Court cases backlog: MP quizzes Attorney General

Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves has quizzed the Attorney General on separate issues involving the Crown Prosecution Service in the House of Commons: Ellie Reeves Shadow Solicitor General The recent HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate report found that it could take 10 years to clear the criminal case backlog, with 41,000 outstanding cases, in a criminal justice … Continue reading Court cases backlog: MP quizzes Attorney General

MP QUIZZES PRITI PATEL ON WINDRUSH COMPENSATION plus: questions on childcare support for self-employed women…universal credit for under 25’s…deportations of EU nationals…and Cabinet office appointments

Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the level of potential delay in issuing payments under the Windrush Compensation Scheme as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps she is taking to ensure that applications to that scheme continue to progress during … Continue reading MP QUIZZES PRITI PATEL ON WINDRUSH COMPENSATION plus: questions on childcare support for self-employed women…universal credit for under 25’s…deportations of EU nationals…and Cabinet office appointments

MP’s IN LOCKDOWN: Covid crisis-related questions

(All sources: TheyWorkForYou) Steve Reed Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to provide postcode level data on (a) positive and (b) negative covid-19 tests obtained through (i) Pillar 1 and (ii) Pillar 2 testing strands to (A) local resilience forums … Continue reading MP’s IN LOCKDOWN: Covid crisis-related questions

Commons questions on the Crown Prosecution Service, effect of Covid-19 on the legal sector and the death of Belly Mujinga

Ellie Reeves Shadow Solicitor General Can the Attorney General confirm that in assault cases, as in all other covid-related offences, the law should apply equally to all, and that as superintendent of the CPS by tweeting her support for Dominic Cummings, she undermined the impartiality of her role and the rule of law? Link to this speechIn context Individually (Citation: HC Deb, … Continue reading Commons questions on the Crown Prosecution Service, effect of Covid-19 on the legal sector and the death of Belly Mujinga

“DO THEY WANT IT TO BE FREE, THEN?” – Consulate official’s jibe over constituent ‘trapped in Peru’ angers MP

MP Helen Hayes has slammed the "appalling attitude" of some consulate staff during a House of Commons exchange. The Dulwich and West Norwood Labour MP told the Commons: "My constituent, who is trapped in Peru, is being advised by the British consulate to apply for a place on a private flight, at a minimum cost … Continue reading “DO THEY WANT IT TO BE FREE, THEN?” – Consulate official’s jibe over constituent ‘trapped in Peru’ angers MP

CORONAVIRUS LATEST: Messages from the Mayor of London, Gipsy Hill Safer Neighbourhoods panel and MP Ellie Reeves

FROM THE MAYOR OF LONDON: As Mayor of London, I’m doing everything I can to keep Londoners safe in these difficult times. Nothing in our recent history has prepared us for the threat posed by coronavirus. And that is why we all must make unprecedented changes in how we live, travel and work. Listen to … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS LATEST: Messages from the Mayor of London, Gipsy Hill Safer Neighbourhoods panel and MP Ellie Reeves

MP QUIZZES MINISTERS ON TACKLING SUICIDE CHAT FORUMS

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to tackle suicide chat forums since the death of Callie Lewis*. Caroline Dinenage Minister of State The Online Harms White Paper set out government’s plans to establish in law a new duty of care on … Continue reading MP QUIZZES MINISTERS ON TACKLING SUICIDE CHAT FORUMS

Questions in the House: Ellie Reeves MP on freedom of choice for Bromley secondary schools..tackling loneliness….caseloads for community mental health teams

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) effectiveness of consultation periods used by schools to consult parents on proposals to establish feeder arrangements. Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has … Continue reading Questions in the House: Ellie Reeves MP on freedom of choice for Bromley secondary schools..tackling loneliness….caseloads for community mental health teams

BAH, HUMBUG! ONE: – MP SLAMS BORIS JOHNSON OVER WORKERS RIGHTS AND “RECKLESS APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTATION” – “I do not trust this Prime Minister to maintain the standards we have derived from the EU”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been slammed over his Brexit antics by Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes. "The Bill further waters down the commitment to the European convention on human rights, and the political declaration makes no mention of rights previously protected by the EU charter of fundamental rights." she told fellow MPs … Continue reading BAH, HUMBUG! ONE: – MP SLAMS BORIS JOHNSON OVER WORKERS RIGHTS AND “RECKLESS APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTATION” – “I do not trust this Prime Minister to maintain the standards we have derived from the EU”

IN BRIEF: ELLIE REEVES MP / LIME BIKES / McDONALD’S: WINDOW PLANS WITHDRAWN

ELLIE REEVES: Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves made the Daily Mail (and page two of the Sun) as she arrived to 'swear in' for the new Parliamentary session - with her newborn baby. Two other MPs who are new mums also took their babies into the House of Commons to swear in. MPs … Continue reading IN BRIEF: ELLIE REEVES MP / LIME BIKES / McDONALD’S: WINDOW PLANS WITHDRAWN