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Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (11 Dec 2017)

Tracy Brabin: I agree with the right hon. Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon). Last week the Minister for Children and Families used the 30 hours of free childcare as an example of the Government’s commitment to social mobility. He knows that foster children are some of the most vulnerable, often starting school having already fallen behind their peers, and that many would benefit from access to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Homelessness and Rough Sleeping (4 Dec 2017)

Tracy Brabin: What assessment he has made of trends in the number of homeless people sleeping rough between 2010 and 2016.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Homelessness and Rough Sleeping (4 Dec 2017)

Tracy Brabin: According to Shelter, one in 2,122 people in Kirklees is currently homeless. My local drop-in homeless shelter has seen numbers double in the past six months alone, with the biggest cause being the termination of private rental agreements. What is the Secretary of State doing to make tenancies more secure, and what steps is he taking to tackle soaring private rents?

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

Tracy Brabin: This morning Amnesty International released a report highlighting repression and rights violations against the Rohingya people every single day. Amnesty compares Myanmar to an open-air prison. Can the Minister tell us whether the Government will support sanctions against Myanmar? What discussions has he had about that with other member states?

Loneliness and Local Communities (15 Nov 2017)

Tracy Brabin: Thank you for calling me, Mr Paisley, in this important debate. I am grateful for all the work that my hon. Friends have done in continuing the work of the late Jo Cox in tackling loneliness. The truth is that loneliness is a widespread problem. When I was a 26-year-old actor, I was probably not an obvious suspect for suffering from loneliness. However, I had been living in London and I split...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Tracy Brabin: A couple in my constituency have had their application for universal credit delayed because the mum does not have any photo identification. She cannot afford a passport and does not drive. They now have to wait for both her dentist and her doctor to provide identification. Given all the other chaos around universal credit, will the Prime Minister step in, show some common sense and transfer...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Rent Arrears (13 Nov 2017)

Tracy Brabin: If he will make an assessment of the effect of the length of waiting time to receive universal credit on levels of rent arrears.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Rent Arrears (13 Nov 2017)

Tracy Brabin: New findings say that 49% of landlords are less likely to rent to those in receipt of universal credit. In Kirklees, only 121 social homes are available for the 9,700 people on the waiting list. What steps will the Minister take to prevent those on universal credit from being discriminated against?

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Tracy Brabin: Does my hon. Friend agree that for people with no other option, the withdrawal of a bus service can be devastating? Despite that, 400 supported routes have been downgraded or cut, year on year, since 2010. As my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) has said, my region of Yorkshire and Humber has experienced local transport funding cuts of 37%. I am not going to...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Tracy Brabin: Thank you so much, Madam Deputy Speaker; I appreciate your patience. If the power to deliver more services is good enough for London, Manchester and Liverpool, surely it is good enough for Batley and Spen.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Free Childcare (6 Nov 2017)

Tracy Brabin: The Minister’s colleague, the hon. Member for Suffolk Coastal (Dr Coffey), wrote to a constituent stating that the funding of the 30-hour entitlement is based on the premise that 15 hours was for educational provision and the additional 15 hours was just for general care without an educational focus. However, the Conservative party has always promised high-quality early education, so...

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Tracy Brabin: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Tracy Brabin: The hon. Gentleman was just praising the youth councils that were voting and had their own private vote— so at least they did not affect the adult vote! But in that vote, they voted almost unanimously for votes at 16—this was 1 million young people. It does feel as though the Conservatives are patronising young people. May I also say that during seven years of austerity, young...

Puppy Smuggling (1 Nov 2017)

Tracy Brabin: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell. I declare an interest as the proud owner of Rocky the wonder dog, Westminster dog of the year 2017. I also put on record that, as Rocky is a handsome chocolate Labrador with a fine pedigree, we wanted a mini-me and, on a number of occasions, we introduced him to female Labradors in the hope that we could breed from him. Sadly,...

Puppy Smuggling (1 Nov 2017)

Tracy Brabin: I could not agree more—it is despicable. They are taking that risk and are prepared to go to sea because the profits are so great. We have to stop that. We have to ensure that all puppies are microchipped. If people see anything suspicious, they must have the opportunity and the wherewithal to report it, and Dogs Trust has an excellent website where that can be done. We need, as a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Nov 2017)

Tracy Brabin: As the Prime Minister will be aware, self-employed people are not eligible for shared parental leave. This places the burden of childcare on the mum, and denies fathers financial support and bonding time with the child. Has the Prime Minister seen the demands of the March of the Mummies, and can she give us assurances that she is prioritising this very urgent issue?

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Tracy Brabin: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this most important debate. I would like to thank my friends on the Opposition Front Benches for bringing the subject of social care to the House today. Social care must be treated as the national priority it rightfully is. It is a vital public service that allows people in every one of our constituencies to live their lives in the way they want....

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Tracy Brabin: rose—

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Tracy Brabin: I thank the Minister for giving way. Can she give me some advice for my constituent—a mother with a daughter who is quite disabled with epilepsy? When the mother was retiring, she realised that she would lose her carer’s allowance as she went on to the state pension. When she rang HMRC and the Department to inquire, they said, “By your age, they are normally shoved into a...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (24 Oct 2017)

Tracy Brabin: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?


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