 Jun 2015)

Seema Kennedy: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) for securing this debate. I will keep my remarks short. The decisions taken at county hall in Preston yesterday and last Thursday directly affect my constituency. Lancashire County Council’s planning committee has rejected Cuadrilla’s applications to frack at Roseacre Wood and Little Plumpton, both of which are in...

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Shale Gas (30 Jun 2015)

Seema Kennedy: We have all accepted that local communities need to have total buy-in, and I am talking about what the energy companies do as well. National Government need to lay down such obligations. The companies need to be seen to be engaging fully with young people, providing apprenticeships and local jobs. My constituents are not nimbys, but they want reassurance that fracking will not affect the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Welsh Government Funding (17 Jun 2015)

Seema Kennedy: If money is so tight, how have the Welsh Government found millions of pounds to spend on refurbishing their offices and expanding the ministerial car fleet?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Childcare (15 Jun 2015)

Seema Kennedy: What plans she has to support working families by helping provide extra childcare.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Childcare (15 Jun 2015)

Seema Kennedy: Quality is vital in early-years education. Will my hon. Friend set out the steps being taken to ensure that childcare provision in my constituency is of the highest possible quality?

Business of the House: European Union (Finance) Bill (11 Jun 2015)

Seema Kennedy: I congratulate the hon. Member for East Lothian (George Kerevan) and my hon. Friend the Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Tom Tugendhat) on their excellent maiden speeches today. The greatest prize I won on 8 May was the right to serve. I will do my utmost to repay the trust that the people of South Ribble have put in me. As the first Member of this place of Iranian heritage, I feel a...


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