Results 41–60 of 586 for speaker:Vicky Ford

NHS Long-Term Plan: Committee on Standards: Cox Report (7 Jan 2019)

Vicky Ford: May I raise an issue relating to dignity and respect, especially for women Members? As chair of the all-party parliamentary group on women in Parliament, I have written to the Speaker asking him, as a matter of urgency, to consider the issue of proxy voting for women during maternity leave. Please will the Leader of the House also exert some pressure? The issue is becoming very urgent.

NHS Long-Term Plan (7 Jan 2019)

Vicky Ford: In the week before Christmas, when we mere mortals were just looking forward to a holiday, the Secretary of State did an all-night shift in Milton Keynes University Hospital and then travelled to Chelmsford, where he visited my brand new medical school and did a “Dragons’ Den” with medical entrepreneurs who are finding new ways to use technology to treat their patients. May I thank him...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Transition (7 Jan 2019)

Vicky Ford: The Labour party often talks about benefit cuts, but can my right hon. Friend confirm that when universal credit is fully rolled out, there will be £2 billion more going into the benefits system than there would have been under legacy benefits, thanks to the changes in the last Budget?

Deaths of Homeless People (20 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: The people of Chelmsford were very saddened earlier this year by the death of Mr Rob O’Connor in our city centre on a cold winter night, despite the fact that the night shelter had beds available. His case, like many others, was very complex. I was pleased by the Government’s announcement of new Somewhere Safe to Stay centres, which will enable multiple agencies to give individuals the...

Women and Equalities: English Language Skills: Employability (20 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: What steps the Government are taking to support women with limited English language skills to improve their employability.

Women and Equalities: English Language Skills: Employability (20 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: During the Afghanistan war, many local people put their lives at risk by using their language skills to help our military, and some of those families were evacuated to Chelmsford. The English for Women project helped some of those women, and it now supports women of more than 30 nationalities to become involved in their communities, and to improve their employability. Will my right hon....

Speaker’S Statement (19 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I have heard the words “stupid woman” being used in this Chamber about myself, and I am afraid to say I have heard it from yourself in the Speaker’s Chair. So please can we have an apology, draw a line under this and move on?

Points of Order (19 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Could you confirm that it is not acceptable parliamentary language to call a woman a “stupid woman” in this House? As regards the point of order from the Leader of the House, may I add the words “Me too”?

Bill Presented: EU Withdrawal Agreement (18 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: I just want to make some brief points, and I will endeavour not to be nebulous. I did not vote for Brexit. I would rather not be where we are, but people were given the choice and we told them that their choice counted, so we are where we are. No deal is not attractive, nor is trying to trade on WTO terms alone. It is especially not attractive for financial services, security co-operation,...

Bill Presented: EU Withdrawal Agreement (18 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank the Minister so much for giving way. I am deeply confused. If we are to leave with a deal, which is what the leader of the SNP in this Parliament says, then the deal needs to be voted through both in this Parliament and in the European Parliament. In the European Parliament, the members of the SNP who sit in that Parliament have voted in support of the principles of this deal time and...

Bill Presented: EU Withdrawal Agreement (18 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: rose—

Bill Presented: EU Withdrawal Agreement (18 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. My understanding is that the SNP MEPs have backed numerous resolutions that set out the principles behind this deal, and have been quoted in the press releases by their group as backing—[Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisons: Drones (18 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: What recent steps the Government has taken to tackle the use of drones over prisons.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisons: Drones (18 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: Drug use in prisons frequently fuels serious violence, but those who fly the drones or throw the drugs over the walls often receive little more than a ticking off. What more can be done to dissuade people—especially young people— from such behaviour?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (18 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: In Chelmsford, the police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the youth offender programme have occasionally recommended that a young offender be placed on a curfew in order to safeguard that young person from being further targeted by criminal gangs, but sometimes the magistrates are not fully aware of the circumstances and overturn the curfew. May I encourage Ministers to encourage the...

Uk-EU Negotiations: Digital Economy (17 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: In the Women and Equalities Committee, as a response to the awfulness of the #MeToo campaign, we took evidence that showed that the consumption of pornography is associated with higher levels of violence, including rape and sexual harassment. I therefore thank my hon. Friend for introducing age verification and for making sure that it works. Public places are not age specific, and the...

European Council (17 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: Twenty-seven Prime Ministers across Europe have agreed unanimously to offer the UK the deepest trade agreement they have ever offered. Five of those Prime Ministers are from sister parties of the British Labour party and seven are from sister parties of the British Liberal Democrat party. Does our Prime Minister agree that the best way for our Opposition parties to avoid a hard Brexit is to...

Local Government Funding Settlement (13 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Council do an excellent job, and the real-terms increase is welcome. However, there are real pressures because the area is growing, with 16,000 new homes due next year. Will the Secretary of State look favourably on our housing infrastructure bid, and will there be another chance for business rates retention projects for those who were not called for...

Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote (11 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: During the 2016 referendum many Members of this House on the leave side told leave voters that, if we left, we would be voting to leave the EU, not voting to leave Europe, and they promised that co-operation on trade and in areas like science, student exchanges and security would all continue. It is precisely that deal that the Prime Minister has sought to negotiate, but when she brought the...

Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote (11 Dec 2018)

Vicky Ford: If possible, I would like a little extra time for that.

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