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Backbench Business: Perinatal Mental Illness — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (19 Jul 2018)

Jackie Doyle-Price: ...new unit is being built, so we still have that provision even though there is not the physical space. By the end of this financial year, we will have expanded the capacity of those beds by 49% since 2015 and there should be more than 150 beds available for mothers and babies in those units. We are also expanding psychological therapy services, which successfully treat many women who...

NHS Whistleblowers (18 Jul 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: The hon. Lady makes a valid point, which we will take into consideration. As the hon. Lady knows, the National Guardian’s Office was established in 2016, and the independent national guardian, Dr Henrietta Hughes, was appointed to support NHS whistleblowers and to improve the NHS reporting culture. The National Guardian’s Office also provides leadership, training and advice for a...

Nord Stream 2 (17 Jul 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...the flow of gas into our own homes. The UK has a diverse and dependable gas supply. The vast majority comes from our own production and from imports from stable producers such as Norway and Qatar. Only about 1% comes from Russia. If we were faced with an interruption to our current supply, we would not be dependent on Russian gas. In such circumstances, we could increase imports of...

Increasing Choice for Rail Passengers (11 Jul 2018)

Rachael Maskell: ...to ensure that we have a system that works best for the future. As the hon. Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Alan Brown) said, we need only remind ourselves that the fact that more people are on our rail system is because in 1997, a Labour Government came in and invested in rail services, which had been so starved of resources that British Rail was run down in its final days. It is...

Nuclear Sector Deal — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (11 Jul 2018)

Drew Hendry: ...£7 per megawatt-hour. How can the Minister justify that cost to the taxpayer? My second question concerns financial liability for nuclear power station safety. Liability for nuclear developers is capped at €1.3 billion in the event of a nuclear incident, as agreed in the Brussels and Paris conventions. An event such as the one at Fukushima, however, would cost hundreds of...

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Guy Opperman: ...in the round. I will then try to address all the individual points raised. The DB schemes provide an important source of income in the retirement plans of millions of people. In the private sector alone, 10.5 million members rely on such schemes, with around £1.5 trillion-worth of assets under management. That helps to fuel the UK economy, whether through corporate bonds, Government...

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Customs Arrangements — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (10 Jul 2018)

Kirsty Blackman: ...bureaucracy involved, and that is a key issue in leaving the customs union. He gave the statistic of £4 billion a year in extra bureaucracy, which is a phenomenal amount of money. If a two-minute delay at Dover becomes a 17-mile queue, that would be totally unmanageable, but there are not yet any plans. The UK Government issued a written statement about the possibility of creating...

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (10 Jul 2018)

Jim Shannon: ...us. We should be looking at how such places advance and how we can do so alongside them or do even better. New daily flights to the eight largest high-growing economies could generate as much as £1 billion in additional trade per year for the economy—that figure multiplied up from the one flight to all the flights together. The economic value of new connections to five Chinese...

Equal Franchise Act 1928 — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (5 Jul 2018)

Chloe Smith: I am happy to stand corrected, but I still raise the hon. Lady two Prime Ministers to one Leader of the Opposition. I also raise her the Prime Minister who passed the Equal Franchise Act 1928—the Conservative Stanley Baldwin—and pay credit to Emmeline Pankhurst, who, had she not passed away before the election, would have contested a parliamentary seat for the Conservative party....

Universal Health Coverage — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (5 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: ...residence of Westminster Hall. He mentioned that he might still be here in 2050—I would almost hazard a wager with the hon. Gentleman about that one, but I hope we shall all still be here. Was not 5 July 1948 a pivotal day for our country, with the inauguration of healthcare free at the point of use for all our citizens? Seven decades later, the NHS remains one of our nation’s...

Five-year Land Supply (4 Jul 2018)

Iain Stewart: ...Within the whole Oxford-Cambridge corridor, for which I am the Government’s champion, there is a complete misalignment of timescales and objectives. The National Infrastructure Commission has an ambition for 1 million new homes—the Government are yet to publish their formal response to that. This is an area of the country where there is a need for new homes, and in many parts...

Palestinian Education System — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (4 Jul 2018)

Joan Ryan: ...answers to parliamentary questions I tabled in March: “According to the Palestinian Authority…Ministry of Education and Higher Education, all of their schools in the West Bank are using the revised 2017 PA curriculum.” UK-funded public servants and teachers under the Ministry of Education and Higher Education are therefore involved in the implementation process. Moreover,...

Speech, Language and Communication Support for Children — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (4 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: I will make some progress and then, as I think we might be all right on time, I will give way. We have announced a range of measures worth more than £100 million to address word gap, including £20 million for school-led professional development for early years practitioners to support early language development, and a £5 million “what works” fund in partnership with...

Child Migration Programmes (Child Abuse) (3 Jul 2018)

Lisa Nandy: ...the public apology made by Gordon Brown in one of his last acts as Prime Minister, and of the family restoration fund, for which he and Andy Burnham, the then Health Secretary, found £6 million, and which has enabled more than 1,000 people to be reunited with their families. The current Government have since announced an additional £2 million for that fund, for which I am...

Uncontrolled Shark Fishing in the Atlantic — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

George Eustice: ...is poor, meaning that we simply do not know enough about the magnitude of fishing. It is estimated that between 63 million and 273 million sharks are killed each year in the world’s commercial fisheries. In 2014, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation reported that, on average, 520,000 tonnes of sharks are landed globally each year, but some experts believe that landings could be...

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Graham Stuart: ...to Israel by a senior royal—one that was very well received. That relationship is also backed by a strong trade and investment relationship, which many Members have discussed this afternoon. As of 2016, our total trade with Israel was worth £3.6 billion per year, with a £570 million surplus for the UK, according to our figures. We are Israel’s largest goods export...

Leaving the EU: Implications for Scotland — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Stephen Kerr: ...UK single market to Scotland, it cannot be said too often that Scotland exports four times as much to the rest of the United Kingdom as it does to the EU. That is £46 billion going to the UK, and only £12 billion going to the EU. No one on the Government Benches is saying that trade with the rest of the European Union is not important—it is vital—but just because we...

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Mike Hill: ...that we must support any endeavour to improve legislation around animal cruelty. The penalty for pet theft is based on the monetary value of the pets, not the emotional value to the owner. The 2015 theft offences guidelines classified the level of harm caused by theft into four categories. For the theft to be classed as category 1 or 2, the property stolen must have a value of over...

Select Committee on Justice: Russian Federation Activity (28 Jun 2018)

Khalid Mahmood: ...sphere of influence. We should always look, at the first opportunity, to get the British Council into those areas. Most of our senior policy makers were not quite awake to Mr Putin’s returning to the presidency in 2014, since when there has been a stand-off with the west over the Russian intervention in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea in 2014, and a dramatic fall in oil prices....

BAME Blood, Stem Cell and Organ Donation — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (27 Jun 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: ...donation is fundamentally one of supply and demand. According to the review, fewer than 5% of donors who gave blood in the past year were from BAME communities, although the BAME group makes up around 14% of the total UK population. Currently, only 1% of people who give blood in England are black. BAME people are unequally affected by that, as they are subject to a higher demand and...


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