All 9 results for speaker:Jo Platt

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Jo Platt: Universal credit was introduced to Leigh in 2013 as part of the local authority pilot, and there are currently 1,800 recipients in the area. I was, therefore, shocked to hear the Prime Minister claim at the Dispatch Box last week that the flaws in the universal credit roll-out were just teething problems and that the Government have been taking their time to address them. I can say with...

Surgical Mesh Implants — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (18 Oct 2017)

Jo Platt: First, I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy) on securing this important debate. I also pay tribute to the incredible work of my hon. Friend the Member for Pontypridd (Owen Smith), whose campaign has ensured that those women affected by mesh implants have a voice and are being listened to. They may receive some reassurance from the fact...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Crimes of Violence (18 Oct 2017)

Jo Platt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information (a) his Department, (b) NHS England and (c) arms-length bodies collect on the number of reported physical assaults on NHS staff.

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Jo Platt: In my own constituency, one housing provider—Riverside—has informed me that all but one of its residents will be affected by these proposals, with the average resident’s rent at one project more than £100 per week above the proposed cap. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the proposed arbitrary cap will cause undue stress and anxiety to residents who may be forced to...

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Jo Platt: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, Southgate (Bambos Charalambous) for bringing this important debate here today. Like many others, I have many constituents who have contacted me and highlighted the effect that delays in diagnosis can have. The process is often a long and confusing experience for the child and a source of great stress for parents, carers and family members. My...

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Jo Platt: That is exactly the point that we have all been raising. As mentioned by many here, people have gone through their entire lives without being diagnosed. In some cases, that does not present a real issue, but for others it presents decades of being misunderstood and misdiagnosed with other conditions. Dawn is another woman in my constituency. She had spent all of her life being treated...

International Day of Democracy: HS2: Phase 2b Route (Manchester and Leeds) (6 Sep 2017)

Jo Platt: I thank the hon. Member for Eddisbury (Antoinette Sandbach) for securing the debate today. There is no doubt that HS2 has the potential to deliver some benefits to the economy, but the people in my constituency are less than convinced. Many constituents are already feeling short-changed by the unsympathetic and bureaucratic process of applying for compensation, and they agree with my right...

Humanitarian Situation in Mosul: Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry (12 Jul 2017)

Jo Platt: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to make my maiden speech in this important debate, following my hon. Friend the Member for Westminster North (Ms Buck). The tragedy of Grenfell was felt all over the nation. I am sure that I speak for all in my constituency, who send their thoughts and prayers to all those affected, and similarly want a swift and timely response from the...

State Pension Age for Women — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Jo Platt: My hon. Friend is right on that point. There are 4,000 WASPI women in Leigh and they have had to set up their own group to support other women who are affected by the changes. From the time they found out what they had not initially been made aware of, the issues have been ongoing.

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