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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Liz Kendall: The votes we will have at 7 o’clock will be the most important since this House voted to trigger article 50. Those of us who want to have any real influence over how we leave the EU must vote for a meaningful vote in Parliament. That is not being guaranteed. We will not have a meaningful vote on either the initial withdrawal agreement and the very broad terms—which is all they...

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Dec 2017)

Liz Kendall: The way to solve the border issue, to protect the Good Friday agreement and to hold our United Kingdom together is to stay in the customs union and single market. Is it not the case that the Government only have themselves to blame for choosing—choosing—to rule this option out when they do not have to, which is putting the future of our country at risk?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Liz Kendall: The Minister is talking about the impact on people in the UK. Under the Good Friday agreement, people in Northern Ireland can choose to be British or Irish, or both. Will that remain the case after Brexit? If so, seeing as Ireland remains a member of the EU, will people in Northern Ireland still be able to choose to be EU citizens?

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Liz Kendall: It is a pleasure, as always, to follow the hon. Member for North East Somerset (Mr Rees-Mogg). The challenge facing any Government, and any Budget, is to boost our strengths, tackle our weaknesses and prepare the country for the future. I am afraid that the Government have failed to rise to these challenges, and not just in this inadequate Budget, but through their damaging approach to...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Liz Kendall: I am listening carefully to the hon. Lady, and I have been a longstanding champion of people being able to own their own homes, but has she read what the OBR says about the stamp duty measure—that it will not help first-time buyers but push up prices by far more than people will save?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Liz Kendall: I share the concerns of the right hon. and learned Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke). If the Government will not use the powers, why are they giving them to themselves? The Minister talks about dialogue and reassurance, but I have not heard anything practical from him about how he will change the Bill to address these concerns. What is he going to do?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Liz Kendall: Will the Minister give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (31 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: The Government have new proposals to limit legal costs and damages recovered in clinical negligence cases. Patient groups are extremely concerned this will mean serious cases involving older people, child deaths and stillbirths will be impossible to pursue. Will the Minister meet me and those groups to hear their concerns and to sort out the proposals?

Sexual Harassment in Parliament (30 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: Parliament must act, but all political parties must act, too. Does the Leader of the House agree that every party should introduce independent reporting, so that women have the confidence to come forward not just in Parliament, but in local councils and our party activist bases, too?

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: It is a privilege to follow the Chair of the Health Committee, and I shall pick up on some of the themes she raised. During the election, Conservative Members were no doubt dismayed that their manifesto proposals were dubbed a “dementia tax”, conveniently forgetting their “death tax” assault on Labour in 2010. While some of us could be forgiven for experiencing more...

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: Will the Minister give way?

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: Will the Minister give way?

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: Leicestershire County Council fears that it could have £22 million removed from its budget because of fines for delayed discharges, when the Government have cut its funds. The Conservative deputy leader, Byron Rhodes, says: “I can’t think of anything more stupid.” The Conservative leader, Nick Rushton, says: “How long can we put up with the Secretary of...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (24 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: Those of us who have had some experience of working in government on rolling out policies know that just because a policy or change in policy is announced does not mean it is actually happening on the ground. I urge the Minister to accept the call for a pause to guarantee that the changes he says he is making are actually filtering through on the ground. That is a problem. It is not a new...

European Council (23 Oct 2017)

Liz Kendall: The Prime Minister says she wants a deep and special partnership with the EU, but some of her colleagues want a total and complete break. Is not the truth that her failure to resolve this fundamental issue is what stalled the negotiations and put the future of our country at risk?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Liz Kendall: Leaving the EU means that we need to convert decades of EU law into our domestic legislation. A Bill that can do that in a timely and effective manner is essential. That is not what this debate is about. The real question is whether the Bill is fit for purpose, and I am afraid that it is not. The Government claim it will restore sovereignty to Parliament and secure certainty post-Brexit, but...

Free Childcare Entitlement (6 Sep 2017)

Liz Kendall: Children in deprived areas of my constituency start school up to 20 months behind where they should be developmentally. High-quality childcare with properly trained professionals can transform their lives. I urge the Minister to take the Opposition’s concerns more seriously. During the general election campaign, I met several providers who will not be able to deliver the policy. Will he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Sep 2017)

Liz Kendall: Glenfield’s children’s heart surgery unit has some of the best outcomes in the country, including mortality rates lower than the national average. Professor Ara Darzi says that proposals to change children’s heart surgery are astonishing, embarrassing and plucked out of thin air. Will the Prime Minister ensure that the final decision is made on the basis of sound clinical...

Schools Update (17 Jul 2017)

Liz Kendall: It is very unclear whether the Secretary of State has dealt with the underlying problems with the funding formula. Nine schools in some of the most deprived parts of Leicester West would have lost out because the Government’s initial proposals drastically reduced the amount of money allocated according to deprivation.

Schools Update (17 Jul 2017)

Liz Kendall: The Secretary of State shakes her head, but that is what happened in my constituency. Has the underlying basis of the funding formula been changed, or are schools in the most deprived areas still going to get a bigger cut, harming not helping social mobility?

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