HELEN HAYES QUIZZES MINISTERS ON KNIFE CRIME AND FRONTLINE POLICING

Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, has quizzed ministers on knife crime and front line policing in the House of Commons: Helen Hayes (Lab) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to (a) increase frontline police numbers and (b) ensure police have sufficient resources to … Continue reading HELEN HAYES QUIZZES MINISTERS ON KNIFE CRIME AND FRONTLINE POLICING

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QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: CLIMATE CHANGE / CARBON EMISSIONS

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has in place to support (a) countries increasingly affected by extreme weather linked to climate change and (b) refugees displaced by the effects of climate change. Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: CLIMATE CHANGE / CARBON EMISSIONS

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: DARK MONEY / PLACES AT PREFERRED SCHOOLS

DARK MONEY Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood What assessment he has made of the effect of dark money on (a) transparency and (b) influence in UK politics. Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Assistant Whip We have a robust legal framework for money in elections, to ensure that elections are free and … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: DARK MONEY / PLACES AT PREFERRED SCHOOLS

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: SEXUAL OFFENCES PROSECUTIONS / COMPENSATION

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to improve evidence gathering and ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service receives actionable evidence in cases of historic childhood sexual abuse. Victoria AtkinsThe Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women We recognise the need for … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: SEXUAL OFFENCES PROSECUTIONS / COMPENSATION

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: GREATER LONDON HOMELESSNESS / FEMALE OFFENDERS

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to reduce homelessness in London. Heather WheelerParliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) This Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping, which is why we have now committed over £1.2 billion to … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: GREATER LONDON HOMELESSNESS / FEMALE OFFENDERS

MP INTRODUCES BILL ON DEFINITION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING “In a wider political environment characterised by a lack of trust in politics, our planning system is part of the problem”

Helen Hayes (centre) at Southwark council's 'Fizz Free' launch MP Helen Hayes has introduced a bill in the House of Commons to define affordable  housing in relation to household incomes. The bill, which would also amend the law relating to land valuation and compensation, is set to get its second reading on Friday March 22nd … Continue reading MP INTRODUCES BILL ON DEFINITION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING “In a wider political environment characterised by a lack of trust in politics, our planning system is part of the problem”

AFFORDABLE HOUSING: HELEN HAYES SPEECH IN FULL

Planning (Affordable Housing and Land Compensation) Helen Hayes I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to define affordable housing in relation to household incomes; to amend the law relating to land valuation and compensation; and for connected purposes. Our post-war planning system is a framework for managing change in … Continue reading AFFORDABLE HOUSING: HELEN HAYES SPEECH IN FULL

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: NHS LONG-TERM PLAN AND DEMENTIA

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long-Term Plan, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) patients with dementia and (b) family carers of patients with dementia. Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: NHS LONG-TERM PLAN AND DEMENTIA

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: SOFT DRINKS INDUSTRY LEVY / AIR POLLUTION / SCHOOL STREETS / LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will ensure that under the comprehensive spending review at least the same level of revenue from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy is allocated to (a) the continuation of the healthy pupils capital fund and (b) other schemes for … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: SOFT DRINKS INDUSTRY LEVY / AIR POLLUTION / SCHOOL STREETS / LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: BREXIT – AND THE PRICE OF A POSTAGE STAMP “IF WE LEAVE THE EU”

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood The Prime Minister previously committed to a meaningful vote on her Brexit deal but had to be forced by the courts to hold it. She then committed to that meaningful vote in December, but pulled it at the last minute. When her deal fell to the worst Government … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: BREXIT – AND THE PRICE OF A POSTAGE STAMP “IF WE LEAVE THE EU”