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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Refugee Family Reunions (16 Oct 2017)

Yvette Cooper: The Minister will know that it is around 12 months since the Calais jungle was cleared, and Britain did its bit through the Dublin and the Dubs schemes to take some unaccompanied child and teenage refugees. Will he confirm, however, that since then no further child or teenage refugees have come to this country under the Dubs scheme and, in particular, that there have been none from Italy or...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility: Disadvantaged Areas (11 Sep 2017)

Yvette Cooper: The answer from the Secretary of State on Wakefield City Academies Trust was just not good enough, and not fair on parents, pupils—most importantly—and teachers at Freeston Academy in my constituency and many other academies. They had this announcement in the first week of the new school year—out of the blue—yet it turns out that there have been huge problems with the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Yvette Cooper: This has been a very thoughtful debate, and I hope that the Government are in no doubt about the scale of parliamentary concern about the way in which the Bill concentrates powers in the hands of Ministers. In his opening speech, the Secretary of State recognised that the Bill is not what will take us out of the EU; Parliament has already voted for article 50, which will take us out of the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Yvette Cooper: I am not comfortable with the right hon. Gentleman’s enthusiasm for giving the Government blank cheques. Even if he is happy to support the Government and let them do whatever they want on the negotiations, he should be deeply uneasy about giving Ministers unrestricted powers to implement the withdrawal agreement in whatever way they so choose. The Prime Minister has no mandate to do it...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Yvette Cooper: Will the Secretary of State give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Yvette Cooper: The Secretary of State will know that the key issue is not what Ministers say the aim of the Bill is, but what are the actual powers that are contained in it. So can he tell the House what safeguards there are anywhere in the Bill—in statute—that would prevent Ministers from using clause 7, clause 9 or clause 17 to completely rewrite extradition policy in future, in relation to...

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Sep 2017)

Yvette Cooper: Last year, UK agencies initiated 3,000 Europol investigations, yet with just 18 months until we are due to lose our Europol membership, our European arrest warrant and our security co-operation underpinnings we still have no idea what the Government want—is it to replace this, to extend it or to include it in a transition? There have been no announcements and there was not even any...

Contaminated Blood (20 Jul 2017)

Yvette Cooper: I welcome the Government’s decision to hold this inquiry in response to the campaign led by my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson). I know that the Health Minister is acting in good faith, but over many years Department of Health officials have advised there is no need for the inquiry and no problem at the heart of the issue. Will she recognise that...

Immigration Act 2016: Section 67 (19 Jul 2017)

Yvette Cooper: The Minister knows that helping children in the region and those in Europe and already here is not an either/or. Parliament told the Government to help lone child refugees in Europe when it passed the Dubs amendment last year. I know the Government did not want to agree to it, but it was passed. The way in which they have narrowed the criteria, dragged their feet, and failed even to count...

HS2 Update (17 Jul 2017)

Yvette Cooper: Will the Secretary of State confirm that he has once again dismissed proposals for cut and over or other adjustments to the route around Normanton? For all the effort and energy that he has put into looking at alternatives for South Yorkshire, he has not looked at alternatives for West Yorkshire. We have no station between Sheffield and Leeds, and many people will see the costs of the...

Schools Update (17 Jul 2017)

Yvette Cooper: On Friday I visited Airedale Academy, which this year alone has already had £140,000 cut from its budget. That amounts to £190 per child. Was there anything in the Secretary of State’s statement to indicate that it would get any of that money back? Despite being in a deprived coalfield area, our schools are being hit heavily by her funding formula. She has just said that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Fire Prevention and Safety (3 Jul 2017)

Yvette Cooper: Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack, who is conducting some of the inquiries, has said that the insulation has proved “more flammable than the cladding”. Has the Home Office had representations from the police or the fire service on this? Does the Minister sit on the Government’s taskforce and, if not, has whichever Home Office Minister does raised the testing of the...

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Yvette Cooper: On an issue on which I hope there will be consensus across the House, the Secretary of State will, I hope, have heard the words of the hon. Member for North Antrim (Ian Paisley), who said that whether women from Northern Ireland can get an abortion in the English NHS is a matter for the English NHS. Will the Secretary of State agree to change the rules, so that Northern Ireland women do not...

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Yvette Cooper: It is good to follow the right hon. Member for Mid Sussex (Sir Nicholas Soames), who always makes a thought-provoking speech. I join the Home Secretary and the shadow Home Secretary in paying tribute to our police force and emergency services, who have dealt with so many difficult incidents in the past few weeks, and in expressing sympathy with the victims of both the terror attacks and the...

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Yvette Cooper: I certainly think that the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government, and Northern Ireland too, need to be involved in this commission and this process, because it has got to work for the whole of the United Kingdom. I think that is possible, but only if all parts of the House and those on both Front Benches behave in a different way and recognise the responsibility that has been placed on...

Grenfell Tower Fire/Fire Safety (26 Jun 2017)

Yvette Cooper: The Secretary of State referred to cladding but not to insulation. He will know that the police and the fire service have raised serious concerns about the way in which the insulation spread the fire at Grenfell Tower. What is being done about insulation? Is it now time to require that insulation materials are tested as well? Will there be transparency about what insulation materials were...

Northern Ireland (26 Jun 2017)

Yvette Cooper: Further to that point, will the Government now use this to deal with the huge anomaly whereby Northern Ireland women are expected to be charged for abortions in NHS hospitals in Great Britain? Does the First Secretary agree that that is hugely unfair on women from Northern Ireland who travel to England, Scotland or Wales for an abortion, and that it is unjust for women’s rights?

European Council (26 Jun 2017)

Yvette Cooper: The Prime Minister did not answer the question from my right hon. Friend the Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn). If there are French parents whose 19-year-old daughter is studying in Paris and they have been living here for more than five years, will that daughter be able to return to live with them here without them having to pass the income threshold? If those parents have been living...


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