Results 1–20 of 76 for speaker:Thelma Walker

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Older People (7 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to tackle unemployment among people over the age of 50 who have been made redundant.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Game: Animal Welfare (7 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to bring forward legislative proposals banning the keeping of game birds in cages; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Females: Refuges (7 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many women’s refuges have closed in (a) Kirklees, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England in each of the last 7 years.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services: Homelessness (7 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that homeless people can access NHS services.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Temporary Employment (7 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the funding allocated to the NHS has been spent on agency staff in each of the last 7 years.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Fibromyalgia (7 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to classify fibromyalgia as a long-term condition.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Fibromyalgia (7 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department provides to healthcare professionals for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Fibromyalgia (7 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of fibromyalgia among (a) healthcare professionals and (b) members of the public.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Fibromyalgia: Research (7 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support research into fibromyalgia.

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

Thelma Walker: Does my hon. Friend believe it is appalling that the Government are trying to play public sector workers off against one another and that every public sector worker deserves a pay rise, as they are the glue that holds this country together?

Social Mobility Commission (4 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: With all the board members of the Social Mobility Commission resigning, and with a new report released today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation showing that the number of lone-parent families in poverty has increased by 5% since 2010-11, does the Minister agree that the Government’s ambition for social mobility has failed?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Parking: Pedestrian Areas (4 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to introduce legislation relating to vehicles parked on pavements.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Winter Fuel Payments (4 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of moving the date of eligibility for over 80’s winter fuel allowance to the start of the financial year.

Written Answers — Home Office: Children: Protection (4 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the reduction in neighbourhood policing on the ability of police forces to protect vulnerable children.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (4 Dec 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to take steps to increase the period of time refugees continue to receive support after receiving a positive decision on their asylum application to 50 days.

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

Thelma Walker: I wish to use the next few minutes to set out an alternative Budget—one that the UK, as a leader of global nations, should have delivered; a Budget that works not only for the haves, but for the just about managing. This Budget was an opportunity for the Chancellor to speak to the homeless and the sick; to the looked-after child, the disabled man, the 80-year-old with dementia and the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Arts: Young People (23 Nov 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with the Department for Education on ensuring young people from diverse backgrounds can succeed in the creative industries.

Loneliness and Local Communities (15 Nov 2017)

Thelma Walker: Thank you, Mr Paisley. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves) for securing this debate on such an important topic, which she has championed so well. I would like to start by reading a short excerpt from one of my favourite stories: “‘Yes,’ said the bear. ‘I emigrated, you know.’ A sad expression came into its eyes. ‘I used to live...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Systems (14 Nov 2017)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to consult the public on the merits of alternative methods to the first past the post system for voting in general elections.

Paradise Papers (6 Nov 2017)

Thelma Walker: My constituents in the Colne and Holme valleys pay their tax in the usual way. Can the Minister explain to them why their public services are being cut while the rich are using tax havens to avoid paying their fair share?


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