Results 1–20 of 33 for speaker:Sarah Jones

Royal Assent: Business of the House (7 Dec 2017)

Sarah Jones: On 9 November last year, seven people lost their lives and many more were injured in the Croydon tram crash, which was the largest crash of its kind in 50 years. Today, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch is publishing its findings on the causes of the accident. I have had early sight of them, and it is clear that they will apply across all the tram networks of the UK. For the sake of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Nov 2017)

Sarah Jones: Today, we see shocking new figures that child knife deaths are nearing a 40-year high. The Prime Minister promised action five months ago, but she has failed to deliver. There was nothing in the Budget for policing and nothing meaningful to tackle the causes as well as the crime. It is clear that we need intervention now and not just from the Home Office. Funding youth workers in major trauma...

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

Sarah Jones: The big story from last week’s Budget was clear: there is little room for manoeuvre on the economy unless we improve our productivity. We need to spend only five minutes in the company of anyone from the Institute for Fiscal Studies to see that our downgraded productivity forecasts spell real problems for the UK, particularly as we approach the full force of the Government’s...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Topical Questions (22 Nov 2017)

Sarah Jones: The gender pay gap is growing in a quarter of Government bodies. How is this setting the rest of the country an example?

Duties of Customs (20 Nov 2017)

Sarah Jones: I am grateful for the opportunity to make a very brief contribution to this debate. I support the powerful case that my hon. Friend the Member for Bootle (Peter Dowd) made for preventing Parliament from being sidelined on this important issue, and welcome the very significant contribution by my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh South (Ian Murray). The provision for customs duties is a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (20 Nov 2017)

Sarah Jones: I welcome the new Minister, the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, the hon. Member for Louth and Horncastle (Victoria Atkins), to her role, which covers knife crime and serious youth violence. I warmly invite her to come to the all-party group on knife crime, which I chair.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (6 Nov 2017)

Sarah Jones: Two years ago, the Government promised legal action on the exorbitant costs of school uniforms. When will the Secretary of State keep that promise?

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Sarah Jones: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon North (Mr Reed) on introducing the Bill, which is important for the country and for Croydon. Seni died in Bethlem Royal Hospital, which is on the border of my constituency, and my love and support go to his family and friends for what he suffered. A constituent came to me this week who had had a bipolar episode, ended up in a prison cell,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Children in Temporary Accommodation (30 Oct 2017)

Sarah Jones: What recent estimate he has made of the number of children in temporary accommodation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Children in Temporary Accommodation (30 Oct 2017)

Sarah Jones: The number of families in temporary accommodation in Croydon has doubled in seven years. Right now, two thirds of families in Croydon in local authority housing are in debt and at risk of eviction directly because of universal credit. How will the Minister stop more families in Croydon on universal credit becoming homeless and spending the winter months in temporary accommodation?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Sarah Jones: My cautionary tale from Croydon is similar to that of my hon. Friend the Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark (Neil Coyle). People in my constituency were among the first to experience the full service roll-out of UC back in 2015, and the size of Croydon means that our borough has the highest case load in the country. In Croydon, we have seen UC’s problems play out slowly over time,...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Sarah Jones: The hon. Gentleman talks of the transformational impact of universal credit, so will he please comment on the transformation for my constituents? In Croydon, two thirds of families in local authority housing are now in rent arrears and face eviction, compared with less than a third before universal credit was introduced.

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Sarah Jones: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, Southgate (Bambos Charalambous) on his speech and on calling this important debate. The things that he and others said about diagnosis and data, and the personal stories we have heard, are powerful and make a very good case. When I go knocking on doors in Croydon, it is unusual not to meet somebody who has a child with...

Exiting the European Union: VAT Rates (7 Sep 2017)

Sarah Jones: What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on changes to VAT rates after the UK leaves the EU.

Exiting the European Union: VAT Rates (7 Sep 2017)

Sarah Jones: Our children go back to school this week, and parents are still paying a fortune for branded school uniforms. Cutting VAT on uniforms for older children would save some £200 million, but this cannot be done under current EU law. My constituents have asked me to ask Ministers to raise this matter whenever the negotiations turn to VAT.

Knife Crime (6 Sep 2017)

Sarah Jones: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for allowing this debate following a summer in which once again we have seen the devastating impact of knife crime. A month ago tomorrow, 15-year-old Jermaine Groupall was stabbed to death in Croydon. Jermaine was the 15th teenager to die in a knife attack in London this year—15 young lives wasted. These devastating stories are in the news every time we...

Knife Crime (6 Sep 2017)

Sarah Jones: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right, and I will refer later in my remarks to education, which is key. Knife crime is increasing. Comparative data from NHS hospitals show us that there was a 13% increase in admissions for assault by sharp object between 2015 and 2016. The Minister will be aware of the growing concern about county lines operated by urban criminal networks.

Knife Crime (6 Sep 2017)

Sarah Jones: Yes, I agree with the hon. Gentleman that we need to do more. County lines is a new and developing issue that I have learned about in Croydon. Gangs go out as far as Cardiff and down to the south coast from London and other UK cities. They are spreading out, and we need to do more. Police resourcing is absolutely key, but we need to work together even more. Children from Aberdeen to Cardiff...

Knife Crime (6 Sep 2017)

Sarah Jones: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Over the summer, I walked around with the police looking for knives, and I talked to senior police officers and many others about the impact on their work of the cuts to their budgets and to other services. I heard about policeman buying food for children whom they had picked up before taking them home, because those children did not have enough food to...

Knife Crime (6 Sep 2017)

Sarah Jones: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. When I was walking around with the local police looking for knives on a local council estate, I talked to them about the impact of the cuts on their job, and they said the impact was very severe and that they could not do the things they wanted to do. For example, one of the things they do not have the resources to do is to go into schools to normalise the...


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