Results 1–20 of 1143 for speaker:Holly Lynch

Culture, Media and Sport: Heritage Buildings (23 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: What steps her Department is taking to protect and repurpose heritage buildings.

Culture, Media and Sport: Heritage Buildings (23 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: I am grateful to the Minister for that answer and thank her for her kind words. I pay tribute to Halifax Civic Trust, which does so much great work in my constituency and has some amazing heritage buildings, not least the magnificent Piece Hall. However, we have others that developers have bought and sat on, refusing to invest in them, engage or release them to other interested parties. What...

Political Violence and Disruption: Walney Report (22 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: Earlier this week, I met a female chief fire officer who explained to me some of the intimidation, harassment and abuse that she had experienced, alongside some of her female colleagues in senior leadership roles in our emergency services, up to and including credible death threats. As far as I can tell, that is for no other reason than that they have the audacity to be women in senior...

Arrests and Prison Capacity (22 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire police have just arrested 62 people in a county lines operation. They seized swords, a machete and a crossbow, and took 3 kg of cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin off the streets, alongside the misery and violence that characterises county lines gangs. I am so grateful to them for that work, but are the Government suggesting that they should have allowed it...

Israel and Gaza (20 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: Does the Deputy Foreign Secretary not recognise the damage that is being done to the UK’s standing around the world, and to the rules-based international order and international humanitarian law, by his Government’s refusal to accept first the ICJ ruling and now that of the ICC? He has said that he does not believe that the ICC prosecutor seeking warrants will help, but at what point will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: County Courts: Judgements (17 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is taking steps to help ensure that county court judgments (CCJs) against rogue traders are enforced; and what enforcement steps can be taken if such a CCJ cannot be delivered.

Backbench Business: Inequalities in Dementia Services — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (16 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: It is always a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Ms Rees, so thank you for being here this afternoon. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams). In preparation for today’s debate, I looked back in Hansard at previous contributions I had made in debates on dementia, and I was struck by the fact that every single one started the same way: by...

Backbench Business: Inequalities in Dementia Services — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (16 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: The hon. Member is absolutely right. We have got into the real substance of the inconsistencies and the variations in rates of diagnosis. That really does highlight the inequalities that exist, depending on where someone is in the country. Beyond that, there is a real mix: there are so many local volunteers and brilliant groups that do so much good work, but that is not replicated evenly...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Human Rights (13 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether the Minister of State for the Indo-Pacific raised human rights concerns relating to the 2024 Safeguarding National Security Bill and the 2020 National Security Law while meeting the (a) Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services and (b) Treasury Christopher Hui in Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Freedom of Expression (13 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if the Minister of State for the Indo-Pacific will declare the 2024 Safeguarding National Security Bill in Hong Kong to be a breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration following its first application in the case of Ma Chun-man in March 2024.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Compensation (13 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse was of consolatory payments issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving Licences: Applications (13 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of trends in the average processing time of applications submitted to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

Petition - Recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry ( 7 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: I rise to present a petition on the same terms as my hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon (Liz Twist). In doing so, I pay tribute to the Burkert family, who lost their father, who was a single parent of five, in this terrible, avoidable tragedy. The petition states: The petition of residents of the constituency of Halifax, Declares that people who received infected blood and who have suffered...

War in Gaza ( 7 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: The Deputy Foreign Secretary has said that he is still waiting to see the military plans from Israel in relation to Rafah, but we are all watching the consequences of the execution of those plans, which is already under way. Part of what we have seen overnight has been the very deliberate destruction of any signage that describes the territory as Gaza, and the taking down of Palestinian flags...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Social Rented Housing: Construction (30 Apr 2024)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of building an additional 1 million homes for social rent in the next 10 years; and whether he has had discussions with the private sector on building homes for social rent.

Business of the House (18 Apr 2024)

Holly Lynch: The Leader of the House will have followed the efforts of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to oppose plans for an incinerator in his constituency. She will also be aware that Ministers have now issued a direction to the Environment Agency “to temporarily pause the determination of certain environmental permits for new waste incineration facilities”, saying...

Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (18 Apr 2024)

Holly Lynch: Further to that question, and as others have said, brilliant grassroots music venues all over the country are struggling with spiralling costs. The Grayston Unity is one such venue that is crucial in not only ensuring access to music, but developing the skills pipeline for people working in that sector and, we hope, becoming the stars of tomorrow. What is the Minister doing to ensure that she...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cocoa: Agriculture ( 4 Apr 2024)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that smallholder cocoa farmers will not be faced with additional costs when the deforestation requirements of the Environment Bill 2021 come into force.

Cavity Wall Insulation — [Mrs Pauline Latham in the Chair] (26 Mar 2024)

Holly Lynch: I thank you once again, Mrs Latham, for chairing this important debate so ably. I thank those hon. Members who have contributed. The hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), in his diligent and dedicated fashion, is a voice and advocate for his constituents. He is always incredibly supportive of me and so many across this House, and we all appreciate his contributions. I thank him for what...

Cavity Wall Insulation — [Mrs Pauline Latham in the Chair] (26 Mar 2024)

Holly Lynch: I beg to move, That this House has considered the provision of cavity wall insulation under Government grants. I start by thanking you, Mrs Latham, for chairing this important debate. What a pleasure it is to see you. The problem I am going to outline starts with Government grants for cavity wall insulation schemes, but I wish it ended there. Sadly, it doesn’t. I am grateful to the Minister...


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