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HS2 (5 Sep 2019)

Dennis Skinner: Unlike Derbyshire Dales, HS2 goes through many villages in the Bolsover and north-east Derbyshire area. The result is that there are a lot of people in those villages—more than 100—affected by HS2. I want to know as soon as possible just exactly what is going to happen to this £100 billion project. It goes through Derbyshire on two separate lines. Not only does it go past Sheffield; it...

Health and Social Care: Rural Areas: Health Service Funding (23 Jul 2019)

Dennis Skinner: Will the Minister bear in mind the fact that dementia comes in many different forms? My mother had one form and she lasted a number of years, but it finally took hold. My sister, on the other hand, went within a short period of time, because she would not eat at all. My best friend at the time in the National Union of Mineworkers, Peter Heathfield, finished his life being violent, struggling...

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Dennis Skinner: There is one point that my hon. Friend has not mentioned at all. I worked in the pit for 20-odd years before I came to Parliament, and I must say at the outset that this is an easier job than working down a coalmine. I know a lot of people do not like me saying that, but it is a fact. There is no doubt whatsoever about that. One of the things that I learnt about the pension scheme was this. I...

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Dennis Skinner: I will turn to address you, Madam Deputy Speaker.

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2019)

Dennis Skinner: I did happen to work down a coalmine and I am using the bit of expertise that I had regarding the coalmines, as opposed to being a Member of Parliament. I am trying to demonstrate something to my hon. Friend the Member for Easington (Grahame Morris) and to ask whether he will look at this. When I worked in the pit the miners themselves—700,000 of them—did not have a pension at all. In...

Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion (23 Apr 2019)

Dennis Skinner: After all that the Minister has had to say today, why are the Government still in favour of fracking?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries (11 Apr 2019)

Dennis Skinner: Will the Minister also have a word with the people running Derbyshire County Council? They issued a statement in which they said almost every public librarian is going to lose so many hours per week. On top of that, 20 libraries in Derbyshire are due to close completely. Will he have a word with them? It is a Tory county council.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Cycling and Walking (21 Mar 2019)

Dennis Skinner: Based on what the Minister had to say about walking, cycling, e-bikes and all the rest, when will the Government get rid of their ministerial cars and have e-bikes instead?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (19 Mar 2019)

Dennis Skinner: Why should Jim Ratcliffe make millions creating misery for all the people affected by fracking? Coincidentally, there are not many jobs either.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (19 Mar 2019)

Dennis Skinner: They’re wrong.

Health and Social Care: Future of the NHS (19 Feb 2019)

Dennis Skinner: It was not insignificant, what happened between ’97 and 2010 under a Labour Government. They trebled the amount of money going to the national health service. It was a system of hypothecation, whereby a 1% increase in national insurance went directly to the national health service, and nobody else fiddled with it.

Business of the House (14 Feb 2019)

Dennis Skinner: Don’t.

International Trade: UK Tech Sector Investment (7 Feb 2019)

Dennis Skinner: The Minister missed an opportunity in his answer to the supplementary question of the hon. Member for Halesowen and Rowley Regis (James Morris), in which he was invited to talk about a rocket. He should have said that this is the answer to Donald Tusk: to get out of hell, we are going to fly on a rocket.

Social Security (6 Feb 2019)

Dennis Skinner: I never thought that I would be involved in this debate at such a late stage in my life. I remember making my maiden speech. I had worked down the pits. There were 700 pits and 700,000 miners at the time. Those miners were very much responsible for assisting the nation both during the second world war and after. Those were very hard days in the mines, yet I finished up in this place, mainly...

Social Security (6 Feb 2019)

Dennis Skinner: Yes, I will get on the phone to Mick and let him know about today’s events. Seriously, if I can tell him that there will be an automatic yearly increase, it will be a token to him and to all those who took part in that exercise at the time. I am very pleased to be here, and very pleased to be taking—

Social Security (6 Feb 2019)

Dennis Skinner: Yes, I will give way.

Social Security (6 Feb 2019)

Dennis Skinner: I could not agree more. The fact is that it would be a breath of fresh air away from Brexit. That is my selling point. This is something that the Government will be remembered for. I will tell Mick Clapham on the phone that it is on its way and all the rest of it. It is an exercise away from the torment of Brexit, which even I never thought would reach this stage of argument. I have been...

Social Security (6 Feb 2019)

Dennis Skinner: Well, the story goes on and if I can stay on my feet long enough, there will be some more. There is no doubt that mesothelioma has affected a lot of people, whereas pneumoconiosis was almost entirely connected to the mining districts. The truth is that this a killer disease, and we have to keep our eye on the issue and assist in all the ways that we possibly can, today and in the future. We...

Local Government Finance (5 Feb 2019)

Dennis Skinner: It is even worse than that. This ever diminishing cake has now been subject to the Prime Minister—not the Secretary of State, the Prime Minister—offering bribes to people who are going to—[Interruption.] This is part of the system, and it can affect any area—

Local Government Finance (5 Feb 2019)

Dennis Skinner: This will come out of local government—


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