Results 61–80 of 137 for speaker:Sarah Atherton

Covid-19 Vaccine Update (4 Feb 2021)

Sarah Atherton: British-based pharmaceutical companies have been pivotal in the global fight against this pandemic. Plants in Teesside, Livingston and Oxford, and Wockhardt in my constituency, are central to vaccine manufacture. So what conversations has my hon. Friend had with his Home Office counterparts to provide sufficient security to these vital pieces of national vaccine infrastructure?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Compensation Scheme: Coronavirus (1 Feb 2021)

Sarah Atherton: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether armed forces personnel exposed to covid-19 in the course of their duties will be able to claim compensation under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

Treasury: Topical Questions (26 Jan 2021)

Sarah Atherton: Wrexham is a town partly founded on brewing. It is home to four breweries and 64 pubs; the figure pre-covid. The industry supports nearly 1,700 jobs and generates £11 million in taxes. While hospitality businesses such as the Magic Dragon Brewery Tap tell me that the UK Government’s furlough scheme and wider support packages have been a lifeline, their future remains bleak as the pandemic...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Veterans (21 Jan 2021)

Sarah Atherton: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on identifying people who are veterans in an application for claiming benefits.

Childhood Cancers: Research — [David Mundell in the Chair] (7 Dec 2020)

Sarah Atherton: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Mundell, and to follow my Welsh colleague, the hon. Member for Gower (Tonia Antoniazzi), who moved the motion on behalf of the Petitions Committee. I want to speak about unbeatable Eva, a 10-year-old constituent of mine. I have been involved and in contact with her since she was diagnosed with DIPG in January. As we have heard, this is an...

Remembrance, UK Armed Forces and Society (11 Nov 2020)

Sarah Atherton: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for North Durham (Mr Jones),who speaks tirelessly in support of our military. I am compelled to mention the moving speech by my hon. Friend the Member for Beckenham (Bob Stewart). As he knows, I have an enduring connection with the 22nd Cheshire Regiment, and I particularly recall its peacekeeping role in the Balkans. Remembrance Sunday in...

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: New Clause 1 - Judicial oversight of investigations (3 Nov 2020)

Sarah Atherton: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for South Shields (Mrs Lewell-Buck), who is a fellow patron of the women’s veterans charity Salute Her, part of Forward Assist and the only other female who sits with me on the Defence Committee. In consideration of new clause 1, I remind the House why the Bill is necessary. The Government of the day sent the British military into operations in...

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: New Clause 1 - Judicial oversight of investigations (3 Nov 2020)

Sarah Atherton: I am just about to say that they, too, should be afforded certainty that the unique operational pressures placed upon them will be taken into account. Prosecution decisions are made on alleged historical offences, and I understand that there will be some debate in this House on that matter. I have spent the past few weeks scrutinising the Bill line by line in the Public Bill Committee, along...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Question (3 Nov 2020)

Sarah Atherton: What steps his Department is taking to help reduce the spread of covid-19 in prisons.

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (23 Oct 2020)

Sarah Atherton: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Dudley South (Mike Wood) and hear of Bella, his office dog. I concur; she was robbed. I rise to support the Bill proposed by my hon. Friend the Member for West Dorset (Chris Loder) to increase the sentence for animal cruelty to a maximum of five years’ imprisonment. Mr Deputy Speaker, I must declare an interest, as for the past 20...

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (23 Oct 2020)

Sarah Atherton: I absolutely concur. I am pleased that we are all in the Chamber today to have this debate, particularly on the Government Benches. Today, we all condemn cruelty to animals. The Bill will act as a punishment and a deterrent. However, I would sound a note of caution. The Bill, if enacted, should not become a tool through which land management techniques or the use of animals as part of our...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Veterans (22 Oct 2020)

Sarah Atherton: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent statistics he has on the number of homeless people with a military background.

Women’s Rugby: Government Support (13 Oct 2020)

Sarah Atherton: I thank my hon. Friend for raising this issue. A year ago, Wrexham rugby club set up the Valkyries rugby cluster, which recruits young women from across north-east Wales. It is vital that we in the House promote the role of women in rugby and get whatever financial support we can. I appreciate her doing this tonight.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad (12 Oct 2020)

Sarah Atherton: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of uprating in line with inflation the state pensions of British nationals living in (a) Commonwealth countries and (b) other countries.

Public Bill Committee: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Examination of Witness (8 Oct 2020)

Sarah Atherton: Q Given that you were the Judge Advocate General in 2010 when IHAT and Operation Northmoor were established, were you consulted or involved? Did you have any jurisdiction on their functioning?

Public Bill Committee: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Examination of Witness (8 Oct 2020)

Sarah Atherton: Q Do you not think you would have had the responsibility—perhaps moral if not professional—to raise any alarms or concerns you may have had?

Public Bill Committee: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Examination of Witness (8 Oct 2020)

Sarah Atherton: Q Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, the Tigers, was caught up in the battle of Danny Boy. As an association representative, can you give the Committee a sense of what the soldiers and families went through during those vexatious claims? There have been high-profile cases of Brian Wood and Scott Hoolin, whom I assume you know all about. Can you give us a sense of what they went through...

Public Bill Committee: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Examination of Witness (8 Oct 2020)

Sarah Atherton: Q Thank you for talking in general terms. How would the Bill have changed their experiences?


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