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I think the hon. Member for Lewes (Maria Caulfield) accepts, as I certainly do, that although a ten-minute rule Bill might have been a good way to raise the issue, it is not a suitable vehicle for taking this forward. The request is that the Minister and the Department look at the Bill as it stands, and that, if it needs to be amended or redrafted, they suggest ways of doing so, or even take...
The Minister talked about screening, which my hon. Friend the Member for Garston and Halewood (Maria Eagle) also mentioned. Although I understand the conclusions and the advice that has already been given, to ensure that there is no confusion, is it not appropriate that if somebody has already been affected, screening should be available to their family, particularly their siblings?
I congratulate my hon. Friend on the eloquent and forceful speech she is making. She has already paid tribute to the King family. May I add my tribute to them for their great dignity and the constructive way in which they have taken the issue forward? I agree with the hon. Member for Lewes (Maria Caulfield) that the ten-minute rule Bill has virtually no chance of getting on to the statute...
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Labour MP for Knowsley
Entered the House of Commons on 13 November 1986 — unknown
Also represented Knowsley North and Sefton East; Knowsley North
Topics of interest
- Lord Chancellor
- Department of Health
- Home Department
- Tram and Light Rail Schemes
- Social Rented Housing
Currently held offices
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 13 Oct 2009)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (9 Sep 2015 to 20 Oct 2016)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (30 Jan 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
- Chair, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 20 Dec 2005)
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (17 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (15 May 2002 to 10 Sep 2003)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (29 Jul 1999 to 7 Jun 2001)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (6 May 1997 to 29 Jul 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1997)
- Member, Members' Interests Committee (4 Apr 1990 to 11 May 1990)
- Member, Environment Committee (19 Dec 1989 to 16 May 1990)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jun 1989 to 1 Jun 1994)
- Member, Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (28 Jan 1987 to 15 Dec 1989)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Finance Bill Committee (4 out of 6)
- Chairman, Psychoactive Substances Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Chairman, Riot Compensation Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Finance Bill Committee (2 out of 6)
- Chairman, Policing and Crime Bill Committee (6 out of 13)
- Chairman, Mesothelioma Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Chairman, Growth and Infrastructure Bill Committee (7 out of 14)
- Chairman, Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill Committee (2 out of 20)
- Chairman, Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
- Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law Of Succession) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Chairman, Financial Services Bill Committee (8 out of 18)
- Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Coroners and Justice Bill Committee (13 out of 16)
- Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Mental Capacity Bill Committee (10 out of 12)
- Health Protection Agency Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Extradition Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Finance Bill Committee (14 out of 16)
- Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Jan 2017.
Name of donor: International Diabetes Federation
Address of donor: 166 Chaussée de La Hulpe, B-1170 Brussels, Belgium
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): hotel accommodation (4 nights), plus some meals and transport; total £800. Costs of flights, some transport and meals repaid by a non-registrable source.
Destination of visit: Vancouver
Date of visit: 27 November - 1 December 2015
Purpose of visit: to attend Global Parliamentary Champions for Diabetes Forum and present country report.
(Registered 13 January 2016
Name of donor: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Romania
Address of donor: Str. Emanoil Porumbaru
nr.21, ap 3, Sector 1
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights and accommodation with a value of £370
Destination of visit: Bucharest
Dates of visit: 30 October - 1 November 2016
Purpose of visit: Attend conference on intelligence oversight and give presentation.
(Registered 01 December 2016
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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