Angela Crawley: Does my hon. Friend agree that many of us on the SNP Benches would not even be here today were it not for the SNP’s policy of scrapping tuition fees? Does she also agree that the Government could learn some lessons from Scotland?
Angela Crawley: I want to highlight something that I came across today. This is not a party political point, but it is another example. It came to my attention that one of our newly elected Members of Parliament, the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam (Jared O'Mara), personally wrote a song, the title of which is, “I wish I were a misogynist, I’d smash her in the face”. Attitudes like that...
Angela Crawley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Roger. I am grateful to the hon. Member for Eastleigh (Mims Davies) for calling this debate. While we wrangle over Brexit and other serious matters, we often forget to highlight and address the systemic and obvious barriers in society. I came to this place because I was inspired to create change and I wanted to tackle the everyday...
Angela Crawley: I agree that that Member’s point may have been misconstrued, but the point is this: we can stand here in our privileged position and talk all day and all night, but there are not enough women in this House. We do not fully represent society. Women have to be able to afford to get here, have childcare, sit in hustings where men ask them, “What are you going to do about your...
Angela Crawley: I wholeheartedly agree. I am sure that everyone agrees that this place has a negative impact on many people’s family life and work-life balance. I do not intend to cry and play a tiny fiddle on behalf of MPs, but if we cannot get it right here, how do we expect anyone to get it right elsewhere? Whether the lack of women is due to family, childcare, caring responsibilities, society, the...
Angela Crawley: I am coming to a close, so I will continue. Will the Government commit to rise to the challenge and be world leaders? Will they make that happen? Will they take on this issue as their responsibility? Will the Minister lead and ensure that this place has the representation that we all want?
Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many employment tribunal claimants (a) paid fees and (b) have had those fees refunded since 2013.
Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to increase the time for which an applicant for an employment tribunal can submit a claim to include the time when employment tribunal fees were introduced.
Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the value of employment tribunal fees received by the Government was since 2013.
Angela Crawley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. I congratulate the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) on securing the debate, and I give credit where credit is due, because this issue affects so many people’s lives and raising it in this place is absolutely necessary. I also congratulate the Government on taking a positive step for people in rented...
Angela Crawley: Let me again extend my deepest condolences, and those of my party, to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and their families. Responding to such a tragic incident is undoubtedly challenging for any Government, but it is also a test of how a Government can react to ensure that we never find ourselves in the same situation again, and I welcome the Secretary of State’s response to...
Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens residing in the UK have a disability.
Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with disability groups on the effect of proposals for settled status on EU citizens in the caring professions living in the UK.
Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 3252, how much his Department has spent (a) sanctioning and (b) monitoring benefit claimants in the last six months.
Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people applying for employment and support allowance in Scotland had to wait more than six weeks to receive their benefit in the last three months.
Angela Crawley: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to require the beneficial ownership of companies and trusts to be made public.
Angela Crawley: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle rising inflation.
Angela Crawley: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle wage stagnation.
Angela Crawley: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will take steps to amend same-sex marriage legislation to allow couples to convert civil partnerships to marriage.
Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent (a) sanctioning and (b) monitoring Employment and Support Allowance claimants over the last six months.