Suzanne Webb Portrait

Suzanne Webb

Conservative - Former Member for Stourbridge

First elected: 12th December 2019

Left House: 30th May 2024 (Dissolution)

Assistant Whip
14th Nov 2023 - 5th Jul 2024
Procedure Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 30th May 2024
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee)
9th Mar 2020 - 30th May 2024
Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee)
21st Jul 2021 - 30th May 2024
Shared Parental Leave and Pay (Bereavement) Bill
13th Mar 2024 - 18th Mar 2024
Paternity Leave (Bereavement) Bill
13th Mar 2024 - 18th Mar 2024
Paternity Leave (Bereavement) Bill (Formerly known as Shared Parental Leave and Pay (Bereavement) Bill)
13th Mar 2024 - 18th Mar 2024
Assistant Whip
8th Jul 2022 - 20th Sep 2022
Professional Qualifications Bill [HL]
12th Jan 2022 - 18th Jan 2022
Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill
7th Sep 2021 - 22nd Sep 2021
Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill
1st Jul 2021 - 8th Jul 2021

Division Voting information

Suzanne Webb has voted in 915 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Suzanne Webb voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 104 Conservative Aye votes vs 124 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 253 Noes - 136
30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Suzanne Webb voted No - against a party majority - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 175 Conservative No votes vs 72 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 188
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All Debates

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(15 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
(12 debate interactions)
Alok Sharma (Conservative)
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
(11 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(50 debate contributions)
Home Office
(32 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(21 debate contributions)
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Latest EDMs signed by Suzanne Webb

Suzanne Webb has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Suzanne Webb, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

Suzanne Webb has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Suzanne Webb has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Suzanne Webb has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

1 Bill co-sponsored by Suzanne Webb

Dogs (DNA Databases) Bill 2021-22
Sponsor - Andrew Griffith (Con)

Latest 19 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
4th May 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with Ministers in his Department on introducing formal recognition by the Government for heroic actions taken during the covid-19 outbreak.

Further to the answer given by my Rt Hon Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster during his oral statement on 28 April 2020, the Government will ensure recognition is both timely and appropriate and is reflective of the profound gratitude the nation feels towards everyone on the frontline.

4th May 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Chambers of Commerce on how they can support businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.

The Department works in close contact with UK Business Representative Organisations (BROs) – including with leading BROs such as the British Chambers of Commerce, the Federation for Small Businesses, and MAKE UK, the Manufacturers Organisation and UK Finance.

This engagement has been increased significantly across all levels of the Department, for Government to understand where support is needed most for businesses across the economy during the Coronavirus outbreak. My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I hold numerous calls every week with a range of BROs to discuss feedback on government support measures; and we have initiated additional calls to announce additions and developments to the suite of COVID19 business finance, such as the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme.

In my role as Minister for Small Businesses, I have also engaged with local Chambers of Commerce such as in Merton, for example on Wednesday 5th May I joined a webinar to engage in a Question and Answer session.

4th May 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that negotiations on bilateral trade agreements continue during the covid-19 pandemic.

We have now launched negotiations virtually with the US. The UK government remains in regular contact with the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and we will jointly decide how to proceed with each negotiation in a way which respects public health. Our partners remaining willing to make progress on high quality free trade agreements. Increasing transatlantic trade can help our economies bounce back from the economic challenge posed by COVID-19.

3rd Dec 2020
What steps his Department is taking to improve the condition of England’s roads.

The Department is providing over £2.7 billion for the maintenance of England’s local highway network, outside of London, over 2020/21 and 2021/22, and £4.1 billion for capital renewals on the strategic road network in England over the next 5 years.

20th May 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans are in place to ensure customer confidence in the (a) accessibility, (b) adequacy of access for blind and partially sighted people and (c) cleanliness of the public transport system once covid-19 lockdown measures have been relaxed.

On 12 May 2020, in response to Covid-19, the Department for Transport published safer travel guidance for passengers and operators. These documents are clear that all equality and discrimination laws and obligations continue to apply and that operators should ensure everyone who needs to can continue to access the transport network.

Operators should consider their messaging, and continue to support those with protected characteristics, as they normally would. The documents also remind passengers of the potentially different experience of those with disabilities, including hidden disabilities. The Department is working closely with the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee to identify how to improve the experience of disabled passengers during lockdown and into the future.

The guidance advises the public to avoid public transport where possible and, if they need to use it, how to stay safe – for example by wearing a face covering if possible and washing their hands before, during and after travel. We have advised operators that they could consider additional cleaning measures and protocols to limit coronavirus transmission. These steps should help boost confidence for all passengers.

4th May 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the systems in place to refund rail season tickets.

The Department and Transport Focus are in regular contact with the rail industry to monitor the effectiveness of the systems in place to refund rail season tickets. This has led to the introduction of new processes to make claiming refunds easier during this crisis.

Passengers are now able to claim refunds remotely and we have allowed passengers to backdate their season ticket refund claim to 17th March, when ‘do not travel’ advice was first introduced. The refund acceptance period for passengers has also been extended to 56 days, and a season ticket refund calculator has been added to National Rail’s website.

Train operators have allocated additional resources to process the unprecedented number of refund requests as quickly as possible. Since 17th March over 85,000 season ticket holders have claimed season ticket refunds totalling over £130 million in response to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

30th Jan 2020
What steps his Department is taking to improve rail services in the West Midlands.

Major investment is planned to improve rail services throughout the region. In the West Midlands, £700m is being invested in a fleet of 180 new carriages which will deliver 20,000 more peak hour seats into Birmingham over the next two years,

The East Midlands will benefit from our £1.5bn upgrade of the Midland Mainline, with faster peak time journeys to London from this December and a brand-new fleet of bi-mode trains entering service from 2022.

6th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help young people find employment.

The most recent Official ONS Labour Market Statistics, for the period October to December 2022, show that the current youth employment rate was 54.1%. This is up 3.2% on 2010 figures and 6.6% above the G7 average.

This Government remains committed to delivering a comprehensive and tailored package of support for 16–24-year-olds claiming Universal Credit and seeking employment or progression through the DWP Youth Offer. This includes an initial 13 weeks of intensive help through the Youth Employment Programme, Youth Employability Coaches for those with complex barriers to employment and our national network of partner led Youth Hubs.

For the young people of Stourbridge, the Dudley Youth Hub is a fundamental part of the support offered. Through this Hub, our work coaches can meet with claimants who have a barrier to employment in an alternative setting that allows them to feel at ease and engage with a range of on-site services. Examples of this include a range of employer and recruitment events, Disability Employment Advisors matching claimants with Disability Confident employers and regular National Career Service pre-employability training.

Mims Davies
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
18th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have entered employment through the Way to Work campaign as of 15 May 2022.

As of 15 May, we estimate that at least 317,800 unemployed Universal Credit claimants have moved into work during the Way to Work Campaign between 31 January and the end of 15 May 2022. Furthermore, during March 2022 we have seen the highest number of into work movements on record for any March – over 99,800.

This total figure is composed of our into work measure to the end of March (over 192,600) and our internal management information for April (91,800) as well as data up to 15 May (33,400). Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

The management information presented here has not been subjected to the usual standard of quality assurance associated with official statistics but is provided in the interests of transparency and timeliness.

Mims Davies
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
11th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support is available to people claiming universal credit for the first time to help ensure that they receive their first payment (a) on time and (b) in full.

The Department has ensured high levels of payment timeliness with over 90% of new claims paid in full and on time as of October 2020; an increase from 88% in March 2020.

People receive support quickly, through the Universal Credit helpline and online. Additionally, we have provided funding to Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland, to deliver tailored and practical support to people making a claim to Universal Credit and receive their first full correct payment on time. This support has been bolstered by the announcement of a further 12 months of funding this year for Help to Claim.

16th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment roles have been created by the kickstart scheme to this date; and how many and what proportion of those roles have been in the technology sector.

Over 150,000 job placements have been approved for the Kickstart scheme. Over 50,000 vacancies have been made available for young people, so far over 6,000 job placements have started.

Over 4,000 of the vacancies are in the technology sector.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing Kickstart applications, referrals and starts, the data collected might be subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system which has been developed quickly. The management information presented here has not been subjected to the usual standard of quality assurance associated with official statistics, but is provided in the interests of transparency.

Mims Davies
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
25th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseekers have been referred to the Job Entry Targeted Support Programme since referrals began.

To date, there have been around 41,100 referrals made to the Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS) programme. This data is derived from unpublished management information which is collected for internal departmental use only and has not been quality assured to Official Statistics publication standards.

Mims Davies
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
23rd Nov 2021
What steps his Department is taking to provide booster doses of the covid-19 vaccine to all eligible people.

As of 21 November, over 15.3 million third doses have been administered across the United Kingdom.

In England, there are now more sites than ever delivering COVID-19 vaccines, including hundreds of walk-in sites. The National Booking Service has been updated, allowing people to pre-book their appointment and receive their booster dose as soon as they become eligible.

We have also launched the Boost Your Immunity This Winter media campaign, which emphasises the importance of booster vaccinations.

1st May 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support British nationals overseas whose visas have expired during the lockdown period; and what recent discussions his Department has had with its overseas counterparts on ensuring that those British nationals are not unfairly sanctioned by those states.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has lobbied countries across the globe to ensure that British nationals who are waiting to be repatriated are not regarded as over-stayers and will not suffer any immigration penalties. We advise British nationals who are in this position to contact the relevant immigration authority in the country in which they are located. In a number of countries, including Thailand and Indonesia, we have provided British national travellers with expiring visas with letters and information notes from the Consulate to support their visa extension requests.

James Cleverly
Shadow Home Secretary
7th Jun 2021
What steps her Department is taking to increase financial support for the police.

In February, the Government published a total police funding settlement of up to £15.8 billion in 2021/22.

This is an increase of up to £600 million compared to 2020/21 and cements our commitment to give the police the resources they need to keep the public safe.

20th Jul 2020
What steps he is taking to support housebuilding on brownfield land.

I’m delighted that the Prime Minister recently announced that seven Mayoral Combined Authorities, including the West Midlands Combined Authority, are each receiving a share of the £400 million Brownfield Housing Fund. This will help unlock 26,000 homes by bringing under-utilised brownfield land back into use and contribute to the levelling-up our country.

18th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many covid-19 positive test results there have been amongst HM Courts and Tribunals Service staff from 25 February 2021 to the most recent date for which figures are available.

Between 25 February and 12 March 15 HMCTS staff (including agency) reported a positive test result for COVID-19 to HMCTS.

The table below shows the days the positive results were reported to HMCTS:

25 Feb

26 Feb

27 Feb

28 Feb

1 Mar

2 Mar

3 Mar

4 Mar

5 Mar

6 Mar

7 Mar

8 Mar

9 Mar

10 Mar

11 Mar

12 Mar

HMCTS Staff positive cases (daily)

















Due to the time taken for individuals to take a test, receive test results, and then communicate this to HMCTS, further cases may be added after the time of publishing.

All HMCTS buildings continue to meet or exceed all Public Health safety standards. We follow all Public Health and Government COVID-secure guidelines and have put measures in place to keep all court and tribunal users safe. When Government or Public Health guidance changes our measures are updated, an approach which is endorsed by Public Health England and Public Health Wales. HMCTS employs around 19,800 staff (payroll and non-payroll).

HMCTS staff engagement is maintained through regular internal updates on COVID-secure measures and feedback (from staff and users) is encouraged through various reporting methods.

HMCTS numbers have tracked the national averages – sometimes a little higher, sometimes a little lower. Overall, the HMCTS staff positive incident rate is broadly similar to national averages over time and recently prevalence rates amongst staff have been trending below the national average. For example, at the end of the period set out above, the rolling 7-day per 100,000 rate among HMCTS staff was at 10.0, compared with a national rate of 59.6.

HMCTS’ investigations (and those of public health authorities) have indicated that transmission on the estate is rare (i.e. that, in most cases, transmission outside of the workplace is more likely).

Chris Philp
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
22nd Apr 2020
What stakeholder engagement he has undertaken in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

We are engaging with Welsh businesses and other sectors on a daily basis to learn more about the impact of the crisis on the ground and feed stakeholders’ views back into government policy making. This includes, remotely, one-to-one discussions and group webinars enabling the Secretary of State and I to explain the government’s support schemes.

This week I have been pleased to join meetings hosted by the Welsh Local Government Association and CBI Wales. Tomorrow, the Secretary of State will join the Business Secretary and Welsh Ministers in hosting a joint web-based business question and answer session.