Results 1–20 of 1691 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Clive Efford

Cambridge Analytica: Data Privacy (19 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: In the years before the 2008 crash, we were told that the people who were running the City of London were the masters of the universe and we could not touch them. We are seeing the same sort of arrogance from the large internet companies, such as Facebook. The way they are using data, and researching how to use data, is completely unregulated. Other areas of research that affect...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (19 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: Based on Government statistics, 63 schools in my borough will lose funding of £300,000 per annum between 2015 and 2020. Can the Minister tell me what happened to the Prime Minister’s promise to maintain pupil funding?

Building Safety (15 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: I do not find the Secretary of State’s statement at all reassuring. Nine months on, he has come to the House to say that we have just discovered that the fire doors were defective and only lasted 15 minutes in the case of a fire, not 30 minutes. My constituents are told to stay put on the basis that those doors give the fire service time to come and rescue people in tower blocks. He...

Business of the House (15 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: I am sure that I am not alone in being less than impressed with the answers given by the Foreign Secretary when he was quizzed on the “Today” programme this morning about what action the Government are taking to freeze the assets of people associated with the Putin regime as part of our response to what happened in Salisbury. I know that the Government cannot give us a running...

Exiting the European Union: Manufacturing (15 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: On the basis that it is subject to negotiation, the Government have refused to implement the agreed replacement to the regime for the inadequate 2004 clinical trial directive. This is essential for our pharmaceutical trade, because we face going off a cliff edge and not being able to participate in collaborative clinical trials with EU research institutions, so when is the Minister going to...

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: Russia has consistently behaved in this manner over a long period, but that has not stopped the elite of our major sporting organisations, such as the IOC and the proven-to-be-corrupt FIFA regime under Sepp Blatter, from allocating major sports tournaments to Russia. Does the Prime Minister agree that the elite in our sport need to look at themselves and not isolate themselves from human...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Housing (12 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: What resources he is providing to local authorities to build council housing.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Housing (12 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: In 2009-10, the last Labour Government had 40,000 housing starts in one year. This Government have financed 199 in the last six months. Given that we have such a shortage of social housing and a homelessness crisis, how do the Government explain this risible performance?

National Planning Policy Framework (5 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: My constituency is plagued with rogue landlords who are buying up residential homes, turning them into homes for multiple occupation, often fuelled by milking the housing benefit budget, and pricing local people out of the market. The problem is a lack of ability to enforce planning regulations. As rogue landlords use permitted development, will the Secretary of State look at the resources...

Uk/EU Future Economic Partnership (5 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: Are there any circumstances in which, following the transition period, we would make a financial contribution to the European budget in order to have access to any markets?

Business of the House (1 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: I am sure that we all want to pay tribute to the public sector workers who have struggled into work in this severe weather to keep vital services running, but may we have a statement on our preparedness for this weather? In all the years that I have been alive, we have had winter. We also have severe episodes of winter, but we seem to fall over quite easily when that happens. Countries that...

Leveson Inquiry (1 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson came before a Committee of this House and admitted to committing crimes by bribing police officers—such was the scale of their arrogance; they felt that they were so powerful that they could take on Parliament and they had the Metropolitan police in their pockets. That shows the scale of the position we had reached when the Secretary of State voted in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Franchising (1 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: Whether his Department can prevent a rail operating company from bidding to retain its franchise as a result of that company’s performance.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Franchising (1 Mar 2018)

Clive Efford: I take it from that answer that it is possible for the Secretary of State to deny an existing franchise holder the right to rebid in a new tendering process. Govia, which has had the south eastern franchise for a long time, has consistently been a poor performer, so can he remove Govia from the service? If it were to get the franchise, what guarantees can he give to my constituents that they...

Office for Students (27 Feb 2018)

Clive Efford: When the Government are considering this, will they think about why the same level of due diligence was not applied to Toby Young? Was it Government and ministerial interference—yes or no?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Prisoners: Social Media and Mobile Phones (26 Feb 2018)

Clive Efford: What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on monitoring crimes committed by prisoners via social media and mobile phones.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Prisoners: Social Media and Mobile Phones (26 Feb 2018)

Clive Efford: I thank the Minister for her answer, but I have recently been dealing with two cases where violent partners have been running a campaign of threats and intimidation from within prison against their former partners, yet they are still up for parole. It does not seem that the police locally, who are investigating these crimes, are contacting the MOJ and the Prison Service to ensure that this is...

Medical Cannabis (20 Feb 2018)

Clive Efford: Alfie’s mother said that any one of the 30 seizures that he has a day could be life-threatening, so there is incredible urgency. I have heard the Minister say that he is very sympathetic and I do not doubt that for a minute, but I have not heard him say when he will make a decision to help Alfie because of that urgency.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (20 Feb 2018)

Clive Efford: Has the Secretary of State had the chance to speak to the Sri Lankan ambassador regarding his defence attaché Brigadier Priyanka Fernando and his behaviour on 4 February, when he made throat-slitting gestures to Tamil protesters? If somebody else incited hatred in that way on our streets, they would be interviewed by the police. Will the Minister make arrangements for Brigadier Priyanka...

Business of the House (8 Feb 2018)

Clive Efford: Will the right hon. Lady say what she has done in her role as Leader of the House to satisfy herself of the accuracy of reports into the economic impact of Brexit produced by civil servants? Will she make a statement on what she is doing to prevent Ministers from attacking the motives of the civil servants who produce those reports?

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