My hon. Friend will be aware of the statistics from the Big Help project in Knowsley, which covers her constituency and mine: 23% of those who receive vouchers to go to the food bank are in work—in other words, the working poor. Even more alarmingly, 45% of the vouchers issued involve children.
My hon. Friend has already answered the question that I was going to ask, but I will make my point anyway. I am sure he agrees that there is no comparison between the barbaric acts that are being committed by members of ISIS and what was done by the freedom fighters in South Africa.
My point in illustrating those categories is that the hope is that the conditions attached to the return would point individuals in the direction of prevention or some form of surveillance, as the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) accepted might be necessary. I was interested in those two things coming together.
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Labour MP for Knowsley
Entered House of Commons on 13 November 1986 — unknown
Also represented Knowsley North and Sefton East; Knowsley North
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Topics of interest
- Lord Chancellor
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Tram and Light Rail Schemes
- Social Rented Housing
Currently held offices
- Member, Finance and Services Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (15 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Chairman, Armed Forces Bill Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (13 Jun 2006 to 23 May 2008)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 31 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 69.39% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 751 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,640 total including flights £2,350, hotels £900, meals £250 and transportation £140
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 19-26 October 2014
Purpose of visit: to foster good relations between the UK and Taiwan; to learn more about Taiwan, in particular their transportation (including high speed railways), national health system and policy concerning relations with mainland China.
(Registered 6 November 2014)
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