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Results 1–20 of 422 for speaker:Holly Lynch

Trade Deals and Fair Trade — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (11 Mar 2020)

Holly Lynch: Despite that indiscretion, it is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. You are certainly not the first person to make that mistake and I doubt you will be the last. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea West (Geraint Davies) on securing this important and timely debate, to which I will make a short contribution as co-chair of the all-party...

Trade Deals and Fair Trade — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (11 Mar 2020)

Holly Lynch: My hon. Friend makes an important point. We want accountable methods of making sure that fairness runs through those trade deals, and we have to explore any and all opportunities to do that. Impact assessments are one of the ways of getting to that position, and the Government should take those issues into account, with an eye firmly on gender, inequality, pay and labour rights. I pay tribute...

Trade Deals and Fair Trade — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (11 Mar 2020)

Holly Lynch: I am Holly Lynch. That happens a lot.

Flooding (4 Mar 2020)

Holly Lynch: It is a great relief to be called in a closing minutes of this debate. I will be echoing the sentiments aired by my constituency neighbour, the hon. Member for Calder Valley (Craig Whittaker), in the time I have. The first thing we need from the Government is flexibility around the resilience grant. A majority of those flooded in 2020 also flooded in 2015. The resilience grants announced as...

Petition - Funding for Calderdale's flood recovery (3 Mar 2020)

Holly Lynch: We have faced almost unprecedented floods in Calderdale, only second to those that we faced in 2015. The petition states: The petition of residents of the United Kingdom, Declares that Calderdale was devastated by flooding for the second time in less than 5 years by Storm Ciara, affecting more than 600 homes, 587 businesses and 8 schools; and further that funding which was made available from...

Environment Bill (26 Feb 2020)

Holly Lynch: It is a pleasure to follow such a passionate speech from the right hon. Member for North Shropshire (Mr Paterson). It will probably not surprise Members to learn that I shall be focusing my comments on part 5 of the Bill, largely because extreme weather is starting to pose an almost existential crisis to us in parts of Calderdale. The water levels that we saw in 2015, and again earlier this...

Policing (England and Wales) (24 Feb 2020)

Holly Lynch: I join others in paying tribute to the three excellent maiden speeches we have heard this evening, but particularly that from the hon. Member for Hertford and Stortford (Julie Marson). As a fellow daughter of a police officer, I was particularly moved by her speech, and I look forward to working with her on all matters relating to policing over the coming months and years. I also join others...

Flooding (24 Feb 2020)

Holly Lynch: Cobra met twice on Boxing day in 2015 and again on 27 December. It was instrumental in unlocking the funding and resources we needed to recover in the Calder Valley. Whatever was stepped up this time was absolutely not comparable in providing the practical help we needed very quickly in Calderdale on this occasion. Can the Secretary of State tell me when the guidance on grants for resilience...

Flood Response (10 Feb 2020)

Holly Lynch: I cannot begin to convey the sense of absolute devastation across Calderdale that, for so many residents, we are in the same position again, having been flooded in the Boxing day floods in 2015. To update the Secretary of State, we are now looking at 400 residential properties flooded, 400 businesses, eight schools and two care homes, and two bridges have sustained damage. I have written to...

Transport (5 Feb 2020)

Holly Lynch: We know that asking people to get out of their vehicles and to adopt cleaner methods of transport like rail will be essential if we are to significantly reduce our emissions in the necessary timeframe. We are asking people to make different lifestyle choices, while knowing full well that rail in the north is a toxic combination of unreliable, uncomfortable and expensive, but it is not a big...

Policing and Crime (29 Jan 2020)

Holly Lynch: It is an opportune moment to be having this debate. I am particularly proud to take part following two exceptional maiden speeches this afternoon. I welcome a number of the decisions this Government have taken recently. They have listened to communities and to chief officers and delivered a significant uplift in spending on policing. However, it is not unrealistic to say that this...

Policing and Crime (29 Jan 2020)

Holly Lynch: I thank my hon. Friend for making that very important point. She is quite right that, as those 600 police stations have closed in our communities and the numbers of officers has declined, people are feeling that that access to justice is further away from them than ever before, and that is contributing to that lack of confidence in the ability of our police officers to secure the results that...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jan 2020)

Holly Lynch: Rail users in Halifax and across the north are suffering every week because of the Government’s failure truly to invest in rail infrastructure over the past decade. The north now needs both HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail to make a real start in tackling the north-south divide. Will the Prime Minister commit to publishing the already late Oakervee report this week, and to delivering both...

High Speed 1: Rolling Stock: Motorhomes and Vehicle Excise Duty — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (21 Jan 2020)

Holly Lynch: I am eternally grateful to my hon. Friend for securing this debate and for the powerful speech that she is making. Further to the point that she has just made, I will point out that businesses such as Richard Baldwin Motorhomes, which is located in my constituency, Bentley’s Caravan and Motorhome Services, and Caravan Guard and Leisuredays, which is an insurance company that specialises in...

Petition - Human Rights in Kashmir (5 Nov 2019)

Holly Lynch: It is a pleasure to see you in your place, Mr Speaker. I started a petition earlier this year on the situation in Indian-administered Kashmir. The situation has deteriorated further since the petition’s wording was agreed, and it is with great urgency that I present the petition to the House on this, the last sitting day of the Parliament. The petition has been signed by 1,608 people, in...

School Uniform Costs — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (5 Nov 2019)

Holly Lynch: Looking back to when I went to secondary school—which I appreciate is some years ago now—I am reminded that the school provided a list of the uniform and equipment that I would need. The cost of all those things was a challenge for my family, and there were things on that list that we paid for that I never used in five years. Could we not do something very quickly and simply to prevent...

School Uniform Costs — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (5 Nov 2019)

Holly Lynch: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for securing this debate and for sharing that example with us. She is making a powerful speech. A Huffington Post journalist recently visited Moorside primary school in Halifax and published an article that reflected not only on cuts in schools but on how poverty at home had an impact on a child’s learning, through hunger in the classroom and school uniforms....

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Holly Lynch: It is a pleasure to be called to speak in this debate today and to follow the hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair), who made some very important points, but it will not surprise her to hear that we may differ on some of the detail on some of the issues that she raised. There is a great deal that could be said about public services today, but I wish, in the time that I have, to focus my...

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Holly Lynch: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Holly Lynch: I am grateful to my neighbour for giving way. I thank him for securing the debate and congratulate him on articulating a number of those medical conditions incredibly well. I have two constituents I am aware of who have a diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. I was incredibly disappointed earlier this year when the clinical commissioning group informed me that Manchester Royal Infirmary, which...


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