Results 1–20 of 169 for hackney 06/05/2010..26/02/2017 speaker:Meg Hillier

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Meg Hillier: ...my comments on EU citizens resident in the UK. At the last census in 2011, around 10% of my constituents were born in other EU countries. That was the case for about 27,000 residents across the Borough of Hackney, and the percentage is similar across London as a whole, where 841,000 people were born in other EU countries. If we look at student numbers, we see that 31,000 students from the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Housing Supply (17 Jan 2017)

Meg Hillier: ...privately than owning their own homes. What steps is the Minister considering to encourage private landlords at least to offer longer tenancies for these very many private renters in London and in Hackney South?

Reducing Health Inequality (24 Nov 2016)

Meg Hillier: ...a healthier wider society. Let us take, on the one hand, the land disposals that the Government are undertaking to provide public land to build new homes. My Committee has looked at that a great deal, although I will not divert the House today too much. In my area we have St Leonard’s hospital, the site of a former workhouse in Hackney. When the most recent reorganisation of the NHS...

Reducing Health Inequality (24 Nov 2016)

Meg Hillier: ...as set nationally. The idea that in my constituency affordable would be 80% of private rents is nonsense; it is well out of the range even of people who are well above the minimum wage. Most young people in Hackney share a home, because they could never afford to rent somewhere privately and they certainly cannot get on the housing ladder. It is going to take a generation to solve this...

Chibok Schoolgirls — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (8 Sep 2016)

Meg Hillier: ...up, gathered up and put into education. I spoke to parents of three-year-olds who were keen for them to get an education. Let us not kid ourselves: education is a huge prize in Nigeria. Why do schools in my area do particularly well? We always praise schools in Hackney and we know that lots of things have gone into that, but one factor is that we have a large west African population, who...

Affordable Housing: London — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (14 Jun 2016)

Meg Hillier: ...have to be sold under the current Government proposals. The hon. Member for Torbay (Kevin Foster) has no council housing in his constituency, because it was transferred, so homes will be sold in Hackney to pay for people to buy their homes in Devon potentially, unless the Minister is able to commit now to ensuring that there is at least a ring-fencing of the money from the sale of council...

Affordable Housing: London — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (14 Jun 2016)

Meg Hillier: ...highlight the crisis, and I will touch on the work of the Public Accounts Committee in this area. I have often talked on the record about this issue, but every time I speak, the price of a house in Hackney has gone up. The average property price in Hackney is now £691,969, which is an 85% increase on 2010 prices, when properties cost only £373,000 and a bit. Average wage growth...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Meg Hillier: ...publicity, but we will be watching and we will no doubt look at the issue more closely. Unsurprisingly—it was well heralded—the Queen’s Speech included measures on devolution and directly elected mayors. As a Member for the borough of Hackney in London, I fully recognise that a directly elected mayor can be a very good thing. I pay tribute to my colleague, the Mayor of...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Meg Hillier: ..., and the vision of our mayor, Jules Pipe, we have some of the best schools in the country, and a number that are ranked in the top 1% nationally. When I was selected to run for the seat 12 years ago, I was asked what I thought about university tuition fees. I pointed out that so few pupils in Hackney went to university that it really was a bit of an academic question in my borough. Now we...

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

Meg Hillier: The average property price in my borough of Hackney is £682,000, the median lower quartile rent for a two-bedroom flat for a month is £1,500, and overcrowding and demand for social housing are the highest I have seen in 20 years. Will the Prime Minister tell my constituents how on earth the Housing and Planning Bill is going to help them

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Meg Hillier: My hon. Friend underlines my concerns. Is she also concerned about the advent of PropCo? It took land away from Hackney, and we now have no control of it locally. It would do more for health outcomes to turn that hospital land into good-quality housing, rather than luxury flats, which are unfortunately becoming the norm in Hackney.

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Meg Hillier: ...(Dr Huq) on securing the debate, and I thank the Backbench Business Committee for granting it. I represent the Homerton hospital, which is a foundation trust, and a clinical commissioning group in Hackney that has good, clear clinical outcomes in a very deprived population. The level of deprivation is such that we have underlying population health outcomes that are not good despite the...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Mar 2016)

Meg Hillier: ...8217;s report on acute hospital trusts was published, but two other inquiries have taken place since we held that hearing and they show the real deep-seated financial problems in the NHS. There is a £22 billion black hole ahead, and the financing of our health service is all the wrong way round. In our hearing, we uncovered the fact that hospitals are setting their structures, budgets...

[Nadine Dorries in the Chair] — Under-occupancy Penalty (23 Feb 2016)

Meg Hillier: ...them in future. In my constituency there is no housing stock to move to and no smaller homes that do not already have a huge waiting list. I have been elected in different roles for more than 20 years, and now is the worst time that I have ever seen for housing. My surgeries and those of my council colleagues are full of people desperate to find a home, but unable to afford one in the...

[Nadine Dorries in the Chair] — Under-occupancy Penalty (23 Feb 2016)

Meg Hillier: This issue is big in my constituency of Hackney South and Shoreditch. There is an invidious part to this tax. If two children are of an age when they are supposed to share a bedroom, but one is within reach of their next birthday, when they would qualify for their own bedroom, the family are hit by the bedroom tax. So it is a fluctuating tax that hits people particularly hard.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Hackney New Primary School (16 Feb 2016)

Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse was of the purchase of the Kingsland Fire Station site for use by the Hackney New Primary School; and what the gain to the public purse was of the sale of that site.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Fire Stations: Greater London (15 Feb 2016)

Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse was of the purchase of the Kingsland Fire Station site for use by the Hackney New Primary School; and how much accrued to the public purse from the sale of that site.

Safer Neighbourhood Policing: London (5 Jan 2016)

Meg Hillier: ...on securing this vital debate. She clearly outlined why safer neighbourhood teams work, so I will not delay the Chamber by repeating that. I will just add that I fully endorse it. In my borough of Hackney, it was transformational in building relationships in the community. The community relations with the police were a byword for bad relations around the time that I was elected to the...

Safer Neighbourhood Policing: London (5 Jan 2016)

Meg Hillier: I think my constituents would beg to differ: this is an area where they do want to see the state visible and active on the streets. Over the past five years in Hackney, crime has continued to drop. However, Hackney has lost 173, or more than a fifth, of its police officers—in October 2010, it had 770, but there are now 597. It has also seen a dramatic cut in PCSOs, from 100 to 37. There...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Affordable Housing (London) (9 Sep 2015)

Meg Hillier: ...people, so the Minister and the Government need to look at that. The Government need to go back to the drawing board on the right to buy. As I said in my intervention, taking family-sized properties away from Hackney council to backfill for the sale of housing association properties is double-hitting the affordable housing stock in my area, where it is increasingly unaffordable for someone...


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