Results 1–20 of 87 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Eddie Hughes

Local Museums — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (7 Mar 2018)

Eddie Hughes: I will not take that much time, Mrs Main. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship and a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Henley (John Howell). One of the benefits of turning up to a debate without a prepared speech is that a Member can make it up as they go along, take the sense of the debate and then create a view. I have noticed during this debate that we have not...

Local Museums — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (7 Mar 2018)

Eddie Hughes: I completely endorse those comments. To a degree, without those volunteers, some of the buildings in question would not be maintained. It is not always a question of money, although of course we need more money. The efforts of such people sustain the buildings and keep educating and inspiring us. Moving through the museum, the house at the front gives a sense of what life was like, and in the...

Local Museums — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (7 Mar 2018)

Eddie Hughes: I am sorry, Mrs Main. I was coming back to my point of inspiration. It is Willenhall Lock Museum that has inspired Guardian Locks and Assa Abloy to produce high-quality locks on a global scale. Obviously, it is not only locks that we deal with in the Black country. Walsall, our local football club, is nicknamed the Saddlers because we have a 200-year history of leather crafting in Walsall. At...

Bill Presented: Data Protection Bill [Lords] (5 Mar 2018)

Eddie Hughes: It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Edinburgh West (Christine Jardine), not least because my own brief contribution will be simply an extension of the points that she made. When I first came to this place, I was lucky enough to have dinner with some people from Facebook. We were invited to their headquarters in London, and were given an example of how they used data to influence...

Bill Presented: Data Protection Bill [Lords] (5 Mar 2018)

Eddie Hughes: I am not sure I am going to be able to answer that excellent point, but I was about to touch on something similar. Apart from the statistical data that I have alluded to, as we walk around every day we see younger and younger children using mobile devices; they must be protected. Greater protection is perhaps required for the most vulnerable. I have been a councillor on Walsall Council for 18...

Death by Dangerous Driving: Sentencing (28 Feb 2018)

Eddie Hughes: I beg to move, That this House has considered death by dangerous driving and sentencing. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hosie, and I thank the House of Commons digital team for their support in publicising this debate on social media. They put details of the debate on the House of Commons website, and I understand that 5,500 people saw that post and several hundred...

Death by Dangerous Driving: Sentencing (28 Feb 2018)

Eddie Hughes: I completely concur with my hon. Friend, and I will touch partly on that issue later in my speech. It was also argued that an increased maximum penalty would better reflect the culpability of dangerous driving behaviours and the disregard that some motorists had for others. A number of respondents also suggested that deliberate driving actions directed at other road users should be charged as...

Death by Dangerous Driving: Sentencing (28 Feb 2018)

Eddie Hughes: That is an interesting suggestion. Perhaps the Minister will comment on that when he replies to the debate. Taking a right-hand turn, Craig Edwards careered on to the pavement, hitting Mr Hickinbottom, a retired builder from Bentley, who died three days later last June. Mr Howard Searle, prosecuting, said that Edwards left the wrecked BMW clutching a bottle of Baileys and, when told by an...

Death by Dangerous Driving: Sentencing (28 Feb 2018)

Eddie Hughes: I completely agree with my hon. Friend. People need to understand that when they are in control of a vehicle, it is a lethal weapon, and that is manslaughter.

Death by Dangerous Driving: Sentencing (28 Feb 2018)

Eddie Hughes: I completely agree. The crime is the same, regardless of where in the United Kingdom it is committed, and the impact is felt equally. The time has come. The Government must now make Government time available to implement the change. We must ensure not only that those who kill while speeding face the full force of the law, but that there is a new charge for those who fail to stop at the scene...

Homelessness (27 Feb 2018)

Eddie Hughes: I want to whizz through an excellent partnership between YMCA Birmingham and the Government in providing accommodation for young, formerly homeless people. I spent an excellent three years of my working life working for YMCA Birmingham. It has been in existence since 1849, so it did not need my help to continue working—it had obviously been doing a grand job of work for a considerable...

International Trade: Topical Questions (22 Feb 2018)

Eddie Hughes: How can the many excellent manufacturing businesses in the Black country benefit when we leave the customs union?

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Feb 2018)

Eddie Hughes: The people of Willenhall and Bloxwich want to see more police on the streets, and I have lobbied the Police Minister for funds to put more police on the streets. Will the Prime Minister join me in urging the Labour police and crime commissioner to put more police on the streets instead of increasing his budget for back-office staff by £10 million?

Post-18 Education (20 Feb 2018)

Eddie Hughes: We need to build 300,000 houses a year in this country. Does my right hon. Friend therefore agree that a high-quality apprenticeship in construction is an excellent alternative to incurring any debt through a university course?

Backbench Business: Strengthening Families — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (8 Feb 2018)

Eddie Hughes: The Women and Equalities Committee has done some work on encouraging men to take a more active role in parenting from the very start. If we can get to a position where people do not automatically assume that parenting duties rest with women, society will benefit incredibly and women will have greater opportunities in employment.

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