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Results 41–60 of 1299 for speaker:Siobhain McDonagh

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies (24 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2019 to Question 259839 on Academies, how many of the 2,631 academies and free schools who do not have a sponsor were formerly sponsored.

Social Housing (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: Both of my parents came to Britain from Ireland at the end of the 1940s, when there were postcards in the windows that said, “No Irish, no blacks, no dogs”. Does my hon. Friend agree that if there were such postcards today, they would just say, “No benefits”?

Social Housing (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Warwick and Leamington (Matt Western) on his tireless work and campaigning on this incredibly important issue. I am sure that, as it is for me, 50% to 60% of the casework of every Member is on issues of social housing and the lack of it. We can look back at Labour’s record and think that we could have and should have done more, but let us not...

Social Housing (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: I think that had many motives. One motive was to diminish social housing, but it had the consequence of putting housing associations at financial risk, leading to a terrible crisis and an expensive crisis. My hon. Friend the Member for Westminster North (Ms Buck) informed us of the amount of money that we are currently spending on housing benefit. If we reduce grant rates, we increase the...

Business of the House (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: Mr Fearon delayed his pension for two years. He did not know, and he was not informed by the Department for Work and Pensions, that the law had changed, and that if he wanted to reclaim that backdated two years’ pension in a lump sum, he could get only one year, with the second year paid in instalments over 20 years. But Mr Fearon does not have 20 years. He has lung cancer and has had his...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Breakfast Clubs (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) schools and (b) children are participating in the National School Breakfast Programme each day.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Breakfast Clubs (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children the National School Breakfast Programme (a) was projected to reach and (b) has reached.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Breakfast Clubs (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to maintain funding for the National School Breakfast Programme.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Breakfast Clubs (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timeframe is for his Department's decision on funding for the National School Breakfast Programme in 2020-2022.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Breakfast Clubs (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the National School Breakfast Programme on social mobility.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Breakfast Clubs (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of effectiveness of the National School Breakfast Programme.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Breakfast Clubs (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking in response to the finding of the National Association of Head Teachers Report that four out of five school leaders have seen a rise in the number of pupils arriving at school hungry in the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Breakfast Clubs (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Treasury new story of 5 April 2018, Soft Drinks Industry Levy comes into effect, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy on the number of children starting the day with a healthy breakfast.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Soft Drinks: Taxation (13 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the revenue from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy was spent in 2018-2019.

Inequality and Social Mobility (12 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: Will the Minister give way?

Inequality and Social Mobility (12 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: It is a delight to follow the really thoughtful speech of my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow North East (Mr Sweeney). I do not believe that there is a parent who does not want the best for their child, and I do not believe that there is a teacher or a school that does not want the best for their pupils. I do not even believe that there is a politician or party that does not want every...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies (12 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academies do not have a sponsor.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies (12 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academies without a sponsor have a budget deficit.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies (12 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academies do not have a sponsor because they have a budget deficit.

House Building Targets (11 Jun 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: Thank you, Mr Hollobone; it is a pleasure to serve under your chairship. I congratulate the hon. Member for Newton Abbot (Anne Marie Morris) on securing this particularly important debate. Since 2010, housebuilding has fallen to its lowest level since the 1920s. Rough sleeping has risen every year, rents have shot up faster than incomes, there are almost 200,000 fewer homeowners and new...


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