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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (3 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: In the light of the recent cyber-attack on Parliament and the National Crime Agency’s announcement that, because of under-reporting, the scale of cyber-crime is significantly underestimated, will the Secretary of State outline the specific steps that the Government are taking to tackle this threat?

Energy Price Cap (3 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: Will my right hon. Friend join me in welcoming Ofgem’s proposal to consult on more measures to help microbusinesses?

Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing Bill (3 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for North Ayrshire and Arran (Patricia Gibson). It is a great privilege to make my maiden speech in this debate as the representative of Redditch. Improving consumer rights is a priority for the Government, and the Bill is needed as a response to the change in how people book their holidays, as more and more...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Doctors and Nurses (4 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: Will the Secretary of State confirm what specific actions he is taking to help trusts, such as the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust that runs the Alex hospital in my constituency of Redditch, which are in special measures? Such trusts face special pressures in recruiting and retaining staff.

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism: Internet (5 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to safeguard vulnerable individuals from online radicalisation.

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism (5 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle extremism.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime (5 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle cyber crime.

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Crime (5 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce knife crime.

Public Sector Pay Cap (5 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: Does the Chief Secretary agree that as a result of Labour’s economic mismanagement in 2008 to 2009, average wages—[Interruption.]

Public Sector Pay Cap (5 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: Thank you, Mr Speaker. As a result of Labour’s economic mismanagement in 2008 to 2009, average private sector pay fell significantly, while public sector pay remained stable. Does the Chief Secretary agree that it is important, when we look at the pay review bodies’ recommendations, to recognise the challenges faced by small businesses when they are outpaced by public sector...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Exiting the EU (11 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: What steps his Department is taking to help support and deliver an effective departure for the UK from the EU.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Exiting the EU (11 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: Businesses in my constituency are seeking to make the most of the opportunities that Brexit provides for them, but can my right hon. Friend assure me that he will work closely with the Department for International Trade and the Department for Exiting the European Union to ensure that businesses that are already trading with the single market are helped to build new export markets for their...

Balancing the Public Finances — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Balancing the Public Finances — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Ryan. I commend my right hon. Friend the Member for Forest of Dean (Mr Harper) for securing this much-needed debate and for his excellent points. I want to focus my comments on one issue only: income inequality, which the hon. Member for Glasgow East (David Linden) referred to. Almost a year ago today, the Prime Minister gave a statement...

Balancing the Public Finances — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: I thank my right hon. Friend—he has managed to make my speech a bit shorter. I will focus on the lower paid, hard-working earners. For 2017 to 2018, the personal allowance is being raised to £11,500, which means that the amount of tax-free income someone can earn will be more than 75% higher than in 2010. That means more money in people’s pockets to cope with the cost of...

Balancing the Public Finances — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: I made this point in my speech, to which I refer the hon. Gentleman. Does he not agree that the richest 1% in our country are set to provide 27% of all income tax revenue in 2016-17, and that that is a higher proportion than it was under the Labour Government?

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: I beg to move, That this House has considered the future of the Worcester Acute NHS Trust. It is a great pleasure to be here under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I am grateful for the opportunity to raise this matter, a cause of deep concern and worry for the people of Redditch and the surrounding area. As this is a day on which health is being discussed in this place, I take the...

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: I wholeheartedly agree with my hon. Friend’s remarks. I am grateful to the Minister for his generosity in giving up his time to attend today, but I have some key questions for him. While a number of factors led to the trust being in this situation—the debate does not have the scope to allow me to describe them all—what is important to my constituents is what the Department...

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Rachel Maclean: My hon. Friend touches on the key point of recruitment, which my colleagues and I, and himself, have raised with the new trust leadership. The trust has brought forward some interesting and exciting measures to address that, such as a new Facebook recruitment video. We look forward to seeing how that progresses and delivers more staff into this much-needed trust. I am extremely grateful for...


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