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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Prime Minister and (b) the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the length of the benefits freeze.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the affordability of the housing market in Scotland for families in receipt of benefits.
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Prime Minister on the BBC decision to change the eligibility criteria for free TV licences for people aged 75 and over.
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Former Labour MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Scotland Office
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Ministry of Housing
- Communities and Local Government
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Universal Credit
- Brexit: Scotland
- Ministry of Housing
- Communities and Local Government: Brexit
- Universal Credit: Scotland
- Personal Independence Payment: Scotland
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
Until 1 July 2019, Councillor, North Lanarkshire Council, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB. I received an annual allowance of £16,927, which was donated to charity. Hours: 10-50 hrs a week. (Registered 31 July 2017; updated 03 July 2019)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: The Communication Workers Union
Address of donor: 150 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1RX
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 21 March 2019)
Royal Mail Employee, on a five year career break (unpaid) from 9 June 2017 until 9 June 2022. I also hold employee shares which are below the registrable threshold. (Registered 29 June 2017)
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