Angela Eagle: It is now over 40 years since a heroine of mine, Barbara Castle, introduced the Equal Pay Act. She did so with great support from the labour and trade union movement, because the principle that women should be paid the same for doing the same job as men was believed then. Forty years later, we are really no nearer to achieving that pay equality. Although it is important that we have seen...
Angela Eagle: It’s the law.
Angela Eagle: Does my right hon. Friend share my astonishment that it took the Information Commissioner so long to get a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica’s premises, given that Facebook got in there in a minute and a half?
Angela Eagle: Given that the Prime Minister’s political secretary, Stephen Parkinson, is the person responsible for outing the Vote Leave whistleblower, using No. 10 paper and documents, what is she going to do? Prime Minister, you should sack him!
Angela Eagle: I thank the Minister for giving way. All of us who have an interest in this issue welcome his interest in the automotive plant, but we want a little more from him than that, since he is the Minister. Can he give us an answer on the issue of rate relief? Will the entire area be given the special status that my hon. Friend the Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders) asked for?
Angela Eagle: Just say yes now; it does not take seven minutes to say yes.
Angela Eagle: Mr Rosindell—
Angela Eagle: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this important debate. Does he recognise that my constituency contains Vauxhall workers as well? Their economic future is reliant on the Government’s decisions in the Brexit negotiations, particularly given that they have decided to leave the single market, which puts those jobs at risk.
Angela Eagle: My right hon. Friend the Member for Barking (Dame Margaret Hodge) asked an extremely important question, to which she did not get an answer from the Minister. I wonder if we can try again. What changes are the Government planning to make to the due diligence for the golden visa, which establishes that someone must have £2 million they are investing in the UK before they get access to...
Angela Eagle: The Chancellor has been very upbeat today, but why is he so upbeat when the growth figures show that we have gone from being near the top of the G7 and the G20 growth lists to the bottom of both?
Angela Eagle: We all want self-employment to grow, but we also want to crack down on apparent self-employment, where people are forced to become self-employed by exploitative employers who then save on national insurance contributions while putting all the risk of that employment on often vulnerable individuals. What are the Government doing about that?
Angela Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128658 on Social Services: Pay, if he will publish the evidence on the drawbacks on requesting employers to disaggregate hours works on payslips.
Angela Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018, what steps he is taking to ensure that workers with fragmented working patterns are able to identify that they are being paid at least the National Living Wage if their employer does not provide a clear breakdown of the...
Angela Eagle: The Foreign Secretary has rightly said that trying to sort this out will involve getting the Russians to bring their clients, the Syrians, to the peace negotiation table, and we seem a very long way from that. Given its importance, will he tell the House whether the Prime Minister has talked to President Putin to express our strong wish in this country that that should happen?
Angela Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018, if he will take steps to ensure that social care employers provide details of all working time including (a) travel time and (b) sleep-in time on pay slips.
Angela Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 to ensure that people with fragmented working patterns can record their hours of work.
Angela Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the answer to FOI request ID3000 by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on the reduced capacity at New Brighton lifeboat station since July 2016, what plans he has to restore New Brighton lifeboat station to full operational capacity.
Angela Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total budget was for the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate in each year from 2007-2008 to 2016-2017.
Angela Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the budget was for the employment tribunal service in each year since 2010.
Angela Eagle: Zero-hours contract carers get paid for face-to-face work, so they get paid for every 15-minute visit, but none of the travelling time in between. They often have fragmented contracts and have to be available for work throughout the seven days of the week, and they do not have proper time off. That is one example. Then we have couriers, who have to deliver more than 100 packages a day for 48p...