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Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Bill (5 Feb 2016)

William Wragg: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. I thank colleagues from across the House who have joined me to support my Bill before it goes to the other place, where it will hopefully complete all necessary stages before we reach the guillotine of running out of parliamentary time. It has been an honour and a privilege to embark on the process of piloting a private Member’s Bill...

Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Bill (5 Feb 2016)

William Wragg: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention, and as he will see by the vast numbers of Labour Members here today, the influence of that signature has been a fantastic achievement. The CCRC was set up in the wake of notoriously mishandled cases such as those of the Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six—two high-profile cases where two groups of men were convicted and imprisoned for...

Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Bill (5 Feb 2016)

William Wragg: I will come to that in detail later, but the CCRC is a reactive body—it does not proactively seek cases to review—so I suggest that what my hon. Friend alludes to would not take place. However, I will cover that in more detail in a moment, if he will bear with me. The CCRC’s long-term referral rate—the cases that, following investigation, it believes should be reheard in the Court of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police and Crime Commissioners (22 Feb 2016)

William Wragg: What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of police and crime commissioners in reducing the level of crime.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police and Crime Commissioners (22 Feb 2016)

William Wragg: I thank my right hon. Friend for her reply. What assessment has her Department made of the possibility of conflicts of interest arising if police and crime commissioners hold high office in local government, including that of mayor, and what steps have been taken to safeguard against that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Welsh Economy (24 Feb 2016)

William Wragg: What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of steps taken to rebalance the economy in Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Welsh Economy (24 Feb 2016)

William Wragg: I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply. How will small businesses in my constituency and in the north-west of England be able to benefit from the economic recovery in north Wales?

Budget Changes (21 Mar 2016)

William Wragg: The Budget contained many welcome measures for my constituents. Will the Minister comment on the idea that it is a sign of strength to have a Government who listen? Perhaps we should compare that with Gordon Brown and his refusal to reconsider the 10p tax rate.

Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (21 Mar 2016)

William Wragg: It is a pleasure to be able to speak, albeit briefly, in this debate, and I thank you, Madam Deputy, for accommodating as many speakers as possible. The Budget contains welcome measures to improve our schools so that all children get the best start in life. It includes extra money to every school in England either when it becomes an academy or when it is in the process of conversion. That...

Backbench Business — Court Closures (24 Mar 2016)

William Wragg: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Wakefield (Mary Creagh), and I congratulate the hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) on securing this important debate. I am pleased to speak in it, and I wish to speak up for the principle of local justice and the vital importance of the courthouse in Stockport for my constituents. I welcome last month’s decision by the...

Backbench Business — Court Closures (24 Mar 2016)

William Wragg: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. He raises an important point about the innovative work being carried out in the Stockport courthouse building, and I am grateful to him for drawing that to the House’s attention. The closure of the court would have left the town without a court and would have meant that my constituents would have had to travel to Manchester in the quest for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (11 Apr 2016)

William Wragg: My right hon. Friend may be aware that I am participating in the police parliamentary scheme, seeing at first hand the excellent work of Greater Manchester police. What is being done to ensure that there are adequate and safe

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Middle East: Peace Negotiations (11 Apr 2016)

William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the prospects for the Middle East peace process.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (11 Apr 2016)

William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking ensure that UK overseas aid is spent effectively and transparently.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Arts: Children and Young People (11 Apr 2016)

William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to maximise engagement of children and young people in the arts.

Government Referendum Leaflet (11 Apr 2016)

William Wragg: In the interests of fairness and balance, would it not be better for more funds to be made available or for an increase in the leave campaign’s spending limits to be commensurate with the cost of this publication? My right hon. Friend is a bright man with a quite unenviable task at the moment. Surely he will agree with the fundamental fairness and reasonableness of this argument?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rolling Stock: North West (12 Apr 2016)

William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions his Department has put in place to improve rolling stock as part of the rail franchise package for the North West.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Businesses: Loans (12 Apr 2016)

William Wragg: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the Government plans to publish its response to Lawrence Tomlinson's report on the lending practices of banks to small businesses.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Benefit: Foreign Nationals (12 Apr 2016)

William Wragg: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of child benefit payments to non-UK citizens.


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