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Report on Recent Terrorist Attacks (5 Dec 2017)

Mike Wood: My right hon. Friend’s Department will have received a letter from west midlands mayor Andy Street on our police funding, which I hope she will consider appropriately. Will she also ensure that local police forces, including mine in the west midlands, have all the resources they need to do their important counter-terrorism work?

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Dec 2017)

Mike Wood: Will the Secretary of State confirm that, in the negotiations, the Government still aim to conclude an agreement on an implementation phase as early as possible in the new year and that that agreement would similarly benefit the European Union?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoner Rehabilitation: Sporting Activities (5 Dec 2017)

Mike Wood: What assessment he has made of the effect of prisoners participating in sporting activities on improving rehabilitation rates.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoner Rehabilitation: Sporting Activities (5 Dec 2017)

Mike Wood: Team sports promote the values of hard work, accountability and team work. Does the Minister agree that these are exactly the values we should seek to instil in offenders, particularly young offenders, to cut the risk of reoffending and give them a better chance in life after release?

State Pension Age: Women (29 Nov 2017)

Mike Wood: Over the past two and a half years I have met many constituents who have been directly affected by the various changes to the state pension age. Listening to them, it is impossible not to feel every sympathy, given the circumstances in which many find themselves. If I suddenly found out that I would not be able to retire at the age I had expected, I am not sure that I could say how I...

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

Mike Wood: Dudley South has one of the biggest shopping centres in the country, a new enterprise zone and one of the largest secure industrial parks in Europe, but it has no railway station and on a good day it is probably half an hour from the nearest motorway junction. Infrastructure is absolutely vital, therefore, if the potential of local people and businesses is to be realised, which is why, before...

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

Mike Wood: My hon. Friend hits the nail on the head. This has been a great Budget for the west midlands, but not only for the west midlands; it also builds on the Government’s commitment to rebalance the economy and deliver for every part of the country and every sector of the economy. The £200 million being invested in the tramline to my constituency will have the transformative effect we...

Women and Equalities: Supporting Women back into Work (23 Nov 2017)

Mike Wood: What steps the Government are taking to support women back into work when they have had time out of the workplace to look after children or other relatives.

Women and Equalities: Supporting Women back into Work (23 Nov 2017)

Mike Wood: Will my right hon. Friend tell the House what measures the Government are taking to help employers to support women who have taken career breaks to care for children or other relatives?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rohingya People (21 Nov 2017)

Mike Wood: The UN has made it clear that Muslims in Rakhine state should receive a legal status that allows them to lead a normal life and, in time, be granted full nationality, with freedom of movement and access to labour markets, education and health services. Will my right hon. Friend continue to press those demands through the United Nations and directly with the Burmese authorities?

Counter-Daesh Update (7 Nov 2017)

Mike Wood: May I congratulate the Foreign Secretary on the fact that 46 countries co-sponsored his UN resolution on bringing Daesh to justice, which was then unanimously supported in the Security Council? Does not this show that Britain is both leading diplomatic efforts against Daesh and rallying the international community around this important cause?

Yemen (7 Nov 2017)

Mike Wood: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the UN appeal for Yemen raised only just over half its target? Does he agree it is now time for other countries to follow the UK’s lead by making pledges or by honouring the pledges already made?

Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Analysis (7 Nov 2017)

Mike Wood: Although these analyses do not contain sectoral impact assessments, they may contain sensitive and confidential information, so will the Minister engage with the Chairman of the Select Committee to ensure that the information in these reports is handled appropriately with the public and the Committee?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (7 Nov 2017)

Mike Wood: On the 100th anniversary of the communist revolution’s introduction of a system that impoverished and imprisoned tens of millions, what is the Department doing to promote the benefits of free markets for workers, consumers and society as a whole?

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Mike Wood: Like other hon. Members, I wish to start by congratulating the hon. Member for Croydon North (Mr Reed) on introducing such an important Bill. I know from my own experience two years ago of being drawn high up in the private Members’ Bill ballot that it can feel a bit of a mixed blessing. There are a few days in the lead-up to publishing the Bill when they are probably among the most...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Mike Wood: My hon. Friend makes an excellent point, and he is absolutely right. We have seen body cameras used in other scenarios. They help to protect the police as well as those to whom they are responding.

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Mike Wood: It is extremely important that we have adequate and appropriate technology. Of course the battery life of these cameras on the frontline is a key part of that. Police using the system being rolled out in the west midlands, which is partly funded through the Home Office, are confident that they can use the cameras from when they are automatically triggered through to when the footage can be...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Mike Wood: In the first year of general use, there has been a sharp fall in the number of assaults against police officers. There are also fewer complaints against police officers, and the time it takes to handle responses has fallen. It used to take many of hours of investigating and phone calls; now, in some cases, it takes barely minutes of reviewing clear body camera evidence. The measures in the...

Taxation: Beer and Pubs — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (31 Oct 2017)

Mike Wood: I thank the Minister for making a generally positive response and for the many meetings he has had with colleagues and industry groups over the past few weeks, and will have over the next few weeks. I thank the many industry groups that have contributed to support Members in this event: CAMRA, the British Beer and Pub Association, Society of Independent Brewers, the Association of Licensed...

Taxation: Beer and Pubs — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (31 Oct 2017)

Mike Wood: I beg to move, That this House has considered taxation of the beer and pubs sector. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen, for what I think is the first time and particularly for this important debate on taxation of the beer and pubs sector. It takes place just three weeks before crucial decisions are made in next month’s Budget. It was pointed out to me this...

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