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Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (17 Sep 2015)

Michael Meacher: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers the Government plans to resettle in (a) Oldham, (b) Rochdale, (c) all 10 Greater Manchester metropolitan boroughs, (d) London and (e) the South East.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Trade Union Bill (14 Sep 2015)

Michael Meacher: This is a Bill of naked discrimination against the trade unions, designed to cut the funding of the Labour party severely and, thus, to entrench the Tory party in power, as well as to make it almost impossible to strike in certain industrial sectors. However, it is worth quoting the stated purposes of the Bill, which the Government pretend are their motives. The first is to “pursue our...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Finance (21 Jul 2015)

Michael Meacher: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the allocation of commissioning resources for 2015-16, for what reason the allocation for (a) NHS Oldham is 49 per cent below target, (b) Greater Manchester is two per cent below target, (c) NHS Isle of Wight is 18.02 per cent above target, (d) NHS West London is 31.52 per cent above target and (e) NHS Westminster is 26.24 per cent...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Counter-ISIL Coalition Strategy (20 Jul 2015)

Michael Meacher: Given the explicit parliamentary prohibition against British military action in Syria, is it not irrelevant whether or not British aircrews are embedded in US forces? In view of the gravity of this secret deployment—a possible mission creep towards war without a mandate—does the Secretary of State not recognise that the system of ministerial accountability to this House behoves him not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jul 2015)

Michael Meacher: If this is such a great economic recovery, why are wages still 6% below the pre-crisis level of seven years ago? Why was the growth rate in the last quarter a mere 0.4%? Why has productivity been flat for five years? Why is UK investment as a proportion of GDP one of the lowest in the world? And why is the balance of payments in traded goods now in deficit by £100 billion a year?

Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (14 Jul 2015)

Michael Meacher: It falls to me to comment on the excellent maiden speeches that we have just listened to. The hon. Member for Kensington (Victoria Borwick) made a lovely, warm and engaging speech, with some generous recollections of her predecessor. She need not feel trepidation in following him. We will all remember the emotional and feeling way in which she talked about carers and the disabled. She will...

Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (14 Jul 2015)

Michael Meacher: I would like to ask the hon. Gentleman—although I am not inviting him to come back in—how he would explain the fact that in the latest quarter the growth rate was 0.4%, up from 0.3%. In the last three quarters it has gone down from 0.9% to 0.6%, and then to 0.3% or 0.4%. It was clearly a short-term growth surge, which is now fading. We all regard productivity as crucial, but the UK’s...

Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (14 Jul 2015)

Michael Meacher: My hon. Friend makes a good point, and I will come on to comparing what the Government have achieved with what the Chancellor said in 2010. Bearing in mind that it takes between 12 and 18 months for Budget measures to work their way through the economy fully, we should remember that Alistair Darling cut the deficit from its peak of £154 billion to just £114 billion by the fourth quarter of...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Bilderberg Group (25 Jun 2015)

Michael Meacher: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the briefing packs received by John Kerr, Rona Fairhead, Ed Balls and himself at this year's Bilderberg Conference.

Local Government Finance (Tameside and Oldham) (23 Jun 2015)

Michael Meacher: Will the Minister give way on that point?

Local Government Finance (Tameside and Oldham) (23 Jun 2015)

Michael Meacher: Will the Minister give way?

Local Government Finance (Tameside and Oldham) (23 Jun 2015)

Michael Meacher: For the third time, will the Minister give way?

Local Government Finance (Tameside and Oldham) (23 Jun 2015)

Michael Meacher: On that point, I ask the Minister for a fourth time to give way.

Local Government Finance (Tameside and Oldham) (23 Jun 2015)

Michael Meacher: Can we get to the real point of this debate, which is that Oldham in particular, which I and my hon. Friend represent, is having to take a £200 million cut by 2017, as my hon. Friend said? In this current year, it is having its spending power cut by 4.3%, whereas Oxfordshire, which happens to contain the Prime Minister’s constituency, has an increase of 1.3%, and Cheshire East Council,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education: Cost Effectiveness (22 Jun 2015)

Michael Meacher: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to HM Treasury's press release, Chancellor announces £4.5 billion of measures to bring down debt, published on 4 June 2015, what efficiency savings she plans to make to education for 16 to 19 year olds; and how such savings will be applied.

Business of the House: The Economy (4 Jun 2015)

Michael Meacher: I pay tribute to the speech by my right hon. Friend the Member for Doncaster North (Edward Miliband), in terms of both content and statesmanship. He was a fine leader who was largely misrepresented and misunderstood, and I think he had admirable vision and conviction. He will be sorely missed, but I hope that many of his principles, convictions and values will be incorporated not only into...

Amendment of the Law (23 Mar 2015)

Michael Meacher: The Chancellor did not deliver a Budget last week; he delivered a party political broadcast on behalf of the Tory party. The macro-economic state of our country, which is the real purpose of a Budget statement, was almost entirely absent. His speech had two purposes: first, to give the impression that the worst of austerity was now over and that the sunny uplands now beckon if only we vote...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation (9 Mar 2015)

Michael Meacher: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the date, amount and reason for being additional is of each item of the £100 billion of compliance revenues secured since April 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools (6 Mar 2015)

Michael Meacher: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will give a guarantee that in her tenure as Secretary of State for Education there will be no for-profit schools.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (6 Mar 2015)

Michael Meacher: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 221196, what the criteria were for selecting the 49 cases relating to the death of a claimant for peer review; what the date and location of death was of the claimant in each case; in how many of the cases the claimant had been sanctioned; what conclusions each review reached on whether...


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