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Cost of Living Increases: Pensioners (21 Mar 2022)

Jon Ashworth: ...the privilege of travelling the country, and I have heard the most desperate stories from our elderly citizens and retirees trying to cope with the devastating cost of living crisis they face. In Swindon, a woman in her late 60s told me that she now never uses the oven and instead lives off sandwiches and cold meals to avoid the bills associated with switching on the cooker. I met a man...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Finance (21 Mar 2022)

Robin Walker: ...the final decision. To note, the table below represents what was approved. Actual amounts transferred may differ. Local Authority Name Amount as a % of the schools block Amount £ Decision Swindon 0.12% £191,100 Rejected West Sussex 0.50% £2,500,000 Rejected Oxfordshire 0.50% £2,000,000 Rejected Surrey 0.50% £3,400,000 Rejected Cheshire East 0.50%...

South East Strategic Reservoir Option (16 Mar 2022)

Layla Moran: the largest walled reservoir in the UK and hold 150 megatonnes of water, with a footprint of seven square kilometres—that is ever so slightly smaller than Abingdon itself. The entire city of Swindon—by which I mean every person, car and house—weighs five times less than the water that would be contained in the reservoir. Its concrete walls would be between 15 and 25 metres...

Private Rented Sector Housing: Welsh Local Authorities (15 Mar 2022)

Ruth Jones: mention that Jane Mudd has been instrumental, alongside my hon. Friend the Member for Newport East, in work on the western gateway, developing links across Wales and further afield—as far as Swindon and Reading—to make sure that we have the business infrastructure in place. That will be really important. Newport City Council does a brilliant job. It works with local people, local...

Institutes of Technology (Royal Charter) (8 Mar 2022)

Robert Buckland: ...competition, 12 wave 1 IOTs were established, supported by £170 million of capital grant funding to invest in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. My hon. Friend the Member for North Swindon (Justin Tomlinson) and I pushed the Department for Education hard for Swindon to be selected, and we were delighted when Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology was announced as part of...

Ukraine: Urgent Refugee Applications (8 Mar 2022)

Felicity Buchan: ...are still in Ukraine, where there are existing biometric records. I urge my hon. Friend the Minister to look further at the ideas proposed by my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for South Swindon (Sir Robert Buckland) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Vale of Glamorgan (Alun Cairns), to see whether we can find electronic solutions?

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill: Clause 1 - Overview (7 Mar 2022)

Iain Duncan Smith: .... It would be the responsibility of individuals to know who those nominees were and to declare them They could not defend themselves. What my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for South Swindon (Sir Robert Buckland) suggested might be a better way of doing this, but my point is that my amendment would nevertheless address it.

Welsh Affairs (3 Mar 2022)

Simon Hart: ...about the Mersey Dee Alliance. That can be just as easily extended to mid Wales and its relationship with the west midlands as it can to south and west Wales and their relationship to Gloucester, Swindon, London, the south-west of England and beyond, as represented by the Western Gateway. I quickly turn to the comments of the hon. Member for Cardiff West (Kevin Brennan), who seems to have...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: After Clause 2 - Required life sentence for manslaughter of emergency worker (28 Feb 2022)

Tom Pursglove: ...appreciation to my hon. Friends the Member for Louth and Horncastle (Victoria Atkins) and for Croydon South (Chris Philp) as well as to my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for South Swindon (Sir Robert Buckland) for all their work in getting us to this stage. Lords amendment 1 agreed to. Lords amendment 58 disagreed to.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Clause 7 - Duties to collaborate and plan to prevent and reduce serious violence (28 Feb 2022)

Richard Graham: purely one of law and what will be most effective. Everything that my right hon. Friend the Minister has said in answer to my neighbour, my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for South Swindon (Sir Robert Buckland), is extremely relevant. Does my right hon. Friend recognise that some police forces, such as my own—Gloucestershire constabulary—are recording data on this and...

Ukraine (24 Feb 2022)

Kevan Jones: ...that he has announced today, but can he give an assurance that the sanctions targeting individuals will also target relatives and connected parties? The right hon. and learned Member for South Swindon (Sir Robert Buckland) mentioned the economic crime Bill; there is also the review of the Official Secrets Act and a foreign registration Act. Why can we not bring them forward and do them...

Backbench Business: Christians and Religious Minorities: India (24 Feb 2022)

Kemi Badenoch: ...), and to my right hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Theresa Villiers), the hon. Member for Coventry North West (Taiwo Owatemi), my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for South Swindon (Sir Robert Buckland) and my hon. Friends the Members for Bolton North East (Mark Logan) and for Congleton (Fiona Bruce) for their contributions. We heard many passionate views on all...

Backbench Business: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (24 Feb 2022)

Jim Shannon: I wanted to put that on the record because the Minister is right. A recent headline said: “Swindon man with Down’s syndrome gets scaffolding apprenticeship”. There is an example of what can happen if you put your mind to it.

Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [Lords]: Schedule 3 - Judicial offices (22 Feb 2022)

Simon Clarke: pleased have enjoyed cross-party support. I extend my thanks in particular to my right hon. Friend the Member for Newark (Robert Jenrick), my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for South Swindon (Sir Robert Buckland), my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Sir Robert Neill), the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn (Tulip Siddiq), the right hon. Member for...

Ukraine (22 Feb 2022)

Toby Perkins: I come back to the questions asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield South East (Mr Betts) and the right hon. and learned Member for South Swindon (Sir Robert Buckland). The Prime Minister has been resolute about how wrong President Putin is in the actions he has taken, but it feels as though the message President Putin will be hearing from us is that the incursions that have gone...

Backbench Business: Access to NHS Dentistry — [Clive Efford in the Chair] (10 Feb 2022)

Wera Hobhouse: ...the NHS. The current crisis will not improve unless we make it viable for dentists to provide NHS treatments and make NHS dentistry a place where people want to work. Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG has lost 9% of its NHS dentists in the last year alone—the highest proportion in the south-west and over twice as high as the national average. Dentists in my...

Special Educational Needs and Children’s Mental Health Services — [Yvonne Fovargue in the Chair] (9 Feb 2022)

Laura Farris: ...child. They cannot do anything about it. One Member present today shone the light on what I am trying to achieve with the debate, and that was my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for South Swindon (Sir Robert Buckland). When he was Justice Secretary, he had a direct interest in neurodiversity, and he was appalled by the correlation between neurodiversity and autism, and the prison...

Economic Update (3 Feb 2022)

Robert Buckland: Thousands of families in Swindon and millions of households across the country will welcome the immediate help on council tax that the Chancellor has announced today in his welcome statement. Does he agree that the cod analysis we heard from the hon. Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves) about the energy market in Europe is demonstrable evidence of the paucity of the Labour party’s...

British Sign Language Bill (28 Jan 2022)

Chloe Smith: ...BSL usage. I also acknowledge the wider work across Government to benefit BSL users, including the expansion of jury service, as noted by my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for South Swindon (Sir Robert Buckland). I am very much looking forward to the development of a British Sign Language GCSE, which has been mentioned several times. Let me end on a personal note. As many...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dentistry: Bath (28 Jan 2022)

Maria Caulfield: ...of National Health Service dentists is held at clinical commissioning group (CCG) level. In the ending 31 March 2021, 405 dentists had delivered NHS activity in NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG.

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