Results 1–20 of 182 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Holly Lynch

Air Quality (22 Feb 2018)

Holly Lynch: I have heard the response from the Minister, but the reality is that yesterday the Government’s plan was ruled unlawful for the third time in three years. Here we find ourselves once again having to take the Government to court and having to summon them to the Dispatch Box for them to take any action on this serious issue of public health. We know that air pollution is responsible for...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Problem Gambling (8 Feb 2018)

Holly Lynch: What steps his Department is taking to tackle problem gambling.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Problem Gambling (8 Feb 2018)

Holly Lynch: I am grateful for that response. In addition to that, I have been approached by concerned lone workers who are working in betting shops on high streets in my constituency. There has been a series of incidents of serious sexual assault and violent acts committed against those lone workers. What is the Secretary of State doing to engage with the industry to reduce lone working in betting shops...

Police Grant Report (7 Feb 2018)

Holly Lynch: It is a pleasure to speak in this debate and to follow the hon. Member for South Dorset (Richard Drax). I feel very strongly about policing, law and order. We make the laws in this House, and we ask the police to enforce those laws out there. Between us, we make up the before and after of the legislative process. The fabric of a functioning society is based on collectively agreeing the...

Fireworks — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (29 Jan 2018)

Holly Lynch: May I say what a pleasure it is that you have joined us and taken over in the Chair this afternoon, Mr Hanson? I also join hon. Members in thanking my hon. Friend the Member for Clwyd South (Susan Elan Jones) for opening this important debate with a characteristically insightful and balanced speech on behalf of the Petitions Committee. Much like my hon. Friend and colleagues across these...

Business of the House (25 Jan 2018)

Holly Lynch: I am sure that everyone agrees that police dogs are an incredibly useful element of effective policing, especially in relation to firearms and drugs operations, yet following years of cuts to policing budgets across England and Wales, forces have reduced the number of police dogs by between 50% and 80% in the past six years. Will the Leader of the House outline her support for the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Insurance (25 Jan 2018)

Holly Lynch: As we have already heard, parts of the country, including my constituency, were affected by both flood warnings and flooding again this week. The 25-year environment plan gave the Government the opportunity to think long-term about responding to flood risk. Although I appreciate that the national flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy will be updated in 2019, can the Minister...

Petition - Waste Incinerators in Sowerby Bridge (19 Dec 2017)

Holly Lynch: I rise to present a petition opposing the proposed waste incinerators in my constituency, which has been signed by 148 people in addition to the 246 people who have signed the petition online. The petition states: The petition of residents of Sowerby Bridge, Declares that Calder Valley Skip Hire Ltd have submitted an application for an Environmental Permit for an incinerator at their site at...

Policing (19 Dec 2017)

Holly Lynch: Further to my hon. Friend’s point, the Minister will be well aware of the really significant variation in the money that can be raised through the precept, which often means that some of the forces with the greatest need are able to raise the least. What is the Minister planning to do to help to reconcile some of those imbalances, so we can meet demand?

European Council (18 Dec 2017)

Holly Lynch: Last week, I understand that the Fisheries Minister, who was representing the Government at the annual Fisheries Council in Brussels, was recalled to Westminster as early as Tuesday to take part in the votes on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. I am incredibly concerned that this Government prioritise seeking to deny Parliament a final vote on the Brexit deal over representing our fishing...

Prison Reform and Safety: UK Fishing Industry (7 Dec 2017)

Holly Lynch: We have had an excellent debate this afternoon ahead of the annual December Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting. I start by thanking all those who have taken part in this thoughtful and considered discussion, which saw representations that reflect the diverse fishing activity that is happening all over our country. I pay particular tribute to the hon. Member for South East Cornwall...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Defences (7 Dec 2017)

Holly Lynch: Following Storm Desmond and Storm Eva in 2015, the Government made welcome direct payments for resilience work to residents who had been devastated by the flooding. Following the floods in Galgate last month, however, the Government told Lancaster City Council that that flooding was not severe enough to warrant the same assistance, despite 143 homes being vacated because of flood damage. Will...

Palestinian Communities: Israeli Demolitions — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (6 Dec 2017)

Holly Lynch: I join colleagues in thanking my hon. Friend the Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock) for securing this timely debate, and for his powerful opening remarks. I have been on delegations to the developing world and seen real poverty, but there is nothing harder to witness than people being deliberately denied access to the very basic freedoms, opportunities and human rights that are so...

Marine Environment — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (14 Nov 2017)

Holly Lynch: As ever, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen, and I congratulate my hon. Friend and neighbour the Member for Huddersfield (Mr Sheerman) who, as he said, has long been a passionate champion of these issues. I thank him for the detailed and passionate speech that he gave to kick off this debate today. As my hon. Friend pointed out, there is nothing particularly new about...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Common Fisheries Policy (26 Oct 2017)

Holly Lynch: May I take this opportunity to send our sincere condolences to the family of the crew member of the fishing vessel Solstice who sadly died at sea since the last DEFRA questions? While the Brexit negotiations on the common fisheries policy continue, the fishing Minister will appreciate that the safety of our fishermen and women must be paramount. The Solstice is the third fishing vessel to...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Holly Lynch: The hon. Gentleman is making an incredibly powerful speech. He makes a very valid point about the RNLI. I recently visited the RNLI at the Tower on the Thames and saw the unique circumstances that it faces. Predominantly, people end up in the Thames because they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or because they have attempted to self-harm or commit suicide, and the RNLI meets a...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Holly Lynch: Steady on.

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Holly Lynch: I am delighted to speak on Second Reading. First, I must pay tribute to my honourable friend—in the truest sense of those words— the Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant), who has taken on this campaign, pushing it forward with his trademark tenacity, attention to detail, pragmatism and, of course, humour, which have allowed us to get to where we are. I know that I channel the voices...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Holly Lynch: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that intervention. This is what we are seeing increasingly. It is both the frequency and the severity of these incidents. If we do not take this opportunity to act and address them, they will become more normalised and we absolutely do not want that to happen. Having shared that experience with colleagues during an Adjournment debate last October, I then...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Holly Lynch: I am really grateful for the hon. Lady’s intervention. I thank her for her support. We had an open dialogue when she was in her previous role, which was incredibly helpful. She is absolutely right that body-worn video has given frontline officers in particular the assurance that, should they be confronted in that way, there will be an evidence base that will help to secure prosecutions...


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