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Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Mental Health Workforce (10 Oct 2017)

Stephen McPartland: What recent steps he has taken to increase the size of the mental health workforce.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Mental Health Workforce (10 Oct 2017)

Stephen McPartland: On World Mental Health Day, I congratulate the Secretary of State on the work he has done, especially for children. We have had 42% more children receiving care for eating disorders and over 21,000 more children have received access to mental health provision. What targets does the Secretary of State have to help to improve such provision?

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

Stephen McPartland: Whether he has plans to reduce the taper rate for universal credit claimants.

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

Stephen McPartland: A taper rate of 63p in the pound is, in effect, a tax rate of 63% on net income. Surely the Minister accepts that that is a punitive rate and a barrier to work.

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

Stephen McPartland: The higher rate of tax is 45% on gross income and the effective rate of tax on universal credit claimants is 63%. How can the Minister justify that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (11 Sep 2017)

Stephen McPartland: Will the Minister confirm whether the Government agree with local government-controlled multi-academy trusts?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Productivity (18 Apr 2017)

Stephen McPartland: What steps he is taking to improve productivity.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Productivity (18 Apr 2017)

Stephen McPartland: With the average worker spending 23% of their day on email, what assessment have the Government made of how the increasing reliance on email is stalling productivity?

Personal Independence Payment: Regulations (29 Mar 2017)

Stephen McPartland: I do not always agree with the Government on welfare, but I do believe that the assessments have been improving. My concern is that the situation surrounding the 50-page application form, with which people are struggling, is not improving. People’s access to assessments—they can be put in taxis for up to an hour—is also a growing problem.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (6 Feb 2017)

Stephen McPartland: I am chairman of the all-party group on literacy. Today, with the National Literacy Trust, we are announcing figures showing that 86% of all English constituencies have at least one ward with significant literacy problems. Does the Minister agree that people not being able to read and write is not just an economic issue, but one of social justice?

Car Parking Charges: Stevenage — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (23 Nov 2016)

Stephen McPartland: I beg to move, That this House has considered car parking charges and Stevenage town centre. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. I am grateful that the Minister is present to respond to this debate, which is important both for my constituents in Stevenage and nationally. It is clear that excessive parking charges have been a major factor in the destruction of many...

Car Parking Charges: Stevenage — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (23 Nov 2016)

Stephen McPartland: That is an excellent intervention. I would be happy to support my hon. Friend’s private Member’s Bill. Will the Minister clarify whether a local authority’s revenue surplus from off-street car parking may be used for general purposes, or is it restricted in the same manner as an on-street parking revenue surplus? Will he agree to review off-street parking revenues in areas...

Police Dogs and Horses — [Mr David Crausby in the Chair] (14 Nov 2016)

Stephen McPartland: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Crausby. I would like to put on the record my thanks to the Petitions Committee for kindly allowing this debate to take place, and to my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton South (David Mackintosh) for leading it and starting us off today. I also thank the “Finn’s Law” campaign team, who have helped to mobilise public...

Police Dogs and Horses — [Mr David Crausby in the Chair] (14 Nov 2016)

Stephen McPartland: I agree with my hon. Friend. I understand that in 2015, France stopped treating animals as movable property and now refers to them as living beings. Perhaps that is something we can consider going forward. I understand that there is nervousness about providing police dogs and horses with the same rights as police officers, as the petition states. We need to be talking about simply treating...

Police Dogs and Horses — [Mr David Crausby in the Chair] (14 Nov 2016)

Stephen McPartland: I agree with the hon. Lady, but as my hon. Friend the Member for Dartford (Gareth Johnson) said, a monetary value is placed on the damage. It has to be shown to be worth £5,000, so even with a police officer’s body camera, it would have to be demonstrated that the kicking and punching caused £5,000-worth of damage for the case to be eligible to go to Crown court to seek the...

Sale of Annuities (19 Oct 2016)

Stephen McPartland: I know that the Minister has very bravely taken this decision to protect the more vulnerable pensioners who are suffering, but what will he and the Treasury be able to do to ensure that pensioners on very low incomes who are trapped in difficult annuities can escape those punishing regimes?

Tax Credits: Concentrix (14 Sep 2016)

Stephen McPartland: I am a big fan of supporting those people who are trying very hard to get on in life and who depend on tax credits. One of my concerns is that over the next eight months those people will still be dealt with by Concentrix and will still have that fear of being falsely accused and prosecuted, almost, as they go forward. What reassurance can the Minister give that those people will be looked...

Investigatory Powers Bill: Persons who may apply for issue of warrant (7 Jun 2016)

Stephen McPartland: I am grateful to the Solicitor General and to the Minister for Security for the time that they have given me over the past 12 months, to work with me on these amendments and in our negotiations. I am very happy to withdraw my new clause and not to press my other amendments, as they are probing amendments that were not intended to be pressed to a vote. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the...

Investigatory Powers Bill: Persons who may apply for issue of warrant (7 Jun 2016)

Stephen McPartland: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Investigatory Powers Bill: Persons who may apply for issue of warrant (7 Jun 2016)

Stephen McPartland: I speak in support of all the amendments that I have tabled in this group. First, new clause 18 and amendment 207 are designed to try to restrict the powers in the Bill to the intelligence agencies and law enforcement only. Schedule 4 currently includes the Food Standards Agency and the Gambling Commission, and I am not clear what evidence there is for including those organisations and...


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