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Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many apprenticeship places were taken up by people (a) already in employment with the same employer, (b) already in employment with a new employer and (c) who were previously unemployed in each of the last five years.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of those previously unemployed found work as a result of an apprenticeship in the last three years.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were waiting to see a GP for more than one week in (a) Sheffield, Heeley constituency and (b) Sheffield in each year since 2010.
Louise Haigh: Does the Leader of the House share my concern about the news that the BBC is due to air a programme entitled “Britain’s Hardest Grafter” which has been dubbed “The Hunger Games for the unemployed”? May we have a debate on whether the BBC is fulfilling its objective to air programmes of quality and distinctiveness?
Louise Haigh: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for allowing me the opportunity to make my maiden speech. I, too, congratulate you on your re-election. It is a great pleasure to speak after so many distinguished colleagues who have done their constituents proud in this debate. I am incredibly proud to be the youngest Labour MP serving in the House of Commons. It is often claimed that young people are...
Louise Haigh: Yesterday, Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai called on world leaders to halt the inhuman persecution of Burma’s Muslim minority Rohingya people. It is time for the international community to back up its words with action. Will the Minister unequivocally condemn the Myanmar leadership and tell the House what steps he has taken to secure equal rights and opportunities for the Rohingya?
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the availability of talking therapies in (a) Sheffield and (b) England.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is in (a) Sheffield, Heeley constituency and (b) Sheffield for access to talking therapies.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take to increase the number of advanced level apprenticeships.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent on recruiting teachers in each year since 2010.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on long-term returns to the public purse of fossil fuel divestment by public sector pension funds.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance has been given to staff in pilot job centres on the Claimant Commitment and the responsibility of individuals to increase their earnings.
Louise Haigh: Mossbrook primary school, a special educational needs school in my constituency, cannot put drawing pins in its walls for fear of disturbing asbestos, but it cannot access the condition improvement fund because it is not an academy. Will the Secretary of State consider opening up that fund to non-academy schools?
Louise Haigh: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. You will no doubt be aware that on Friday the Independent Police Complaints Commission announced that it would not be investigating the allegations of serious misconduct against South Yorkshire police regarding the events at the Orgreave coking plant in 1984 and suggested that doing so would require a Hillsborough-style public inquiry. In response, the Home...
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of trends in the retention of qualified (a) science and (b) mathematics teachers.
Louise Haigh: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Thirteenth Report of the Treasury Committee, Session 2014-15, Press briefing of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) business plan for 2014-15, published 17 March 2015, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the FCA is fulfilling its statutory objectives.
Louise Haigh: I thank Mr Speaker for granting this Adjournment debate on a critical issue that is of real and growing concern to my constituents and to people across the country, namely whether we are doing enough to recruit, train and retain the teachers who will inspire the next generation to learn and create things that our parents could not even have imagined. During this short debate, I will set out...
Louise Haigh: My hon. Friend makes a really important point. Government reforms have done little to help in that regard. The Government’s push towards recruiting teachers via School Direct has created a confused and fragmented system, with schools across the country reporting that they are struggling to access the School Direct programme. That will only get worse in the upcoming school year, as 17,000...
Louise Haigh: My hon. Friend raises an important point, which is further evidence of more failed ideological experiments from the Tories.
Louise Haigh: The Government have provided figures on the failings of the Teach First programme, which have revealed that we are losing more recruits from Teach First than we are gaining every year. The Government’s management of the Teach First programme has produced very poor results. Even among Teach First ambassadors, over a third left teaching after two years and nearly half after five years. We are...