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Results 161–180 of 3100 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Tony Lloyd

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I support the Prime Minister’s strategy, but may I remind her that during the Putin years he has become emboldened, sometimes because our allies, in Europe and internationally, have not always been prepared to face down aggression of this kind in view of their commercial interests? If we are going to stay the course, will the Prime Minister remind our allies that they are as much under...

Victims of Crime: Rights — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (13 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds North West (Alex Sobel) for securing this really important debate. We have heard many important contributions. Like the hon. Member for Telford (Lucy Allan), I have had to live through the aftermath of child sexual exploitation in my area. She is absolutely right in everything she says. We must never blame the victims. We must stand up...

Victims of Crime: Rights — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (13 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I will not take long, in that case. The comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy) are really important. Antisocial behaviour matters. Actually, it kills in the worst situations, and even if we are not talking about those extremes it certainly makes people’s lives miserable. It destroys the quality of people’s lives and we must take that...

Victims of Crime: Rights — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (13 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: Absolutely. The hon. Gentleman—let me say my hon. Friend for the sake of this debate—is right on both counts. The second point is fundamental in bringing about the first, because if victims do not have confidence in the process it withers. It is not just victims, in fact, because the community must have confidence, through the victims, that the decisions are not arbitrary, and will...

Victims of Crime: Rights — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (13 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I have a lot of sympathy with that point. The procedure could not be used in every case, but perhaps society should recognise the need to use it more widely than happens now. Sometimes the courts do get things wrong. I do not want to go into too much detail about the next case I shall mention. A young woman was effectively kidnapped from a bar, and it was believed that she had been raped. She...

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Chancellor’s constituency will have families on the national living wage, and I have many more. Does he agree with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which has demonstrated that a two-parent family with one working and two children will, because of tax credit cuts, be £450 a year worse off? That is not fair shares, is it?

Hate Crime (12 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: Police forces such as Greater Manchester that have long targeted hate crime, and who work hard with the CST on anti-Semitism and with the Muslim community on Islamophobia, recognise that community policing is central to challenging hate crime. Will the Minister take that message back? Community policing is about trust, and trust is fundamental. We need our community police.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help To Buy Scheme (12 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Minister will know that some 10% of those on the Help to Buy scheme earn over £80,000 a year. Even in London, they are people who can afford to buy without this taxpayer subsidy. In the light of the Secretary of State’s earlier comments about responsibility to the taxpayer, will he contrast the poorest homeowners who will lose help with mortgage interest with these heavily subsidised,...

Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (8 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Minister will know from his own background that primary care does not always have the necessary expertise in mental health. How will he guarantee that every GP surgery will have the necessary capacity to deliver excellence in mental health services for our young people?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Marine Environment (8 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: My hon. Friend the Member for Huddersfield (Mr Sheerman) is right that the threats to our oceans are international, not national. It is good to take action on plastics locally, but plastics in the sea, the acidification threatening coral reefs and many other things call for international action. What leadership will this Government give at that level?

Fire Safety and Cladding — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (6 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Streeter, and the fact that you managed to allow 19 people to contribute to this debate is significant. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon North (Mr Reed). He spoke only briefly today, but I know the assiduous work that he has put into this issue over a long time. His constituents should be proud of what he is trying to...

Fire Safety and Cladding — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (6 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I hope the Minister is listening, because that demand is coming from all parts of the House. At this level, the matter is not party political; we have a recognition that we need the Government to act as the Government. They are the only responsible agency that can begin to show the determination. We cannot wait for the courts. My hon. Friend the Member for Croydon North said that the property...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Vulnerable Witnesses (6 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: What assessment his Department has made of the time taken to bring to court criminal cases involving vulnerable witnesses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Vulnerable Witnesses (6 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Minister is absolutely right that there are complexities in cases of, for example, child sexual abuse or rape. Nevertheless, constant, even legitimate, adjournments in cases can lead to months of delay. Sometimes, it takes years before victims come to court. Victims who are already traumatised by what has happened to them deserve better than to be traumatised by the process. Can we make...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Strategic Threats (5 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: What recent assessment he has made of the preparedness of the armed forces to adapt to new and changing strategic threats.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Strategic Threats (5 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Defence Secretary will recognise, given his earlier answers, that the threats that we face—both conventional and from new forms of technology—are massive and varied, and come not simply from Russia, but from many different sources. In that context, he talks about a fiscally non-neutral defence review. Will he tell us whether the Chancellor has agreed to sign up to that process?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (1 Mar 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The western side of the M60, in the process of the upgrading to the smart motorway system, has seen congestion, gridlock and horror for commuting traffic on a daily basis. Even now, the 50 mph limit remains in place. When will we see progress?

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: Border Arrangements (28 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Minister is doing his level best to fudge the principal question: if we go into the negotiations with a view that there will be no hard border between the Republic and Northern Ireland and no hard border down the Irish sea, how do we begin to negotiate—what is the mechanism?

Mental Health Act: CQC Report (27 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: The Minister rightly said that police cells are inappropriate places to detain people with mental health breakdown, but she and the Government must address the fact that the police have a duty of care to people in mental health crisis until they can deliver them to qualified mental health professionals. The right facilities are simply not available everywhere, and we must make sure that they...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Alcohol Abuse (26 Feb 2018)

Tony Lloyd: I was one of those who was persuaded years back that we needed to reform our late-night drinking laws. The reality is that this has been a failure. Will the Government seriously consider talking to our police forces and local authorities about how we can ensure a more rational way of dealing with late-night drinking, so that we do not see the problems that it currently causes?

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