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Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: It is a great privilege to speak on behalf of not only my constituency, but the United Kingdom. People are worried. They live in fear. They cannot build a brighter, better future. Most criminal of all, they feel that people are not listening. I have a simple message for the country tonight: this side of the table is listening. Labour is listening. People do not choose to live on benefits....

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Catalonia: Violence (18 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken in response to the recent violence in Catalonia.

Devolved Powers in Scotland (17 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: I thank my comrade the hon. Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) for calling this debate. I will be as brief as possible. I want to talk about where Scotland is today and about our future. Most importantly, I want to talk about how we can use our significant powers to make the lives of the people of Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill and all those across Scotland better, healthier and happier....

Devolved Powers in Scotland (17 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: I apologise for not giving way; I have only got two minutes. We have the powers to change and improve the lives of people in Scotland. The current Government in Scotland are a one-trick pony and do not seem to want to focus on the issues facing my constituents. If there is no appetite to use the powers, then we look forward to Scotland electing a Labour Government that will use the...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Prime Minister: Malawi (17 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: To ask the Prime Minister, whether she plans to visit Malawi.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Proceedings: Minority Groups (16 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to implement the recommendations of the Lammy Review, an independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (16 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to halt the roll-out of universal credit.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Catalonia: British Nationals Abroad (13 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support has been provided to British nationals affected by recent events in Catalonia.

Royal Mail Delivery Office Closures — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: The Minister mentioned post offices. The whole point of the debate is that post offices are shutting down on the high street and that people are travelling further to collect parcels.

Royal Mail Delivery Office Closures — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: indicated dissent.

Royal Mail Delivery Office Closures — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: I will be as brief as I can. I worked for Royal Mail and am still employed there—I am on a five-year career break—and I am proud to be a Communication Workers Union member. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) for calling this debate and ensuring that as many Members know about this issue as possible. This is an important debate...

Royal Mail Delivery Office Closures — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: That is happening up and down the country—or else the banks are meant to replace the post offices, but the banks and the post offices are all shutting down. Need I say more? Instead, let us open another betting shop, another place to gamble money away or treat people wrongly with charity shops. My hon. Friend the Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) has been leading a...

Royal Mail Delivery Office Closures — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: Totally. This is all about anti-trade-union laws and workers again being treated the wrong way. A yes vote of 89.1% on a turnout of 73.7% suggests that the country is standing up to the Government and saying, “Enough is enough!” Every community should support our postal workers, because they are doing their best. They are only human beings, working-class people, doing their best...


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