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Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Crime and Policing (8 Sep 2010)

David Hanson: ...Kaufman), my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Steve McCabe), my right hon. Friend the Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz), and my hon. Friends the Members for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander) and for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh) all praised the work of the previous Government. We should remind ourselves of what my right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston...

[Katy Clark in the Chair] — Low-income Households (14 Sep 2010)

Mark Field: ...recovery programme has been unswerving and in the two years that it has been in operation the results have been encouraging. The proportion of families who remain unregistered with a local GP has fallen by more than two thirds and more than 80% of children for whom truancy had been an issue have increased their school attendance. In a study of families where crime and disorder was a major...

Grandparents (Access Rights): National Insurance Contributions Bill (23 Nov 2010)

Heidi Alexander: ...mix the state of the economy in Lewisham, we see that the policy seems even more misguided. The claimant count in my constituency has risen by 2% in the last year, whereas in Leamington Spa it has fallen by 25%. The shadow Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Delyn (Mr Hanson), has already spoken about what the policy is meant to do. The stated aim of the payment holiday is to...

Betting Shops (19 Jul 2011)

Laurence Robertson: ...instead of one would lead to double the amount of money being gambled in that area, because the law of diminishing returns will set in. Even so, the number of betting shops across the country has fallen from about 15,000 in the 1980s to about 8,800 today. That is almost a halving of the number of betting shops in the country. Indeed, in the right hon. Lady’s own area, I understand that...

Backbench Business — [31st Allotted Day]: Food Security and Famine Prevention (Africa) (15 Sep 2011)

Harriet Harman: I would like to thank the hon. Member for Hastings and Rye (Amber Rudd) and my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander) for tabling the motion. We strongly support the terms of the motion. The House obviously wanted the opportunity to debate the terrible suffering in the horn of Africa, which is why so many Members have attended the debate to speak. I very much endorse...

Internet Regulation (Material Inciting Gang Violence) (8 Nov 2011)

Heidi Alexander: ...hundreds of thousands of times. Over the past year, I have attempted to interest the Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice in this issue, but my letters and contributions in debates have fallen on deaf ears. Last week, the Government launched their report into ending gang and serious youth violence, but it contains almost no mention of the internet. I find that remarkable,...

Council and Social Housing (6 Mar 2012)

John Cryer: ...under your chairmanship, Ms Clark. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby (Austin Mitchell) on securing the debate. Both he and my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander) have said a lot of what I intended to say, so I shall be brief. I intend to speak purely on local issues, and how my constituency and borough are affected. Six wards of my...

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Regeneration (19 Apr 2012)

Heidi Alexander: ...for the next generation. I also enjoyed the speech by my hon. Friend the Member for Rochdale (Simon Danczuk). I agree with all that he said about how funding dedicated to regeneration projects has fallen considerably. No matter how the Government try to dress that up, the facts speak for themselves. My own view on the regeneration strategy produced by the Government is that it is woefully...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (12 Jun 2012)

Heidi Alexander: We have learned today that public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen dramatically. We also know that satisfaction with GP services has fallen for the second consecutive year, and that satisfaction with accident and emergency services is going down by 7% each year. The Prime Minister promised that the NHS would be his priority. Is it not about time that this Government lived up to that promise?

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Policing (24 Oct 2012)

Heidi Alexander: ...significant impact that this Government’s policing policies could have on law and order in the capital. Since the coalition came to power, the number of police officers on London’s streets has fallen by 463. Many more support staff have been cut, and we know that between now and 2015 a further 1,000 officers are likely to go. London is not an easy city to police; the Metropolitan...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Metropolitan Police (7 Jan 2013)

Heidi Alexander: Since the general election, the number of police officers in London has fallen by 1,700, and it has been reported that nearly half the capital’s police stations could face closure. The Home Secretary is living in cloud cuckoo land if she thinks that this is improving the service for Londoners. Does she accept that having fewer police and fewer police stations is undermining public...

Crossrail 2 — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] (5 Mar 2013)

Meg Hillier: ...that have transformed the borough. For his sake and that of my constituents, I hope that we will see a change. I want to pick up on the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander) about the need to absorb growth. It takes me back to when I was mayor of Islington in the late 1990s. Angel station was revamped from a grotty little station to a brand new one...

Department for Communities and Local Government — New Housing Supply (5 Mar 2013)

Jack Dromey: ...has failed to work, but when it comes to rising to the challenge outlined in the report, the facts speak for themselves. House building fell by 11% in 2012, the number of housing completions has fallen in both years since the general election, and homelessness is up by a third. We have a mortgage market in which people struggle to obtain mortgages, and a rapidly growing private rented...

Accident and Emergency Waiting Times (5 Jun 2013)

Andrew Gwynne: ...some 18—or perhaps 17 and a half—Back-Bench speeches. I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend the Member for Holborn and St Pancras (Frank Dobson), my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander), my right hon. Friend the Member for Exeter (Mr Bradshaw) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Cynon Valley (Ann Clwyd), who made a very personal contribution to the debate,...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Rail Services (South-East England) (12 Feb 2014)

Robert Goodwill: ...needs to be done on how the adverse weather might have affected the stability of some tracks and on how vegetation management could contribute to fewer instances where lines are blocked by fallen trees. It is, however, often difficult to predict these weather situations. With the St Jude’s storm, the trees were in leaf, so trees that normally would not have succumbed to the high winds...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 6 — Secretary of State’s response to a section 65 regulator’s report on an NHS foundation trust (11 Mar 2014)

Grahame Morris: .... I accept that the burden of the private finance initiative is one of those reasons, but there are others. There have been problems where walk-in treatment centres have closed. NHS spending has fallen in real terms. Almost a third of NHS trusts in England now forecast a deficit at the end of the financial year. There is growing pessimism about the financial health of the NHS, and figures...

Child Care (London) — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair] (19 Mar 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: I congratulate the hon. Member for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander) on securing this debate on an extremely important topic. The Government’s various announcements this week, from three different Departments—the Treasury, the Department for Education and the Department for Work and Pensions—show how seriously we take this issue. We have announced that parents will get up to £2,000 per...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Clause 58 — Interveners and costs (17 Jun 2014)

Heidi Alexander: ...other end of the process. I have been a Member of Parliament for the past four years, and I have been struck when the Prime Minister has stood at the Dispatch Box on a Wednesday to talk about the fallen soldiers who have given their lives in conflicts. During those four years, I have met the families of a number of young men who have lost their lives thanks to knife crime. I do not...

Opposition Day — [5th allotted day]: Infant Class Sizes (3 Sep 2014)

Nick Gibb: ...there are infant classes of 70. In fact, the average number of pupils in an infant class is 27.4. In primary schools as a whole, the proportion of pupils in very large classes of 35 or more has fallen since 2010, and since 2010, nearly 4,500 infant classes have been added to our school sector. I listened very carefully to the shadow Education Secretary’s speech. It beggars belief because...

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Housing (10 Jun 2015)

Heidi Alexander: ...of the last Labour Government but, surprisingly, a lot less to say about his own Government’s record over the past five years. Will he explain why the number of homes built for social rent has fallen to a 20-year low?

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