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Eu: Future Relationship White Paper (12 Jul 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: Does the Secretary of State intend to produce any kind of detailed regional economic impact assessments, so that we can fully understand the scale of the damage to jobs, livelihoods and living standards in the north-east that would be caused by what his Government are proposing?

The Hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, Representing the Speaker’S Committee on the Electoral Commission, Was Asked: Referendum Rules (12 Jul 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: After the June 2016 referendum, the Electoral Commission recommended improvements to modernise electoral law. Recommendations covered the consolidation of referendum legislation, the regulated period, rules for campaigning and sanctions. The Commission also recently recommended changes to improve the transparency of digital campaigning at future referendums and elections. Further details can...

The Hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, Representing the Speaker’S Committee on the Electoral Commission, Was Asked: Referendum Rules (12 Jul 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: I am very grateful to the right hon. Lady for raising this issue. The Electoral Commission welcomes the report that she refers to and shares the view that the Government must take steps to modernise electoral law, especially on transparency and digital campaigning. It chimes with the Electoral Commission’s report on digital campaigning concerning areas such as misinformation, the...

The Hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, Representing the Speaker’S Committee on the Electoral Commission, Was Asked: Referendum Rules (12 Jul 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: The Commission has repeatedly called for an increase to the maximum penalty that it can impose on political parties and other campaigners for a breach of the rules. On the investigation that my right hon. Friend refers to, the Vote Leave organisation took an unusual step in sharing its views on the Electoral Commission’s initial findings. The Commission will give due consideration to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders’ Access to Education and Employment (10 Jul 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: Female offenders often have complex needs and getting the right support in place can be vital in helping them to turn their lives around, so why have members of the Government’s advisory board said that recent announcements from the Secretary of State represent a missed opportunity and are simply not sufficient to achieve his ambitions?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Ministers and Senior Civil Servants: Mobile Phones (9 Jul 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the National Cyber Security Centre has made an assessment of the potential risk to the security of (a) Ministers and (b) senior civil servants of having voice recognition software enabled on mobile phones; what guidance his Department has issued on the use of voice recognition software; and what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kurdistan and Iraq (26 Jun 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: What recent assessment his Department has made of the political and security situation in Iraq.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kurdistan and Iraq (26 Jun 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: As Iraq attempts to move forward, what discussions has the Minister had with his Iraqi counterparts about respecting international human rights standards, especially with regards to the rights of women in Iraq?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Sunderland (25 Jun 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter of 6 March 2018 from the Under-Secretary of State for Justice to the hon. Members for Houghton and Sunderland South and for Sunderland Central, what progress has been made on the future of the Sunderland court estate.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Galileo System (19 Jun 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential for job losses as a result of the UK withdrawing from the Galileo satellite navigation system.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Global Navigation Satellite Systems (19 Jun 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the UK’s ability to launch a network of satellites equivalent to the EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system; what estimate his Department has made of the annual running costs of such a network; in which territories the UK would place the required ground...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: The north-east has been neglected for far too long. Much of what needs to be done in our region could be addressed by our own domestic Government if they chose to do so. Does my hon. Friend share my concern that, if we crash out of the European Union with an extreme form of Brexit, the people we represent will be poorer as a result?

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Local Government: Elections (11 Jun 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission offered, during the set-up of the pilots, to comment on the Equality Impact Assessment produced by each pilot area. The Commission received the documents as they became available from October 2017 onwards and provided comments either directly to the pilot authority or via the Cabinet Office. The Commission’s evaluation will consider if any of the pilot...

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Speaker's Committee On the Electoral Commission: Internet (11 Jun 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission has set up a project to modernise the way in which it presents its guidance, working closely with users. The project is on track to deliver the first guidance in the new format during 2019.

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Vote Leave (11 Jun 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: The Commission has concluded its investigation announced on 20 November 2017, into Vote Leave and other campaigners. The Commission has written to those being investigated to advise them of the initial findings. In accordance with statute they have 28 days to make further representations before final decisions are taken. The Commission will then announce the outcome of the investigation and...

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Electoral Register (4 Jun 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: The Electoral Commission sets performance standards for Electoral Registration Officers (EROs), relating to their duty to maintain accurate and complete electoral registers. The Commission uses a risk-based approach to inform its monitoring of performance, and provides support and challenge to EROs as needed. It provides guidance and other resources to EROs to support them in promoting...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion: Misoprostol (21 May 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of approving the home as a place for pregnant women to take misoprostol.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (14 May 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: Almost one in three children at secondary school in the north-east attends a school judged to be “inadequate” or “needing improvement”. Rather than chucking money at grammar schools, when can we expect to see action to drive up standards and tackle education inequality in regions such as the north-east?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Suicide (8 May 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of suicides which occurred on UK railway lines in each of the last 15 years.

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: General Election 2017 (26 Apr 2018)

Bridget Phillipson: An important part of the Electoral Commission’s remit is to investigate whether any offences have been committed in breach of the UK’s political finance rules. It is currently investigating whether Momentum, a registered non-party campaigner at the 2017 UK Parliamentary General Election, breached campaign finance rules in relation to spending. The Commission does not comment on...


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