Results 1–20 of 1544 for speaker:Mike Amesbury

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Food (21 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is taking steps to guarantee access to healthy meals for children living in poverty who are not eligible for free school meals.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Food (21 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the cost of living crisis on levels of the number of children living in poverty who are not eligible for free schools meals.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Food (21 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to review the eligibility criteria for free school meals before the beginning of the next school year.

Children’s Social Care Workforce (20 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: The Conservative-led Local Government Association has recently published figures about the funding pressure. Of course, that was based on a settlement, with inflation around 2%. We are looking at a shortfall of around £3.4 billion for local government, and 60% of local council finances and budgets go on social care. The system is broken; the current situation is not sustainable.

Children’s Social Care Workforce (20 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Sharma. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for St Helens South and Whiston (Ms Rimmer), who displayed her regular passion and insight during her opening speech on such a vital topic of recruitment and retention in the children’s social care sector. We have spoken at length about the subject over many months on the train coming down to...

Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (20 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: I thank the hon. Member for giving way and for securing this vital debate in this important week on antisocial behaviour awareness. I concur; I have a similar problem with off-road bikes in my constituency, in the Runcorn area, the Northwich area and certainly the Frodsham area. Weaver Vale Housing Trust is involved with various partnerships, and I know that Cheshire’s fire service is...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Reform (20 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Local Government Association's survey on adult social care reform, published on 27 June 2022, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the findings of that survey that over 98 per cent of local authorities do not have confidence that the funding for the Government’s adult...

Extreme Heat Preparedness (18 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: If maximum indoor temperatures are good enough for workers in the United States, Germany and Spain, why not have those protections for British workers?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health: Screening (18 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time for NHS biopsy results is; and what steps his Department taking to reduce those waiting times.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health: Screening (18 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of outsourcing NHS biopsy contracts on waiting times for results; and what discussions he has had with representatives of outsourced providers on reducing waiting times for test results.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health: Screening (18 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the waiting times for biopsy results at Leighton Hospital; and if he will hold discussions with Leighton Hospital and outsourced providers to (a) improve biopsy care and (b) reduce waiting times for results.

Cabinet Office: Public Funding: Focus Groups (14 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: What assessment he has made of the value for money of the use of funding from the public purse on focus groups.

Cabinet Office: Public Funding: Focus Groups (14 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: This week we heard from a voter who had had the unfortunate pleasure of attending one of the focus groups organised by the former Chancellor. He was seething that he had been duped by the former Chancellor’s PR machine. Can the Minister explain how many more Government Departments are using taxpayers’ money for party political propaganda? Surely that is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

Careers Guidance in Schools — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (13 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: Also in the Conservative leadership contest, there have been promises of tax cuts totalling over £300 billion so far. Those cuts would have consequences for public services providing the advice and guidance that schools and pupils need in communities up and down the country. Some of those promises are folly, to be frank.

Careers Guidance in Schools — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (13 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: I beg to move, That this House has considered the provision of careers guidance in schools. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship once again, Ms Rees, and I welcome the new Minister to her place. In 1985, I left school. I was living in a mining community at the time, right at the end of the miners strike. At the end of my school year, a careers officer told me—I stress, told...

Careers Guidance in Schools — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (13 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: I agree with my hon. Friend the shadow Minister. Resources will have to follow statutory guidance. The pandemic has had a significant impact on schools’ ability to deliver careers advice. According to recent research by the Sutton Trust, 75% of teachers in state schools said it had a negative impact, far more than the proportion of similar results returned from private schools. There is an...

Careers Guidance in Schools — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (13 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: I agree. In my constituency, Tata Chemicals Europe offers some brilliant apprenticeships, and at times it has really struggled to achieve the connection between the local school community and the apprenticeships on offer. I totally agree with that very good point. As I have said previously, I was the first person in my family to go to university. I do not want a system that disadvantages...

Careers Guidance in Schools — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (13 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: On the question of resourcing, if good quality, professional and impartial careers advice and guidance is not given in schools as part of education, then the stigma will remain, and there is an issue of resources there. The hon. Member is right to argue that it is not the only issue, but it is part of it. UCAS currently advertises around 4,000 apprenticeships, and I think there are some...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Cheshire (13 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2022 to Question 26843 on High Speed 2 Line: Cheshire, where in the North West jobs for building Phase 2bWL will be based; and what job roles are included in the figures.


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