Results 1–20 of 71 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Sarah Jones

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Viability Assessments: Council Houses (23 Jul 2018)

Sarah Jones: At a time of national housing crisis, as developers continue to exploit the viability loophole, a staggeringly small 2.5% of homes completed last year were for social rent—the lowest number since the second world war. The Government continue to disregard this place, particularly on housing, in failing to deliver the revised NPPF, along with a raft of other documents promised before the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoners: Access to Healthcare (10 Jul 2018)

Sarah Jones: What plans the Government has made to improve access to healthcare for prisoners.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoners: Access to Healthcare (10 Jul 2018)

Sarah Jones: My constituent has multiple sclerosis. He went to prison nine months ago, newly diagnosed and relatively healthy. Now he has two hearing aids, is partially sighted and has to use a wheelchair. Despite that extreme deterioration, he was only taken to see a neurologist seven months after his arrival in prison. As a vulnerable inmate, is he not owed a duty of care by the prison? At the very...

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

Sarah Jones: Jerome Rogers from New Addington in Croydon committed suicide when he was 20 years old, after being hounded by bailiffs who broke regulation after regulation in their horrific handling of his initial—very small—traffic fines. Jerome’s family will be in Parliament next week for a meeting of the all-party group on debt and personal finance, and there is a programme about his...

Five-year Land Supply (4 Jul 2018)

Sarah Jones: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Christopher. It is also a pleasure to bring some gender balance to this debate. I counted 15 men and one woman when we started. I do not know what it is about planning that attracts men more than women, but we need to consider that, because this is such an important subject and it is vital for our communities. Why are there not more...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homes for Social Rent (18 Jun 2018)

Sarah Jones: The Secretary of State has just talked of his affordable homes record, but we all know that this Government’s definition of affordable homes is a joke. It allows an illusion of genuinely affordable house building, which is simply not happening. Many of his own Back Benchers agree, and 10 of them are meeting the Prime Minister on Wednesday to call for more genuinely affordable homes. The...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Independent investigation of deaths (15 Jun 2018)

Sarah Jones: Members have had six months to table amendments, so perhaps the hon. Gentleman could have speeded up the tabling of his. I support my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon North (Mr Reed) and his Bill, but there is a suggestion that it needs to be improved, and we must of course all look into what improvements could be made. I should point out, however, that the organisations that support the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Knife Crime (4 Jun 2018)

Sarah Jones: We know that prevention lies at the heart of much of the knife crime issue, but there are things that can be done now. The former Home Secretary, who is here today, told the Home Affairs Committee that she would look at using more criminal behaviour orders for people who have been convicted of knife crime to stop them from going on social media to get the attention that they crave. Will the...

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

Sarah Jones: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Erdington (Jack Dromey), who speaks with great knowledge on this subject. I have been pleased to work with him in the all-party parliamentary group on knife crime. I speak as the chair of the all-party group but also as the Member of Parliament for Croydon Central, where we have had a significant issue with knife crime, as...

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

Sarah Jones: I serve on the Select Committee on Home Affairs and we went to see the National Crime Agency to talk about county lines. The NCA made the point that these crimes are not just cross-border within this country, but are cross-border across Europe and the world. One of the worries about Brexit that the NCA expressed was that at the moment we can arrest people, follow people and collaborate with...

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

Sarah Jones: Ten years ago, only one in 10 stop-and-searches resulted in finding anything, and now it is something like one in three. The way that the police stop and search now is much more effective because it is much more targeted and intelligence-based. Surely that is the right approach, rather than a blanket approach of saying, “We’re going to stop and search anybody who looks a bit...

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

Sarah Jones: My right hon. Friend the Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) and I, through the all-party parliamentary group on knife crime, recently met some girls who had been involved in county lines. They had become involved because of boyfriends, because of money and because it was a solution to the problems they faced in their lives. They said that nobody had ever told them not to do it. No one at...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Support for Businesses and Entrepreneurs (22 May 2018)

Sarah Jones: Marks & Spencer is closing 14 stores, affecting hundreds of jobs, and Debenhams and House of Fraser would be doing the same were it not for their longer lease commitments. The nature of the high street is changing, and the risk is the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs. What are the Government doing about this, and will the Chancellor consider meeting me and businesses in Croydon as we...

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote: Tenant Fees Bill (21 May 2018)

Sarah Jones: This has been an important debate, which has seen excellent contributions from across the House. I want to highlight in particular those made by my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield South East (Mr Betts) as Chair of the Select Committee and my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff Central (Jo Stevens), who painted such a powerful picture of a student city and the arbitrary and unjustifiable...

Grenfell Tower (16 May 2018)

Sarah Jones: I am sorry that our debate has been cut short by the statement earlier, so Members did not get to speak for the length of time they wanted and our response has to be so short. A little under a year ago, when we met in this place after the worst fire for over a century, Mr Speaker said: “There will be no more tragic matter treated of in this House in this Parliament than that which is...

Tributes: Baroness Jowell (14 May 2018)

Sarah Jones: Last month we held a debate on cancer and paid tribute to Tessa. Just before that debate, Tessa said to me, “This is not about me; this is about what comes next.” She would therefore not forgive me if I did not both welcome the new Government money that has been announced today and say that together we can go further. I look forward to working with the Government on the data...

Windrush (30 Apr 2018)

Sarah Jones: Given the focus of Conservative Members on illegal immigration, does the Home Secretary wish to comment on the fact that under his Prime Minister’s “hostile environment”, which has seen so much injustice done to the Windrush generation, we have seen the Government’s total failure to achieve what they set out to achieve, with neither voluntary nor enforced removals...

Surgical Mesh: Cancer Treatment (19 Apr 2018)

Sarah Jones: I should like to thank everyone who has spoken so eloquently and movingly today. I cannot name everyone in the time remaining, but I often stand in awe of the Members of this House, and no more so than today. We have had quite a harrowing week in this place, and it has sometimes been quite dark and difficult. There has been a lot of shouting. However, we have closed the week by talking about...

Surgical Mesh: Cancer Treatment (19 Apr 2018)

Sarah Jones: I beg to move, That this House pays tribute to the work of Baroness Tessa Jowell in her campaign to help people with brain tumours to live better lives for longer; recognises the Government’s increased funding for research; and calls on the Government to increase the sharing of health data and promote greater use of adaptive clinical trials. May I start by thanking you, Mr Speaker,...

Surgical Mesh: Cancer Treatment (19 Apr 2018)

Sarah Jones: I thank my hon. Friend for those lovely words and for the commitment to all work together, as, of course, we must. Before I draw my speech to a close, I want to mention one more person by name. Jack Lloyd is 10 and lives in New Addington, in my constituency of Croydon Central. Jack has a brain tumour that is inoperable. His tumour was initially treated successfully but, sadly, another...


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