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Results 21–40 of 500 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Carolyn Harris

Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (14 Jul 2015)

Carolyn Harris: Over the past few days there has been a great deal of debate and analysis of the Budget. Some who would not necessarily be expected to do so have praised proposals to increase the minimum wage and to increase the personal allowance. However, it is extremely important that we do not lose sight of the fact that, despite those measures, as the Institute for Fiscal Studies confirmed, the Budget...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Carolyn Harris: rose—

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Carolyn Harris: What assessment has been made of the effect of his welfare reforms on children?

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Carolyn Harris: The right hon. Gentleman must listen carefully. What assessment has he made of the effect of his welfare reforms on the children of this country?

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Carolyn Harris: It is hard to see how the changes contained in the Bill will not result in hardship for the most vulnerable families. We know that the cuts in tax credits will have a serious impact on working families earning low wages, and that neither the increased minimum wage nor the higher personal allowance will plug the gap. We also know that there will be less support for families with more than two...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Great Western Line (16 Sep 2015)

Carolyn Harris: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the completion date for electrification of the Great Western line.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Great Western Line (16 Sep 2015)

Carolyn Harris: Earlier this week, the Secretary of State told the Welsh Affairs Committee about Sir Peter Hendy’s stakeholder consultation. Are all the stakeholders committed to the project and, more importantly, did he share the UK Government’s commitment to the project with Sir Peter?

Welfare Benefit Changes — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (14 Oct 2015)

Carolyn Harris: I beg to move, That this House has considered the effect of changes to welfare benefits. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. Since this debate was scheduled, I have been inundated with offers of briefings from so many social charities that I could speak for the entire 90 minutes, although colleagues will be relieved to hear that I do not intend to do that. Several...

Welfare Benefit Changes — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (14 Oct 2015)

Carolyn Harris: I thank the Minister and look forward to seeing the exemptions, because so far it has not been made clear to us what they will be. This debate is a good time for us to be told about them. I also hope that the Minister will commit to publishing the regulations in time for a full debate in the House when the Bill is on Report. My final point is about the sanctions regime. The increase in...

Welfare Benefit Changes — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (14 Oct 2015)

Carolyn Harris: I agree. No such section of society will not be affected by such heinous cuts. No section is safe from what is about to happen. Voices need to be heard and what they are saying needs to be considered, with appropriate action taken. The damage that the cuts are having on the lives of vulnerable families is devastating. I urge the Minister to look into the eyes of a child suffering the effect...

Welfare Benefit Changes — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (14 Oct 2015)

Carolyn Harris: I welcome the Conservatives who have now joined us. We have been here since half-past 2; it would have been nice to see them earlier. I thank the Minister for his kind words, but I feel that I am leaving this room no wiser than I was when I came into it. The lack of his colleagues throughout the debate and the rhetoric in his answers have done nothing but confirm to me that this Government...

Isil: Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords] (19 Oct 2015)

Carolyn Harris: We can call these things what we like—legal highs, new psychoactive substances, NPSs, lethal highs—but it all amounts to the same thing: a product that is highly dangerous, addictive and readily available on our streets. In my constituency, these horrendous substances are blighting the lives of those taking them, creating havoc for the communities who have to endure the antisocial...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Tax Credits (20 Oct 2015)

Carolyn Harris: We have already heard from our hon. Friends and colleagues about the impact of these misguided cuts to tax credits. It is right that we repeat the figures—4 million families, 7.5 million children. That is the math of who will be affected by this policy, and we must never lose sight of that.

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Tax Credits (20 Oct 2015)

Carolyn Harris: I shall mention it later in my speech, but I believe that there will be more than 200,000 by 2016, with the potential to rise to more than 600,000 with the culmination of the benefit and tax changes. Both Barnardo’s and the Child Poverty Action Group believe that 3.2 million low-paid workers will lose, on average, £1,350 next year. Those being hit are the ones who are in work. This...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (27 Oct 2015)

Carolyn Harris: Given the growing evidence that fixed-odds betting terminals are being used as a prime vehicle through which to launder money, will the Chancellor assure the House that there will be a prominent focus on the machines in his upcoming anti-laundering action plan?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Oct 2015)

Carolyn Harris: Thank you, Mr Speaker—

Business of the House (5 Nov 2015)

Carolyn Harris: Today in Cardiff, there is a steel summit with the National Assembly’s Business Minister. Will the Leader of the House arrange for a statement and a debate in Government time on what discussions the UK Government have had with the Welsh Government regarding the urgent crisis in the steel industry?

Business of the House: Aviation Security (5 Nov 2015)

Carolyn Harris: What support, if any, are the Government offering to people in the UK who have family, friends and loved ones stuck in this dreadful crisis?

Off-patent Drugs Bill (6 Nov 2015)

Carolyn Harris: A Government spokesman was quoted in The Independent this week saying that the only thing general practitioners need is more information. Does my hon. Friend agree that that was both unhelpful and ill-informed? Deluging GPs with yet more information is certainly not productive.

Barnett Floor (Wales) — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (10 Nov 2015)

Carolyn Harris: Does my hon. Friend agree that, despite the 2009 Holtham report suggesting the implementation of a floor, it is frustrating that six years later we have still not seen it happen?


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