Results 1–20 of 355 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Wera Hobhouse

Women and Equalities: Sexual Exploitation: Accommodation (13 Sep 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on increasing the number of successful prosecutions of people that offer rent-free accommodation in return for sex.

Women and Equalities: Sexual Exploitation: Accommodation (13 Sep 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: I thank the BBC’s “Inside Out West” for its investigation into this despicable practice which, as the Minister pointed out, is illegal, although it continues to target vulnerable women and men. Will the Minister continue to work with me, as we did on upskirting, and consider a code of conduct, or perhaps go even further and consider binding legislation to prevent websites...

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (13 Sep 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: LGBT youths are significantly over-represented among young people facing homelessness. Will the Government support a shift to mandatory monitoring of gender and sexual orientation by publicly commissioned homelessness services?

Vote Leave Campaign: Electoral Law — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (10 Sep 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Vote Leave Campaign: Electoral Law — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (10 Sep 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way—

Vote Leave Campaign: Electoral Law — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (10 Sep 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Thank you, Sir Roger. I fully accept your guidance. I had another engagement that I could not get out of. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the most reckless thing was the premature triggering of article 50? That is why I welcome this petition.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (10 Sep 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Newbridge Primary School, a well-performing and much-loved school in Bath, is in desperate need of improvements to its ageing buildings and extensive grounds. The per pupil funding settlement does not allow for any adjustments and barely covers the maintenance of the trees, and due to financial pressures, the council is very limited in what it can do. Will the Minister meet me and a...

Children in Need: Adulthood (6 Sep 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: The hon. Gentleman and I are both on the all-party parliamentary group on adverse childhood experiences, which is very much about the issue we are debating. I fully agree that prevention is the way to go, but in my constituency councils are so cash-strapped that they can deal only with the absolute minimum statutory obligations; they do not have the money for prevention. Is not it time that...

Miscellaneous: Requirement to amend guidance (5 Sep 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: From the very beginning of its journey, the upskirting Bill has been the result of brave individuals —particularly women—speaking out. They chose to speak out about a vile crime that was going not only unpunished but largely unnoticed. They courageously spoke out about their experiences, to try to draw attention to the gap in the law. The Bill is the result of their hard work, and...

Miscellaneous: Requirement to amend guidance (5 Sep 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: It is a pleasure of sorts to follow the hon. Member for Christchurch (Sir Christopher Chope). We have disagreed on things, but I am pleased to say that I agree with him that we want to make this Bill as good as possible and, in particular, to ensure that it acts as a good deterrent so that people do not consider this vile practice. I am immensely grateful that the Government have taken the...

Miscellaneous: Requirement to amend guidance (5 Sep 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Can the hon. Gentleman perhaps confirm that he said “Object” on 15 June in order to speed up the process of the Bill?

Tenant Fees Bill: Financial penalties etc (5 Sep 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: May I first draw the attention of the House to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests? One of the many effects of the housing crisis is the sheer amount of people now forced into the private rented sector. It is for this reason that I am adamant that we must improve conditions for renters. The Liberal Democrats have fought long for renters’ rights, so I welcome...

Public Sector Pay (24 Jul 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Why have the Government announced that school leaders’ pay will continue to be cut in real terms, given that the School Teachers Review Body said that a 3.5% increase was needed across all pay ranges to prevent “deteriorating” trends in teacher retention?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Support for Local Government (23 Jul 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Local councils, including Bath and North East Somerset Council, are facing a funding gap of £2.2 billion for adult social care. What measures is the Department taking to incentivise preventive services to reduce the burden of adult social care on councils such as ours?

Backbench Business: Perinatal Mental Illness — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (19 Jul 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Valuable and important as that exchange is, the point about the #HiddenHalf campaign is that often attention is diverted away, because the baby and the dad are there. #HiddenHalf is looking for quality time for the mother in particular. I want that space to be preserved, however much is done by the GP. It is important that a woman who has gone through the trauma that the Minister described is...

Backbench Business: Perinatal Mental Illness — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (19 Jul 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: It is a real pleasure to serve under your chairship, Mr Davies. I congratulate the hon. Member for Stockton South (Dr Williams) on securing this excellent debate, which perfectly brings together my personal and political lives. I am a mother of four and, like the hon. Member for Canterbury (Rosie Duffield), I had them 20 years ago so I know what it feels like to have children completely...

Relationships and Sex Education: Points of Order (19 Jul 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: rose—

Relationships and Sex Education: Points of Order (19 Jul 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. During Exiting the European Union questions earlier, the Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, the hon. Member for Fareham (Suella Braverman), said: “Manufacturing is at a record high”. This is factually incorrect. The most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in April manufacturing output...

Relationships and Sex Education: Points of Order (19 Jul 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: A Minister.

Exiting the European Union: International Business Community (19 Jul 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Following on from that question, when will the Minister’s Department properly publish an impact assessment for all sectors on the impact of a no deal scenario, in contrast to the shambles that we saw at the end of last year?


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