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Results 81–100 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

Criminal Legal Aid (29 Jan 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I welcome the Justice Secretary’s move to scrap the two-tier system. He said HM Treasury has given him a settlement that allows him greater flexibility in the allocation of funds for legal aid. Will he give us more detail about the settlement and whether it will extend further than what he has already said?

[Graham Stringer in the Chair] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women (1 Feb 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Will my hon. Friend give way?

[Graham Stringer in the Chair] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women (1 Feb 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. If, in March 1953, Mrs Jones gave birth to twins, Jack would get £155 a week under the single-tier state pension, but Jill would get £131, because she was born a woman. Where is the justice in Jack getting £20,000 more over 20 years than his sister, Jill? That is ludicrous.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Sunday Trading Laws (2 Feb 2016)

Carolyn Harris: What recent discussions he has had with shop workers and their representatives on Sunday trading laws.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Sunday Trading Laws (2 Feb 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I take it from that that we can expect an announcement on Sunday trading very soon, but with small traders worried that their only advantage over the supermarkets is the ability to have convenient store Sunday hours and over 91% of USDAW shop-floor workers saying they do not want to work longer hours on a Sunday, just who is going to benefit from these changes?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (2 Feb 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Tidal lagoons present a “crucial industrial opportunity for the Northern Powerhouse”, so writes Yorkshire’s Allerton Steel. Port Talbot’s Fairwood Fabrications Ltd says that “rare opportunities to redeploy skills should be seized with both hands before being lost to the region altogether”. Does the Minister agree that when the British steel industry identifies a new market around...

European Council (22 Feb 2016)

Carolyn Harris: It was interesting to hear the Prime Minister use the word “divorce” in connection with some of the less than helpful comments from the Mayor of London. I think we are all now fully aware that hell hath no fury like a Bullingdon boy scorned. I will be voting to stay in the European Union, and I will help the Prime Minister to convince others. However, if he has had such a good deal, why...

[Nadine Dorries in the Chair] — Under-occupancy Penalty (23 Feb 2016)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Dorries. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff Central (Jo Stevens), a fellow Welshwoman, on securing this debate. This is a contentious issue of great concern to many people in my consistency. The bedroom tax is discriminatory and punishing. I want to share two short stories. The first is of Megan Wheatland from Bonymaen...

[Nadine Dorries in the Chair] — Under-occupancy Penalty (23 Feb 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I certainly do. I have casework involving people who have taken out payday loans from Wonga and other organisations and have been unable to repay them without not paying their bedroom tax. It is a Catch-22. The bedroom tax financially punishes those forced to pay it. It discriminates against communities and individuals, and makes them unable to gel and enjoy stable, sustainable and adequate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Feb 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Ask your mother!

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women (24 Feb 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Exactly how much of that money went to the women concerned?

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women (24 Feb 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Women of a certain age, of which I am one, from right across the United Kingdom are very angry about the position they find themselves in. If they were born in March 1953, like Jill in the Jack and Jill twins scenario, they will be absolutely livid, because Jack will get £155 a week under the single-tier state pension, while Jill will get £131, because she was born a woman. Where is the...

Backbench Business — Gangs and Serious Youth Violence: Welsh Affairs (3 Mar 2016)

Carolyn Harris: indicated assent.

Backbench Business — Gangs and Serious Youth Violence: Welsh Affairs (3 Mar 2016)

Carolyn Harris: We have become very accustomed to waiting for things in Wales. We waited a very long time for rail electrification, we waited patiently to get the Welsh national football team into the Euros and we waited a very long time for a Welsh premier league football club, but now Swansea City is there. Today, we waited a very long time for the Secretary of State to make an appearance in this very...

Backbench Business — Gangs and Serious Youth Violence: Welsh Affairs (3 Mar 2016)

Carolyn Harris: It was nice to see him for a short period of time. We are now waiting for a review of the Swansea bay tidal lagoon. We waited a full year for the negotiations between the developer and the Government, and now we are being asked to wait while the Government establish an independent review of tidal lagoons nationwide. My first reaction to that news was to ask the very same questions that many...

Backbench Business: Swansea Tidal Lagoon — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (8 Mar 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, since the mention of a tidal lagoon being in Swansea, his constituency, my constituency and the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock) have seen a great increase in the feel-good factor and a driving of the agenda to take forward other projects that would be less exciting without a tidal lagoon?

Backbench Business: Swansea Tidal Lagoon — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (8 Mar 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Backbench Business: Swansea Tidal Lagoon — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (8 Mar 2016)

Carolyn Harris: To go back to the hon. Lady’s comments on Wylfa and nuclear, does she not agree that the decommissioning costs of any nuclear project far outweigh any benefit that there would be in the on-costs to begin with?


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