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Local Government Finance (7 Feb 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: I begin by thanking colleagues from all parts of the House who have contributed to this debate, including my hon. Friends the Members for Sheffield South East (Mr Betts), for Birmingham, Northfield (Richard Burden), for Nottingham North (Alex Norris), for Stoke-on-Trent Central (Gareth Snell), for North Durham (Mr Jones) and for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi), and the hon. Members for...

Local Government Finance (7 Feb 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: I am grateful to the Secretary of State for clarifying the position. Of course, the point is this: who runs the Department? The Secretary of State has some responsibility. If his departmental officials knew that the data were incorrect, was it not incumbent on him, as Secretary of State, to have known that and made it clear to the House when he presented the provisional settlement that the...

Women’S Suffrage Centenary: Points of Order (6 Feb 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: rose—

Women’S Suffrage Centenary: Points of Order (6 Feb 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. This is further to my point of order on 24 January, following which I wrote to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to ask whether the serious allegations set out in The MJ— otherwise known as The Municipal Journal—were true. Those allegations were that the Secretary of State had knowingly misled the House on...

Public Service Delivery: Northamptonshire (6 Feb 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: Mr Speaker, thank you for granting this urgent question. I welcome the Minister to the Dispatch Box; it is just a pity that it is not the Secretary of State. There have been deeply troubling reports for a number of months that Northamptonshire County Council has been failing in its duty to the people of Northamptonshire and to the public sector workers who provide valuable services to local...

Backbench Business: NHS Negligence Cases (30 Jan 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: I thank the Minister for his kind words and his outlining of how things are changing to give patients better systems through which confidently to seek redress when things go badly wrong. Unfortunately, though, that does not fix the problem for my constituent, Mr Hawkins. He is not looking for a solution. He has exhausted every avenue, as the Minister has set out, and has been badly let down...

Backbench Business: NHS Negligence Cases (30 Jan 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: The Minister hits the nail on the head there, and it is where the system has let Mr Hawkins down; Mr Hawkins will have been listening very attentively to the case that I set out. Mr Hawkins was denied that ability to apply for a judicial review because of the way that the hospital itself had delayed the process by not informing him that the case had been formally closed, so that by the time...

Backbench Business: NHS Negligence Cases (30 Jan 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: That brings us back to the point made by the hon. Member for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich (Dr Poulter). When Mr Hawkins complained that his Achilles tendon had adhered to the back of his foot again, it surely would have been better for Tameside General Hospital’s old management—the hospital has come a long way since it was in special measures—to investigate and put it...

Backbench Business: NHS Negligence Cases (30 Jan 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: I beg to move, That this House has considered NHS negligence cases. As always, Mr Rosindell, it is a pleasure to see you in the Chair. I know that it is highly unusual for a member of the shadow Cabinet to speak from the Back Benches, so I am grateful to the Opposition Whips and to Mr Speaker for allowing me to do so as a final opportunity to seek some form of closure for my constituent in...

Backbench Business: NHS Negligence Cases (30 Jan 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: The hon. Gentleman makes an important point. As Mr Hawkins himself acknowledges, if the hospital trust had taken his complaint down a different route by accepting that it had made a clinical error and deciding to put it right, I would not be standing in Westminster Hall today raising his case. Mr Hawkins continued with his complaint. In 2013, the trust eventually conceded and his remaining...

Carillion and Public Sector Outsourcing (24 Jan 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. The Municipal Journal has published an article today stating that Whitehall officials rushed out the provisional local government finance settlement before Christmas, knowing that the figures it was based on were wrong and that the information presented by Ministers to this House was incorrect. The Municipal Journal also reveals that the Valuation...

Local Government Finance Settlement (19 Dec 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: I thank the Secretary of State for giving me a copy of his statement. I have had the briefest possible time in which to adequately consider its contents, but it was nevertheless given to me in advance. I pay tribute to councillors and officers across the country who are on the frontline of this Government’s austerity agenda yet who continue to serve our communities as well as they can....

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

Andrew Gwynne: Several national children’s charities and the Local Government Association wrote to the Secretary of State ahead of the Budget to warn that funding for children’s services is unsustainable and insufficient. Instead of creeping to the Chancellor with birthday wishes, what did the Secretary of State do to lobby the Chancellor to provide the £2 billion that councils need to...

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

Andrew Gwynne: The Secretary of State does not just need to listen; he needs to act and perhaps read our “Local Government Health Check” report, which highlights that children’s services are facing a £2 billion funding gap now. Early intervention has been cut, Sure Start centres have closed, child protection cases have doubled, more children need taking into care, and ever more...

Points of Order (1 Dec 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: rose—

Points of Order (1 Dec 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. My hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger) was drawn at Question 4 for Monday’s Communities and Local Government questions. Her question was to ask what recent assessment the Secretary of State had made of the effect of changes in local authority funding on the provision of mental health services for young people. Yesterday, she...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: The hon. Lady will know that the Chartists also called for annual elections, so are we having one next year?

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: Some of us have greatness thrust upon us, Madam Deputy Speaker. I only came in to observe the debate but, sadly, my hon. Friend the Member for Lancaster and Fleetwood (Cat Smith) has taken ill. I am sure that the whole House will wish her a speedy recovery. It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Forest of Dean (Mr Harper). I suspect that he has a vested interest, given that he...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: I will come on to those points, because the hon. Gentleman will find that the cost of politics is already being cut in a number of ways. The duty of this House is to ensure that the Government are held to account, and my concern is that the proposal to reduce the number lessens scrutiny on the Government of the day. That might not be a Conservative Government, and I would hope that the hon....

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: I will not give way again, because many Members want to speak. Cutting 50 MPs also presents a crisis of scrutiny, a concern raised by the Electoral Reform Society. Under the current proposals, the reduction would be made entirely from the Back Benches— the hon. Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Wendy Morton), can shake her head, but there are no proposals to reduce the number of...


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