Results 1–20 of 100 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Judith Cummins

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (18 Jan 2018)

Judith Cummins: Does the Minister agree with me and the Transport for the North draft strategic transport plan that there is a compelling economic case for a northern powerhouse rail network stop in Bradford, both for my constituents and for the wider region?

Business of the House (11 Jan 2018)

Judith Cummins: Many of the NHS trusts in Yorkshire are currently considering proposals to transfer NHS staff over to wholly owned companies, amounting to a race to the bottom in employment practices. May we please have a debate on that in Government time?

NHS Winter Crisis: Rail Franchising (10 Jan 2018)

Judith Cummins: The subject of this Opposition day debate clearly highlights how this Government are not running the nation’s vital transport infrastructure in the interests of the many. We have heard how the franchise model is failing the east coast mainline. The taxpayer bail-out of the franchise by the Government is yet more evidence that our railways would be better off under public ownership. Let...

Yorkshire Devolution (9 Jan 2018)

Judith Cummins: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this very important debate. Does he agree that, if Government get behind the coalition of the willing, a deal for Yorkshire will be possible? The Secretary of State needs to deal with this issue with the utmost importance and get a date in his diary to meet with Yorkshire leaders as a matter of urgency. To do otherwise would be a terrible indictment...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police and Fire Services: Collaboration (8 Jan 2018)

Judith Cummins: Does the Minister accept that there is already a great degree of co-operation and collaboration between our blue-light services and that any move by the Government to force further formal collaboration through mergers could be detrimental to all services?

Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Judith Cummins: An estimated 1,400 people with dementia will be stuck in hospital on Christmas day, so dementia patients will make up a quarter of the people who will spend this Christmas day in hospital because of delays in finding them care. With the Alzheimer’s Society describing wards as being “turned into waiting rooms”, will the Leader of the House grant parliamentary time to discuss...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Judith Cummins: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent South (Jack Brereton). This Finance Bill has short-changed my constituents, the city of Bradford and the people of the north in ways too numerous to list in the short time I have available today. But there was one instance where the north was not just short-changed but plain snubbed: it was starved of the vital investment needed...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Judith Cummins: I thank the hon. Gentleman for raising that point; unsurprisingly, I am going to mention that later in my speech. Just yesterday, I read with great interest that the ambitious plan for full trans-Pennine electrification is to be scaled back, with the scrapping of the line connecting Manchester to Sheffield and Leeds via the HS2 network. The north is being starved of the investment it needs to...

Royal Assent: Business of the House (7 Dec 2017)

Judith Cummins: A recent joint police and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency operation in Bradford on uninsured and untaxed vehicles has resulted in 540 untaxed vehicles being identified and 29 vehicles being seized in one week because their drivers had no insurance. Nationally, figures are rising on this, with the highest tax evasion rate for more than a decade. Will the whole House join me in...

Petition - Chicken Farm, Rushden, Northamptonshire: Universal Credit Sanctions (4 Dec 2017)

Judith Cummins: Does my hon. Friend agree that the new sanctions in the universal credit system punish the working poor, especially low-paid workers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Local and Regional Economies: Transport (4 Dec 2017)

Judith Cummins: What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on investment to support the growth of local and regional economies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Local and Regional Economies: Transport (4 Dec 2017)

Judith Cummins: Why did the autumn Budget not allocate any new funding to the Yorkshire and Humber region as part of the northern powerhouse, when there is clear evidence of underfunding for the rail network across the region?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Judith Cummins: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for calling me to speak in today’s Budget debate. This week, the communities of Bradford, my home city, were left bruised and battered by this country’s eighth austerity Budget in just seven years. They saw more cuts to vital local services, no help for our chronically underfunded blue light emergency services, and little or no investment in...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Judith Cummins: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) for securing this important debate. Our nation’s transport infrastructure deservedly occupies much of this Chamber’s deliberations. Transport has been a frequent topic of my contributions, and it will remain so until the north of England gets the improved transport connectivity it so desperately needs....

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Judith Cummins: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention, with which I wholeheartedly agree. As I was saying, this vital infrastructure project promises not only improved journey times, connecting the economies of the north, but, equally importantly, increasing capacity to support the easy movement of labour across the regional economic area, providing more people with better access to good jobs. The...

Children’s Oral Health — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (31 Oct 2017)

Judith Cummins: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. I recently led a well-attended Adjournment debate on the growing crisis in NHS dentistry, and I was encouraged that that critical topic received such wide-spread support. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Steve McCabe) for securing this important debate. I believe that momentum is building for a change in...

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Judith Cummins: At least 60% of those receiving social care in the home and 70% of those in care homes are people living with dementia. The underfunding of social care has meant that the burden falls disproportionately on those people. Does the Minister agree that whatever the system of social care provided, it is unacceptable that those living with dementia, and their families, should be disproportionately...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Judith Cummins: Does my hon. Friend agree that those who look after us and keep us safe need protecting with the full force of the law, and that that is the protection his Bill will provide?

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...


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