Results 1–20 of 231 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

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...

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...

Women and Equalities: Domestic Abuse: Support for Women (17 May 2018)

Holly Lynch: What steps the Government are taking to support women who are experiencing domestic abuse.

Women and Equalities: Domestic Abuse: Support for Women (17 May 2018)

Holly Lynch: I am grateful to the Minister for that response. However, in 2016, the Ministry of Justice closed the courts in Halifax, and I hear from West Yorkshire police that it is now routinely taking up to 12 months for domestic abuse victims to have their cases heard in the neighbouring courts in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield. How have we allowed that to happen? Victims are withdrawing from that...

Office for Product Safety and Standards — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (9 May 2018)

Holly Lynch: In the spirit of cross-party working, the Minister might remember that on 29 January he responded to a Westminster Hall debate on a petition calling for greater regulation on the sale of fireworks. In response to an inquiry from my hon. Friend the Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick), he said that, regarding the sale and regulation of fireworks, “this new body”...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 May 2018)

Holly Lynch: is this weekend taking the unprecedented step of calling on the Secretary of State for Transport to resign, accusing him of repeatedly betraying our region over rail. Electrification is nowhere to be seen, trains are routinely overcrowded and delayed, and wheelchair users are left stranded when access lifts are broken or locked—all set against record ticket prices. Can the Prime...

Reduction of Plastic Waste in the Marine Environment — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (2 May 2018)

Holly Lynch: Before she finishes, will the Minister give way?

Reduction of Plastic Waste in the Marine Environment — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (2 May 2018)

Holly Lynch: I appreciate that the Minister is not feeling very well this afternoon, and I commend her for persevering none the less.

Reduction of Plastic Waste in the Marine Environment — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (2 May 2018)

Holly Lynch: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. I join other hon. Members in paying tribute to the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael) for securing this important debate. Like other hon. Members, on both sides, he articulated incredibly well how taking action on plastic waste will require a variety of approaches, not simply legislation. Like the...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Extent, commencement and short title (27 Apr 2018)

Holly Lynch: It is an honour to follow the right hon. Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire (Stephen Crabb). He has been a fantastic supporter of this campaign from the start, which I and my hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) have appreciated. I start by paying tribute to my partner in crime fighting, my hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda, for his work in getting us here today. He is always...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Taking of samples under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (27 Apr 2018)

Holly Lynch: I will rattle through my speech, as I know we are pushed for time. I entirely appreciate and sympathise with amendments 4 to 6 and, following our discussions with Ministers, I understand the practical challenges of clauses 4 to 6, but I want to push a little further. If we remove these clauses, what else can we do to mitigate some of the outstanding anxieties that will still persist? As the...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Taking of samples under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (27 Apr 2018)

Holly Lynch: I agree entirely with that point, and I am reassured by what the Minister said about seeking to toughen up deterrence in respect of the language contained in an earlier provision in the Bill. In the event that spitting does not cease with immediate effect, we will still have to ensure that we offer those protections relating to dealing with those anxieties, and offering clarity and support....


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