Results 1–20 of 224 for speaker:Alex Burghart

Women and Equalities: Universal Credit Roll-out (13 Sep 2018)

Alex Burghart: The Work and Pensions Committee, on which I sit, recently published a report calling on the Government to see whether universal credit can offer more help to victims of domestic abuse. Will the Minister consider our findings?

Salisbury Incident (12 Sep 2018)

Alex Burghart: I thank the Minister very much for the speech he is giving. I am sure that the House will be aware of the remarks made by President Putin today in saying that these are not criminals but citizens. Does he agree that if the President is so assured of that statement, he might want to encourage those individuals to come to the UK for trial?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Intimidation of People in Public Life (12 Sep 2018)

Alex Burghart: What assessment he has made of trends in the level of intimidation experienced by people in public life.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Intimidation of People in Public Life (12 Sep 2018)

Alex Burghart: I thank the Minister for his reply. Does he agree that those who seek to interfere with the course of an election through criminal intimidation should face electoral sanction?

Gypsies and Travellers (10 Sep 2018)

Alex Burghart: My hon. Friend is being extremely generous with his time. I fully support his comments about extending the trespass law in the UK as it has been in Ireland. It is currently possible for travelling families to come to an agreement with private landlords so that they can settle on their land. Does my hon. Friend agree that by building those relationships, which is what decent travelling...

Idlib (10 Sep 2018)

Alex Burghart: I strongly welcome the Minister’s statement that, if Syria should use chemical weapons again, we are ready to act. Is he confident that our allies would stand with us in that endeavour?

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

Alex Burghart: Will the Minister update the House on the progress of the national assessment and accreditation system for children’s social workers?

Children in Need: Adulthood (6 Sep 2018)

Alex Burghart: The hon. Lady is raising important points. How much money would a future Labour Government commit to children’s services, and specifically to the issues that she has raised? How would that money be raised, given that it did not feature in “Funding Britain’s Future”, the document that Labour published in advance of last year’s general election?

Children in Need: Adulthood (6 Sep 2018)

Alex Burghart: It is a pleasure to serve with you in the Chair, Ms Buck. I congratulate the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Steve McCabe) on securing the debate. It is a pleasure to serve with him on the Work and Pensions Committee; I know he cares deeply about the matters it deals with. I am particularly delighted that we are discussing this subject. A few years ago, having worked in child...

Children in Need: Adulthood (6 Sep 2018)

Alex Burghart: Yes, my hon. Friend eloquently sets out the problem. We need to reconsider our approaches to prevention, early intervention and recovery. The problem faced by children in need is not, I believe, a marginal one, although it has been treated marginally for many years. There are about 380,000 children in need at any one time; the number of children in need at some point during any given year is...

Children in Need: Adulthood (6 Sep 2018)

Alex Burghart: As the hon. Lady says, we are both in the all-party parliamentary group on adverse childhood experiences, which I co-chair. There is no doubt that we need to work out how we can shift intervention to prevent problems from escalating. We know that there is limited money around, but I feel that there is a number of things we can do, and perhaps do better. The Government have a major opportunity...

Brexit, Science and Innovation (6 Sep 2018)

Alex Burghart: My hon. Friend is too generous in giving way; I am sorry to interrupt his flow, because he is making an important and lively speech. Will he join me in welcoming the fact that the Government have made the biggest investment in research in 40 years? Does he agree that it is important that we now find a way to make sure that that drives growth and an improvement in wages?

Immigration Detention: Shaw Review (24 Jul 2018)

Alex Burghart: I am a former member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, and we were given access to two of the case files of the Windrush generation who appear to have been illegally detained. I very much welcome the Home Secretary’s response to the Shaw report today. Will he confirm that he is putting in place systems to ensure that no one is detained against the evidence?

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legislation (24 Jul 2018)

Alex Burghart: I congratulate the Secretary of State on his statement. Several constituents who are EU nationals have raised concerns with me about their rights after we leave the EU. Will he therefore tell the House what he intends to do to spread the message that is in the White Paper so that EU nationals are aware of the steps that the Government are taking?

Public Sector Pay (24 Jul 2018)

Alex Burghart: Thanks to the decisions that have been made in Essex, we will see 150 new police officers on our streets. Can the Chief Secretary confirm that those new police officers will benefit from today’s announcement?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (12 Jul 2018)

Alex Burghart: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of paying parents using the Child Maintenance Service are (a) in employment and (b) not in employment.

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Alex Burghart: It is a pleasure to follow my colleague from the Work and Pensions Committee, the hon. Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark (Neil Coyle), particularly after the remarks he made at the start of his speech. I very much welcome the offer that the Secretary of State made today to work cross-party to help to improve universal credit. I happen to think that that attitude has been prevalent in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (10 Jul 2018)

Alex Burghart: On Friday, we had an important debate in this House about telephony in prisons. On the back of that debate, will the Minister set out what more we are doing to tackle drugs in prisons?

Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Alex Burghart: It is a pleasure to speak in support of this extremely important private Member’s Bill. To pick up where my hon. Friend the Member for North Devon (Peter Heaton-Jones) left off, data—data ownership and storage—is one of the big questions that society and this House will have to grapple with in the decades to come. I have noticed when talking to younger constituents how...

Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Alex Burghart: I absolutely agree, and I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for that important intervention. If we create a framework that helps agencies to share information about vulnerable individuals safely, that enables those agencies to become greater than the sum of their parts, and to combine and enhance their professional interrogations, so that they can join the dots and create a true picture of...


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