Results 141–160 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

International Women’S Day 2016 (8 Mar 2016)

Angela Crawley: Today we celebrate International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate great women and also to reflect on what more we can do as parliamentarians. It is true that there are more women in Parliament today than ever before, which is primarily why it is incumbent on us to take this opportunity to ensure equality across the board. Women’s rights are human rights, yet when it comes...

International Women’S Day 2016 (8 Mar 2016)

Angela Crawley: Absolutely. I would wholeheartedly welcome an announcement in the Budget next week that the Government will make transitional arrangements for those women. We have heard about the issues of pensions, employment and domestic violence. I recognise the powerful contribution of the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips), which highlighted the fact that too many women lose their life...

International Women’S Day 2016 (8 Mar 2016)

Angela Crawley: Does the hon. Lady agree that flexible working allows parents and carers to look after their loved ones while they continue to work, and that it is imperative that employers take that into account?

Policing and Crime Bill (7 Mar 2016)

Angela Crawley: I welcome the opportunity to speak in today’s debate and share the sentiments of the Secretary of State in recognising the 10-year anniversary of the events in Dunblane. In Scotland, we have seen a record reduction in the number of crimes committed in the past 40 years, and violent crime is down by almost 50%. Crime risk is lower in Scotland than in the rest of the UK and the police...

Backbench Business — Gangs and Serious Youth Violence (3 Mar 2016)

Angela Crawley: I thank the hon. Member for Streatham (Mr Umunna) for securing a debate on such an important subject, one that is rarely debated in this House. The reality is that this problem is not specifically about gangs or young people. It is about violence and how we deal with that violence. Violence has a devastating impact on families, communities and young people. It does not affect young people...

Backbench Business — Gangs and Serious Youth Violence (3 Mar 2016)

Angela Crawley: I thank my hon. Friend for her point. I was intending to come on to Glasgow East later, but the project that took place there in 2008 was a response to the worst instance of gang violence that had ever occurred, which made Scotland, and particularly Glasgow, one of the worst places in western Europe for violence. The more than 600 gang members involved were presented with a choice—to...

Backbench Business — Gangs and Serious Youth Violence (3 Mar 2016)

Angela Crawley: There are a number of projects, but this particular one focused on bringing the young people in, engaging them and providing them with opportunities to go on to further education or training. They continued to be supported throughout that process so that they could reach sustainable employment and other routes outwith the confines of the environment in which they had grown up and themselves...

Women and Equalities: Domestic Violence Services: Funding (25 Feb 2016)

Angela Crawley: The Prime Minister said in January 2014 that he would ratify the Istanbul convention as soon as the UK banned forced marriages. The relevant piece of legislation came into force in June 2014. Will the Minister explain what is now delaying the process?

Disabilities, Poverty and Inequalities — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (24 Feb 2016)

Angela Crawley: Last week, I met employees at the jobcentre in my local area who spoke extensively about their work to support people back into employment. They raised the point that a large percentage of those who present at the jobcentre suffer from mental ill health. Does the Minister accept that these people require a longer period of support to sustain long-term employment? That may cost the Government...

Disabilities, Poverty and Inequalities — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (24 Feb 2016)

Angela Crawley: One of my constituents who experiences disability is unable to read some of the information that is required to make her personal independence payment application and, as a result, relies on the citizens advice bureau to support her. Does the Minister accept that some people require additional support to make their applications, and acknowledge that, rather than penalising people such as my...

[Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Preventing Violence Against Women: Role of Men (4 Feb 2016)

Angela Crawley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I congratulate the Members for bringing forward this important debate, which is the first of its kind, from the Backbench Business Committee. Considering the number of years this place has been dominated by men, it is refreshing that the debate was led by a man. None the less, the fact that domestic violence continues to occur both...

Gender Pricing (2 Feb 2016)

Angela Crawley: Perhaps if we removed gender from children’s toys, we might find that young boys and girls could aspire to whatever careers they chose. It might have a large role to play in that as well.

Gender Pricing (2 Feb 2016)

Angela Crawley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. I congratulate the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Paula Sherriff) on securing the debate. This debate is welcome because, surprisingly, it is the first debate on the topic in any Chamber of this House. However, I suspect that if men were paying the premiums that women are, there would be outrage on the Floor of both Houses, and in...

Gender Pricing (2 Feb 2016)

Angela Crawley: Absolutely. It is something that we have looked at closely in the Women and Equalities Committee. Across Parliaments—in Scotland and the UK—action needs to be taken. There is only so much that Governments can do but we need all companies of all sizes to take serious action to ensure that women are represented at every level of the organisation, and not just to have boardrooms full...

Gender Pricing (2 Feb 2016)

Angela Crawley: Absolutely. The hon. Lady is a mind reader. My point is that sanitary products are not luxuries. Although I appreciate the difficulties that block the way to change with regard to EU legislation, I am sure that the Government can and must do more. Perhaps while the Prime Minister is renegotiating our position in the EU he could pay some attention to the gender inequalities that exist as well....

Gender Pricing (2 Feb 2016)

Angela Crawley: Absolutely, I think it is in everyone’s interest that there is a successful negotiation. I am only sorry that it has taken so long for this conversation to happen at all, to be perfectly honest. As has been cited, research conducted by the Fawcett Society indicates that 85% of the cuts have come at the expense of women. Whether we are talking about the welfare cap or cuts to...

[Graham Stringer in the Chair] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women (1 Feb 2016)

Angela Crawley: Does the hon. Lady agree that we have ultimately failed to take into account the gender pay gap and the inequality between women and men for the many women who have been in low-paid work and have caring responsibilities?

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit and Supported Housing: Prisons and Probation (27 Jan 2016)

Angela Crawley: The question of how prisons cope with offenders safely and securely is incredibly important, so I welcome the opportunity to speak in the debate. The concern that prisons are becoming an increasingly dangerous environment for staff and prisoners must be addressed. On the one hand, we have people with the incredibly tough job of regulating and ensuring the safety of those in prisons and, on...

Safety in Youth Custody — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (20 Jan 2016)

Angela Crawley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Wilson. I congratulate the hon. Member for Bradford South (Judith Cummins) on securing this important debate. Today’s debate was anticipated by the exposure by “Panorama” of the Medway secure training centre earlier this month. The prison abuses it broadcast, which we have discussed today, are shocking and to be...

Women and Equalities: State Pension Age (14 Jan 2016)

Angela Crawley: It is estimated that, with the new threshold to qualify for auto-enrolment set at £10,000, 1.28 million people will miss out on accessing their pension. Does the Minister agree that the Government’s pensions policy negatively impacts women, and will he support the establishment of an independent pensions commission to look at all pensions issues, including investigating the...


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