Results 1–20 of 43 for speaker:Eleanor Smith

Carillion: TUPE — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Eleanor Smith: I welcome the fact that 668 jobs have been saved so far. Nearly 1,000 workers have already been made redundant, however, and 11,800 are still hanging in the balance—we do not know what will happen to them. I welcome the Government’s assurance that they will look into the situation, but I am a little disappointed that they could not assure me of protection for the workers under...

Carillion: TUPE — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Eleanor Smith: I have heard from my constituents that they have not received proper communication; I think that has been said across the different workforces. The fact that there are over 20,000 and only 20 have gone says something about the communication, which is not going to everybody.

Carillion: TUPE — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Eleanor Smith: I beg to move, That this House has considered the application of TUPE to Carillion workers. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms McDonagh. I thank the House for finding the time for this important debate, which I am pleased to have secured. I am grateful for the opportunity to speak about the application of TUPE to Carillion workers, which is a necessity due to...

Carillion: TUPE — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Eleanor Smith: My hon. Friend is correct: this is about apprentices as well as all the other Carillion workers. Vital contracts for delivering urgent public services are under threat. Their maintenance is an essential part of the way this country is managed under privatisation. Many long-awaited building projects, such as the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick, are under threat and may never...

Carillion: TUPE — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Eleanor Smith: I agree. I have finished my speech. I would now like to give my colleagues a chance to speak and to hear the answers to my questions.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (30 Jan 2018)

Eleanor Smith: When I met the Minister last week, I was told that the Carillion headquarters would continue to operate in the interim. What steps are the Government taking to safeguard jobs for the employees who work in my constituency?

Carillion and Public Sector Outsourcing (24 Jan 2018)

Eleanor Smith: TUPE does not apply when a company goes insolvent, but given the way in which Carillion collapsed, should not the Government make an exception and allow TUPE to apply to private sector employees?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (23 Jan 2018)

Eleanor Smith: Does the Minister believe that the funding gap in the NHS is having an impact on healthcare provision in our prisons?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleeping (22 Jan 2018)

Eleanor Smith: What assessment he has made of trends in the number of homeless people sleeping rough between 2010 and 2016.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleeping (22 Jan 2018)

Eleanor Smith: In Wolverhampton, the estimated number of rough sleepers has doubled since 2010. What plans do the Government have to decrease the number of rough sleepers, because their current plan is certainly not working?

Carillion (15 Jan 2018)

Eleanor Smith: This morning, the 400 employees who work in the Carillion headquarters in my constituency in Wolverhampton, along with many others, woke up to the news that Carillion had gone into liquidation. It probably felt like a bomb had hit them. The Minister says that the Government are going to give them support, but what type of support will that be? It is absolutely not enough to say that people...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Eleanor Smith: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for South West Wiltshire (Dr Murrison). As a nurse who has worked in the NHS for more than 40 years, I know too well the effects of the winter crisis. Yes, winter is the time when the NHS faces pressures, but the Government have claimed that they were better prepared for this winter crisis, with their national medical director explaining that they...

Enslavement of Black Africans (Libya) — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (18 Dec 2017)

Eleanor Smith: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Walker. I want to thank the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Scully) for introducing the debate and the 265,272 members of the public who signed the petition, who include 663 people from my constituency. I was disturbed to see in November’s CNN footage that two black men were being sold as slaves—I could not believe that...

Enslavement of Black Africans (Libya) — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (18 Dec 2017)

Eleanor Smith: I totally agree. That was not in my speech, so I am glad he added it. Although the Prime Minister has made tackling modern slavery a foreign policy priority, my question to the Government is: how will they actively tackle human trafficking and modern day slavery in Libya?

Work Capability Assessments — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Eleanor Smith: I thank the hon. Member for Glasgow East (David Linden) for securing this debate. Many of my constituents have written to me regarding the degrading process of the work capability assessment and the effect it has on their mental health. They have complained about the lack of mental health expertise and the insensitive way that the questions are worded, which has led many of my constituents...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (13 Dec 2017)

Eleanor Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the maximum amount of time is that a person can be detained in an immigration removal centre.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Data Protection (11 Dec 2017)

Eleanor Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure safeguarding measures are in place to ensure that hackers are unable to steal the personal details of customers.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Rohingya: Violence (7 Dec 2017)

Eleanor Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to respond to the particular needs of people affected by gender-based violence during the Rohingya crisis.

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Eleanor Smith: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson. I thank the hon. Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) for bringing this subject to us. I have received a number of emails from constituents highlighting the effect of the public sector pay cap on them. One of my constituents—a single mum of two, who is also a nurse working part-time shifts—has been struggling to...


1 2 3 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.