Results 1–20 of 373 for speaker:Holly Lynch

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: India: Charities (6 Sep 2018)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the challenges faced by Christian charities operating in India; and whether he has made any representations on that matter to the Indian Government.

Petition - School Funding Formula in Calderdale (17 Jul 2018)

Holly Lynch: I rise to present a rather hefty petition organised by the campaign group Calderdale Against School Cuts. It is signed by 1,653 teachers, parents and concerned residents from right across the area who are calling on the Government to urgently fund schools in line with increasing costs and to invest in our schools and young people. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons...

Visit of President Trump: Policing (12 Jul 2018)

Holly Lynch: The photos of the accommodation in Essex that awaits officers who have been drafted to the capital are shameful. I have no doubt that in an emergency situation our brave officers would not think twice about using such accommodation, but this is not an emergency and planning for this visit has taken place over three months. The Minister said that the situation is being managed, but can he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Monopoly Water Providers: Senior Executive Pay (12 Jul 2018)

Holly Lynch: Mr Speaker, may I first join you and others in welcoming back the Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the hon. Member for Suffolk Coastal (Dr Coffey) to her rightful place at the Dispatch Box? I am afraid that prior to the “beast from the east” Ofwat made it perfectly clear that it had no interest in taking direct action on executive pay, tax...

National Living Wage (Extension to Young People) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Holly Lynch: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. It is a pleasure to have the chance to present my Bill calling on the Government to extend the national living wage to workers between the ages of 18 and 25. It is also a pleasure to follow the Bills of my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon North (Mr Reed), and the hon. Members for Lewes (Maria Caulfield) and for Wellingborough (Mr...

National Living Wage (Extension to Young People) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Holly Lynch: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that intervention. He is right—that has never been forthcoming in the Government’s justification. However, it is a point that is made to me by young people time and again. They do not get a reduction in any of their outgoing costs because of their age, so why should they see a reduction in their pay packets? When I asked the right hon. Member...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (29 Jun 2018)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) current waiting time and (b) waiting time was in each year since 2010 for appeals relating to (i) personal independence payments and (ii) employment and support allowance in (A) Huddersfield, (B) Bradford and (C) Leeds.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (29 Jun 2018)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are waiting to have their appeal heard at a Tribunal for (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment and support allowance in the Halifax constituency.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (28 Jun 2018)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment and support allowance appeals are heard on average each day at Tribunal in (i) Huddersfield, (ii) Bradford and (iii) Leeds; and how many people on average are added each day to a waiting list for an appeal hearing at each of those Tribunals.

Business of the House: Court Closures: Calderdale (21 Jun 2018)

Holly Lynch: It is always a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Deputy Speaker. I sought to secure this Adjournment debate due to my desperate frustration 20 months on from the Government’s decision to close both Halifax county and family court, and Calderdale magistrates court, in October 2016. When the court closures were first proposed in 2015, I joined local magistrates to campaign for a merger...

Coastal Erosion — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

Holly Lynch: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. I join colleagues in paying tribute to the hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) on securing this debate and I thank her for a detailed and engaging speech, in which she outlined that 17% of our coastline is at risk of erosion, along with the infrastructure that is inseparable from those seaside communities. She told us that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Defences (7 Jun 2018)

Holly Lynch: I join the Minister in sending our sincere condolences to the family of the gentleman who sadly died in Walsall following the extreme flash flooding earlier this month. I also pay tribute to the emergency services and others who worked so hard to protect our communities during that period of extreme weather. Further to the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Bury North (James Frith),...

Offences Against the Person Act 1861: Ivory Bill (4 Jun 2018)

Holly Lynch: We have had an excellent debate this evening, and I thank Members from across the House for their contributions. To reiterate what my hon. Friend the shadow Secretary of State said in her opening speech, the Labour party welcomes this Bill and we will be supporting it this evening. Of course we will, however, be seeking to play a role in testing and tightening it in Committee, particularly on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Closures (23 May 2018)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many courts have been closed and replaced with remote video technology since 2015.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Closures (22 May 2018)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the potential additional financial costs on police forces in areas where the local court has recently closed.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Closures (22 May 2018)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has received representations on the availability of independent domestic violence advisers to attend court in areas where the local court has recently closed.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Truancy: Fixed Penalties (21 May 2018)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken to schedule a court date in cases of unpaid penalty notices for non-attendance at school in each year since 2015 is.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Closures (21 May 2018)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of incidents of victims and suspects travelling on the same bus or train to court in areas where the local court has closed; and if he will make a statement.


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