Results 81–100 of 431 for speaker:Olivia Blake

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...

Covid-19 Vaccinations: 12 to 15-year-olds (13 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: Is the Minister concerned that some children’s hospitals are seeing winter levels of respiratory syncytial virus, another virus that affects young children? What will he do to ensure that those who are clinically extremely vulnerable are continually monitored so that they can access the flu vaccine and the covid vaccine in a timely manner without overlap?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (13 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has with relevant stakeholders on including in the forthcoming SEND green paper the UNCRPD Monitoring Committee’s observations and recommendations for developing an inclusive education system under UNCRPD Article 24 obligations.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Nature Conservation (6 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps (a) his Department and (b) Natural England have taken to define an irreplaceable habitat.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Finance (6 Sep 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many nature-based flood defence projects have been fully-funded by his Department in the last five years.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Staff (30 Jul 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made representations to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increased investment in the clinical oncology workforce.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radiotherapy (26 Jul 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many radiotherapy machines currently used by the NHS are over 10 years old.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fishing Vessels: Monitoring (26 Jul 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish a strategy on the roll out of fleet-wide remote electronic monitoring of fishing vessels.

Backbench Business: COP26 Conference Priorities — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (22 Jul 2021)

Olivia Blake: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Mr McCabe. I thank the hon. Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Mr Clarke) for securing the debate, and for highlighting global green finance in particular. I extend my thoughts to all those impacted by the flooding in China and in central Europe these past weeks. The loss of life is devastating, and the emergency response heroes...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fishing Catches (22 Jul 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will commit to annual reporting of bycatch reduction targets for sensitive species.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fishing Catches (22 Jul 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has developed a timeline for ensuring that there are no population level impacts as a result of bycatch for (a) fulmar, (b) harbour porpoise,(c) bottlenose dolphins and (d) other sensitive species.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bycatch Mitigation Initiative (22 Jul 2021)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the Bycatch Mitigation Initiative; and whether that policy will (a) include a timeframe to deliver bycatch reductions and (b) aim to eliminate sensitive species bycatch.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Abundance of Wildlife Species: Legislative Proposals (22 Jul 2021)

Olivia Blake: I have become accustomed to the flurry of press releases from the Department and the long list of initiatives that the Minister has a habit of reciting when questioned about biodiversity and species abundance. Does she agree with the Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, the right hon. Member for Ludlow (Philip Dunne), when he says: “Although there are countless Government policies...


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