Chuka Umunna: I have listened with interest to the various speeches made today and I do not think anybody denies the need to reduce the deficit. Neither do I think that my fellow Labour Members think that the answers all lie with government, but the big decisions that we are taking at the moment are about judgment and the direction in which we think economic strategy should go. I want to pose some...
Chuka Umunna: No, I am not, but I am seeking to point out what happens when people take a cold, dispassionate and inhuman approach to economics and neglect to consider the consequences of their actions.
Chuka Umunna: Silence. There has been a lot of talk about IFS and IOD reports, various statistics, the extent to which we need to reduce the structural deficit and the extent to which it is cyclical-but we are talking about people's lives, and I am deeply worried about what the approach adopted by the Government means for my constituents and those who live in similar areas. There was talk of contrived...
Chuka Umunna: First, the deficit pre-November 2008 was primarily in some respects caused by increased spending to which those who are now in the Conservative Government were then committed. Conservative Members are continuing to promote the view that somehow there was no global credit crunch, and that the bankers, many of whom they are very friendly with, had nothing to do with it-but the general public do...
Chuka Umunna: I am not going to say that I do not welcome things such as apprenticeships, because we need those programmes, but at the same time as the Government are putting in place 10,000 apprenticeships, they are slashing a programme that could place hundreds of thousands of people in work. I do not understand their approach; ultimately, my constituents want to know what is happening.
Chuka Umunna: How she plans to take forward the conclusions of the work of the "Together we can end violence against women and girls" strategy consultation on domestic violence.
Chuka Umunna: I am a supporter of the Cassandra learning centre, which is an organisation in my community that works on these issues. It was set up by the family of a victim whose killer was one of the first to be retried and sentenced following the revision of the rules on double jeopardy. What funding do the Government intend to make available to such third sector organisations working in this field and,...
Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent assessment is of the standard of passenger train services provided by First Capital Connect on the Thameslink franchise.
Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department made an assessment of the merits of providing a station stop at Brixton on the East London Line London Overground extension.
Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what statistical evidence on the effectiveness of the Future Jobs Fund programme he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each such item of evidence.
Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received work placements through the Future Jobs Fund since the programme's inception.
Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many residents of (a) the London Borough of Lambeth and (b) Streatham constituency have received work placements through the Future Jobs Fund; (2) how many individuals have received work placements under the Future Jobs Fund at premises in Streatham constituency since the programme's inception.
Chuka Umunna: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2010, Official Report, column 188W, on the Child Trust Fund, whether parents and guardians will be able to take control of stakeholder Child Trust Fund accounts previously established by HM Revenue and Customs for a child in receipt of a voucher under the scheme after January 2011.
Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made a decision on proposals by Network Rail to terminate all Thameslink Wimbledon Loop services at London Blackfriars from 2015.
Chuka Umunna: On Friday, my constituent Zac Olumegbon was murdered in a planned attack close to his school. He was just 15, and I know that the thoughts of the entire House will be with his family at this very difficult time. He was the 13th teenager to lose a life needlessly in our capital city. Can the Prime Minister tell me, the rest of the House and the country what his Government are doing, and will...
Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2010, Official Report, column 366W, on the Thameslink railway line, when a decision will be made on the way in which Wimbledon loop services will operate after the completion of the Thameslink programme.
Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2010, Official Report, column 366W, on the Thameslink railway line, whether the public will be consulted on the way in which Wimbledon loop services will operate after the completion of the Thameslink programme.
Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of pupils resident in Streatham constituency who would have been entitled to free school meals had the plan to extend provision been implemented.
Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the legacy for the London borough of Lambeth and its residents from the London 2012 Olympic Games; (2) what steps his Department has taken to ensure that London boroughs other than those hosting the London 2012 Olympics will obtain a legacy from the games.
Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has made a decision on Kickstart funding for new homes on the Clapham Park Estate shortlisted for funding under round two of the scheme.