Results 1–20 of 585 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Kevin Hollinrake

Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: A former US President once said that there are no easy solutions, but there are simple solutions. What we need to solve this problem is a simple, scalable and sustainable solution. Ideally, when people look for a solution, they try not to invent a new one but to find one that somebody has already used for that problem. That is exactly what the Joint Select Committee inquiry did. It looked at...

Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: The Secretary of State is making some good points, but may I press him on the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton South (Andrew Lewer) about the social-insurance recommendation in the Select Committee report? The Opposition shadow Minister refused to confirm whether she would consider the findings in that report; will the Secretary of State agree at least to consider the...

Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: The hon. Lady mentions the plans in the Labour party’s manifesto, but since then the Health Committee and the Communities and Local Government Committee have produced a joint report on the future funding of adult social care that unanimously recommends adoption of the German-style social insurance system. Will Labour consider those recommendations? Is she minded to support that...

Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: Our joint Health and Social Care and Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committees inquiry into the future funding of adult social care recommended a social insurance system of the type that has been so successful in Germany. Will the Prime Minister give her fullest consideration to this solution, which would mean that everyone is protected from the potentially catastrophic...

Closures of RAF Scampton and RAF Linton-on-Ouse (16 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: Will the Minister touch on the issue of capacity? There were concerns raised by people who, I think, had no vested interest here, but were concerned that a single base could not deliver the level of pilot training required for our future needs and some of the contracts we have for other nations. Can we guarantee today that RAF Valley will be able to meet that need?

Closures of RAF Scampton and RAF Linton-on-Ouse (16 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. I thank the hon. Member for Lincoln (Karen Lee) for securing this very important debate. In my constituency, I have the historic RAF base of Linton-on-Ouse, and I quite understand that the Minister has a difficult job. No one wants their local base to close. Bases are not just about bricks and mortar, tarmac and concrete. They...

Closures of RAF Scampton and RAF Linton-on-Ouse (16 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: The hon. Lady makes some excellent points. The international threat that she outlines—particularly from Russia—is greater now than it was for many years, so it is absolutely right that we have a military that is fit for purpose. The Minister will acknowledge that we have corresponded many times over this closure, including with senior officers from the RAF, to challenge them on...

Closures of RAF Scampton and RAF Linton-on-Ouse (16 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: My hon. Friend makes a very good point, which was also made to me by one of the training officers at RAF Linton who is retiring and has no axe to grind. He made exactly the same point about making sure that we have the capacity to train people on the base. I would like the Minister to make sure that we have got that capacity and that the airbase will not be needed, and to consider the points...

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Higher amount for long-term empty dwellings (16 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: Does that not reinforce the importance of local authorities using their discretion before levying extra charges on empty properties? They need to use their judgment.

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Higher amount for long-term empty dwellings (16 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: The hon. Gentleman says that the Government are doing nothing to tackle some of the issues on the high street. Is he not aware of the Government inquiry that is led by Sir John Timpson on the difficulties the high street is facing and what we should do about it? Is it not a sensible starting point that we gather some evidence before we decide what we should do?

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Higher amount for long-term empty dwellings (16 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: The hon. Gentleman is being generous in giving way. Will he set out his party’s policies on rejuvenating the high street and replacing business rates?

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Higher amount for long-term empty dwellings (16 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I also put on the record my support for these proposals. At a time of housing crisis, it is incredibly important that we bring more homes back into use, which is exactly what this measure will do. Will the Minister set out measures for similar situations in which retail premises are unused?...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (15 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (15 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: Universal credit was introduced in my constituency early in 2017. Although there were initial problems following the changes made by the Government at the end of last year, Citizens Advice has reported a significant reduction in the number of difficulties. Jobcentre Plus staff also report a very positive effect in getting people back to work. Does that endorse the principle that we should...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and head of the Financial Conduct Authority Andrew Bailey have joined the call by the all-party group on fair business banking for action against the bankers who cost the UK taxpayers trillions of pounds throughout the financial crisis, none of whom have been fined, banned or prosecuted, despite clear evidence of guilt of fraud and malpractice. Will my right...

Baby Loss Awareness Week (9 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: Hear, hear.

Business Banking Fraud — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (9 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: The Minister rightly mentions resources, which are always tight, but does he see a potential opportunity here? HBOS has not yet been fined for its scandalous abuses of 2007 and 2008, which tore apart many businesses. Would it be appropriate to use that fine to pump-prime a crime agency to deal with these issues? That agency could then be self-funding, because it would constantly be levying...

Business Banking Fraud — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (9 Oct 2018)

Kevin Hollinrake: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. He said earlier in his remarks that Mr D’Eye was not behind on his payments when the bank first took action. My hon. Friend may be aware that Australia has brought forward a royal commission because of similar abuses there, and one of the changes that has come out of that process is that a bank cannot take action against a business if that...


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