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Results 61–80 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

State Pension Age (Women) (7 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Thank you. Half a million women had their pension postponed further in 2011. One of the women affected is Lin Phillips, who was born in May 1954. I think she is in the Gallery. She will be nearly 65 and eight months when she gets her pension in January 2020, nearly six years after she originally expected it in May last year when she was 60. Only in 2011 when she read about the new plans did...

Prisons and Secure Training Centres: Safety (11 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: In 2012 G4S failed to provide security for the London Olympics and the Army had to save the day. It has had to repay £110 million for overcharging for security tags, and £4.5 million for overcharging for facilities management at UK courts. Surely its luck is up and it cannot be offered any more Government contracts.

Feminism in the School Curriculum (11 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing tonight’s debate, which matters greatly to her. Does she agree that the fact that the Secretary of State for Education, who also holds the women’s brief, has ignored the place of women in the curriculum is a travesty, especially as she sits at the very heart of Government policy making?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: S4C: Funding (13 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on future funding of S4C.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: S4C: Funding (13 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I am grateful to the Minister for mentioning last Tuesday’s debate because I too want to talk about the wonderful consensus that broke out in the Chamber regarding S4C’s funding. Given that consensus, will he remind his colleagues at DCMS that he has a statutory duty to protect S4C’s funding? Will he also join us in offering his personal support for an independent review of S4C?

Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Recent press reports suggest that although some—[Interruption.]

Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Recent press reports suggest that although some on the Government’s Back Benches would agree with me—despite the fact that my background would be what the Prime Minister would consider to be “menial”—in calling for a reduction in the stake from a maximum £100 a minute on fixed-odds betting terminals, the Cabinet Office seems reluctant to review this £1.6 million industry and...

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Student Maintenance Grants: Cost of Public Transport (19 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is not only those living in her constituency who are affected, because every person who travels over the bridge into God’s own country is exploited by the exorbitant tolls, which act as a deterrent to trade and tourism?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Transparency Agenda (27 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: What recent progress he has made on implementing the Government’s transparency agenda.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Transparency Agenda (27 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I thank the Minister of transparency for that response, but does he not agree that it is very difficult for him to lead by example on the transparency agenda when his own Department is being investigated by the Information Commissioner for refusing to publish routine spending data?

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — In-work Poverty (28 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I beg to move, That this House has considered in-work poverty. It is a pleasure to serve under your excellent chairmanship, Mr Turner. This Government are failing to make work pay, and their cuts to in-work support risk increasing the number of working families in poverty even further. Over the previous Parliament, average real wages fell by more than £1,000 a year. Furthermore, 2010 to 2020...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — In-work Poverty (28 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I do, and not only Wales is affected; this affects every constituency in the country.

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — In-work Poverty (28 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: That is a shocking indictment of the low consideration the Government have for people in need. For example, a lone parent working full time on the minimum wage who receives no support for their housing costs will experience a reduction of £2,600 a year—that is £50 a week. Nobody can afford to lose £50 a week. The combined effect of income tax, national insurance and the universal credit...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — In-work Poverty (28 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention, and I agree. That is a reality people face every day, and it can only get worse. The short-term effect for current claimants of universal credit is that they face huge losses to income come April 2016. There are currently 155,000 recipients of universal credit, and the number is increasing every week, with an aim of there being 500,000 recipients...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — In-work Poverty (28 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I agree entirely, and I will touch on that later in my speech. When transitional protection is introduced for current tax credit recipients, the Government will bring in regulations to put that protection into law. Opposition Members are calling for the same guarantees—full transitional protection—to be put on a legal footing for current universal credit claimants. The medium-term effects...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — In-work Poverty (28 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Will the Minister give way?

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — In-work Poverty (28 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Will the Minister give way?

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — In-work Poverty (28 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I feel suitably chastised. The Minister gave a list of job increases but she left off Tata Steel, where there have just been 750 job losses very close to my constituency.

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — In-work Poverty (28 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Thank you for your excellent chairmanship, Mr Turner. I sincerely thank all Opposition colleagues for attending this debate on a day when they could be at the coalface addressing the problems caused by this Government’s policies. I thank the Minister for her response, and I would have liked to thank her for her warm words, but “condescending” and “passionless” are probably better...

Access To Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill: New Clause 1 — Action plan for an off-patent drug pathway (29 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I congratulate my hon. Friend on the excellent work he has done on the Off-patent Drugs Bill. Given the consensus across the House, does he agree that now is the time for a firm commitment from the Government on that Bill?


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