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Backbench Business: Charitable Fundraising Websites — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (28 Nov 2017)

Mary Robinson: I beg to move, That this House has considered charitable fundraising websites and associated charges. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. Britain is a nation of givers. More than 160,000 charities are registered in England and Wales, and, thanks to the generosity of the British public, last year they raised almost £10 billion in donations. We all immensely...

Backbench Business: Charitable Fundraising Websites — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (28 Nov 2017)

Mary Robinson: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for her intervention. She is right to point out that Giving Tuesday is our opportunity to celebrate the volunteers who work in our communities to raise money for charities. Charities rely largely on donors and Government grants for their income. Over the past decade, donating to charities online has become a well established practice. Websites such as BT...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rohingya People (21 Nov 2017)

Mary Robinson: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Since the outbreak of the recent shocking violence in Rakhine more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border into neighbouring Bangladesh, where there is an urgent need for additional land for shelters to provide life-saving services and aid. In the light of the desperate situation, what support are the Government offering to the Bangladeshi Government so...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Job Creation (13 Nov 2017)

Mary Robinson: What estimate he has made of the number of jobs created since 2010.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Job Creation (13 Nov 2017)

Mary Robinson: In addition to those almost record employment levels, 11% of people in Cheadle are self-employed. My constituent Alexandra Singer is a self-employed wheelchair user who finds that valuable opportunities to attend networking events are lost because they are not always accessible for disabled people. Does the Minister agree that to unlock the talent and energy of disabled entrepreneurs,...

Public Bill Committee: Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Examination of Witness (31 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: Q It is great to know that in Manchester you train up these great future scientists; they are the technical, highly skilled jobs that we need. One of your issues and concerns seems to be about having sufficient staff to man the safeguarding progress at a time of high build, because we are building new power stations—so there is that to factor in, as well. To what extent is this an...

Public Bill Committee: Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Examination of Witness (31 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: When you say £10 billion, what is that related toQ ?

Public Bill Committee: Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Examination of Witness (31 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: Q So the training that you are doing and undertaking with the students in Manchester is crucial to the future.

Public Bill Committee: Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Examination of Witness (31 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: Q Are they being attracted here?

Public Bill Committee: Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Examination of Witness (31 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: What do you see as the biggest risks to the industry of leaving EuratomQ ?

Public Bill Committee: Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Examination of Witnesses (31 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: Q This question is actually a continuation of that line of thought. How far does UK participation in Euratom enable access for nuclear research funding?

Public Bill Committee: Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Examination of Witness (31 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: NowQ that the Bill has been introduced, what in your view is the main priority in developing a new nuclear safeguards regime for the UK?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: Last year, the Federation of Small Businesses reported on the untapped potential of women in enterprise. However, Analysis Legal in Bramhall in my constituency was set up by a group of female lawyers and is going from strength to strength. Does the Minister agree that encouraging more women into business and supporting female entrepreneurs is key to the success of the northern powerhouse?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: *No heading* (30 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that people benefit from the economic growth delivered through the Northern Powerhouse.

Centenary of the Balfour Declaration (25 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hendon (Dr Offord) on securing this debate on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. As we mark this 100-year milestone, it is important to reflect on Israel and its place in the world. As we have heard this afternoon, Israel has made a significant number of contributions to the world, not only in trade but in far-reaching inventions,...

Regulation of Property Agents (18 Oct 2017)

Mary Robinson: Sorting out service charges once and for all means sorting out the section 20 process. Will the Minister update the House on his Department’s work on that?

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...


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