Results 1–20 of 198 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Ruth George

Universal Credit and Welfare Changes (21 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: I hope that the Secretary of State has read and digested her very own Department’s “Universal Credit Full Service Survey” of more than 1,000 claimants. Its results are as damning, if not more so, than the National Audit Office report. The survey shows that 40% of claimants are in real financial hardship after nine months on universal credit. Only half felt better off with...

Delegated Legislation: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (19 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: Will the Minister look at the proposal to set up protocols in fracture clinics and clinics where carpal tunnel surgery is performed? Prevalence of CRPS following such surgery or an injury is particularly pronounced.

Delegated Legislation: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (19 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: It gives me great pleasure to speak in my first Adjournment debate since being elected last year. Complex regional pain syndrome—CRPS—is one of the most painful conditions known, registering a staggering 42 out of 50 on the McGill pain scale. That is worse than the pain of the amputation of a finger or toe with no anaesthetic, which registers as 40 out of 50, and it is worse than...

Delegated Legislation: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (19 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. While we can listen to descriptions of the pain, we can never really have any idea of what it is like. The worst thing about CRPS is that the pain is not occasional and something that a person knows will get better—they know it may be with them for the rest of their life.

Delegated Legislation: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (19 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention, and I know that he has made inquiries and asked questions about CRPS over the years. All the sufferers thank every MP who raises the issue and helps them to feel that they have hope. Apart from the physical and mental pain suffered due to CRPS, a severe part of the torture that my constituent Victoria experienced was the judgmental attitudes of...

Delegated Legislation: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (19 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: The hon. Gentleman makes the pertinent point that CRPS is poorly understood, and that more understanding and awareness is needed from medical professionals. After Victoria developed ulcers and total skin breakdown, she was told in 2006 that she needed to have her leg amputated above the knee at just 27 years old. Like many CRPS sufferers, she was unable to use a prosthetic limb because the...

Home Affairs: Accessibility Challenges: Invisible Disabilities (18 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for East Lothian (Martin Whitfield) for securing the debate, and I thank the Minister for the spirit in which she is responding and her recognition of invisible disability. I hope that in her role in the Department for Work and Pensions, she will make sure that these factors are taken into account in assessments for employment and support allowance and...

Business Rates — [James Gray in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: It is a great pleasure to speak in this debate. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for York Central (Rachael Maskell) for securing it and allowing the very thoughtful discussion from all parts of the House to take place. I am chair of the all-party small shops group, and I worked for the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers for longer than I care to remember before coming to this...

Business Rates — [James Gray in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: My hon. Friend is making some excellent points. Does he agree that we need to make sure that we incentivise British businesses that trade in this country and make sure that they cannot be undercut, whether on the high street or online, by companies that are directly importing and often avoiding customs and other charges by doing so?

Business Rates — [James Gray in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech, and setting out the key concerns for retailers and other businesses. Does she agree that the average £3,600 increase in rates for small shops over the next five years is contributing to the demise of high streets up and down the country?

Business Rates — [James Gray in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: Businesses often have to invest in CCTV because of rising crime rates. In doing so, they can help the police by providing footage to help catch offenders, but they are then penalised for doing the right thing and helping tackle crime when their business rates increase due to that investment. Does my hon. Friend agree that that is an anomaly that must be looked at?

Transport Safety: Blind and Visually Impaired People (6 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: I want to make a point about Passenger Assist. My visually impaired constituent was simply given a leaflet that was supposed to enable him to travel. Does the Minister agree that that is not acceptable? Although Passenger Assist is available to wheelchair users in my constituency, there are no taxis that can accommodate passengers with wheelchairs. I am trying to arrange for some disabled...

Transport Safety: Blind and Visually Impaired People (6 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: My hon. Friend is making an important speech and I thank her for doing so. A constituent of mine who is blind asked for rail assist at his local station, but their only response was to give him a leaflet, which he could not read. Does my hon. Friend agree that that is wholly inadequate for people with a visual impairment?

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: I congratulate the Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the hon. Member for Macclesfield (David Rutley), my constituency neighbour, on his promotion to the Front Bench. I promise to try to be a little more deferential—I can’t commit to it—on the platform of Macclesfield station as we travel down together. As the Minister will know, rural crime...

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Absolutely. I am sure that the Home Office will be asking Justice Ministers to look into the impact of the next round of court closures on police and Home Office resources. It takes six months for people in my area to receive drugs treatment. That means not only that those people are suffering, but that the criminals who come out for “county lines” have a...

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. To put the record straight, the debt of which he speaks was less than £1 trillion in 2010. It is now practically £2 trillion. That is where the interest on the debt is coming from. Not only have this Government doubled the country’s debt, but they have decimated our police forces to the lowest level ever and are letting criminals back...

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: Does my hon. Friend agree that the lack of funding for safety measures on our roads is contributing to the increase in speeding? In Derbyshire, for example, an area has to have seen seven personal injury accidents within three years before the authority will even look at considering safety improvements on the road. Does she agree that that is contributing to the problem?

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

Ruth George: I am sitting here fairly flabbergasted listening to the hon. Gentleman making the case for some of his poorest constituents paying the price of delivering the sort of law and order that he says is the Government’s responsibility—the first responsibility of the state is to keep its population safe. People are already paying an extra £12 a year in Derbyshire, so how much more...


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