Results 1–20 of 22 for speaker:Liz Twist

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Liz Twist: Speaking as a former Unison officer who represented those emergency workers on the front line and, all too often, responded to reports about assaults on them, I am pleased that the debate is taking place. Does my hon. Friend agree that while the Bill is long overdue, the broad support for it on both sides of the House is extremely welcome?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Liz Twist: I was going to talk about the real problems experienced in my constituency—initially with the live service, the comparatively straightforward bit. I was going to talk about the huge amount of help needed by people applying for universal credit. I was going to talk about the delays in payments, and the practical problems that that causes, and about the arrears that people on universal...

Free Childcare — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Liz Twist: Will the Minister give way?

Free Childcare — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Liz Twist: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for High Peak (Ruth George) for her very clear explanation of some of the issues facing this sector and the concerns of many childcare organisations about the impact of the funding regime. We heard also about the real costs of employing staff, which are increasing, and about the pilots. As late as 31 August this year, the Pre-school Learning Alliance was...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Liz Twist: I was interested to hear the hon. Gentleman’s opening comments about the effect on local councillors of having their address published. Does he agree that this is a really important issue for them, as it is for national politicians, and that it could have the effect of putting off women, in particular, from standing for local councils? I know of excellent would-be candidates who are...

Local Housing Need (14 Sep 2017)

Liz Twist: Can my local authority of Gateshead be first in line to talk to the Secretary of State about lifting the debt cap? We are at the top of it, but the council has realistic plans for further development. Secondly, what proposals does he have for regeneration? In my constituency, and in Gateshead generally, there are large areas of brownfield land—he mentioned those—that we are keen...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Psychiatry: Education (14 Sep 2017)

Liz Twist: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will encourage medical schools to support the Royal College of Psychiatrists' #ChoosePsychiatry campaign; and what assessment he has made of the psychiatric workforce's capacity to respond to the growing demand for mental health services.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (14 Sep 2017)

Liz Twist: Blaydon has a growing number of small and micro-charities, many of which are trying to fill the gaps left by Government cuts to local authorities, and their survival is often precarious. Following the Secretary of State’s discussions within the sector, what action is she taking to help those charities with fundraising and other support?

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

Liz Twist: Does my hon. Friend agree that Autistica’s research also indicates that people with an autism diagnosis, once they get it, can have an increased risk of mental health conditions? In fact, such young people are 28 times more likely to consider suicide than other young people, and that affects adults who do not receive a diagnosis, too. People who have autism have an increased risk of suicide.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (13 Sep 2017)

Liz Twist: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to introduce an energy price cap.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Liz Twist: First, let me make it clear that people in my constituency voted leave in the referendum, but they did not vote to risk the regulations and protections that they have to safeguard them. I want to talk about not clauses and regulations, but practicalities. My constituency has suffered serious problems arising from two landfill sites. Last year, we had three months of—not to put too fine...

Korean Peninsula (5 Sep 2017)

Liz Twist: Sanctions imposed by the UN on North Korea, especially those of the past year, are the strongest yet. Can the Secretary of State tell us what steps the Government are taking to ensure that all those sanctions are fully implemented and, crucially, enforced by all UN member states?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (20 Jul 2017)

Liz Twist: Many of my constituents in Blaydon have suffered badly from landfill sites on their doorstep. What plans does the Secretary of State have, first to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, and secondly to ensure that environmental protections are not only preserved but strengthened in the Brexit process?

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

Liz Twist: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for allowing me to make my maiden speech in this important debate on tuition fees—a subject that came up time and time again on the doorstep in Blaydon. I know this debate will be of interest to many constituents. I would like to start by thanking the people of Blaydon constituency for electing me to represent them here. It is a great privilege. Some of you may...

Leaving the EU: Disabled People’s Services (11 Jul 2017)

Liz Twist: Many disability activists—including Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Trailblazers, a group of young disabled campaigners tackling social equality issues affecting young disabled people, such as access to transport, higher education, employment and social and leisure opportunities—are concerned about the potential impact of leaving the EU on their human rights and ability to live...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Human Rights (11 Jul 2017)

Liz Twist: What discussions he has had with his counterparts in other countries on promoting human rights.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Human Rights (11 Jul 2017)

Liz Twist: Back in March, the UN Human Rights Council established an independent commission to investigate the many alleged atrocities committed against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. In the light of ongoing abuses, including recent reports of Rohingya women being raped by the security forces, does the Minister agree that the perpetrators of such crimes should be brought to justice as a matter of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (10 Jul 2017)

Liz Twist: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he had with contractors on their delivery of service accommodation; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (4 Jul 2017)

Liz Twist: What action does the Secretary of State intend to take to address the link between suicide and socioeconomic deprivation highlighted in the Samaritans’ “Dying from inequality” report as he seeks to reduce the suicide rate by 10% by 2020?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Infrastructure (29 Jun 2017)

Liz Twist: What steps her Department is taking to ensure that digital infrastructure meets the needs of the economy.

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