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Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Clwyd South (Susan Elan Jones). I wish to speak about a subject that is very personal to me, as it is to millions of other women, and that is the menopause. I speak about this topic from my own personal experience. I started to suffer from horrible migraines that prevented me from actually doing my job properly. I did not know why I was...

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legislation (24 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: I welcome what the Secretary of State is doing to get the UK ready for Brexit. Will he confirm that as he travels around the EU this summer, he will be pressing EU member states to ensure that they are also ready so that we can leave the EU without disruption to those relationships?

Public Sector Pay (24 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: Like my right hon. Friend, I am rather surprised to hear the noise from the Opposition Benches. If we were to follow the policies of the right hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell), we would see inflation of 1,000,000%, such as they have in Venezuela—a country that he suggests we all follow the example of. I welcome the pay rises that we will see for teachers in my...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty: Pairing (23 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: We obviously work in a not very family friendly workplace. It is incredibly difficult for new mums and dads to combine that role with voting in the House. I certainly would not expect maternity leave to last up until the age of my youngest child, who is 19, but does the Minister not agree that the Government give an incredibly generous offer with maternity pairs? Unlike the workplace, there...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: New Homes for Social Rent (23 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: Between 2012 and 2017, Labour-controlled Redditch Borough Council failed to build a single home for social rent. Does the Minister therefore welcome Conservative-controlled Redditch Borough Council’s intention to build more homes for social rent, because we believe that everyone should have a decent home of their own, whatever their income or background?

Exiting the European Union: Access to EU Markets (19 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker—[Laughter.] Oh, I am sorry, Mr Speaker. It is obviously flattering to be confused with the hon. Member for York Central (Rachael Maskell). My constituents voted to leave the EU because they did not want our laws to be made by bureaucrats in Brussels—they wanted our laws to be made by our own country. Can the Secretary of State, who I know shares this...

Nato Summit (16 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: My constituents voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU because they believe that, as a sovereign country, we can make our own policies in the world. Can the Prime Minister explain how we can have a security partnership with NATO in the EU after we have left the EU?

Eu: Future Relationship White Paper (12 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: The thing that I hear most often from my constituents in Redditch, however they voted, is, “Just get on with it.” Will my right hon. Friend confirm from the Dispatch Box that nothing in this White Paper will lead to a second referendum, which will only delay or frustrate the democratic will of my constituents and the British people?

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn (Tulip Siddiq). When I first saw the motion on the Order Paper I was dismayed by the wording and the personal attack on the Secretary of State, my right hon. Friend the Member for Tatton (Ms McVey). It was very good of the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field) and the hon. Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark...

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: Or the World cup.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Fishing (11 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: Will my right hon. Friend tell me what benefits there will be from leaving the common fisheries policies for the whole of the United Kingdom?

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: My right hon. Friend echoes our experience in Worcestershire. The Minister will know the deep concern my constituents have about Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Exactly the same thing happened before I came to this place. Services were taken away from the hospital and people were told, “You’re being consulted.” All that happened was that services were removed. It...

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: My right hon. Friend is generous in giving way a second time. Again, the parallels with Redditch are interesting. Does he agree that the problem for the public comes when they see that their town is growing and they feel that trusts have not planned for the future? That is exactly what we have in Redditch as well, because it is a new town and it is growing, and people do not understand how...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points (5 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: What steps he is taking to improve the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (5 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: In Redditch there are only two electric vehicle charging points, but nearby Coventry has 25. Redditchians are just as keen as Coventrians to take advantage of electric cars. What are the Government doing to help them?

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

Rachel Maclean: After last night, I am sure that there is one question I do not need to ask the Prime Minister, which is whether she believes that football is coming home. I will ask her, though, whether she agrees that another great victory for our United Kingdom is the BAE contract. What does she think that means for jobs up and down the country in the manufacturing supply chain after we leave the EU?

June European Council (2 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: Will the Prime Minister confirm that she believes that we can reach a deep and special partnership with the European Union that safeguards and improves our economic prosperity up and down the country and in Redditch?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Roll-out (2 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: May I commend the Secretary of State and convey to her the comments of staff at a jobcentre in Redditch? People who have worked there for decades said that universal credit was the best system that they had seen for 30 years. That is because it is an individualised system based on the “test and learn” approach. What more can the Secretary of State do to ensure that that approach...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (2 Jul 2018)

Rachel Maclean: I do not want to see any young person in Redditch unemployed, which was why I set up Redditch Mentors, a scheme to help young people to reach their full potential. The last Labour Government presided over a record rise of 45% in young people being unemployed. What more are the Government doing to improve that?

Privately Financed Prisons (27 Jun 2018)

Rachel Maclean: What my constituents and taxpayers care about is that the prison system delivers value for money, and that when people come out of prison they are equipped to contribute to society and become citizens again, with a second chance at life. Will the Minister say more about how these contracts will help that agenda?

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