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Backbench Business: Child Poverty: London (22 Feb 2018)

Siobhain McDonagh: I love my city. I love my constituency. I was born in it and have always lived in it. It does the Minister no honour to set up an Aunt Sally on work when he knows very well that there is no Labour Member who does not believe in work. We believe that work should pay. For many of the people I meet in my constituency every week, work is not paying. They have nowhere to live. They have problems...

Backbench Business: Refugee Children: Family Reunion in the UK — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (22 Feb 2018)

Hugh Gaffney: I thank all colleagues who attended and spoke this afternoon. The hon. Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy) came in late, but he has made a contribution to this debate. Our obligation to the poorest and most vulnerable in the world was highlighted today in some powerful speeches. We heard some very powerful words, such as “humanity” and “human rights”, and my...

Backbench Business (22 Feb 2018)

Backbench Business

East Midlands Ambulance Service (21 Feb 2018)

Ruth George: I thank all Members who have spoken from both sides of the House for the constructive way in which they have approached the debate and some of the constructive proposals that have been put forward. To the Minister, I say I am keen to look at the 111 service and how we can reduce those 1.3 million calls that come from 111 into the 999 service. I think that would be viewed as very helpful...

Child-to-Parent Violence — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. First, I congratulate the hon. Member for Chesterfield (Toby Perkins) on raising this important issue and on doing so in a very thoughtful way. Obviously, this issue affects him and his family, given his experience of adopting children. I pay tribute to him and to everyone across the country who finds the time and space in their...

Carillion: TUPE — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Eleanor Smith: I welcome the fact that 668 jobs have been saved so far. Nearly 1,000 workers have already been made redundant, however, and 11,800 are still hanging in the balance—we do not know what will happen to them. I welcome the Government’s assurance that they will look into the situation, but I am a little disappointed that they could not assure me of protection for the workers under...

Coventry City Football Club (21 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: As always, Mr Sharma, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Mr Jones) for securing the debate and for the passionate and insightful contributions he and others have made—although I shall breeze over any reference to Coventry’s FA cup success. That aside, I sympathise with the points made by colleagues. They...

Leaving the EU: No-deal Alternatives — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Antoinette Sandbach: I thank all right hon. and hon. Members who have contributed to the debate today. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House has considered alternatives to a no-deal outcome in negotiations with the EU.

NHS Staff: Oxfordshire (20 Feb 2018)

Victoria Prentis: Thank you, Mr Hollobone, and it is a pleasure to take part in the debate. I thank the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon (Layla Moran) for securing it. It is great to see all my fellow Oxfordshire colleagues present today. If I may say so, they have all been great allies in my fight to save acute services at the Horton General Hospital. Talking about recruitment in some detail is...

Social Housing and Regeneration: Earl’s Court and West Kensington (20 Feb 2018)

Andrew Slaughter: I am glad we had a civilised debate, but that does not detract from the fact that what has happened, particularly to the tenants and residents of the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates over the past 10 years, has been an outrage. It would not have been tolerated were this not an area of social housing. Threatening to demolish 750 private homes in the same way simply would not happen. All...

Rail Services: Kettering (20 Feb 2018)

Jo Johnson: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I would like to start by thanking my hon. Friend the Member for Kettering (Mr Hollobone) for securing this debate. I congratulate him on that, and thank the hon. Member for Bedford (Mohammad Yasin) for contributing. It has been a helpful, if somewhat short, debate. I am keen to respond to the questions that my hon. Friend has put...

PACE Trial: People with ME — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (20 Feb 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: It is a great pleasure to serve under your stewardship, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow North West (Carol Monaghan) on securing today’s debate. As she has articulated so beautifully, the situation is clearly very concerning. I know that she has done an enormous amount of work in this area, and has met people, both in her constituency and more widely,...

UK Basketball — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (20 Feb 2018)

Alex Sobel: Because I have little time, I will concentrate on the Minister’s remarks. I thank her for taking on board two of my recommendations, but I want to refer to the conversations I had yesterday with UK Sport. It admitted that basketball had medal potential, but that it would take 12 years. UK Sport initially funded basketball in 2006, but that ceased in 2014. UK Sport did not see through...

Backbench Business: Strengthening Families — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (8 Feb 2018)

Fiona Bruce: I thank all right hon. and hon. Members who have spoken in this debate, and who have stayed the course in our final debate before we break for our recess. That demonstrates the commitment of colleagues to “A Manifesto to Strengthen Families”. I thank the Minister for his response, which showed his personal interest, his genuine concern and his desire to see families strengthened...

Backbench Business (8 Feb 2018)

Backbench Business

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention: A5 Upgrade (7 Feb 2018)

Jesse Norman: It is a delight, possibly a honour, to serve under your chairmanship, Mr McCabe. I start by thanking my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth (David Tredinnick) for this useful, important and timely debate, which ties into a wider pattern of effective and successful lobbying from Members and colleagues from the same area. My hon. Friend will know that this is an important area not merely for...

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention: Credit Cards: Cost Regulation — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (7 Feb 2018)

John Glen: As I was saying, last year the FCA consulted on remedies to tackle persistent credit card debt. It proposed a robust package of remedies to tackle the issues that it identified in the market.

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention (7 Feb 2018)

Alistair Burt: Thank you, Mr Stringer. As a fellow Manchester man, it is as always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. I thank the hon. Member for Rotherham (Sarah Champion) for initiating the debate and all colleagues who spoke. I will not be able to refer to each speech in the manner of the hon. Member for Leeds North East (Fabian Hamilton), who did a remarkable job to cover as much ground as...

Agriculture Gcse (7 Feb 2018)

Anne Milton: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for York Outer (Julian Sturdy) on securing this debate. He spoke passionately and emphasised the need for people—not just young people—to know about careers in all aspects of farming. He also mentioned agri-tech. In my role as Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, I have met a...

European Free Trade Association — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (7 Feb 2018)

Stephen Hammond: I thank the Minister for his response. Like my hon. Friend the Member for Wellingborough (Mr Bone), I of course support the Government’s ambition to have a bespoke deal. Nothing I have set out this morning would in any way prevent that. The Minister, whom I regard as a thoughtful politician, will understand that I am disappointed by his response. Although this Chamber has had the...


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