Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.Donate to our crowdfunder
Siobhain McDonagh: Unfortunately, the debate has finished; it is slightly confusing. I apologise to Dr Paul Williams for not being able to wind up. Motion lapsed, and sitting adjourned without Question put ( Standing Order No. 10(14)).
Siobhain McDonagh: I call Chris Law, spokesperson for the Scottish National party. Convention gives you five minutes.
Siobhain McDonagh: I call the Labour Front-Bench spokesperson, Liz McInnes. Convention gives you five minutes as well.
Siobhain McDonagh: We restart. I apologise, but I am now imposing time limits of four minutes for all speakers.
Siobhain McDonagh: While hon. Members take their places, they may notice that the monitors are not working. I assure them that if there is a Division, the Doorkeepers will come in straight away and let us know. We are anticipating one at about 4.55 pm, so the debate may be interrupted.
Siobhain McDonagh: Thank you, Mr Hanson. I was expecting to come a little further down the list, but I am delighted to be called so early. It is something of a relief to be attending a debate with time for issues other than the B word—although we are all mentioning it. Although Brexit has been all-consuming of the Government’s time, energy and actions, the day-to-day reality for my constituents and those...
Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2018 to Question 196679 on Slavery: Victim Support Schemes, whether he plans to adopt directly the Human Trafficking Foundation’s slavery and trafficking survivor care standards or introduce standards based on those produced by the Human Trafficking Foundation.
Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2018 to Question 196680 on Human trafficking: victim support schemes, whether there will be a public consultation on any future decisions on subsistence rates paid to people supported through the Victim Care Contract.
Siobhain McDonagh: I welcome this long overdue statement and, in particular, the ending of exploitative pay between assignment contracts. I congratulate, in a heartfelt way, Sally Bridge and all at the Communications Workers Union who have campaigned for so long for this. I also thank the Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the hon. Member for Rochester and Strood (Kelly...
Siobhain McDonagh: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes; I love saying that, particularly to our current Chair. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington South (Faisal Rashid) for securing this important debate. I am here today to put on record the wild west of the NHS in south-west London, which will be well known to the Minister. It is a branch of the NHS that has spent the past...
Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for how long on average paramedics are in receipt of their employee pensions.
Siobhain McDonagh: Away from the madness of the Prime Minister’s own MPs, may I welcome her back to the real world? Last week, Marian was forced to queue outside St George’s hospital, Tooting, with a badly infected left leg because the A&E was full. Knowing what happened to my constituent, will the Prime Minister tell me how long that queue will be should the local NHS get its way and move the A&E at St...
Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for how many years on average paramedics contribute to their employee pensions.
Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to provide additional funding to ensure the 2020 modern slavery victim care contract complies with the Human Trafficking Foundation's slavery and trafficking survivor care standards.
Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Home Office's national referral mechanism reform guidance published in October 2018 and the High Court judgement on AM & K versus SSHD, whether the plans to make the cuts proposed as part of the national referral mechanism reforms will still go ahead in February and March 2019.
Siobhain McDonagh: During the referendum, I was a reluctant remainer. I appreciated that our relationship with the EU was not perfect. I acknowledged that many of us would like to see changes. Like so many people, I felt that the EU was often a remote and arrogant bureaucracy. But there is no doubt in my mind that the deal brought back by the Prime Minister is not what was promised to those who voted to leave....
Siobhain McDonagh: What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of police numbers; and if he will make a statement.
Siobhain McDonagh: One of the casualties resulting from the cut of 21,000 police officers since 2010 has been the safer neighbourhood team in Mitcham town centre. The consequence has been an increase in drug dealing, street drinking, fighting, antisocial behaviour and men urinating in the street, which has meant that women do not want to take their children into the town centre. When will the Home Office...
Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether transport and other expenses payments which his Department introduced on 1 November 2019 for all potential victims of trafficking in the adult victim care contract have started in all safe houses.