Results 1–20 of 331 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Rachel Maclean

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Fuel Duty (11 Sep 2018)

Rachel Maclean: One of the other major impacts on the wages of the lowest paid is a national living wage. Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is our reforms as a Government that have boosted the incomes of the lowest paid significantly?

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Rachel Maclean: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (Jonathan Edwards). I rise to speak about this issue from the point of view of the people of Redditch, who are always at the forefront of my mind in this place. I remember clearly the expression of their sovereign desire to leave the EU, which they expressed in the referendum with 62% in favour of leaving. I...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Rachel Maclean: I have absolute confidence that the Prime Minister will continue to do what she is doing, and I for one certainly support her. If she can bring back a deal that is in the interests of my constituents, I will support her. I take heart from the way in which she has been able to make such significant progress in the face of all the criticism and of people saying, “You won’t be able...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Rachel Maclean: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his point. I hope that he will take my comments in the spirit in which they were intended; they were somewhat light-hearted. Of course I would not wish the Prime Minister to leave the House. I want her to get a great deal and to enable us to leave the European Union. I hope that the hon. Gentleman will see that I have put that on record.

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Rachel Maclean: It certainly does, but the hon. Gentleman is making me lose my place. I shall return to the negotiations, where we have seen considerable progress not only on the business-related issues that I have referred to but on the question of European citizens.

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Rachel Maclean: I thank the hon. Gentleman for highlighting some of the examples that we will see when we are out of the EU. I have seen some of the benefits in my area, too. Worcestershire is benefiting from the Department for International Trade’s forward-thinking policy of going out to the rest of the world and making the case for investing in the county, and Redditch in particular, and I hope that...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Rachel Maclean: I thank my hon. Friend greatly for that intervention. If we all embrace the optimism that he has just demonstrated, I am certain that we can do some great deals in the interests of the British people and of Redditch. I return to my point about the status of EU citizens. It is a matter of great concern. We all have EU citizens in our constituencies. I have been approached by EU citizens who...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Rachel Maclean: The hon. Gentleman is speaking from a sedentary position, and I am going to conclude my remarks. This Government have done more for women since being in office in terms of bringing women into work, strengthening women’s rights, bringing in policies that support women back into the workplace, such as on childcare, and a whole raft of other issues. I put it on the record that I refute...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Rachel Maclean: Does the Minister agree that 90% of future global growth will come from countries outside Europe? Will she therefore clarify that we will be able to start to benefit from that potential growth by signing trade deals during the implementation period?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (6 Sep 2018)

Rachel Maclean: Will the Secretary of State congratulate Andy Street and his team on successfully securing £50 million of Government investment for 5G technology in the midlands? How might my constituents in Redditch benefit from this?

Attorney General: Victims and Witnesses: Support (6 Sep 2018)

Rachel Maclean: Given the pressures of giving evidence in court, including for victims of rape, does my hon. and learned Friend agree that it is right that the Government have allocated £96 million of Government investment to support mental health services and vulnerable witnesses?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights (4 Sep 2018)

Rachel Maclean: A vital human right is that girls receive an education. Given that girls are likely to be out of education in conflict zones, what further actions are the Government and the Department taking to tackle that serious and worrying issue?

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?


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