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Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (18 Oct 2017)

Wes Streeting: In its recent assessment of conditions in Cox’s Bazar, the International Rescue Committee found unprecedented levels of sexual violence against women and girls, and that 50% of pregnant women were not receiving the medical treatment they need. Will the Secretary of State tell us who will attend the critical conference in Geneva next week? Will she commit to mobilising the resources...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Wes Streeting: I shall break with the conventions of the House by not repeating what has already been said by other Members. In the limited time I have on the clock, I wish instead to focus on what additional things need to be done in response to the most unspeakable ongoing atrocities affecting the Rohingya in Myanmar. What discussions has the Minister had with the military and civilian authorities in...

EU Exit Negotiations (17 Oct 2017)

Wes Streeting: The writing is on the wall and the warning signs are there for the economy, whether on growth, foreign direct investment, and the decisions that businesses are already taking in anticipation of there being no deal or no agreement on transition as soon as business needs it. Despite that, the Chancellor has been savaged not by the Opposition, but by members of his own party for no reason other...

Clean Growth Strategy: Leaving the EU: Data Protection (12 Oct 2017)

Wes Streeting: No one would dispute the worthiness of the Minister’s intentions, but the UK will none the less cease to be a member of the EU’s safe data zone following Brexit, which will make it more difficult for banks and other businesses to transfer data between the two jurisdictions. Will the Minister give some reassurance to businesses that are having to make decisions between now and...

Higher Education Funding (11 Oct 2017)

Wes Streeting: The Minister’s replies this afternoon reveal the utter shambles at the heart of the Government’s higher education policy. We told them not to lift the cap on tuition fees. They did not listen and now they have had to U-turn. We told them not to freeze the repayment threshold. They did not listen and now they have had to U-turn. We now find that the Prime Minister has announced a...

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: If everything is so bright and rosy, why have we had an entire summer of parents and students complaining about fees going up when they have not had a better service? They are concerned that, although the Minister argues that inflation has kept funding down, vice-chancellors’ pay has rocketed. How can we shake him out of that complacency?

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Earlier this week, I raised a point of order, because I believed that in Education questions the shadow Minister of State, Department for Education, the right hon. Member for Guildford (Anne Milton), who is present in the Chamber, made an inaccurate statement—

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: Excuse me; it was wishful thinking. In response to my question in Education questions, the Minister of State made what I believe to be a factually inaccurate, possibly inadvertently misleading statement, when she said that Learndirect would no longer be providing apprenticeships. The following day, I rather forensically set out that that was not the case. As she is present, perhaps she might...

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: He has finished.

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: The Secretary of State did not actually address the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham South (Lilian Greenwood). What is she going to do about the fact that drop-out rates among disadvantaged young students have gone up, what is she going to do about the fact that part-time and mature applications are in free fall, and what is she going to do about the fact that students...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: The right hon. Gentleman is right that the Government have tried to take measures to tackle multinational tax avoidance, but they have not been very successful, have they? When the diverted profits tax was announced, it was hailed as the so-called Google tax. That was all well and good, except for the fact that Google did not end up paying very much, did it?

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: rose—

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: Imagine lacking both! The right hon. Gentleman is absolutely right to say that we need more international co-operation if we are to curb the excesses of multinational corporations’ power. Does he therefore share my sadness that we are currently driving a coach and horses through the most sophisticated political and economic alliance in the history of the world—the European...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: Our party’s policy was clearly stated in our manifesto—it was to abolish all tuition fees. That is a damn sight better than the position we have seen this week, whereby the Chancellor has had to ask for 250-word submissions from his Back Benchers on ideas for student finance. They are the Government, but the Opposition have a clearer policy than the people running the country.

Point of Order (12 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Point of Order (12 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Yesterday in Education questions, I asked Ministers if they were comfortable about handing over £45 million of public money to a training provider, learndirect, which has been deemed “inadequate” by Ofsted regarding outcomes for learners. In reply, the Minister of State, Department for Education, the right hon. Member for Guildford (Anne Milton), told...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education and Training: Access (11 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: Last month, following the unprecedented and, thankfully, unsuccessful legal action to prevent publication, Ofsted was able to publish its damning report on learndirect. Given that other FE providers in a similar situation might have had their contracts terminated, is the Minister really comfortable with handing over £45 million of public money to a training provider that has been deemed...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: The Secretary of State said earlier that it was “silly” of me to raise the transitional arrangements in relation to our continuing to be in the single market and the customs union. If the Bill is enacted and we are outside the purview of the ECJ and not subject to EU law, we will effectively be ruling out membership of the single market and the customs union during the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: Will the Secretary of State give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: The central premise of the Secretary of State’s argument is that in order to ensure a smooth exit we need to maintain as much of the status quo as possible on the way out. But this Bill goes much further, because the changes contained in clauses 5 and 6 would effectively rule out being within the customs union and the single market for a transitional period. That represents the single...


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