All 7 results for angela rayner speaker:Gordon Marsden

Technical and Further Education Bill (14 Nov 2016)

Gordon Marsden: ...decline in the financial health of the sector, and current forecasts suggest that the number of colleges under strain is set to rise rapidly. As my hon. Friend the Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Angela Rayner) said in her excellent speech, it is no wonder, given the alarm bells about their continued viability that the Skills Funding Agency and the National Audit Office have been ringing....

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Student support: restricted modification of repayment terms (21 Nov 2016)

Gordon Marsden: ...backgrounds, it will be much higher, and these changes will make it higher still. Labour Members have pledged to bring back the maintenance grant. My hon. Friend the Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Angela Rayner), in the Bill Committee and recently at the Labour party’s north-west conference, gave powerful testimony as to why that is. It is not just because we cannot afford to lose these...

Public Bill Committee: Technical and Further Education Bill: General functions of education administrator (1 Dec 2016)

Gordon Marsden: ...that point and giving that practical example of a personal issue. Perhaps I can be forgiven for mentioning that the shadow Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Angela Rayner), has herself strongly expressed how crucial further education was to her during her teens. She said on Second Reading that she would not have been there to present our view on the Bill...

Business of the House: Improving Education Standards (29 Nov 2018)

Gordon Marsden: ...in that area. I am afraid that the Schools Minister did not even mention early years in his speech. My colleagues the shadow Education Secretary, my hon. Friend the Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Angela Rayner), and my hon. Friend the Member for Batley and Spen (Tracy Brabin) have tirelessly argued against this Government’s record. Research by the Sutton Trust shows that over 1,000 Sure...

Crown Post Offices: Franchising — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (10 Jan 2019)

Gordon Marsden: ...is making a powerful case. I wish her campaign in Wigan every success, as I do the campaigns of my hon. Friends the Members for Oldham West and Royton (Jim McMahon) and for Ashton-under-Lyne (Angela Rayner) in their constituencies. For us in Blackpool, sadly, the boat has already sailed. Our Crown post office, which was a grade II listed building, now lies empty, while my constituents have...

Secondary Education: Raising Aspiration — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (20 Jun 2019)

Gordon Marsden: ...of information, advice and guidance that we currently have at secondary level, which we believe is an important consideration. I and my colleague, my hon. Friend the Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Angela Rayner)—our shadow Education Secretary—were at a roundtable with stakeholders only this week, discussing how that work might go forward. The Office for Students also has an important...

English for Speakers of Other Languages — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (3 Jul 2019)

Gordon Marsden: ...its own resources, by lobbying the Treasury, or by combining with other Departments—the hard cash to go with it. The shadow Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Angela Rayner), met a group of Congolese and Sudanese refugees in her constituency earlier this year. She says: “They told me about their experiences of seeking shelter and safety in my area and...


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