Results 81–100 of 1476 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Louise Haigh

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Louise Haigh: Could the Minister confirm what the net change in investment in early intervention has been since the Conservatives came to power?

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Louise Haigh: I beg to move, That this House has considered austerity and changes in life expectancy. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. Life expectancy is the statistical analysis of that most basic feature of health, life itself. Through these linear annals, since the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign, the health and wellbeing of this nation have been catalogued. Life...

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Louise Haigh: I could not agree more with my hon. Friend. She makes an important point, because it is exactly those post-industrial towns and regions that were invested in so heavily under the last Labour Government and have seen a fall in life expectancy over the last seven years. Regional and class inequalities in health, as we know, are nothing new, but there is a more distinct change now taking place....

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Louise Haigh: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. It has particularly hit older women, and I will come on to that disproportionate impact shortly. Something is adversely affecting the health of our population, and as my hon. Friend has just said, none of it is happening in a vacuum. The observation is unavoidable that these patterns coincide with the era of austerity. It is simply inconceivable that the...

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Louise Haigh: I am glad that my hon. Friend raises that important point, because I am not able to address all the factors behind declining life expectancy. The British Medical Association raised that point this week, saying it is very concerned about the 5 million children growing up in poverty and the implications that that will have in the future on life expectancy.

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Louise Haigh: My right hon. Friend is absolutely right: these are long-term issues, which need addressing. They are all the more heartbreaking because we have seen decades of progress, and we all assumed that that would only go in one direction; little did any of us imagine that we would see a rise in infant mortality in the sixth-richest country in the world. These figures are, quite frankly, inexcusable....

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Policing of Gangs (16 Apr 2018)

Louise Haigh: The serious violence strategy made no reference at all to falling police numbers, but we have the document that was put together by Home Office officials, which clearly says that rises in serious violence are “likely to be facilitated by…a shift in police resources meaning less proactive policing…and falls in arrests/charges relating to serious violence”. So will the Minister explain...

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: Will the Minister give way?

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: I beg to move, That this House asserts that the loss of 21,000 police officers, 18,000 police staff and 6,800 police community support officers since 2010 in addition to the reduction in the number of armed officers has damaged community safety and public security; is concerned that central government funding to local police forces will fall in real terms for the eighth consecutive year in...

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: My hon. Friend is absolutely right, and the report from Her Majesty’s inspectorate of constabulary makes that clear. Not only have we lost officers, but thousands of emergency calls are waiting in queues, with not enough officers to respond. Some victims facing an emergency get no response at all. Police have yet to assess the risk posed by over 3,300 individuals on the sex offender...

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: If the hon. Gentleman read Labour’s manifesto, he would see that we committed to funding 10,000 neighbourhood officers by reversing the cuts to capital gains tax. That was laid out in our manifesto and forms part of the motion before the House, which we will have a welcome opportunity to vote on.

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: Absolutely. If the Government were in opposition they would be crying bloody murder, because there is not only an economic but a human cost to the enormous rise in crime that we have seen as a result of their cuts in police funding.

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Small businesses are facing huge costs thanks to the cuts in police numbers. Many shoplifting offences are not prosecuted, and often police officers do not attend at all. The same applies to residential burglaries and many other crimes. Offenders are going scot-free because the police simply do not have the resources to attend. Since the Tories came to...

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: Neighbourhood policing is the bedrock of our policing system, and it has been the greatest loss following the police cuts of the last eight years. I shall say more about that shortly. Between 2010 and 2015, cuts in policing amounted to £2.3 billion. At least in those days the Government used to admit that they were making cuts. Between 2015 and 2017, funding for local forces fell by a...

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: In their announcement on police funding, the Government attempted to claim to the public that they were making £450 million available. That is not the case. They are asking people to pay more in tax, and we are asking them to be clear about that. They are forcing local ratepayers to pay more for a lesser service because they are making real-terms cuts in police funding. As I have said,...

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: That is absolutely right. While the Government have cut police funding to unprecedented levels, the demands on our police have also been unprecedented. Some 83% of calls to command and control centres are not crime related: they relate to vulnerabilities and mental health issues—as well as physical health issues, because the ambulance service is not able to attend. And they relate to...

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: Absolutely. It is a trick of the Government to blame PCCs for cuts made to policing in their communities; PCCs can only play the hand they have been dealt by Westminster. The choices of the Mayor of London, who receives 70% of his budget from central Government, are few and far between. As I said, neighbourhood policing is the absolute bedrock of the model of policing in this country. It is...

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. The increased pressure from far right and Islamist terrorism on the police is crippling our local forces. Although the Government have put some money into counter-terrorism, the demand that that then puts on local forces has simply not been covered by the Government’s police settlement. Mark Rowley, the outgoing head of counter-terrorism operations, told...

Business of the House (22 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: The Leader of the House’s response on police funding was disappointing. The Prime Minister and the Home Office have repeatedly made it clear that £450 million will be made available from the Government, which is why the UK Statistics Authority ruled that they would lead the public to believe that. Not a single penny is being made available from central Government. The Leader of the House...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Mar 2018)

Louise Haigh: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. It does particularly relate to today’s session because police funding was referenced by the Prime Minister today. You may have seen that the UK Statistics Authority issued a statement yesterday reprimanding the Prime Minister, the Leader of the House and the Home Office for making statements that “could have led the public to conclude incorrectly that...


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