Results 1–20 of 65 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

Health and Social Care: People with Learning Disabilities (19 Jun 2018)

Julia Lopez: Providers of day care services for people with learning disabilities are not currently subject to an inspection regime. Will the Minister consider bringing such services within the scope of the Care Quality Commission to reassure families about quality and safeguarding issues?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Jun 2018)

Julia Lopez: This month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence—NICE—will decide whether to fund a new treatment for neuroblastoma, a vicious childhood cancer that is affecting my constituent, Isla Caton. Will the Prime Minister encourage NICE and the drugs companies to do a deal to provide new treatments for children in Britain, so that their families do not have to fundraise...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (11 Jun 2018)

Julia Lopez: Reports suggest China is fast developing a new generation of military technology, focusing on artificial intelligence and autonomous weaponry, which will soon surpass the capability of the United States. Will the Minister outline what planning is under way with allies to keep up with those advances?

Public Sector Pay Policy — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Julia Lopez: My hon. Friend is making a strong case for the reasoning behind the Government’s decisions. However, many of us are concerned that we are now seeing false economies. For instance, restraining public sector pay is leading to increases in agency costs and a loss of talent, which has reduced productivity in some sectors. We now need to look at what those costs are. What analysis has he...

Public Sector Pay Policy — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Julia Lopez: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Public Sector Pay Policy — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Julia Lopez: I thank my hon. Friend for giving way. I totally agree with him. Although there has been a public sector pay cap over the past years, that does not tell the whole story. Does he agree with me that across much of the public sector during those years, pay increased automatically with every year served because it had been contractually agreed before the cap came into force? Also, staff could...

Public Sector Pay Policy — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Julia Lopez: Is the hon. Gentleman aware of how much private sector employees get in his constituency? There is a risk in certain parts of the country, where the public sector is so dominant, that the relative spending power of public sector workers will make it difficult for private enterprises to flourish, because they cannot attract the correct employees to their business.

Potholes and Road Maintenance (5 Jun 2018)

Julia Lopez: The Minister talks of the need for a long-term solution. Will he consider what the Local Government Association has proposed, whereby the Government would reinvest 2p per litre of current fuel duty into local road maintenance so that we have a consistent stream of funding long into the future?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Service Parliamentary Scheme (5 Jun 2018)

Julia Lopez: A Prison Service parliamentary scheme would give prison officers an opportunity to flag directly with Members of Parliament wider law and order issues, one of which is the use of separation jail cells to hold Islamist terrorists who pose a national security threat through attempts to radicalise other inmates. Many of those cells are lying empty. What work are you doing to ensure that they are...

Christians Overseas (22 May 2018)

Julia Lopez: Thank you, Mr Hollobone, for chairing this crucial debate, and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon South (Chris Philp) for securing it. Sadly, persecution of individuals due to their religious belief is nothing new. However, there is no doubt that communities of Christians that might once have expected to live in peace now face new threats that go hand in hand with rising political...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commonwealth: Diplomatic Relations (15 May 2018)

Julia Lopez: Will my right hon. Friend explain how the UK is currently working with allies such as Australia to bolster Commonwealth ties in the south Pacific as a counter balance to growing Chinese influence in places such as Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands?

Health and Social Care: Access to Social Care (8 May 2018)

Julia Lopez: Inadequate social and primary care provision lies at the root of a great deal of pressure on hospital A&Es, so we need to plan much better for the demand for services at that level. Will the Secretary of State press the Treasury to ensure that receipts from NHS property transactions are retained by local healthcare trusts, so that they can build much larger primary care facilities than...

Leaving the EU: Future Trade Remedies (17 Apr 2018)

Julia Lopez: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent South (Jack Brereton) for securing this debate on future trade remedies. He is ahead of the curve on this issue, because amid the wrangling over Brexit we have rather overlooked the profile that this issue will have. I believe that it will become ever more pressing as we...

Leaving the EU: Future Trade Remedies (17 Apr 2018)

Julia Lopez: I might be sympathetic to that, but there is a real concern that all those on the board of the Trade Remedies Authority should be able to rise above particular interests. Those particular interests could be strong industrial concerns in particular regions of the UK. Board members will need to be able to look at the UK as a whole and weigh up different arguments made to them. I would have...

Fly-tipping — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)

Julia Lopez: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish) for providing us with the chance to discuss a hugely frustrating issue. My constituency marks the point at which London’s metropolis turns to beautiful countryside. As such, it has become the victim of fly-tipping on an industrial scale, as I am sure is the case in many other outer-London constituencies. There is...

Future of the Commonwealth — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Julia Lopez: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Future of the Commonwealth — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Julia Lopez: One of the difficulties that businesses have faced in recent years, particularly in trading with such places as Australia and New Zealand, is the movement of personnel. Because we have had such free and easy migration arrangements with Europe, it has been a problem to try to get movement from those other countries. Does my hon. Friend agree that an interesting idea to consider is something...

Future of the Commonwealth — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Julia Lopez: I thank my hon. Friend for his interesting and timely speech. I fully agree that the Commonwealth is unlikely to form some kind of new trading bloc, but does he agree that it is an important framework for intergovernmental co-operation in improving the investment environment? That is the way that it will help to aid trade: by working together on things such as infrastructure, the business...

Orkambi and Cystic Fibrosis — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Mar 2018)

Julia Lopez: The hon. Gentleman makes the important point that if people have access to this drug, they can reduce the number of times they have to go to hospital. It would be very helpful if we had an understanding of the cost of those hospital admissions and what that would be if it was offset against the cost of the drug. Does he agree with that point?

Integrated Communities (14 Mar 2018)

Julia Lopez: I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement, and I take this opportunity to pay tribute to Dame Louise Casey and Amanda Spielman, who have taken on difficult integration issues with real guts. My right hon. Friend will be aware of my political background in the London borough of Tower Hamlets and my serious concerns—shared by children’s services officers—about the...


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