Results 101–120 of 1698 for speaker:Marsha de Cordova

backbench business: LGBT History Month — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] ( 7 Mar 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: As my hon. Friend highlights, LGBT History Month was last month. Its theme was paying tribute to contributions in the field of medicine and healthcare. She may be aware that the Mayor of London recently named one of the overground lines that goes through my Battersea constituency Mildmay, after the hospital that played a pivotal role in healthcare for those suffering in the HIV and AIDs...

Business of the House ( 7 Mar 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: Listening to the Chancellor’s Budget this week, people would think that everything is rosy, despite our country being in a recession. However, that narrative flies in the face of the daily reality of workers and businesses. Does the Leader of the House accept that the Government cannot escape from their dismal economic record over the last 14 years?

Business and Trade: Topical Questions ( 7 Mar 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: We know the impact that mandatory pay gap reporting can have on tackling low pay and in-work poverty, but little progress is being made on tackling the disability pay gap, which is higher now than it was a decade ago, with disabled people earning on average £3,400 less—effectively working for 47 days for free. When will the Government introduce mandatory disability pay gap reporting, and...

Leasehold Reform and New Homes (28 Feb 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: The hon. Member is making a fantastic speech—I do not always say that to Government Members—but does he agree that this is about fairness? The current leasehold system is not fair, and it is certainly not just. In 2022, my Battersea constituency was area with the 18th highest number of leasehold transactions. The hon. Gentleman is part of the governing party, and the Government have...

Business of the House ( 8 Feb 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: A recent report by London Councils found that Wandsworth is one of the boroughs worst affected by falling pupil roll numbers, with a 12% drop in demand for reception places. Many parents in Battersea have shared with me their concerns about their children’s education. It is vital that the Government ensure that every local area has excellent, financially viable schools. May we have a...

Transport: Topical Questions ( 8 Feb 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: Vehicles parked on pavements continue to have a negative impact on disabled people, especially those who are blind or partially sighted like myself. It has been four years since the Government’s consultation on that, yet still no action has been taken. The Minister said that they were going to respond to that consultation soon. “Soon” is not good enough. When will they bring forward a...

Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: The all-party parliamentary group on eye health and visual impairment has today published polling that found that nearly half of employers exclude blind and partially sighted people from their workplaces and that one in four said that they would not be willing to make workplace adjustments. The disability employment gap remains stubbornly at 30% and the pay gap means that blind and partially...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (30 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2023 to Question 7225 on Personal Independence Payment: Appeals, if he will publish the (a) number and proportion of personal independence payment claims overturned by Tribunal, broken down by primary reason, and (b) feedback provided by his Department's Presenting Officers for each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Sportsgrounds (29 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many responses her Department received to its letter of June 2023 to football league and competition organisers on guidance relating to the safety of barriers and fences in stadiums.

Action Against Houthi Maritime Attacks (23 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: The war in Gaza and the situation in the middle east are worsening every day. We know that more than 25,000 people have been killed, including 10,000 children, not to mention about 135,000 children suffering from severe malnutrition. We know that the only way to de-escalate the violence in Gaza and the crisis in the Red sea is by securing an immediate ceasefire—not a pause, but an immediate...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Gaza (18 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of supporting the case brought against Israel by South Africa at the International Court of Justice.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability (15 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the new Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work plans to outline her priorities for supporting disabled people.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (15 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many settled status applications from EU citizens submitted before 8 August 2023 are pending; and how many such applications have been pending for more than (a) 12, (b) 18 and (c) 24 months.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (15 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of how long it will take to process pending applications for settled status from EU citizens.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (15 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will provide EU citizens with (a) pre-settled and (b) settled status (i) a stamp in their passport, (ii) a biometric card and (iii) other physical proof of their legal right of residence.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Disability: Departmental Responsibilities (15 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his Department's policies of the length of time it took to appoint a new Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Disability: Departmental Responsibilities (15 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason the position of Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work has become a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People, Health and Work.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Disability: Departmental Responsibilities (15 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of combining the roles of the (a) Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work and (b) Minister for Social Mobility, Youth and Progression on ministerial capacity.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Disqualification (11 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department issues to universal credit claimants living in (a) temporary and (b) supported accommodation that receive benefit sanctions.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (11 Jan 2024)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department holds data on the (a) outcome and (b) reasoning behind Tribunal verdicts relating to personal independence payment claims; and whether his Department takes steps to use Tribunal verdicts to improve its processes.


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