Labour/Co-operative MP for Manchester Central (16 Nov 2012 – current)
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Lucy Powell: Did you call me Lucy Allan, Madam Deputy Speaker? I am very much a Powell. Labour Members very much welcome any attempt to raise the status of technical and vocational education and the esteem in which it is held, something we began during our time in government. Does the Secretary of State agree that it is often a mix or blend of the technical and the academic—in engineering, digital...
That Lucy Allan, Michele Donelan, Marion Fellows, James Frith, Emma Hardy, Trudy Harrison, Ian Mearns, Lucy Powell, Thelma Walker and Mr William Wragg be members of the Education Committee.
Lucy Allan: I, too, pay tribute to the hon. Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell) for her excellent and long-standing work on early years, and I very much enjoy being a member of the Education Committee alongside her. With increasing numbers of children being taken into care, what is the Minister doing to help the most vulnerable families to stay safely together?
Lindsay Hoyle: ...give a brief description of the number and the location of petitioners and state that the petition is in the same terms. Members presenting more than one petition should present them together. When Lucy Powell has presented her petition, she should proceed to the Table and hand her first petition to the Clerk, who will read out the title in the usual way. For subsequent petitions, Members...
The following Member made and subscribed the Affirmation required by law: Lucy Maria Powell, for Manchester Central.
That Tom Harris be discharged from the Transport Committee and Lucy Powell be added.
Lindsay Hoyle: Order. Before I call the new hon. Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell), I remind Members that there will be no interventions because it is a maiden speech.
Lucy Powell: In opposition, the right hon. Gentleman said that he wanted his Government to be the most family-friendly Government this country had ever seen, so why is he cutting maternity pay for working mothers?
Lucy Powell: Even the north-west regional centre for cancer treatment, the Christie hospital, recently announced that 213 posts will go. I do not know how it stacks up with the Secretary of State’s claim that the NHS budget is going up, when we see cancer patients getting a reduced service at the Christie hospital.
Lucy Powell: May I ask the Minister for clarification about what happens to the fines once they are received? I understand that they will go into a central pot. How will the supplier get compensation should the situation cause a financial loss? How might that come about?
Lucy Powell: Porcini.
Lucy Powell: Will the Prime Minister confirm that single mum Maggie from my constituency, who works all the hours she can in Tesco but does not earn enough to gain from the new tax allowances, will, after his changes to tax credits and universal credit, be a staggering £1,255 a year worse off?
Lucy Powell: What assessment she has made of the recent public disorder in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.
Lucy Powell: In 2011, the Conservative party issued a dossier that said that a credit rating downgrade “could add £5,000 per year to a family’s mortgage interest bill”. Does the Chancellor stand by that laughable remark?
Lucy Powell: Beating Manchester.
Lucy Powell: Following on from that, do you see any other barriers in the Bill, in terms of the fostering-to-adopt model, perhaps putting off some extended family members if they cannot meet the requirements for adoption early on?
Lucy Powell: How does this meet that challenge?
Lucy Powell: What might that role be?
Dai Havard: ...as has the magical mystery tour of when we vote in the House of Commons. It does not look as though we will have a Division until 4 o’clock, so this sitting should run normally, hopefully. I call Lucy Powell.
Lucy Powell: Kathy, I will come to you first. Have you done any of your own research on the likely take-up of the parental leave offer for fathers under the terms outlined in the Bill? I think the Government estimate that it is between 2% and 8% of eligible fathers. Would you concur with that figure?