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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Suffolk) (5 Nov 2019)

Sandy Martin: May I, Mr Speaker, add my congratulations to those already given in respect of your elevation, both metaphorically and physically, to the speakership? Suffolk has a greater than average number of special educational needs and disability assessment cases going to tribunal; poor communication between providers and with parents; a lack of specialist placements; an inadequate resource in the...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Suffolk) (5 Nov 2019)

Sandy Martin: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely correct; he has put his finger right on the main point. Two days ago, in response to the news that I had secured this debate, I received an email from a distressed parent. She says: “My son has been out of school for 3 years in December. He was signed off by our consultant paediatrician as medically unfit for mainstream school. He has an Education & Health...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Suffolk) (5 Nov 2019)

Sandy Martin: I thank the hon. Gentleman and agree that underlying all of this is a lack of resource, but I think the problem is not the formula, but the overall lack of resource. I have met parents whose child had been placed in another county hundreds of miles away. I have met parents whose child is taken to school every day, but then regularly leaves the premises without any sort of supervision to...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Pollution (31 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for making me feel welcome in the short time I have been here so far. After “The Blue Planet” and other television programmes, after the in-depth investigations by Friends of the Earth and others, after the mass campaigning by schoolchildren all over the world to prevent plastics in our oceans and after the verdict against a major British company for exporting...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Beverage Containers: Recycling (31 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the impact assessment entitled, Introducing a deposit return scheme on beverage containers, included an assessment of the changes proposed to the waste regime which were included in the strategy entitled Our waste, our resources: a strategy for England published on 18 December 2018.

Grenfell Tower Inquiry (30 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: I thank the right hon. Lady for giving way. Does she not accept that, while phase 2 will need to deal with these more difficult issues, there are hundreds and hundreds of families still living in conditions that are completely unacceptable because actions have not been taken? These actions could be taken prior to phase 2 coming forward. For instance, in St Francis Tower in my own...

Grenfell Tower Inquiry (30 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: rose—

Grenfell Tower Inquiry (30 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: I was going to make exactly the same point as my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield South East (Mr Betts).

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Beverage Containers: Recycling (30 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the potential annual (a) costs and (b) savings accruing to local authority finances of a deposit return scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Beverage Containers: Recycling (30 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she had made of the implications for her policies of the Impact Assessment entitled, Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme on beverage containers, published on 15 February 2019.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Disposal (29 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to inform local authorities of changes to the financing of waste collection as a result of the policies in Our waste, our resources: a strategy for England published on 18 December 2018.

Environment Bill (28 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: Members have made many excellent speeches. Unfortunately, time has been far too short for everybody to say everything they wanted, but I want to highlight a few of the points that were made. The hon. Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish) questioned how the Office for Environmental Protection would hold the Government or other public bodies to account, and that sentiment was shared by...

Plastic Food and Drink Packaging — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (24 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. I was delighted to read this report, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish) and his Select Committee on its production. It is wide-ranging, insightful, accessible, level-headed and challenging —all in just 41 pages of actual text. I actually enjoyed reading it; I apologise to any Members who...

Plastic Food and Drink Packaging — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (24 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: I absolutely agree. Far too much of the discourse about waste and the environment has been couched in terms that sound as though they are intended to make people feel guilty. We do not need to make people feel guilty; we need to put in place the regimes that enable them to do the right thing. I very much welcome the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy)...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Franchises (23 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to extend the provisions of the Bus Services Act 2017 in respect of franchising bus services to local transport authorities other than Combined Authorities.

Written Answers — Attorney General: Fraud: Prosecutions (22 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: To ask the Attorney General what steps his Office is taking to prosecute alleged frauds involving multiple persons who cannot afford to bring civil cases against the alleged perpetrators.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: First Group: Bus Services (21 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with First Group UK on (a) the provision of bus transport in the UK and (b) their plans for the divestment of their UK bus division.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (21 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the merits of (a) splitting Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust into separate trusts and (b) retaining that Trust as a single trust.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Charities and Community Interest Companies: Finance (21 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that (a) charities and (b) community interest companies that have contracts with local authorities have an adequate level of unrestricted funding to continue to fulfill their core functions.


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