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Orgreave: Public Inquiry into Policing (20 Jul 2016)

Alison McGovern: The Home Secretary said that she will make a decision in the autumn, but my right hon. Friend the Member for Leigh (Andy Burnham) and my hon. Friends the Members for Liverpool, Walton (Steve Rotheram) and for Halton (Derek Twigg) and I, as chair of the all-party parliamentary group on the Hillsborough Disaster, spent many hours talking with the Home Secretary’s predecessor and the IPCC...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disadvantaged Families and Children: Life Chances (11 Jul 2016)

Alison McGovern: The Secretary of State has mentioned support for working parents several times, but those hit hardest by the Government’s cuts to in-work support for parents are single parents—those who least deserve it—so, on this issue and that of helping single parents, will he think again?

Report of the Iraq Inquiry (6 Jul 2016)

Alison McGovern: I join all those in the House in paying tribute to our armed forces. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude. I will quote from the resignation speech of Robin Cook: “Our interests are best protected not by unilateral action but by multilateral agreement and a world order governed by rules.”—[Official Report, 17 March 2003; Vol. 401, c. 726.] Does the Prime Minister agree that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Forward Budget Planning (5 Jul 2016)

Alison McGovern: The Secretary of State and others have sought to reassure us that nothing changes immediately with Brexit, but that is not right for the NHS. The impact on the economy is already clear, and that will have a knock-on effect on our health service. That is why I will meet local leaders in Wirral on Friday to try to formulate a Brexit plan for the NHS. Will the Secretary of State receive that...

Surplus Target and Corporation Tax (4 Jul 2016)

Alison McGovern: As ever, the Chancellor is fond of having a pop at the previous Labour Government, but there was a crisis in the markets to which that Government had to respond. This is a crisis made in Government to which the markets are responding. With that in mind, and because he has not answered this yet, will he say what proper assessment he has made of the impact of this cut in corporation tax on our...

EU Nationals: Uk Residence (4 Jul 2016)

Alison McGovern: The Minister’s answer to the question seems to be, “Trust me: it’s all in hand.” Is it any wonder that the family of my right hon. Friend the Member for Leigh (Andy Burnham) and thousands of other families up and down this country cannot trust the Government, given how they have handled the immigration question for years? May I ask the Minister to do a little better...

Outcome of the EU Referendum (27 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: The Prime Minister keeps saying that our economic fundamentals are strong, but our membership of the EU was one of those economic fundamentals, so may I ask him to speak to the Chancellor, who has now fled this House, to set up a plan to counter the Brexit recession, including increasing capital expenditure in the north?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (27 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: Depressingly, UNICEF reported that 25 children were killed by airstrikes in Syria yesterday. Will the Secretary of State tell us what conversations he is having with our international partners to make sure that we take every necessary step to defend civilians?

Tributes to Jo Cox (20 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: Let me begin by saying again Jo’s own words: “Who can blame desperate parents for wanting to escape the horror that their families are experiencing? Children are being killed on their way to school…one in three children have grown up knowing nothing but fear and war. Those children have been exposed to things no child should ever witness, and I know that I would risk life...

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: As part of Labour’s in campaign, I spoke to a woman on the phone last night. She was not sure how she was going to vote, and she did not know who to believe. She said that she just wanted the facts, so that is where I begin. We must be absolutely clear: globalisation is happening, and it is not going away. With democracy in eastern Europe and the opening up of China and India, capital,...

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: I could not have put it better. Those who are feeling the sharp end of globalisation are presented with a particular suggestion about that as a solution, but as the hon. Gentleman says, it is nothing of the sort. It would sabotage the British economy, destroy even more jobs and reduce revenue for public services. On the other hand, there is the other set of leavers—the people who think...

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: My hon. Friend is speaking with characteristic eloquence about the north-west. Will he explain further why we must pay attention to the parts of our country that are geographically furthest away from metropolitan centres?

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: I have been very happy to campaign in a cross-party way to remain, but as the Foreign Secretary has criticised my party’s record in government, may I ask him whether his Government’s cuts, loaded on to the poorest parts of our country, have made too many people question whether they have anything to lose in the referendum? Their wages have been falling since the crash, which has...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Professions (13 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for applicants to the National Performers List.

Women and the Vote (8 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: I requested this Adjournment debate as yesterday marked exactly 150 years since the philosopher and Member of this House, John Stuart Mill, moved the first mass petition to the House of Commons on behalf of women claiming their right to vote. The largest paper petition ever received by this House was, I believe, the petition to end the transatlantic slave trade. That victory made it clear...

Women and the Vote (8 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: I thank the right hon. Member for Basingstoke (Mrs Miller) for that intervention. I know how hard she has worked in her own party to bring forward advances for women. My hon. Friend the Member for Worsley and Eccles South (Barbara Keeley) has also just mentioned the advances made in 1997. Women did not just have to fight for the right to vote; they had to fight for the right truly to be...

Women and the Vote (8 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his kind intervention. It is certainly true that there is progress to be made for women across the whole United Kingdom, definitely including Northern Ireland. I believe that the reading by my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips) of the names of the women killed by men this year will be a significant moment for this House that few who...

Women and the Vote (8 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. I commend his efforts to remember a working-class member of the fight for women’s votes. The new work that we lit up last night is bold, daring, and imaginative. It is a tribute, yes, but it will also serve, just as the archway leading from Members’ Lobby to the Chamber does, as a reminder. You may know, Mr Speaker, that there were...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Northern Powerhouse (7 Jun 2016)

Alison McGovern: The Chancellor mentioned transport investment, yet his Government have presided over a situation in which there is 24 times more transport investment in London than in the north. However, on this occasion, although it pains me to do so, I want to ask the Chancellor to agree with me that people in the north need our country to remain at the heart of Europe so that our cities will keep growing.

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