Results 1–20 of 2000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Tracey Crouch

Tackling Poverty in the UK (10 Jun 2010)

Tracey Crouch: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to make my maiden speech during this very important debate on poverty. I congratulate the hon. Member for Aberdeen South (Miss Begg) on her election as Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, and I congratulate all other hon. Members who have made their maiden speech in this debate. May I also take the opportunity to congratulate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Unemployed Disabled People (Welfare Support) (14 Jun 2010)

Tracey Crouch: What his policy is on the provision of support for people who are unable to work as a result of a disability.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Unemployed Disabled People (Welfare Support) (14 Jun 2010)

Tracey Crouch: I thank the Minister for her reply. Royal British Legion Industries, based in my constituency, provides an important service to people with disabilities. Will the Minister assure the House that the Government will use the expertise of such organisations to help people with disabilities get back to work?

Business of the House: Banking Reform (17 Jun 2010)

Tracey Crouch: I welcome the Minister's statement on these much-needed reforms. Will he tell the House how the reforms set out today will affect the insurance sector, which shares the same regulatory regime as the banks but clearly operates very differently?

[Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] — Supporting Carers (1 Jul 2010)

Tracey Crouch: This is not my maiden speech, but it is the first time that I have spoken in Westminster Hall and under your chairmanship, Mr Benton, and it is an honour to be doing so in this debate. I want to speak briefly to signal my interest in the important issue of supporting carers. I am not an expert, a carer or a mother, and my parents are, thankfully, still physically and mentally well, so I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Academy Status (12 Jul 2010)

Tracey Crouch: How many expressions of interest in academy status his Department has received from schools in the Kent and Medway local authority area.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Academy Status (12 Jul 2010)

Tracey Crouch: I thank the Minister for his reply, and I am sure that he will be reassured to hear that many of the head teachers I have spoken to are genuinely very enthusiastic about the programme. The Minister will be aware that many of the schools in Kent and Medway that have expressed an interest are grammar schools. Can he assure the House that if they were to become academies they would retain their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Counter-terrorism and Security Powers (13 Jul 2010)

Tracey Crouch: Under the previous Government, a photographer from Medway was arrested in Chatham high street under section 44 stop-and-search powers, and he and fellow photographers from Medway will welcome today's announcement from the Home Secretary. Will she assure the House that any future revision of anti-terror legislation will strike the right balance between protecting the public and safeguarding...

Business of the House (15 Jul 2010)

Tracey Crouch: We recently had an excellent debate in Westminster Hall on supporting carers, but sadly had time only to touch on the important issue of dementia. Given that one in three people will die from dementia, will the Leader of the House consider holding a debate specifically on supporting the social care and welfare of those suffering from it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance (19 Jul 2010)

Tracey Crouch: There are 21,000 carers in Medway. They do an invaluable job which is often unrecognised, but the benefits system remains incredibly complex, and many are unaware of their entitlements. What plans has the Minister to simplify the system to make it more accessible to them?

Business of the House (9 Sep 2010)

Tracey Crouch: During the recess, BBC South East reported on bogus charity collectors operating in my constituency. Given the growing, serious and organised nature of this crime, which deprives charities of millions of pounds a year, may I draw the Leader of House's attention to early-day motion 689? [That this House condemns the activities of fraudulent charity clothing bag collectors who abuse the...

Apprenticeships and Skills (Public Procurement Contracts): Equitable Life (Payments) Bill (14 Sep 2010)

Tracey Crouch: As requested, I shall keep my contribution short. First, I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Congleton (Fiona Bruce) on her excellent maiden speech, which was made during an extremely important debate for her and other Members' constituents. I have listened to the debate with considerable interest and should say at the very outset that I congratulate the Minister, who has done more...

Apprenticeships and Skills (Public Procurement Contracts): Equitable Life (Payments) Bill (14 Sep 2010)

Tracey Crouch: If my hon. Friend does not mind, I shall press on, as time is short. Those victims put their faith in a financial institution to look after their money and in a regulatory system to protect it, but both failed them and they now face a very different retirement from what they had planned. I have always felt that there was an assumption that every person who had invested in Equitable Life was...

Maidstone Hospital (Maternity Services) (14 Sep 2010)

Tracey Crouch: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Maidstone and The Weald (Mrs Grant) on securing this important debate, and I thank her for allowing me to take up some of her valuable time to make a few points. Although she has led on this issue, it significantly affects my constituents, too. For expectant mothers in Aylesford, Larkfield, Ditton, Snodland, and the three villages of Burham,...

Bill Presented: Draft EU Budget 2011 (13 Oct 2010)

Tracey Crouch: I want to begin my short contribution by stating firmly that I am not anti-European. Much to the horror of many of my colleagues, I am also not a member of the "Better Off Out" campaign. I hasten to add, before my hon. Friends have a heart attack, that I am also not an overt pro-European. I simply recognise that our membership of the EU needs to work in our national interest and provide value...

Bogus Charity Bag Collections (13 Oct 2010)

Tracey Crouch: It is an honour and a pleasure, Mr Gray, to be speaking on this important issue under your chairmanship. This is not the first time that bogus charity collections have been raised in this Chamber. In February 2007, the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) held an Adjournment debate on the matter; the then Minister, charitable organisations and consumers wholeheartedly welcomed...

Bogus Charity Bag Collections (13 Oct 2010)

Tracey Crouch: My hon. Friend makes a good point. Furthermore, we could consider a register of reputable door-to-door collectors to provide the donor with easy access to trustworthy information. Transparency is extremely important to combating the problem, and we need to work with the charity industry and the legitimate private companies that operate under contract with those charities, to ensure that it exists.

Bogus Charity Bag Collections (13 Oct 2010)

Tracey Crouch: The hon. Lady should be congratulated on, and recognised for, all the hard work that she has done on this issue over the past three or four years; her debate in 2007 certainly started the process of increasing awareness. The fact remains that there is no communication across all the agencies and regulators involved. She raises a good point, which I hope the Minister will take on board. The...

Bogus Charity Bag Collections (13 Oct 2010)

Tracey Crouch: I thank the Minister for what he has outlined, but I dispute whether it is difficult to detect the people in question. Quite often they clearly state where they will be, and at what time. It is misleading or misguided to think that it is difficult to catch them and find evidence. It is often very easy to catch the perpetrators in the act. I feel that sometimes it is not a question of catching...

Business of the House: Welfare Reform (11 Nov 2010)

Tracey Crouch: Unfortunately, there has been much scaremongering about the impact of welfare reform on those who are disabled or who have mental health conditions. Will the Secretary of State assure the House that the most vulnerable members of society will still get the support that they need?

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