Debbie Abrahams

Labour

Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth

abrahamsd@parliament.uk / Debbie_abrahams
Select Committees
Work and Pensions Committee (since March 2020)

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John Bercow (Speaker) (46 debate interactions) View debates between Debbie Abrahams and John Bercow Justin Tomlinson (Conservative) Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (38 debate interactions) View debates between Debbie Abrahams and Justin Tomlinson Matt Hancock (Conservative) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (29 debate interactions) View debates between Debbie Abrahams and Matthew Hancock View All MP Sparring Partners

Petition debates participated in by Debbie Abrahams

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
118,050
Petition Closed

Give parents the right to opt their child out of Relationship and Sex Education

Gov Responded - 9 Jan 2019 Debated on - 25 Feb 2019 View Debbie Abrahams's petition debate contributions
18 Jun 2019
closed 1 year ago

We believe it is the parent’s fundamental right to teach their child RSE topics or to at least decide who teaches them and when and how they are taught. We want the right to opt our children out of RSE when it becomes mandatory in Sept 2020.

117,716
Petition Closed

Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women

Gov Responded - 27 Sep 2017 Debated on - 14 Dec 2017 View Debbie Abrahams's petition debate contributions
13 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

That this Government without delay recognises the need for a non-means tested bridging pension for women born on or after 6/4/1950 who are affected by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts and compensate those at risk of losing up to around £45,000, to also give proper notification for any future changes.

Significant Petitions within Debbie Abrahams's constituency


Most recent EDMs signed by Debbie Abrahams

Date Tabled Title Signatures
8 Jun 2020
Debbie Abrahams signed this EDM on Tuesday 30th June 2020

Yell Limited

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House notes the concerns of small businesses and self-employed workers across the UK at the business practices of Yell Limited, such as Lynne Wilson of Barrhead, a sole trading language tutor, who invested a significant sum of money in a Yell contract which has produced zero new clients …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
18 Jun 2020
Debbie Abrahams signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 24th June 2020

The use of disposable barbecues in public places

Tabled by: Mr Barry Sheerman (Labour (Co-op) - Huddersfield)
That this House notes with concern the recent fires in Wareham Forest and Castle Hill that are alleged to have been caused by disposable barbecues; recognises that many people enjoying the countryside and good weather use disposable barbecues responsibly; acknowledges that a small minority do not use them responsibly; notes …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 5
Scottish National Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
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Commons initiatives led by Debbie Abrahams

4 Urgent Questions tabled by Debbie Abrahams

Date Forum Title
4 Jul 2019 Commons Chamber Social Security Claimant Deaths
27 Feb 2019 Commons Chamber Jammu and Kashmir
4 Jun 2018 Commons Chamber Personal Independence Payments
22 Jan 2018 Commons Chamber Private Sector Pensions

2 Adjournment Debates led by Debbie Abrahams

Date Forum Title
24 Feb 2020 Commons Chamber Social Security Benefits: Claimant Deaths
1 May 2018 Commons Chamber Shop Direct (Greater Manchester)

1 Bill introduced by Debbie Abrahams

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Public Sector Supply Chains (Project Bank Accounts) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Debbie Abrahams (Labour)
Private Members' Bill
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 15 January, 2019 16 Jan 2019, 11:16 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. a Bill to require public authorities to pay certain suppliers using project bank accounts; and for connected purposes.

Debbie Abrahams has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


112 Written Questions asked by Debbie Abrahams

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Universal Credit Post Office Card Account Personal Independence Payment: Dementia Employment and Support Allowance Employment and Support Allowance Employment and Support Allowance Universal Credit: Disability Social Security Benefits: Disability Universal Credit: Self-employed Universal Credit: Telephone Services Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment Personal Independence Payment Universal Credit Personal Independence Payment Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health Personal Independence Payment Immigrants: Caribbean Immigrants: Caribbean Immigrants: Caribbean Immigrants: Commonwealth Immigrants: Commonwealth Social Security Benefits: Hearing Impairment Employment Support Allowance: Disqualification Universal Credit Universal Credit Universal Credit Jobcentre Plus: Training Universal Credit: Disqualification Employment Support Allowance: Disqualification Universal Credit: Mental Illness Social Security Benefits: Disqualification Universal Credit Universal Credit: Disqualification State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad Department for Work and Pensions: Staff Universal Credit: Self-employed Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness Employment: Cancer Employment: Mental Illness Employment Employment and Support Allowance Employment and Support Allowance Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services Universal Credit: Telephone Services Universal Credit: Telephone Services Universal Credit: Telephone Services Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services Access to Work Programme Access to Work Programme Access to Work Programme Access to Work Programme Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services State Retirement Pensions: Uprating Social Security Benefits Employment and Support Allowance Employment and Support Allowance Employment: Disability Employment and Support Allowance Personal Independence Payment Universal Credit Universal Credit Employment: Learning Disability Jobseeker's Allowance: Learning Disability Employment: Learning Disability Employment: Learning Disability Employment: Learning Disability Low Pay Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations Universal Credit: Public Sector Universal Credit Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations Social Security Benefits: Applications Universal Credit Universal Credit: Housing Universal Credit Universal Credit Dementia: Health Services Dementia: Health Services Restraint Equipment: Dementia Restraint Equipment: Dementia Breast Cancer: Nurses Breast Cancer Dementia Dementia Palliative Care: Children Dementia: Training Dental Services: Older People Dental Services: Older People Dental Health: Surveys Department for Work and Pensions: Electronic Government Electronic Government: Proof of Identity Electronic Government: Proof of Identity Kashmir: Human Rights Kashmir: Human Rights Hate Crime: Disability Criminal Investigation: Manchester Arena