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Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Mike Kane: A number of us mourned the death this month of Cardinal Tauran, who told us that the conflict with radical Islam would be an intergenerational struggle that would require education, dialogue and, yes, force. Does the Minister not agree that facilitating vengeance in the judicial system via the use of the death penalty will make our world a much less safe place?

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Mike Kane: I want to apologise to you straight away, Mr Deputy Speaker. I prepared diligently for this debate, but I had not realised the importance of estimates day debates to the House. I woke up today to headlines in all the newspapers talking about Kane for England, “Go Kane” and Kane for Harry, England and St George. It was not until the shadow Secretary of State turned up in her...

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Mike Kane: I was so looking forward to that! The Prime Minister came to my constituency a few weeks ago to visit a school in Brooklands, in Trafford. That seat had never turned Labour in the history of municipal authority, but it did so that night and Labour took Trafford, because Trafford is losing £3.3 million in spending power for its schools. Under the Department’s spending plans, schools...

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Mike Kane: I have very little time left. Stoke-on-Trent is having £2.8 million taken away from its budgets. The hon. Member for Bexhill and Battle (Huw Merriman), which is in East Sussex, will see £6.4 million of funding removed. It is eight years since the former Chancellor delivered the first austerity budget. After eight years of cuts and the usual platitudes, can Government Members really...

Govia Thameslink/Rail Electrification (3 Jul 2018)

Mike Kane: With trains cancelled and delayed and journey times between Leeds and Manchester airport in my constituency up by 12 minutes, how does the Minister think the northern rail project is going, especially given the news at the weekend that he is reneging on the commitment to electrify the line between those two cities?

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Mike Kane: It was the Mancunian entrepreneur and industrialist Daniel Adamson who coined the phrase “northern powerhouse” in 1882, when he wanted to create a single economic region stretching from the Mersey estuary to the Humber estuary. The process of building the Manchester ship canal took up three years of parliamentary time. The Department for Transport has done an astonishing piece of...

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Mike Kane: I respect my hon. Friend’s position. It is horrible when City and United fans fall out, but when people born in Wythenshawe fall out, the gods weep. Heathrow and Gatwick have benefited from huge subsidies, including £15 billion for Crossrail and £500 million of public funds for western rail access. Manchester airport could meet 75% of long-haul needs for the whole country. I...

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Mike Kane: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education Settings (25 Jun 2018)

Mike Kane: Information released accidentally from Ofsted shows that only 4% of schools in the most deprived areas achieve “outstanding” ratings, compared to 58% in the least deprived. Inspections are measuring deprivation rather than the quality of teaching and learning. Does the Secretary of State not agree that that is morally repugnant?

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Mike Kane: As the home of Manchester airport, my constituency is one of the most visited in the north of England. However, many of my constituents suffer the menace of unlicensed airport parking operators who use the streets outside their homes. Will the Government provide a statement on the measures they are taking to tackle rogue meet-and-greet airport parking companies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Jun 2018)

Mike Kane: My constituent Caitriona McLaughlin, who is a solicitor, was recently paid £255 for seven months’ work on a criminal legal aid case. Does the Minister think that this was enough?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (14 May 2018)

Mike Kane: Does the Minister agree that the unintended consequence of the Progress 8 assessment system, as The Times Educational Supplement put it this week, is that all the losers look the same—they are schools in white, working-class areas with high levels of pupil premium. On the current measures, this will result in Ofsted having no choice but to downgrade these schools, compounding the...

Business of the House (Today): Criminal Legal Aid (8 May 2018)

Mike Kane: My hon. Friend is making a powerful point. My constituent Caitriona McLaughlin works in the particular area of migrants and justice. With the Bar refusing to take new work at the new rates, she says that more and more people will suffer miscarriages of justice because of this statutory instrument. Does he agree with her?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Apr 2018)

Mike Kane: Given that local services face a funding gap of at least £5.8 billion by 2019-20, when will the Minister provide an update on the roll-out of the 100% business rates retention pilots and end the uncertainty faced by Manchester City Council and Trafford Council, which cover my constituency?

School Funding (25 Apr 2018)

Mike Kane: It is obvious that the Schools Minister is becoming increasingly isolated in this Chamber because he will be the only Member to stand at the Dispatch Box in this debate who is not a Mancunian. The Secretary of State said in response to my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford North (Wes Streeting), regarding the devastating impact of school cuts that are going on up and down the country and in...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval: Anti-Semitism (17 Apr 2018)

Mike Kane: In the few minutes available, I want to say that, as a Catholic parliamentarian, I stand in solidarity with my Jewish colleagues in the Chamber today. As chairman of the Catholic Legislators Network and the director of Catholics for Labour, I know that we have to fight anti-Semitism wherever it rears its ugly head. In October 2015, Pope Francis met Jewish representatives and said in a...

Kerslake Arena Attack Review (28 Mar 2018)

Mike Kane: The Minister has comported himself really well at the Dispatch Box today, and I think the House agrees on that. May I follow on from the comments made by my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) and praise you, Mr Speaker? You stood shoulder to shoulder with us on 23 May last year, when the Bishop of Manchester led us in prayers. We will never forget Tony Walsh...

Rail Announcement (27 Mar 2018)

Mike Kane: We know that the Secretary of State is desperate to get from his home in Surrey to his seat at Old Trafford more quickly, so why are the Government dragging their feet when it comes to funding for the station at Manchester airport and the east-west alignment negotiations at Manchester Piccadilly station?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkish Military Operations: Syria (27 Mar 2018)

Mike Kane: What recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Syria.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkish Military Operations: Syria (27 Mar 2018)

Mike Kane: Christian Aid is saying that there are now 98,000 internally displaced people in Afrin. What assessment has the Minister made of our relationship with Turkey on this matter?


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