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Electoral Commission Investigation: Vote Leave (17 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: The Minister’s own words are that this cuts both ways, but I do not think that that is the case. The Electoral Commission has been absolutely clear. It did all it could, but it lacks power to do more. Will the Minister correct herself? This does not cut both ways, does it? As my hon. Friend the Member for Wigan (Lisa Nandy) said, this is one of the worst, most despicable abuses of...

Nato Summit (16 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: About these issues, the Prime Minister has said that “we must engage from a position of unity and strength.” Who does she think has done most to put that unity at risk: Donald Trump, who calls our friends foes, or the hard Brexiteers who have now left her Cabinet? Who, when it comes to British diplomacy, has taken incompetence to new heights?

Forced Adoption in the Uk (12 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: It has been my pleasure and honour to lead on this debate. I thank the shadow Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for South Shields (Mrs Lewell-Buck), who gave an excellent speech, as well as the Minister, who has listened carefully. I will make a couple of brief remarks on what he has just said. His offer to meet us was very welcome and will be taken up. We might then talk in some detail...

Forced Adoption in the Uk (12 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: The Minister is making a really worthwhile speech. He just mentioned a report, I think of a committee of this House. Will he be so good as to ensure that the report is made publicly available? He might ask the Library to do that, because it is very important to point to the work that has already been done. It sounds as though it was done a long time ago, so that is something we will want to...

Forced Adoption in the Uk (12 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: I beg to move, That this House recognises the pain and suffering that the historical practice of forced adoption caused many women and children; and calls on the Government to issue an apology to women and children affected by that practice. This is a year of feminism. It is 100 years since the demands for women’s votes were finally heard in this place. What progress we have made in...

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: My constituents who work at Airbus, Vauxhall Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Unilever and many other parts of our modern manufacturing supply chain have had their voice heard, but they need to be heard more, because they need not just what is in the Chequers statement. When will the Prime Minister go further and accept that we need to include more in this deal and that we need to be part of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Zero Hours Contracts (5 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of social care staff who are on a zero hours contract.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Pay (5 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) mean average hourly pay (b) median average hourly pay and (c) most common rate of hourly pay for social care workers in each year from 2010 to 2018.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Walk-in Centres: Closures (5 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS walk-in centres have closed in England in each year from 2010 to 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Children (5 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families with three or more children received (a) tax credits and (b) universal credit from April 2017 in (i) Wirral, (ii) Merseyside, (iii) the North West and (iv) the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Wrexham-Bidston Railway Line (3 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the frequency of trains on the Wrexham to Bidston line.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: North West (3 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve travelling times between Wirral and Manchester.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Regeneration: Urban Areas (3 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what capital expenditure his Department has made available for town centre regeneration in each year since 2010 in (a) England, (b) the North West, (c) Merseyside, (d) Wirral local authority area and (e) Wirral South constituency.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Unemployment Levels (3 Jul 2018)

Alison McGovern: The Chancellor lauds both the employment rate and the fiscal steps the Government he has been a part of have taken, but that data masks a host of problems, so can he confirm to the House today that he thinks a rising child poverty rate is a price worth paying for his spin and rhetoric?

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Alison McGovern: I want to reflect on what the Minister has just said. I implore everybody to ensure that all sides can be heard in the debate. That is what is important. We need conduct that enables the broadest possible debate.

Leaving the Eu: Airbus Risk Assessment (25 Jun 2018)

Alison McGovern: Unlike the right hon. Member for Rayleigh and Wickford (Mr Francois), my constituent Kyle Robinson, a Unite shop steward, works at Broughton every day. He wrote to me this weekend to say that the current situation for him and the families I represent is potentially catastrophic. Will the Secretary of State ensure that when he takes up the invitation from my hon. Friend the Member for Alyn...


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