Results 1–20 of 104 for speaker:Mary Robinson

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: I agree with my hon. Friend: this is about the impact on local communities when waste is left on a site. These are recreational spaces—in my case, on Park Road football field in Cheadle—and are left in a terrible state afterwards. There is also quite a substantial clean-up cost to the community, which leads to that feeling of real resentment against the unauthorised encampments...

Monarch Airlines (9 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: Almost 500 Monarch staff are based at Manchester airport, and many are my constituents, so I am grateful to hear the assurances that the Government will work with the industry to support staff back into work. Will the Secretary of State outline what more support will be given to our regional jobcentres to assist my constituents who have lost their Monarch jobs?

New Housing Design (5 Sep 2017)

Mary Robinson: A new homes ombudsman would provide a great opportunity to look again at the system of warranties and perhaps assurances. As he will know, modern methods of construction offsite would require an assurance rather than a warranty. Is there is an opportunity to look at assurances and warranties again and to give consumers the powers that they need to get decent homes and the good build that...

British Prisoners in Iran (18 Jul 2017)

Mary Robinson: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this important debate. I am particularly concerned about the continued incarceration of my constituent Roya Nobakht, who is being held in Evin prison, having been charged with gathering and participation with intent to commit crime against national security, due to a comment on Facebook. Will the hon. Lady join me in calling on all the authorities to...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: *No heading* (17 Jul 2017)

Mary Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to increase the engagement of community organisations in decision making on Neighbourhood Plans.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Greater Manchester (17 Jul 2017)

Mary Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for Greater Manchester to receive the powers set out in the Buses Act 2017.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (17 Jul 2017)

Mary Robinson: In my Cheadle constituency, Woodford neighbourhood forum is drawing up its local plan. However, there are concerns that the Greater Manchester spatial framework will override it. What assurances can my hon. Friend give neighbourhood forums that their plans will be given appropriate consideration?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Small Charities Funding (12 Jul 2017)

Mary Robinson: What steps she is taking to enable small charities in the UK to access funding allocated by her Department.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Small Charities Funding (12 Jul 2017)

Mary Robinson: I am particularly proud of the work that many of my constituents in Cheadle undertake for small charities, which are vital to our aid programme, as highlighted by this funding. Does my right hon. Friend agree that, by providing these funds to our local small charities, we can improve the connection between our civil society and the important work of helping countries overseas?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (12 Jul 2017)

Mary Robinson: Free trade is essential if poorer countries are to escape poverty. Will my right hon. Friend update the House on the steps she is taking to address that issue?

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill: Israel and Palestinian Talks (5 Jul 2017)

Mary Robinson: I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Birmingham, Northfield (Richard Burden). As has been mentioned, the centenary of the Balfour declaration falls this November, marking 100 years since the British Government confirmed the UK’s support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people. In making that commitment, we recognised that the UK not only has an interest in...

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill: Israel and Palestinian Talks (5 Jul 2017)

Mary Robinson: I agree. It is interesting that we are looking to see which other countries can help, even though we acknowledge that peace itself will come only from the two sides involved. Regional players and previously hostile states are moving closer towards accepting an ideal of peace, and I note that at the Security Council briefing on the peace process last month, the Arab League Secretary-General...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (26 Apr 2017)

Mary Robinson: With the consultation on the Greater Manchester spatial framework now closed, I would like to thank the 3,600 Cheadle residents who signed my petition. It called for the green belt in Cheadle Hulme, Heald Green and Woodford to be protected and for much-needed homes to be built on brownfield land instead. Does my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister agree that we must press for brownfield...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Apr 2017)

Mary Robinson: I too welcome the announcement from the Prime Minister yesterday, and I look forward to the general election and to taking my positive message to my constituents in Cheadle in June. Over the past two years, I have pressed for first-class transport infrastructure for Cheadle, and this week I launched my transport survey so my constituents can have their say on what is needed to keep Cheadle...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Trade: Scotland (19 Apr 2017)

Mary Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the UK single market to Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Mental Health: Digital Platforms (21 Mar 2017)

Mary Robinson: What steps his Department is taking to use digital platforms to encourage people to access help to support their mental health and wellbeing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Mental Health: Digital Platforms (21 Mar 2017)

Mary Robinson: The Minister will know that for people with mental health problems, attending accident and emergency or going to see their GP is not always the best point of intervention, so I welcome measures to improve accessibility. Stockport Healthy Minds, which serves my constituency of Cheadle, provides a range of services such as online self-help courses, one-to-one therapy sessions, and group...

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

Mary Robinson: I am keen that the north-west should play its part in the Government’s industrial strategy to drive up competitiveness in our area. How can small businesses play their part in my area?

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill: Bus Services Bill [Lords] (1 Mar 2017)

Mary Robinson: I rise to support this enabling Bill, which has the potential to reinvigorate bus services across the UK and in Greater Manchester. Bus use has changed over the past 30 years. Since 1985, usage has fallen by half in metropolitan areas and by 30% in Greater Manchester. Meanwhile in London, where the franchising of routes was introduced, the number of bus journeys has increased by well over...


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