“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

COVID-19: More questions in the House – on court closures, rough sleepers and people living in houses in multiple occupation

Helen Hayes Opposition Whip (Commons) To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of court closures in response to the covid-19 outbreak. Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department HMCTS is operating a robust contingency plan which aims to deliver as much business … Continue reading COVID-19: More questions in the House – on court closures, rough sleepers and people living in houses in multiple occupation

“In my constituency, a definition of affordability recognises homes of up to 80 per cent of market rental value as affordable. “They are simply not affordable to the vast majority of my constituents” – MP

Affordable housing has come under fire from MP Helen Hayes in a Westminster debate. The Dulwich and West Norwood MP highlighted how: Homes in her constituency are "simply not affordable to the vast majority of my constituents". Staff are moving further and further away from King's College hospital in Dulwich because they cannot afford to … Continue reading “In my constituency, a definition of affordability recognises homes of up to 80 per cent of market rental value as affordable. “They are simply not affordable to the vast majority of my constituents” – MP

MP’s questions on wealth equality ahead of the Budget

MP Helen Hayes (Lab, Dulwich and West Norwood) put written questions on wealth equality to a Government minister in the House of Commons yesterday (Monday) ahead of tomorrow's (Wednesday) budget: Helen Hayes Opposition Whip (Commons) To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the February 2020 report entitled Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review … Continue reading MP’s questions on wealth equality ahead of the Budget

REES-MOGG TAKES UP AUTISM HOUSING ISSUE RAISED BY HELEN HAYES IN PARLIAMENT

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg is taking up the issue of moving people with learning disabilities and autism into appropriate accommodation after being challenged in the House of Commons by MP Helen Hayes. He said he would raise the issue with ministers "immediately" after Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes told … Continue reading REES-MOGG TAKES UP AUTISM HOUSING ISSUE RAISED BY HELEN HAYES IN PARLIAMENT

Questions in the House: MP Helen Hayes’ include better help for people with communication difficulties…speech and language therapists…and Future Homes Standard

Helen Hayes Opposition Whip (Commons) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to improve the accessibility of public sector organisations to individuals with speech and communication difficulties. Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations, came into force on September … Continue reading Questions in the House: MP Helen Hayes’ include better help for people with communication difficulties…speech and language therapists…and Future Homes Standard

‘SACK THE SACHET’ CALL BY MP

MP Helen Hayes has called on the Government to start a 'Sack the Sachet' campaign as part of a new Environment bill. The Dulwich and West Norwood Labour MP told Parliament: "Globally, 855 billion single-use sachets common across the catering and cosmetics industries are thrown away every year—enough to wrap the entire surface of the … Continue reading ‘SACK THE SACHET’ CALL BY MP

Questions in the House: Helen Hayes asks about specialist cancer services for teenagers…local housing allowance rates…domestic abuse protection orders…refugee family reunion routes

SPECIALIST CANCER SERVICES FOR TEENAGERS Helen Hayes Opposition Whip (Commons) To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the availability of specialist cancer services for teenagers. Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care NHS England and NHS Improvement is currently revising the Teenager and Young Adults Cancer … Continue reading Questions in the House: Helen Hayes asks about specialist cancer services for teenagers…local housing allowance rates…domestic abuse protection orders…refugee family reunion routes

WINDRUSH: HELEN HAYES SLAMS GOVERNMENT – “What we were seeing were not isolated cases but the consequences of a systematic problem at the Home Office”

MP Helen Hayes has slammed the Government during a House of Commons debate on the second reading of the Windrush compensation scheme expenditure bill. The Dulwich and West Norwood Labour MP said that long before the scandal hit the headlines two years ago, her casework team had been flagging up the fact that increasing numbers … Continue reading WINDRUSH: HELEN HAYES SLAMS GOVERNMENT – “What we were seeing were not isolated cases but the consequences of a systematic problem at the Home Office”

Questions in the House: Fossil fuels, unaccompanied children seeking asylum, undocumented adult migrants, immigration controls in northern France

Helen Hayes Opposition Whip (Commons) To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 9092 on Developing Countries: Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of UK Export Finance’s funding for international (a) oil and (b) gas projects on developing country dependency on fossil fuels. Andrew Murrison Minister … Continue reading Questions in the House: Fossil fuels, unaccompanied children seeking asylum, undocumented adult migrants, immigration controls in northern France