Emma Reynolds: Does the Minister recognise that for many people on low incomes, paying 80% of market rent is not affordable—it is simply unaffordable? When will the Government ditch this twisted notion of affordability and build more homes for social rent?
Emma Reynolds: I will focus my remarks on the customs union and the single market. There may well be differences of opinion on our Benches, but I respect all my right hon. and hon. Friends; I know they are trying to do the right thing by the country and by their constituents. But our differences are nothing compared with the divisions on the Government Benches, and it is a bit rich of the hon. Member for...
Emma Reynolds: The outgoing president of the CBI said today that manufacturing sectors, particularly the car industry, would be severely damaged if the UK did not stay in a customs union with the EU. Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that those comments are very concerning?
Emma Reynolds: Will my hon. Friend give way?
Emma Reynolds: Will my hon. Friend give way?
Emma Reynolds: Is it not the case that some of the staunchest Brexiteers, including the Secretary of State himself, have always defended parliamentary sovereignty, but when it comes to a meaningful vote on the deal, they seem to ignore it?
Emma Reynolds: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Home Office plans write to all non-UK EU citizens resident in the UK since before 1 January 1973 to confirm that they hold settled status in the UK.
Emma Reynolds: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of non-UK EU citizens resident in the UK before 1 January 1973 who have indefinite leave to remain.
Emma Reynolds: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of violent crime in the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement.
Emma Reynolds: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the 12 per cent rise in recorded hate crimes in the West Midlands in the last year, and if he will make a statement.
Emma Reynolds: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Oral Statement of 2 May 2018 on Breast Cancer Screening, Official Report, column 315, what estimate his Department has made of the number of women in Wolverhampton who were not sent an invitation to a final routine breast cancer screening as a result of the computer algorithm failure.
Emma Reynolds: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an assessment of trends in the level of cyber crime in the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement.
Emma Reynolds: I have been helping identical twins who have the same genetic condition, which involves learning disabilities and associated health problems. Both were assessed for PIP at different times by different assessors. One was granted PIP and one was rejected. The case has now been resolved, but can the Minister not see that the system is totally unfit for purpose and needs overhauling?
Emma Reynolds: We may have had 84 ministerial statements, but we only have five paragraphs on the Prime Minister’s preferred option of the customs partnership in the “Future customs arrangements” paper of last August. When will we get more detail than those five paragraphs on that option?
Emma Reynolds: Maybe I can take the extra time. While I welcome the motion, I regret that the Government have used today’s debate to focus on process rather than substance, because there are some crucial issues around the customs union and at the heart of today’s debate. It is laughable that Conservative Members should be lecturing the Labour party about acting irresponsibly and against the...
Emma Reynolds: I sometimes agree with the right hon. Lady but on this occasion I do not. The paper I am holding up now is the kind of ludicrous document we have before us: the “Future customs arrangements” paper. It is the only thing written by this Government on the customs union, and it contains just five flimsy paragraphs on the Prime Minister’s supposedly preferred option. That is not...
Emma Reynolds: Turkey’s arrangement with the EU was agreed when Turkey was on the path to membership; that is not the arrangement the Labour party is seeking with the EU, and to suggest otherwise is, frankly, ludicrous. We are proposing that we remain in the customs union and have a say over trade agreements done with the rest of the world. That is a more responsible policy than the hard Brexit that...
Emma Reynolds: I will not. Let us briefly consider the two models. Even some Conservative Members seem to be suggesting that the Prime Minister’s preferred option of the customs partnership is illegal, “crazy” and “cretinous”, so she does not even seem to have the backing of her own Members of Parliament. The EU has called it “magical thinking”, and from looking at...