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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

Recall of Women to Prisons — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (20 Feb 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I beg to move, That this House has considered the recall of women to prisons. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. During my time as MP for Swansea East, I have engaged with many women in the criminal justice system by visiting prisons up and down the country and mother-and-baby units in them, and it has always been made clear to me that the reasons why women are...

Recall of Women to Prisons — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (20 Feb 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I most certainly do, and I am just coming on to housing, so I thank my hon. Friend for his astute intervention. The report from the Prison Reform Trust makes it clear that there is a lack of services available to women on leaving prison, which contributes to their being recalled. A lack of secure housing for women when they leave prison is a significant factor leading to the recall of female...

Recall of Women to Prisons — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (20 Feb 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I am coming on to that statement now. I welcome the proposal by the Secretary of State to abolish short sentences, which would make a huge difference to women offenders, who are overwhelmingly sentenced to short periods in prison. I urge him to follow through on the proposal as soon as possible in order to create a more effective criminal justice system. Furthermore, there must be a greater...

Legislation Against Female Genital Mutilation (11 Feb 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I congratulate the hon. Member for Bath (Wera Hobhouse) on raising this pressing issue. Female genital mutilation is an abhorrent practice, which can have dreadful consequences for the women and young girls who fall victim to it. Since legislation in 1985, there has been only one—very recent—conviction, although the NHS reports that nearly 15,500 cases presented at hospitals with...

Education Committee: Antisocial Behaviour (7 Feb 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I too congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) on securing the debate. I also congratulate the hon. Member for Bolton West (Chris Green) and my hon. Friends the Members for Hyndburn (Graham P. Jones), for East Lothian (Martin Whitfield), for Bedford (Mohammad Yasin) and for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh) on their excellent speeches....

Women and Equalities: Domestic Abuse Legislation and Immigration Status (7 Feb 2019)

Carolyn Harris: The Women’s Aid “No Woman Turned Away” project can only find refuge accommodation for fewer than one in 10 women who have no recourse to public funds. The Government’s proposed measures in the draft domestic abuse Bill are not good enough for migrant women. Can the Minister offer assurances that more will be done to ensure that migrant women can have full and equal access to...

Draft Domestic Abuse Bill: Territorial Extent (30 Jan 2019)

Carolyn Harris: As a Welsh MP, I have every confidence that the Welsh Labour Government are working towards delivering an excellent strategy on support for victims of domestic violence—I have no doubt that the same is true in Scotland. I totally respect the concept of devolution—when it works. But with the absence of Stormont, victims in Northern Ireland will see the progress in other parts of the UK...

Children with Life-limiting Conditions — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (29 Jan 2019)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Dorries. I congratulate the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) on securing this important debate and on his speech. We have campaigned together on many issues and I am happy to participate in his debate today. Many hon. Members will be aware of my campaigning work to support families who have lost a child. I am very proud to have...

Holocaust Memorial Day (24 Jan 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Dudley North (Ian Austin) on securing this debate. It is important that we mark this day so that we and future generations remember the atrocities that happened during the second world war and that have occurred in genocides since. I note that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda and the 40th anniversary of the end...

Holocaust Memorial Day (24 Jan 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I most certainly do agree with my hon. Friend. I would love to visit Auschwitz, but my own personal tragedy—my son would have been 38 today —has prevented me from doing so. I intend to rectify that, however, and I hope to go there this year. Young children were particularly vulnerable and were often sent immediately to the gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau. One of the reasons for this...

Holocaust Memorial Day (24 Jan 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I most certainly do agree with my hon. Friend. It has been estimated that only 6% to 11% of Europe’s pre-war Jewish population of children survived, compared with 33% of the adults. Some of those who survived the holocaust have gone on to share their experiences of being a child in a concentration camp, and Gerda Weissmann Klein is one such survivor. She has described how she celebrated her...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (21 Jan 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I am pleased that the Government have finally announced that they have introduced the draft domestic abuse Bill. Cross-examination of survivors by perpetrators will now be outlawed, but more scrutiny of the family courts is needed. Will the Minister commit to including in the Bill an independent inquiry into the culture, practice and outcomes of the family courts in connection with child...

Business of the House (17 Jan 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Last April, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a children’s funeral fund in memory of my son, Martin. Nine months later, we have still not seen it. That means that nearly 3,000 families have had to pay to bury their children. In November, I and other Members from across this House wrote to the Prime Minister and asked for an update. We have not received a response. Will the...

Crown Post Offices: Franchising — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (10 Jan 2019)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. The post office has historically been a focal point of any community. Until recently, in my own community—in my constituency—there were five post offices within walking distance. Now there is one, which is inside a general store. We still have a few post offices in Swansea, but most of them are franchised, including the Crown...

Crown Post Offices: Franchising — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (10 Jan 2019)

Carolyn Harris: That is of great concern to staff members I have spoken to. WHSmith, as we have heard, was recently voted the UK’s worst high street shop. Why are we transferring a cherished brand, the Post Office, into the hands of a negatively viewed private retailer? Since 2012, 484 post offices around Wales have been modernised or moved into premises such as convenience stores, newsagents and...

Business of the House (10 Jan 2019)

Carolyn Harris: The all-party parliamentary group on home electrical safety will shortly publish the results of a consultation on the need for better regulation of online sales. Websites such as Amazon, Wish.com and eBay are not doing enough to prevent the sale of illegal and unsafe goods to UK customers. Shockingly, Wish.com is openly selling zombie knives and knuckledusters without any checks on the age of...

Apprenticeships and Skills Policy — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (8 Jan 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I congratulate my hon. Friend not only on securing the debate but on her generosity in giving way. I am sure it will help the new year planning for the keep fit programme. Skills, education and training are devolved matters in Wales, where there has been a 23% rise in the uptake of apprenticeships—obviously, we are doing something right. I wonder whether the UK Government are talking to the...

Women and Equalities: Domestic Abuse: Public Health Strategy (20 Dec 2018)

Carolyn Harris: Mr Speaker, may I take this opportunity to wish you, yours and everyone associated with the House Nadolig llawen? For the benefit of Hansard, that means merry Christmas. Survivors of domestic abuse and their children need more protection. I have heard from too many victims whose children are forced through family court orders to spend time with an abusive and sometime dangerous parent. Rachel...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Rent for Sex (3 Dec 2018)

Carolyn Harris: Earlier today, Housing Women Cymru launched its “not a landlord” campaign, which aims to end the growing problem of sex for rent in Wales. Offering free and reduced accommodation in return for sex is illegal, and it is facilitated by online platforms. Those advertising are not landlords; they are criminals. What more will the Government do to review the laws around this to ensure better...

Offence of Sex for Rent (28 Nov 2018)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. I offer my congratulations to my hon. Friend the Member for Hove (Peter Kyle) on securing this debate and thank him for his pioneering campaign in bringing this issue to the attention of the House. Rogue landlords are taking advantage of the housing crisis by offering rooms, quite openly, for free in exchange for “company”...


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