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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Banks (9 Feb 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to support high street banking for local communities.

Business of the House (8 Dec 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced its latest round of NatWest bank branch closures, which will have a significant impact on my constituency, as well as on the constituencies of many colleagues across the country. Rochester, which is a key commercial town, will be left with only one bank in the centre. This has been a running theme across the country as we have seen the number of bank...

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: I am very pleased to be following my hon. Friend the Member for Charnwood (Edward Argar), who has, as usual, raised lots of very good points. I want to congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Torbay (Kevin Foster) on bringing forward the Bill. I have to confess that this is not an area that I am particularly familiar with. Indeed, like my hon. Friend the Member for Charnwood, I am...

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: My hon. Friend makes a wonderful point. She is absolutely correct. That is the beauty of small community and voluntary radio stations. They have the opportunities, the time and the capacity to deliver interesting programmes that help the particular demographic that they serve. I have definitely seen that in some local radio programmes. Paul Andrews runs Kent Business Bunker Radio and hosts a...

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: Only weeds? [Laughter.]

Personal Independence Payments (28 Feb 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank the Secretary of State for his clarification. Can he assure my constituents who are affected by PIP that the Government are committed to ensuring that PIP assessments are high quality and that people are properly supported throughout the process?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Refugee Support (6 Mar 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: Kent continues to be on the frontline when it comes to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children arriving in the UK, with more than 3,000 arriving each year. Given the interest in the matter across the House, will the Minister outline what steps are being taken to ensure that local authorities across the country are helping counties such as Kent and sharing the burden of these children no matter...

Children and Social Work Bill [Lords]: Education relating to relationships and sex (7 Mar 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: Does my hon. Friend agree that local authorities are already reviewing capacity on a week-by-week basis? That is evident in the number of referrals coming out of London to look after our own British children. Does she accept that local authorities do this every day of the week?

Children and Social Work Bill [Lords]: Education relating to relationships and sex (7 Mar 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: In an immigration debate last year, I asked the right hon. Lady about the capacity of local authorities to come forward to help councils such as Kent to look after the significant numbers of unaccompanied asylum seekers that the council has had to look after over this period. Will she clarify that the point she is making is that there is a will to support children coming from Europe, but an...

Children and Social Work Bill [Lords]: Oversight by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (7 Mar 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: It is a pleasure to speak after my hon. Friend the Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton); with his expertise and knowledge in this area, he has been a great source of information and guidance to me. I was elected two years ago, and I have had great involvement with some of the most vulnerable children in the country, and particularly in my area. When I was a local councillor,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation (13 Mar 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to commission economic research to provide an update on the General Aviation Strategy published in March 2015.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Environment Protection (14 Mar 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to deliver nature-friendly housing developments.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Environment Protection (14 Mar 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to exempt publicly-owned special protection and conservation areas from any future public land disposal.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (14 Mar 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: Since 2010, my constituency has seen 8,800 apprenticeships started across many sectors, and very soon I will be hosting my first apprenticeship fair, bringing together local students and businesses. Will the Minister outline what steps he is taking to encourage more small businesses to engage with apprenticeships and take on more apprentices in places such as my constituency?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2016)

Kelly Tolhurst: Based on an analysis of the crime survey for England and Wales by the Children’s Society, it is estimated that 113 16 and 17-year-old girls in my constituency experienced a sexual offence in the past year. Given the progress made in tackling child sexual exploitation in the last few years, will my right hon. Friend outline whether the Government have plans to strengthen the protection for...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: VAT: Training (17 Mar 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to reduce VAT on flight training and general aviation-related mechanical or engineering education programmes.

Business of the House (30 Mar 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: I have been contacted by a growing number of residents who are concerned about the influx of Travellers and the number of illegal encampments in my constituency. There have been major reports of intimidation and threatening behaviour. I am well aware that there are problems in other parts of the country, but it is disappointing that local authorities and the police lack either capacity or...

Breathing Space Scheme (29 Mar 2017)

Kelly Tolhurst: I beg to move, That this House has considered the Breathing Space scheme to help families in debt. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this afternoon, Mr Turner. I am grateful to have secured my first Westminster Hall debate since my election to the House and I am thankful that so many Members have turned up to support me. As many Members will know, issues of fairness are close...


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