Results 1–20 of 141 for speaker:Judith Cummins

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

Judith Cummins: May we have a statement from the Leader of the House on modern democracy? Our constituents send us here to represent them and to hold the Government to account by voting in this place. What message does it send to our constituents when the Government feel that they can ignore the will of this House?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Judith Cummins: I am pleased to be called to speak in this very important debate. I want to start with the quotes from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation mentioned by the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith). He was very selective, as the foundation was much more cautious about the roll-out of universal credit. Without reform and redesign, universal credit will hurt the very...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Judith Cummins: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has indeed described the situation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Does my hon. Friend agree that this Government must do everything in their power to bring an end to the horrific violence?

Business of the House (14 Sep 2017)

Judith Cummins: I am sure the Leader of the House is aware that the Department for Transport’s annual publication “Reported Road Casualties” is being substantially delayed and is now scheduled for 28 September—three months late. During my time in this House, I have campaigned for improved road safety in my constituency and for tougher sentences for dangerous driving. If, as expected,...

Access to NHS Dentists (12 Sep 2017)

Judith Cummins: In today’s NHS, the word “crisis” is sadly all too commonplace. Week in, week out, crisis grips our NHS. We see it played out across our front pages: in our money-strapped and creaking social care system, in our overflowing A&Es, and in the ever longer delays in accessing even basic procedures such as knee and hip replacements. For health professionals right across this...

Access to NHS Dentists (12 Sep 2017)

Judith Cummins: Absolutely. More disturbingly, 40% of practices were unwilling to take children as NHS patients. Millions of people each and every year are being left without access to an NHS dentist. The human cost of this crisis is huge. Families, parents and young children are suffering horrific, lifelong and extreme damage to their teeth and to their oral health. Stories of people resorting to pulling...

Access to NHS Dentists (12 Sep 2017)

Judith Cummins: I certainly do. I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. The physical damage is visible—it is easily understood—but just focusing on this physical damage would be to underestimate what we are facing in this country. Much of the damage is much less visible, as it is emotional, psychological and hidden beneath the surface, with a generation hobbled by insecurity and...

Access to NHS Dentists (12 Sep 2017)

Judith Cummins: I thank the hon. Lady for that intervention. As children and young people are starting off in life, with their careers, social lives, and everything else ahead of them, they are being left damaged for entirely avoidable reasons. Sadly, identifying a crisis in our health services is not a rarity, but what we see in this crisis is that it is unfairly hitting the least affluent the...

Access to NHS Dentists (12 Sep 2017)

Judith Cummins: It is an absolute disgrace. In the meantime, Ms Akhtar’s son had suffered chronic pain. His adult teeth had grown over the top of his milk teeth. I can only imagine the distress in having to watch your child facing chronic pain day in, day out, powerless and abandoned. Low-income families face a double whammy: they are unable to find local NHS dentists with open lists, and more to the...

Access to NHS Dentists (12 Sep 2017)

Judith Cummins: I absolutely do. Dental practices in working-class areas, facing spiralling overheads and a decline in their income, are struggling to stay afloat. In better-off areas, dental practices have been able to cushion themselves through extra revenue from privately paying patients. That extra income makes a difference. In working-class areas, the realities of life are hugely different. After many...

Access to NHS Dentists (12 Sep 2017)

Judith Cummins: I am really sorry; I cannot give way because of the time. One of the most shocking figures reveals that the number of children admitted to hospital for tooth extractions has risen by a quarter over the past four years. Some may think that tooth extraction is simply a part of growing up—a rite of passage for children. Some may recount their own personal memories of visiting the dentist....

Access to NHS Dentists (12 Sep 2017)

Judith Cummins: I am sorry, I do not have time. One core theme that emerges time and again, as borne out by Bradford hospitals’ admission, is that the Government are paralysed by inaction when it comes to oral health and NHS dentistry. They are indifferent towards even the simple task of requiring a countrywide collection of the most basic statistics on how many children are being subjected to the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Married People (11 Sep 2017)

Judith Cummins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to change the English language requirement for spouse visa applications; and if she will make statement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: North of England (11 Sep 2017)

Judith Cummins: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to increase passenger capacity on trains between Bradford and (a) Manchester and (b) Leeds.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: North of England (11 Sep 2017)

Judith Cummins: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reduce train journey times between Bradford and (a) Manchester and (b) Leeds.

Business of the House (20 Jul 2017)

Judith Cummins: Dangerous driving is a blight on the roads of my Bradford South constituency. The consultation of the Ministry of Justice on strengthening the punishment for drivers who kill or seriously injure others on our roads closed on 1 February 2017. Is the Leader of the House aware of when the outcome of that consultation will be published? Will she commit to making parliamentary time available to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Services: Finance (17 Jul 2017)

Judith Cummins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the recently concluded pilot on improving access to primary care dentistry in the Bradford City, Bradford Districts and North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group areas, what plans he has to publish his assessment of that pilot; and whether he has plans to provide ongoing funding to improve access to primary care dentistry.

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Jul 2017)

Judith Cummins: We have had two general elections where the Government have promised investment in the northern powerhouse, and yet again, within weeks, they have U-turned on the TransPennine electrification. Is the £1 billion deal with the DUP to keep the Prime Minister in power being funded at the expense of investment in Bradford and the north?

Business of the House (6 Jul 2017)

Judith Cummins: In west Yorkshire, our blue light services and those who represent rank and file staff are very clear that our emergency services are in crisis and staff are struggling to cope. West Yorkshire has lost more than 1,200 police officers and 554 firefighters since 2010. It is no wonder that my constituents feel less safe. Given that we have not had an Opposition day since January, will the Leader...


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