If he will take steps to ensure that the views of local people are given priority in planning decisions on large-scale housing projects.
We need new homes in North East Derbyshire. The issue is that local people want to have a say in where those houses go, but their opinions and the decisions of the local planning authority are being overruled by the Government’s planning inspector. This is the opposite of localism, so what is the Minister doing to make sure that local people’s concerns are not being ignored?
We read in TheGuardian—it must be true—that the Secretary of State is considering charging for appeals against DWP decisions. If someone has their benefits stopped, with what money are they supposed to pay to get justice?
More of Natascha Engel's recent appearances
Labour MP for North East Derbyshire
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Communities and Local Government
- Dental Services: Standards
- Children: Maintenance
- Public Bills
- Work Capability Assessment
- Single Room Rent Restrictions
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (16 May 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (22 Jun 2010 to 1 May 2012)
- Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- PPS (Rt Hon Liam Byrne, Minister of State), Cabinet Office (17 Dec 2008 to unknown)
- PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Department for Work and Pensions (25 Oct 2007 to 24 Jan 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Wales Office (11 Oct 2007 to 25 Oct 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Wales Office (26 Jul 2007 to 26 Jul 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Department for Work and Pensions (23 Jul 2007 to 11 Oct 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Wales Office (16 Jul 2007 to 23 Jul 2007)
- PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Department for Work and Pensions (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jul 2007)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.29% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 120 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Natascha Engel’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 167 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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