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Results 61–80 of 500 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Carolyn Harris

Electrical Products: Online Sales (9 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: Yes. It terrifies me when I see second-hand shops selling electrical goods that we do not know the provenance of. That brings me on to a really important point about Whirlpool. The Government say that they take issues of consumer safety very seriously, and recently took unprecedented action on unsafe tumble dryers. Overnight, Whirlpool issued a 21-page list of 650—or thereabouts—recalled...

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I regularly visit Ty Olwen, a fantastic hospice in my constituency, which is staffed by the most wonderful clinicians and volunteers. Ty Olwen is a beautiful, peaceful haven, providing dignified, loving and intensive palliative care for patients, as well as comfort for their loved ones. I am full of admiration for the work they do and the care they give, but sometimes that may not be the...

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I entirely agree with my hon. Friend, and we have to make sure that the right safeguards are in place. A few years ago, I met a woman who had recently travelled to Switzerland with her terminally ill husband to end his life. She supported his decision to end his suffering on his own terms, and she watched the man she loved die a peaceful, respectable and comfortable death. She then returned...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (4 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I welcome this week’s announcement from the big five gambling companies that they will pay towards treatment in acknowledgement of the harm that they have caused, but given the industry’s track record, I am sceptical about their reliability. Will the Minister please look at a “polluter pays” mandatory levy?

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 3) Bill: Dangerous Drugs (3 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: We will not oppose this statutory instrument. In fact, we welcome the proposed amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Revising the generic definition of synthetic cannabinoids will mean that compounds never intended to be controlled will no longer be controlled, while those most likely to be misused and cause harm will be. That said, we must ensure that neither this change to drug policy...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Jul 2019)

Carolyn Harris: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. If you will indulge me, may I please take a brief moment to thank everyone involved with the introduction of the children’s funeral fund? Since 2016, I have been asking the Government to introduce a fund to assist bereaved parents during their darkest hour and financially support them in funding a funeral. I have at times been impatient. I have at times been...

Modern Slavery Act: Independent Review (19 Jun 2019)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main, and I congratulate the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field) on securing this important debate. I thank all those who have spoken so eloquently today. I welcome the independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and its robust and detailed recommendations, and I congratulate all those involved in producing the report....

Modern Slavery Act: Independent Review (19 Jun 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I will answer by saying simply that it is a work in progress. In 2015 there were 17,000 fewer police officers in England and Wales than there were in 2010, and regardless of the way that is spun, it will have an impact on helping victims of modern slavery. We can get closer to eradicating this heinous crime if there is a properly resourced, co-ordinated approach by companies, politicians and...

Church Representation and Ministers Measure: Children and Young Persons (18 Jun 2019)

Carolyn Harris: We will not oppose this statutory instrument today; we actually welcome its introduction. We must ensure that serious crimes, such as child abuse, trafficking and rape, are not dealt with by out-of-court disposal orders—community resolutions—as those do not appear on basic DBS checks and so are not flagged up on applications to work with some of our most vulnerable people. If we are...

Recall of Tumble Dryers (17 Jun 2019)

Carolyn Harris: The recall has been far too long coming. As soon as Whirlpool became aware of the problem, it should have acted immediately and recalled every affected machine. As it is, it has sat back and waited years, and consumer safety has been at risk, with the Government finally stepping in last week. The public are rightly terrified of the danger that could be sitting in their homes. People who...

Domestic Abuse and Homelessness — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (12 Jun 2019)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. The link between being a victim of domestic abuse and homelessness is undeniable, and the draft Domestic Abuse Bill will be an opportunity to change that. Currently, one person can end a dual tenancy, which means a victim can effectively be left homeless. Does my hon. Friend...

Women and Equalities: Women entering Custody (12 Jun 2019)

Carolyn Harris: As a welcome reform of probation services is ongoing, now is the time to look at how we can improve delivery of these services. Will the Minister commit to looking at making specialist gendered support such as women’s centres, female drug rehabilitation clinics and women’s refuges mandatory as part of the probation services across the country?

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Carolyn Harris: It would be very remiss of me not to mention my predecessor, Siân James, whose early life as a miner’s wife was immortalised on the big screen in the movie “Pride”. It was with Siân that I visited the Gleision mine in September 2011 and looked into the faces of the women who prayed that their men would be returned to them safely. Unfortunately, they were not. Miners have always...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (10 Jun 2019)

Carolyn Harris: The Government’s call for evidence on violence and abuse towards shop staff is welcome. However, research by the Charity Retail Association shows that more than a quarter of charity shops are reporting an increase in incidents of violence or verbal abuse against their volunteers. Will the Minister commit to ensuring that retail volunteers are included in the review and that they, too, will...

Petition - Nnamani Family, Glasgow: Funeral Plans: Regulation (5 Jun 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I thank the hon. Gentleman for introducing the debate on a subject that is close to my heart. I met him, the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) and other Members attending this debate to form a working party, and we intend to consider how we support the Government in looking at environmental funerals, funeral plans and the social fund. While I welcome the Government’s announcement,...

Marriage and Civil Partnership: Minimum Age — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (15 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I welcome the Minister to his place and congratulate the hon. Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham) on securing this important debate. I thank Members for their valuable contributions today. The hon. Member for Mid Derbyshire argued for raising the minimum age for marriage and civil partnerships, which I will respond to, but...

Marriage and Civil Partnership: Minimum Age — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (15 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: I do not disagree with the right hon. Gentleman; I was making the case that they were eligible to join the Army at 16. Couples can fall out of love at any age; I do not believe that age plays any part in how their future develops. If this debate was about protecting people from forced marriage, I would 100% agree with the hon. Member for Mid Derbyshire, and if it was about thousands and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Policing (15 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: What assessment the Government have made of the effect of changes to the policing budget since 2015 on the operational effectiveness of Welsh police forces.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Policing (15 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: South Wales police are dealing with nearly 50% of all crimes reported in Wales in an environment of increased domestic violence, knife crime, serious crime and terrorism. Meanwhile, they face a greatly reduced budget and the loss of nearly 1,000 staff. South Wales police are doing a good job; when will the Government give them the resources and the support they need?

Medical Aesthetics Industry: Regulation (14 May 2019)

Carolyn Harris: East.

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