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Results 121–140 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

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

Carolyn Harris: In February, the Secretary of State’s predecessor said: “A lot of the criticism of the draft Bill has been ill-informed or just plain wrong.” Given that the Government have accepted most of the criticism and amended the Bill, does the Secretary of State agree that his predecessor was wrong?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jun 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Many in my constituency of Swansea East are already struggling to make ends meet. The World Trade Organisation says that if we leave the EU we could face major tariffs on trade, and would have to renegotiate more than 160 trade agreements. Does the Prime Minister agree that leaving the EU would hit hard-working families the most by raising the cost of living, and that it is too big a risk to take?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Fire and rescue services attend up to three fires a day that are a result of faulty tumble driers. Which?, the Local Government Association, Electrical Safety First and other consumer interest groups have all raised concerns about how Whirlpool has handled that problem. Is the Minister comfortable that Whirlpool has merely issued a safety statement and not a total recall?

Football Hooliganism — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (29 Jun 2016)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell. I congratulate the hon. Member for Dartford (Gareth Johnson) on securing such an interesting debate. I concur that under normal circumstances this would have been a much better attended debate, but everybody’s contributions have made it very interesting and thought provoking. It has been a mixed few months for football. We...

Football Hooliganism — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (29 Jun 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I totally agree. When we have visitors to this country we expect them to show us courtesy, and I think it is our duty to show the same courtesy when we travel abroad. Football hooliganism at home is far less common than it was 30 years ago. Incidents such as those at Hampden Park in May, or at the Tyne-Wear derby in 2013, hit the headlines precisely because they are now uncommon, but we must...

Football Hooliganism — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (29 Jun 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I am sure the Minister will enlighten us when he gets the opportunity. In conclusion, we have come a long way. The vast majority of our football fans have behaved fantastically at the Euros. We have made considerable changes in the culture of football right across the country. Premier League and Football League grounds have become inclusive places where men, women and children, ethnic and...

(30 Jun 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I declare an interest. I am proud to say that the Land Registry has its largest UK facility in my constituency. The Land Registry provides a substantial number of jobs to Swansea East and plays a very important socioeconomic role, not just in my constituency, but in the surrounding areas. In July 2014 the coalition Government shelved plans to sell the well-respected 150-year-old service. That...

(30 Jun 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I am aware of that and I will come to it later in my speech. The consultation on moving Land Registry operations to the private sector was launched on 24 March 2016. Ludicrously, it closed two days later. I would argue that it was deliberately timed so that MPs would not notice the announcement, because we were all heading home for the Easter recess—I was actually on a train to Swansea,...

(30 Jun 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I entirely agree, but, unfortunately, public demands do not always fall on receptive ears, to quote the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign. If privatised, the Land Registry would no longer be subject to the Freedom of Information Act, so it would be easier to conceal who owns land and to prevent the publication of datasets such as those that identified the properties in London...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Tidal Lagoons (13 Jul 2016)

Carolyn Harris: The Hendry review team has met representatives of business and civic society right across Wales. The tidal lagoon infrastructure project is a massive economic opportunity for Wales and my constituency in particular. Will the Minister assure the House that he will emphasise to the Hendry review how much support and enthusiasm there is for this project, and how important it is that this vital...

Backbench Business: Contribution of Poles to UK Society — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (19 Jul 2016)

Carolyn Harris: What a pleasure it is to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate the hon. Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) on securing this debate and I thank him for the comprehensive briefing I received from his office. The passion he has for his culture shone through his speech. Indeed, I have rarely heard such passionate speeches in Westminster Hall. I would like to...

Online Child Abuse (20 Jul 2016)

Carolyn Harris: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Moon. May I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Rotherham (Sarah Champion) on securing this very important and necessary debate? I congratulate her and other Members on the thoughtful and emotional speeches they have given. Technology is a wonderful thing. It has moved on. I was 38 when I got my first mobile phone. Before that, I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (5 Sep 2016)

Carolyn Harris: The Home Secretary will be aware of continuing concern about the historical conduct of South Yorkshire police. I understand that she is meeting members of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign next week to discuss their call for a public inquiry. Is she also aware of the tragic case of Terry Coles, a Swansea City supporter, who was trampled to death by a police horse at a football match in...

Scamming: Vulnerable Individuals (8 Sep 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I wish to congratulate the hon. Members for Solihull (Julian Knight) and for North Ayrshire and Arran (Patricia Gibson) on securing this most important debate. I also pay tribute to all those who have spoken today as their contributions have helped us to discuss this very important issue. Scamming is an increasing problem in our communities, mostly targeting the elderly and vulnerable. The...

Wales Bill: Establishment of Two Distinct Jurisdictions (12 Sep 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I stand to speak to new clause 2 on fixed odds betting terminals. I welcome this amendment to the Wales Bill to confer legislative competence on the National Assembly for Wales to enable it to address the issue of FOBTs in Wales. As Members will know, I have a long-standing concern about the growth and proliferation of FOBTs across the United Kingdom, and especially in Wales, as the Member of...

Business without Debate: Faulty Tumble Dryers (Fire Risk) (13 Sep 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Hammersmith (Andy Slaughter) for allowing me to speak, and congratulate him on securing this really important debate. He will be aware that I chair the all-party group on home electrical safety, and that we have been following this issue very closely. Members have raised the issue of tumble dryers both formally and informally. I met the company, and was...

Petition - Implementation of the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts (11 Oct 2016)

Carolyn Harris: I rise to present this petition on behalf of the residents of Swansea East and the constituents of my hon. Friend the Member for Llanelli (Nia Griffith) in the same terms as my hon. Friend the Member for Worsley and Eccles South. The Petition of residents of Swansea East. [P001767]

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: State Pension Age: Women (17 Oct 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Whether his Department plans to take steps to introduce transitional protection for women adversely affected by the acceleration of increases in the state pension age.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: State Pension Age: Women (17 Oct 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Last week, I and more than 100 cross- party colleagues presented petitions in support of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign. Will the Minister acknowledge that those women have been subject to a grave injustice and that now is the time for the Government to introduce appropriate transitional payments for the women most affected by the pension changes?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon (19 Oct 2016)

Carolyn Harris: Having taken a bloody nose for Hinkley and a black eye for fracking, is it not about time that this Government took an energy decision that enjoys the full support of this House and of the population at large? Why hold up any further the British-made, British-owned tidal lagoon projects that could change the fortunes not only of Wales, but of manufacturing businesses across the country?

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