Results 1–20 of 45 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Emma Hardy

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Emma Hardy: During the many questions and debates on pensions for women, we have heard the facts, the figures and the dates relating to the 3.8 million women who are affected, so I am not going to cite figures or talk about dates. Instead, I am going to talk about a woman I met a few weeks ago, whom I will refer to as Mary. Mary came to see me in my surgery on a particularly wet and cold morning. When...

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Emma Hardy: You are not on the minimum wage.

Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Emma Hardy: I was recently contacted by five constituents who have told me that the pain infusions that they need to function are being stopped due to Government cuts to East Riding clinical commissioning group, which does not now have the funds to provide them. Please may we have an urgent debate on funding for CCGs to provide therapeutic care so that those people can continue to have some quality of life?

Domestic Violence Refuges: Funding — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Emma Hardy: The Hull Women’s Aid service manager told me that that service, the only one of its kind in Hull, has faced year-on-year cuts of up to 15% since 2013. Loss of support for survivors would have a massive long-term impact on their mental and emotional health. Does my hon. Friend agree that the Government must ring-fence the funding available for women’s refuges to ensure that those...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (11 Dec 2017)

Emma Hardy: If the Department is serious about meeting its apprenticeships targets, surely the Minister will agree with me about the need to reclassify apprenticeships as improved education or training so that young, hard-working apprentices, such as Chloe from Hull, save money on their transport and prescription costs.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Legal Aid (5 Dec 2017)

Emma Hardy: What assessment his Department has made of the cost-effectiveness of legal aid for early legal help.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Legal Aid (5 Dec 2017)

Emma Hardy: I recently visited Hull chamber of commerce, where a solicitor explained to me that the cuts in legal aid are actually costing the courts so much more money, because so many people in Hull are trying to represent themselves, and the President of the Supreme Court has said that the legal aid reforms are actually a false economy. Does the Minister agree that restoring early legal advice would...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Emma Hardy: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Faversham and Mid Kent (Helen Whately). I hope the right hon. Member for Sevenoaks (Sir Michael Fallon) uses his new-found freedom on the Back Benches to join me and many other Members in calling for the Red Arrows order to be brought forward to secure jobs at BAE. The short-sightedness of the Government’s continued addiction to austerity...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Emma Hardy: My hon. Friend mentions that we need skills for managers, but he will find that, ever since the right hon. Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove) was Education Secretary, this Government have got rid of the development of those soft skills—teamwork, leadership and oral communication—because of his ideological focus on fact retention.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Emma Hardy: The right hon. Gentleman makes the point about where we build homes and the need to get the people to build them. Does he recognise that providing money to create maths teachers will not help with the skills shortage that we have in the building industry so that we can create the builders we need to build properties?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Emma Hardy: I was told by a headteacher in Hull that there is not enough money for post-16 special educational needs provision, because they cannot cut the number of teaching assistants due to the ratios of staff needed to care for these children. She is looking at a situation of not being able to offer a full-time post-16 school placement for children with SEN. Does my right hon. Friend agree that that...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Emma Hardy: My constituent Hayley Crawley is receiving palliative care for bowel cancer, and she needs a specialist cancer drug that is available for other cancers. She waited for months to hear that her case for funding had been rejected by NHS England, and we are now waiting again for a reply to her appeal. Please will the Prime Minister write to NHS England to ensure that Hayley’s case is...

Student Loans Company (20 Nov 2017)

Emma Hardy: Last Thursday, senior NHS leaders told me about the growing desperation to grow our own senior NHS professionals. Such people will have to pay all the money back because their earnings will be above the threshold, so will the Minister look again at the interest rate they will have to pay and the fact that they will start to accumulate interest before they even graduate?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Fire and Rescue Service: Remuneration (20 Nov 2017)

Emma Hardy: I met the Humberside fire chief just a couple of weeks ago. He knows that all his firefighters deserve a pay rise, but he was really worried that he would not have the money in his budget to pay for that. The Minister talks about the reserves that fire authorities have, but the fire chief also mentioned the fact that the Humberside fire service, like the services further down the coast, no...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Emma Hardy: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) for securing this debate. Since being elected in June and spending half my working week in the bright lights and big city of London, the disparity between the infrastructure down here and back home in west Hull and Hessle has hit me hard. If the House will indulge me for just a moment, it is the evening, we are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (6 Nov 2017)

Emma Hardy: I recently met headteachers across Hull who told me that one way to mitigate the real- terms cuts in school funding would be to auto-enrol all pupils who are eligible for pupil premium when their family receives benefits. Will the Secretary of State please explore how the Department for Work and Pensions can share data with the Department for Education to make that auto-enrolment happen, so...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Infrastructure Investment (1 Nov 2017)

Emma Hardy: What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on infrastructure investment in Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Infrastructure Investment (1 Nov 2017)

Emma Hardy: Lasting economic success will come only from a long-term approach to major economic decisions, which is why it is so great that the Welsh Labour Government are supporting strategic investment in infrastructure. A Labour Government will ensure that they work with rather than against the devolved Governments. Is that the same for the Conservatives and, if so, will the Minister assure the House...

Social Care: Supported Housing (25 Oct 2017)

Emma Hardy: I recently held a series of events in my constituency called the “Big conversation”, and I was pleased to visit an open day on supported housing at the Salvation Army hostel in Hull, with representatives from Emmaus and the Hull Resettlement Project, among others. The real impact these organisations have on people’s lives is heartening. One companion from Emmaus described...

Surgical Mesh Implants — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (18 Oct 2017)

Emma Hardy: I thank everyone who has attended and spoken. I had hoped that my summary would be a little more positive. I am sorry, but the Minister’s response is simply not good enough—at all. I am extremely disappointed. I completely disagree with her: it is about not only the procedure, but the product. I hope that the weight of evidence from all the women involved—all the women who...


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