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John Cummings

Former Labour MP for Easington (11 Jun 1987 – 12 Apr 2010)


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Agriculture Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 (7 Jul 2020)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...HMG’s important plans for digital connectivity. Data, cost and risk assessment are essential to good government—allegedly one of the reasons why the Prime Minister and his consigliere Dominic Cummings are reforming the Civil Service. Although the subject of my amendment is the framing of the financial assistance scheme itself, that stage would be far too late. I believe the Government...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Dominic Cummings (7 Jul 2020)

Edward Davey: To ask the Prime Minister, how much correspondence he received on his Special Adviser Mr Dominic Cummings in each month of 2020.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Dominic Cummings (7 Jul 2020)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2020 to Question 52215, in what respect the conduct of Special Adviser Mr Dominic Cummings was in his official role during his trips to (a) Durham from March 27 2020 and (b) Barnard Castle on April 12 2020.

Finance Bill: Taxation of coronavirus support payments (2 Jul 2020)

Mary Foy: ...more concerned with taking support away than supporting people in dire financial straits. How on earth does this help child poverty? I wish that the Government were as quick to sanction Dominic Cummings or the Secretary of State for Housing as they are to sanction vulnerable people. What is clear from these decisions is that the Government either fundamentally misunderstand the issue of...

Finance Bill: Review of impact of Act on job creation (1 Jul 2020)

Rupa Huq: ...be said that we are gripped by an age of apathy in politics. Well, I have to say that this debate has engendered quite the opposite in my inbox, which has been flooded—if not quite on a Dominic Cummings scale—by dozens of requests from constituents asking me to speak in this debate, aided and abetted by the digital function that we debated earlier today. Yesterday, like other right...

Finance Bill: Review of impact of Act on the environment (1 Jul 2020)

Caroline Lucas: ...in things such as energy efficiency and retrofit, creating thousands of good jobs in every constituency, ending fuel poverty and getting emissions down—a real win, win, win. Despite Dominic Cummings apparently thinking this is all a bit boring, it is fundamental to that win-win of combining social and environmental justice. It would also mean more jobs in care, and the Women’s Budget...

Prime Minister (Nomination) and Cabinet (Appointment) (1 Jul 2020)

Pete Wishart: ...of his being the First Secretary, but he executed these responsibilities with all the guile of Emu without the assistance of Rod Hull. His only qualification for that role seemed to be that Dominic Cummings could not think of anybody else. He might not have been doing the job had we had a Deputy Prime Minister, but of course we no longer have one—that unpaid, powerless position whose...

Civil Service Appointments (30 Jun 2020)

Joanna Cherry: ...that thinks a good way to test one’s eyesight is to go for a 60-mile drive. I have three questions for the Minister. First, will he confirm that this is the start of the hard rain that Dominic Cummings promised for the civil service? Secondly, it has long been thought desirable for the Government to have the assistance of a civil service that is neutral, objective, above party politics...

David Frost - Private Notice Question (30 Jun 2020)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...support in both Houses of Congress for his New Deal. Are this Government similarly committed to building support across the parties and in both Houses of Parliament or do they prefer, as Dominic Cummings suggests, to move fast and break the conventions?

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Covid-19 Vaccine (30 Jun 2020)

Stephen Doughty: ...MPs from both sides of the House, and those who have assessed the impact of mergers in Australia and Canada. Why does she think she got it wrong, they all got it wrong, and instead, it is Dominic Cummings who is right?

Business and Planning Bill (29 Jun 2020)

Ed Miliband: ...help the construction sector, not just in relation to operational hours, and could create tens of thousands of jobs—but today there are reports that it is being blocked by none other than Dominic Cummings. Apparently, he is uninterested and thinks it is “boring old housing insulation”. The Secretary of State and I have a good relationship, and I am happy to give way to him so that he...

Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Amendment 1 (29 Jun 2020)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ...Lord Falconer. We would not want to give the Government carte blanche on any agreement, especially at a time when the Civil Service is being taken over by political ideologues—friends of Mr Cummings. But, like the noble and learned Lord, Lord Garnier, having made a couple of political points, I have two specific questions for the Minister. First, on the state of play in discussions with...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (25 Jun 2020)

Lord Rennard: ...? Does he accept that the Government have lost credibility? Why is this? We know that the Chief Nursing Officer was excluded from a press conference when she would not toe the line about Dominic Cummings. Yesterday, the Guardian listed eight occasions on which Professor Chris Whitty’s advice has diverged from that of Boris Johnson. The Prime Minister said, for example, that judgments...

Testing of NHS and Social Care Staff (24 Jun 2020)

Jon Ashworth: I know that the hon. Gentleman is always keen to support those on his Front Bench. Indeed, he was one of the few Tory Members who actually supported Mr Cummings, tweeting: “Another media non-story when there are so many important ‘real’ stories of this crisis”. The Government were slow in getting PPE to the frontline, slow in ramping up testing, slow in going into lockdown, slow in...

Westferry Printworks Development (24 Jun 2020)

Mike Amesbury: ...the moral authority of the Government—an authority that has been undermined by the actions of some, which imply that the rules, and in some cases even the laws, do not apply to them. From Dominic Cummings to, seemingly, the Secretary of State, it is a case of do as I say, not as I do. I thank many of the MPs who have spoken today in defence of the standards required in the ministerial...

Covid-19 Update (23 Jun 2020)

Kirsten Oswald: The Prime Minister has just spoken about making difficult judgments, but it was his judgment not to sack Dominic Cummings. Does his judgment extend to understanding the damage that that decision did to confidence in England’s public health messaging, and the consequences of that for people’s lives? What is his judgment now of how he can repair that damage?

House of Lords: Size - Question (23 Jun 2020)

Lord Tyler: My Lords, does the Senior Deputy Speaker agree that the central problem lies not in our House but in No. 10? Has any notification been received from Messrs Johnson and Cummings that they are prepared to stick with the promise made by the previous Prime Minister to abide by the suggestions and recommendations of the Burns committee, which were approved by the House?

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Coronavirus: Disease Control (19 Jun 2020)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to Question 51836 and with reference to his decision to allow Dominic Cummings to remain in post following his trip to the North East from London during the covid-19 lockdown, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of that decision on public attitudes towards cooperating with social distancing and other guidelines to avoid transmission of...

Covid-19: BAME Communities (18 Jun 2020)

Sam Tarry: ...to put those who too often find themselves at the very bottom to the very top of our priorities. Comments from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies and decisions by people such as Dominic Cummings have meant that the trust that even some of my constituents had in the Government has been utterly eroded. We can never have a situation—

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19: Next Steps (18 Jun 2020)

.... The most egregious example of that inconsistency—if I can put it so mildly—is that Jackson Carlaw led the pack that bayed for the head of Cath Calderwood but lost his tongue over Dominic Cummings. Such party-political engagement, inconsistency and hypocrisy have no place when we are dealing with a national crisis. This time is tough and hard for individuals, businesses and...


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