Results 161–180 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

Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (22 Apr 2013)

Tracey Crouch: I rise briefly to offer some cross-party support for the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West (Tom Greatrex) and the concerns he has raised. I am not anti-gambling; in fact, I like more than a regular flutter, normally on the horses, not the football—I have much better sense than that. However, I have concerns about the proliferation not just of betting shops, but of the number of...

Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Amendment): Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house (23 Apr 2013)

Tracey Crouch: Can the Minister confirm that places such as conservation areas and areas of outstanding natural beauty will be exempt from this, and that the usual article 4 route will still be available where there are particular concerns—about flooding or run-off, for instance?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Ex-service Personnel (21 May 2013)

Tracey Crouch: The Minister, sadly, missed out on an excellent visit that the Secretary of State paid to my constituency recently, when he met offenders who were on the Royal British Legion Industries scheme; they had been through the criminal justice system and are now in work. Although it is essential that a cross-departmental approach is taken to help ex-service personnel re-integrate into society to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (21 May 2013)

Tracey Crouch: Will the Secretary of State update the House on progress towards criminalising squatting in commercial premises?

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day] — Badger Cull (5 Jun 2013)

Tracey Crouch: When I spoke in a previous debate on this issue, I was one of few Conservative Members who stood up, spoke, and then voted against the culling of badgers. I was surrounded by colleagues who profoundly disagreed with me, some of whom have barely spoken to me since. It was one of the most daunting experiences in my short time here. Today feels like groundhog day, although this time it has come...

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (10 Jun 2013)

Tracey Crouch: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Clwyd South (Susan Elan Jones). I recognise some of the points she raised, and her point about police commissioners and the so-called “independence tag” is one to which I am rather sympathetic. This has been a wide-ranging and interesting debate thus far. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger) for her...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Hospital Mortality Rates (16 Jul 2013)

Tracey Crouch: To complete the Medway Maritime hat trick, may I say I am very disappointed to hear from the Secretary of State that the hospital has gone into special measures? I have been assured that Sir Bruce Keogh’s recommendations are already being implemented, but will the Secretary of State say in what time frame he, and more importantly my constituents, should expect to see significant...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Alcohol Strategy Consultation (17 Jul 2013)

Tracey Crouch: Two people are admitted to hospital every minute as a result of alcohol, half of all crime is alcohol related and alcohol misuse costs England £22 billion a year. Canada has already implemented a form of minimum unit pricing for alcohol, and scientific studies show that minimum pricing has a clear and positive impact on reducing alcohol-related deaths. Does not that show that today’s...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill (3 Sep 2013)

Tracey Crouch: As a proud former lobbyist, both in-house and in consultancy—indeed, I learned my trade in the same firm in which Mr Speaker himself had worked—I fully appreciate the value that the industry brings to inform and educate Members of Parliament, often on very technical issues. Having worked for many charities and voluntary organisations, too, I recognise their concerns about this Bill, so...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Nuisance Calls (5 Sep 2013)

Tracey Crouch: A constituent of mine was receiving nuisance silent calls. He rang his ISP, which said that it could not help. He rang the Telephone Preference Service, which said that it does not police silent calls. He then rang Ofcom, which told him that it could not do anything and that he should change his number. Is the problem not that no single authority is responsible for dealing with nuisance calls?

Backbench Business — High-cost Credit (5 Sep 2013)

Tracey Crouch: It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Sheffield Central (Paul Blomfield). I was proud to support his Bill and am sorry that it will not make its way through Parliament. I hope that the Government are listening carefully to the cross-party support that it is getting and will take forward some of the sensible measures proposed in it. I also congratulate the hon. Member for Islwyn...

Backbench Business — High-cost Credit (5 Sep 2013)

Tracey Crouch: I agree with the hon. Lady. To be perfectly honest, I was stupid. I learned a lesson. It took me seven years to pay back my debt. I learned that lesson thanks to the bank. I got to the stage of hiding from the bills and not going out. I was in a miserable place, and—the hon. Member for Islwyn will be pleased to hear this—Lloyds TSB took me aside and said, “Your credit rating is...

Backbench Business — High-cost Credit (5 Sep 2013)

Tracey Crouch: I agree with my hon. Friend—I will talk about debt advice later in my speech. We have heard a lot about charges for people who go into unauthorised bank overdrafts. I was recently charged for going into my authorised overdraft, which I found incredibly shocking. I did not know the bank could do that, but it did. The charge was the equivalent of taking out a £100 loan from Wonga for five...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Clause 1 — Prohibition on consultant lobbying unless registered (9 Sep 2013)

Tracey Crouch: This has been a fascinating debate, and I shall not repeat the points that have already been made by my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Torridge and West Devon (Mr Cox) and other colleagues across the Committee. I want to bring some of my own experience to the Chamber. Fundamentally, what is wrong with this part of the Bill is that it does not reflect any kind of understanding of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Clause 1 — Prohibition on consultant lobbying unless registered (9 Sep 2013)

Tracey Crouch: I do not wish to be rude, but I think that that shows a real lack of understanding about the lobbying industry. A significant proportion of what lobbyists do does not relate to Ministers or permanent secretaries. In the entire 10 years for which I worked in the industry, I do not think that I once either arranged or attended a meeting with a permanent secretary. With great respect to current...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Clause 1 — Prohibition on consultant lobbying unless registered (9 Sep 2013)

Tracey Crouch: I quite agree, so it is not surprising that I did not meet a permanent secretary in any capacity during my lobbying days. It was not my job to advise them on how they ran their Department; it was my job to try to influence opinions and the legislative process with civil servants at a lower level, particularly on the very technical issues that typically arose in the insurance industry. It is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Clause 1 — Prohibition on consultant lobbying unless registered (9 Sep 2013)

Tracey Crouch: I feel as if I am being rude to my Back-Bench colleagues, but yet again I think that that demonstrates a lack of understanding about the lobbying industry. Only very rarely would a lobbying company or consultancy have a direct meeting with a Member of Parliament or Minister. Such companies are the facilitators of meetings for their clients, who quite often happen to be big companies. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Clause 1 — Prohibition on consultant lobbying unless registered (9 Sep 2013)

Tracey Crouch: I agree entirely with the principle to which my hon. Friend refers, but as it happens, we had tax experts in Aviva and we were able to use them. We did not need to employ accountancy firms, but we did on occasion need to employ experts from law firms. The problem with this part of the Bill is that it does not extend to that. We need to be clear that lobbying must be transparent and there...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Clause 1 — Prohibition on consultant lobbying unless registered (9 Sep 2013)

Tracey Crouch: I am sure that my hon. Friend is aware that the Association of Professional Political Consultants itself accepts the amendments that would replace “consultant lobbyist” with “professional lobbyist”.

Access to Mental Health Services: Clause 26 — Meaning of “controlled expenditure” (10 Sep 2013)

Tracey Crouch: The Electoral Commission has described the provisions of part 2 as making major changes that will widen the range of activities that are regulated if they are carried out for election purposes. Does the hon. Gentleman share my concern that the measure could impact on newspapers’ ability to endorse either or both political parties and individual candidates, and thus impact on freedom of the...


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