Matthew Pennycook

Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich

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Matthew Pennycook’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Denton and Reddish 20 Jan 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been affected by the underpayment of benefits after transitioning from incapacity benefit to employment and support allowance in Greenwich and Woolwich constituency.
  • Building Safety Bill: Schedule 7 - Building safety charges 19 Jan 2022

    I would like to start by thanking the Bill team, the Clerks, the House staff and the Library specialists for facilitating the debates in the House on this important piece of legislation, as well as all those hon. and right hon. Members who have contributed to the proceedings, particularly those on both sides who took it through Committee over a great many weeks last year. The impetus for this...
  • Building Safety Bill: New Clause 19 - Special Measures 19 Jan 2022

    I agree there is an anomaly, and I agree that we need consistency. I very much hope the Government give further thought to what might be done to achieve that objective. The Opposition support new clause 23 and amendments 73 and 74, which derive from the Select Committee’s recommendations, and I hope the Minister will constructively respond to them in due course. On Government new clause 19...

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Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich

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

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Topics of interest

Matthew Pennycook campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Department for Transport
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Part-time Employment: EU Law
  • Energy: Meters
  • Clean Growth Ministerial Group
  • Right to Buy Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 4 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (10 Apr 2020 to 4 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (2 Mar 2020 to 11 May 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union) (9 Oct 2016 to 25 Sep 2019)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)

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Last updated: 13 Dec 2021.

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