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Local Government Funding: Rural Areas (11 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: I thank the hon. Member for Beverley and Holderness (Graham Stuart) for securing this debate. I was absolutely delighted when he asked me to co-sponsor it, because this matter is so important for many, many rural communities, including my own in Cumbria. This debate is about fairness. It is about local authorities in rural areas receiving fair funding. Wherever we live, we pay a fair amount...

Local Government Funding: Rural Areas (11 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: I thank the hon. Lady for that intervention. I am grateful that I have two of my hon. Friends in front of me, but I take her point. To me, rural issues should not be party political issues. Everyone who lives in a rural community is entitled to be represented by both parties, by the Scottish National party and by other parties that are not represented here today. I have discussed these issues...

Local Government Funding: Rural Areas (11 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that important point. One of the problems with broadband is that too many assumptions are made about what we can achieve in rural areas. What I find most frustrating is that as the superfast broadband connection is rolled out in some areas, where we are not getting superfast we are getting super-super-slow as the speed goes down and down. By making it better for...

Local Government Funding: Rural Areas (11 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: Absolutely. Our difficulty in accessing decent broadband acts as another block on enabling rural businesses to develop and grow. That reduces access to increased business rates, as we have heard.

Local Government Funding: Rural Areas (11 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: That is correct. I do not get a mobile signal at home, so I understand that point. Another point that has been made to me by a number of rural businesses recently is the inability of people who have gone to markets to sell, for example, to use the hand-held card things because they do not have the signal to be able to operate them. I do not know the technical term, but that causes them...

Local Government Funding: Rural Areas (11 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention. It comes back to the lack of bus services, for example. A number of elderly people in my village use the bus on a Wednesday because it facilitates a social life; they can go into town and meet their friends. If that bus service goes, where will that leave them? About a year ago one elderly resident fell and broke her shoulder. All she wanted...

Local Government Funding: Rural Areas (11 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Local Government Funding: Rural Areas (11 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: Very briefly on vulnerable older people, I was shocked to discover that nearly 300 elderly people died in Cumbria last winter because they did not have proper heating or were not able to look after themselves properly. If the cuts to rural authorities continue, I am concerned that carers will not spot these vulnerable people as they have in the past and the problem will be exacerbated. Does...

Local Government Funding: Rural Areas (11 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: We have deprived coastal communities in west Cumbria as well. With regard to the retention of full business rates, one of the areas that we get the most funding from is the nuclear industry, from which we retain 50% of business rates, but the proposal for new build is that the Government would take 100% of business rates. Will the Minister confirm that that will be looked at as part of the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (18 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made on reducing levels of tax avoidance by large corporations; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: European Union Solidarity Fund (18 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the money received from the European Union Solidarity Fund has been returned to the EU in each of the last 10 years.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: European Union Solidarity Fund (18 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money the UK has received from the European Union Solidarity Fund in each of the last 10 years.

Poppi Worthington (20 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: As a fellow Cumbrian MP I am deeply shocked and concerned about this case, and I support my hon. Friend the Member for Barrow and Furness (John Woodcock) in his call for an independent investigation. I appreciate what the Minister is saying about the second inquest. The IPCC report appears to have been leaked to the press, which is of great concern. Poppi’s death was in December 2012 and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Subsidised Satellite Broadband Programme (21 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: What recent progress his Department has made on the subsidised satellite broadband programme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Subsidised Satellite Broadband Programme (21 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: Connecting Cumbria promised my constituents superfast broadband, but this has not happened quickly enough or to the original programme, which has denied my constituents access to vital services. What assurance can the Minister give that, under the universal service obligation, they will be provided with a minimum of 10 megabits per second by 2020?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Nuclear Power Stations: Non-domestic Rates (21 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to allow local authorities to retain business rates generated by new-build nuclear power stations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: In 2013, the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee recommended extending the retention of business rates to include new build nuclear power stations. The Centre of Nuclear Excellence is in my constituency, and the new build at Moorside is vital for our economic prosperity. Given the Government cuts to Cumbria’s councils, does the Prime Minister agree that if we are truly to build a...

Flood Defences (Leeds) (27 Jan 2016)

Sue Hayman: One of the problems with flood insurance for businesses is the fact that they often have to pay huge excesses. It is not just a question of obtaining affordable insurance; it is a question of ensuring that the excesses are manageable.

Local Government Funding — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (3 Feb 2016)

Sue Hayman: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I will raise just a few of the significant concerns that Cumbria County Council has spoken to me about regarding the provisional local government finance settlement. I am sure that everyone is aware that Cumbria suffered very badly in the flooding before Christmas, but what people perhaps do not realise is that it is ongoing....

Local Government Funding — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (3 Feb 2016)

Sue Hayman: The fundamental point of argument, which I will come to, is about the way that funding is decided on need. That relates to what my hon. Friend says. Cumbria has one of the fastest-growing populations of older people in the whole country, which will put extra pressure on the council in the future. This is about not just the funding formula now but the proposals for future years, and that is...


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