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Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval: Anti-Semitism (17 Apr 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I, like many Jews, love this country because of its tolerance and sense of fairness. We are proud to be British and Jewish, and no one has ever asked me to choose between the two. That is how the vast majority of UK Jews felt until recently, but, sadly, it is no longer the case. A significant number are deeply anxious and insecure. They wonder aloud whether to leave and question whether their...

Kerslake Arena Attack Review (28 Mar 2018)

Ivan Lewis: May I echo the congratulations given to my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell) on ensuring that we can have this discussion? As the Minister is aware, we remain immensely proud of the response of the people of Manchester, the political leadership of Greater Manchester and frontline emergency service workers, the vast majority of whom did an excellent job. We are also...

Orkambi and Cystic Fibrosis — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Mar 2018)

Ivan Lewis: indicated assent.

Orkambi and Cystic Fibrosis — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Mar 2018)

Ivan Lewis: It is always good to see you in the Chair, Sir Roger. I congratulate the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Scully) not only on securing this important debate but on his excellent opening contribution. I also pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Dudley North (Ian Austin) for his work on this issue over a long period. Most of all, like other hon. Members, I thank the Cystic...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Ivan Lewis: The measures that we are debating expose what has been happening to our country since 2010. In the name of deficit reduction and fiscal responsibility, the Tories have allowed the poorest and most vulnerable to become poorer and even more vulnerable. A Prime Minister who once courageously warned her own party that it was perceived by too many as the nasty party is presiding over a Government...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I have a lot of respect for the right hon. Lady, but to claim that the financial crisis was anything other than a consequence of a crash that started on Wall Street is the biggest distortion of history that we listen to in this country.

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Ivan Lewis: The right hon. Lady’s party wanted us to regulate the banks and the financial services sector less than under the regulatory system we had in place. It committed to matching our spending and borrowing and did not want us to rescue the banks. Imagine if that prescription had been followed at the time we were dealing with the financial crisis. The Government’s choices are motivated...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I am not giving way again to the right hon. Lady. Far from being the party of economic competence, hers is the party of economic chaos. To be clear, the policies we are opposing today are neither necessary nor acceptable in a civilised society; they are political choices made by this Tory Government. As we have heard in this debate, Tory Members are in denial. Too many of our fellow citizens...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Ivan Lewis: The hon. Gentleman entirely misses the point. Of course I believe that the result of the referendum must be respected; I question the motive for the referendum in the first place. It was David Cameron’s folly—that is how history will remember him—and was done in the interests of the Conservative party, not those of our country.

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Ivan Lewis: I simply say—I think that history will bear this out—that it was done purely to keep the Conservative party together and to get through a general election. It had nothing to do with the national interest and everything to do with the arrogance of the then Prime Minister and Chancellor in believing that they would almost inevitably win such a referendum. I will turn now to the...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Ivan Lewis: Will the Secretary of State clarify something she said in relation to people getting pay increases that then perversely lead to them being worse off? She appeared to say that she would instruct personal trainers to put that right financially. I can hear a shudder going around benefits offices up and down the country at the idea that she has unilaterally said that if any constituent of ours...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Public Expenditure (27 Feb 2018)

Ivan Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding for flood defences has been allocated to each constituency in England and Wales since 2015.

Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (21 Feb 2018)

Ivan Lewis: Will the Secretary of State join me in paying tribute to my constituents, Emma Murphy and her colleague Janet Williams, for their courageous campaigning to highlight the risks presented by sodium valproate? As he and other hon. Members have acknowledged, victims are incredibly suspicious of the health establishment, and for very good reason. I ask him sincerely whether he is concerned by the...

Northern Ireland (20 Feb 2018)

Ivan Lewis: The Secretary of State was absolutely right to say that she was not willing to conduct a running commentary on the talks, but now that they have collapsed once again, should she not publish the basis on which the talks failed yet again? The people of Northern Ireland have a right to know the areas of difference and what still needs to be resolved.

Written Answers — Home Office: Antisemitism (20 Feb 2018)

Ivan Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the Community Security Trust's Antisemitic Incidents Report 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Technology: Greater Manchester (31 Jan 2018)

Ivan Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Mayor of Greater Manchester on promoting Greater Manchester's technology sector.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Payments (29 Jan 2018)

Ivan Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to reduce the time taken to make payments of universal credit.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Economic Growth (29 Jan 2018)

Ivan Lewis: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the IMF's revision of the UK's growth outlook from 1.6 to 1.5 per cent for 2019.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Greater Manchester (25 Jan 2018)

Ivan Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received from the Mayor of Greater Manchester on changes (a) in the number of police officers and (b) to police funding.

Social Care: Supported Housing (25 Oct 2017)

Ivan Lewis: The Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government will not apply the local housing allowance cap to supported housing is a welcome U-turn. The proposed changes would have been detrimental to hundreds of thousands of people across the country. This is a victory for the housing sector, the Labour Front Bench and those Tory MPs who sought to persuade Ministers to listen. The...


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