Results 2521–2540 of 5000 for speaker:Kelly Tolhurst OR speaker:Kelly Tolhurst

Business of the House (8 Dec 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced its latest round of NatWest bank branch closures, which will have a significant impact on my constituency, as well as on the constituencies of many colleagues across the country. Rochester, which is a key commercial town, will be left with only one bank in the centre. This has been a running theme across the country as we have seen the number of bank...

Children and Social Work Bill [Lords] (5 Dec 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: I am pleased to follow my right hon. Friend the Member for Basingstoke (Mrs Miller). I very much welcome this debate and the time and focus that this Government are devoting to the outcomes for children who are looked after and to the social work profession. However, I must declare an interest. My sister is a senior practising social worker and, prior to becoming a Member for Parliament, I...

Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Nov 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: Grammar schools across the Medway towns have provided good education and opportunities for hard-working young people from a range of backgrounds, helping social mobility and intervening to improve recent Ofsted results in local primary schools, particularly in Rochester and Strood. Does my right hon. Friend agree that our current grammar schools’ contribution to education ought to be valued...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (18 Nov 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: It has been interesting to listen to the views of colleagues from across the House about the Boundary Commission’s review. I am in favour of what I campaigned for in 2015 and am happy with things as they stand. Although I do not fully agree with the commission’s proposals for my constituency, I think that it is sensible to equalise the constituencies around me. The difference in the...

Housing in Kent — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (2 Nov 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. In Medway alone, we are facing an arbitrary demand for an extra 30,000 houses. Does he agree that the high housing targets we are seeing across Kent are undeliverable and will do nothing to benefit or improve the lives of the people who already live in our communities, unless there is acceptance of the burden being placed on Kent,...

Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Nov 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: Rochester airport and Medway city industrial estate in my constituency are home to a growing number of successful science and tech SMEs that are doing wonders for innovation and our economy. Ahead of my right hon. Friend’s trade mission to India, I congratulate her on her decision to take with her a cohort of SMEs to help to increase trading relationships with emerging economies. Will her...

Homelessness Reduction Bill (28 Oct 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: Like many colleagues present, I am pleased that the Government have put their support behind this much needed Bill. I know that my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) has worked tremendously hard to get to this point, and that he has received great support from Crisis and St Mungo’s. It is a credit to the Bill that so much expertise has formed its building blocks, and it...

Airport Capacity (25 Oct 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: I welcome the Secretary of State’s announcement today. Now that the decision has been made, can my constituents be assured that the blight to their homes that they have suffered for more than a decade because of the threat of a peninsula or estuary airport is at an end and that those proposals are finally dead?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Regional Infrastructure Development (25 Oct 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: What steps he is taking to support regional infrastructure development.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Regional Infrastructure Development (25 Oct 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: I was pleased that in the last Budget statement, the previous Chancellor, my right hon. Friend the Member for Tatton (Mr Osborne), announced a new Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission to focus on delivering essential infrastructure development for this crucial region. Will my right hon. Friend assure me that this commission, which is led by Lord Heseltine, will continue to be supported?

Broadcasting (18 Oct 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: Many Members have expressed the view that the BBC is indeed one of our most beloved cultural institutions. Each of us will have fond memories of the TV shows that made us laugh and cry, and those that educated and inspired us. To this very day, some of the world’s most famous TV programmes call the BBC their home, or can at least trace their roots back to it. The BBC also has a proud record...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services (18 Oct 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to analyse and expand health service capacity in areas of expected high population growth.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen (18 Oct 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: What support his Department is providing towards the finding of a political solution to the conflict in Yemen.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen (18 Oct 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Yemeni population continues to suffer from preventable military incidents carried out by both sides in the conflict, most recently at the funeral where 140 were killed and 500 injured. Given the Minister’s timely and important visit to Riyadh last week, what assessment was he able to make of the standard of the regional initiative seeking to address the high number of civilian casualties?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Referendum: Discussions with Business (13 Sep 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: What steps his Department has taken to engage with British businesses since the EU referendum.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Referendum: Discussions with Business (13 Sep 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: I, too, welcome the new ministerial team. I have a number of correspondents in a few local—predominantly small—businesses in Rochester and Strood who have been trading with European partners over a long period, but whose supply chain costs have recently risen. Will my right hon. Friend outline his commitment to supporting our small businesses in our new relationship with Europe to ensure...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Palestinians (8 Sep 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the follow-up report to Children in Military Custody, a report written by a delegation of British lawyers on the treatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military law, published in June 2012, to be published.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: Based on an analysis of the crime survey for England and Wales by the Children’s Society, it is estimated that 113 16 and 17-year-old girls in my constituency experienced a sexual offence in the past year. Given the progress made in tackling child sexual exploitation in the last few years, will my right hon. Friend outline whether the Government have plans to strengthen the protection for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Local Dispensing Arrangements (5 Jul 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: What steps his Department plans to take to improve local dispensing arrangements.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Local Dispensing Arrangements (5 Jul 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: I have been contacted by a number of disabled constituents who have encountered difficulties receiving dispensed drugs from their local GPs because they fall outside geographical criteria as of last year, therefore adding a significant financial burden. Given instances where dispensing GPs have blocked the arrival of some local pharmacies in parts of my constituency, will the Minister give...


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