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All 15 results for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Paul Bristow

Treasury: Low-paid Workers: Wages Increase (24 Mar 2020)

Paul Bristow: What steps he is taking to increase wages for low-paid workers.

Treasury: Low-paid Workers: Wages Increase (24 Mar 2020)

Paul Bristow: I thank the Minister for that response and for everything he is doing to protect jobs in Peterborough and across the country. I was proud to stand on our manifesto in December and, in particular, on our commitment to protect the low paid. The Government have taken vital steps in the short term to protect jobs. Will he confirm that this Budget is also providing a £200 tax cut for the typical...

Coronavirus Bill (23 Mar 2020)

Paul Bristow: I start by paying tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for High Peak (Robert Largan) for his maiden speech. I have been his friend for 12 years. It was an excellent speech, and I always knew he would make a significant contribution to this House. Everyone recognises that these are unprecedented times and that the Government needed to act with extraordinary speed. I thank Ministers, and...

Health and Social Care: NHS Medicines (10 Mar 2020)

Paul Bristow: Peterborough is the UK’s fourth fastest growing city, home to over 200,000 people, and our hospital serves many, many more. Despite this, Peterborough and fenland patients are forced to travel to Cambridge, or further, for percutaneous coronary intervention and other cardiac medicines to treat or prevent heart attacks. Will my right hon. Friend support my ambition, and that of the trust, to...

Health Inequalities (4 Mar 2020)

Paul Bristow: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bradford South (Judith Cummins). I want to speak about autism and what the Government might do to improve outcomes and reduce health inequalities for people with autism in Peterborough and across the UK. My interest in the subject stems from speaking directly with constituents, on the doorstep, who tell me about their experiences. I have joined...

Recent Violence in India (3 Mar 2020)

Paul Bristow: rose—

Recent Violence in India (3 Mar 2020)

Paul Bristow: I was, yes.

Social Care (25 Feb 2020)

Paul Bristow: To begin, I would like to declare a couple of interests. My partner owns a communications consultancy that works in health and social care. Both my parents were nurses. My father managed residential nursing homes until he retired, while my mother was a deputy sister in a residential home, caring for people with dementia. I would like to focus my remarks on those who work in social care and...

Social Care (25 Feb 2020)

Paul Bristow: I accept what the hon. Gentleman says —pay is indeed a factor in the recruitment and retention of social care staff, but I also agree that it is not the only factor. Terms such as “low-skilled worker” are far too commonly used in relation to care staff. That language and perception need to be challenged. We need a greater emphasis on professional structures, career development and...

Social Care (25 Feb 2020)

Paul Bristow: I agree entirely with my hon. Friend. Those social care staff and the relationships they have with the people they care for can save our service money. Don’t get me wrong. Social care is hard, sometimes literally requiring heavy lifting and involving emotional distress, yet it is a career that can be rewarding. The Government are keen to build the same consensus on social care that already...

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Paul Bristow: The Minister talked about a lack of British firms exporting. I wonder if he would give a shout-out to the communications industry. The communications industry in the UK is pioneering, and the Public Relations and Communications Association—the trade association for the communications industry—is now setting up and exporting British communications expertise across the country. I declare an...

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Paul Bristow: It is an honour to follow the well thought-out speech by the hon. Member for Putney (Fleur Anderson). It has also been a privilege to be in the Chamber to listen to the maiden speeches by the hon. Members for Streatham (Bell Ribeiro-Addy) and for Aberdeen South (Stephen Flynn), and by my hon. Friends the Members for West Bromwich West (Shaun Bailey) and for Wolverhampton South West (Stuart...

Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Paul Bristow: Of course we should value our relationship with the United States, which is indeed a special relationship and should indeed endure. As I have said, however, I think we should look more broadly to the Commonwealth. No other countries in the world share as much, socially or economically, as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. We all share the same Head of State, have highly...

Health and Social Care: Life Expectancy (28 Jan 2020)

Paul Bristow: I welcome the fact that one theme underpinning the NHS long-term plan is prevention, to help enable people to live better lives for longer. Does my hon. Friend agree that supporting people to make healthier choices, combined with improved screening and diagnostic services, will help to increase life expectancy?

Health and Social Care (16 Jan 2020)

Paul Bristow: Thank you for the opportunity to give my maiden speech, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Twickenham (Munira Wilson), who mentioned that her five-year-old daughter is in the Gallery. I would like to give a shout out to my four-week-old daughter who is also in the Gallery today—[Hon. Members: “Hear, hear.”] It seems right to make my maiden speech in the...


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