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Spring Statement (13 Mar 2019)

John Martin McDonnell: ...a message to the poorest and most vulnerable in our society that we do not care”.—[Official Report, 20 October 2015; Vol. 600, c. 876.] That was the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen) referring to the cuts to tax credits in 2015. The number of pensioners now officially living in severe poverty, in the fifth largest economy in the world, has reached 1 million. We have...

Income Tax (Charge) (29 Oct 2018)

Sammy Wilson: cover current spending, and the Government are cutting taxes for 3 million people. The good news should be a warning to everyone—some Members have picked up on this already—who has perhaps fallen for the idea that the Treasury forecasts tell us that the economy will experience a downturn in the event of no Brexit deal and that there would have to be an emergency Budget. All the...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (16 Nov 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen), who has established a very positive reputation on these issues. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for the opportunity to debate universal credit again, and I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field), who has had a reputation for campaigning on these issues for slightly...

Unaccompanied Children (Greece and Italy) (23 Feb 2017)

Diane Abbott: ...gave what she had to say added significance, the hon. Member for Wellingborough (Mr Bone), my hon. Friend the Member for Walthamstow (Stella Creasy), the hon. Members for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen), for Enfield, Southgate (Mr Burrowes), for Colchester (Will Quince) and for Aldridge-Brownhills (Wendy Morton) and, finally, the hon. Member for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch...

Informal European Council: Parliamentary oversight of negotiations (6 Feb 2017)

Heidi Allen: I regularly speak to members of the University of Cambridge, because a couple of its colleges are in my constituency. Although numbers have not fallen so far, I know that they are very worried about what will happen in a couple of years. Universities are a fundamental part of what is great about this country, and they deserve our protection. That is why we need to look fully at the...

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Heidi Alexander: ...pace with demand. Analysis by the House of Commons Library shows that, in the Labour Government’s last year in office, there were 70 GPs per 100,000 of the population, but that figure has now fallen to just 66. In Labour’s last year, there were 679 nurses per 100,000 of the population, but there are now just 665. No wonder that doctors and nurses feel pushed to breaking point. If we do...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Heidi Alexander: ...service, primary care and mental health services. In the 19th century, London led the way in how we responded to some of the major health challenges facing the world. In this century, London has fallen behind, and other cities are taking some of the bold and radical action necessary to improve health services and to help people live healthier lives. With the right leadership and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Hospital Trusts: Special Measures (9 Feb 2016)

Heidi Alexander: their NHS areas of Medway, Shropshire and Worcestershire, but he seems not to understand the extent of those problems. Let us return to what the public think. Satisfaction with the NHS has fallen by five percentage points; dissatisfaction has risen by eight percentage points; satisfaction with GP services is at the lowest rate ever recorded; and satisfaction with A&E stands at just 53%....

Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day]: Mental Health (9 Dec 2015)

Barbara Keeley: ...Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith), the hon. Member for Bracknell (Dr Lee), my hon. Friend the Member for York Central (Rachael Maskell), the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen), my hon. Friend the Member for Salford and Eccles (Rebecca Long Bailey), the hon. Member for Henley (John Howell), my hon. Friend the Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Angela Rayner),...

[Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] — Sustainable Development Goals (Education) (2 Jul 2015)

Heidi Alexander: which they live, education will perpetuate and reinforce pre-existing inequalities. Although great gains were undoubtedly achieved with the millennium development goals, we can see that we have fallen far short. Although the number of children out of primary education has almost halved in a generation, 58 million children across the world remain outside of any schooling system. Of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jun 2015)

Heidi Alexander: Under this Government’s leadership, the construction of social rented homes has fallen to a 20-year low, but since 2010 the amount of housing benefit paid to private landlords has risen by £1.5 billion. Does the Chancellor understand the connection, or would he like to come to my next advice surgery so that my constituents can explain it to him?

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Housing (10 Jun 2015)

Heidi Alexander: ...of the last Labour Government but, surprisingly, a lot less to say about his own Government’s record over the past five years. Will he explain why the number of homes built for social rent has fallen to a 20-year low?

Opposition Day — [5th allotted day]: Infant Class Sizes (3 Sep 2014)

Nick Gibb: ...there are infant classes of 70. In fact, the average number of pupils in an infant class is 27.4. In primary schools as a whole, the proportion of pupils in very large classes of 35 or more has fallen since 2010, and since 2010, nearly 4,500 infant classes have been added to our school sector. I listened very carefully to the shadow Education Secretary’s speech. It beggars belief because...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Clause 58 — Interveners and costs (17 Jun 2014)

Heidi Alexander: ...other end of the process. I have been a Member of Parliament for the past four years, and I have been struck when the Prime Minister has stood at the Dispatch Box on a Wednesday to talk about the fallen soldiers who have given their lives in conflicts. During those four years, I have met the families of a number of young men who have lost their lives thanks to knife crime. I do not...

Child Care (London) — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair] (19 Mar 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: I congratulate the hon. Member for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander) on securing this debate on an extremely important topic. The Government’s various announcements this week, from three different Departments—the Treasury, the Department for Education and the Department for Work and Pensions—show how seriously we take this issue. We have announced that parents will get up to £2,000 per...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 6 — Secretary of State’s response to a section 65 regulator’s report on an NHS foundation trust (11 Mar 2014)

Grahame Morris: .... I accept that the burden of the private finance initiative is one of those reasons, but there are others. There have been problems where walk-in treatment centres have closed. NHS spending has fallen in real terms. Almost a third of NHS trusts in England now forecast a deficit at the end of the financial year. There is growing pessimism about the financial health of the NHS, and figures...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Rail Services (South-East England) (12 Feb 2014)

Robert Goodwill: ...needs to be done on how the adverse weather might have affected the stability of some tracks and on how vegetation management could contribute to fewer instances where lines are blocked by fallen trees. It is, however, often difficult to predict these weather situations. With the St Jude’s storm, the trees were in leaf, so trees that normally would not have succumbed to the high winds...

Accident and Emergency Waiting Times (5 Jun 2013)

Andrew Gwynne: ...some 18—or perhaps 17 and a half—Back-Bench speeches. I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend the Member for Holborn and St Pancras (Frank Dobson), my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander), my right hon. Friend the Member for Exeter (Mr Bradshaw) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Cynon Valley (Ann Clwyd), who made a very personal contribution to the debate,...

Department for Communities and Local Government — New Housing Supply (5 Mar 2013)

Jack Dromey: ...has failed to work, but when it comes to rising to the challenge outlined in the report, the facts speak for themselves. House building fell by 11% in 2012, the number of housing completions has fallen in both years since the general election, and homelessness is up by a third. We have a mortgage market in which people struggle to obtain mortgages, and a rapidly growing private rented...

Crossrail 2 — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] (5 Mar 2013)

Meg Hillier: ...that have transformed the borough. For his sake and that of my constituents, I hope that we will see a change. I want to pick up on the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander) about the need to absorb growth. It takes me back to when I was mayor of Islington in the late 1990s. Angel station was revamped from a grotty little station to a brand new one...

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