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Tower Block Cladding (21 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: While last week’s announcement of money to replace unsafe cladding on social housing is welcome, that still leaves a lot of private blocks, including in my constituency, where leaseholders are facing potentially a very large cost and great uncertainty about when the work will be done. Since the Government’s policy is that those who own the freehold should pay, will the Secretary...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Ground Rent (21 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to legislate to prevent unreasonable increases in ground rents on existing leasehold properties.

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: Does my hon. Friend agree that even if the Prime Minister can persuade her divided Cabinet and then the EU negotiators to accept one or other of those two proposals, neither would be ready before the end of the transition period? Is it not therefore time for the Government finally to admit that we will be remaining in a customs union with the EU for some time to come?

East Coast Main Line (16 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: This is the third time that a private franchise on this line has failed. The Secretary of State just told the House that when it is fully formed, the new LNER operation will be a partnership between the public and private sectors. Can he clarify that, until that time, it will in effect be a publicly run service? If so, he could have made a considerably shorter statement if he had just got up...

Gaza Border Violence (15 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: All countries, Israel included, of course, have the right to defend themselves, but there is no justification—none whatsoever—for the IDF shooting at and killing unarmed protestors inside Gaza. Although I agree with the Minister that the fact that there is currently no peace process at all is the greatest tragedy of all, and that we must continue to strive for one with the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Torture (15 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports of alleged use of torture and forced confessions in Bahrain.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Open University: Finance (15 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received on the effect of changes to higher education funding on the Open University.

Backbench Business: Channel 4 Relocation — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: People from Channel 4 listening to the debate will be beginning to realise that they are spoiled for choice. I urge my hon. Friend, in the spirit of Yorkshire solidarity, at least to acknowledge that with respect to the diversity, infrastructure and talent criteria the city of Leeds would be a great host for Channel 4, not least because of our strong record of television and film production...

Iran Nuclear Deal (9 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: Does the Foreign Secretary agree that one of the most serious consequences of President Trump’s decision, which the special relationship was unable to prevent, is that it will result in hard-liners in Iran and elsewhere saying, “There is no point in doing deals on security with the United States of America, because it does not keep its word.”?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (9 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the proportion of mandatory reconsiderations for (a) PIP and (b) ESA applications which changed the original assessment in each of the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Home Office: Brexit (9 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to give effect to the agreement reached with the EU on (a) the rights of Irish citizens living in the UK and (b) the operation of the Common Travel Area after the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: Republic of Ireland (9 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many citizens of the Republic of Ireland living in the UK have (a) applied for and (b) been granted British citizenship in each of the last 5 years.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (8 May 2018)

Hilary Benn: The European health insurance card enables British citizens to get medical treatment in the EU, including kidney patients who need dialysis. Without it, many of them simply could not go on holiday at all. Will the Secretary of State tell the House whether it remains the Government’s objective to keep the EHIC in place after we have left the EU, and, if so, what progress is being made to...

Windrush (30 Apr 2018)

Hilary Benn: Given the comments the Home Secretary made over the weekend and repeated today about how he felt at the treatment of the Windrush generation, is he able to give an assurance to the 3 million EU citizens who have also been legally living here, in some cases for many years, that none of them will go through the same experience as they apply for settled status just because they are not able to...

Sainsbury and Asda Merger (30 Apr 2018)

Hilary Benn: Asda said this morning that it will continue to be run from its head office in the centre of Leeds, where just over 2,000 people are employed. Given that in the last few months there have been two rounds of job losses at Asda’s head office, and in the light of what the Minister has just said about the merger providing an opportunity to cut costs, what assurance can he give staff in the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation: Somalia (30 Apr 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been deported from the UK to Somalia in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Offenders (30 Apr 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy to withhold a decision on applications for further leave to remain in cases where the applicant is facing criminal charges.

Syria: Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Hilary Benn: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Wirral South (Alison McGovern) on having made this application for an emergency debate and on the passion she showed in her speech—a passion she has shown over many years in pursuit of principle. There will not be any victors in the war in Syria; there are only victims—the 400,000 or so whose lives have been lost and the many others...


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