Results 1–20 of 50 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Trudy Harrison

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

Trudy Harrison: I would like to start by commending my police and crime commissioner, Peter McCall, and the Cumbria constabulary, which has recently been graded as “good” by Her Majesty’s inspectorate. My very rural constituency covers an area of around 500 square miles and has a population of 80,000 people. This brings two challenges. The huge geographical area of Cumbria, with the Lake...

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

Trudy Harrison: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. In that context, I also want to commend the Cumbria constabulary for its work on bringing together the Copeland hub, which is a first in the county. It is a multi-agency hub that brings together neighbourhood policing, the council and housing. The election of police and crime commissioners has given communities, including those in rural areas, a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Disabled Rail Passengers (24 May 2018)

Trudy Harrison: What recent steps he has taken to improve accessibility for disabled rail passengers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Disabled Rail Passengers (24 May 2018)

Trudy Harrison: Now that the Minister has confirmed that the Government will continue the Access for All scheme, which has improved accessibility across many of this country’s railway stations, can she advise us on how can we get the Cumbrian coastal railways included in future funding bids?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Cost of Living (22 May 2018)

Trudy Harrison: What progress the Government have made on supporting families with the cost of living.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Cost of Living (22 May 2018)

Trudy Harrison: According to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, real household disposable income is £1,600 higher than in 2008, while the proportion of lower paid workers has fallen to its lowest level for 35 years due to the national living wage. Does my right hon. Friend think that those statistics would be as positive if we had taken the advice of the Labour party?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (22 May 2018)

Trudy Harrison: I welcomed the Treasury’s recently closed consultation on single-use plastics. Will my hon. Friend update the House on what his Department intends to do next to tackle this problem?

Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Agreements required before withdrawal (8 May 2018)

Trudy Harrison: I listened with interest to my hon. Friend the Minister’s opening statement. Of the 87,000 people working in the UK’s nuclear sector today, some 27,500 people—nearly 40% of the workforce—are based in Cumbria. That is why, in Copeland and in Cumbria, we proudly call ourselves the centre of nuclear excellence, and I am so pleased to hear from the Minister that swift...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Agreements required before withdrawal (8 May 2018)

Trudy Harrison: I thank my hon. Friend. The importance of having measures in place is clear from speaking to those working in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. It is also clear from reading the Minister’s report, published on 27 March, and no doubt from reading the next report, to be published in June, that the ministerial team is making considerable effort to address all concerns. I am grateful...

Windrush: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (23 Apr 2018)

Trudy Harrison: Does my hon. Friend agree that this will be of particular interest and support to start-up businesses, which often initially occupy a small part of a building as an embryonic enterprise, but as they grow the measure will support them too?

Windrush: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (23 Apr 2018)

Trudy Harrison: It is simply not fair for homeowners living next door to these properties, whose houses have been affected by damp and other problems resulting from those properties not being properly maintained. That devalues their homes, on which they have spent time and money. They have renovated them, but their pride and joy is being damaged by empty properties next door.

Windrush: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (23 Apr 2018)

Trudy Harrison: May I draw my hon. Friend’s attention to the need to deal with empty homes in rural areas? I refer particularly to my constituency, of which two thirds is in the Lake District national park. Empty homes are a blight on our society. They have a negative impact on rural schools and businesses, which is why it is so important to see empty homes being put to good use and filled with people...

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (Programme): Industrial Strategy (18 Apr 2018)

Trudy Harrison: I am grateful, Mr Deputy Speaker, for the opportunity to speak in this debate, which is important for our country, for my constituency, and, indeed, for Cumbria. I thank the Secretary of State for his very positive comments, his clear pride in our country, and his pioneering ambitions, which I share. The fourth industrial revolution will indeed bring much transformation, particularly in the...

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (Programme): Industrial Strategy (18 Apr 2018)

Trudy Harrison: I thank the hon. Gentleman, and I could not agree more. He is absolutely right that there is so much more we can do to ensure that our civil nuclear and nuclear defence collaborate, which will benefit our skills agenda and meet recruitment challenges, particularly in the defence sector. I thank him for his comments. We also have the National College for Nuclear to the north, in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Mar 2018)

Trudy Harrison: Out- standing staff dedication, the passion of my community and ambitious leadership have secured huge Government investment and nationally celebrated excellence. Does my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister agree that when the department is fully staffed, 24/7 consultant-led maternity services will be secured?

Rail Announcement (27 Mar 2018)

Trudy Harrison: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement. It will be welcomed across my constituency and throughout Cumbria, as will the introduction of Sunday services, starting in May, which will connect us to the west coast main line. Will he tell me what economic advantages this will bring to Copeland and to Cumbria?

Wild Animals in Circuses (6 Mar 2018)

Trudy Harrison: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision to prohibit the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. In recent years, Members of Parliament have worked hard on this issue in an attempt to prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses and I want to pay tribute to their efforts. I thank the hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick), my hon. Friends...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband and Mobile Phone Coverage: Rural Areas (8 Feb 2018)

Trudy Harrison: What steps his Department is taking to improve broadband and mobile phone coverage in rural areas.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband and Mobile Phone Coverage: Rural Areas (8 Feb 2018)

Trudy Harrison: I thank the Minister for her response, but around 33% of my rural constituency of Copeland is still not covered by fast internet, which is holding back our villages and farm businesses. What can be done, as soon as possible, to help those businesses and communities?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Sector (30 Jan 2018)

Trudy Harrison: What steps he is taking to support growth in the small business sector.


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