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Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: ...EU would be for our economy. The Chancellor trailed this Budget as making Britain “fit for the future”. What it actually demonstrated, as my right hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) North said yesterday, is that this is a Government no longer fit for office—too divided to deliver. The Budget demonstrated that this is increasingly a Government without purpose,...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (17 Mar 2016)

John Martin McDonnell: ...it that I would like to welcome. On the sugar tax, we look forward to seeing more detail about how it will be put into practice. I agree with my right hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) who said yesterday that we needed a comprehensive strategy to tackle the growing problem of obesity. I regret, therefore, that £200 million has been cut from public health budgets...

Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [1st day] (27 May 2015)

John Martin McDonnell: ...announced today will permanently embed the crisis in our housing market for future generations. We are storing up a greater crisis for the future. My hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), who is no longer in his place, said that these policies are socially cleansing whole areas of our city. Properties are being sold off, then sold on again to speculators and overseas...

[Sir Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — backbench business — Local Newspapers (19 Mar 2015)

John Martin McDonnell: ...to give local newspapers protected status as community assets to prevent newspaper titles from closing overnight and allow new owners—including, as my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) said, co-operatives and other community initiatives—time to put together bids for the paper. Newspaper groups should not be allowed to close a paper and lock away a title that...

Delegated Legislation: New Clause 1 — TfL assets for development (disclosure) (16 Mar 2015)

John Martin McDonnell: I do indeed pay tribute to the petitioners. The amendments that are in my name and those of others—and those tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), which I support—arise from the views expressed by the petitioners on particular issues.

Bill Presented — International Trade Agreements (Scrutiny): Clause 1 — How an MP becomes subject to a recall petition process (27 Oct 2014)

John Martin McDonnell: ...to get a workable piece of legislation that we can all support. I also look forward to the amendment to abolish the House of Lords to be tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn).

Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security (10 Sep 2014)

John Martin McDonnell: .... I will try not to repeat the points that I have heard. All sides of the argument have been eloquently made. I want to focus on Syria and Iraq. My hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) has been in the House longer than me, but I have been here for 17 years, and on each occasion that we have discussed intervening in another country, there has been early consideration...

Backbench Business: Universal Postal Service (17 Jul 2014)

John Martin McDonnell: ...predicted and therefore predictable. I was in the House 10 years ago when the European directive was debated. There were three Labour Members: me, my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) and, I believe, Tony Benn. The new Labour Government were then implementing the European directive with zeal, in advance of virtually every other country in Europe. They were putting...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Tributes to Tony Benn (20 Mar 2014)

John Martin McDonnell: ...with my hon. Friend the Member for Bolsover (Mr Skinner), founded the Socialist Campaign Group, of which I am the chair. I apologise on behalf of my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), who cannot be here today because he is in Geneva as part of a human rights delegation. Tony inspired my generation. We did not just respect him; as my hon. Friend the Member for...

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (Programme) (No. 3): Clause 151 — Compensation for miscarriages of justice (4 Feb 2014)

John Martin McDonnell: ...the Birmingham Six—we found that not just the prisoners but whole families were devastated. There have been suicides in the family of Paul Hill. As my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) knows, the lives of Errol and Theresa Smalley have been permanently damaged. The whole family network has been damaged as a result of that case. Gerry Conlon admitted it when he...

TfL (Funding and Station Staffing) — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (15 Jan 2014)

John Martin McDonnell: ...Labour and the Greens, and there has been cross-party support, including from some Liberal Democrat MPs, for early-day motion 787 proposed by my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn). That sets out the detail of the cuts in an objective fashion, but its conclusion is to call on the Mayor of London to reconsider his proposals and to keep the ticket offices open. One...

[John Robertson in the Chair] — Shaker Aamer (24 Apr 2013)

John Martin McDonnell: ...to be frank it has been a privilege for us to be able to stand alongside them each time; I and a number of hon. Members who are here today, including my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), have stood with them. I just want to place that on the record—Joy and the other campaigners have been the conscience of this country throughout this campaign in support of...

Business without Debate: Clause 56 — Commission for Equality and Human Rights (16 Apr 2013)

John Martin McDonnell: ...it about, because the Liberal Democrats supported us so effectively throughout the construction of the organisation. I turn briefly to caste. As my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) said, I moved an amendment to the Equality Act 2010. To be frank, it was not what we wanted. I supported the Rob Marris proposal to outlaw caste discrimination, but the two Front-Bench...

UK-Listed Mining Companies — [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] (28 Nov 2012)

John Martin McDonnell: ...Africa for its handling of community resettlement and for polluting water supplies. AngloGold Ashanti, which is also owned by Anglo American—as my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) said, these companies are subsidiaries—retains a standard listing on the London stock exchange, and it has been accused of profiteering from paramilitary intimidation of mining...

Charities Bill [Lords]: Prevention of Nuclear Proliferation (13 Dec 2011)

John Martin McDonnell: ...in Iran. I founded the Hands Off the People of Iran organisation in this country to campaign for the restoration of democracy in Iran and, with my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) and the hon. Member for Northampton South (Mr Binley), have signed a number of early-day motions in support of human rights in Iran. I have focused on the persecution of trade...

Education and Training (Young People with Autism): New Clause 26 — Offence of squatting in a residential building (1 Nov 2011)

John Martin McDonnell: ...response to homelessness”, and that “most homeless people who squat try other avenues to resolve their housing problems before squatting” My hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) said that 40% of single homeless people had squatted at some time. Furthermore, 6% of the homeless population are squatting tonight, 41% of homeless squatters report mental health...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — Conflict Prevention (21 Jun 2011)

John Martin McDonnell: ...debate could be had on conflict prevention and resolution, which is why I would welcome a ministerial seminar. Climate change has an impact and—as my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) said—globalisation and the continuing exploitation of the developing world are key. In addition, a new focus which we need to discuss is the use of sovereign funds in the...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — [25th Allotted Day] — Social Housing in London (5 May 2011)

John Martin McDonnell: ...of an appointment with the referendum, but because I have a debate in Westminster Hall, which might be more important. I congratulate my hon. and good Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), who I think has become the conscience of the House on this issue over recent decades. He continually reminds us of the plight of many of our constituents. I also thank him for raising...

Planning (Green Belt Protection): Clause 72 — The bank levy (3 May 2011)

John Martin McDonnell: ...Mr Redwood) in saying that the world has moved on and the role of bank levies is different now. The first early-day motion on this matter, tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) and I eight years ago, in advance of the crisis, related specifically to the profligacy of the banks in their distribution of bonuses. We gained the support of 40 Members of the...

Rail Engineering (Jobs) (29 Mar 2011)

John Martin McDonnell: .... Jarvis’s bankruptcy was not the result of the recession. Despite the cash-flow problems, it had £100 million-worth of work on its order book. My hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) referred to the fact that Network Rail refused a rescue plan from the administrator for Jarvis’s rail division. The administrator put forward a proposal for a £19 million...


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