Results 1–20 of 331 for speaker:Taiwo Owatemi

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Concessions (22 Jul 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to implement free nationwide bus travel for people aged under 22 in the context of the introduction of free bus travel for people of that age by the devolved Administration in Scotland from the start of 2022.

Written Answers — Treasury: Bicycles: VAT (22 Jul 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of (a) reducing and (b) removing VAT on the sale of new bicycles.

Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (18 Jul 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: I am sure that many in the Chamber will have found last night’s ITV programmes eye-catching. We sat through some of Britain’s most surreal and melodramatic reality TV. I hope it will be noted in Hansard that I am not talking about last night’s episode of “Love Island”; the sniping, the mud-slinging and the bickering from each of the Tory leadership candidates made the contestants in...

Ambulance Services and National Heatwave Emergency (13 Jul 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: In June, a 59-year-old man collapsed in the west midlands, going into cardiac arrest. Neighbours called an ambulance, but it took 90 minutes for one to arrive—six times longer than it should have taken. Sadly, the man soon passed away. We see this time and again across my region, where ambulance waiting times are among the worst in the country. When will the Government provide the much...

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (13 Jul 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: I welcome the Minister for Equalities to her place. She sure has a lot to catch up on, whether that is finally addressing LGBT+ hate crime or finally publishing a women’s health strategy. She will be aware that her predecessor resigned last week because of the Conservative party “creating an atmosphere of hostility for LGBT+ people”. That is a damning charge from a sitting Conservative...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (23 Jun 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will investigate reports that only Randox covid-19 PCR were accepted for those re-entering the UK during November 2021.

Community Pharmacies (21 Jun 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Gary. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Bootle (Peter Dowd) for securing this important debate. He gave a detailed opening speech, so I will aim not to repeat the points that he has made. I thank all pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and assistants for their hard work and dedication, and for their contribution to delivering...

Access to GP Services and NHS Dentistry (21 Jun 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: It goes without saying that GP surgeries play an essential role in our communities and in our NHS. They are often the first port of call for anyone in need of medical help, and it is the hard work of GPs that ensures we can all obtain advice, medicine and referral to other services. However, like much of the NHS, GP surgeries are overstretched, under-resourced and understaffed, due to more...

Women and Equalities: Women’s Health Strategy (8 Jun 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: To be clear, the backlog is not caused just by covid. Figures published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists shows that the number of women waiting over 12 months for healthcare in England ballooned from 66 women two years ago to 25,000 women today. They include a constituent of mine who recently wrote to me stating that the earliest available gynaecological appointment...

Neighbourhood Plans — [Ms Nusrat Ghani in the Chair] (7 Jun 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: The hon. Gentleman is making an important point about ensuring that residents are empowered and listened to with regard to local plans. In my constituency, areas such as Eastern Green, Holbrooks and Allesley are feeling very frustrated by the fact that every time they bring up suggestions about the local plan, developers are listened to rather than them. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that it...

Neighbourhood Plans — [Ms Nusrat Ghani in the Chair] (7 Jun 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: Does the hon. Gentleman acknowledge that there is somebody from the Opposition who has come to support today’s debate, and to show Labour’s position on supporting planning and ensuring that it is affordable?

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: India: Visas (31 May 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she expects eVisas to be restored for UK citizens visiting India.

Economy Update (26 May 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: For months now, I have been telling the Chancellor about the financial struggles that many families in my constituency of Coventry North West have been facing. This autumn, families face an energy cap rise of more than £800, which comes on top of record-high inflation. Can the Chancellor honestly tell each and every one of my constituents that today’s announcement is the right decision at...

Business of the House (26 May 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: In the interests of transparency, I declare that I am a trustee of the wonderful Albany theatre, which is a cornerstone of my city of Coventry. It does such wonderful work with its productions that represent people from all backgrounds, enabling them to enjoy, have access to and participate in the theatre. Recently, it applied for national portfolio organisation status. Will the Leader of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmacy (26 May 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, published in April 2022, on pressures on the operation of community pharmacies.

Fly-tipping and Illegal Dumping — [SIR MARK HENDRICK in the Chair] (24 May 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: My hon. Friend is making an important point about just how much fly-tipping there is across her constituency. It is also a massive issue in my constituency, whether in Radford, Chapelfields or Allesley. I am sure she also receives dozens of emails from constituents who are tired of rubbish being thrown on the floor. Given that it has become increasingly difficult for local authorities such as...

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: Today, I wish to focus on three key issues. The first is the cost of living crisis, which is the No. 1 issue facing the country. My constituents in Coventry North West have suffered months of sky-rocketing fuel bills, soaring inflation and hikes at the petrol pump. Sadly, this has been met by a carefree response from this Conservative Government whose policies are pushing many below the...

HM Passport Office Backlogs (27 Apr 2022)

Taiwo Owatemi: I, too, thank the passport office staff. I am sure the Minister will be all too aware that the passport processing crisis is not new. One of my constituents has been waiting months for a new passport. They have called the passport office over 80 times since early March but have not received a useful response. With a holiday booked in May, they risk losing thousands and thousands of pounds if...


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