Results 1–20 of 2000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Kelly Tolhurst

Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2024)

Kelly Tolhurst: Chatham docks support over 800 local, high-value jobs which are at risk because the owners are continuing in their pursuit to displace successful businesses, such as ArcelorMittal Kent Wire. The Labour council is failing to honour the commitment it made before the local elections to protect the docks and the jobs. Even the Leader of the Opposition said he was “proudly backing” the Save...

Health and Social Care: Primary Care: Patient Access ( 5 Dec 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: I am incredibly grateful for the significant increase in the number of GP appointments offered to residents in my constituency. However, last week Aspire announced that it wishes to close the Lower Stoke surgery on the Hoo peninsula, where the council proposes to build thousands of homes. Will my right hon. Friend meet me to discuss how I can work further with the integrated care board? I...

Legal Migration ( 4 Dec 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank the Home Secretary for his statement on the measures he will be taking to bring down the number, which is too big and unsustainable, particularly for communities in the south-east. Now that he is making the best of being able to change the policy to suit the needs of this country, will he consider an annual review to alter the requirements and rules to suit the needs of this country...

Business Banking: Undesignated Client Accounts (18 Oct 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Mrs Cummins, on an issue that is affecting many businesses across a number of sectors. It is an issue that is extremely important to the businesses that are affected, and one that could have a significant impact on many businesses and their customers in future. I want to raise the situation faced by a number of small businesses with ongoing...

Business Banking: Undesignated Client Accounts (18 Oct 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his questions. Something is going on, and it is worrying. Banks are there to help us with our personal finances, but they are also a key part of how all businesses operate within the UK. I would be very disappointed if they were taking a cynical approach to potentially reduce costs of applications. However, having heard that some organisations are now being...

Home Department: Topical Questions (18 Sep 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: Constituents and businesses are being impacted by illegal car racing and meets. The Labour council is dragging its heels on implementing a public spaces protection order and Kent police have been working hard to tackle it, but resources are precious. Will my right hon. and learned Friend look at how Kent police are funded? They are having to deal with increasing activity in this area and,...

Combined Sewer Overflows (13 Sep 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: I welcome the work of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State in this area. Despite what has been said today, we have to recognise that this is the first Government to take the bull by the horns and actually do something about illegally discharged sewage, which has been happening for decades. I have witnessed it myself. I have recently been speaking to Southern Water about a river that my...

Home Department: Topical Questions ( 3 Jul 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.

Home Department: Topical Questions ( 3 Jul 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: Following recent knife crime incidents in my constituency and in the Medway towns, will my right hon. Friend meet me and our Kent police and crime commissioner, Matthew Scott, to discuss funding and how the Home Office can further support Kent police with the increased challenges we are facing in Kent due to our proximity to London?

Road User Charging Schemes — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (26 Jun 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank my hon. Friend for the campaigning he has done against the expansion of ULEZ. Like him, I am Kent MP; he will know that KentOnline did a freedom of information request, and found that the last expansion of ULEZ saw 78,000 people in Kent fined within a year. Over 16,000 people in Medway were fined. I am now being contacted by residents who are having to travel into Bexley, which years...

Water Quality: Sewage Discharge (25 Apr 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: rose—

Water Quality: Sewage Discharge (25 Apr 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way, but I would like him to outline when he or the Labour party realised that sewage was being put into rivers and seas. When was the Labour party made aware of that originally?

Water Quality: Sewage Discharge (25 Apr 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Water Quality: Sewage Discharge (25 Apr 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: Done.

Food Security and Farming (19 Apr 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: I am very lucky to be able to go to the local supermarket and buy the apples that have been farmed in my constituency, but, sadly, nearly 7,000 hectares of greenfield in my constituency are up for residential development. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the competing issues of being able to buy locally sourced food, house building and the value of our farmers’ fields need to be...

Illegal Migration Update (29 Mar 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: It is nice to see you back in your place, Madam Deputy Speaker. I thank my right hon. Friend for his hard work—he has shown me the strength of the work he has been doing over the months he has been in his role to try to tackle the problem—and I very much encourage his determination to stop the boats. I am pleased to see more enforcement work and the funding that is coming forward for...

Strip Searching of Children (28 Mar 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: I, too, was worried and concerned about some of the things in the report, but I am pleased that the Home Office is taking steps and taking it incredibly seriously. In my constituency over recent weeks, I have seen an absolute increase in gangs operating, with children being exploited, and it is causing trouble on our high streets. It is essential that Kent police continue to have these...

Justice: Topical Questions (28 Mar 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: In 2015, my constituent’s brother was brutally and senselessly murdered. The perpetrators were convicted and sent to prison. One remains in prison serving a life sentence. The family were devastated to find out that he had been moved to Rochester prison, less than three miles from where the family and extended family live and work, and close to the brother’s grave. This is causing the...

Prime Minister: Engagements ( 8 Mar 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: For more than two years, an illegal waste site has been operating in the village of Borstal. Tipper lorries with covered numberplates thunder to the site at all hours of the day and night, blighting the lives of residents nearby and creating untold environmental damage. I thank the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs team for their engagement with the Environment Agency so far,...

Health and Social Care: Access to Mental Health Services ( 7 Mar 2023)

Kelly Tolhurst: Anorexia affects many young people. One of my constituents had to give up work to look after her daughter, who was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and made a number of attempts to overdose—the latest just two weeks ago. The daughter is also suspected to be suffering from an obsessive compulsive disorder and an autism spectrum disorder, but has been told that the wait for diagnosis is over...

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