Results 101–120 of 903 for speaker:Paula Sherriff

Employment and Support Allowance: Underpayments (25 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: These Government errors have led to extreme hardship and destitution for some of the most vulnerable in society—the people who can least afford to find themselves in this situation. Will the Minister agree to examine the case of my constituent Gillian, who as a result of changes to her benefits is unable to attend urgent hospital appointments for a long-term condition, because she cannot...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Online Platforms: Extremist Content (25 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: What recent discussions he has had with online platform providers on taking down extremist content.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Online Platforms: Extremist Content (25 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: The evidence strongly suggests that much more needs to be done to tackle this growing issue. What penalties does the Home Secretary envisage imposing on the internet giants, which have so far proved reluctant to help stamp out extreme content online?

Health and Social Care: Mental Health Provision (19 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: Last week, The Guardian revealed that hospital admissions for eating disorders have surged in the last year. Meanwhile, the number of children and young people with urgent cases of eating disorders who are treated within a week has fallen, and the number of those waiting between one and four weeks has risen. If prevention is better than cure, why do so many children and adolescents with...

Flybmi (18 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: The Government have been consulting on arrangements for airline insolvencies for almost a year, so will the Minister explain how yet another UK airline can fail without the Government taking any action? Can I press the Minister to explain why the airline continued to sell tickets just hours before going into administration?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rural Roads: HGV Traffic (14 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: The A637 runs through the lovely village of Flockton in my constituency. It is a narrow road and is increasingly used by rat runners and HGVs, despite a prohibition order. There have been many instances of reckless driving and some near misses. Will the Minister meet me to discuss how we can make life safer for the people who live in Flockton?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Pensions (13 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to provide additional financial support to universities to cover the increase in employer contributions to the Teachers' Pension Scheme in (a) 2019-20 and (b) future financial years.

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords]: Extent, Commencement and Short Title (12 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: What assurances can the Minister give that the regulations will be genuinely co-created with practitioners and cared-for people? If they are not, how can we be sure that the amendments are not a way of clandestinely watering down the protections of the Bill?

Legislation Against Female Genital Mutilation (11 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: Women who have been subjected as children to the abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation are much more susceptible to contracting cervical cancer, and it can also make smear tests much more painful, both emotionally and physically. I am proud to be an ambassador for Jo’s Trust, the UK’s cervical cancer charity, and I wonder whether the Minister would commit to meeting me to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Epilepsy (11 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of people with epilepsy entering employment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (11 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: I recently met a group of people who, despite having severe and unstable epilepsy, had been denied benefits. The questions asked by the assessors appeared to be completely irrelevant to their condition. For instance, one assessor’s report referred to a person’s complexion. How does the Department intend to ensure that assessors are appropriately trained to deal with different conditions?

Backbench Business: Rough Sleeping — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: Virtually every evening, as we walk out of this place into the tube station, we pass a number of homeless people. The Government must take time to reflect on which of their policies makes the situation worse. Does my hon. Friend agree, however, that this is not only a problem in London? It now infests towns and villages throughout our nation.

Backbench Business: Rough Sleeping — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: I want to make the point about homeless women who may not have access to sanitary products, and how undignified it must be not to have access to those products and to a bathroom. I support the food banks and other agencies that provide menstrual products for those women.

Backbench Business: Rough Sleeping — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: Batley Homeless Project, Dewsbury Cares and Churches Together in Dewsbury do amazing voluntary work, but Sarah Watkinson of Winter Warmers of Mirfield is now taking the space-type blankets that people get at the end of a marathon to the railway station in the morning and asking people to give them out to homeless people they see on their commute. Does my hon. Friend agree it is a shame that...

Business of the House (7 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: As the House will know, I have never shied away from dealing with issues that some people might consider taboo, and today I want to talk about incontinence. Last Friday, along with my hon. Friend the Member for Batley and Spen (Tracy Brabin), I met Martin Kilgallon, who represents The Whole Autism Family. He told us that some parents face severe hardship because if their children need to use...

Police Grant Report (5 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: Does the Home Secretary agree that as a result of having 21,000 fewer police officers on our streets, our intelligence-gathering capabilities have been severely restricted? Does he also agree that the proposal he is putting forward today is just nowhere near enough?

Knife Crime Prevention Orders (4 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: Police numbers slashed and youth services and other services that support troubled families and vulnerable individuals cut to the bone will be a familiar tale to many in this House. The Government were warned that cuts have consequences. Did the Minister think the consequences of these cuts would be an increase or a decrease in knife crime and other serious violence?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Further Education: Economic Sustainability (4 Feb 2019)

Paula Sherriff: At our last Question Time I raised the case of Greenhead College in Kirklees, which is worried that continued cuts in post-16 education are threatening standards. The Minister said that the Department was “looking at the resilience of the sector.”—[Official Report, 12 November 2018; Vol. 649, c. 14.] Since then, however, it has been revealed that colleges will be landed with a pensions...

Business of the House (31 Jan 2019)

Paula Sherriff: I have been contacted by a group of women in my constituency who have been adversely affected by changes to their state pension age. They are struggling to make ends meet, and it is not good enough for the Government to keep saying that nothing further can be done for them. May we have a debate on this important issue in Government time so that we can try to reach consensus on how we can...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Staff (31 Jan 2019)

Paula Sherriff: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) posts and (b) vacancies were there in mental health NHS trusts in England in the most recent month for which data is available.


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