I want to take my right hon. Friend back to when he mentioned accountability to Parliament and the Select Committee. Could he enlarge on that point? On accountability, what powers would Parliament have to ensure that his proposal was being followed through properly and the rules were being laid down?
Will the Minister consider what more can be done to use and benefit smaller training providers such as Power in Partnership in my constituency? Such providers focus on helping young people who may not be attracted to a classroom-type environment into training and then into apprenticeships. Surely we can do more in this regard.
Will the Minister give way?
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Labour MP for Halton
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Non-departmental Public Bodies
- General Practitioners
- Personal Independence Payment
- Energy: Prices
Currently held offices
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee)
- Member, Defence Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill (4 Mar 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Health) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (28 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Minister for Veterans), Ministry of Defence (3 Dec 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary ( (Minister for Veterans), Ministry of Defence (8 Nov 2007 to 3 Dec 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (28 Jun 2007 to 8 Nov 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Veterans), Ministry of Defence (7 Sep 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport (11 May 2005 to 7 Sep 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools), Department for Education and Skills (17 Dec 2004 to 11 May 2005)
- Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (29 May 2002 to 17 Dec 2004)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 53 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 53 written questions in the last year — above 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 74.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 49 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 79 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Derek Twigg’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 413 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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