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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Asylum: National Insurance (21 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will issue national insurance numbers to all asylum seekers when they are granted refugee status.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Habitual Residence Test (21 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of whether refugees should be required to pass a habitual residence test for benefits after being granted refugee status.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Former Members (21 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

Leaving the Eu: Fisheries Management (20 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: Fishermen in Plymouth feel utterly betrayed by the decision announced yesterday. What does it mean for the reform of the unworkable discards ban that was promised next year and which is especially important for mixed fisheries in the far south-west?

Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill (16 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: UNICEF reports that a majority of unaccompanied child migrants have been subjected to sexual abuse on their journey to the UK. We have an obligation as a country to support young people who are going through the most appalling times.

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: I condemn Russia for this attack. The Prime Minister will know that a strong Royal Navy is a strong deterrent against Russian aggression, so will she ensure that sufficient new money is provided so that there are no cuts to the Royal Navy or the Royal Marines?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: National Security (14 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure the National Security Capability Review prioritises the capability of the UK's defence; and if he will a statement.

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: Last week, it was revealed that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government returned £1.1 billion of unused housing money to the Treasury over the past two years. That money should have been spent on recladding tower blocks that were found to be unsafe after the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Will the Chancellor use his autumn Budget to fund the work that is required to keep our...

Business of the House (8 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: Yesterday, Babcock announced that 500 defence jobs would be lost at Devonport dockyard. With the uncertainty about the possible cuts to our amphibious warships and the Royal Marines, and the sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil, may we have a statement from Ministers about what support the Government can offer to the dedicated Babcock workers who are losing their jobs in Plymouth?

Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (8 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: Some 75% of mental health problems start before the age of 18, but less than 10% of funding goes to young people. What can the Minister do to prioritise more funding for CAMHS?

Fire Safety and Cladding — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (6 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship again, Mr Streeter. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon North (Mr Reed) for securing the debate. Last June, the nation was horrified to see images of smoke billowing out from Grenfell Tower, with residents trapped inside. It felt as though what was a national tragedy would be met by a national response, to ensure that such...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Respiratory System: Diseases (5 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to update indicator 3.01 in the Public Health Outcomes Framework to include morbidity as well as mortality linked to anthropogenic PM2.5 to reflect the role of that pollutant in exacerbating cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses and increasing the risk of a health episode being experienced by those living with those...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Navy: Fleet Size (5 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the size of the Royal Navy fleet.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Navy: Fleet Size (5 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: With the sale of HMS Ocean, Devonport and the nation have lost a third of our Royal Navy amphibious assault ships. In more and more uncertain times, can the Minister reassure people in Plymouth that Devonport will not see any more cuts to frigates, amphibious assault ships, and survey ships such as HMS Scott in the upcoming review?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (1 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: Does the Secretary of State understand the severe disappointment and anger in the far south-west about the sham of a south-west rail strategy that was published yesterday? Will he now do the right thing, and, instead of re-spinning the £50 million that has already been announced, match Labour’s £2.5 billion rail investment plan for the south-west?

Equality of Voting Ages — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (28 Feb 2018)

Luke Pollard: I thank my hon. Friend for securing the debate; it is fantastic to see the pressure being kept up. Young people in Plymouth want the right to vote as well. We do not have a devolved Assembly or Parliament to lower the voting age for local elections; we are relying on this place to do it. Whether a 16 or 17-year-old lives in Perth, Penarth or Plymouth, they should have the right to vote. The...

Homelessness: Department for Transport (27 Feb 2018)

Luke Pollard: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) on securing the debate. It is a very timely one for the south-west, as I shall explain in a moment. It is no secret that I think that transport links in the south-west are underfunded, as addressing that has been one of my main priorities since entering this place last June. It comes on the back of the need...

Private Probation Services — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (27 Feb 2018)

Luke Pollard: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham West and Penge (Ellie Reeves) on securing this important debate. I want to make some brief remarks about what people who work in probation in Plymouth have told me. We owe them a debt of thanks. The Government’s part-privatisation of probation has been a colossal failure. The broken system is putting the public at greater risk and...

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