To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effect of domestic violence on children.
Is my hon. Friend concerned, as I am, that the Minister seems to be asking our side what the cost would be? One might assume that, if the Government were considering this clause, they would have done the assessment themselves, with the Department’s backup and resources, which are unlike those we have as an Opposition party.
Will the Minister be more specific about the impact? I understand the reasons for flexibility, but does that not require the scheme to carry more surplus in case it underperforms? He said the pension will be valued regularly, but what does that mean and how often will it have to be valued?
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Labour MP for St Helens North
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Trade and Industry
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Combat Clothing
- Local Government Finance
- West Coast Main Line
- Middle East
Currently held offices
- Member, House of Commons Governance Committee
- Member, Administration Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 18 Jun 2012)
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Jul 2012)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (12 May 2010 to 1 Jun 2010)
- Member, Finance & Services Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
- Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (11 May 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- PPS (Rt Hon John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (to 11 Apr 2005)
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.53% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 123 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.
(a) Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) (Registered 9 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: C/O Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, 6 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EQ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, in-country transport, accommodation and meals with a total value of £10,567.37.
Destination of visit: Hong Kong
Date of visit: 25-31 May 2014
Purpose of visit: All Party Parliamentary China Group delegation to understand more about the political and economic environment in Hong Kong and the progress towards universal suffrage and to engage with and support bids by British business.
(Registered 24 June 2014, updated 30 June 2014)
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