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Christina Rees

Labour (Co-op) - Neath

Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
9th Feb 2017 - 6th Apr 2020
Shadow Minister (Justice)
10th Oct 2016 - 9th Feb 2017
Welsh Affairs Committee
13th Jul 2015 - 1st Feb 2016
Justice Committee
6th Jul 2015 - 26th Oct 2015


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 2nd November 2021
14:00
Petitions Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Tackling Online Abuse
2 Nov 2021, 2 p.m.
At 2.15pm: Oral evidence
Nancy Kelley - Chief Executive at Stonewall
Danny Stone MBE - Chief Executive at Antisemitism Policy Trust
Matthew Harrison - Public Affairs and Parliamentary Manager at The Royal Mencap Society
Ruth Smeeth - Chief Executive at Index on Censorship
Dr Chara Bakalis - Principal Lecturer in Law at Oxford Brookes University
Dr Joe Mulhall - Head of Research at HOPE not hate
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Division Votes
Tuesday 26th October 2021
Judicial Review and Courts Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 165 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 321 Noes - 220
Speeches
Tuesday 14th September 2021
High Rise Social Housing: Reducing Fire Risk

Before we begin, I encourage Members to wear masks when they are not speaking, in line with Government guidance and …

Written Answers
Wednesday 14th July 2021
UN Climate Conference 2021
What recent progress he has made on preparations for COP26.
Early Day Motions
Wednesday 29th June 2016
NEATH ABBEY IRONWORKS
That this House recognises the remarkable contribution of Neath Abbey Ironworks in the development of the Industrial Revolution, particularly the …
Bills
Tuesday 10th January 2017
Mutual Guarantee Societies Bill 2016-17
A Bill to make provision for the creation of mutual guarantee societies, for their membership by small and medium size …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 10th August 2020
8. Miscellaneous
Barrister, non-practising. (Registered 22 July 2020)
EDM signed
Tuesday 19th October 2021
Ban on trophy hunting imports (No. 2)
That this House express its great sadness at the tragic death of Sir David Amess MP while serving his constituents; …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Christina Rees has voted in 254 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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
Simon Hart (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Wales
(9 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(4 debate interactions)
Robert Halfon (Conservative)
(4 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Wales Office
(15 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Christina Rees has not made any spoken contributions to legislative debate
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Neath Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petition Debates Contributed

Bring in a law which enforces professional football clubs to have at least 51% fan ownership similar to how the Bundesliga operates this rule.

The Government should use the recently established fan led review of football to introduce an Independent Football Regulator in England to put fans back at the heart of our national game. This should happen by December 2021.


Latest EDMs signed by Christina Rees

18th October 2021
Christina Rees signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 19th October 2021

Ban on trophy hunting imports (No. 2)

Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House express its great sadness at the tragic death of Sir David Amess MP while serving his constituents; pays tribute to his many years of tireless service to the people of Basildon and Southend and to the many causes of which he was a powerful champion, including the …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Oct 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 12
Conservative: 5
Liberal Democrat: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
12th May 2021
Christina Rees signed this EDM on Monday 18th October 2021

Giving every child the best start in life

Tabled by: Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat - Bath)
That this House notes the work of WAVE Trust and its 70/30 campaign to reduce levels of child abuse, neglect and domestic abuse by 70 per cent by 2030; further notes that over two-thirds of this House have endorsed that campaign, including a majority from all parties; recognises the role …
100 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Oct 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Labour: 33
Liberal Democrat: 12
Conservative: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 3
Alba Party: 2
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Christina Rees, 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.


Christina Rees has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Christina Rees has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by Christina Rees


A Bill to make provision for the creation of mutual guarantee societies, for their membership by small and medium size businesses for the purpose of lending to and by such business and for their operation; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 10th January 2017
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A Bill to make provision about the recording of the names of the mother of each party to a marriage or civil partnership for registration purposes; to make provision for requiring such information to be displayed on marriage certificates and civil partnership certificates; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 4th November 2015

Christina Rees has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


10 Written Questions in the current parliament

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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
1 Other Department Questions
14th Jul 2021
What recent progress he has made on preparations for COP26.

The UK Presidency alongside our Operational Partners continue to work tirelessly to support the delivery of an in-person COP26 in Glasgow.

As the Prime Minister announced at the G7, the UK Government has begun work to provide COVID-19 vaccines to accredited COP26 delegates who would be unable to get them otherwise.

I urge all accredited delegates who do not have access to a vaccine to register their interest through the UNFCCC registration portal as soon as possible and no later than 23 July.

Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
14th Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out his timetable for the roll-out of a digital pre-paid card scheme to replace paper Healthy Start Vouchers.

The NHS Business Services Authority are leading the work to digitise the Healthy Start scheme on behalf of the Department to facilitate families to apply for, receive and use Healthy Start benefits. The NHS Business Service Authority will provide all new users applying to the digital scheme and all existing users every opportunity to transition to pre-paid cards by 31 October 2021.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
14th Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of how much the Government has spent on external consultants in connection with the development of a digital card scheme to replace paper Healthy Start Vouchers.

The Department spent £1,909,149 (excluding VAT) on external consultants in developing a digital card scheme to replace paper Healthy Start Vouchers.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
14th Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what pilots are currently underway in connection with the Government's plans to replace paper Healthy Start Vouchers with digital cards.

The NHS Business Services Authority is leading the work to digitise the Healthy Start scheme, on behalf of Department, to make it easier for families to apply for, receive and use Healthy Start benefits.

The NHS Business Services Authority is running a private pilot in Tower Hamlets. This group will be the first to transition to digital pre-paid cards.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
8th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Green Book COVID vaccine schedule in Chapter 14a, whether it is Government policy that frontline funeral operatives and mortuary technicians are frontline healthcare staff, as recommended in the recommendations by staff groups, and relevant to Priority Group 2 as advised by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) identified that the vaccination of frontline healthcare workers should be a priority for the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Frontline staff are at high risk of acquiring COVID-19 infection but also of transmitting that infection to multiple persons who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 as well as to other staff in a healthcare environment.

Funeral operatives have been prioritised for vaccination in cohort two and staff will be eligible for prioritisation if they carry out functions which require them to have contact with multiple vulnerable patients in a healthcare setting and at a high risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Nadhim Zahawi
Secretary of State for Education
22nd Oct 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2020 to Question 100504 on Sepsis, what steps his Department has taken to specifically support the diagnosis of Sepsis.

To support the delivery of objectives set out in the ‘UK’s 20-year vision for Antimicrobial Resistance’ and five-year national action plan, NHS England and NHS Improvement have specifically committed to development of and access to diagnostics in relation to infections. This commitment includes:

- supporting the establishment of the Accelerated Access Collaborative and Pathway and ensure its work can support antimicrobials and diagnostics;

- preparing a two to five-year urgent diagnostics priority list and use Target Product Profiles for research and development;

- introducing incentives to develop and evaluate rapid diagnostics;

- streamlining the regulation processes to help get new diagnostics through as quickly as possible, including developing evidence-based guidance for using tests, and;

- working with National Health Service partners and industry to tackle barriers to new innovations being adopted in the NHS, building on the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy and the response to the Accelerated Access Review.

Nadine Dorries
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
7th Oct 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the capacity and effectiveness of diagnostics throughout the NHS.

Professor Sir Mike Richards was commissioned to undertake a review of diagnostics capacity (NHS Long Term Plan, 3.55). The report, ‘Diagnostics: recovery and renewal’, was discussed at the NHS England and NHS Improvement public Board meeting on 1 October 2020. The report was published with the Board papers and is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/nhs-england-and-nhs-improvement-board-meetings-in-common-agenda-and-papers-1-october-2020/

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
7th Oct 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of appointing a Minister for Infection Management.

Lord Bethell of Romford is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for health protection and antimicrobial resistance. Infection prevention and control measures, healthcare associated infections, and use of antimicrobials are covered within this remit.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
7th Oct 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Department has made of the potential merits of developing a holistic and whole-system approach to antimicrobial resistance, sepsis and infection prevention.

The United Kingdom’s five-year national action plan for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) takes a holistic and comprehensive approach across humans, animals, agriculture, the environment and food.

The national action plan includes a strengthened focus on infection prevention and control, with commitments to cut the number of resistant infections by 10% by 2025 and to halve levels of healthcare associated Gram-negative blood stream infections by 2023-2024.

It is critical that our work on sepsis and AMR is closely aligned. Sepsis forms an important part of NHS England and NHS Improvement’s AMR Programme, which continues to drive improvements in the prevention and management of infections and optimal antimicrobial use.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)