Results 1–20 of 2779 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Steve McCabe

Children in Need: Adulthood (6 Sep 2018)

Steve McCabe: I am happy not to respond to the debate.

Children in Need: Adulthood (6 Sep 2018)

Steve McCabe: I beg to move, That this House has considered supporting children in need into adulthood. It is a great pleasure to see you in the Chair, Ms Buck. I am grateful to the Backbench Business Committee for granting this debate on a subject that should matter to us all and definitely needs more attention. The discussions that resulted in the Staying Put initiative for those in foster care—a...

Children in Need: Adulthood (6 Sep 2018)

Steve McCabe: I am sure the Minister heard the hon. Gentleman’s point. I certainly agree that any provision of that nature should be subject to proper inspection. Today there are more than 1 million disabled children in the UK, yet fewer than ever are getting the support they need. We also need to give some thought to healthcare improvements and just how scary it can be for a young person to wake up...

Children in Need: Adulthood (6 Sep 2018)

Steve McCabe: The hon. Gentleman makes a good point. Quite a lot of problems result from both extending the school leaving age and creating notional rights for children with disabilities if we do not provide the resources to make it possible to deliver on those advances. Thanks to some work undertaken by the DFE and other organisations, we know a bit about the common characteristics of children in need:...

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Steve McCabe: I want to take advantage of the debate to raise a few issues of concern to my constituents on which the Government could offer some assistance. On smart meters, the Government persist with the fiction that all is well, but we know that that simply is not true. There are problems with smart meters working in the north of the country, and installation figures are well behind schedule. There is...

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Steve McCabe: I agree, and I think that the Government could help by offering some action. The process requires local authorities to work, and the Government need to give a lead. Last Friday, I saw two women in succession at my advice centre who were living in a local travel lodge with their children. They are homeless, and both the victims of domestic violence. What is happening in the 21st century in...

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Steve McCabe: Yes, that is a real consideration. The situation is bad enough at any time, but it is much worse in this period. The reality is that these poor women are forced to spend their meagre incomes on takeaway meals and at laundrettes. Surely a civilised society ought to be able to do better, and surely these women and their children deserve better. Finally, I learned this week that phone giants...

Immigration Detention: Shaw Review (24 Jul 2018)

Steve McCabe: I welcome the Home Secretary’s statement. He refers to Stephen Shaw’s focus on the need for greater transparency and promises to publish more data. I was surprised to discover in an answer to a parliamentary question in May this year that the Department does not collect data on people who are re-detained, so we have no information at all about how many people may be re-detained...

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

Steve McCabe: I am sorry, but what most people out there are asking is simple: is there any rule that a Minister in this Government cannot get away with breaking?

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Steve McCabe: In the case of Abu Qatada, the Prime Minister, in her former guise, secured a special guarantee that evidence gathered through torture would not be used against him. Whatever these people are accused of, will the Minister give the House an assurance that there are the same guarantees for Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh?

Universal Health Coverage — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (5 Jul 2018)

Steve McCabe: Mr Shannon, would you like to make some concluding remarks?

Business of the House (5 Jul 2018)

Steve McCabe: This week marks the 40th anniversary of when my secretary, Linda Spencer, first came to work at the House of Commons. I would like to thank Linda for all her hard work on my behalf and that of former colleagues, Gisela Stuart and the late John Fraser. Does the Leader of the House think she might find time for a short debate in which we can pay tribute to the hard work of all the...

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Steve McCabe: I wonder whether the Minister has any idea how hard schools in Birmingham are finding things these days. It does not really matter if we are talking about LEA schools or academies, because they are all beset by the same funding problems. In Birmingham, the base rate per primary is down by £250. One local school that has made a virtue of catering for youngsters with special needs has lost...

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Steve McCabe: I will not give way at the moment because other people want to speak. Those are good schools, with excellent leadership teams and committed staff who want to do the best for our children. They are prepared to go the extra mile, working evenings, holidays and weekends. Linda McGrath, the head of Woodthorpe Junior and Infant School, recently found herself thrust into the role of project manager...

Insecure Work and the Gig Economy (20 Jun 2018)

Steve McCabe: Just before I call the Front-Benchers, the debate is scheduled to finish at 5.51 pm, so there should be enough time for the mover of the motion to make a brief reply, and for the Minister, if he is so minded, to take an intervention or two. That is, obviously, up to him.

Insecure Work and the Gig Economy (20 Jun 2018)

Steve McCabe: Order. Just before the hon. Gentleman replies, I would point out that if people keep taking interventions, some people are going to drop off the end.

Insecure Work and the Gig Economy (20 Jun 2018)

Steve McCabe: We have 12 Members who want to speak, so I have to impose a time limit of three minutes. You have to stick to that.

UK and Polish War Reparations (20 Jun 2018)

Steve McCabe: I remind Members that the debate is entitled to run until 4.51 pm.

Immigration Rules: Paragraph 322(5) (13 Jun 2018)

Steve McCabe: I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow Central (Alison Thewliss). I will concentrate on one case—that of my constituent, Mr Iftikhar Ahmad—although there are many others. He has run a business in this country that employs other people since 2011. He is also a victim of the Prime Minister’s hostile environment. I do not know what it says about the state of our...

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote (21 May 2018)

Steve McCabe: Do the British Government have any plans to seek support for a fresh resolution that requires an independent UN investigation, or is the matter now closed as far as they are concerned?


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