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EU Exit Negotiations (17 Oct 2017)

Heidi Alexander: Will the Secretary of State set out the implications of the Prime Minister’s Florence speech for the UK’s relationship with EU regulatory bodies such as the European Medicines Agency during transition? Will we in effect seek to remain a member of such organisations, despite our having formally left the EU?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Heidi Alexander: This week, the public have witnessed the most extraordinary spectacle: the Prime Minister ramping up the no-deal rhetoric on Brexit and backtracking on her commitment to stay in the single market and customs union for transition, all because she is afraid of the most right-wing, rabid elements in her own party. When prices are going up in our shops, when the country’s credit rating has...

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

Heidi Alexander: May I take the Secretary of State back to the issue of nursing associates? Given that evidence shows that for every 25 patients for whom a professionally qualified nurse is replaced by a non-nurse, mortality on an average ward rises by 21%, how comfortable is he with reports that hospitals in Lincolnshire and Leicester are using nursing associates to plug gaps in the nursing workforce?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Heidi Alexander: I will be voting against the Bill tonight because it is a thoroughly bad piece of legislation. It is unprecedented in the powers it gives to Ministers, it fails to guarantee all the rights and protections currently enjoyed by individuals and businesses in the UK, and it paves the way for a Minister to sit behind a desk in Whitehall and take us out of the single market with the stroke of a...

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

Heidi Alexander: What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the roll-out of the Government’s policy on 30 hours of free childcare.

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

Heidi Alexander: Last week, 29% of families with eligibility codes for this term had not yet secured a funded childcare place. Will the Minister update the House on what progress has been made, and will he say whether there are specific parts of the country where securing a place is proving particularly problematic?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Sep 2017)

Heidi Alexander: The Prime Minister will be aware of the death of my constituent, Kim Briggs, who was knocked over last year by a cyclist on an illegal fixed-wheel bike with no front brake. Does she agree that the law on dangerous driving should be extended to included offences by cyclists and that the 1861 offence of wanton and furious driving, on which the prosecution had to rely in this case, is hopelessly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (18 Jul 2017)

Heidi Alexander: The Chancellor will know from his own officials’ analysis that the difference between staying in the European economic area and a Canadian-type deal, which is essentially what the Government are now aiming for, is a hit to GDP of £16 billion, which is equivalent to a 4p rise in the basic rate of income tax. How can it not be right to stay in the EEA, at least for transition?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Transport Infrastructure Investment (13 Jul 2017)

Heidi Alexander: While I do not dispute the need for investment in transport infrastructure across the country, the fact remains that promised investment in London, such as for additional carriages on Southeastern services, has yet to materialise. The rail Minister, the hon. Member for Blackpool North and Cleveleys (Paul Maynard), said on 30 March that it will be happening “very soon”. Can we have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Leaving the EU: NHS Workforce (4 Jul 2017)

Heidi Alexander: The truth is that EU staff no longer want to come here. Doctors and nurses are leaving in their droves, and thanks to the abolition of the NHS bursary, our nurses of tomorrow are going to have to pay to train. When will the Secretary of State understand that this staffing crisis has not materialised out of thin air but is directly attributable to his actions and the actions of his Government...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Heidi Alexander: It is probably fitting that I am following the hon. Member for Stone (Sir William Cash) as I have promised myself that in this Parliament I will become for remain what he has been for leave during his parliamentary career. This is the first Queen’s Speech debate in which I have participated since 2010, the year I was elected. If I am honest, I have tended to find the speech itself and...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Heidi Alexander: I agree with my right hon. Friend. The fact that some people will not sleep easily in their beds tonight is proof that the Government have failed.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Heidi Alexander: I do not believe that I am politicising this. I am expressing the views of a significant number of my constituents and people who live in London. On the day on which the election was called, I was stopped by a constituent at Lewisham station. He simply said to me, “We have to stop the damage Theresa May is doing to our country.” I put that statement on every one of my election...

Exiting the European Union: Great Repeal Bill: Future Trade Terms (27 Apr 2017)

Heidi Alexander: I have asked Ministers six times in the last three months how the Government plan to extract us from the European economic area. Not once have I got a straight answer. Throwing away our membership of the single market with no plan for a vote in Parliament is the single largest act of economic self-harm and democratic nihilism that I can imagine. In which year does the Minister believe we...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (27 Apr 2017)

Heidi Alexander: Far from there being an extra £350 million a week to spend on the NHS following Brexit, we are likely to face an NHS staffing crisis and slower access to cancer drugs and treatments because of the loss of the European Medicines Agency. Is the Secretary of State going to put that sign on a bus in the next few weeks?

Legislating for Uk Withdrawal from the EU (30 Mar 2017)

Heidi Alexander: Despite Government protestations to the contrary, leaving the EU does not automatically and necessarily mean leaving the single market. Equally, leaving the treaty of the European Union does not automatically and necessarily mean leaving the European Economic Area agreement. Will the right hon. Gentleman’s so-called repeal Bill repeal the European Economic Area Act 1993 and will every...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (30 Mar 2017)

Heidi Alexander: Last November, the rail Minister sat in a meeting with 15 colleagues, including three Cabinet Ministers, and promised additional carriages for the Southeastern network. This cannot be kicked into the long grass or delayed until the new franchise. It needs to happen now. When, and how many?

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