All 15 results for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Preet Kaur Gill

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (12 Dec 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: Given the time that has passed since the promise of an energy price cap, will the Secretary of State confirm that he remains committed to implementing the cap for 17 million households, and will he outline the process by which the Conservative party is expected to introduce it?

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) for introducing this important debate. Seven years after the wage freezes and pay caps for public sector workers began, there is still no end in sight for millions of workers, many of whom are low paid and struggling to make ends meet. When the pay restraints...

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: Absolutely. I totally agree that workers are having to put their professions on the line in that way, as is Kayleigh, but it is not just the effect on such individuals and their families—the impact on the wider economy is clear. Research by the TUC shows that the long-standing pay cap has meant that, since its introduction in 2010, staff such as nurses, teachers and civil servants have...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: The King’s Fund, the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation estimate that the annual funding gap for social care will now reach £2.5 billion by 2019-20. That will have a crippling effect on the provision of social care, a sector that is already under severe strain and in desperate need of relief, but the Budget offered it nothing whatever. The condemnation from social care...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: EU Protocol on animal sentience (15 Nov 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is intended to bring existing EU legislation into UK law. As we do so, we must ensure that the fundamental rights of children are not diluted. With our exit from the EU, the UK plans no longer to be party to the EU charter of fundamental rights, so it will not automatically benefit from the protections of children’s rights that exist within the EU...

Loneliness and Local Communities (15 Nov 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves) on securing this important debate and on the work that she and the hon. Member for South Ribble (Seema Kennedy) have done as co-chairs of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. I had the privilege to be part of the Jo Cox women in leadership programme. What Jo said was absolutely right: “young or old, loneliness...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period (14 Nov 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: Many of my constituents and the businesses in my constituency have raised the importance of a transitional period. The UK transition will inevitably bring with it changes to the way in which goods and services are traded between the UK and the EU, and, although businesses on both sides are beginning to anticipate and plan for change, the scope and nature of the changes are as yet unclear. The...

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: We have heard that the Local Government Association has estimated that adult social care faces a £2.3 billion funding gap by 2020, and the reasons for that are wide-ranging. They include a growing population requesting adult social care support, cuts to local authority budgets in recent years and increases in costs to providers, including the national living wage and costs relating to...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: As universal credit is a single credit combining several benefits, the accuracy and timeliness of payments is even more crucial than for the legacy benefits. Benefit errors have been common for some time, as my constituent Veronica and many others know too well, and they can have disastrous consequences. Even before universal credit, people needed help from a food bank mainly because of...

Race Disparity Audit (10 Oct 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: What other reports on race have been incorporated into the race audit data? Why have Sikhs, who are recognised as a separate ethnic group in legislation, been excluded from the audit? Will he put that right by ensuring that Sikhs are not further discriminated against and that the 2021 census will include a Sikh ethnic tick box?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Unmet Social Care Needs (10 Oct 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: What estimate he has made of the number of people living with unmet social care needs.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Unmet Social Care Needs (10 Oct 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: Age UK estimates that nearly 1.2 million older people have unmet care needs. After the Government dropped their disastrous dementia tax policy during the general election, all they can offer people is yet another consultation. In the words of the hon. Member for Totnes (Dr Wollaston), the Chair of the Health Committee, is it not time the Government just got “on with it”?

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to deliver my maiden speech during this important debate. It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon). It is such an honour and privilege to have been elected as the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Edgbaston, a constituency that has returned a female MP in every election since 1953. [Hon. Members:...

Immigration Act 2016: Section 67 (19 Jul 2017)

Preet Kaur Gill: Europol has estimated that more than 10,000 unaccompanied child refugees have disappeared in Europe over the past two years. What steps are the Government taking to address that and to support our EU partners in improving protection for unaccompanied children at risk of trafficking or exploitation?

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