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Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall (24 Oct 2017)

Local authority funeral charges – Siobhain McDonagh. Westminster Hall debate; 4:00 pm

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: My mum was 94 yesterday. When she came to London in 1947 as a young woman, the cards in the windows said, “No blacks, no Irish, no dogs.” There are no cards in the windows in London any longer, but there is an understanding among landlords that they do not take people on universal credit, and they are beginning to evict their tenants who are on housing benefit. I do not say that...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells (16 Oct 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of psychological support on offer to stem cell transplant patients after they leave hospital.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells (16 Oct 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NHS England on care arrangements for stem cell transplant patients after they leave hospital.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells (16 Oct 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to clinical nurse specialists for patients recovering from a stem cell transplant.

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: On that point, will the Minister refer to the issue of South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust and the five CCGs in south- west London?

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, Southgate (Bambos Charalambous) on securing the debate and all the parents and voluntary groups who have clearly been galvanised and got so many Members to be in the Chamber this morning. That is a real tribute to them. I will write to the Minister with my local examples of families with difficulties, but I want to bring the particular...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Algeria: Ahmadiyya (11 Sep 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterparts in Algeria on the arrest and detention of Ahmadi Muslims across Algeria since June 2016 on grounds of practising their faith.

Letting Agent Fees (Tenants) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (6 Sep 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: Thank you, Mr Owen, for calling me to speak and I also thank the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) for securing this important debate. At one stage, the private rented sector was the stop-gap for people before they owned their own home. Now in the UK, one in four families with children privately rent, which is up from one in 10 just 10 years ago. In fact, the total number...

Letting Agent Fees (Tenants) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (6 Sep 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: I totally agree with my hon. Friend. We both represent outer London constituencies and we are seeing rents that are completely unimaginable. I was looking for a home for a constituent who had to leave her previous home in shocking circumstances. We spoke to a very good local landlord, who told me that a one-bedroom flat in the street I was born and brought up in and where my 93-year-old...

Letting Agent Fees (Tenants) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (6 Sep 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: First, I accept the hon. Gentleman’s point about London. Our problem is that London is such an important driver for the country’s entire economy and London is getting bigger. Merton is no longer an outer London borough; it has become inner London because London is becoming Reading or Milton Keynes. The pricing out of the people who do the important jobs that we need to be done...

Letting Agent Fees (Tenants) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (6 Sep 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: I appreciate what the hon. Lady says. I imagine Bath is becoming part of Greater London as well as people make ever further attempts to be able to afford the sort of home in which they want to bring up their children. I accept that most private landlords and letting agents are good people simply doing a job, but that does not solve our housing crisis. Buying to let causes problems for young...

Letting Agent Fees (Tenants) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (6 Sep 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: May I ask the hon. Gentleman what an unfettered free market, where supply is limited, does for first-time buyers and people on low incomes who have to resort to the private sector?

Letting Agent Fees (Tenants) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (6 Sep 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: Will the hon. Gentleman give way on that point?

Letting Agent Fees (Tenants) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (6 Sep 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: The hon. Gentleman is very generous in giving way. We can have what laws we like; if local authorities do not have the funds to do works in default if a landlord does not do them, the laws are pointless. In the last year, only 19 of the 33 London boroughs have done any works in default.

Venezuela: Political Situation — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Sep 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: I never thought that I would speak in a debate on Venezuela, although I am interested in what is going on. The international issues that I become involved in are normally determined by the concerns of my constituents, whether the Tamils of Sri Lanka or the Ahmadiyya Muslims. I became involved in the issues of human rights and the terrible economic conditions in Venezuela through...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Jul 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: With no legal powers, funds or criteria, and with schools and Parliament not open, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust is once again consulting on the closure of the hospital and the building of a new £400 million hospital in Belmont. There have been five consultations over 18 years, wasting £40 million of taxpayers’ money. Is it not time for the Prime Minister...

Housing Supply — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (13 Jul 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: What would the Minister say to my constituent, Jonathan, who earns £37,000 a year but cannot be part of a shared ownership scheme built by London & Quadrant Housing Trust, because the cheapest one-bedroom flat is half a million pounds? My constituency is one of the cheapest in London!

Housing Supply — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (13 Jul 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: The figures are these: home ownership among under-25s has dropped by 50%, and home ownership among 25 to 34-year-olds has dropped from 58% in 1997 to 37%. The multiplier between income and property price was 3.5 in 1997; today, it is 8.5. That is the reality. In my very brief time, I will share the story of my constituent Jonathan, who is doing well in HR. He earns £38,000, which is...


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