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Public Sector Pay (24 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: Not one of the examples that the Chief Secretary announced is above the consumer prices index inflation rate of 2.4%. This is a real-terms cut for public sector workers. The secretary of the Unison branch at my town hall wants to know the Chief Secretary’s message for his branch members. How are they meant to survive when they are facing yet again—as they have year on year, for...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty: Points of Order (23 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I raised in the House the case of my constituent who had his personal independence payment stopped. He has an inoperable brain tumour; he has intractable epilepsy, which means that he could collapse without warning; and he has the onset of Parkinson’s disease. On 2 July, the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work mentioned at the Dispatch Box...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty: Pairing (23 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: So the Government’s defence is that this very rare occurrence where a pair is broken happened by accident, but it just so happened that it was on a vote that the Government feared they might lose. Outside the House, that might be described in unparliamentary terms. MPs from the Conservative side have been reported in the press saying that they were rung by the Chief Whip and told to...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: New Homes (23 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: The people who come into my surgery are looking for social rented housing, and we need to speed up the building of those homes. This Government inherited a £4 billion social housing building programme, but the Chartered Institute of Housing says that that has now gone down to less than £500 million, which represents a cut of nearly 90%. How does the Minister intend to increase the...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (19 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: The National Audit Office says that unless we at least agree a mutually recognised driving licence, up to 7 million licences may have to be issued in the first year after Brexit alone, and that detailed delivery plans are yet to be completed. Is that not an example of our unreadiness for falling out of the European Union? What is being done to make sure that drivers can drive on the...

Govia Thameslink Franchise (18 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: I have said to the Minister in the House several times that Govia runs not only GTR but Southeastern. This morning, services were again delayed because of a broken-down train. That is not infrastructure; it is the rail operating company. Why do the Government turn a blind eye to Govia? It is not fit and proper and should have its franchises taken away.

Immigration: Pausing the Hostile Environment (12 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: If the Government are not trying to avoid setting up a hardship fund, why the delay?

Eu: Future Relationship White Paper (12 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: The White Paper clearly envisages a role for the ECJ in perpetuity, for instance in relation to trade disputes. Has the Secretary of State had any indication from the EU that it is prepared to participate in the arbitration process proposed in this White Paper and second-guess ECJ decisions?

Govia Thameslink/Rail Electrification (3 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: Govia is also responsible for Southeastern. As the Minister will know from just a glance at Twitter this morning, our constituents were telling us yet again that they were suffering delays. Why do the Government consistently put the shareholders of Govia above the interests of our constituents? It is time for both franchises to be taken away from Govia.

Written Answers — Treasury: Corporation Tax and Income Tax (3 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: What his policies are on the proposals for income and corporation tax set out in the 2017 Conservative Party manifesto.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (3 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: Is it possible to provide the funding that our NHS needs and at the same time keep to the reckless tax cuts that the Government announced in their manifesto last year?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: PIP: Early Assessments (2 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: What criteria her Department uses to recall people in receipt of personal independence payments for an early assessment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: PIP: Early Assessments (2 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: I am grateful to the Minister for that answer, but I have constituents whose conditions are not going to improve, and one of my constituents has been called back for early assessment three times in three years, causing her a great deal of stress. If people have conditions that are not going to improve, does it not make sense to give them the benefit for longer and not reassess them so regularly?

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Smuggling (2 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: The ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on establishing a cross-government strategy to tackle drug trafficking.

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Clive Efford: I associate myself with the comments made earlier. The Minister is a passionate supporter of Tottenham and dedicated to football, and I know that she is passionate about it. I am sure that we all oppose those who have attacked her on social media. Does she agree that football clubs need to report where injuries are taking place within their grounds? If they are in locations where people are...

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Clive Efford: I’ll have another go.

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Clive Efford: Thank you, Ms McDonagh. I think this is the first time I have spoken in a debate with you in the Chair, so it is a pleasure to see you in your place. In this debate, we must listen to fans, because the fans we are talking about are those who commit themselves passionately to their club. They give up their time, go to the matches and create the atmosphere in the grounds that make football in...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football Grounds: Safe Standing Areas (21 Jun 2018)

Clive Efford: Only a few weeks ago, my hon. Friend the Member for Tooting (Dr Allin-Khan) held a meeting in the House with over 30 football supporters’ clubs, all of which unanimously called for the Government to listen to fans and introduce safe standing. Will the Government finally listen?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (21 Jun 2018)

Clive Efford: Fewer than 2% of people who have a problem with gambling receive help, yet this industry is worth £13.8 billion and only £10 million of it went into helping them. Is it not time for a levy?

Public Bill Committee: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill: Extent, commencement and short title (20 Jun 2018)

Clive Efford: I do not want to detain the Committee for long, but I add my congratulations to my hon. Friend the Member for Westminster North. We have been in the House together for 21 years and she has never failed to battle on behalf of tenants, including and people vulnerable to being exploited by ruthless landlords. I want to put on record my respect for her dogged determination over so many years. In...


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