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Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: LGBT People (28 Feb 2018)

Dan Carden: Today is the final day of UK LGBT history month. One of our nation’s lasting legacies has been the exporting of anti-gay laws around the world, and 36 of the 53 Commonwealth countries still criminalise homosexuality. The upcoming Commonwealth summit in April, hosted by the UK, is a golden opportunity for us to champion LGBT rights. However, reports in the Canadian press last week...

Justice Committee (22 Feb 2018)

Dan Carden: I welcome the Committee’s report and thank the Chair for his quick decision to hold an evidence session specifically on HMP Liverpool following the publication of the original inspectorate report. I further welcome his commitment, as stated here, to hold the Government to account when prisons fail. We have lost another life inside the prison this week. Anthony Paine, 35, who suffered...

Woodlands Hospice, Aintree (7 Feb 2018)

Dan Carden: It is a pleasure to have an Adjournment debate on my local hospice, which is such an important topic. Many people think that a hospice is place where people go to die, but it is actually a place where people go to live. It would not be a debate on a hospice and end-of-life care without reminding ourselves of the words of Dame Cicely Saunders, who is widely acknowledged as the founder of the...

Woodlands Hospice, Aintree (7 Feb 2018)

Dan Carden: I am delighted to agree. This is a great opportunity to thank all those staff and volunteers, wherever they are across the UK.

Woodlands Hospice, Aintree (7 Feb 2018)

Dan Carden: Absolutely, and I am coming to how the hospice sector is such a key part of our national health service. It was a privilege to learn about the work of the wonderful staff and, importantly, the volunteers. More than 125,000 people give their time to volunteer for hospices each year. They are the lifeblood of the hospice sector. The Woodlands’ volunteer workforce of over 200 people from...

Woodlands Hospice, Aintree (7 Feb 2018)

Dan Carden: I absolutely agree. I hope that this debate will focus people’s eyes on the hospice sector across the UK and at Woodlands, where we need to ensure viable funding, and also funding that is longer term and better planned. Pressure needs to be taken off hospice managers as they plan the kind of care they provide for our constituents. People who face progressive life-limiting illnesses...

Woodlands Hospice, Aintree (7 Feb 2018)

Dan Carden: I welcome my hon. Friend’s intervention. Britain’s older population is set to increase sharply in the next few decades. The number of people aged 85 or over is expected to double in the next 20 years, and the number of people aged 100 or over is set to increase by more than eight times by 2035, to more than 100,000. The number of adults with life-limiting conditions is also on the...

Taylor Review (7 Feb 2018)

Dan Carden: Opposition Members have a longer memory than Government Members, because we remember that this Government took away employment tribunal fees support and disallowed people even from accessing justice in the workplace. This is too little too late—four consultations—because we need transformational politics when it comes to employment regulations in this country.

International Disaster Relief — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (6 Feb 2018)

Dan Carden: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. This is my first effort responding as a member of Labour’s Front Bench, and I am delighted to do so. It is perhaps a slight shame that today, of all days, it has been an all-male debate, but I am sure that the Minister and I can both say that our Departments are finely led by female colleagues. It gives me great pleasure...

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Dan Carden: My constituent, Anthony, who visited my surgery on Friday, has a chronic illness. He has been through the process up to the point that my hon. Friend describes and he is awaiting a date for the appeal court. He will lose his car in April. He has been to advice centres to seek advice, but they are full with a backlog, so he has now come to me. Without a date for the appeal process, what can...

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

Dan Carden: I welcome the Minister’s prompt visit to HMP Liverpool in his new role, and to Altcourse prison, which is in my constituency. His action plan states that there will be a full conditional survey and investment proposal for medium-term refurbishment. Given that Walton prison was built in 1855—some 15 years before this Palace was completed—is that the most realistic outcome for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Passenger Rail Usage (18 Jan 2018)

Dan Carden: What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of passenger rail usage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Passenger Rail Usage (18 Jan 2018)

Dan Carden: Violent attacks on trains have risen by 12.5% in the past year, and sexual offences on trains have doubled in the past five years. A Passenger Focus report in 2014 said that the most important factor identified by passengers is personal security on trains. Wales has guaranteed a guard on every train, and ScotRail has done similar. When will this Secretary of State take responsibility for...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Occupied Palestinian Territories (17 Jan 2018)

Dan Carden: The US President’s threat this week to withdraw tens of millions of dollars from UNRWA for Palestinian refugees is an act of cruelty towards some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the world. It attacks the long-established principle that development and aid cannot await a peace deal. What is the Minister doing to strengthen the resolve of the United Nations and our...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Industry (15 Jan 2018)

Dan Carden: What steps he is taking to support the defence industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Industry (15 Jan 2018)

Dan Carden: Will the Secretary of State confirm that, by 2020, 20% of our defence budget is set to be spent in the United States, not supporting UK jobs in design, engineering and manufacturing? Will he look again at defence procurement policy, which currently excludes social, economic and employment policies?

NHS Winter Crisis: Rail Franchising (10 Jan 2018)

Dan Carden: It is blindingly obvious to many of our constituents that the current model of rail franchising and profiteering from our railways is broken, inefficient, fragmented and unjustifiably expensive. Our private railways are subsidised by more than £5 billion of public money every year—and that is before the bail-out of Stagecoach-Virgin East Coast and the missing £2 billion. It is...

NHS Winter Crisis: Rail Franchising (10 Jan 2018)

Dan Carden: My hon. Friend is making an excellent case. Is not one of the problems that these companies make such commitments and then set about destaffing and deskilling our railways to make more profit, so that they can pay back the Government?

Mental Health in Prisons — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Dan Carden: I will be quick. Liverpool prison is perhaps in some of the most dire straits of all prisons in this country, as has been mentioned by my colleagues. The Secretary of State for Justice said on 18 December that an action plan would be forthcoming in January. Can I plead with the Minister that that is not forgotten in the midst of the reshuffle, and ask him perhaps to write to me or let me...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (9 Jan 2018)

Dan Carden: Will the Foreign Secretary update the House on what discussions, if any, he has had with the Government of Mauritius following the overwhelming decision of the UN General Assembly last year to refer the question of decolonisation and self-determination of the Chagos islands?

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