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Immigration: Pausing the Hostile Environment (12 Jul 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: I, too, want to thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) for his question. We have all seen the disastrous impact that the Government’s hostile environment policies have had on British citizens, so why are the Government just pausing these policies? Why are they not abandoning them? I want to echo my hon. Friends in saying that these people need a hardship fund...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Probation Services (10 Jul 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: Whether he has plans to change the contracts of private sector probation companies; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Probation Services (10 Jul 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: Last year, the Ministry of Justice bailed out privatised probation companies to the tune of £342 million, leaving the public to foot the bill for their inadequate work, which the chief inspector of probation found to make a negligible difference. Will the Minister commit today that there will be no more bail-outs for those privatised probation companies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Jul 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: This morning the head of the National Audit Office took the unprecedented step of writing an open letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, setting out how the right hon. Lady has misled Parliament in three respective statements she has made on universal credit. The ministerial code is very clear that: “It is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and...

June European Council (2 Jul 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: Over the past weeks, Airbus, BMW and Siemens have echoed the warning of the trade unions that the Government’s Brexit strategy is putting thousands of jobs at risk. Will the Prime Minister listen to business and to the trade unions, and commit to keeping the UK in a customs union?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Supporting People with Disabilities and Health Conditions (2 Jul 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities carried out a robust inquiry into the effects of the Government’s policies, including social security, on disabled people. It found “grave and systematic violations” of disabled people’s rights. The Minister recently said that she is “utterly committed to the convention.”—[Official Report,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Supporting People with Disabilities and Health Conditions (2 Jul 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: We know an impact assessment of the social security policies can be carried out, because the Equality and Human Rights Commission has done so. Is it not the truth that the Government will not do this because they are afraid that an impact assessment will confirm what the UN, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and disabled people say, which is that this Government’s policies have...

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: Will the hon. and learned Lady give way?

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Easington (Grahame Morris) on securing this important debate and on his excellent speech. Following the killings of Palestinians protesting on the “Great March of Return”, a senior UN official rightly described the humanitarian situation in Gaza as a “crisis on top of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Points of Order (26 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Yesterday evening, the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work published a written statement on the personal independence payment. The statement covered a range of issues, including an announcement that a new process to identify people affected by last year’s High Court ruling concerning PIP mobility activity 1 has begun. The statement raises some...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel and Palestine (26 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: What recent representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel and Palestine (26 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: So far this year, the Israeli authorities have demolished 27 donor-funded structures in east Jerusalem and on the west bank. Can the Minister comment on whether any of these structures were funded by the UK?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Special Educational Needs: Support Services (25 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: My mum fought for me to receive a mainstream education, knowing that I, like the majority of children with special educational needs or a disability, would benefit from that. However, in 2016, for the first time in more than 25 years, more children with SEND were educated outside the mainstream education system. In response, the UN raised concerns about an education system that segregates...

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Dame Cheryl. I begin by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Canterbury (Rosie Duffield), first for securing this important debate and secondly for the incredibly powerful speech she gave. She was right to highlight that no Government should introduce legislation that discriminates against disabled people. She rightly stated that the...

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Will the Government commit to carry out a cumulative assessment of their tax and social security reforms since 2010? In addition to the devastating cuts and suspicion, disabled people have been endlessly mistreated by the chaotic Department for Work and Pensions. High Court judgments have repeatedly found that the DWP has blatantly discriminated against...

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: The Government’s new NHS funding includes no additional funding for social care. The Secretary of State has said that the Government will publish a social care Green Paper in the autumn. Will he confirm—yes or no—whether the Green Paper will include social care funding for working-age disabled adults?

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: Will it be in the Green Paper?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Property Rental Market (18 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: If the Government are serious about tackling rogue landlords, will the Secretary of State today back Labour’s plans to give local authorities the power to crack down on rogue landlords through private sector licensing, without authorities having to seek permission from central Government?

Grenfell Tower (11 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: Leaseholders in my constituency are continuing to be beset with fear at having costs ranging between £40,000 and £50,000 passed on to them to carry out remedial and fire safety work, so this is my question: it is okay for the Secretary of State to say that, morally, people should not be doing this, but does he not have to take action? It requires Government intervention to ensure...


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