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Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (21 Feb 2018)

Ben Bradshaw: I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement, though it would have been nice for the victims to have heard a little more about the legal aid and compensation issue. He was absolutely right to describe our regulatory framework as world leading. It is, of course, European and precautionary based. Will he dissociate himself from the Foreign Secretary’s comments last week in which he...

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Ben Bradshaw: Why have the Government assessed the impact of all the scenarios but not the one they say they want, the fantasy cake-and-eat-it one?

Leaving the Eu: Implementation (29 Jan 2018)

Ben Bradshaw: Given the damage that the chaos in government is already doing to our economy, if the Minister will not accept the way out that has just been offered by my right hon. Friend the Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper), the Chair of the Home Affairs Committee—incidentally, the vote she proposed should be a free vote—why will he not do as the hon. Member...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Further Education Provision (29 Jan 2018)

Ben Bradshaw: I thank the Minister for her efforts on behalf of Exeter College, which, as she will know, was inexplicably not granted the contract by the Skills Funding Agency to provide apprenticeships through small firms. I would like her to continue those efforts, working with officials from her Department and the agency, because if this is not rectified, or a way through found for this, it will do...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Gay Conversion Therapy (25 Jan 2018)

Ben Bradshaw: To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church of England has had with the Government as a result of the General Synod’s call to ban gay conversion therapy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Gay Conversion Therapy (25 Jan 2018)

Ben Bradshaw: It would be helpful if we knew a little more about what that response actually said. As the right hon. Lady will know, this so-called therapy does dreadful damage to young people emotionally and psychologically; its ban is long overdue. The sponsor of the excellent motion in the General Synod has asked for a meeting with the relevant Minister, but that has been refused. I hope that the right...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (18 Jan 2018)

Ben Bradshaw: May we have a statement from the Education Secretary about the completely inexplicable decision by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to reject Exeter College’s bid to continue to deliver apprenticeships in local small businesses, despite it having one of the best records in England? I warn the Government that there will be serious consequences for the provision of apprenticeships...

NHS Winter Crisis (8 Jan 2018)

Ben Bradshaw: Where does the postponement of tens of thousands of operations leave the promise made by the Health Secretary to the Select Committee, the last time he appeared before us, that he would begin to reverse the very bad deterioration in routine waiting times for operations that we have seen in the past seven years?

Russian Interference in Uk Politics (21 Dec 2017)

Ben Bradshaw: It gives me enormous pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Damian Collins). I commend him for the work he is doing. I wrote to his Committee at the beginning of this year suggesting just such an inquiry, and I am absolutely delighted that it is doing one. When I began asking questions about this issue more than a year ago, it is fair to say that I was treated as a bit...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Ben Bradshaw: Just as my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy) took evidence this morning from the Environment Secretary, the Health Committee took evidence yesterday from representatives of the pharmaceutical industry. They were completely realistic about the fact that the Government are not going to get any special sectoral deals, and that there will not be any cherry-picking. They...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Funding Trends (19 Dec 2017)

Ben Bradshaw: With patients in Exeter now waiting more than a year, in pain, for vital surgery—well beyond the 18 week-maximum guaranteed in the NHS constitution—can the Secretary of State explain the contradictory statements of the Chancellor, who said at the time of the Budget that he expected significant “inroads” to be made into growing waiting time lists, and the NHS England...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Funding Trends (19 Dec 2017)

Ben Bradshaw: Answer the question.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Ben Bradshaw: Is it not far more likely that the Government will have to do that long before then, because everyone, including the Brexit Secretary, recognises that it is simply not possible to get everything agreed within the next year, plus a few months?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Ben Bradshaw: I am sure that the right hon. Gentleman will get a lot of support from the Labour Benches if his amendment is pressed to a vote. To be fair to our Front Benchers, they have made it clear that they think the option of staying in the single market and the customs union should remain on the table after the transition. The right hon. Gentleman was not quite fair in his description of our...

King’S College Hospital Foundation Trust (12 Dec 2017)

Ben Bradshaw: The Minister quoted selectively from the chief executive of NHS Improvement, who also made it absolutely clear he did not think the NHS has enough money overall. In the real world, as opposed to the fantasy world inhabited by Conservative Ministers, Simon Stevens, the head of the NHS, has repeatedly told the Health Committee that the NHS cannot do what the Government are asking it to do with...

Prison Reform and Safety: UK Fishing Industry (7 Dec 2017)

Ben Bradshaw: Will the Minister give way?

Prison Reform and Safety: UK Fishing Industry (7 Dec 2017)

Ben Bradshaw: Do those potential obstacles to the frictionless trade my hon. Friend talks about include the loss of regulatory alignment, which is the topic of the week?

Prison Reform and Safety: UK Fishing Industry (7 Dec 2017)

Ben Bradshaw: And more expensive fish and chips.

Prison Reform and Safety: UK Fishing Industry (7 Dec 2017)

Ben Bradshaw: I completely agree: I think we were stuffed —if that is parliamentary language—when we joined. But I am not pessimistic about the common fisheries policy; I am realistic, and the hon. Gentleman must acknowledge that in the last 15 to 20 years, since we undertook these reforms, the picture has been improving.

Prison Reform and Safety: UK Fishing Industry (7 Dec 2017)

Ben Bradshaw: May I associate myself with the remarks of the hon. Member for South East Cornwall (Mrs Murray) about marine safety organisations and fishermen’s welfare organisations? I am thinking particularly of the Fishermen’s Mission, in a year which, thankfully, has been one of the better ones in terms of fatalities at sea. I do not know whether you have had an opportunity to watch the...


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