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Asylum Accommodation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (14 Dec 2017)

Brandon Lewis: I am happy to liaise with the hon. Gentleman further on that, but I encourage him to look at the changes that we made in the Housing and Planning Act 2016, which I am closely aware of after taking it through Parliament. We made a lot of changes in terms of requirements for housing providers, including the private rented sector. It is worth him having a look at that because it partly covers...

Quality in the Built Environment (13 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: ...made some very pertinent points, as did other Opposition Members. The one thing we all recognise is that our country urgently needs many more homes. The Government are delivering them. There were 217,000 net additions in England last year alone. That is the biggest increase in housing supply for almost a decade. The housing supply package announced in the Budget takes the total financial...

Work Capability Assessments — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Sarah Newton: ...we set up last week. Labour introduced the work capability assessment in 2008, and we all agreed that it was not good enough and was not fit for purpose. Since then, it has been under constant review, and we have made more than 100 recommendations. Whenever we find good new ideas to improve it, we implement them. We regularly engage with disabled people and stakeholder groups to ensure...

Prisoners: Parental Rights — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Carolyn Harris: ...fathers who have been allowed to see them through formal and informal child contact arrangements. Further avoidable child deaths must be prevented by putting children first in the family courts, as the legal framework and guidance state. Only 10% of legal professionals say that judges fully comply with the judicial guidance for dealing with child contact cases where domestic violence is an...

Healthcare Optimisation Plan: Kirklees (12 Dec 2017)

Paula Sherriff: ...budget restrictions and taking into account the views of the professionals, who advise that there is little if any evidence in support of any improved outcomes as a consequence of such measures, 1 can only draw the conclusion that the proposals to ration surgery are nothing more than a cost-saving exercise. The CCGs argue vehemently against that view, but North Kirklees CCG admits that...

Children’s Services — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Robert Goodwill: ..., to break the cycle that makes life so difficult for them and, of course, for the children who have to be taken into care. It is an innovation that saves money. I was told that for every £1 invested in the programme in Greenwich, they save £5 in other interventions. Life is much better for those women. I met a number of women who had been involved in the project. That is not to...

Lotteries: Limits on Prize Values — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Henry Bellingham: ...that. We are only talking about a small prize—as I mentioned in my speech, £25,000 is scratchcard territory—and there has to be a bigger incentive or prize at the end of the draw. A prize limit of £1 million would not in any way trespass on the national lottery, which offers life-changing sums. I want to pick up on one point that the Minister made. I absolutely...

Domestic Violence Refuges: Funding — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Melanie Onn: ...who has made the incredibly brave step of seeking safety to then be told that there is nowhere for them to go. As previous speakers have noted, this is not a niche issue. There were more than 1 million recorded cases of domestic violence and abuse last year. Although their record is far from perfect, the Government have recognised the terror that victims of domestic abuse face. They...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Paul Flynn: ...we built barriers between nations, but the European Community built bridges. That is one of the major achievements of my lifetime, along with the health service and the national insurance scheme in the 1940s. Having been to a Rohingya camp three weeks ago, I have seen the ultimate divisions between nations and how propaganda can divide people of different descent. It has divided people of...

Terror Attacks: Government Financial Support — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (6 Dec 2017)

Stephen Barclay: ...to reimburse it for its efforts in respect of the Manchester attack. Unfortunately, some of the health effects will be long term, as I am sure the hon. Gentleman recognises. That is why another £1.6 million will be made available to provide mental health support for those affected. NHS England has also provided £1 million to the NHS London region for 2017-18 to assist the health...

Palestinian Communities: Israeli Demolitions — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (6 Dec 2017)

Fabian Hamilton: ...not, because I have very little time. I hope the hon. Gentleman will forgive me. Figures from the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs show that from January to early October 2017, 349 structures were demolished in the west bank, leaving 542 people displaced. It is not just homes that are being demolished; the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Education has...

South Middlesbrough: Traffic Congestion (6 Dec 2017)

Jesse Norman: ...in its economic and transport aspirations. That is part of the long-term goals we have set ourselves, and it is one that is widely shared across the country, certainly across the north of England. We are investing £13 billion in transport in the north precisely to advance that agenda and to connect the region, so that there can be greater pooling of strength and greater economic...

Youth Employment — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (6 Dec 2017)

Gillian Keegan: ...to spearhead that advance, and we need to lead in the latest industrial revolution. Businesses can rely on world-class centres of education and research, with a strong digital foundation—18% of all global data flows are already hosted in the UK. That is powerful when combined with our nation’s historic foundations of common law and internationally respected institutions, plus...

World AIDS Day 2017 (5 Dec 2017)

Alistair Burt: ..., which has achieved so much over the years. I thank him for advance sight of the questions in his speech. It was much appreciated. We have come a long way since the first ever World AIDS day in 1988. We now have 20 million people with access to potentially life-saving HIV treatment—a big improvement on the year 2000, when less than 1% of those in need had access. We can be very...

City of Culture 2021: Swansea Bid — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Kevin Brennan: ...for Islwyn (Chris Evans) spoke passionately about the influence and impact that Swansea’s becoming city of culture could have on the image of Wales. He is right to emphasise that issue. When I joined Cardiff Council in 1991 we set up a body called Cardiff Marketing and we did some studies of what image of Cardiff and Wales people had. Many people living in London thought Cardiff was...

Tolls on the Mersey Crossings — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Mike Amesbury: ...perceive to be free travel simply because of their postcode. For them, they are subject to a postcode lottery that they did not ask to enter in which the ticket cost is, in many cases, more than £1,000 a year, and they have no choice but to play. Like with other lotteries, they pay to enter only to see somebody else rake in the winnings, but the winner is not a fellow player but a...

Public Sector Pay — [David Hanson in the Chair] (4 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: ...form the backbone of our society and again I join Members in paying tribute to them. We have also had some questions about the reasons for pay policy. It is fair to remind the House that in 2010 we inherited the biggest deficit in our peacetime history. There was an urgent need to get public spending under some control, and that has been a key ingredient in returning our economy to health....

Backbench Business: Deafness and Hearing Loss — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (30 Nov 2017)

Martyn Day: ...that the cap on Access to Work support has disproportionately impacted on those with hearing loss. That point has been well made and I do not need to emphasise it further; the cost-benefit ratio of £1 spent to £1.48 received says it all, in financial terms. Various Members have given their personal stories and accounts, such as the hon. Member for Rochester and Strood (Kelly...

Dark Sky Status (Cornwall) (29 Nov 2017)

David Drew: ...difficult to become so classified. I am pleased that, if I were going to be in Cornwall on Saturday, I would be able to go to Jamaica Inn, which I have visited previously. For the princely sum of £15, I could get a meal and look at the skies both before and after it. As a vegetarian, I have to say that I hope it puts on vegetarian options as well as what seemed to be a carvery,...

Legal Aid — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (29 Nov 2017)

Paul Sweeney: ..., Southgate (Bambos Charalambous) made the point that the whole premise of the so-called reform of legal aid is wrong-headed because it drives cost into the system. We have heard that every £1 that is cut in the legal system is costing £6 in real terms down the line. I was also interested in the points made by the hon. Member for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East...


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