Results 1–20 of 42 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Fiona Onasanya

Integrated Communities (14 Mar 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: I echo the sentiments and statements made by my hon. Friend the Member for Streatham (Chuka Umunna). Will the Secretary of State tell me what equality impact assessment has been made on funding for the five pilot areas? One of those areas is my constituency of Peterborough. I note that the Secretary of State has said that he does not want further division, so I wish to ensure that funding...

Petition - Accessibility in Chinley Station: Respite Care for Vulnerable Adults: Teesside (12 Mar 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: In my constituency, a home providing respite care for very disabled and unwell children called the Manor is being closed, and I very much agree with my hon. Friend that this issue should be about the whole child, including the family, and the respite having that night provision gives to the family. In my constituency, that night provision is being entirely cancelled; does my hon. Friend agree...

Business of the House: Minimum depth requirement (28 Feb 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: rose—

Business of the House: Minimum depth requirement (28 Feb 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. Can he assure me that low-wage families living on boats will not suffer homelessness as an unintended consequence of the legislation? Can he also confirm that the revenue acquired from the licence fee will be spent on boaters and their facilities?

Business of the House: Minimum depth requirement (28 Feb 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: Would the historical public right of navigation and extending the powers to privately owned waters and marinas give the Middle Level Commissioners complete control and enable them to charge boats licence fees?

Homelessness (27 Feb 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: It is an honour to take part in the debate initiated by the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon (Layla Moran), and, indeed, to follow the hon. Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman), but it is important for us to remember when we are in this place that the power of Parliament is not just the power to debate. People do not care how much we know about the issues that affect their lives...

Homelessness (27 Feb 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that intervention, and I absolutely agree with him. I should also put on record that I was a commercial property solicitor before coming to this place. No one becomes homeless intentionally. I know that that Act looks at whether someone has taken steps to put themselves in a particular position, but no one takes steps to make themselves homeless. Someone...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Local Authority Funding (27 Feb 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on trends in the level of funding for local authorities since 2010.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Local Authority Funding (27 Feb 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: I thank the Minister for that answer, but between 2010 and 2020, Peterborough City Council will have had its direct funding cut by 78.7%. Can she explain how my authority is expected to meet the rising children’s services and adult social care demands?

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (2 Feb 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: Simon and Michelle came to see me about this very issue. Their 999 call was downgraded, and as an unintended consequence, they lost their baby girl, Darcey, in what appears to be one of a catalogue of failures in the interaction between the ambulance trust in the hospital.

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: I refute the accusation that we do not accept what our constituents have voted for. In June, they were asked a simple question, which was something like this: would you like a divorce, yes or no? They answered that question, but they did not know who would have the children, who would get the house, and how the assets would be split. Will Ministers give us the detail of the impact analysis...

Warwick District Council: New Offices (10 Jan 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: From what my hon. Friend is saying, it springs to my mind that the council knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Councils are not meeting the affordable housing tariffs they set for themselves. In my constituency, for the past two years Peterborough City Council has approved proposals that have not met its 30% social and affordable housing tariff. His council has not met its...

Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jan 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: In a March 2005 interview, the Prime Minister said: “Not getting things done; and seeing people’s lives hurt by government bureaucracy” makes her depressed. In light of that comment, can the Prime Minister tell me whether she considers it reasonable and acceptable for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to withhold the licence of my constituent, Mr Coleman, for more than...

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Fiona Onasanya: I not only congratulate but commend my hon. Friend the Member for Easington (Grahame Morris) on introducing this important debate. I have heard many voices across the Chamber, but we must recognise the injustice that these women have suffered. It is not a case of simply saying, “We hear the issues that our constituents have raised with us.” We need to listen. The hon. Member for...

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Fiona Onasanya: I agree with my hon. Friend. That is absolutely correct. We need to understand that the state pension is not a welfare benefit. We are not saying, “Sorry, some of you have paid in but we just cannot do what we promised you.” If someone has worked since they were 15 and paid into a system that they believed would pay them back in their time of need, if they have been relying on...

Children’s Services — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Fiona Onasanya: I beg to move, That this House has considered the provision of children’s services by local authorities. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to debate the provision of children’s services by local authorities. My reason for introducing the debate is that I understand that the pressures facing children’s services are rapidly becoming unsustainable, with the combination...

Children’s Services — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Fiona Onasanya: I agree, but local authorities need to have funds to invest in resources to make prevention a possibility. We cannot keep cutting their funding and expect them to do more with less. I would be more than willing to join a Backbench Business Committee debate, but the issue that I am seeking to highlight is that the funding strategy is failing our local authorities.

Children’s Services — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Fiona Onasanya: I absolutely agree. The fact that we are cutting vital funds to local authorities has a direct impact on the services that can be provided, and those whose families are from an impoverished background are disproportionately affected.

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