Results 61–80 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

Finance (No. 3) Bill: New Clause 11 — High cost credit lending (4 Jul 2011)

Tracey Crouch: Having listened to the lengthy speech made by the hon. Member for Walthamstow (Stella Creasy) in the Public Bill Committee, and having checked Hansard to find that it was almost identical to the speech that she just made, I congratulate her on raising, yet again, both her profile and the issue of unscrupulous and high-cost lending. As she knows, she has a great deal of cross-party support on...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: New Clause 11 — High cost credit lending (4 Jul 2011)

Tracey Crouch: The hon. Lady obviously did not listen to the Minister’s response to a point made earlier. As he said, a review is currently taking place. The new clause proposes “a review of all taxation measures contained in this Act”. I think that, on this occasion, the hon. Lady is wrong.

Finance (No. 3) Bill: New Clause 11 — High cost credit lending (4 Jul 2011)

Tracey Crouch: My hon. Friend makes a good point. Whether or not the tax goes up following a review—and the hon. Member for Walthamstow will probably say that it will go up—the result will be passed on to the consumer. Organisations such as Citizens Advice recognise that the problem of debt is not confined to the high-cost credit industry. It is also caused by other practices, such as irresponsible...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: New Clause 11 — High cost credit lending (4 Jul 2011)

Tracey Crouch: That is a good point. In fact, what troubles me most is the impact on consumers. As we have been told by Members in all parts of the House, these companies prey on people who are incredibly vulnerable, and we need to ensure that the industry behaves much more responsibly. A response to the Government’s call for evidence on consumer credit is due shortly, and I look forward to the findings...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: New Clause 11 — High cost credit lending (4 Jul 2011)

Tracey Crouch: The total cost of credit involves more than just the high-cost lending industry, but the hon. Lady spent most of her speech talking about individual high-cost credit lending companies such as Wonga. We must find a focus, and the fact is that wider issues of consumer credit are involved. I hope that the review will come up with a solution on which we can all agree. The Government are...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: New Clause 11 — High cost credit lending (4 Jul 2011)

Tracey Crouch: I met the members of Kent savers credit union on Saturday, and look forward to meeting members of the Medway credit union in the autumn. I am a keen supporter of credit unions, and I think that all of us here are responsible for ensuring that our constituents are aware of alternatives such as lending and debt management advice. Citizens advice bureaux also offer a fantastic service. We should...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: New Clause 11 — High cost credit lending (4 Jul 2011)

Tracey Crouch: Will the hon. Gentleman acknowledge that a review is already under way, and that all these issues are being considered as we speak? The new clause would serve only to delay the outcome of that review.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Belarus (19 Jul 2011)

Tracey Crouch: What recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the human rights situation in Belarus.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Belarus (19 Jul 2011)

Tracey Crouch: I thank the Minister for his reply. He will be aware that there has been very little progress in Belarus, with the Lukashenko regime continuing to arrest people who peacefully protest against the Government there. Given the regime’s blatant disregard for calls by international partners such as the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and others to improve civil liberties in...

Global Economy (11 Aug 2011)

Tracey Crouch: Will the Chancellor tell the House whether the UK economy is growing faster than the US economy this year, and if so, why?

Business without Debate — Sittings of the House: Public Disorder (11 Aug 2011)

Tracey Crouch: Social networking has obviously been heavily involved in the organisation of the disruption. However, open social networks such as Twitter have also provided the police, including Kent police, with an opportunity to dispel rumours and myths about where future disturbances will happen. There is more of a problem with closed networks such as BlackBerry Messenger. Will the Home Secretary...

Vat: Topical Questions (6 Sep 2011)

Tracey Crouch: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Vat: Topical Questions (6 Sep 2011)

Tracey Crouch: Many hauliers in my constituency, like ordinary motorists, are concerned about the high price of fuel. Sadly, one Kent haulier went into administration during the recess, blaming diesel prices as a contributing factor. Can the Chancellor assure my constituents that he is listening to concerns expressed by fair fuel campaigners, and that he will do all he can to reduce the burden of high fuel...

Care (Older People) (6 Sep 2011)

Tracey Crouch: Thank you very much, Mr Streeter, for calling me to speak. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for, I believe, the first time, which is an honour. I am grateful for the opportunity to hold this important Adjournment debate on care and services for older people. As part of the younger generation of MPs, I am proud to initiate a debate on a subject that I hope will be of interest...

Care (Older People) (6 Sep 2011)

Tracey Crouch: I am suggesting that we need to look at various ways to fund care in future. I believe that a market exists for this type of care insurance. There are people who can afford to take out such insurance, but they do not necessarily know that there are products out there that could prevent them from having to fall back on the state. For example, they could afford to take out a premium. It may be...

Care (Older People) (6 Sep 2011)

Tracey Crouch: Indeed. This issue is about using resources wisely. However, it is very well discussing how resources are used now, but the problem lies in the future. At the moment, one in six people are over 65, but by 2050 one in four people will be over 65, and resources will only be able to stretch so far. We spend a lot of time—rightly so—talking about financial education for young people, but I am...

Care (Older People) (6 Sep 2011)

Tracey Crouch: That is precisely my point, and I hope that it will be the key theme to emerge from my speech. Homes must provide good-quality care for people who have to go into residential care, but we need to try to keep people in their own home for as long as possible. My late grandmother certainly believed, as do I, that if good-quality services can be provided people will have to rely less on expensive...

Care (Older People) (6 Sep 2011)

Tracey Crouch: We need to improve the services available for different people with different needs as they age. I am vice-chair of the all-party group on dementia, but I decided not to talk specifically about dementia today because I am hoping for a future opportunity to do so. There are, however, some very good services. They are very localised, but often people do not know about them. For example, the...

Care (Older People) (6 Sep 2011)

Tracey Crouch: Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the report by the all-party group on dementia that highlights that issue specifically? Dementia patients are extending their stays on hospital wards because they cannot go straight back to their residential care homes, and it is costing the NHS about £20 billion a year. It is a massive issue. Intermediate provision must be considered more closely to alleviate...


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