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Michael Meacher

Former Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton (18 Jun 1970 – 20 Oct 2015)

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Freehold Properties (Management Charges and Shared Facilities): 70th Birthday of the Prince of Wales (14 Nov 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...ignored natural world. As our climate and soils are being destroyed before our very eyes, the prince’s interest in the natural environment has not gone unnoticed. My friend the late great MP Michael Meacher once recalled that when he was an Environment Minister, he and His Royal Highness would “consort” to persuade the Government to do more on green energy. Asked by the press if...

Drugs Licensing - Statement (19 Jun 2018)

Viscount Ridley: My Lords, further to the question of the noble Lord, Lord Howarth, and having taken a little advice from the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, can I ask the Minister whether the Government will review not only the schedule but also the regulations to ensure quality standards so as to set out the conditions for which prescriptions should be made available? Does she recognise that if cannabis is...

The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (26 Apr 2018)

Baroness Walmsley: ...diseases are also caused by the social determinants of health, poverty, poor housing and poor air quality, which can shorten life in poor areas by as much as seven years, according to Professor Michael Marmot. This shocking health inequality is not social justice and must be addressed. The five-year forward view called for a radical upgrade in prevention and public health and yet, in...

Uk Passport Contract (26 Mar 2018)

Damian Green: My right hon. Friend can be reassured by the fact that in 2010, when I was doing her job, the Labour MP Michael Meacher complained bitterly about the awarding of the contract to De La Rue because it had been taken away from a firm in his constituency. What was interesting about that firm was that it was an American firm, which had been given the contract by the previous Labour Government....

Paradise Papers (6 Nov 2017)

Grahame Morris: ...need a time-out for a fact check on the £6 billion tax gap figure that the Minister is consistently quoting. May I refer him to the private Member’s Bill promoted by the former right hon. Member Michael Meacher, which set out detailed plans for a general principle on tax avoidance? We can get around a rule, but we cannot get around a principle; that seems to me to be a solid and...

Highways England Compensation: Broadway in Chadderton — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (26 Oct 2016)

Jim McMahon: ...asking the Minister to respond to the concerns expressed repeatedly by residents living in the area. The issue has been going on for some time, and was previously dealt with by the right hon. Michael Meacher, before he passed away. I have come to it towards the end of the scheme. I am hoping that my speech will be received positively. People affected by the scheme might be watching the...

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

David Winnick: ...of the personal independence payment for a number of disabled people. The row we had in the House at Question Time on 14 March led, within a few days, to the resignation of the Secretary of State. Michael Meacher has rightly been praised today. He served for 45 years and is a good example to those who say, “A few years in the House of Commons and you soon change.” There was no change...

Iraq Inquiry Report (14 Apr 2016)

Gerald Howarth: ...had passed. We were not alone in supporting an inquiry; some in the Labour party also supported it. I cannot remember but I am sure the hon. Member for Nottingham North (Mr Allen) did. The late Michael Meacher certainly did. We gave three reasons why we felt an inquiry was needed. First, there was a lack of any discussion, in the run-up to the conflict, about post-conflict reconstruction....

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Student Maintenance Grants: Cost of Public Transport (19 Jan 2016)

Jim McMahon: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to make my maiden speech in this debate. First, I should pay tribute to Michael Meacher, not simply because it is customary to do so, but because Michael was a dear friend to the people of Chadderton, Oldham and Royton. He will be missed and remembered locally, and by Members of this House, for decades to come. I thank the voters of Oldham West...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading (17 Nov 2015)

the Earl of Listowel: ...a metric for child poverty in terms of income poverty. I had the privilege of hearing the right honourable Iain Duncan Smith about six or seven years ago when he came to speak at a dinner at the Michael Sieff Foundation conference. I am a trustee of that organisation. He spoke knowledgeably and passionately about the work he had been doing at the Centre for Social Justice with Graham Allen...

Business Before Questions: New Writ (2 Nov 2015)

...Clerk of the Crown to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in the present Parliament for the Borough Constituency of Oldham West and Royton, in the room of the Right Honourable Michael Hugh Meacher, deceased.—(Ms Winterton.)

Global Climate Change — Motion to Take Note (29 Oct 2015)

Lord Whitty: ...that at Paris. My noble friend Lord Prescott made a major contribution to a successful outcome at Kyoto. In passing, in view of some sad news last week, I pay tribute to our then colleague, Michael Meacher, who also made a big contribution in that respect. Copenhagen was in some senses a disappointment. Although some success was retrieved at the end of the day, it meant that binding...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Oct 2015)

David Cameron: Before I answer my hon. Friend, I know that the whole House will wish to join me in paying tribute to Michael Meacher. He died suddenly last week, and we send our condolences to his family and friends. Michael dedicated his life to public service, diligently representing his Oldham constituents in this place for a staggering 45 years. He was a passionate advocate of the causes he believed in,...

Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (26 Oct 2015)

Lord Fowler: ...Chief Secretaries might put it more strongly, and a former one just has. Perhaps I can add in parenthesis in this heated debate that throughout my time doing social security my shadow Minister was Michael Meacher, who died last week. We did not agree on very much but he was a very honourable and totally sincere man and he will be much missed.

Standing Orders (Public Business) (22 Oct 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: I pay tribute to Michael Meacher, who was a good friend, an excellent Member of Parliament and a colleague from Greater Manchester. He sat alongside me in this House for 45 years. I am deeply sorry that he is dead, but I am happy that he is not present for this ghastly debate, which I think is one of the nastiest and most unpleasant I have attended in 45 years. We have before us something...

Business of the House (22 Oct 2015)

Chris Grayling: ... 26 October will be: Thursday 29 October—General debate on the future of the green investment bank. Finally, Mr Speaker, may I associate myself with your very gracious remarks earlier about Michael Meacher? He was a great figure in this House. Even those of us who very much disagreed with his policies respected him as a great parliamentarian, a man who made a major contribution to our...

House of Commons Commission: China (Human Rights) (22 Oct 2015)

Andrew Slaughter: May I associate myself with your kind remarks about Michael Meacher, Mr Speaker? My experience of working with Michael was somewhat different, in that I was employed by him here for two years in the late-1980s. If one way in which we should judge people is by how they treat their employees, particularly the more difficult and truculent ones, that is further evidence of his tolerance and...

Business Before Questions: Death of a Member (22 Oct 2015)

John Bercow: I am sorry to have to report to the House this morning the death of our parliamentary colleague Michael Meacher, Member for Oldham West and Royton, who represented his constituents in this place without fear or favour for 45 years. Many colleagues here present will have known Michael well. He served his party, his constituency and his country with dedication, ability and commitment, holding...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: BBC (Charter Renewal) (22 Oct 2015)

Philip Davies: May I associate myself with your remarks about Michael Meacher, Mr Speaker? Unusually, we shared a member of staff across the House, which I do not think happens very often. He was a great man and your words were very well said. I send my sympathies to his family. Does my right hon. Friend agree that it would be far better for subscribers to the BBC to determine the scale and scope of its...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Creative Industries (22 Oct 2015)

Barry Sheerman: May I associate myself with the tribute to Michael Meacher, with whom I worked for many years? He gave his life to public and political service, and was respected in all parts of the House. Is the Minister aware that the UK is a world hub for creativity and the creative industries, but that certain lynchpins, such as the BBC and the Design Council, are at the heart of the creative sector....

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