Results 1–20 of 161 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Luke Pollard

Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Luke Pollard: Except for the target list, there was very little in the Prime Minister’s statement that could not have been said to Parliament and to the public last week. In reviewing what has happened in the past week, will she and her advisers review whether she could have been clearer about the strategy, objectives and legality ahead of action, as that could have taken more of the public with her?...

GP Recruitment and Retention — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (28 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Moon. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Houghton and Sunderland South (Bridget Phillipson) on making such a powerful opening speech. I want to talk about primary care in Plymouth, because I am worried that the crisis we have is at risk of getting much worse in the coming months, as GPs are considering whether to hand back...

GP Recruitment and Retention — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (28 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: The problem is that the schemes that currently exist are not having the effect that we need them to in Plymouth, because we have a crisis today. I want to talk about the concern that a lot of GPs have expressed to me. My remarks will be about what GPs have told me, rather than my analysis of what I believe GPs are saying, because I think it is important that their voice is heard in this...

GP Recruitment and Retention — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (28 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: I will continue, if I may. Apologies. Another GP, Dr Williams, said that the system is failing and it feels as though it might be intentional. GPs have heard NHS England say that it is watching Plymouth as a place where primary care could fall over, a sentiment that several GPs have expressed to me in private. They believe that Plymouth’s city-wide system is facing bigger concerns in...

GP Recruitment and Retention — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (28 Mar 2018)

Luke Pollard: I will continue, if I may. I am genuinely worried that Plymouth’s primary care crisis is going to get worse in the coming days. We know that there are GPs who are considering whether to renew or to hand back their GP contract—a decision that will be made in the next couple of days. That is deeply worrying not only for them, but potentially for patients as well. My GP surgery in...

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?

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...

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...

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

Luke Pollard: My hon. Friend is absolutely correct. Having about 60 cases per individual maintains professionalism and a safe level of contact with offenders. It is now being reported that, in some cases, probation officers are handling 200 cases. The Minister has a famously good memory, but not everyone who works in probation has that. Remembering the details of 200 cases is asking too much of those who...

Ministry of Defence (26 Feb 2018)

Luke Pollard: I thank my hon. Friend for visiting Plymouth at the weekend. Does she agree that we not only need to provide certainty for the crews of HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark, and for the Royal Marines, but we also need to recognise that the sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil has hit morale in the city and is damaging retention in our armed forces?


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