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Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Clause 13 - Local authority adoption functions: joint arrangements (2 Jul 2015)

Caroline Nokes: I commend the hon. Gentleman for the work that he has done, through various all-party groups, for looked-after children or children in the care system. He will have listened to evidence from care leavers as a member of the Education Committee in the previous Parliament. Does he agree that it is not simply children currently in care who need a voice, but those who have recently left it?

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Caroline Nokes: I have a question for Mr Timpson about special guardianship orders. Concerns have been raised with me by adopters that the bar is set lower for members of family to take care of their extended family’s children. Will that be under review or will the Bill include anything on that?

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Caroline Nokes: I wanted to pick up on something that Dr Homden said, with which I will not disagree. She referred to looking at road transport as the means of establishing a hub. Presumably you have already given consideration to island regions where road transport is not possible, Dr Homden?

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Caroline Nokes: We heard from the last panel—apologies, but this is again directed at Zoe—that geography is important when it comes to multi-academy trusts and that the region had an impact. It was easier to manage academies if they were in close proximity to each other. From your experience, what do you think there is by way of capacity in your area, were a number of the primary and secondary schools to...

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Caroline Nokes: I have a question on teacher recruitment specifically for Sir Daniel, but I am sure that others will want to chip in. Do you think that academies and multi-academy trusts find it easier to recruit good teachers and leaders?

Public Bill Committee: Control of Horses Bill: Clause 1 - Powers of local authorities in England to detain horses (8 Jan 2015)

Caroline Nokes: On that point, and not referring to road users, I have seen animals roaming free in children’s play areas in Southampton. For young children and their families that can be incredibly frightening and, indeed, dangerous.

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: New Clause 9 - Private hire vehicles: circumstances in which driver’s licence required (25 Mar 2014)

Caroline Nokes: I want to draw to the Minister’s attention a recent case in Southampton in which a group of taxi drivers were convicted for violent offences. Will the Minister reassure me that any changes to the licensing period will not in any way hamper local authorities from reconsidering licences at an earlier point?

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Schedule 17 - Legislation no longer of practical use (18 Mar 2014)

Caroline Nokes: I welcome the introduction of compulsory microchipping for dogs, but I have an element of scepticism about this. Since about 2009 it has been compulsory to microchip horses, yet there is no comprehensive database on which details of all horses in the country can be found, and the passport system for horses can be described only as a failure. I hope that the regime for dogs will be a success.

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Clause 40 - Sale of liqueur confectionery to children under 16: abolition of offence (13 Mar 2014)

Caroline Nokes: I would like to reinforce the view that if there is one thing that will guarantee to make a child spit out a chocolate as quickly as possible, it is to make sure that it is a liqueur one.

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Clause 1 - Health and safety at work: general duty of self-employed persons (27 Feb 2014)

Caroline Nokes: The hon. Lady makes an interesting point. The use of chemical hair dyes carries a significant risk and we have seen recent press coverage about people who have died from an allergic reaction to them. Does she agree, however, that most responsible hairdressers carry out a patch test before they consider putting dye on people’s hair?

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Clause 1 - Health and safety at work: general duty of self-employed persons (27 Feb 2014)

Caroline Nokes: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way again. I probably should declare an interest—although I will cover up my roots frantically. There is a significant problem not with hairdressing but with hairdressing products. Potent dyes can easily be bought over the counter in most chemists so people can dye not only their own hair but other people’s hair. We are in something of a minefield here,...

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Examination of Witnesses (25 Feb 2014)

Caroline Nokes: I am following on from that point on consultation. One of the frustrations that local communities often have is not that consultations in themselves necessarily take a long time, but that any information and results fed back can come a long time after that. I take it from Mr Raynes’s comment that we could see this measure as something of a positive if it was able to streamline and bring...

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Examination of Witness (25 Feb 2014)

Caroline Nokes: The 2012 independent review on apprenticeships by Doug Richard put a big emphasis on the need for Government to improve the quality of apprenticeships and to make them particularly focused on the needs of employers. Do you think that there is any danger that the specific needs of the apprenticeships themselves might be lost in that?

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Examination of Witness (25 Feb 2014)

Caroline Nokes: I now have a question on a completely different aspect, drawing on an example that I wish I could say was still in my constituency, but sadly is not. The Ford Motor Co. offers very good apprenticeship schemes all over the country, but I was particularly thinking that they could be found in both Dagenham and Wales. Do you think that the differential between the Welsh system and the English...

Public Bill Committee: Children and Families Bill: New Clause 59 - Arrangements to support child witnesses (25 Apr 2013)

Caroline Nokes: I concur with absolutely everything the hon. Lady has said, and I wish to add something on this specific point. I think we all accept that children who are victims of this sort of abuse are vulnerable in themselves. Has she given any additional consideration as part of her new clause to those children who might have become victims because they have special educational needs, and to their...

Public Bill Committee: Children and Families Bill: New Clause 25 - Children and young people temporarily unable to attend mainstream school (25 Apr 2013)

Caroline Nokes: Does the hon. Lady agree that in the 21st century, bullying does not take place only in school and that children may be at risk from bullies in their own bedroom? In the worst cases, they do not even feel safe at home.

Public Bill Committee: Children and Families Bill: Clause 48 - Personal budgets (16 Apr 2013)

Caroline Nokes: I am particularly pleased to hear the Minister use the term “one-stop shop”, because one of the enormous barriers for families is that there seem to be too many agencies and too many people that they have to enrol with. Given that he says that the point will be set out clearly in regulations, and that there will be pathfinder projects, I am happy to beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Public Bill Committee: Children and Families Bill: Clause 48 - Personal budgets (16 Apr 2013)

Caroline Nokes: I beg to move amendment 223, in clause 48, page 34, line 39, at end insert— ‘(k) a local authority must offer the support of a dedicated key worker to a child or young person for whom it prepares a personal budget.’. I confess, Mr Chope, that I was not expecting the amendment to come under this clause, and I do not have with me the piece of paper that tells me what the amendment is...

Public Bill Committee: Children and Families Bill: Clause 43 - Schools and other institutions named in EHC plan: duty to admit (16 Apr 2013)

Caroline Nokes: I welcome the Minister’s comments about the way in which EHC plans will be tailored specifically to the needs of individual young people. New clause 7 was tabled in my name and that of my hon. Friend the Member for New Forest East, who, as the Minister mentioned, has raised this issue many times. He has been largely provoked by an excellent organisation in the New Forest called...


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