Results 181–200 of 233 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Angela Crawley

Houses of Parliament (Family-friendliness) — [Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (10 Nov 2015)

Angela Crawley: I recognise the right hon. Gentleman’s comments, but I do not need a lecture on the geography of this country and how difficult it is for Members from rural and urban communities to get here.

Houses of Parliament (Family-friendliness) — [Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (10 Nov 2015)

Angela Crawley: I will continue. The right hon. Gentleman’s attitude only reaffirms the need for this debate. To be clear, this is not about questioning the commitment of female Members—or, indeed, any Members—to their jobs. When will this place begin to advocate a greater emphasis on shared parenting or consider additional caring responsibilities? My colleagues on the Women and Equalities...

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): Clause 11 — Scope to modify the Scotland Act 1998 (9 Nov 2015)

Angela Crawley: Does my hon. Friend agree with me and the Equality and Human Rights Commission that devolving power over all equalities to the Scottish Parliament will enable it to legislate to give people an ability to do things that they have never had before?

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): Clause 11 — Scope to modify the Scotland Act 1998 (9 Nov 2015)

Angela Crawley: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): Clause 11 — Scope to modify the Scotland Act 1998 (9 Nov 2015)

Angela Crawley: As was made clear in Committee, the Scottish Government have made it clear in no uncertain terms that there are no planned changes to the legislation. On that basis, does the Secretary of State agree that Labour Members undermine their colleagues in the Scottish Parliament by intimating that they cannot legislate on their own matters?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Smith Commission (4 Nov 2015)

Angela Crawley: What assessment he has made of progress in meeting the recommendations of the Smith commission; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Smith Commission (4 Nov 2015)

Angela Crawley: The Smith commission identified that Scotland’s budget should be no larger or smaller simply as a result of the initial transfer of new powers and recommended that the Scottish and UK Governments work together to agree a fiscal and funding framework for Scotland. Will the Secretary of State reassure my constituents that that framework will be in place to accompany the devolution of...

Maternity Discrimination (3 Nov 2015)

Angela Crawley: I appreciate the Minister’s point about large employers, but the vast majority of people work for smaller companies with fewer than 250 employees. Has she considered that those people will be equally affected?

Maternity Discrimination (3 Nov 2015)

Angela Crawley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East (Stuart C. McDonald) on securing this important debate, which allows us to highlight the issues faced by pregnant women in the workplace. Legislation has been in place for more than 40 years to protect women from unfair dismissal because of...

Young Jobseekers (27 Oct 2015)

Angela Crawley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. I congratulate the hon. Member for Norwich North (Chloe Smith) on securing such an important debate. For any young person who is able to work to be out of a job is tragic. It is tragic for the individual who finds themselves unable to get on in life. It is tragic for their family who have to support and motivate them. It is tragic...

Young Jobseekers (27 Oct 2015)

Angela Crawley: I agree, but when considering whether economic development throughout Scotland is crippling the life chances of young people, we should contrast some of the constituencies represented in this Chamber with some of the constituencies in Scotland, where young people’s life chances are far more limited. I invite the hon. Gentleman to my constituency to see for himself that many young people...

Black History Month — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (21 Oct 2015)

Angela Crawley: Does the Minister agree that the media have a responsibility to portray black and minority ethnic members of the community effectively and responsibly? That is all too often not the case.

Black History Month — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (21 Oct 2015)

Angela Crawley: I beg to move, That this House has considered Black History Month. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Buck. It is important that the House recognises Black History Month. I do not intend to take up too much time today, because I am conscious that other speakers will have far more to contribute. Marking the month of October as Black History Month is a long-standing tradition...

Black History Month — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (21 Oct 2015)

Angela Crawley: Absolutely, and I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that statement. The focus in the UK is on celebrating the contributions of all minority ethnic people in this country. Black History Month in the UK includes the history of African, Caribbean, middle eastern and Asian people. However, the sacrifices, contributions and achievements of those people are often mired in racism, inequality and...

Black History Month — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (21 Oct 2015)

Angela Crawley: I am sure the Scottish National party will be keen to promote all forms of equality across the board. We believe people should achieve their full potential, regardless of their gender, race or sexuality. We are proud to be a party that promotes that. However, we still have a long way to go, and the House has a long way to go before it represents British society. There is a huge commitment to...

Black History Month — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (21 Oct 2015)

Angela Crawley: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his question. As the spokesperson for equalities, women and children, I absolutely promote positive discrimination where necessary. However, such mechanisms alone do not tackle those problems. The barriers people face within their lives that prevent them from entering a political party or from aspiring to something greater are something we need to tackle...

Women and Equalities: Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination (15 Oct 2015)

Angela Crawley: Unlawful maternity and pregnancy discrimination is now more common in Britain’s workplaces than ever before. One in nine women are forced out of their jobs as a result of discrimination in the workplace. In July 2013 the UK Government introduced employment tribunal fees of up to £1,200, amounting to a barrier for women and a charter for rogue employers. What action is the Minister...

Bills Presented: Immigration Bill (13 Oct 2015)

Angela Crawley: I rise to urge Members across the Chamber to reject giving the Immigration Bill a Second Reading. The reason for that is simple: this is one of the most draconian pieces of legislation proposed by this Government to date. If this Bill is allowed to pass, it will close off support currently available to failed asylum seekers. If this legislation is brought into law, it will place additional...

Child Poverty — [Mr Gerald Howarth in the Chair] (15 Sep 2015)

Angela Crawley: I welcome the opportunity to contribute to today’s debate under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth, and to raise the concerns of many of my constituents. Let me say first that this Government’s approach to child poverty goes against everything for which I stand. Plans to repeal the majority of the provisions of the Child Poverty Act 2010 demonstrates a blatant lack of understanding of...

Child Poverty — [Mr Gerald Howarth in the Chair] (15 Sep 2015)

Angela Crawley: Cuts to tax credits for families with more than two children will make some of the poorest families even poorer. Some 21% of UK families in receipt of tax credits have three or more children. Who are this Government to tell any family how many children it can have and say what price should be put on a child’s head? Furthermore, the proposal to eliminate the term “child...


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