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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

Female Offender Strategy: One Year On — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (24 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I thank you for your chairmanship, Ms Ryan, and congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Stretford and Urmston (Kate Green) on securing the debate. It is 12 years since Baroness Corston published her review, which looked at the vulnerabilities of women in the judicial system. In that review she highlighted the disproportionate and inappropriate sentences that women face for minor,...

Universal Credit: Managed Migration (22 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Individuals with a disability premium on their employment and support allowance are still eligible for housing benefit because universal credit does not cater for cases that are out of the ordinary—for example, those receiving recovery services. Since migration, however, many people are not receiving payments because local authorities are not providing the correct information or recognising...

Domestic Abuse (16 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I thank the Minister for meeting me last night and for giving me an early view of her statement, and I thank colleagues who sat on the Joint Committee on the draft Domestic Abuse Bill for their time and commitment and for the comprehensive report and recommendations they produced. As the Minister alluded to, the Bill is not yet finalised, but we welcome some areas that we know will be...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Used Electrical Goods: Online Sales (16 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: What plans he has to improve the regulation of second-hand electrical goods online.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Used Electrical Goods: Online Sales (16 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I appreciated the Minister’s letter this weekend on the online sales of second-hand recalled tumble dryers. Currently, it is possible to upload details of such products on to online platforms without recall notices, or model or display numbers. Her letter states that she has written to these online platforms, but it fails to say which ones. Will she commit to publishing these letters and...

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Thank you for your chairmanship, Mr Wilson. I, too, thank my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) for opening the debate. In the UK, 3.6 million older people live alone, of whom more than 2 million are aged 75 and over. A huge proportion of those individuals rely on their television to alleviate the loneliness that often comes when people live by themselves. Taking away...

Women and Equalities: Prison Officer Training: Women’s Mental Health (11 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: This year’s inspection of HMP Foston Hall identified that 74% of women had mental health problems, but only two thirds were receiving any help. At the same prison, only half of officers had received any mental health awareness training despite a general feeling that they would like more. What more can be done to improve mental health training across the estate to reduce self-harm and...

Electrical Products: Online Sales (9 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Has the Minister’s Department seen the listings put up overnight, and has it taken action to remove Whirlpool products from online platforms?

Electrical Products: Online Sales (9 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I beg to move, That this House has considered the regulation of online sales of electrical products. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I am pleased to have the opportunity for this short debate. The Minister knows that this issue is of deep concern to me, especially given an incident in my constituency in March 2015, in which my constituent, Linda Merron, died in a...

Electrical Products: Online Sales (9 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I most certainly agree with the hon. Gentleman; it is rare that I do not. That is exactly why I set up the all-party parliamentary group for home electrical safety: to help to find solutions, particularly for this wild west of electrical goods sales, whether the goods are fake, unsafe, second-hand or recalled. I pay tribute to Electrical Safety First, which helps with the administration of...

Electrical Products: Online Sales (9 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I certainly do. Anything that we can do to help to prevent any fire is of the utmost importance. The Minister will be aware of the all-party parliamentary group’s recently published report, “The Problem with Online Sales of Electrical Products”, which I sent to the Department. It followed consultation with Electrical Safety First, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, the...

Electrical Products: Online Sales (9 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Yes. It terrifies me when I see second-hand shops selling electrical goods that we do not know the provenance of. That brings me on to a really important point about Whirlpool. The Government say that they take issues of consumer safety very seriously, and recently took unprecedented action on unsafe tumble dryers. Overnight, Whirlpool issued a 21-page list of 650—or thereabouts—recalled...

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I regularly visit Ty Olwen, a fantastic hospice in my constituency, which is staffed by the most wonderful clinicians and volunteers. Ty Olwen is a beautiful, peaceful haven, providing dignified, loving and intensive palliative care for patients, as well as comfort for their loved ones. I am full of admiration for the work they do and the care they give, but sometimes that may not be the...

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I entirely agree with my hon. Friend, and we have to make sure that the right safeguards are in place. A few years ago, I met a woman who had recently travelled to Switzerland with her terminally ill husband to end his life. She supported his decision to end his suffering on his own terms, and she watched the man she loved die a peaceful, respectable and comfortable death. She then returned...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (4 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I welcome this week’s announcement from the big five gambling companies that they will pay towards treatment in acknowledgement of the harm that they have caused, but given the industry’s track record, I am sceptical about their reliability. Will the Minister please look at a “polluter pays” mandatory levy?

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 3) Bill: Dangerous Drugs (3 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: We will not oppose this statutory instrument. In fact, we welcome the proposed amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Revising the generic definition of synthetic cannabinoids will mean that compounds never intended to be controlled will no longer be controlled, while those most likely to be misused and cause harm will be. That said, we must ensure that neither this change to drug policy...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. If you will indulge me, may I please take a brief moment to thank everyone involved with the introduction of the children’s funeral fund? Since 2016, I have been asking the Government to introduce a fund to assist bereaved parents during their darkest hour and financially support them in funding a funeral. I have at times been impatient. I have at times been...

Modern Slavery Act: Independent Review (19 Jun 2019)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main, and I congratulate the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field) on securing this important debate. I thank all those who have spoken so eloquently today. I welcome the independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and its robust and detailed recommendations, and I congratulate all those involved in producing the report....

Modern Slavery Act: Independent Review (19 Jun 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I will answer by saying simply that it is a work in progress. In 2015 there were 17,000 fewer police officers in England and Wales than there were in 2010, and regardless of the way that is spun, it will have an impact on helping victims of modern slavery. We can get closer to eradicating this heinous crime if there is a properly resourced, co-ordinated approach by companies, politicians and...

Church Representation and Ministers Measure: Children and Young Persons (18 Jun 2019)

Carolyn Harris: We will not oppose this statutory instrument today; we actually welcome its introduction. We must ensure that serious crimes, such as child abuse, trafficking and rape, are not dealt with by out-of-court disposal orders—community resolutions—as those do not appear on basic DBS checks and so are not flagged up on applications to work with some of our most vulnerable people. If we are...

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