Results 1–20 of 498 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Carol Monaghan

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Sep 2018)

Carol Monaghan: The Windrush scandal continues to affect my constituent who, despite receiving his British passport, has been told he is ineligible for employment and support allowance as he has not made enough national insurance contributions over the past two years—an impossible task, since he has been prevented from working by the Home Office. Will the Prime Minister take responsibility for ensuring...

Science and Technology Committee (6 Sep 2018)

Carol Monaghan: Some of the evidence we heard during the Committee hearings was about e-cigarette users having to go out and use smoking shelters outside buildings, which one witness likened to an alcoholic being put into a pub situation and being expected to refrain. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that we must have a more realistic view of the use of e-cigarettes in public buildings, with perhaps a...

Windrush (4 Sep 2018)

Carol Monaghan: My constituent who got caught up in this carry-on has finally received his passport. He is both relieved and grateful for that, but has yet to receive any compensation for lost earnings, lawyers’ fees and NHS fees. This summer, things took an unbelievable turn when he finally tried to sign on for benefits and was told that because he had lost his job four years ago as a result of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Carol Monaghan: It was a shock to read reports of the jailing of two Reuters journalists in Burma who had been instrumental in reporting the Rohingya massacre. What representations has the Secretary of State made to the Burmese Government on the importance of press freedom?

Space Policy (18 Jul 2018)

Carol Monaghan: As I am a physics teacher, this news is extremely welcome to me. When the Scottish schools go back in approximately three weeks, no doubt the teachers will be telling the pupils all about the spaceport that will be in Scotland. As a teacher I never imagined we would have such a facility in Scotland, but I never wrote it off as “science fiction” as a certain Tory MSP did last...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Science Base: Funding (17 Jul 2018)

Carol Monaghan: When can we expect an announcement of the funding for the next phase of the national quantum technologies programme?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (4 Jul 2018)

Carol Monaghan: Healthcare workers tending wounded in Gaza are coming under fire from the Israeli defence force. What discussions has the Secretary of State had with the Israeli Government about this unacceptable and barbaric practice?

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Carol Monaghan: Let me start by saying that Scottish schools broke up for the holidays last week. I wish all teachers and pupils a sunny, safe and enjoyable holiday. I also congratulate the right hon. Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon) on showing a deep understanding of the issues that school staff are facing. I want to say something about early-years education. The right hon. Member for Wolverhampton...

Leaving the Eu: Airbus Risk Assessment: Childhood Obesity Strategy: Chapter 2 (25 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: This is a ticking time bomb that needs to be dealt with properly. We know that children from deprived backgrounds are twice as likely to suffer from obesity, so I first want to ask the Minister how this ties in with his plans to tackle poverty. The Scottish Government’s ambition to halve obesity in Scotland by 2030 and initiatives such as the Daily Mile are extremely important in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education Settings (25 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: One group that is under-represented in tertiary education are care-experienced young people. Care leavers in Scotland will now be supported with a grant of £8,100 through college or university. Will the Secretary of State join me in congratulating the steps the Scottish Government are taking? It was good to hear about the support packages he mentioned earlier for young people leaving...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: STEM Subjects (25 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: One of the major factors affecting the uptake of STEM subjects is the expertise of the teachers. However, Department for Education data show that one third of physics teachers in England do not have a relevant degree in the subject. Rather than simply accepting that as an unfortunate reality, what steps is the Minister taking to upskill STEM teachers? Will he commit to following...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: I thank hon. Members once again—Thursday afternoon is not an easy time to stay behind for a debate, and I really appreciate the fact that they have done so. I also appreciate the great support from the people in the Public Gallery, many of whom are living with ME. It has been tough enough for us to sit here for three hours, so it must have been a hard slog for them. I hope they do not...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: The Minister has rightly said that any patient has the right to withdraw from medical treatment. However, when the DWP is saying that patients must undertake graded exercise therapy, and when health insurance companies are saying that they must undertake graded exercise therapy, it puts the patient in a very difficult position.

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: Does the hon. Gentleman share my concern about the aspect of “medically unexplained symptoms” diverting ME down the psychological path?

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: Does the hon. Member agree that such questions are entirely unsuitable for people with many conditions but particularly for ME sufferers? “Can you walk up a flight of stairs?” “Yes, but it wipes me out for three weeks afterwards.” The examiners are not interested in the “but”. That does not figure in the questions.

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: I should have paid tribute to all hon. Members who supported my application for the debate, and who came along to make representations to the Backbench Business Committee, like the hon. Gentleman. I see several of them present, and I thank them.

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: I beg to move, That this House has considered myalgic encephalomyelitis treatment and research. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for giving Members the opportunity to hold this debate. It is estimated that around a quarter of a million people in the UK suffer from myalgic encephalomyelitis—ME. It costs the UK...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: I agree entirely with the hon. Gentleman. It is a tragic situation when children are not able to attend school and social services become involved because they consider there to be a problem with those children’s care.

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: I will come on to interactions with the Department for Work and Pensions. ME patients report that energy levels vary. Sometimes, going to such an appointment can wipe out someone for many weeks afterwards. If that person were to attend the appointment the following day, their condition would be very different.

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: ME receives practically no biomedical research funding, which I will come back to. Because of the misunderstanding of the condition, the treatments available are often more damaging to the person than no treatment at all. Merryn Crofts was just 15 when she experienced hives and swelling in her joints after a family holiday in Majorca. Tests revealed that she had contracted glandular fever....


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