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Backbench Business: Road Safety (Schools) — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (13 Sep 2018)

Stephen Twigg: I thank the Minister for his comprehensive, thoughtful and reflective response. In particular, I am grateful for his comment that he will treat what I said during the debate as an input into the safety review. I will ensure that additional information is available from the Bobby Colleran Trust, Liverpool City Council and Merseyside police to assist in those efforts. I thank colleagues from...

Backbench Business: Deaf Children’s Services — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (13 Sep 2018)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am very grateful for and appreciate the responses from the Front Benchers. I hope that when the Minister has the opportunity to meet the NDCS in October, he will have good news for it. I have been somewhat encouraged by some of his responses to the questions that I have asked today, but he has heard appeals from everybody who has spoken. He knows the pressures that have been described, and...

Backbench Business (13 Sep 2018)

Backbench Business

Historic Battlefields (12 Sep 2018)

Chris Skidmore: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth (David Tredinnick), who has been incredibly gracious in allowing me to have this debate on what could be considered a constituency matter. We have spoken about it, and it is obviously also a matter of national significance. I am grateful for his permission to speak today. I also thank the hon. Members for Strangford (Jim Shannon), for Plymouth,...

Criminal Justice System: Veterans — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon) for securing the debate and for her typically thoughtful speech on an important issue. I am sorry that we have so little time today for it. I also pay tribute to all those who serve, or who have served, in Her Majesty’s armed forces, and to the families that support them. The British armed forces are the best in the world; it is...

Colombia Peace Process — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: I am grateful to all hon. Members. There is clear concern across all political parties that the peace process should not now founder, and we want justice for all the people of Colombia. I am enormously grateful, as I think is the hon. Member for Glasgow North (Patrick Grady), to Louise Winstanley, who organised our trip to Colombia—although she is a very hard taskmaster, because we...

Shale Gas Exploration: Planning Permission (12 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth, and to see so many engaged colleagues in the Chamber. I remain grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for North East Derbyshire (Lee Rowley), whom I have met on many occasions to discuss at length his facts versus other facts. I will continue to engage with all Members; as they know, my door is always open to discuss any issue...

High Speed 2 — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Bill Cash: I am sorry to have to say it, but I am wholly unconvinced by the Government’s reply. That is not surprising, as I put forward a case that, coincidentally, is on the same lines as the opinion poll published today. That shows that 60% of all voters in the UK are against the proposal in one shape or form. That is a pretty significant poll. The whole question of relative costs, compared...

Funeral Poverty: Economic Justice Commission (11 Sep 2018)

Liam Byrne: A vote is imminent, so I shall be brief. I am not entirely convinced that the Minister has read the report. She did not say much about what she had learned or what she disagreed with; we heard a defence of everything in the Government’s platform. I do not think that the British public want an economic policy that is a nudge here and a nudge there. I think that they are looking for a...

Funeral Poverty: Trans-Pennine Rail Travel and Delays — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (11 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I start by thanking Members who have already contributed and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) on securing the debate, which covers an important and timely topic. As he said, it has filled his postbag over the summer and I am sure it has contributed to the work of other hon....

Funeral Poverty (11 Sep 2018)

Emma Lewell-Buck: I thank all right hon. and hon. Members for taking part and for their thoughtful contributions. It is unusual to have members of four different parties all asking for the same thing. I thank the Minister, and I welcome his tone and his openness towards moving forward, but I am a little disappointed because it would not have been difficult to guess what I would be asking for today and it would...

Universal Credit (Liverpool) (11 Sep 2018)

Guy Opperman: I congratulate the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton (Dan Carden) on securing today’s debate. I apologise to the House that the Minister for Employment is not able to be here, so I am deputising on his behalf. We are introducing universal credit at a time when record numbers of people are in work and unemployment is at its lowest rate in more than 40 years. Since 2010, 1,000 jobs a day...

Bahrain — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Sep 2018)

Alistair Burt: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms McDonagh. I am grateful to the hon. Member for Hammersmith (Andy Slaughter) for securing the debate. I know that he and other colleagues across the House take a keen interest in developments in Bahrain, and I recognise the strength of feeling that was expressed about human rights. I will try to respond to many of the points that were...

Vote Leave Campaign: Electoral Law — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (10 Sep 2018)

Daniel Zeichner: On behalf of the Petitions Committee I thank all Members who made contributions today. It has been a civilised debate. The Minister reflected that the turnout in the Chamber was a decent one, but I have to say that I expected rather more Members—in fact, I expected a rank of Vote Leave supporters on the Government Benches to explain and defend their actions. I quite understand why they...

Children in Need: Adulthood (6 Sep 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Ms Buck. I congratulate the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Steve McCabe) on securing this important debate. He takes a keen interest in the subject in his valuable role as chair of the all-party parliamentary group for looked-after children and care leavers. I echo the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) in saying that this is...

Integrated Care — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (6 Sep 2018)

Sarah Wollaston: I thank the Minister and other Members who contributed to the debate. They spoke passionately and reminded us why this matters, particularly to patients. Everything will be judged by whether integration delivers a better service for patients and those around them. I look forward to meeting the Minister and to his appearing again before our Committee—there are a number of areas in which...

Backbench Business (6 Sep 2018)

Backbench Business

Care Crisis Review (5 Sep 2018)

Lucy Allan: I thank all Members who have contributed to this extremely important debate. I value in particular the reminder from the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) that these children are not statistics; these children are our children. I know that everyone present shares that view. I am grateful and glad that the Minister will meet the Family Rights Group tomorrow. That is excellent news. The...

Suicide: Coroners’ Courts — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (5 Sep 2018)

Edward Argar: I congratulate the hon. Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) on securing this debate on such an important, complex and sensitive issue. I am grateful for her passionate and thoughtful views. Her erudite speech highlighted, if my recollection is correct, not only her distinguished time as a parliamentarian but her previous career as a distinguished solicitor, as was evident from her...

Organised Crime: Young People’s Safety — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (5 Sep 2018)

Lyn Brown: Thank you, Mr Evans, and thank you to the Minister for sitting down and giving me the opportunity to wind up quickly. It has been a superb debate. Every Member who has spoken today has brought something special and unique. They are passionate about their communities and about keeping them safe. All the contributions have been excellent. I thank the Minister for his response. I do not often...


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