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Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Does the Leader of the House understand that 1,300,000 people will be killed this year by road death? This week, legislators from all over the world, including the Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament, came to this Parliament, under the auspices of the Towards Zero Foundation, to debate how we can tackle road deaths. This is the greatest epidemic of our time. Can we have a debate on it in the...

Exiting the European Union: Negotiations (14 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I can understand why the Secretary of State is not quite his usual bright-eyed and bushy-tailed self this morning, but will he discuss the suggestion of a longer implementation period when he talks to the European Commission? Will he give the House a reason for why an extended implementation period would cause difficulties that we do not understand? What research has he done on that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: May I remind the Prime Minister of 2 June 1997, when I heard her make a very confident maiden speech in which she stressed the importance of vocational and practical education for so many young people in our country? Is she aware that there is now a crisis for apprenticeships, with a 62% fall in apprenticeship starts, many excellent independent trainers going out of business and further...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Decorations: Aden (13 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to commemorate those who gave their lives in Aden.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Refugees: English Language (13 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding the Government provides to support refugees to learn English.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles (12 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: The Secretary of State knows that no assessment of the impact of Brexit on the sector has been carried out by anyone, apart from the RAND Corporation, which told us this morning that this and every other sector will be deeply harmed by Brexit. What does he say in response to that important and thorough investigation?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rivers: Sewage and Water Abstraction (12 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle sewage pollution and over-abstraction in rivers.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: English Language (11 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking (a) nationally and (b) within communities to support refugees to learn English.

Royal Assent: Business of the House (7 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I am sure that the Leader of the House will agree that winter is beginning to bite, and A&E departments up and down the country are struggling to cope with demand. According to a report this morning, a million people are now not being seen within four hours at A&E. The A&E in Huddersfield is threatened with closure, so may we have an early debate on A&E, the shortage of beds,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Taxation (7 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to widen the Apprenticeship Levy to include money for wider skills traineeships and other forms of high-quality training.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Future Trade Agreements: Agriculture (7 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Surely the Secretary of State realises that the food and farming sector is terrified about the impact of leaving the European Union? Does he agree that the fact there has been no impact assessment by him or his Department on what will happen to farming in food in this country is a disgrace?

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Marriage Certificates: Equal Registration (7 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I have three daughters with children. They and many of my constituents want me to ask why this simple step forward for equality has taken so long.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Early Retirement (6 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the the amount each university has spent on payments for early retirement in each of the last 3 years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Leaving the EU: UK Legal System (5 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Will the Minister get out and meet more people in the justice system? I have been talking to judges, barristers and campaigners who are all terrified about what will happen to our justice system if we leave the European Union. Who is he talking to, and why does he not broaden his circle?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensioners: British Nationals Abroad (4 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that UK pensioners in other countries are subject to the same UK pension regulations and UK pension increases irrespective of country of residence.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Business Rates Retention (4 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Will the hon. Gentleman pass on the message very forcefully to the Secretary of State that many of us applaud what he said in relation to Donald Trump’s retweeting of certain messages? My difficult question is: why does he not get on with the job of ensuring that the regions of our country get a fair share of resources, and stop piling money into London and the south-east?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (4 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Will the nods appear in Hansard?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Accidents (1 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many children were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in (i) 2014, (ii) 2015 and (iii) 2016 in road accidents in which they were not restrained by a child car seat.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Safety Belts: Children (1 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to inform parents on (a) laws on child car seats and (b) how to fit and use those seats correctly.

Point of Order: Autism Community: Mental Health and Suicide (30 Nov 2017)

Barry Sheerman: My hon. Friend is quoting from an excellent piece of research, but is she aware that the autism commission I chair has conducted a piece of work about the spectrum of obstacles and the difficulty that people with autism face in getting through to the right people in the health service? Those two pieces of research are so powerful.


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