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Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...; so how has that turned out? The poorest 10th of households will lose 10% of their income by 2022, while the richest will lose just 1%—so much for “tackling burning injustices”. This is a Government tossing fuel on the fire. Personal debt levels are rising: 8.3 million people are over-indebted. If the Chancellor wants to help people out of debt, he should back...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...by my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris). Why could not the Chancellor at least have agreed to fund that? Under this Government, there are 20,000 fewer police officers, and another 6,000 community support officers and 11,000 fire service staff have been cut as well. You cannot keep communities safe on the cheap. Tammy explains: “Our police presence has been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...because of the £2.3 billion cut to police budgets in the last Parliament. And it gets worse—they will be cut by another £700 million by 2020. Under this Government, there are now 11,000 fewer firefighters in England than there were in 2010, and deaths in fires increased by 20% last year. In the wake of the terrible Grenfell Tower fire, the Prime Minister was very clear in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: After the Lakanal House fire, the coroner thought that fitting sprinklers would be the right thing to do. The chief fire officer thinks that it is the right thing to do. The local authorities that have asked central Government for support to retrofit sprinklers have all been refused by the Prime Minister’s Government. Surely, we need to think about the safety of the people living in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...Indeed, the Institute for Fiscal Studies says that school funding will have fallen by 5% in real terms by 2019 as a result of Government policies. With public services in crisis from police to the fire service, from the NHS to children’s schools, while a super-rich few dodge their taxes—[Interruption.] Ah, yes. The Government sit on their hands as billions are lost to vital...

The Prime Minister Was Asked--: Engagements (28 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...look anything like that target will be achieved. I hope she understands the fear that so many people have living in tower blocks at the present time all around the country. In 2014, the all-party fire and safety group wrote to the Department for Communities and Local Government, warning: “Today’s buildings have a much higher content of readily available combustible...

The Prime Minister Was Asked--: Engagements (28 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...within 48 hours, and I am not sure she has actually done that with her statement today. As of yesterday—the Prime Minister has just confirmed this—120 high-rise blocks across Britain have had fire safety tests and failed them. What timetable has the Prime Minister set for such tests to be completed, including on schools and hospitals, in every part of the country? What plans...

The Prime Minister Was Asked--: Engagements (28 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: .... Building regulations have not been overhauled and local authorities, while asked to act on them, have had their budgets cut by 40% during the same period. Under the Prime Minister’s predecessor, fire safety audits and inspections were cut by a quarter and fire authority budgets were cut by a quarter. Can the Prime Minister give an assurance to the House that the further 20% cuts to...

The Prime Minister Was Asked--: Engagements (28 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...authority budgets by 40%, we all pay a price in public safety. Fewer inspectors—fewer building control inspectors and fewer planning inspectors—and we all pay a price. Moreover, those cuts in the fire service have meant that there are 11,000 fewer firefighters, and the public sector pay cap is hitting recruitment and retention throughout the public sector. What the tragedy of...

Grenfell Tower (22 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...are dead. It is both a tragedy and an outrage, because every single one of those deaths could and should have been avoided. The Grenfell Tower residents themselves had raised concerns about the lack of fire safety in the block. The Grenfell Action Group had warned: “It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...Session we commemorate the Members we have lost in the previous year. Sadly, this year must also mark the passing of those we have lost in horrific events in recent days and weeks. The fire at Grenfell Tower in west London has killed at least 79 people. What makes it both a tragedy and an outrage is that every single one of those deaths could have been avoided. Something has gone...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...on whether she can still expect the United States’ Head of State to visit any time this year, or any time in the future? It is just a question. As I said earlier, public service workers, such as fire service, police and NHS staff, receive huge praise when they respond to terrorist attacks and other major incidents, but it is not good enough to be grateful to our public service...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...-sighted. I thank him very much. The changes would only have moved funding between rural and urban forces, when the real issue is the £2.3 billion cut to police budgets in the past five years. Our firefighters did an outstanding job at the Grenfell Tower fire, but they worked incredibly long shifts, in part because there are 600 fewer firefighters and 10 fewer fire stations in...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...blocks. I do not suppose that many Members of this House live in tower blocks, but just think for a moment of the sense of fear that so many people would have had when they saw the Lakanal House fire—people living on the 15th, 16th or 17th floor, knowing that there is no fire ladder that can reach them and no helicopter that can land. They are reliant on being able to get out or the...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...as a result. We need properly funded, good-quality public services in this country. The Prime Minister says that legal support will be made available to the families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, but they should have had access to legal aid beforehand. When they were raising their desperate concerns about fire safety, they were ignored by a Conservative-controlled local authority....

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...emergency departments. When they saddle young people with more debt, it impedes their ability to buy a home or start a family. When they fail to build housing and cap housing benefit, homelessness and the number of families in temporary accommodation increase. When they slash local authorities’ budgets, leisure centres, libraries and children’s centres close. When they close...

amendment of the law (16 Mar 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...because of his Government’s neglect of river basin management and the flood defences that are so necessary. Obviously, we welcome any money that is now going into flood defences, but I hope that that money will also be accompanied by a reversal of the cuts in the fire service that make it so difficult for our brilliant firefighters to protect people in their homes, and a reversal of...


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