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Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies (25 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: Some of the people watching the debate will be absolutely incredulous at the views of some Government Members. The Prime Minister said that the reasoning behind second jobs was that he thought they would give people a better understanding of the world outside. I think that more people need to have a better view of the world outside before they become MPs. Does my hon. Friend agree that nobody...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Francis Report: Update and Response (11 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: I, too, welcome the report. In his statement, the Secretary of State committed to the view that the new measures are not about “naming and shaming”. Does he therefore agree with the Prime Minister, who said: “Francis does not blame any specific policy. He does not blame the last Secretary of State for Health. And he says we should not seek scapegoats”?

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (11 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: The Minister has used the words “levy” and “cap” interchangeably on numerous occasions, which is confusing. During the passage of the Bill, it was clear that we talked about a levy. The right hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mike Penning) was the Minister at the time, and he talked about a levy. When is a levy a cap?

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (11 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: The Minister is trying valiantly to justify what he has picked up. It is not what was intended for the scheme and it is not what was said during the passage of the Bill. I understand that the cap is a maximum, but it was calculated according to what the industry said it could afford. The industry said 3% of this huge figure—about £1.4 billion or £1.5 billion—was the levy it would draw...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (11 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: Will the Minister give way?

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (11 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: I will be very brief, before the Minister finishes his remarks. Given that the expectation, even from the industry, was that the cost of the scheme would equate to 3%—I do not think that is arguable; hence the levy—does he believe that some of the residual amount, or underspend, should be invested in research? It is really important that research is top of the agenda.

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (11 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: On that point, my hon. Friend is absolutely right. A leading researcher has done some positive work using adult stem cells, which, once they are adapted and injected into a vein, target cancerous mesothelioma cells. Unless additional funding is put forward to develop that research to clinical trials, we will simply be paying compensation to people who have this terrible disease instead of...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (11 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. At the outset, may I welcome yesterday’s written statement from the Minister on behalf of Lord Freud? It goes some way towards addressing one of the central points that I wished to raise, but it also raises a host of points that require clarification. I hope that the Minister will be able to address those. I am certain that my hon....

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (11 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: The case the hon. Gentleman highlights is similar to cases Members raised in Committee and on the Floor of the House when the issue was debated. It is for the Minister to respond to the question of what will happen to those diagnosed before the 2012 threshold. The arbitrary nature of yesterday’s ruling caused great distress to a small group of about 250 claimants who already receive...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (11 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: I absolutely agree, and was not painting a picture in which only males or people working in heavy industry are affected. Women who never worked and who were housewives have contracted mesothelioma, because they washed clothing with asbestos dust and particles on it, which they breathed in. I was not trying at all to underestimate the impact on the rest of the country. There cannot be a debate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Human Rights (10 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: What recent discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on implementation of the UK’s domestic and international legal obligations on human rights.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Human Rights (10 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: Can the Attorney-General tell the House whether he supports the Human Rights Act and the European convention on human rights, and whether he and the Solicitor-General are completely in agreement with the Government’s position?

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day]: Apprenticeships ( 4 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: Like many hon. Members, in just 92 days I will have reached the end of my first term as an MP. In my mind, it is still inconceivable that I have made it from being an apprentice on a massive building site to being, well, an apprentice on a massive building site, and although my political apprenticeship is about to be completed, the Palace of Westminster is not a bad site to work on. When I...

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day]: Apprenticeships ( 4 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: With regard to proper apprenticeships, it depends on what a person’s qualification is on entry. With a lower qualification threshold, they would do a national vocational qualification level 2, on the way to doing an NVQ level 3. It is not either/or; it is part of an apprenticeship.

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day]: Apprenticeships ( 4 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: My hon. Friend is absolutely right about protecting the apprenticeship brand. Level 1 is a pre-apprenticeship entry qualification. Levels 2 and 3 are recognised by the industry. A person cannot go on to a building site with a level 1, but they can with levels 2 and 3.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements ( 4 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: In 2010 the Prime Minister said that if he failed to deliver on his promises, voters should kick him out—his promise on pointless reorganisations of the NHS, his promise on immigration in the tens of thousands, his promise to wipe out the deficit in this Parliament. He has broken his contract with the British people. If he is a man of his word, there is a P45 with “Cameron” on it. He...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: HMP Altcourse ( 3 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: What steps he is taking to improve security and prisoner and staff safety at HMP Altcourse.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: HMP Altcourse ( 3 Feb 2015)

Steve Rotheram: I visited the jail myself recently and there have been some welcome improvements since the action plan, but, given the damning report by Her Majesty’s inspectorate of prisons, can the Minister assure my constituents that the prison is not only safe, but fit for purpose?

Business of the House (29 Jan 2015)

Steve Rotheram: I have been contacted by a whistleblower from Her Majesty’s prison in Walton—the old Walton prison in my constituency—who claims that low staffing levels are endangering both prison officers and prisoners. Will the Leader of the House consider a debate in Government time to look at the effect of the cuts on the prison service?


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