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Business of the House (22 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: Will the Leader of the House grant me support for an early debate on the sad decline of our towns and cities? Everywhere we go, up and down the country, we see graffiti, broken pavements, rubbish piling up in the streets, and rough sleepers. Is it not about time that we gave local authorities the resources to do their job? Will she also join me and a group of parliamentarians in rolling up...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadcasting of Sport: Terrestrial Channels (22 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: While thinking of the victims of the terrorist outrage last year, all of us on these Benches hope that the families of those who were tragically killed have been looked after. Can the sports Minister assure us that there will be coverage of the World cup, and will she give an honest answer to this question: does she believe that what the Foreign Secretary said to a Select Committee the other...

Attorney General: Cyber-activities: Rule of Law (22 Mar 2018)

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Attorney General: Cyber-activities: Rule of Law (22 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: What is the Attorney General going to do about the horrendous breach of cyber-security by Cambridge Analytica, and who are the right people to prosecute?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Cases Review Commission (20 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases have been referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission more than once since 1997.

Building Safety (15 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: I have found the Secretary of State to be a very good communicator and very good at keeping the House informed, so any criticisms I now make should be heard with that in mind. I just do not understand the guidance he has given in response to a couple of questions I have asked. The fact is that many thousands of people in our country have a black cloud hanging over them. Be they leaseholders...

Business of the House (15 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: You might like to know, Mr Speaker, that I fully intended to spend the night with my hon. Friend the Member for Dewsbury (Paula Sherriff) at Huddersfield’s Premier League club’s stadium. However, while out walking on a cancer fundraiser the week before I got a terrible cold and had to withdraw from that wonderful night. I have a serious request for the Leader of the House. Can a...

Exiting the European Union: Manufacturing (15 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the manufacturing sector; and if he will make a statement.

Exiting the European Union: Manufacturing (15 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: Why, every time there is a manufacturing question, does the Secretary of State hide behind his junior team? That is the fact of the matter: he does not want to confront manufacturing. Is it not the truth that there is a secret document in the Business Department that shows that, post Brexit, London will survive and thrive but the rest of the country—the north of England,...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (15 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: May I ask the Secretary of State directly whether he has seen the investigation from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy that apparently shows the disastrous effect that Brexit will have on manufacturing all over the country, but particularly in the north and the regions? Has he seen it, and, if he has, is he colluding to keep it private?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (15 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the medical records held by GPs on the number of patients GPs have seen who have been diagnosed with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Foster Care — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: The Minister gets out and about in the country, but has he been to children’s services in places such as Kirklees? In my time in Parliament, I have never seen such a crisis. We are in a ghastly situation where, because there is no money in local authorities—largely because of the time, money and resource that they are putting into care—money and resource is being taken away...

Foster Care — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: I agree with almost every word that my hon. Friend says, but what comes out of both reports is the amateur basis on which we have run fostering for a long time. We do not have a national register or a national training system, and getting the balance between fostering as a calling and as a profession has not been addressed.

Foster Care — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: The right hon. Lady and I both chaired parts of the seminars yesterday. Does she share my concern that, in addition to the very dramatic calls that come out of the Syrian crisis, we need a much better campaign to identify the right sort of people who would be good foster-carers, and ensure that they are networked and trained?

Foster Care — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: My hon. Friend and I were in the same Home for Good seminar, which I chaired yesterday, on this subject. If we put the budget to one side for a minute, does he agree that what emerged from that seminar was an acknowledgment of the inconsistency of social worker support? If the social worker keeps changing and there is not continuity, the social worker will not know the person, their...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Local Enterprise Partnerships (13 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: May I invite the ministerial team to step out of its bubble by coming to Yorkshire and talking to our local enterprise partnerships to respond to their pessimism that while London and the south might survive post Brexit, the midlands, the north and the regions will be in bitterly disappointed territory?

Salisbury Incident (12 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: Now we have all agreed that Russia is a clear and present danger, will the Prime Minister agree that we have to be fully organised to meet that danger? If we walk out into London tonight, we see Russian mafia and Russian security people swaggering about our capital city—all over Europe we see them. What they do not like is sanctions that bite. Will she come back to this House on an...

Hate Crime: Treatment of House of Commons Staff (12 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: Having been in the House quite a long time, I recall that, in the early days, the warnings to young women in the House were about not just a small group of Members of Parliament, but some senior Clerks who were known to be bullies. I was chair of the all-party parliamentary group on bullying for some years and have been fighting everyone’s corner, and I have never known a Speaker as...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help To Buy Scheme (12 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: Why does the Secretary of State not wake up? So many people in my constituency and throughout the country know that this Government have failed to deliver enough houses to buy and enough to rent. The fact is that there are so many nimbys sitting on the Government Benches—he is speaking to one of them—that Ministers do not have the courage to do anything about it.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (12 Mar 2018)

Barry Sheerman: May I raise Grenfell and cladding in a nice, non-political way? I am sure that the Secretary of State will agree that the facts of the matter are that the Government have rightly increased the standards and that the costs should surely be borne partly by the freeholder, partly by the leaseholder and partly by the Government. Why not get the three parties together to do something about that?

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