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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: I will not give way. In contrast, the Government’s amendment (a) in lieu of amendment 19, would guarantee precisely the opposite. It would ensure that in the event that this House does not approve the withdrawal agreement, Parliament would have almost no role whatsoever.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: I am not going to give way at this point. Yes, the amendment provides for a statutory guarantee of a vote before the withdrawal agreement is put on the statute book, but it removes from the Bill what their lordships deliberately chose to insert: provision for the legislature to constrain Ministers in deciding to crash us out of the EU without a deal should Parliament choose to reject the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: I am not giving way; I will make some progress. It almost beggars belief. The vast majority of Members of this House want the Government to succeed and to return with the best deal possible, but let us be clear about what it would mean were the House to decline to approve the deal they bring back. That would represent a catastrophic failure of the Government’s Brexit policy and their...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: May I start by paying tribute to their lordships for the diligent and considered manner in which they so thoroughly scrutinised the Bill? In particular, I pay tribute to Labour colleagues in the other place for the extensive effort they put into securing many of the cross-party amendments that we are debating today. This Bill began life as a fundamentally flawed piece of legislation. Many of...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: I respect my hon. Friend’s argument and his long-held views, but I have to fundamentally disagree. None of their lordships’ amendments seeks to frustrate the Brexit process in any way or to allow this House to overturn the referendum result.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Free Movement of Labour (12 Jun 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is the Government’s policy to transpose the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC) into domestic legislation before the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Members: Correspondence (11 Jun 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter of 18 May from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich on The John Roan School, Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Members: Correspondence (11 Jun 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter of 10 May 2018 from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich on the White Helmets (Syria Civil Defence): level of support.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme: Greenwich (8 Jun 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the public purse of Help to Buy equity loans being redeemed at a fraction of their original value on leasehold properties on New Capital Quay development in Greenwich whose valuation has significantly decreased because of blight resulting from cladding and insulation...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies (23 May 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many directive academy orders have been issued to maintained schools that Ofsted has rated as inadequate pursuant to s4(A1) of the Academies Act 2010; and how many of those schools have subsequently opened as sponsored academies.

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: Five young men have been stabbed in my constituency in the past month alone. The community is traumatised, and people are worried that things are going to get worse, as they always do, as the long summer nights roll in. I know that lots of London Members here will be wondering what can be done in the immediate term, in addition to the strategy, in terms of extra funding for prevention and...

Transport Emissions: Urban Areas (22 May 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: My constituents and Londoners more generally want more ambitious measures implemented, and sooner, than are outlined in the Government’s strategy. They breathe in toxic fumes on a daily basis. Why has London been exempted from the clean air fund?

Tower Block Cladding (21 May 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: A year on, the NHBC is yet to conclude whether the New Capital Quay development in Greenwich was or was not compliant with building regulations at the time of construction. What can the Secretary of State do in such cases to ensure that warranty providers wrap up their assessments and determine claims as a matter of urgency?

Written Answers — Department for Education: John Roan School (21 May 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when Ofsted plans to publish its final report of its 21 and 22 March 2018 inspection of The John Roan secondary school in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Building Regulations and Fire Safety (17 May 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: Like others, I welcome the fact that the Secretary of State has made it clear that he will rule nothing out when it comes to forcing action on private freehold developments such as New Capital Quay in Greenwich. That represents progress. May I test whether he understands the urgent need to break the impasse on such developments? Leaseholders are living with not only the anxiety about the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich (16 May 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library of the House a copy of the Private Finance Initiative contract for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich agreed in 2009 between the Meridian Hospital Company and the South London Healthcare Trust.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Members: Correspondence (16 May 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich of 26 March 2018 on air quality and the planned cruise liner terminal building on land at Enderby Wharf, Christchurch Way, Greenwich SE10.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 May 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: Despite the ever present threat of death from Syrian and Russian airstrikes, and in the face of smears and disinformation, the rescue workers of the White Helmets have never stopped saving the lives of their fellow Syrians. Last week, the Trump Administration froze their US funding. With thousands of civilian lives at risk, will the Prime Minister step up, pledge that the Government will plug...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy and Climate Change (9 May 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to negotiate the inclusion of text on climate and energy in the political declaration on the framework for the future relationship that will form part of the European Commission's Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy and Climate Change (9 May 2018)

Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is continued cooperation with the EU on climate change after the UK leaves the EU.


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