Tracy Brabin: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley East (Stephanie Peacock) for securing this important debate. Insecure work and the gig economy are increasingly and rapidly becoming the norm. Indeed, I have spoken to youngsters out there who have never known a full-time, permanent contract or secure hours. Far too often, work in the gig economy comes with the erosion of employment...
Tracy Brabin: The announcement of £20 million for the Jo Cox loneliness fund is very welcome, but is it not counter-intuitive that on the one hand the Government are offering this sort of money to combat loneliness while on the other hand they are taking away mobility cars?
Tracy Brabin: Does my hon. Friend agree that part of that commitment is access to information? Since 2010, 478 libraries have closed and we have lost 8,000 librarians, so access to information is yet another blockage to disabled people going into work and gaining their human rights.
Tracy Brabin: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak in this important debate, Madam Deputy Speaker. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Middlesbrough (Andy McDonald) for moving the motion. Although the Secretary of State is no longer in his place, I thank him for meeting me last week to talk in detail about the reasons for the timetabling meltdown in Batley and Spen. I am grateful for his...
Tracy Brabin: I thank my hon. Friend for her intervention, and I could not agree more. Given the cost of tickets, people should not have to stand on a daily basis. Beyond Batley to Leeds, the timetable is erratic and in chaos, and it still has not settled down. I spoke to Alison, who told me how concerned she is about health and safety. Crowds of passengers are jostling and pushing to get on already...
Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff in his department are currently working on the consultation into the future of children's centres.
Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff in his Department are working in the early years policy sector.
Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students who complete the early years T-level will be licensed to practise within early years settings.
Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students who have completed the early years T-level will count towards an early years setting's Level 3 ratio when employed by that setting.
Tracy Brabin: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Walthamstow (Stella Creasy) for securing the debate and my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) for her campaigning on this subject. I also thank Conservative Members—men and women—who stood yesterday to show their support for the debate. During my short time in this place, one of my favourite roles has been as...
Tracy Brabin: On Saturday, two of my constituents, both in their 70s, were unfortunate enough to find themselves on the 23:03 Northern service from Leeds to Brighouse—the culmination of what they called a tortuous journey due to timetable chaos. They described the crammed Northern train as “filthy, a cheap product that has been neglected and flogged to death”. Does the Secretary of State...
Tracy Brabin: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2018 to Question 137634 on Children: Day Care, what funding his Department had allocated for (a) Call Centre Costs and (b) IT Support Costs in advance of financial year 2017-18.
Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of school start deferral requests for summer-born children between 2015 and 2017.
Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of advertising careers in the childcare and early education sector in each of the last three years.
Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department spent on advertising and marketing the 30 hours of free childcare policy in the (a) Autumn 2017, (b) Spring 2018 and (c) Summer 2018 term.
Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 144964 on children's centres, if he will place a copy in the Library of his Department's clarification to the Science & Technology Committee referred to in that answer.
Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 23 May to Question 143823 on Children: Day Care, what scrutiny his Department undertakes on the effectiveness of IT systems procured by local authorities to support the 30 free hours of childcare policy.
Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 144965 on Pre-school Education: Teachers, if he will publish the names of the (a) unions and (b) bodies referred to.
Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on offering incentives to Early Years settings to provide 30 hours of free childcare places.
Tracy Brabin: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department has issued to childcare voucher providers on changes to data-handling as a result of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation.