Jess Phillips

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley


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Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

Also represented Birmingham, Yardley

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Topics of interest

Jess Phillips campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Free Schools
  • Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus
  • Academies
  • Slavery
  • Domestic Abuse

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (since 9 Jul 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Education Committee (30 Apr 2024 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Building Societies Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill Committee (31 Jan 2024 to 7 Feb 2024)
  • Member, Criminal Justice Bill Committee ( 6 Dec 2023 to 30 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Victims and Prisoners Bill Committee (14 Jun 2023 to 11 Jul 2023)
  • Member, Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Bill Committee ( 8 Feb 2023 to 22 Feb 2023)
  • Member, Child Support Collection (Domestic Abuse) Bill Committee ( 7 Dec 2022 to 14 Dec 2022)
  • Member, National Security Bill Committee (29 Jun 2022 to 18 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Local Government (Disqualification) Bill Committee (24 Nov 2021 to 1 Dec 2021)
  • Shadow Minister (Domestic Violence and Safeguarding) (10 Apr 2020 to 15 Nov 2023)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Office) (10 Apr 2020 to 15 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion Committee (15 Nov 2016 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (13 Jun 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee ( 6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Drugs: Licensing 23 May 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what flexibility (a) NICE and (b) NHS England have to approve for use drugs that (i) are used in combination with other drugs, (ii) are used for various (A) conditions and (B) lines of treatment and (iii) provide significant benefits for some but not all patients; and what tools those organisations use to ensure the effectiveness of...
  • Arrests and Prison Capacity 22 May 2024

    The Minister has stood in front of us today and said, “It would never be any of the kind of crimes you’re talking about.” The Prime Minister said last week at Prime Minister’s questions: “No one would be put on the scheme”— the early release scheme— “if they were deemed a threat to public safety.”—[Official Report, 15 May 2024; Vol. 750, c. 249.] The Minister is...
  • Arrests and Prison Capacity 22 May 2024

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker, I wonder if you could help me to get some answers. The Minister said during the urgent question that certain criminals who are a risk to the public would not be released, unlike Charlie Taylor, the inspector of prisons, who said that high-risk prisoners are being released under the scheme. I have heard of a case where it took the court 29 months to...

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