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EU Exit Negotiations (17 Oct 2017)

Nicky Morgan: The Secretary of State said in his statement that “we cannot fully resolve the issues without also addressing our future relationship”. He is obviously right in saying that, but is it not also the case that it is impossible to address the future relationship if talks do not take place? Will he therefore resist the siren voices who are tempting him to say that if there is no...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Finance (16 Oct 2017)

Nicky Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to make further announcements on funding awards for character education under the character grants programme.

Higher Education Funding (11 Oct 2017)

Nicky Morgan: I congratulate the shadow Secretary of State on continuing the fine tradition of women carrying on with speeches in the face of adversity. As someone who represents a university, was it not the case, when we made the decision in 2010 to put up fees, that it was a very simple calculation that if fees were not raised, we would have had to cut the number of young people able to go to university,...

Air Rifles (9 Oct 2017)

Nicky Morgan: The hon. Member for Bristol South (Karin Smyth) mentioned the case that occurred in Loughborough over the summer, although I am not going to talk about it because it is still subject to investigation and potentially other proceedings. She highlighted that a number of incidents have, tragically, involved young children. Will the Minister consider—perhaps this is something that we might...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (9 Oct 2017)

Nicky Morgan: I know Ministers take very seriously the responsibility of supporting those with mental ill health to stay in work. One of my constituents has contacted me about his concerns. He is suffering from mental health challenges and is finding that the constant threat of redundancy or reorganisation is taking a toll on his mental health. Can the Minister tell me now, or write to me, to explain what...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Metals: Industry (20 Sep 2017)

Nicky Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from the metals industries on the effect on that sector of the UK leaving the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Finance (15 Sep 2017)

Nicky Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the future funding of supported housing consultation.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dogs: Animal Welfare (12 Sep 2017)

Nicky Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the outcome of his Animal Welfare Team's voluntary survey of police forces, local authorities and social landlords on measures to address dog control and to reduce dog attacks in England.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Nicky Morgan: I congratulate the new hon. Member for Canterbury (Rosie Duffield) on an excellent and confident maiden speech. I was sorry to hear about the online abuse that she has already experienced but pleased to hear about the support she has received. She talked about unity and togetherness, and she might have found the House at a challenging time for such things, but we will hopefully find a way...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Nicky Morgan: I thank my right hon. Friend for that intervention. She is absolutely right. As a former EU budget Minister, I can say that money will be paid to the European Union, and I disagree fundamentally with the remarks of my right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (John Redwood). As one of our MEPs, Dan Hannan, said, this country pays what it owes. We have made financial commitments to the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Nicky Morgan: Is my right hon. Friend saying that one of the largest and most basic amounts of its income that any household spends—the part that it spends on food—could be affected by these proposals, but that that is okay?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Nicky Morgan: Does not the last intervention point to the fundamental misunderstanding that some have about this Bill—and I am afraid the Secretary of State mentioned it earlier? The point is whether the UK is going to become a rule-taker rather than a rule-maker. Our membership of the European Union has allowed us to influence the directives and regulations which have then been taken on board in...

Taxable Benefits (6 Sep 2017)

Nicky Morgan: This is the first time that I have spoken in a debate in which you have been in the Chair, Madam Deputy Speaker, so may I welcome you to your role? It is a real pleasure to see you in the Chair, and I thank you for calling me in this important debate. First, let me welcome my right hon. Friend the Member for Central Devon (Mel Stride) to his new role as Financial Secretary to the Treasury. I...

Taxable Benefits (6 Sep 2017)

Nicky Morgan: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. We have agreed that people want more digital interactions. They are now much more used to them, and that is how people do their banking and lots of ordering. However, when there is a problem—we have seen this with the introduction of free childcare, which was the subject of the urgent question earlier today—people do need to speak to...

Taxable Benefits (6 Sep 2017)

Nicky Morgan: I thank my hon. Friend very much for that suggestion. What he says has much merit, and it may well be something we want to explore in Committee. It would be fair to say that a common view among Conservative Members, and the reason why we are on this side of the House, is that we believe in encouraging, not compelling, people to do something that the Government and the state want them to do....

Taxable Benefits (6 Sep 2017)

Nicky Morgan: I might be guided by you on this, Madam Deputy Speaker, but I suspect that that is actually a matter for the House authorities, the usual channels and the Front Benches, although the House and Ministers will have heard the hon. Lady. Obviously, the more constructive evidence that can be given on legislation, the better legislation we have. I will finish by saying that I look forward to seeing...

Free Childcare Entitlement (6 Sep 2017)

Nicky Morgan: This is clearly the right policy and has been demanded by working parents and others up and down the country. The shadow Minister talked about the policy being shrouded in secrecy; I do not know where she was in the general election of 2015, but I think that this is an issue that all parties discussed in many different debates. Let me ask the Minister about the implementation of the policy by...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Mathematics: Education (24 Jul 2017)

Nicky Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for the publication of the report by Sir Adrian Smith on post-16 mathematics.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth (18 Jul 2017)

Nicky Morgan: What assessment he has made of recent trends in economic growth.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth (18 Jul 2017)

Nicky Morgan: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Would the Chancellor not agree that a growing economy is necessary to pay for our essential public services? The Office for Budget Responsibility’s “Fiscal risks report”, which has already been referred to, says that “governments should expect nasty fiscal surprises from time to time”— I am not referring to the shadow Chancellor...


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