Debates between Siobhain McDonagh and Boris Johnson

There have been 5 exchanges between Siobhain McDonagh and Boris Johnson

1 Wed 1st July 2020 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (212 words)
2 Wed 18th March 2020 Oral Answers to Questions
Northern Ireland Office
3 interactions (132 words)
3 Wed 26th February 2020 Engagements
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (203 words)
4 Wed 4th September 2019 Engagements
Cabinet Office
4 interactions (288 words)
5 Wed 4th September 2019 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
4 interactions (288 words)

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Siobhain McDonagh and Boris Johnson
Wednesday 1st July 2020

(1 week, 1 day ago)

Commons Chamber
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Cabinet Office
The Prime Minister - Hansard

I certainly do. Fraud is corrosive of public trust and wasteful of public money. It is vital that all councils learn the lessons of that report, and I thank my hon. Friend for drawing it to the attention the House.

Siobhain McDonagh Portrait Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden) (Lab) - Hansard

At year 6, children on free school meals are nine months behind their better-off classmates. By GCSE year, that has extended to 18 months. Some 700,000 children have had no access to the internet for schoolwork during the lockdown. If the Prime Minister is sincere about wanting to level up and make this country good for everyone, will he give Government time to pass a cross-party Bill giving internet access and devices to all children on free school meals? [904113]

The Prime Minister - Hansard

I passionately support the objective of making sure that there is IT fairness and that all kids have access to the technology that they need. We have rolled out huge numbers of laptops across the country to pupils on free school meals. But the most important thing that I think should happen now is that all pupils in year 6 should now be back in school, and it is still very disappointing that we have not had an unequivocal declaration of support for the safety of schools from the Labour party.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Siobhain McDonagh and Boris Johnson
Wednesday 18th March 2020

(3 months, 3 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber
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Northern Ireland Office
The Prime Minister - Hansard
18 Mar 2020, 12:04 a.m.

I wholly endorse what my hon. Friend has said. We will do whatever it takes, and we will beat it together.

Siobhain McDonagh Portrait Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden) (Lab) - Hansard

Apart from rent arrears, eviction from a private tenancy—a section 21 no-fault eviction—is the biggest reason for homelessness. On Friday, I met a 77-year-old woman who had lived in her home for 15 years, and a couple caring for a sister with Down’s syndrome. Both households were due for eviction today. Will the Prime Minister ask the courts to stop section 21 evictions to take the pressure off hard-pressed councils and these really worried families?

The Prime Minister - Hansard

The hon. Member is absolutely right to raise this matter, and that is why I said what I did to the Leader of the Opposition. We will indeed be bringing forward legislation to address this point.

Engagements

Debate between Siobhain McDonagh and Boris Johnson
Wednesday 26th February 2020

(4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber
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Cabinet Office
The Prime Minister - Hansard

It is to rectify matters such as the one to which my hon. Friend draws the House’s attention that this Government are finally bringing in a law to prevent the vexatious prosecution of our hard-working, hard-serving veterans when no new evidence has been produced.

Siobhain McDonagh Portrait Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden) (Lab) - Hansard

Q10. Yesterday’s press showed the widening health inequalities between the richest and poorest. The money promised to Epsom and St Helier trust could have addressed that issue in my area, but instead the NHS is removing services from the poorest areas and sending them to leafy Belmont, which has the longest life expectancy. St Helier Hospital will become a glorified walk-in centre—no A&E, no maternity unit, no children’s services and 62% of beds gone. Will the Prime Minister reassure me that he will look at this to show that much does not have to always get more? [900855]

The Prime Minister - Hansard

In addition to the 40 new hospitals that we are building—[Interruption.] Yes. As part of the £33.9 billion initial investment that we are making—the record investment that we are making in the NHS—I can tell the hon. Lady that Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust will receive £500 million to redevelop its estate and world-class facilities on that site.

Engagements

Debate between Siobhain McDonagh and Boris Johnson
Wednesday 4th September 2019

(10 months, 1 week ago)

Commons Chamber
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Cabinet Office
Siobhain McDonagh Portrait Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden) (Lab) - Hansard

Q1. If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 4 September. [912209]

The Prime Minister (Boris Johnson) - Hansard
4 Sep 2019, noon

I know that the whole House will want to join me in paying tribute to PC Andrew Harper, who was killed while on duty. His death and the serious injuries sustained by PC Stuart Outten in London and PC Gareth Phillips in Birmingham are a powerful reminder of the dangers that police officers face every day to keep us safe.

This morning, I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in the House, I shall have further such meetings later today.

Siobhain McDonagh Portrait Siobhain McDonagh - Hansard
4 Sep 2019, noon

May I associate myself with the comments about the brave acts of the police officers?

On Brexit, the former Prime Minister’s deal was unacceptable to this House, but to leave without a deal is unthinkable, yet the Prime Minister pursues a game of brinksmanship built on the livelihoods, health and future of my constituents and our country. There is still an option to resolve this once and for all: if the Prime Minister really believes in no deal, let him put it to the people and ask our people if that is the price they want to pay.

The Prime Minister - Hansard
4 Sep 2019, noon

As the hon. Lady knows very well, this Government will take this country out of the European Union on 31 October. There is only one thing that stands in our way: the surrender Bill currently being proposed by the Leader of the Opposition. I invite the Leader of the Opposition to confirm, when he stands up shortly, that if that surrender Bill is passed, he will allow the people of this country to have their view on what he is proposing to hand over in their name with an election on 15 October.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Siobhain McDonagh and Boris Johnson
Wednesday 4th September 2019

(10 months, 1 week ago)

Commons Chamber
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Cabinet Office
Siobhain McDonagh Portrait Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden) (Lab) - Hansard

Q1. If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 4 September. [912209]

The Prime Minister (Boris Johnson) - Parliament Live - Hansard
4 Sep 2019, noon

I know that the whole House will want to join me in paying tribute to PC Andrew Harper, who was killed while on duty. His death and the serious injuries sustained by PC Stuart Outten in London and PC Gareth Phillips in Birmingham are a powerful reminder of the dangers that police officers face every day to keep us safe.

This morning, I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in the House, I shall have further such meetings later today.

Siobhain McDonagh Portrait Siobhain McDonagh - Parliament Live - Hansard
4 Sep 2019, noon

May I associate myself with the comments about the brave acts of the police officers?

On Brexit, the former Prime Minister’s deal was unacceptable to this House, but to leave without a deal is unthinkable, yet the Prime Minister pursues a game of brinksmanship built on the livelihoods, health and future of my constituents and our country. There is still an option to resolve this once and for all: if the Prime Minister really believes in no deal, let him put it to the people and ask our people if that is the price they want to pay.

The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
4 Sep 2019, noon

As the hon. Lady knows very well, this Government will take this country out of the European Union on 31 October. There is only one thing that stands in our way: the surrender Bill currently being proposed by the Leader of the Opposition. I invite the Leader of the Opposition to confirm, when he stands up shortly, that if that surrender Bill is passed, he will allow the people of this country to have their view on what he is proposing to hand over in their name with an election on 15 October.