Results 1–20 of 41 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Paul Williams

Health and Social Care: GP Services (6 Feb 2018)

Paul Williams: indicated assent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Transport Fuels: Renewable Sources (18 Jan 2018)

Paul Williams: What steps his Department is taking to meet the target of at least 10% of transport fuels being from renewable sources by 2020.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Transport Fuels: Renewable Sources (18 Jan 2018)

Paul Williams: Progress on the RTFO is positive. Are the Government ready to introduce E10 petrol, which is already available in France, Germany and Finland? That would also help the UK’s bioethanol industry, which is an important employer in Teesside.

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Paul Williams: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak in this debate, Madam Deputy Speaker. I have worked in the NHS since 1996, as a doctor, in hospitals, as a GP and as a commissioner of services, and I must say that it feels as though we are going back to the ’90s at the moment, with long waiting times. Even before this unprecedented decision to suspend operations for a month, we were...

NHS Winter Crisis (8 Jan 2018)

Paul Williams: I worked as a doctor on the NHS frontline last week. I saw elderly patients who would have been better off being looked after at home by community and social care, and people waiting far too long for ambulances. Cancelling non-urgent work just makes more patients suffer. What does the Minister say to the woman with Crohn’s disease who is in pain and has terrible symptoms now that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration: Effect on the Economy (8 Jan 2018)

Paul Williams: The NHS reports that almost 10,000 European Union doctors, nurses and support staff left the country in the year following the referendum. Is the Home Secretary aware of those levels of staff shortages, and how does she see the situation developing if there are further restrictions on migration for work purposes?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: GP Services (19 Dec 2017)

Paul Williams: I refer Members to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. Has the Secretary of State seen the recent report of the Royal College of General Practitioners, “Destination GP,” on how to inspire medical students to pursue a career in general practice? Will he consider the report’s recommendations to help better support medical student placements in...

Exiting the European Union: NHS Workforce (14 Dec 2017)

Paul Williams: What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the effect on the NHS workforce of the UK leaving the EU.

Exiting the European Union: NHS Workforce (14 Dec 2017)

Paul Williams: I refer Members to my declared interest. Some 1,700 NHS doctors from European economic area countries were recently surveyed by the British Medical Association, and half were considering leaving and one in five have made firm plans to go, many after 20 years. Whatever Ministers say, the message is not reaching our doctors and nurses. What more will the Minister do to convince them to stay?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union (6 Dec 2017)

Paul Williams: I thank the hon. Lady for adding to the evidence. We must listen to the evidence. As we know, the proposals before us would require the divorce bill to be assessed by independent watchdogs, and I support that. It is important that the information that comes out of the Government’s negotiations with the EU is properly scrutinised in this Chamber and beyond. As a scientist, I learned to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union (6 Dec 2017)

Paul Williams: We have all heard the famous phrase “a week is a long time in politics”. Well, it has now been almost 18 months since the public voted to leave the EU and in that time lots of new issues have come to light. From leaving the single market and customs union, to the renewed tensions over the Irish border, we know things now that voters could not have been expected to know all those...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union (6 Dec 2017)

Paul Williams: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his remarks. We have no idea how much extra it is going to cost us to establish our own agencies to cover the roles of the many European agencies we have shared. This opportunity cost is not simply about the raw cash we need to spend; it is also about the time and other resources devoted to making this happen. When I stood for election to Parliament, I had...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union (6 Dec 2017)

Paul Williams: I recommend that the hon. Gentleman looks at what was said by the expert who provided evidence to the Health Committee yesterday. She explained what would happen if we get this wrong—what I suggested was conditional, because I said “if” we get this wrong. She said that radio isotopes that we do not produce currently in the UK and need to import from other European countries,...

World AIDS Day 2017 (5 Dec 2017)

Paul Williams: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) on securing this debate. Ten years ago on World AIDS Day, I was leading an HIV/AIDS programme on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I started the clinic out of a...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Paul Williams: The Prime Minister spoke in Florence of a “new era of co-operation and partnership” for the UK’s international affairs. Since then we have seen Brexit negotiations falter, tension between the Foreign Office and the Department for International Development over aid spending, and now a Budget that lacks a clear vision for Britain. From an insufficient amount of new money for...

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

Paul Williams: Will the Minister give way?

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

Paul Williams: I thank the Minister for his generous comments. Does he therefore agree that it is time, as the hon. Member for Sedgefield (Phil Wilson) suggested, to draw a line under the idea that anyone will buy back Durham Tees Valley airport, and that we should all work together with the Mayor to get behind Peel’s plan for the future?

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

Paul Williams: My hon. Friend is being very generous in giving way. I recently met a team from the Great North Air Ambulance Service, which is based at the airport. So far this year, it has responded to 400 calls in an area covering 8,000 square miles in the north of England. Will my hon. Friend join me in commending the vital work that it does in serving our communities? Does he agree that we should...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (7 Nov 2017)

Paul Williams: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.


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