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

OIL GIANT PAID NO CORPORATE INCOME TAX LAST YEAR DUE TO REBATES – MADE £557 MILLION PROFIT IN UK SAYS MP HELEN HAYES…as NHS London trusts spend £850 million on temporary staff

Oil giant Shell paid no corporation tax last year due to rebates - yet made £557 million profit in the United Kingdom, MP Helen Hayes has told the House of Commons. Her comment came as she quizzed a treasury minister whose responsibilities include the roll out of green infrastructure. Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West … Continue reading OIL GIANT PAID NO CORPORATE INCOME TAX LAST YEAR DUE TO REBATES – MADE £557 MILLION PROFIT IN UK SAYS MP HELEN HAYES…as NHS London trusts spend £850 million on temporary staff

Questions in the House: MP Helen Hayes quizzes ministers on school exclusions, zero VAT rates on e-publications, Windrush compensation, and railways

SCHOOL EXCLUSIONS Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timeframe is for the implementation of the actions contained in the Government's response to the Timpson Review of School Exclusion in relation to the accountability of schools for the children they exclude. (Similar questions also asked … Continue reading Questions in the House: MP Helen Hayes quizzes ministers on school exclusions, zero VAT rates on e-publications, Windrush compensation, and railways

Questions in the House: MP Steve Reed on special educational needs, chastisement, parental control of gaming devices / MP Helen Hayes on autism

Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families) To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all mainstream schools can offer an inclusive education to all children with special educational needs. Michelle Donelan Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education We are committed to … Continue reading Questions in the House: MP Steve Reed on special educational needs, chastisement, parental control of gaming devices / MP Helen Hayes on autism

HELEN HAYES ON GRENFELL: “ACM cladding is tantamount to soaking the outside of a building in petrol”

MP Helen Hayes has criticised the Government for wanting to reduce the height above which flammable cladding is banned from 18 storeys to 11 storeys. She told fellow MPs: "For the survivors who have contacted me, this is simply not good enough. ACM cladding is tantamount to soaking the outside of a building in petrol. … Continue reading HELEN HAYES ON GRENFELL: “ACM cladding is tantamount to soaking the outside of a building in petrol”

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: Drop in rape convictions…violence against shop staff…gender pay gap

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service inspectorate recently linked a steep and alarming decline in rape convictions with cuts to the criminal justice system, which have left it close to breaking point. What representations is the Minister making to the Ministry of Justice and the Treasury to ensure that rape victims are able to access … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: Drop in rape convictions…violence against shop staff…gender pay gap

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: NHS eyesight services…compensation claims…King’s College hospital funding

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase capacity in NHS eyesight services and ensure all patients are seen within a safe time frame. Hansard source(Citation: HC Deb, 30 January 2020, cW) Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: NHS eyesight services…compensation claims…King’s College hospital funding

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: Local housing claimants freeze…rents and housing allowances gaps…renewable energy

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 13 January 2020, HCWS29 on Welfare, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the freeze in local housing allowance on claimants in (a) London and (b) England. Hansard source(Citation: HC Deb, … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: Local housing claimants freeze…rents and housing allowances gaps…renewable energy

BAT-TASTIC! MP WINS AWARD FOR…CHAMPIONING BATS

MP Helen Hayes has been awarded Best Parliamentary Champion for her work during 2019 as the common pipistrelle species champion The award comes from the Bat Conservation Trust who say that when Helen, Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, was offered the role of species champion for the common pipistrelle in February 2017, she … Continue reading BAT-TASTIC! MP WINS AWARD FOR…CHAMPIONING BATS