Results 1–20 of 338 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Tracy Brabin

Hate Crime (12 Mar 2018)

Tracy Brabin: I have been approached by many in my constituency who are deeply concerned about these letters. As with last year’s Muslim ban, they feel unfairly targeted and under siege. Although this is an obvious opportunity to target internet companies, social media websites and so on, this was snail mail. May I press the Minister to pick up on the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Adult Social Care Funding (12 Mar 2018)

Tracy Brabin: What assessment he has made of the adequacy of projected funding for adult social care until 2020.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Adult Social Care Funding (12 Mar 2018)

Tracy Brabin: Kirklees Council spends 35% of its budget on adult social care. It has just raised its council tax by 6%, and half of that is ring-fenced to fund social care, but the council will still have to cut tens of millions in the years ahead. So, ahead of tomorrow’s spring statement, will the Minister tell us what he has done to secure more funding from the Treasury for social care to alleviate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Violence and Self-harm in Prison (6 Mar 2018)

Tracy Brabin: What recent assessment he has made of trends in the levels of violence and self-harm in prisons.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Violence and Self-harm in Prison (6 Mar 2018)

Tracy Brabin: The Minister will be aware that incidences of self-harm in prisons have risen by 75% since 2007. I appreciate the Minister giving us the drivers of violence and self-harm in prisons, but will he tell us in more detail what steps he will take to reduce the amount of self-harm and suicide? Does he agree that part of the solution is encouraging the use of mental health treatment requirements,...

Shared Parental Leave and Pay (Extension) (21 Feb 2018)

Tracy Brabin: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about shared parental leave and pay for workers, including those that are self-employed; and for connected purposes. I begin by paying tribute to those who have been campaigning for the provisions in this Bill, which I would not be presenting today were it not for their work and dedication in pushing shared parental leave...

Taylor Review (7 Feb 2018)

Tracy Brabin: While I of course welcome the publication of the Taylor review, may I press the Minister a little bit further? As my hon. Friend the Member for Salford and Eccles (Rebecca Long Bailey) said, the Taylor review recommends ending the Swedish derogation that allows agency workers to be employed for extended periods on worse terms and conditions than the person working by their side on a more...

NHS Winter Crisis (5 Feb 2018)

Tracy Brabin: In my constituency surgery, two sisters came to speak to me about their father, who went to hospital last month. Because the staff were so overstretched, he was placed in the wrong ward, so he did not get seen by a doctor for four days. Will the Minister reassure the sisters, and will he will pause the downgrade of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and rethink this so that the winter crisis does...

Baby Leave for Members of Parliament: Hospital Car Parking Charges (1 Feb 2018)

Tracy Brabin: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Slough (Mr Dhesi), and I congratulate the right hon. Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon) on his extremely powerful speech and on raising this important issue. I want to start with an experience that our family recently went through. My daughter started to show signs of acute appendicitis. As any family could imagine, we quickly bundled...

Baby Leave for Members of Parliament: Hospital Car Parking Charges (1 Feb 2018)

Tracy Brabin: I am so glad that the right hon. Gentleman raised that issue, because the concession that I was talking about is available only to the patient, not to the low-paid person who may have driven the patient to hospital. The poorly person has to go and get the car parking concession. It is absolutely unfair. A freedom of information request by Unison revealed that some hospitals charge nurses and...

Pip Back Payments (30 Jan 2018)

Tracy Brabin: The Minister has been celebrating the Government’s desire to ensure that all PIP claimants live as full a life as possible. Can she confirm that cases, like those in my constituency, where people have had their vehicles taken from them will be reviewed as part of this process, and that mobility vehicles will be returned where appropriate?

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

Tracy Brabin: My hon. Friend is making a very fine argument. I was approached by a constituent who went to an organised event and she and her husband were subjected to an attack by young people with fireworks. Although there is a £5,000 fine for selling fireworks to under-18s, it would be good to collate the numbers, to find out how many people have been fined for selling fireworks to underage people....

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Childcare Funding (29 Jan 2018)

Tracy Brabin: May I welcome the Minister to his place? The Government promised 30 free hours of childcare for all working parents of three to four-year-olds, yet it has been revealed that only a third of providers can offer all the hours for free, and that four in 10 do not think they will be able to offer the scheme at all next year. The situation will only get worse if Ministers go ahead with the...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Tracy Brabin: I want to add to the hon. Gentleman’s point about what is being done here on the ground. I do not know whether he knows about Freedom from Torture, which I was lucky to volunteer with for a number of years. I worked with torture survivors in a writers’ group, where there might be a person whose children had been taken from them by a child soldier alongside another child soldier,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jan 2018)

Tracy Brabin: This week, I have been approached by a constituent, Emma-Jane Best, who is a single mum, and up until December, was a teacher. She has been told that she is going to have to wait over six weeks for a universal credit payment and has been denied a hardship loan. This means that she is living on £20 a week child benefit and the charity of food banks. Will the Prime Minister tell us, is...

Parole Board: Transparency and Victim Support: Stalking Protection Bill (19 Jan 2018)

Tracy Brabin: I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Totnes (Dr Wollaston) on introducing this Bill. In my constituency, amazing work was done by the family of Clare Wood on Clare’s law, which was about the obligation of the police to disclose details of a history of violent behaviour if these were requested. But the right-to-know element to Clare’s law has been underused, and only 43% of...

Yorkshire Devolution (9 Jan 2018)

Tracy Brabin: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley Central (Dan Jarvis). With the time against me, I want to make one short point. You may be aware of my interest in the cultural industries, Mr Pritchard. I believe that this is an opportunity for branding big style. Yorkshire has more than played its part in contributing to British culture. Just look at the success of Hull as the city of...

BBC Pay (9 Jan 2018)

Tracy Brabin: The gender pay gap will never be tackled in big organisations like the BBC so long as women end up with disproportionate responsibility for childcare. Given that, does the Minister agree that the Government’s decision to reject a series of recent recommendations to close the gap, including three months’ paternity leave, means that the gap at the BBC and further afield will never close?

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Tracy Brabin: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. I thank the hon. Member for Eastbourne (Stephen Lloyd) for securing this important debate. As a young child, my father was out of work for quite a long period and we could not pay the mortgage. My mum handed the house keys in to the building society and for several hours we were physically homeless until the council found us a flat....

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Tracy Brabin: I totally support what the hon. Gentleman says: this is about not just families, but people with extra needs. Single parents in particular are most vulnerable to bullying landlords.

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