Results 1–20 of 166 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Flick Drummond

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Staffing (25 Apr 2017)

Flick Drummond: Will the Secretary of State clarify whether there are any plans to increase the numbers of staff providing education and training to prisoners, because that will help prisoners’ employment prospects and stop them reoffending?

Yemen (28 Mar 2017)

Flick Drummond: I thank the Backbench Business Committee for allowing us to hold this incredibly important debate, and I thank my friend the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz) for organising it. The situation in Yemen really is a forgotten conflict—or perhaps a better term would be an ignored conflict, in the UK. The humanitarian crisis is on a knife edge. Yemen has always been desperately...

Yemen (28 Mar 2017)

Flick Drummond: That may be the case, but al-Qaeda is still attacking the Yemeni security forces, and it is a grave danger to the rest of the region. We are already supplying aid, which is limiting the impact of the humanitarian crisis, but I want to ask the British Government to be an honest broker in ending the political crisis. My right hon. Friend the Member for Sutton Coldfield recently visited as a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (21 Mar 2017)

Flick Drummond: I welcome the new nursing associates role that is currently being piloted. Will other areas, such as Portsmouth, be able to offer the same opportunities in the future, and will the new role be open to older people wishing to return to the workplace?

National Citizen Service Bill [Lords]: National Citizen Service Trust (15 Mar 2017)

Flick Drummond: It is a pleasure to speak in support of the Bill. I should declare an interest, having taken part in a project organised by an NCS partner in Portsmouth: the Pompey in the Community team, led by Clare Martin and James Shannon at Portsmouth football club. Like my hon. Friend the Member for Bury North (Mr Nuttall), who is no longer in the Chamber, and like, I suspect, many other Members of...

National Citizen Service Bill [Lords]: National Citizen Service Trust (15 Mar 2017)

Flick Drummond: We have a huge heritage site in Portsmouth dockyard. Does my right hon. Friend agree that that may be a problem if the Bill is not amended?

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (14 Mar 2017)

Flick Drummond: On the point made earlier about women returners, is my right hon. Friend aware that just 5% of women returning to work would generate an extra £750 million in the economy—a very good return?

Health and Social Care Budgets — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)

Flick Drummond: Will the Minister give way?

Health and Social Care Budgets — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)

Flick Drummond: It will be very quick.

Health and Social Care Budgets — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)

Flick Drummond: Something that has been missing from the debate is the 6.5 million carers in the UK— 17,000 of them are in Portsmouth—who save costs of £132 billion a year. Will the Minister recognise that in the Green Paper and, in particular, respite care for them?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Infrastructure (14 Mar 2017)

Flick Drummond: Tidal energy gives the UK an opportunity to provide a clean and predictable source of renewable energy. It is a sector in which we have world-leading business expertise in the Solent region. Will my hon. Friend consider giving tidal a higher priority in the UK energy strategy so that we can maintain our competitive edge?

International Women’S Day (2 Mar 2017)

Flick Drummond: I am delighted to speak in this important debate and to follow the very powerful speech from the hon. Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown), who can count on my support for her campaign. The UN’s theme for International Women’s Day this year is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” and the global theme is “Be bold for change”, but 2030 is only 13 years away, and...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

Flick Drummond: Sir Roger, you will be pleased to know that I have never spoken for more than four minutes in the Chamber—I have never had the opportunity—and I do not intend to start now. I agree with the intention and emotion behind many of the amendments tabled by hon. Members from across the House, but I do not support them simply because I do not want the Prime Minister’s hands to be tied...

Us Immigration Policy (30 Jan 2017)

Flick Drummond: In March, I shall be attending a United Nations conference in New York. Can the Foreign Secretary assure me that I, as a British subject born in Yemen, and others like me will not be detained for questioning at the airport’s immigration area?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Navy: Size and Capability (30 Jan 2017)

Flick Drummond: Will the Minister join me in wishing Godspeed to HMS Diamond, which is shortly to leave from Portsmouth to lead the NATO taskforce in the Black sea?

Homelessness Reduction Bill: Suitability of private rented sector accommodation (27 Jan 2017)

Flick Drummond: I was pleased to serve on the Bill Committee and to be part of the consideration of a Bill that will make a big difference to many vulnerable people. There are two aspects that I particularly welcome: the extension to 56 days; and the measures on the personal adviser and assessment. I hope that I will no longer have constituents in my surgery who are waiting for the arrival of the bailiffs...

Homelessness Reduction Bill (27 Jan 2017)

Flick Drummond: I am sure that new clauses 2 and 3, which were tabled by the hon. Member for Hammersmith (Andy Slaughter), are well intentioned. New clause 2 would give tenants assurances on their length of tenure and new clause 3 would give assurances on rent increases. However, I am concerned that, rather than helping vulnerable homeless people, they would hinder some of the best work in the Bill. We know...

Homelessness Reduction Bill (27 Jan 2017)

Flick Drummond: That point was discussed earlier. It would be good if mortgage lenders could extend their offer to three years or even beyond, because we do want long-term tenancies. New clause 2 would make landlords reluctant to take on anyone who might need local authority help, most of whom would be vulnerable people in receipt of benefits or on low incomes. As Portsmouth and District Private Landlords...

Breast Cancer Drugs (26 Jan 2017)

Flick Drummond: It is a pleasure to speak in the debate, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh) on securing it. I was really honoured to be able to back the application to the Backbench Business Committee. I also thank her for her powerful speech, which was very moving. Fighting cancer is not just a top priority for the NHS but one of the great scientific challenges of...

Breast Cancer Drugs (26 Jan 2017)

Flick Drummond: Yes, I also get emails on the same subject. We have to remember, though, that there are other considerations such as mental health conditions. Sometimes people do not quite understand why money is being spent on various parts of the NHS, but there are always other reasons behind it. However, I totally agree with my right hon. Friend about drugs like this which seem to make such a difference....

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