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Button Batteries (Safety) Bill: Second Reading – Jo Gideon. Private Members' Bills

Written Answers — Treasury: Environment Protection: Finance (19 Jan 2022)

Jo Gideon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of local climate bonds in funding local environment projects.

Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Bill (14 Jan 2022)

Jo Gideon: My hon. Friend has just acknowledged that the vast majority of taxi drivers and private hire operators are complying and wanting to do the best thing, and I think we would all acknowledge the fantastic support that they provided during the pandemic, for instance. However, they need to be helped to understand what extra facilities they need to provide. Does she agree that the current shortages...

Local Government (Disqualification) Bill: New Clause 1 - Members of local authorities: disqualification relating to drink and drug driving offences (England) (14 Jan 2022)

Jo Gideon: I rise to speak to the amendments all together. Before I came to this place, I was a councillor for many years, and I absolutely uphold the principles of the Bill and of the Nolan principles of conduct in public life. I also believe in redemption. I have dealt a lot with issues relating to county lines and there is nothing more powerful than seeing somebody who has been involved as a victim...

Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill: Clause 1 - Extension of duty to provide careers guidance in schools (14 Jan 2022)

Jo Gideon: I was fortunate to speak in the Westminster Hall debate earlier in the week, and given the time constraints I will confine my comments to an area of careers guidance that I think has not been covered, and will not be covered by other Members. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Workington (Mark Jenkinson) on introducing this important Bill. We must recognise that during their...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (14 Jan 2022)

Jo Gideon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timeline is for the public consultation on the Government's new PM2.5 targets.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (14 Jan 2022)

Jo Gideon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that people (a) living with asthma and lung disease and (b) who are most vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution are prioritised in the forthcoming pollution exposure reduction target.

Careers Guidance in Schools (11 Jan 2022)

Jo Gideon: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Rees. I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Tatton (Esther McVey) on securing this important debate. Evidence shows that the best careers education in schools has the potential to promote social equity and enable greater social mobility. That is why preparing all students for the world of work must be a key element of the...

National Food Strategy and Public Health — [Clive Efford in the Chair] (15 Dec 2021)

Jo Gideon: I sincerely thank the Minister. She has always been a champion for this agenda and what she has said today reassures me that she not only will be a champion within DEFRA, but will take this message to other Departments. I thank everybody who has taken part in the debate. It has been very broad, which is the nature of the national food strategy. I thank Henry Dimbleby for the incredible work...

National Food Strategy and Public Health — [Clive Efford in the Chair] (15 Dec 2021)

Jo Gideon: Yes, breakfast, and public health across the four nations. Have I left any comments out? The fact the debate is so difficult to summarise in two minutes indicates how important the subject is to everybody in this room. I thank everybody for giving their time, and I particularly thank the Minister for listening and for taking our message back. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this...

National Food Strategy and Public Health — [Clive Efford in the Chair] (15 Dec 2021)

Jo Gideon: I beg to move, That this House has considered the National Food Strategy and public health. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Efford. I am delighted to have secured this debate on such a vital topic. As chair of the all-party parliamentary group on the national food strategy, I have been examining closely the key themes that we need to address to produce a lasting,...

National Food Strategy and Public Health — [Clive Efford in the Chair] (15 Dec 2021)

Jo Gideon: I absolutely agree that schools have a key role to play, both in the curriculum and in school food. Unfortunately, I have not been able to cover that, so I hope my right hon. Friend will be able to cover that aspect in his speech. The topic is wide ranging and I want to leave time for colleagues to make their points. However, I absolutely endorse what he has just said. In the city of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food (3 Dec 2021)

Jo Gideon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will publish the Government's response to recommendations of the National Food Strategy.

School-based Counselling Services (9 Nov 2021)

Jo Gideon: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne East (Mr Brown) on securing this important debate. I rise to speak both as chair of the all-party parliamentary group on youth affairs and as the Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central, which has significant challenges due to multiple deprivation factors in our city and the high levels of young people in care—more than...

School-based Counselling Services (9 Nov 2021)

Jo Gideon: I thank the hon. Lady, and I agree with all she says. The threshold for family services is extremely high, which means that schools and colleges are picking up early intervention work. The sixth-form college works specifically with 16 to 18-year-olds, which is a really challenging place to be. Legally, this age group is still classed as children, but accessing external support is increasingly...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Batteries: Death and Injuries (8 Nov 2021)

Jo Gideon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what measures are in place for the NHS to collect clinical data and record injuries and deaths of children resulting from the ingestion of button batteries in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Education: School Meals: Standards (8 Nov 2021)

Jo Gideon: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will implement a strategy to ensure that School Food Standards are met.

Treasury: Topical Questions (2 Nov 2021)

Jo Gideon: I, too, thank my right hon. Friend for the £56 million for three innovative levelling-up bids in my home city of Stoke-on-Trent. We warmly welcome this as the biggest investment in Stoke-on-Trent for 50 years. However, investing in our social fabric and growing our local social infrastructure must be community-led to achieve the best results. Will he update this House on whether the shared...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2021)

Jo Gideon: I am delighted to speak in the Budget debate today on the theme of levelling up. In the short time I have, I want to focus on Stoke-on-Trent—or, to quote the Chancellor in his recent speech, the “great city” of Stoke-on-Trent. We have had £56 million of levelling-up funding for Stoke-on-Trent, which represents the biggest Government investment in my home city for 50 years and...


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