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Ministerial Code (26 Apr 2021)

Margaret Hodge: Last week, the Government claimed that the Prime Minister funded the up-front costs of decorating the Downing Street flat himself. This afternoon, the Prime Minister did not deny that the up-front costs were met by Conservative party donors. This is not the first but the third time in the space of just one week that the Prime Minister has been caught out. How many more times will Ministers...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 30 - Construction industry scheme (20 Apr 2021)

Margaret Hodge: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr Mitchell), with whom I work very closely on this issue; it demonstrates the best of Parliament that we are able to do so across the House. I rise to speak in support of amendment 77, which stands in my name and that of members of the all-party group on anti-corruption and responsible tax. Our proposals command support...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 6 - Charge and main rate for financial years 2022 and 2023 (19 Apr 2021)

Margaret Hodge: With the support of a wide range of Members from across the House, I tabled amendment 78. Although we will not put it to a vote tonight, we intend to return to the subject on Report. Sadly, I cannot look the Minister in the eye, but I strongly and sincerely urge him to give the matter proper and serious consideration. A knee-jerk rejection to a practical idea simply because it is proposed by...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Building Safety Fund (15 Apr 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of applications to the Building Safety Fund have been accepted; and what proportion of those applications have received funding.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Building Safety Fund (15 Apr 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department are involved in processing applications for the Building Safety Fund; and what grades those staff are.

Written Answers — Home Office: Sanctions: Enforcement (26 Mar 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what specific resources have been allocated for the criminal enforcement of financial sanctions under the UK sanctions regimes introduced by the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Ac 2018.

Written Answers — Home Office: Sanctions: Enforcement (26 Mar 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessments of the resources required to ensure the criminal enforcement of financial sanctions under the UK Sanctions regimes introduced by the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018.

Online Anonymity and Anonymous Abuse (24 Mar 2021)

Margaret Hodge: I congratulate the hon. Member for Stroud (Siobhan Baillie) on securing this debate. Legislating on online harms gives us a vital opportunity to call a halt to the extremism, misinformation and avalanche of harmful abuse that has become commonplace on social media. Whether on big platforms such as Twitter or fringe platforms such as Telegram, harmful content is now all-pervasive. Recently,...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Overseas Aid (23 Mar 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, by what proportion his Department’s work on governance, democracy and anti-corruption will change as a result of reductions to Overseas Development Assistance in 2021.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Overseas Aid (23 Mar 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will provide a breakdown of the reduction in the amount of Overseas Development Assistance to (a) governance, (b) democracy, and (c) anti-corruption programmes for each country in receipt of that funding.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Overseas Aid (23 Mar 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the reduction in spending on governance, democracy, and anti-corruption work through Overseas Development Assistance will affect the budgets of (a) the National Crime Agency and (b) other UK law enforcement agencies.

Residential Leaseholders and Interim Fire Safety Costs — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (10 Mar 2021)

Margaret Hodge: I warmly congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Vauxhall (Florence Eshalomi) on securing this important debate. In June 2019, a devastating fire tore through the timber balconies of Samuel Garside House in Barking. Residents lost their homes and possessions, and even their pets, and now live in fear, suffering sleepless nights and constant anxiety. Those residents were the first of many...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Fire Prevention (4 Mar 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on the research being undertaken by the Building Research Establishment into trigger heights and thresholds.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Fire Prevention (4 Mar 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has undertaken of non-cladding related building safety risks, including combustible insulation and wooden timber balconies; and what steps his Department is taking to mitigate these risks.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Fire Prevention (3 Mar 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government funding for remediation combustible cladding includes the remediation of (a) combustible insulation, (b) wooden timber balconies and (c) other non-cladding related building safety defects.

Covid-19: Cultural and Entertainment Sectors (2 Mar 2021)

Margaret Hodge: I am proud to declare an interest—not a financial one, but a passionate one. I chair Theatre Royal Stratford East, the erstwhile home of Joan Littlewood renowned for “Oh, What a Lovely War!”, “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be” and “A Taste of Honey”. I am immensely proud of our success in regaining our historic reputation for excellence and radicalism under the leadership of...

Building Safety (10 Feb 2021)

Margaret Hodge: A number of Members have said that getting any money out of Government has proved painfully slow, so leaseholders today are facing extra costs for insurance while their buildings remain unsafe. Building insurance at the Ropeworks in Barking rocketed from £70,000 to £650,000 —a 900% hike in just two years. The Association of British Insurers has told me that Ministers have refused to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (8 Feb 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 1 (Investor) visa applicants in the last three years have been interviewed in the course of their Tier 1 (Investor) application or in consideration of curtailment of their Tier 1 (Investor) status owing to their alleged or actual involvement, engagement, or association with corruption.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (8 Feb 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 1 (Investor) visa applicants in the last three years have been refused or curtailed under the general grounds of refusal due to concerns about the applicant or third party from whom the funds came being involved, complicit or otherwise engaged in corruption or illicit finance.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (8 Feb 2021)

Margaret Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the findings of her Department's review into Tier 1 investor visas granted between June 2008 and April 2015.


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