Results 1–20 of 438 for speaker:Lucy Frazer

King’S College Hospital Foundation Trust (12 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: Does the Minister think it would have been possible for the trust to have improved, notwithstanding its financial position? I ask in the knowledge that Cambridge University Hospitals went from special measures to outstanding in care and good overall.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (12 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: I recently visited the Cambridge biomedical campus, which brings together academia, business and healthcare. Does the Minister agree that this is important collaboration, which will help boost productivity, improve our economy and create jobs for the future?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Funding (11 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: Currently, bids for capital spending on maintenance for schools are assessed on the state of the building. Given that there is significant competition for these bids and it is very difficult to assess the state of buildings in different schools across the country, is there not a case for also assessing the historical underfunding in various areas of our country?

Social Care (7 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: The fact that we need to tackle the challenge of social care has cross-party support and agreement. It was in the manifestos of both main parties. In fact, the Labour party’s manifesto said that it wanted to implement change through “consensus” and that the issue transcended party politics. Would the Minister welcome a cross-party approach, rather than political point scoring?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Welsh Ministers — Power to make consequential and transitional provision (6 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: It is really important that all the devolved Administrations retain powers, and it has been said that they will actually increase their powers, which overall would be a good thing. The hon. Gentleman has stated, however, that there will be a reduction in powers for Wales. Does he accept that that cannot be the case in circumstances where it is stated for all the devolved Administrations and...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Welsh Ministers — Power to make consequential and transitional provision (6 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Gentleman refers to the importance of having stability. Does he also think it important to have legal certainty, and therefore to have mechanisms to ensure that our laws work well and quickly as soon as Brexit happens?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Public Services: West Midlands (6 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: The industrial strategy identifies that the world will need 60% more food by 2050. As we leave the EU, will the Prime Minister commit to supporting our farmers?

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: Earlier this year, having tabled an emergency motion, the shadow Leader of the House argued passionately for more Opposition day debates. She highlighted at least four topics that she felt needed urgent debate, including social security and the personal independence payment, NHS nursing numbers, the Swansea tidal lagoon, and higher education regulations. Since she made that speech four months...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: I will make some progress for the moment. By means of today’s motion, the Opposition seek the disclosure of various documents to a Select Committee. There is a procedure whereby Select Committees can ask for such documents themselves under Standing Orders. When I asked the Library last night whether there was any record of the Work and Pensions Committee having asked for these...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Gentleman makes an excellent point, as universal credit is an important measure. I endorse that point, which many Members have made today. Universal credit affects those who need help the most, and that is the issue that we should be debating, rather than the disclosure of documents that could have been asked for before, which the Secretary of State has now willingly granted access...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Lady has just said that this is the fourth debate in eight weeks. Can she clarify whether she asked for the documents in any of those four debates, or indeed on any other occasion in this House? [Interruption.]

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Lady referred to the decision of the Information Commissioner, rightly saying that there was a limitation in that the names of non-senior officials were not disclosed. However, there were two other things in that decision. First, there was an acceptance that it was reasonable to argue that routine disclosure of PAR reports would reduce their effectiveness. Secondly, and more...

Report on Recent Terrorist Attacks (5 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: The shadow Secretary of State referred to resources, but that involves not only money but powers. I had the privilege of sitting on the Investigatory Powers Bill Committee. Does the Secretary of State think that the powers in that legislation have helped the security services to thwart the 22 attacks that she identified?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: The right hon. Gentleman keeps saying that we are trampling on powers that Scotland has, and I just want to correct him. Regardless of what he thinks of the principle, the position—as a matter of law—is that these powers are now vested in the EU. The Supreme Court said in paragraph 130 of the article 50 case judgment: “The removal of the EU constraints on withdrawal from the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Lady is making a passionate speech, but does she accept that powers are not being ripped away, given that they are not there for the devolved Administrations at the moment? [Interruption.] Whether hon. Members think it right or not, as a matter of law, those powers are vested in the EU, and therefore if they come back to the devolved Administrations, they will be additional powers....

Social Mobility Commission (4 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: Reports produced by the Social Mobility Foundation show that in the past year, east Cambridgeshire has gone up 70 places. While there is still more work to do, does the Minister think that the commission should be proud of this progress?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Housing (4 Dec 2017)

Lucy Frazer: I will try, Mr Speaker. East Cambridgeshire has established five community land trusts. Does the Minister agree that such trusts are a valuable way of ensuring that local people can have affordable homes locally?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Regional Expenditure (30 Nov 2017)

Lucy Frazer: Does the Secretary of State agree that doubling the line from Ely to Soham, as part of the Ely area improvement works, will bring significant benefits to the eastern region?

State Pension Age: Women (29 Nov 2017)

Lucy Frazer: This is an important debate on an important issue—I also attended the debate in Westminster Hall last week—but does the right hon. Gentleman accept that it is wrong to say that the Government have taken no action? In 2011, they ensured that no one waited for an extended period beyond 18 months.

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