Results 1–20 of 28 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Julia Lopez

Skills Devolution (England) (23 Jan 2018)

Julia Lopez: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. I commend the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) on securing what is a welcome and increasingly urgent debate. As we leave the European Union, we will need our domestic workforce to be ever more dynamic, innovative and flexible, not just to maximise the new opportunities to our economy from trade and...

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

Julia Lopez: We know that conversion to a radical brand of Islamist thinking too often occurs in a prison setting. Will the Minister update the House on the work being done to address this issue and set out the procedures to vet religious officials working with the vulnerable prison population?

NHS Blood Cancer Care (17 Jan 2018)

Julia Lopez: I thank my hon. Friend for securing an extremely important debate. He talks about the trouble of diagnosing hidden cancers such as leukaemia in adults, but it is sometimes particularly difficult to diagnose cancers in children. Before Christmas I had a sad meeting with a constituent of mine whose daughter Isla Caton has neuroblastoma, a particularly vicious form of childhood cancer. He...

NHS Blood Cancer Care (17 Jan 2018)

Julia Lopez: I am sorry, excuse me. Does my hon. Friend encourage tests from birth to diagnose these sorts of cancers?

NHS Blood Cancer Care (17 Jan 2018)

Julia Lopez: My hon. Friend talks about the wider strain beyond the physical. Does he agree that a huge financial strain is often placed on families? The family in the case I raised earlier had to spend a lot of money on takeaway food, the congestion charge, parking and hotels just so their daughter could receive what can be very intensive treatment.

Disability Confident Scheme — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Julia Lopez: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Ochil and South Perthshire (Luke Graham) on securing this very important debate. This Government have a breath-taking record when it comes to getting people into employment—a record for which they get insufficient credit. It is easy to see joblessness simply as an economic challenge, but for the individual concerned, securing a job can have...

Disability Confident Scheme — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Julia Lopez: One of the important things about this debate is that we need to raise awareness across the board. MPs can help to do that by continuing to have debates, whether here or in the main Chamber—that is an important part of the process. A lot of employers simply do not know about these schemes and therefore do not have the confidence to access them.

Trade Bill (9 Jan 2018)

Julia Lopez: Admidst the sparring over Brexit, it is easy to overlook our privilege in being the first MPs in over 40 years to debate the UK’s independent trade policy. This generation of parliamentarians stands at the foothills of an important new chapter in British history. When we come to look back on this era, I believe it will be regarded as a moment of crucial transition during which the...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Julia Lopez: If we are to deliver Brexit, the UK needs to leave the customs union and establish its own customs regime. Without doing so, the UK will be precluded from striking its own free trade deals and left open to certain judgments from the European Court of Justice. I fear that those who believe we can honour the referendum result while staying in the single market or customs union are simply...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Julia Lopez: My point is that any issues relating to tariff-rate quotas will affect not just the UK but the EU, and it is therefore in the EU’s interests to try to reach an accommodation with the UK. I welcome the Bill, which is about preparedness and which, given its wide drafting, allows for any negotiated outcome. I hope that it sets us up for a new chapter in our long history as a proud, global...

Quality in the Built Environment (13 Dec 2017)

Julia Lopez: I thank my hon. Friend for tabling this increasingly important debate. I have been dealing with a case involving new homes in my constituency, where for two years the developer of a National House Building Council-guaranteed home failed to rectify problems stemming from the installation of a communal heating system that posed a serious safety risk to the residents. The managing agent told me...

Quality in the Built Environment (13 Dec 2017)

Julia Lopez: One of the interesting phenomena I have noticed in recent years is that the quality of homes developed by local authorities is substantially higher than the quality of homes developed in the private sector, for which consumers are asked to pay very high sums. Does my hon. Friend think we should be applying similar standards in the private sector to ensure that people are not short-changed?

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

Julia Lopez: I thank the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips) for leading a very important debate. I know it is an issue for which she has immense passion. I hope she would also acknowledge the personal work the Prime Minister has done in taking a more comprehensive approach to domestic violence and in acknowledging that it is not always simply a physical thing; I think particularly of the...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Julia Lopez: I followed the speech by the hon. Member for Swansea West (Geraint Davies) as closely as I could, and he seemed to be saying not only that we need Parliament to protect the British people from their decision, but that we need the EU to protect the British people from our own Parliament. I wonder whether my hon. Friend has a little more faith in this place and its people.

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Julia Lopez: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Julia Lopez: It is Lopez, actually. I changed my name when I got married.

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Julia Lopez: The hon. Gentleman talks about taking back control, but does he accept that the EU is not a static organisation but one whose key leaders recently stated a desire for much deeper political integration among member states in the years ahead? If we halted Brexit would he tell the people of Swansea that rather than taking back control he would be comfortable handing much more control to the EU,...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Julia Lopez: I am grateful for the chance to contribute to a debate about the kind of country that we seek to build in the exciting new era before us. Too often, Britain’s decision to leave the EU has been mischaracterised as a backlash against modernity, and the reflex of a nation still mourning an imperial past. Now is the time to counter that miserable misperception with an unashamed vigour and a...

UK Bee Population (14 Nov 2017)

Julia Lopez: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk) for securing the debate. The health of Britain’s bee population is of great concern to a number of my constituents, including members of Havering Friends of the Earth. I must declare a personal interest in the debate. It is particularly close to the heart of my father, who 10 years ago fulfilled a boyhood dream to become a...

UK Bee Population (14 Nov 2017)

Julia Lopez: Absolutely. I cannot claim to be a bee expert, but I know that my dad often gets very concerned about the winter months, and I agree with what he says. Beekeepers feel that part of the answer when it comes to varroa mite is to have as many people keeping bees as possible, rather than treating bees with varroa-control chemicals and then allowing natural selection to produce varroa-resistant...


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