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Domestic Abuse Bill: Clause 2 - Definition of “personally connected” (15 Apr 2021)

Laura Farris: I would also like to pay tribute to the great Cheryl Gillan, an inspirational and supportive colleague whose presence is felt very strongly on this side of the House. The Bill returns to us in different and better shape from how it left us. The amendments do not just add content, but expand the framework through which domestic abuse in all its insidious complexity is understood. It is...

Domestic Abuse Bill: Clause 2 - Definition of “personally connected” (15 Apr 2021)

Laura Farris: I would also like to pay tribute to the great Cheryl Gillan, an inspirational and supportive colleague whose presence is felt very strongly on this side of the House. The Bill returns to us in different and better shape from how it left us. The amendments do not just add content, but expand the framework through which domestic abuse in all its insidious complexity is understood. It is...

Domestic Abuse Bill: Clause 2 - Definition of “personally connected” (15 Apr 2021)

Laura Farris: I would also like to pay tribute to the great Cheryl Gillan, an inspirational and supportive colleague whose presence is felt very strongly on this side of the House. The Bill returns to us in different and better shape from how it left us. The amendments do not just add content, but expand the framework through which domestic abuse in all its insidious complexity is understood. It is...

Cop26: Civil Society and Youth Groups: Consultation (14 Apr 2021)

Laura Farris: What steps he is taking to consult youth groups in preparation for COP26.

Cop26: Civil Society and Youth Groups: Consultation (14 Apr 2021)

Laura Farris: My right hon. Friend and I both have the privilege of representing seats in Berkshire, where many young people are passionate about climate change and are active in local groups such as the West Berkshire Climate Action Network. This is their first real opportunity to see UK leadership in action. Will my right hon. Friend confirm how those young people can access the youth council that he...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (18 Mar 2021)

Laura Farris: The Department has done great work in bringing superfast and gigabit broadband to much of my constituency, but there are still blackspots. Will my right hon. Friend consider asking Ofcom and Building Digital UK to reconsider their decision to exclude properties in the RG20 and RG17 postcodes from the gigabit batches?

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: [1st Allocated Day] (15 Mar 2021)

Laura Farris: There is much that I welcome in the Bill, in particular that the Government have adopted recommendations made by the independent inquiry on child sexual abuse. I have a direct interest in this because I worked on it before entering Parliament. I think I am right in saying that this is the first time that the inquiry’s recommendations have been brought into law. It is a powerful thing for...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: [1st Allocated Day] (15 Mar 2021)

Laura Farris: I am grateful to my hon. Friend. In the last week, a new conversation has crystallised about the safety and dignity of women and their ability to move around in public, and attention must be paid to their voices. I do not think the Bill is the place to rush through new measures or to bolt on new provisions, but I think the Government have an opportunity to begin an important conversation...

Policing and Prevention of Violence against Women (15 Mar 2021)

Laura Farris: I would like to put on record my sympathies to the family and partner of Sarah Everard. I thank my right hon. Friend for her statement. In the last few months I have been working with Our Streets Now on the issue of public street harassment: vile and explicit language that is aimed at women with the purpose of degrading them. It is often aimed at children—schoolgirls. I look forward to my...

Counter-Daesh Update (4 Mar 2021)

Laura Farris: I know my right hon. Friend will join me in congratulating Karim Khan on his appointment as chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, but he will also know the painstaking work he was doing through UNITAD—the Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Daesh/ISIL—in Iraq in bringing to trial the war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity...

Income Tax (Charge) (3 Mar 2021)

Laura Farris: There is nothing inevitable about high unemployment. Even when the storm has raged as violently as it has in the last 12 months, we have seen what the Government can achieve. Twelve months ago, the term “furlough” was completely unknown to us. Today, more than 30 million people have had most of their wages paid by the Government for most of the year. To me, the most moving part of the...

Covid-19 Update (9 Feb 2021)

Laura Farris: I put on record my thanks to everybody working at Newbury racecourse for leading a fantastic vaccination programme for my constituency. I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement about very high rates of take-up of the vaccine. What has the take-up rate been among those under the age of 70 who have been offered it so far? What conversations has he had with the vaccine Minister about...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus (5 Feb 2021)

Laura Farris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) allowing self-isolating individuals to visit family members in care homes who are suffering from isolation and (b) facilitating care home residents to visit covid-secure family homes.

Covid Security at UK Borders (1 Feb 2021)

Laura Farris: We have heard a number of criticisms from the Opposition tonight. In opening, the hon. Member for Torfaen (Nick Thomas-Symonds) said that we had left our country’s doors unlocked. He pointed to the border controls between 1 January and 23 March, when only 273 people were formally quarantined. What he did not say was that, at that time, neither the World Health Organisation nor the chief...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (1 Feb 2021)

Laura Farris: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of scrutiny of the lending practices of Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme lenders.

Russian Federation: Human Rights (27 Jan 2021)

Laura Farris: The Biden Administration have already made clear that they are going to take a more robust line with Russia, and the subjects of Russia’s treatment of Ukraine and Mr Navalny’s arrest were discussed by President Biden and President Putin during a call earlier this week. What joint steps does the Minister think the US and the UK can take, and has the Foreign Secretary yet had an opportunity...

Environment Bill: New Clause 8 - Waste Hierarchy (26 Jan 2021)

Laura Farris: This Bill is so much more than the sum of its parts. It is best described as a prism through which the panoply of wider environmental policies, many of which will be a key part of the covid recovery response, should be viewed. Whether we are talking about phasing out petrol vehicles, encouraging cycling or planting trees, this Bill creates the framework through which targets can be set and...

Employment Rights: Government Plans (25 Jan 2021)

Laura Farris: I am grateful to have the opportunity to talk about fire and rehire practices, which have been a source of enormous stress to many of my constituents. The Opposition asked the Government tonight to enact new law without any acknowledgment of what the common law currently says. When the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the practice of fire and rehire in 1990, it said that “you simply...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Assessments: Coronavirus (22 Jan 2021)

Laura Farris: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support private candidates who were due to sit exams in the 2020-21 academic year as external candidates.

Serious Criminal Cases Backlog (20 Jan 2021)

Laura Farris: Last year, the Ministry of Justice received calls to temporarily dispense with juries as a way of clearing the backlog in the criminal justice courts. I pay tribute to the Secretary of State for his determination not to do this. However, will my hon. Friend reassure the House that as he works to accelerate the disposal of criminal matters, he remains committed to preserving juries as a...


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