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Refugee Family Reunion (21 Jun 2018)

Mike Wood: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East (Stuart C. McDonald), who made a number of points that certainly deserve far more examination and scrutiny. Like other Members, I congratulate the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Angus Brendan MacNeil) on securing this important debate. I did not know whether I would get the pronunciation of...

Refugee Family Reunion (21 Jun 2018)

Mike Wood: My hon. Friend is clearly right. We have seen with the migration from the middle east and Africa—particularly from Libya and Syria—that the first destination is overwhelmingly one of the Mediterranean countries, for the obvious reasons that have been highlighted. Our policy needs to be one of trying to keep families together whenever possible and appropriate, but it must also...

Refugee Family Reunion (21 Jun 2018)

Mike Wood: I thank my hon. Friend for raising that point. I am afraid that I have not seen that series, but I will certainly look out for it. On his second point, a key part of our international development aims is to try to tackle absolute and abject poverty, and the risks to people’s safety and security that often drive large waves of migration and lead to people seeking asylum. One of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Officer Safety (5 Jun 2018)

Mike Wood: What progress the Government have made on improving the safety of prison officers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Officer Safety (5 Jun 2018)

Mike Wood: Despite the number of assaults on prison officers, very few offenders are prosecuted. Will the Minister ensure that anyone who attacks an on-duty prison officer faces the full weight of the law and can expect the punishments that those crimes would attract elsewhere?

Women and Equalities: Freelance Workers: Shared Parental Leave (17 May 2018)

Mike Wood: Given my hon. Friend’s personal interest in this matter, will he join me in supporting the Government’s “Share the joy” campaign to encourage greater take-up of shared parental leave?

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Mike Wood: The role of the House of Lords is to scrutinise, to inquire and, where possible, to improve. That is not what is happening here. What is happening in this case is the House of Lords is asking this House, which has considered this question in great detail in Committee and on Report, to go back and change its mind, thereby rejecting conventions established by Lord Salisbury and Lord Carrington....

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Mike Wood: The hon. Gentleman is suggesting that it is somehow the tabloid press that is objecting and campaigning against Leveson 2. However, it was The Guardian that said, back in March, that Leveson 2 would be “like a driver learning to steer by looking in the rear-view mirror at the road behind rather than the one ahead.” Does the hon. Gentleman not see that that illustrates the...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Mike Wood: Will the hon. Gentleman give way again?

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Parental bereavement leave and pay (11 May 2018)

Mike Wood: It is a real pleasure to be able to speak in this debate and to follow the moving contributions of my hon. Friend the Member for Eddisbury (Antoinette Sandbach) and many other Members. I thank the many Members on both sides of the House who have supported the Bill and worked so hard to bring it to where it is today. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake)...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations (9 May 2018)

Mike Wood: Does my hon. Friend recognise that condition B would still leave 85% of local newspapers covered by the costs-shifting provisions, directly threatening their ability to conduct the investigative journalism that so many of them do so well?

Gender Pay Gap (18 Apr 2018)

Mike Wood: Mandatory reporting requirements are an important step in eliminating the gender pay gap, but does my hon. Friend agree that it will be key for shareholders and customers, as well as employees, to hold businesses to account on those reports?

Autism (29 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. It is fantastic news that special educational needs and autism are finally part of initial teacher training. Does she agree that, to make a really big difference, we need to ensure that autism training is a core part of continuing professional development for teachers, so that we can get it into all classrooms?

Women and Equalities: Gender Pay Gap: Action Plans (29 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: What sanctions are available if companies fail to meet their legal obligations to help to close the gender pay gap?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Procurement: Small Businesses (28 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: What steps his Department is taking to support the use of small businesses in Government procurement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Procurement: Small Businesses (28 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: Small businesses in Dudley South have shown that they can compete with the biggest names in the world. Will the Minister help them to compete for Government contracts by publishing all contracts worth more than £10,000 on the Contracts Finder website?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 28 March.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: Under Conservative leadership since last May, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has protected social care and other core services. Will the Prime Minister reject the calls from the Opposition to scrap the council tax referendum lock, which prevents excessive council tax rises?

EU Referendum: Electoral Law: National Security and Russia (26 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: Three weeks ago, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked in the heart of our country. All the evidence overwhelmingly points to the nerve agents coming from Russia, and most probably being administered on behalf of or on the orders of the Russian Government. Once again, despite the means, the motive and the express intention of the Russian President in the past, the only response...

EU Referendum: Electoral Law: National Security and Russia (26 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?


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