Results 1–20 of 236 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Margaret Greenwood

Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: rose—

Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for giving way. Is he aware that The BMJ reported that most of the scientific evidence considered by the working group was from the 1960s, ’70s and early ’80s. One expert in the field, Dr Neil Vargesson of Aberdeen University, told The BMJ that there were not that many scientific studies available. Does he agree that the Government should fund new...

King’S College Hospital Foundation Trust (12 Dec 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: It is abundantly clear that the Government are accelerating the privatisation of our national health service by reducing supply in the NHS to create demand for private health insurance. We do not want a US-style health insurance here. Will the Minister please give the NHS the money it needs?

Youth Employment — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (6 Dec 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Moon. I congratulate the hon. Member for Chichester (Gillian Keegan) on securing this debate on such a vital issue. Finding a first job is part of a young person’s passage into adulthood. It is important that young people get the education and training they need and make the transition into employment smoothly, without spending a...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: This has been an important debate. We have heard some excellent contributions, in which Members have raised the broad range of issues that remain to be addressed by the Government in relation to universal credit and the problems arising from its design and implementation. Those contributions have been, by turn, insightful, constructive, passionate, and at times emotional, particularly those...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: This Budget has failed to deliver for our vital public services and our families, and it has failed to step up to the very serious challenge posed by climate change. Pupils and teachers in our schools are feeling the squeeze of Tory austerity, with increased class sizes, a crisis in teacher retention and a reduced curriculum offer. Education is the key to our future, yet the Budget had...

University Tuition Fees — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (27 Nov 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: On that point, does the hon. Gentleman agree that there is a societal good in having a highly educated population? The cost of that education should not be placed entirely on the individual, but we as a society should value it and pay for it?

University Tuition Fees — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (27 Nov 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: I congratulate my hon. Friend on introducing this really important debate. I apologise for the fact that I cannot stay for all of it because I am meeting a group of schoolchildren from my constituency shortly. Does he agree that at a time of low productivity it makes absolutely no sense to have disincentives for people to progress to higher education, which would improve their skills...

Student Loans Company (20 Nov 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: This chaos at the SLC adds insult to injury for those who are paying off these huge debts following graduation. A constituent who came to see me last Friday showed me his SLC statement. He is a paramedic who is doing an important, highly-skilled job in our emergency services. He completed his training with more than £28,000 of debt. He has paid off £1,084 since April 2016, but the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: A recent TUC study found that many low-paid workers can be disciplined for taking time off for childcare. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that the right under the parental leave directive to take time off work to take a sick child to the doctor or arrange care for an elderly relative is an important protection for British workers?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: Will the Minister give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: The Government have said that they will guarantee existing employment rights derived from the EU, but the EU is also looking at proposals to extend those rights by, for example, requiring employers to give workers on zero-hours contracts a written statement of their pay rates and expected hours of work. Will the Government champion employment protection and require employers to give workers...

UK Bee Population (14 Nov 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this important debate. I apologise that I will not be able to stay for the duration of it. As he is saying, bees are massively important for the production of crops and for the health of our ecosystems. In my constituency, there is a real interest in beekeeping. We have Wirral honey on sale in West Kirby farmers’ market and we have Flourish,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Advance Payments (13 Nov 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: A recent report by the Resolution Foundation using new data based on bank transactions shows that 58%—the majority—of new claimants moving on to universal credit as a result of leaving employment in the last year were paid either fortnightly or weekly in their previous job, which is a far higher percentage than in the economy on average, where about one in four of all jobs is paid...

Education Funding: Wirral (31 Oct 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: Will the Minister clarify which school he is talking about?

Education Funding: Wirral (31 Oct 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Wallasey (Ms Eagle) on securing this important debate. According to the Government’s own figures, funding for schools in Wirral under the new formula will rise from £194.7 million in 2017-18 to £197.8 million in 2018-19, and then £199.3 million in 2019-20. Funding in...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: This debate has been wide ranging, and we have heard Members from all parts of the House describe with real focus and urgency the unrolling fiasco that is universal credit under this Government. Ninety Members put in to speak in this debate, reflecting the huge concerns across the House and in the country. Labour calls on the Government to pause the roll-out of universal credit and fix the...


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