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Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: I thank every single right hon. and hon. Member who has contributed today. Given the times we are going through, it goes to show the strength of parliamentarians from across parties that we have come together to deliver a clear message about where we want to get to as we move forward. My main aim today was to raise the issue further into the public perspective. I welcome the Minister’s...

Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: Can my hon. Friend pick up on the specific point that was raised about HMRC by myself and the hon. Member for Livingston (Hannah Bardell)? I absolutely agree with what he is saying, but it seems like an easy starting point to address that point with a Government Department.

Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: I beg to move, That this House has considered endometriosis workplace support. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. This issue affects not just the Minister’s Department, but the Department of Health and Social Care, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for Education and the Department for Work and Pensions. I thank Dr Larisa...

Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: My hon. Friend summarises the biggest issues that those women face. I will talk about the real-life experiences of the women who have contacted me, but one of the most important things—I hope other Members will expand on this—is that there are support networks out there, because women often suffer in silence. As I said, this subject goes beyond the DWP: certainly, the Department for...

Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: I am most grateful to the hon. Lady, who speaks with a great deal of personal experience. We have been friends for a long time—since we came to this place. We are two West Yorkshire MPs, despite being on different sides of the aisle. I am grateful to her for making those points. As I said, it is important that the Department for Education and the Department of Health and Social Care take...

Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: I entirely agree with those sentiments. As I said, I hope this debate will go beyond the Department for Work and Pensions. I thank the hon. Lady for that contribution; it is spot on. Endometriosis affects 1.5 million women in the UK. It takes an average of eight years to diagnose and there is not really a cure. I will share a few examples from women who have spoken out through the digital...

Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: I am grateful to the hon. Lady, who raises a very important point; there are many support groups out there. I will come to the workplace impact, for which the Minister is responsible, but one of the things that I want this debate to achieve is to highlight to women far and wide that there are lots of support groups in different areas of the country. More importantly, I hope that the debate...

Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for that important point. That goes back to the earlier example of the lady who suffered for so many years and who got a diagnosis only when she had ticked every single box of a workplace survey. That is why we need a debate with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy—we need to work across so many areas of government. The hon. Lady is...

Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: Of course, all employers should support people in the workplace who have any of the whole host of chronic illnesses that my hon. Friend mentioned, but quite a few of those illnesses get diagnosed relatively easily, or in a shorter time than endometriosis. One of the problems is that there is such a long diagnosis time—I will refer to that later. The hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside...

Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: I was just about to say that I need the Minister to work with the Department of Health and Social Care, because without a proper medical sign-off, this situation will keep arising, and by the time a diagnosis is finally made, many women have already seen their life destroyed. The Minister will have heard my hon. Friend’s intervention. I close with some rhetorical questions. Why is a disease...

Business of the House (17 Oct 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: May I take this opportunity to thank you, Mr Speaker, for allowing the NATO Parliamentary Assembly to use the House? The House did itself proud, and many of the delegates, from all around the world, including partner nations, were very impressed by what we are able to do here. Thousands of women in the UK suffer from the debilitating, chronic disease of endometriosis. Despite employment law...

Brexit Negotiations (3 Oct 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: May I welcome my right hon. Friend’s approach since he has become Prime Minister to getting this matter moving forward? Indeed, may I thank him for spending well over 500 minutes, getting close to 600 minutes, at the Dispatch Box, answering questions on this issue, and I believe that he has approached it with statesmanship, workmanship and a scientific approach to get things done....

Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: My right hon. Friend, I know to my core, is a great one nation Conservative. In that spirit, will he find time in his very busy schedule to take a close look at my six-year campaign to ban unpaid internships, which I am sure he agrees would bring great meritocracy to this country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (18 Jul 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: For six years I have tried to work proactively with HS2 on the route going through my constituency, and had great success, only for HS2 now to produce a Bill that sees a viaduct tear through Rothwell Country Park. HS2 has now had the audacity to send me a letter saying, “We don’t think it affects your area”—that is to the MP for Elmet and Rothwell. What can the Minister do to make...

Department for International Development (1 Jul 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Department for International Development (1 Jul 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: It is a genuine pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Glasgow North (Patrick Grady). I was glad that, towards the end of his speech, he referred to the amendment. I must say that when I saw it I was very disappointed that we would be playing with the question of whether this Department, in particular, was to have the budget that would enable it to proceed. I listened carefully to what the...

Department for International Development (1 Jul 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: I am enjoying the hon. Gentleman’s speech, but I would like to pick him up on something he said, because it is very important. He said the target was brought in with massive public support, and it was, but only in certain areas. The House has a responsibility always to espouse the virtues of international aid because there are many people—they contact us on email and so on—who want to...

Department for International Development (1 Jul 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: Does my right hon. Friend agree that we come back to the problem of public perception of international aid? When we tackle climate change, disease and terrorism, that has a direct benefit to this country. Although it may be thought that diseases are thousands of miles away, they are only one plane journey away. Does my right hon. Friend share my frustration that we do not do enough to explain...

Department for International Development (1 Jul 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: My hon. Friend has just made an important point. It is absolutely right that we fund multilateral projects, and some of the organisations involved, such as the UN, are huge. In respect of the big multilateral projects it is easy to pick on the tiniest point about where some aid might go and blow that up into a huge headline, and that is what our constituents hear. We are not going to change...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (26 Jun 2019)

Alec Shelbrooke: In Thursday’s Adjournment debate I described the barbaric treatment that my father-in-law received at a clinic in Barbados, which ultimately led to his death. It shows the influence of this Chamber that I have now been contacted by many people from around the country who want to talk to me about similar issues. This morning, I was contacted by a resident of Barbados who told me that the...


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