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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (28 Jan 2022)

Abuse of Public-facing Workers (Offences) Bill: Second Reading – Olivia Blake. Private Members' Bills

COP26: Limiting Global Temperature Rises (21 Oct 2021)

Olivia Blake: I thank the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) for securing this debate. The COP26 President has tweeted that “to host a successful, inclusive #COP26 this November, both youth and civil society must be at the heart of both our preparations, and the summit itself”. I agree that the climate emergency requires a democratic response, and our approach to the talks should...

Covid-19 Update (21 Oct 2021)

Olivia Blake: I declare that I have diabetes. One in three people who have died from covid had diabetes, yet it has been unclear to those with diabetes whether they are eligible for a third vaccine. Can the Minister clarify whether all groups, including group 6, will be offered a booster? Will that be urgently communicated to people suffering from diabetes?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries (20 Oct 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will (a) develop and (b) publish a climate-smart fisheries strategy ahead of COP26.

Written Answers — Home Office: Question (18 Oct 2021)

Olivia Blake: What assessment she has made of trends in the level of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic abuse and assaults faced by LGBTQ+ asylum seekers in processing centres (a) in the UK and (b) offshore.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Controlled Burning: Licensing (18 Oct 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many licences to burn heather on grouse moors have been (a) received and (b) granted; and on which such estates those licences have been granted.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Controlled Burning: Licensing (18 Oct 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will publish a public register of the heather burning licences it has granted.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Protection: Finance (18 Oct 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications his Department has received to fund nature-based defence projects in the last five years.

Baby Loss Awareness Week (23 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: I thank the hon. Member for highlighting counselling, which is such an important issue. Does he accept that the quadrupled risk of suicide among people who experience miscarriage should be taken into consideration in suicide prevention work?

Baby Loss Awareness Week (23 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: I thank the hon. Member for highlighting counselling, which is such an important issue. Does he accept that the quadrupled risk of suicide among people who experience miscarriage should be taken into consideration in suicide prevention work?

Baby Loss Awareness Week (23 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: Does the hon. Member share a concern that has been raised with me by midwives—that the term “continuity of carer” has been misinterpreted by some trusts, with multiple midwives seeing people in their early appointments to increase the chance that that person will see the same midwife in hospital?

Baby Loss Awareness Week (23 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: Does the hon. Member share a concern that has been raised with me by midwives—that the term “continuity of carer” has been misinterpreted by some trusts, with multiple midwives seeing people in their early appointments to increase the chance that that person will see the same midwife in hospital?

Women and Equalities: Nationality and Borders Bill: LGBTQ+ People (22 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: What assessment she has made of the potential effect of the Nationality and Borders Bill on (a) equality, (b) personal safety and (c) the process of providing identity evidence in the asylum process for LGBTQ+ people.

Women and Equalities: Nationality and Borders Bill: LGBTQ+ People (22 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: The Nationality and Borders Bill raises the standard of proof for assessing whether someone has grounds to fear persecution to the higher level of balance of probability. If the Minister were an LGBTQ+ asylum seeker, how would they prove, on the balance of probability, that they were, and how would they go about finding proof after a life of trying to hide their identity for fear of persecution?

LGBTQ+ Afghan Refugees (21 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Mr Streeter. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Jarrow (Kate Osborne) for proposing this incredibly important debate. Many in this Chamber will struggle to describe some of the things that have been said. I have a huge amount of respect for the work of the diplomats and the armed forces in this challenging time. Like all crises, what is...

Abuse of Public-facing Workers (Offences) (15 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for and in connection with offences relating to verbal and physical abuse of public-facing workers in the course of their employment. “Abuse is a regular occurrence unfortunately. I’ve been sworn at, spat at, pushed, had trollies rammed into me, had grown men tell me they will rape and kill me. I have plenty of...

Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: Throughout the country, there are children who have not gone back to school because their schools say that they cannot meet their needs. Do the continued delays to the Government’s review of special educational needs and disability mean that the Government have abandoned those children? Will the Prime Minister listen to the concerns of parents and young people and make sure that their...

Real Fur Sales (14 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: It sounds as though the Minister has a collection of information to inform her, but it is unclear when the matter will be considered again. Is there a timeline for when a law could be brought forward?

Real Fur Sales (14 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Ms Rees. I thank the hon. Member for Bury South (Christian Wakeford) for calling this debate on an issue of great importance for so many of our constituents around the UK. The hon. Member referred to us as a nation of animal lovers and he painted a picture of an intolerable situation that the Government have the power to solve easily. We have...


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