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Illegal Immigrants (Criminal Sanctions) Bill (4 Mar 2016)

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Illegal Immigrants (Criminal Sanctions) Bill (4 Mar 2016)

Conor McGinn: That is not what I was saying. I had the privilege of hosting a group of young people from the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development in this House on Thursday. I said to them that when one looks at the images from Calais and the Mediterranean, one’s instinctive reaction—certainly it is mine—is that of a father, a brother and a son. We must introduce the language of compassion into...

Short Money (23 Feb 2016)

Conor McGinn: In the last Parliament, I was an adviser to the then shadow Secretary of State for Defence, my hon. Friend the Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker), along with one other part-time member of staff. By contrast, the Government Ministers had four special advisers, a series of private offices and hundreds of press officers and policy advisers. There is no equivalence. Will the Minister accept that...

Mental Health Taskforce (23 Feb 2016)

Conor McGinn: The Minister welcomed the work of the taskforce and its comprehensive report. I agree entirely. He said that he would seek to implement the measures in a rolling programme, but can we infer from that that he is committed to implementing all the measures and that he fully accepts all the recommendations?

European Council: Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill (22 Feb 2016)

Conor McGinn: Does my hon. Friend agree—as I do—with the First Minister of Northern Ireland, who has said that we need to get real when it comes to the funding of investigations of legacy cases? The PSNI operates within stringent budget constraints. It has to prioritise front-line policing, but it is being asked to do more and more. While the current impasse exists, should it not receive funds from...

European Council: Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill (22 Feb 2016)

Conor McGinn: Does the Secretary of State agree that cross-border co-operation on a whole range of issues, not least organised crime, is made much easier by the fact that the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK are members of the European Union?

Police Grant Report (England and Wales) (10 Feb 2016)

Conor McGinn: My hon. Friend is making a strong case by articulating the impact that these cuts are having on communities. Despite being at opposite ends of the region, she and I are both covered by the Merseyside police force, and every day we see the impact of the cuts on the people she has spoken about. Does she agree that the people we ask to do this difficult job are the men and women who are police...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: St Helens North (8 Feb 2016)

Conor McGinn: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in St Helens North constituency born on or after 6 April 1951 will be affected by equalisation of the state pension age.

Closure of St Paul’s Place BIS Office (Sheffield) (29 Jan 2016)

Conor McGinn: I do not know why the Minister seems to be taking criticism of her decision so personally. The people who should be doing that are the hundreds of workers whose jobs are at risk and who have not heard a shred of sympathy or regret from the Minister. Local government leaders in Sheffield and places such as St Helens do not need to receive the praise of the Conservative party; they are already...

Criminal Legal Aid (29 Jan 2016)

Conor McGinn: The Saudi prison contracts, the secure college, the book ban, the outsourcing of the collection of fines by courts, the criminal courts charge, and now two-tier, the latest in the long line of U-turns by the Justice Secretary on measures taken by his predecessor. If he is looking for his next U-turn, may I suggest he looks at the repeal of the Human Rights Act—and, of course, the closure of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (28 Jan 2016)

Conor McGinn: St Helens North is in the Mersey travel area, but thousands of my constituents commute outside it to work in Wigan, Warrington and Manchester, which means that they are effectively paying a levy on their journeys. What progress has been made towards a smart ticketing system for the north of England, which would put an end to these increasingly arbitrary travel boundaries?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Tickets (28 Jan 2016)

Conor McGinn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on its plans to reform ticketing arrangements for rail passengers.

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Carbon Sequestration (27 Jan 2016)

Conor McGinn: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effects of ending funding for Carbon Capture Storage on employment and carbon reduction targets in (a) the North West and (b) the UK.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (26 Jan 2016)

Conor McGinn: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Wirral West (Margaret Greenwood) for enabling us to have this important debate. She spoke passionately and outlined in some detail the severe difficulties facing Merseyside fire and rescue service and the fears that its staff, public representatives and the people of Merseyside...

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (26 Jan 2016)

Conor McGinn: It certainly seems that way. Public services are not optional; they belong to the people of this country and the people of St Helens, Merseyside and the north-west of England. Those public services have been paid for by their taxes, built by their hands and staffed by their hard work. Firefighters and their families represent all that is best about our public services and communities. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (26 Jan 2016)

Conor McGinn: In 2012, the Minister’s own Department spent £1.7 million refurbishing St Helens courthouse to accommodate civil and criminal proceedings in the same building, declaring that it was efficient and logical. Are we to assume therefore that considering the closure of the same courthouse just four years later is illogical and inefficient, or would the Minister like to rule that out today?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Injury (21 Jan 2016)

Conor McGinn: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the proposed increase in the small claims limit for personal injury on access to justice.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Injury (21 Jan 2016)

Conor McGinn: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that insurers cannot under-settle claims made in person following an increase in the small claims limit.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Beds (21 Jan 2016)

Conor McGinn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time was from a patient being declared fit to leave hospital to their discharge in (a) St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust, (b) each health trust in Merseyside and (c) England in the last period for which figures are available.

Energy Bill [Lords] (18 Jan 2016)

Conor McGinn: The Bill cuts subsidies for onshore wind, but companies such as Solar King in my constituency will be hit by a double whammy, with cuts to the feed-in tariff and the proposal to increase VAT for residential solar. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is very difficult for any renewable energy business or investor to trust this Government, given their betrayal of the sector?


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