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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Jack Dromey: On 13 March 1942, in New End hospital, the older brother that I never knew, James John Dromey, died at three days old. I do not know whether my mother had difficulty, as a trainee nurse, in getting support from her employer. What I do know is that the trauma of losing that three-day-old baby stayed with her for the rest of her life. For years she was reluctant to talk about it, and the scars...

Grenfell Tower (19 Oct 2017)

Jack Dromey: An Erdington tower block tenant asked me, “Will the Government pay to keep us safe?” The west midlands fire service has advised £41 million of works, including the retrofitting of sprinklers, but the city is reeling from £700 million of cuts to its budget. Will the Government pay to keep the tenants of Birmingham safe?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Jack Dromey: On this side of the Chamber, we live in the real world of our constituents. People suffering from motor neurone disease came to see us in Westminster yesterday to say that on top of the agony of their disease, they faced the indignity of fighting for their full entitlement under PIP. Today a landlord came to see me in my office, saying that he will never again let to tenants on universal...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Employment: Leave (16 Oct 2017)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on introducing a new statutory entitlement to carer's leave for working people.

Aggressive Antisocial Behaviour — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Jack Dromey: My hon. Friend is making a powerful case on behalf of his constituents and the city of Birmingham. The West Midlands police service has suffered a real-terms cut of £18 million this year. The chief constable has warned that the force is stretched to the limit. The police and crime commissioner has said that call-out times are getting longer; they are now up to 24 hours for 999 calls...

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Jack Dromey: As a lifelong negotiator who has stood up for workers all my life against the actions of Conservative Governments, I say to the hon. Member for Lichfield (Michael Fabricant) that the jewel in the crown of British manufacturing is the automotive sector. It is a world-class success story that has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers, and more than half our cars are sold...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Maternity Services (18 Sep 2017)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6776, what steps his Department will take to include the recommendations of the national neonatal review due to publish its initial report in September 2017 for consultation in the Local Maternity System Plans which must be in place by October 2017; and what the timetable is for incorporating...

Schools: National Funding Formula (14 Sep 2017)

Jack Dromey: The shadow Secretary of State is absolutely right, because she listens to the voice of headteachers; 100 headteachers came to Parliament earlier this week and told heartbreaking stories of having to sack teachers and teaching assistants. One headteacher had had to sack the caretaker and, because he could not afford to replace them, was having to do some of the caretaker’s duties...

Police Pay and Funding (14 Sep 2017)

Jack Dromey: The Government clearly inhabit another planet. After a generation of progress on crime, 20,000 police officers have gone—2,000 in the west midlands—and crime is once again rising. Knife crime is up, gun crime is up, violent crime is up, crime across the board is up, and the public are increasingly at risk. Does the Minister not accept that she is now confronting the police service...

NHS Pay (13 Sep 2017)

Jack Dromey: Mandy McKeown’s son Liam died seven times. He survived, thanks to the dedicated work of neonatal intensive care nurses. Tracey, who came to Parliament last week, spoke of having suffered a 14% cut in pay, two-thirds of her fellow nurses taking second jobs and a haemorrhage of nurses from the profession that they love. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is utterly shameful to treat those...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Weekly Earnings (12 Sep 2017)

Jack Dromey: According to the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, the last time wages were stagnant for so long was 150 years ago, when Gladstone was Prime Minister, Darwin was launching the theory of evolution and trade unions were illegal. Now we know from Library figures that, year on year, wages went up under the previous Labour Government and, year on year, wages have gone down under this...

Free Childcare Entitlement (6 Sep 2017)

Jack Dromey: All children are entitled to expect the best possible start in life, and parents are entitled to expect help with childcare so that they can go out to work. However, with thousands of parents in Birmingham still in limbo, free childcare that is often not free, providers threatened with going out of business, and the closure of 26 children’s centres in the city, does the Minister...

Blacklisting (5 Sep 2017)

Jack Dromey: To press the Minister further on that point, we have heard powerful evidence today in relation to both Crossrail and Big Ben. Does she agree that if there is evidence of complicity in blacklisting, the companies concerned should not get public contracts until such time as they have remedied the bad practices of the past and, indeed, the present?

Blacklisting (5 Sep 2017)

Jack Dromey: Thank you very much, Mr Walker. May I first congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Streatham (Chuka Umunna) on his outstanding advocacy of a noble cause? Trade unions are a force for good. To be denied work because you are a trade unionist is an affront to democracy. Blacklisting is not history; it is a scandal that has never gone away. Forty years ago, when I came out of the Grunwick...

Blacklisting (5 Sep 2017)

Jack Dromey: Without hesitation, I agree with my right hon. Friend, and I will come to that. Over the years, hundreds of individuals have been blacklisted and I will give one example today. Dave Smith, joint secretary of the blacklist support group, became virtually unemployable as a consequence of his file, which was first held by the Economic League and then by the Consulting Association. It was 36...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Maternity Services (5 Sep 2017)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 4054, whether the recommendations in the national neonatal review are intended to inform the development of local maternity system plans.

Grenfell Tower (20 Jul 2017)

Jack Dromey: The West Midlands Fire Service has recommended that extensive work be carried out on 213 tower blocks in Birmingham containing 10,000 households. That work must be done as a matter of priority, but it will be very challenging indeed for the city, given the pressure on its budget. May I ask the Secretary of State, therefore—having spoken with the leader of the council, John Clancy, this...

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