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Business of the House (22 Oct 2019)

Clive Efford: It is a bit rich for the Leader of the House, having prorogued Parliament and broken the law to do so, now to complain about a lack of time. Having said that, he has had an offer from the Opposition to enter into negotiations to set out a timetable for proper scrutiny of this legislation. If he was listening this afternoon, he would have heard many Opposition Members say they were going to...

Business of the House (22 Oct 2019)

Clive Efford: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek clarification of what the term “limbo” means. The Leader of the House has told us that the Bill is dead, and from that we read that it cannot be resurrected in any way for a future business statement to send it into Committee so that the House can deal with it. Can you clarify that for us?

Business of the House (22 Oct 2019)

Clive Efford: Splendid.

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Clive Efford: The Conservatives have luxuriated in telling us that the Benn Act undermined their negotiations by forcing them into preventing no deal from being on the table if we left on 31 October, but the Prime Minister has said that he has negotiated a “great deal” with that restriction in place, so what possible argument can they have for not agreeing that we cannot leave at the end of the next...

Business of the House (17 Oct 2019)

Clive Efford: Back in March, when the Leader of the House was reclining on the Back Benches, he gave as a reason for not supporting the previous withdrawal agreement that it did not have the support of the DUP, so could he make a statement today as to why that criterion no longer applies?

Online Pornography: Age Verification (17 Oct 2019)

Clive Efford: In the statement yesterday, the Minister said that the regulator will have the discretion to require companies to meet their duty of care, so what sort of enforcement does he envisage that regulator having, and how soon will they get it?

Preparations for Leaving the EU (8 Oct 2019)

Clive Efford: Figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies show that after 10 years of austerity we are back to square one, with no discernible global financial crisis to explain the Government’s incompetent handling of the finances. Would any other Government whose finances were in that state consider a no-deal Brexit?

Deaths of Homeless People (1 Oct 2019)

Clive Efford: Under the last Labour Government homelessness came down, partly because we made beds available for those who were on the streets so that those who wanted to move into accommodation could do so and those who were working with the hardest to move could focus their attention on those people. Does the Minister intend to return to that sort of strategy? How many of these deaths would have been...

Compliance with the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (26 Sep 2019)

Clive Efford: The Minister pointed to the Opposition Benches and suggested that those who want to remain will vote against a deal or never vote for one, but there are also Government Members who would never vote for a deal. Twenty-one Tory MPs have been thrown out of their group, including some who said that they would vote for a deal. Has the Prime Minister held negotiations with the European Research...

Prime Minister's Update (25 Sep 2019)

Clive Efford: I did not expect any humility from the Prime Minister today because he has a track record, but given that he was found to be acting unlawfully in the advice he gave to the Queen and to this House, I am stunned that the Conservative party opposite applauded him like a returning hero. It is absolutely shocking and the public will make their own minds up about it. [Interruption.] Yes, let us get...

Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer (25 Sep 2019)

Clive Efford: Mark Sedwill, the National Security Adviser and Cabinet Secretary, said in a letter in April regarding no deal: “'Our national security would be disrupted. The UK would forfeit access to criminal justice levers. None of our mitigation measures would give the UK the same security capabilities as our current ones.” Can the Minister say what mitigation measures are now in place, or he is...

Thomas Cook (25 Sep 2019)

Clive Efford: Where is he now?

Legal Advice: Prorogation (25 Sep 2019)

Clive Efford: The Attorney General has tried to take the high moral ground, but I have to wonder what morals were applied by the Government that led to yesterday’s Supreme Court decision. When did he first become aware that the advice given to Her Majesty the Queen, the Speaker of the House and the House itself about the reasons for Prorogation was not true?

Girls’ Education: Business of the House (5 Sep 2019)

Clive Efford: The Leader of the House is very knowledgeable about procedural issues. If the House agrees to an election date of 15 October on Monday, is there any device the Prime Minister could use to move that date to beyond 31 October while the House is dissolved, in order to take the country out with no deal?

Deferred Divisions: Early Parliamentary General Election (4 Sep 2019)

Clive Efford: The hon. Gentleman can have his beliefs, but he cannot have his own facts. The Bill that we have passed tonight does absolutely nothing unless the Prime Minister fails to come back from the European Council with a deal. If he comes back with a deal, we then vote on it on 19 October. If the House votes for that deal, we leave the European Union with that deal. If that deal does not pass this...

Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

Clive Efford: What does it say to the promises of restoring sovereignty to this House that the Prime Minister made when he was leading the leave campaign that he has appointed Dominic Cummings as one of his major policy advisers? Was he right to defy a Select Committee and not attend?

Personal Independence Payments: Supreme Court Ruling (23 Jul 2019)

Clive Efford: We all have casework in our surgeries involving people suffering from mental health issues who have been denied PIP or have had it taken away from them, but the situation goes beyond that. I have a profoundly deaf constituent who was transferred from DLA to PIP, but they were then denied PIP. Other people with chronic illnesses have failed to score enough points through the question and...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2019)

Clive Efford: I recently met three care workers who work for Sanctuary Care. Between them, they have 60 years of experience of, and dedication to, caring for vulnerable people, but Sanctuary Care has decided to cut their pay and conditions because they were TUPE-ed over from the Borough of Greenwich. Is this the way to treat dedicated care staff? Will the Minister meet me and those care staff to discuss...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing (22 Jul 2019)

Clive Efford: What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of new homes for social rent since 2010.

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