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Date Department Forum Title
Tue 08 Sep 2020 Department of Health and Social Care Commons Chamber Excerpts from: Covid-19 Update
Holly Lynch contributed 1 speech (117 words)


Date Title Questioner
8 Sep 2020, 5:13 p.m. Religious Buildings: Sanitation Holly Lynch

Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the March 2020 Budget, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including places of worship as a sector in the Changing Places Fund to build accessible toilet facilities in existing buildings.

Answer (Christopher Pincher)

The Government is determined to see greater provision of Changing Places toilet facilities in new and existing buildings. We will work with the Changing Places Consortium and others to identify those sectors where we most need to accelerate the provision of such facilities and will set out the criteria for funding in due course.

8 Sep 2020, 12:04 p.m. Biometric Residence Permits: Migrant Workers Holly Lynch

Question to the Home Office

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the immigration status is of migrant healthcare workers who are currently without Biometric Residence Permits.

Answer (Kevin Foster)

All migrants granted leave receive written notification of their immigration status and are issued with a biometric residence permit (BRP) as evidence of their immigration status. Migrants who are waiting for a decision on their in-time immigration application are entitled to remain in the country on their current conditions until their application is resolved.


Date Department or MP
19 Sep 2020, 12:35 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Some great news for #SowerbyBridge. ⁦@Calderdale⁩ have secured nearly £2 million from Historic England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zone fund to support high streets to recover after the crisis: Enhancing the historic Sowerby Bridge | News Centre

19 Sep 2020, 10:59 a.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

So sorry to hear of the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Our last #InternationalWomensDay film at @squarechapel was #OnTheBasisOfSex about her incredible life + fight for equality to raise money for the invaluable @WomenCentreCK

19 Sep 2020, 10:07 a.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

This will be a public health disaster which local authorities and charities can ill afford. Beyond reckless from Government. This is exactly the sort of approach yesterday’s PAC report was so critical of.

18 Sep 2020, 7:51 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Please do make every effort to keep yourself and others safe so that we can see a return to normality as soon as is possible. Thank you for your patience. 3/3

18 Sep 2020, 7:50 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Whilst I still believe that the restrictions are a blunt tool and we should focus on other methods of suppressing the virus, we know with certainty that the rate of infections is increasing across the whole of our area. 2/3

18 Sep 2020, 7:49 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

I appreciate that people will be disappointed once again today. I am increasingly worried that the drip-feeding of this incredibly important information through twitter + other channels over the course of Fridays is compounding the confusion + anxiety people are feeling. 1/3

18 Sep 2020, 12:53 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

It’s a shambles every week that serious information about local restrictions is ‘drip fed’ to the public. Detail to follow but restrictions return for the whole of Calderdale. Coronavirus: New restrictions in North West, Midlands + West Yorks

18 Sep 2020, 12:15 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

The cross-party @CommonsPAC report published today is scathing of the Home Office under this Government and their lack of understanding of the impact of #Immigration policies.

17 Sep 2020, 10:39 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

If you were in any doubt that @NickTorfaen will be an outstanding Home Secretary, give this a read.

17 Sep 2020, 2:20 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Hope you and your family are well Amanda #FASD #FasdAwarenessMonth

17 Sep 2020, 10:29 a.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Another online surgery with an @ExcludedUK member this morning. A musician unable to access financial support throughout the virus. 38% of musicians have been unable to access support + when you consider 45% earn less than £20K a year, it’s a worrying time for many.

17 Sep 2020, 10:14 a.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

@VivRivis @JobeDoherty Thanks for your lovely tweet Viv and hope you’re managing to keep well.

17 Sep 2020, 9:39 a.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

What wonderful news! The @squarechapel is an integral part of our town centre and cultural offer and I’m very much looking forward to working with the new owners 🎉

15 Sep 2020, 9:49 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Good to catch-up with the @infostaugs team on Zoom this morning to discuss the support they are providing. Always in awe of the extra mile they go to help people #AmazingTeam 👏🏻

15 Sep 2020, 9:42 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Excellent, detailed work from @leicesterliz on the need for a winter care plan.

15 Sep 2020, 9:12 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

@WeBelong19 Really good to meet with @WeBelong19 to discuss the experiences of your members. Looking forward to working with you on upcoming legislation.

15 Sep 2020, 9:08 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

@zohrah Gosh Zohrah, sending lots of love for a speedy recovery.

15 Sep 2020, 8:25 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

We asked for 24 months at the time, Government said no. #ShortMemories #ProtectTheProtectors

11 Sep 2020, 11:22 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

This is an utterly despicable attack on an emergency worker. Thoughts are with the officer, wishing him all the best for his recovery #ProtectTheProtectors Newquay police officer suffers severe burns in attack.

11 Sep 2020, 9:32 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

It was a pleasure to join the women’s interfaith council this evening to discuss looking after communities and the environment beyond the crisis. So sorry I wasn’t able to stay to hear you speak @yvonneridley but thank you for your lovely tweet.

11 Sep 2020, 7:26 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Further disappointing news this evening. This won’t be forever. Let’s look after each other and stay safe.

10 Sep 2020, 1:06 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Following the humanitarian crisis in Moria, Shadow Home Sec @NickTorfaen has written to Priti Patel calling on her to live up to the expectations of the ‘Dubs Amendment’ for the sake of the children who now have nothing.

10 Sep 2020, 12:49 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Calderdale Council have put together a list of all those who can offer help and support, locally and nationally, with details of some of our wonderful support groups in Calderdale. Please make use of them if you feel it would help:

10 Sep 2020, 12:45 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

It’s #WorldSuicidePreventionDay The @samaritans have some really useful info on their website if you need support or would like support in reaching out to someone else, but a chat can be all it takes to help #ItsOkayToTalk #SmallTalkSavesLives

9 Sep 2020, 8:46 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Decision about local restrictions will be revisited again by the Health Secretary late on Thursday evening. However what we do know, is that like in lots of places, we are experiencing an increase in cases in Calderdale. Please do everything you can to keep yourself + others safe

9 Sep 2020, 8:20 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Disappointed not to have been called to speak on behalf of local businesses in Westminster earlier. Had hoped to focus on both financial + public health support for Taxi drivers, @eurekamuseum + soft play in particular. Will continue to find other ways to raise with Government.

9 Sep 2020, 3:06 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Excellent speech from @TaiwoOwatemi in Labour’s Jobs and Businesses debate. ‘There is no room for stubbornness in a crisis like this.’ Waiting to be called but 59 in the list of 93 speakers demonstrating how many MPs are desperate to take Government to task.

9 Sep 2020, 2:56 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Lissie is truly remarkable and it was an honour to meet her yesterday with Shadow Home Sec @NickTorfaen and Shadow Policing Minister @LabourSJ.

9 Sep 2020, 10:25 a.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Its #EmergencyServicesDay and its never been more important to say thank you to those on the front line for all your brave and dedicated service in order to keep others safe. We won't lose sight of what you need from us in return #ProtectTheProtectors

8 Sep 2020, 9:54 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Louise Haigh demonstrated what responsible, articulate political leadership looked like on an issue that could not be more serious this afternoon, contrasted with a Government who confessed their proposals will ‘break international law’. Absolutely staggering.

8 Sep 2020, 9:43 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Really good to speak this morning to learn more about your work. Thanks also to @safepassageuk this afternoon for our discussion about hopes for the Immigration Bill as it starts Committee stage in the Lords.

8 Sep 2020, 7:10 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

This afternoon I asked the Health Secretary Matt Hancock why Halifax still has local restrictions when local leaders have recommended they be lifted. I'm afraid he was only able to explain that it will be reviewed again on Thursday. WATCH HERE:

8 Sep 2020, 8:26 a.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Really powerful contributions from fire safety shadow Minister @LabourSJ yesterday, but Government did not want to listen, or act.

4 Sep 2020, 8:51 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

A polite reminder to tweets like these; - Labour council has recommended restrictions be lifted - Labour MP has recommended restrictions be lifted - Local experts recommended restrictions be lifted - Conservative Secretary of State says they have to stay Vote how you see fit

4 Sep 2020, 8:01 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Very disappointing news this evening which is not what we were expecting. Government says its working with local leaders but ignores recommendation from me and public health experts.

4 Sep 2020, 5:09 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

This is a really important service which recently launched. Please don’t be afraid to make use of it if you feel it would be beneficial to you.

4 Sep 2020, 12:02 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

@elliejames1997 @jaynehillmorley 100% what Ellie said! X

4 Sep 2020, noon Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Looking forward to this. Thanks for promoting @RoisCavanagh

3 Sep 2020, 2:43 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Good to meet with @lastradeski from @eurekamuseum this morning to discuss the reopening of our much loved National Children’s museum. As a science museum it has been ineligible for most of the support available. I will be asking the Chancellor to meet with them to discuss further

3 Sep 2020, 2:21 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Shadow Home Sec @NickTorfaen called Government to the chamber to answer an urgent question on the lack of both compassion and competence in the Government’s approach to the situation in the Channel and answer a series of Qs, particularly on safe routes and unaccompanied children

2 Sep 2020, 7:54 a.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Good to talk to @RichardStead on @BBCLeeds this morning to discuss the bid local leaders are making once again to Government to move to test + trace + targeted community based work, rather than the additional restrictions still in place for Halifax and other parts of West Yorks.

1 Sep 2020, 7:25 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

Following Liz Forster’s recognition at the @CalderdaleFound awards in November for her outstanding work over 30 years for @OvergateHospice, I’ve nominated her for the #NHSParlyAwards lifetime achievement award. Thanks for all you continue to do Liz.

1 Sep 2020, 5:59 p.m. Holly Lynch (Labour - Halifax)

If you're a taxi driver in Halifax you should have had a letter from me. I'm working with Calderdale Council to see what else can be done to support you and keep you safe. Please take part in the online survey and get in touch if you haven't got the link. Thank you.

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Mon 14 Sep 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote
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Tue 15 Sep 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote
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Wed 16 Sep 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote
2 speeches (1,220 words)

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