Results 21–40 of 55 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Rosie Duffield

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Rosie Duffield: I shall do, thank you; that will be interesting. I suggest that access to legal aid and information on accessing it should be made much more readily available, so that disabled people can challenge employers and potential employers on inadequate access arrangements. According to observations of the report on article 13, regarding rights to justice, the UK must: “Provide free or...

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Rosie Duffield: Absolutely. I have heard from my own constituents about the assumption that they have access to a computer, and many people use public libraries for that service. On top of all of that—as if existing barriers to disabled people maintaining sustainable income and accessing information and help were not already high enough—the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities...

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Rosie Duffield: What the hon. Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford) said sounds fantastic—really good news. However, in my constituency, the lack of jobcentres—they have closed recently—severely impacts on the sort of access that I am talking about. It would be great if that did not happen. The Centre for Welfare Reform found that austerity has been targeted at disabled people nine times more...

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Rosie Duffield: I thank the hon. Gentleman for raising that point, but the cap is still quite low and it is difficult for people to get beyond that. It sounds too simple to say that problems with PIP assessments cause poverty, but it is true. Those statistics bear witness to that fact. The trauma caused by the PIP assessment process and the ramifications of losing welfare provision are even more infuriating,...

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Rosie Duffield: I thank the hon. Lady for her point, but as my colleagues are saying, people often give up on the process because it is simply too distressing and stressful. I have not heard any success cases in my surgery. People are really distressed by this.

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Rosie Duffield: I have heard of similar waiting times, too. It is really distressing and adds to all the trauma that has been going on. I will give an example: Julius Holgate, who is a double leg amputee, won an appeal. The Department for Work and Pensions told him that he was fit to work because he could “climb stairs with his arms.” Because he lost his benefits, Julius resorted to selling his...

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Rosie Duffield: We all know that in real terms that is not the case, because the cost of living is constantly rising. I do not hear from my constituents who struggle to pay the bills that their lives are any easier—in fact, the opposite is true. We have to disagree on that one. Since the committee’s investigation in October 2015, further measures have been introduced that have or will have...

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

Rosie Duffield: Despite having two towns, the majority of my beautiful constituency is rural, meaning that my constituents are increasingly on the receiving end of rural crime. Nationally, fly-tipping has increased by 7%, becoming something of an epidemic in rural areas. In 2016, agricultural vehicle theft cost farmers and others working in rural industry £5.4 million. It is likely that that increased...

Royal Assent: NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation (23 May 2018)

Rosie Duffield: A few weeks ago, my local NHS trust in east Kent announced that more than 1,000 employees—more than 800 Serco employees and more than 200 NHS employees—working in cleaning, catering, estates and facilities will now be employed by an arm’s length management organisation. Most of us in this House will be familiar with ALMOs, but for those watching, listening and reading about...

Royal Assent: NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation (23 May 2018)

Rosie Duffield: Absolutely. I was just about to speak about Unison, which is my union. Leading unions have called the move in my local NHS trust—the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust—a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” and fear, with good reason, that workers’ conditions, including pay, will be eroded. I know many of those workers personally and they include...

Royal Assent: NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation (23 May 2018)

Rosie Duffield: I agree that services started to be cut under a Labour Government, but they have got so much worse that our hospital is now underused, unusable and unrecognisable. Madam Deputy Speaker, you will hear the same thing repeatedly from my concerned Labour colleagues this afternoon. The impact of austerity on our health service has been truly dreadful. Trusts are beginning to look to PFIs to keep...

Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill (16 Mar 2018)

Rosie Duffield: I just want to thank the hon. Gentleman for mentioning my fantastic constituency and all the wonderful refugee charities that are there.

Bills Presented: Vote 100 and International Women’s Day (8 Mar 2018)

Rosie Duffield: I am delighted and proud to be making my debut at this Dispatch Box to close this debate on behalf of Her Majesty’s Opposition. We have heard today about how we have record female employment in this country, but, as the Secretary of State rightly said, this is not just about getting in—it is about getting on. I could not agree more, which is why I am so pleased to see...

Bills Presented: Vote 100 and International Women’s Day (8 Mar 2018)

Rosie Duffield: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention. I know that she is also an ambassador for that campaign. I would not be in this place without the encouragement of Frances and the #AskHerToStand campaign, which encourages women from all walks of life to stand for local politics and positions of leadership in all sorts of areas. We know that there is just not enough representation, as she said....

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: LGBT Awareness (29 Jan 2018)

Rosie Duffield: What steps his Department is taking to ensure that all schools teach awareness of LGBT issues in an age-appropriate manner.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: LGBT Awareness (29 Jan 2018)

Rosie Duffield: Can the Minister provide detail of how schools will be assessed to ensure that they are providing LGBT-inclusive relationship and sex education lessons, and what benchmark will be used to measure this?

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Rosie Duffield: I think most of us here in the House entered politics to help to ease the suffering of others. We represent our individual constituencies, but as elected representatives of the United Kingdom, we have a wider duty too. It is that sense of wider duty that makes me speak today. I back the motion tabled by my great colleagues, calling upon the Government to stop turning their back on the...

Parole Board: Transparency and Victim Support: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill (19 Jan 2018)

Rosie Duffield: This is such an important issue, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Westminster North (Ms Buck) on securing the debate and on all her tireless work on this issue over the past two years. I wish I could say that all homes in my constituency were fit for human habitation. I would love to be able to say that, but unfortunately I cannot. Sometimes, social housing provided for and...

Parole Board: Transparency and Victim Support: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill (19 Jan 2018)

Rosie Duffield: I absolutely acknowledge that. That is disgraceful. Some of the providers in Kent are failing the public, but this is bigger than Kent; this is a national shame. As we have heard from the hon. Member for Taunton Deane (Rebecca Pow), local authorities cannot enforce the housing health and safety rating system—the HHSRS—against themselves, and social tenants can often do very...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: War Widows (15 Jan 2018)

Rosie Duffield: If he will reinstate the war widows’ pension for widows who were required to surrender that pension due to remarriage or cohabitation.


<< < 1 2 3 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.