All 15 results for brexit speaker:Debbie Abrahams

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Debbie Abrahams: .... Like poverty, inequality is not inevitable; it is a political choice. These shocking trends in our health—our death rates—can be reversed, but that has bypassed this Queen’s Speech. Brexit is tied up with this, perpetuating poverty and inequalities: as Professor Danny Dorling’s excellent book, “Rule Britannia”, brilliantly expounded, it is maintaining these inequalities and...

Prime Minister's Update (25 Sep 2019)

Debbie Abrahams: ...been offered, the language and the tone are not what should be representative of the leadership of this country. It is absolutely shocking. May I ask the Prime Minister why he thinks that getting Brexit done will actually solve anything, given that that is an absolute illusion unless we are absolutely intent that there will never be any relationship with our nearest neighbours? Why does he...

Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords]: Social Security (4 Mar 2019)

Debbie Abrahams: ...regressive tax and social security policies? In 2018, inflation stood at 2.48%, and although this has fallen since the beginning of the year, estimates for the rest of 2019 are not favourable, with Brexit-related uncertainty a key driver. Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that the price of essentials has risen, with domestic fuel costs increasing by more than 40% over the...

Department for Work and Pensions (26 Feb 2019)

Debbie Abrahams: ...to social security add up to savings of £30 billion for the Exchequer this year. That is going to rise to £36 billion in 2021 and £38 billion by the end of 2023-24, and this is in the context of Brexit. The Government have sought to save money from changes to benefit rules, and we have heard about the freeze. There are the £4.8 billion cuts affecting disabled people; disabled people...

Leaving the Eu: Economic Impact of Proposed Deal (20 Feb 2019)

Debbie Abrahams: As many of my hon. Friends have said, all credible economic analysis shows that a no-deal Brexit would be disastrous for the economy. The draft withdrawal agreement would be only slightly less disastrous for the economy. Given that the report published by the Resolution Foundation today predicts an increase in child poverty of 6% by 2023—that is equivalent to an additional 1 million...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU: No Deal (29 Jan 2019)

Debbie Abrahams: ...,000 that are linked to EU exports, 14,000 of which are in my constituency of Oldham East and Saddleworth. So will the Chancellor and the Government as a whole once and for all rule out a no-deal Brexit scenario, which would harm the country as a whole and particularly my constituents and the north?

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

Debbie Abrahams: ...is this taking back control? On so many levels, too numerous to mention, we will lose out. As Lord Kerr of Kinlochard said in the other place last month, the political declaration is a blindfold Brexit and a gangplank to the unknown. It is nothing more than a non-binding, meaningless wish list that will do nothing to bring the certainty that our businesses, economy and people need. Our...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Leaving the EU: Departmental Spending (7 Jan 2019)

Debbie Abrahams: When will the Government publish the report that was leaked to The Times just before Christmas, which revealed the different scenarios for Brexit and their impact on unemployment, homelessness, poverty and much more? Will it be before next week’s meaningful vote?

Health and Social Care: Health Inequalities (England) (27 Nov 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: ...economic inequality drive health inequalities. The richer people are, the longer they live, and the longer they live in good health. In addition to the economic analyses of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, what assessment has the Minister made of the deal’s impacts on health inequalities, and on life expectancy and healthy life expectancy, which we know are already falling in some...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: ...to support them and enhance their profitability. Does my hon. Friend share my concern about when we might get this detail and whether the Government will even consider the different scenarios that Brexit could bring to these upland producers?

Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland Closure: Airdrie: Shop Direct (Greater Manchester) (1 May 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: ...will affect jobs at all levels, it will hit low-paid jobs first. The potential effect on already widening inequalities is a real risk, and the estimates do not even factor in the impact of Brexit on the economy and jobs. We therefore need to know what measures the Government have put in place to support workers affected by the ascendance of automation. What are the Government doing to...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: ...credit is causing women, children, disabled people and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities now. This will only get worse as universal credit is rolled out. This country is at a crossroads. Brexit must not blind this Government to other obligations to their citizens. We must all work together in the national interest to avert the disaster that is about to unfold if universal credit...

Housing and Social Security (22 Jun 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: ...more than 50% of people who voted against austerity in the general election just two weeks ago, I want to express my profound disappointment at the content of the Gracious Speech. After delivering Brexit and building a stronger economy, it refers to making our country fairer, echoing the Prime Minister’s warm words on the steps of Downing Street about building a country for everyone....

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Policy Implications of Leaving the EU (11 Jul 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: The impact of uncertainty on the economy following the Brexit vote is already being felt and ultimately will affect jobs, tax revenues and public spending. Before the referendum, the Government predicted that 500,000 jobs might be at risk, so what is the Secretary of State doing to protect these jobs and what is his estimate of the impact on social security spending?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Policy Implications of Leaving the EU (11 Jul 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: The lack of planning by this Government post-Brexit is complacency verging on neglect. The FTSE 250 has already lost 10% of its value since the referendum outcome and that will impact on pension funds. Given that 5,000 of the 6,000 defined benefit pension schemes are currently in deficit and that the pensions regulator has raised concerns of additional risks to these schemes following the...


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