Results 201–220 of 3000 for speaker:Graham Jones OR speaker:Graham Jones

Accrington Victoria Walk-in Centre (23 May 2018)

Graham Jones: Does the Minister accept that the consultation had flaws, and will she look at that? Does she accept that replacing 88 hours in a walk-in centre with 18 and a half or 19 hours of extended GP opening hours is a reduction in GP access, which goes counter to what was said in the consultations run by me and the CCG?

Accrington Victoria Walk-in Centre (23 May 2018)

Graham Jones: I should like to raise the not-so-small matter of the closure of Accrington Victoria walk-in centre, a valuable community health asset and a huge support to those in and around my constituency. The people of the area have, with great affinity, taken to their local healthcare services over many decades, and in years gone by, through paying a penny a week, they have funded the local hospital....

Accrington Victoria Walk-in Centre (23 May 2018)

Graham Jones: The hon. Gentleman makes a valuable contribution. I have yet to meet anyone who filled in the CCG’s consultation, and I will return to the issue of guidelines on NHS consultations and listening to the people. I want to reflect on the CCG’s consultation. I have grave doubts over its credibility and reliability. To my mind, consulting just 658 invisible people with dubious questions is not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Attendance Allowance: Eligibility Criteria (21 May 2018)

Graham Jones: What assessment she has made of the appropriateness of the eligibility criteria for attendance allowance.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Attendance Allowance: Eligibility Criteria (21 May 2018)

Graham Jones: Before Christmas, I raised with the Prime Minister the case of Mr Walker from Great Harwood, in my constituency. Mr Walker was a fit and able pensioner until, at the age of 69, he was run over by a drunk driver. He is now quadriplegic, paralysed from the neck down. He and his wife are struggling, and their Ford Fiesta is of no use whatsoever. He has been released from hospital, and he is not...

East Coast Main Line (16 May 2018)

Graham Jones: Is the Secretary of State attributing all the problems on the east coast main line over the last few years to the franchise holders and none of them to his Department and him?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Charity Regulation (10 May 2018)

Graham Jones: What steps he is taking to increase public trust in charity regulation.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Charity Regulation (10 May 2018)

Graham Jones: There have been several scandals with charities in Haslingden and Hyndburn, and I think the public are deeply concerned that the charities legislation and the Charity Commission are failing in their duties. I personally do not think they are fit for purpose. Will the Minister meet me to discuss those matters and how we can make charities more trustworthy?

Petition - Proposed Closure of Accrington Victoria NHS Walk-in Centre (2 May 2018)

Graham Jones: Accrington Victoria NHS walk-in centre, which has had 42,000 patient visits in the last 12 months and which offers 88 hours per week of GP service, is being replaced by an out-of-hours GP service, with just 19 hours available. When the walk-in centre closes, many people will simply go to the A&E at Royal Blackburn—one of the busiest A&Es in the country. That seems ridiculous, particularly...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Patients: Transport (1 May 2018)

Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to encourage Clinical Commissioning Groups to fund transport for vulnerable and disabled patients to events supported by their own social prescribing schemes.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universal Credit: Free School Meals (25 Apr 2018)

Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children in Year 3 and above who will be affected by the new means-tested entitlement for free school meals in households on universal credit with work-related earnings of more than £7,400 a year.

Yemen (24 Apr 2018)

Graham Jones: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg) for asking this urgent question. I think we all agree that what happened in Hajjah was absolutely shocking. It is not a first, and such killings continue in a war that has seen a lot of individuals killed. There needs to be a clear process of accountability; otherwise, the killing will simply continue. I...

Privatisation of NHS Services — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (23 Apr 2018)

Graham Jones: I hope the hon. Gentleman takes up the opportunity to visit Ealing Hospital. He argues that this is not the USA, but that is not the point being made. Of course the current NHS is not the US healthcare model. Does he accept that we are not privatising purchasers with insurance policies, as in America, but that what is happening in the United Kingdom is the fragmentation and privatisation of...

Privatisation of NHS Services — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (23 Apr 2018)

Graham Jones: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Graham. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Mike Hill) for introducing the petition and the petitioners for instigating a very worthwhile debate. I will speak briefly, because I know that many Members want to speak, about fragmentation, accountability, privatisation, and how the NHS in Lancashire is going backwards. We...

Privatisation of NHS Services — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (23 Apr 2018)

Graham Jones: I think the public are primarily concerned not with better value for money but with better healthcare, and they are not getting it.

Privatisation of NHS Services — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (23 Apr 2018)

Graham Jones: My hon. Friend makes a powerful point and states the case well. My caseload of NHS issues is rising, and often they are about the gaps in service because of that fragmentation. Sometimes it is about poor service, or privatised services that are not providing what people once received when they were under the NHS. It is a complete disaster for my constituents; I have yet to meet a constituent...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Leaving the EU: Defence and Military Aerospace Industry (23 Apr 2018)

Graham Jones: Protecting our sovereign military aerospace capability is very important. However, the Typhoon orders will last only until 2026; we have no new orders for the Hawk until the Qatar deal comes through; and Taranis is being kept in a big hangar and we do not really know what is happening with it. What is the position of our UK aerospace defence industries? The lead time is at least 10 years....

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Fares (19 Apr 2018)

Graham Jones: What steps he is taking to simplify rail fares.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Fares (19 Apr 2018)

Graham Jones: What plans does the Minister have to ensure that split ticketing does not erode trust in the rail fare system? How can he ensure that ticket machines on the East Lancs line provide the cheapest option to passengers when there are not necessarily offices to buy tickets from?


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