Feryal Clark Portrait

Feryal Clark

Labour - Enfield North

First elected: 12th December 2019

Shadow Minister (Crime Reduction)

(since November 2023)

Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)
4th Dec 2021 - 28th Nov 2023
Opposition Whip (Commons)
14th May 2021 - 4th Dec 2021
Environmental Audit Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 22nd Feb 2021


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Feryal Clark has voted in 560 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

24 Jan 2022 - Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Feryal Clark voted No - against a party majority - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Labour No votes vs 148 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 162 Noes - 306
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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
Matt Hancock (Independent)
(13 debate interactions)
Maria Caulfield (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
(12 debate interactions)
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(11 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(66 debate contributions)
Home Office
(14 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(14 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Online Safety Act 2023
(744 words contributed)
Down Syndrome Act 2022
(508 words contributed)
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Enfield North 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

Invest in FOP research to support this ultra-rare disease community. Research into FOP could inform the understanding/treatment of many more common conditions such as osteoporosis, hip replacements, DIPG (a rare childhood brain cancer) and many common military injuries.


Latest EDMs signed by Feryal Clark

23rd September 2021
Feryal Clark signed this EDM on Tuesday 26th October 2021

Campaign to secure the future of the Covid Memorial Wall

Tabled by: Afzal Khan (Labour - Manchester, Gorton)
That this House welcomes the creation of the Covid Memorial Wall on Albert Embankment by Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice; notes that this memorial now includes over 150,000 hand-painted hearts to symbolise all those who lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic; praises the work of Covid-19 Bereaved Families for …
139 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 97
Scottish National Party: 15
Liberal Democrat: 10
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
14th January 2021
Feryal Clark signed this EDM on Monday 18th January 2021

Godfrey Colin Cameron

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is deeply saddened by news of the death of Godfrey Colin Cameron, a hardworking member of Parliamentary security staff and member of the PCS trade union who passed away aged just 55 after contracting covid-19; extends our sincere condolences to his devoted wife Hyacinth, children Leon and …
139 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 114
Scottish National Party: 15
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Feryal Clark, 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.


Feryal Clark has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Feryal Clark has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Feryal Clark has not introduced any legislation before Parliament


Latest 50 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
8 Other Department Questions
16th Nov 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that businesses are complying with all parts of the Equality Act 2010.

It is the responsibility of all businesses to ensure that they are aware of their obligations under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) to their customers and employees. To help them in this, Government and relevant independent bodies offer a range of technical guidance and statutory codes of practice that clearly explain what businesses should and should not do to ensure that their conduct is lawful and not discriminatory.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is the public body responsible for enforcing the Act. The EHRC provides guidance to assist businesses, including service providers, to help ensure compliance with all parts of the Act. The guides explain how businesses can avoid the different types of unlawful discrimination, against customers and employees, including those with disabilities.

Guidance for any organisation providing a service can be found here: https://equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/guidance-businesses

Guidance for employers can be found here: https://equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/guidance-employers

Tailored advice is also available to both businesses, employees and service users through two helplines. The Equality and Advisory Support Service (EASS) is a Government-funded helpline and the initial point of contact for anyone with discrimination concerns. The EASS provides free bespoke advice and also supports businesses and their customers to resolve issues using alternative informal dispute resolution. The EASS can also advise people who wish to take their complaint further on their options.

Acas offers a similar service to employers and employees, both information and early conciliation, where it is hoped that disputes can be resolved before progression to tribunal. Like the EHRC, Acas has also published guidance for employers to help them to behave in accordance with Equality Act requirements, for example their “What discrimination is by law” pages, that can be viewed at: https://www.acas.org.uk/discrimination-and-the-law

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
14th Mar 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how the 2010 Equalities Act applies to people with (a) endometriosis, (b) polycystic ovary syndrome and (c) other chronic conditions.

The Equality Act 2010 (the Act), may protect some people with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome as well as other chronic conditions on the grounds of disability. This will be the case where someone suffering from these disorders experiences a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. An employer or a service provider is required to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that disabled people are not put at a substantial disadvantage compared to non-disabled people. Depending on circumstances, the Act may also provide protection from discrimination on grounds of sex and/or age.

The Act also provides that people with progressive conditions that have effects that increase in severity over time should be regarded as meeting the criteria for having a disability before it actually has that effect.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
30th Nov 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent steps she has taken with the Secretary of State for Defence to tackle gender-based harassment, assault and bullying in the armed forces.

Equality Ministers regularly discuss issues with counterparts across government. The Ministry of Defence is working to prevent and tackle all forms of unacceptable behaviour, including on the grounds of sex, sexual harassment and bullying. Unacceptable behaviour is not tolerated in the Armed Forces, and anyone failing to meet values and standards will be dealt with robustly, including being subject to police investigations and dismissal where appropriate.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
22nd Nov 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department has plans to introduce a new criminal offence for people aiding and abetting the removal of a person from the UK for the purpose of sexual orientation or gender identity conversion therapy.

This Government is committed to banning the practice of all coercive conversion therapy in this country. Our approach is to target practitioners and those who promote this abhorrent practice, while providing support to victims and those at risk. We are consulting on our proposals for how to legislate for a ban on conversion therapy until 10 December. Responses to the consultation will inform the Government’s final approach.

This Government wants to ensure that no one is taken abroad to undergo conversion therapy under any circumstance. Certain violent and sexual offences that could be committed in the course of conversion therapy, including rape and grievous bodily harm, already have extraterritorial effect so that, where appropriate, UK nationals and residents who commit those offences outside the UK may be prosecuted in the UK.

We also propose to introduce Conversion Therapy Protection Orders, which could set out certain conditions to protect a person from undergoing the practice overseas, including removing a passport for those at risk of being taken abroad or any requirement that the court considers necessary to protect that person.

Mike Freer
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
21st Oct 2021
To ask the President of COP26, what recent steps he has taken to help ensure that (a) climate change and (b) ecological destruction are tackled in an integrated way at COP26.

During the World Leaders’ Summit at COP26, there will be a event focused on bringing together ambitious governments, companies, financial actors, and non-state leaders to raise ambition on forests and land-use, in a way that delivers for the climate, people, economic development and biodiversity. The event will demonstrate how action on forests and land-use can contribute to keeping the 1.5 temperature goal in sight, to supporting sustainable livelihoods, and to meeting shared promises on adaptation and finance.

COP26 will also include a Nature Day highlighting action on forests, agriculture and wider land-use to address the climate crisis. We are working with international partners to promote sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture; to mobilise increased and more targeted finance for nature; and to build the political consensus for ambitious action.

At the G7 summit, leaders committed to an ambitious ‘Nature Compact’, which includes working to accelerate an inclusive global transition to sustainable and climate resilient agriculture, as well as committing to achieving net zero emissions no later than 2050.

The UK has also played a central role in promoting the ‘Leaders’ Pledge for Nature’, which now has over 80 signatories. The pledge sets out ten urgent actions to put nature on a path to recovery by 2030, addressing both biodiversity loss and climate change.

Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
8th Jul 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on improving maternal care for (a) women living in poverty, (b) Black women, and (c) Asian women in Enfield North constituency.

I have regular discussions with the Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health on improving maternal outcomes for all ethnic minority women. I have also discussed this issue with Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, England’s Chief Midwifery Officer, and Dr. Gloria Rowland, who is leading NHS work to improve outcomes, progression and the well-being of ethnic minority maternity staff.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
21st Apr 2021
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make it her policy to (a) reject the report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities published on 31 March 2021 and (b) implement the recommendations on race equality included in the (i) 2019 Timpson review of school exclusions, (ii) 2017 McGregor-Smith review of race in the workplace, (iii) 2018 Windrush lessons learned review, (iv) 2017 Angolini independent review into serious incidents and deaths in custody, (v) 2017 Lammy review on discrimination in the criminal justice system and (vi) 2020 Joint Committee on Human Rights report on Black people, racism and human rights.

The Government will not be rejecting the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities’ report. The Prime Minister has established a new Inter-Ministerial Group to review the recommendations, and it is now right that the Government considers the report in detail and assesses the implications for future government policy.

The Government has responded to previous reviews and a significant number of the recommendations have been implemented; others are underway.

The independent Commission's report built on previous reviews in the scope of its work. It makes an important contribution to both the national conversation about race, and our efforts to level up and unite the whole country.

Kemi Badenoch
President of the Board of Trade
24th May 2021
To ask the Attorney General, what meetings (a) he and (b) the Solicitor General have had with women's groups to discuss measures to prevent (a) gender-based violence and (b) domestic violence since February 2020.

Ministers engage regularly with stakeholders from across the justice sector and value the importance of listening to and the opportunity to understand their views in relation to relevant issues. Meetings with external organisations, including women’s groups, are published as part of the quarterly Ministerial transparency returns.

The following table includes a list of meetings the Law Officers have had with stakeholders and women’s groups since February 2020:

Minister

Date

Name of organisation or role

Purpose of meeting

Geoffrey Cox

2020-02-11

Victims' Commissioner, Victims' Commissioner for London, End Violence Against Women and Girls

Meeting to discuss cross-government work on rape.

Michael Ellis

2020-01-23

The Lighthouse

Visit to discuss their work supporting victims of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Michael Ellis

2020-01-23

Victim Support

Visit to discuss their work supporting victims of crime

Suella Braverman

2020-04-22

Victims' Commissioner

Introductory meeting to discuss work on Rape And Serious Sexual Offending, the Cross-Government End-to-End Rape Review and Domestic Abuse

Suella Braverman

2020-09-09

Victims' Commissioner

To discuss criminal justice issues of interest to the Victims' Commissioner.

Suella Braverman

2020-11-04

Victims' Commissioner

Routine meeting to discuss issues of relevance to the Victims’ Commissioner (including rape and domestic prosecutions, the approach to disclosure, and wider victims’ work).

Lucy Frazer

2021-04-20

Domestic Abuse Commissioner

Introductory meeting to discuss issues in relation to Domestic Abuse, including the prosecution of DA cases during the pandemic.

Lucy Frazer

2021-04-26

Rape Crisis

Meeting to discuss work to improve the criminal justice response to rape and serious sexual offences (‘RASSO’).

Lucy Frazer & Michael Ellis

2021-05-10

Victims' Commissioner

Routine meeting to discuss progress towards publication of the cross-government rape review, and the impact of the pandemic on victims.

7th Jul 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment she has made of trends in equal pay in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority.

A response to the Hon Lady’s Parliamentary Question of 7th July is attached.

12th Jun 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the population of (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield, (c) London and (d) England is over 65.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority.

A response to the Hon lady's Parliamentary Question of 12 June is attached.

12th Jun 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the population of (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield, (c) London and (d) England has English as their second language.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority.

A response to the Hon lady’s Parliamentary Question of 12 June is attached.

6th Jun 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government Grants Enfield Council has received funding from; and what the value was of each grant since December 2019.

The details of grant awards for the financial years 2019/20 to 2021/22 are published in the Government Grants Register, detailing the recipient and the value awarded.

Alex Burghart
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
25th May 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths from all causes there were in people aged 30 and older in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b) the London Borough of Enfield in each year since 2018.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority.

A response to the Hon. Member's Parliamentary Question of 25th May is attached.

20th Apr 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the number of people who died from alcoholism in (a) Enfield and (b) London in each year since 2018.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority.

A response to the Hon lady Parliamentary Question of 20th April is attached.

20th Apr 2023
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what data his Department holds on the number of people who died from air pollution in (a) Enfield and (b) London in each year since 2017.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority.

A response to the Hon lady Parliamentary Question of 20th April is attached.

25th Apr 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many pharmacists, as defined by the ONS occupation code 2213, pharmaceutical technicians as defined by ONS code 3217, and pharmacy and other dispensing assistants as defined by ONS occupation code 7114, died during the covid-19 pandemic in England in the period 1 March 2020 to 31 March 2022.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority.

A response to the hon. Member’s Parliamentary Question of 25 April is attached.



30th Nov 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps he has taken to eliminate conflicts of interest in Government business.

The Ministerial Code and the Civil Service Code both set out the requirement for Ministers and Civil Servants (including Special Advisers) to act with integrity. Under these codes, it is not appropriate for a conflict of interest to exist and any such conflicts must be resolved. Further requirements are set out in those Codes and in the Civil Service Management Code regarding the declaration, assessment and management of outside interest - these details include how any actual, perceived or potential conflicts should be handled. For Ministers, the Independent Adviser, Lord Geidt, provides independent advice about outside interests. For Civil Servants, the independent Civil Service Commission is able to consider where the requirements of the Civil Service Code have not been met.

The Prime Minister asked Nigel Boardman to conduct an independent review into the development and use of supply chain finance in government earlier this year. Mr Boardman provided recommendations which were published on 16 September, some of which were in relation to improved management of outside interests in the Civil Service.

The government also notes the work of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs and Treasury Committees, as well as the Standards Matter 2 report from the Committee on Standards in Public Life. We will consider their work alongside Mr Boardman’s recommendations and set out a substantive government policy statement to Parliament in due course.

15th Oct 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps he has taken to recall public money from faulty products delivered by private suppliers during the covid-19 outbreak.

Throughout the pandemic, the Government has worked closely with the private sector, procuring expertise and large volumes of goods and services with extreme urgency – including 22,000 ventilators for use by the NHS and 32 billion items of PPE to protect our frontline workers.

Where products have not met required standards then Departments will pursue recourse under the terms of the respective contracts as appropriate.

In particular, the Department of Health and Social Care is pursuing contractual recourse against a small number of companies where they supplied goods or services that did not meet contracted requirements. Cabinet Office is supporting these efforts where appropriate.

15th Oct 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps he has taken to increase the (a) number of civil servants from disadvantaged backgrounds and (b) socio-economic diversity of civil servants.

The Declaration on Government Reform, announced in June, committed the Civil Service to draw on the broadest pool of talent possible. This means that the Civil Service should seek to hire people from varied social and career backgrounds and people from across every part of the UK; including citizens from minority ethnic backgrounds, those living with disabilities and those who have experienced disadvantage in their early lives. The Civil Service is committed to making sure all of these people can flourish in public service. The Civil Service is also looking beyond London - to all corners of the UK - to make sure that it is representative of the communities the Government serves.

A wide range of schemes, programmes and initiatives are aimed at fulfilling that commitment:

  • The Places for Growth programme will bring the government closer to the people it serves, relocating 22,000 roles out of London by 2030 including 50% of Senior Civil Service roles. Over 1,000 roles are to be moved to Scotland, Birmingham and Darlington each, and by 2025, 550 roles will be moved to Stoke-on-Trent.

  • Apprenticeships are a key mechanism for improving the diversity of the Civil Service, as set out in the Declaration on Government Reform. 40% of our apprenticeship intake is from a lower socio-economic background, which provides a more socially diverse talent pipeline into the Civil Service, and provides more opportunities for apprenticeships outside of London.

  • We are extending our outreach and internship programmes. We are improving socio-economic diversity through the Early Diversity Internship programme, for those in their first year at university, providing work experience for people from underrepresented groups including those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

  • The Fast Stream continues to seek out candidates from lower socio-economic backgrounds and although the number of candidates appointed from lower socio-economic groups tripled between 2016 and 2021 to 12.8%, the Government recognises the need to do more. We have, therefore, developed a new ‘target university list’ to further boost applications from people from lower socio-economic backgrounds. And, the Summer Diversity Internship Programme for those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, ethnic minorities and those with a disability, offers a fast pass to the final stage of the Fast Stream for successful participants giving them a greater chance of success.

  • The Going Forward into Employment scheme is run by the Civil Service Commission, which is hosted by the Cabinet Office. There are 28 accredited life chance schemes in operation across the Civil Service. These help groups of people such as veterans, military partners/spouses and prison leavers find work placements and fixed-term opportunities across Civil Service departments. The programme helps those people overcome barriers associated with entering the Civil Service and supports them into roles. Not only does the scheme help improve their life chances, but it helps make the Civil Service more representative of the country it serves.

15th Jun 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to to the Answer of 2 June 2021 to Question 6509 on Electoral Register: Enfield North, how many people in Enfield North are (a) registered to vote and (b) possess a form of Government-approved photo ID broken down by (i) ethnic background, (ii) age and in each local authority ward for each of the last five years.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority. I have, therefore, asked the Authority to respond.

15th Jun 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to to the Answer of 2 June 2021 to Question 6509 on Electoral Register: Enfield North, how many people in Enfield North (a) are eligible to vote and (b) possess a form of Government-approved photo ID broken down by (i) ethnic background and (ii) age in each local authority ward for each of the last five years.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority. I have, therefore, asked the Authority to respond.

15th Jun 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to Answer of 2 June 2021 to Question 6510 on Electoral Register, if he will list the meetings he has had, and on what dates, with representatives of (a) civil rights organisations, (b) Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups, (c) disability rights groups and (d) interest groups representing elderly people to discuss electoral participation, voter turnout and the proposals set out in the Electoral Integrity Bill since February 2020.

The Cabinet Office has worked, and continues to work, closely with a wide range of charities and civil society organisations to make sure the proposals in the Elections Bill are implemented in a way that is inclusive for all eligible voters.


Details of meetings with external organisations are included in regular transparency reports and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministers-transparency-publications.

24th May 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what meetings he has had with representatives of (a) civil rights organisations, (b) Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups, (c) disability rights groups and (d) interest groups representing elderly people to discuss electoral participation, voter turnout and the proposals set out in the Electoral Integrity Bill since February 2020.

The Cabinet Office has worked and continues to work closely with a wide range of charities and civil society organisations to make sure that the proposals in the Elections Bill are implemented in a way that is inclusive for all eligible voters.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
24th May 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of people in the Enfield North constituency are (a) currently eligible to vote and (b) registered to vote in each of the last five years by local authority ward.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority. I have, therefore, asked the Authority to respond.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
7th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what estimate she has made of the number of pubs that have closed in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London in each of the last five years.

The latest ONS data[1] (as of 09 November 2023) shows the overall number of public houses and bars in Enfield North, Enfield and London for each of the last 5 years (Table 1).

Table 1: Number of Public House and Bar Local Units, 2019 – 2023

Date

Enfield North

Enfield

London

2019

15

40

2,215

2020

15

45

2,245

2021

15

45

2,225

2022

15

45

2,265

2023

15

40

2,255

Business closures (VAT de-registrations) are not available at this level of industrial and geographical detail. However, the Insolvency Service[2] do publish monthly data on the total number of insolvencies in the food and beverage services sector in England and Wales from 2019 to 2022 (Table 2).

Date

Food and beverage service activities insolvencies

2019

2,150

2020

1,542

2021

1,542

2022

2,523

[1] ONS Business counts via NOMIS. Data relates to SIC 56.302 – Public houses and bars.

[2] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/monthly-insolvency-statistics-september-2023

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
7th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the impact of trends in the level of export costs to the EU for small businesses on the economy of (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London.

We are better equipped than ever to support SMEs, including those in Enfield and across London, to export. The Department offers a wide range of free support services via great.gov.uk including our Export Support Service, International Markets network and through Export Champions, such as PME Cakes in Enfield. UK Export Finance (UKEF) also supports SMEs, which make up 84% of the companies supported directly with a UKEF product in 2022-23.

London exported £20.3 billion goods to the EU in the 12 months to June 2023. An increase of 26% in current prices since 2018; the largest percentage increase of all the English regions. The Department does not hold data on Enfield at a borough or constituency level.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
19th Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she is taking steps to reduce the number of people on zero hour contracts in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London.

Individuals on zero hours contracts represent a very small proportion of the workforce. The ONS estimates that 155,000 people aged 16 and over were employed on a zero hours contract in London between April – June 2023, representing 3.3% of people in employment in the area.

Zero hours contracts are an important part of the UK’s flexible labour market. They are useful where there is not a constant demand for staff, allowing flexibility for both employers and individuals – like carers, people studying, or retirees. For some, a zero hours contract may be the type of contract which works best for them.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
19th Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many people are on zero hour contracts in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London.

Zero hours contracts are an important part of the UK’s flexible labour market. They are useful where there is not a constant demand for staff, allowing flexibility for both employers and individuals – like carers, people studying, or retirees. For some, a zero hours contract may be the type of contract which works best for them.

Individuals on zero hours contracts represent a very small proportion of the workforce. The ONS estimates that 155,000 people aged 16 and over were employed on a zero hours contract in London in April – June 2023, representing 3.3% of people in employment in the area.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
13th Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps her Department has taken to increase opportunities for economic growth in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London in the last three years.

The Department for Business and Trade supports businesses to invest, grow and export, creating jobs and opportunities across the whole country including Enfield and wider London.

For example, as of August 2023, the Department provided Start Up Loans worth over £2.2m to local businesses in Enfield North.

£14.76m has been awarded to Energetik, an Enfield council-owned heating company developing low carbon infrastructure. A further £1m for Enfield's Retrofit Accelerator Programme is generating green jobs in construction, manufacturing, and project management.

London has also benefited from the national Help to Grow scheme which supports small and medium sized enterprises across the UK.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
19th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an estimate of the number of breaches of minimum wage legislation by employers in Enfield North constituency in each of the last four years.

All businesses – irrespective of their size, business sector or location – are responsible for paying the correct minimum wage to their staff.

National Minimum Wage enforcement data is not available at constituency level but regional data for London can be seen in the table below.

Financial Year

Region

Arrears (£)

Workers

2018-19

London

6,456,315

59,147

2019-20

London

3,298,935

42,917

2020-21

London

1,285,697

10,005

2021-22

London

5,408,629

55,133

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
17th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant of the Answer of 13 June 2023 to Question 187340 on the Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act 2023, what secondary legislation will be required to implement the Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act 2023; and when he plans to bring forward each item of secondary legislation.

We anticipate approximately seven statutory instruments will be necessary to implement the leave and pay entitlements. These will be laid in due course, subject to parliamentary time.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
17th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, pursuant of the Answer of 13 June 2023 to Question 187340 on the Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act 2023, if he will publish minutes of meetings where the implementation of the Neonatal care (Leave and Pay) Act 2023 has been discussed since May 2023.

The Government is committed to introducing Neonatal Care Leave and Pay as soon as possible. Discussions have taken place across Government on work necessary to deliver this entitlement and the implementation timeline. The Government does not hold any formal minutes of meetings to discuss the implementation of the Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act 2023, and does not intend to publish notes of internal discussions.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
7th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment her Department has made of the impact of the services sector on (a) exports and (b) economic growth in (i) Enfield North constituency, (ii) the London Borough of Enfield and (iii) London.

The Department periodically monitors the impact of its work supporting the services sector to increase exports via our Made in the UK: Sold to the World Analytical Framework.

In 2021, Enfield ITL3 area exported £295 million services. The services sector generated £6.1 billion Gross Value Added (GVA), contributing towards 78% of total GVA in Enfield.

The same year, London exported £152 billion services. The services sector generated £452 billion GVA, contributing towards 93% of total GVA in London.

The Department does not hold trade and GVA data at a constituency level.

Nigel Huddleston
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
19th Jun 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what assessment she has made of the impact on levels of land based extraction of critical minerals of emerging green industries.

Within the Critical Minerals Strategy, we are seeking to maximise what the UK can produce domestically, where viable for businesses and where it works for communities and our natural environment. As part of this effort, we commissioned an assessment of the UK’s geological potential for critical mineral extraction. In April this year, the Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre published its report on “Potential for Critical Raw Material Prospectivity in the UK”, which highlighted the UK’s potential to produce a variety of critical minerals, including lithium – a key ingredient of electric vehicles. It is a preliminary assessment, and the Government is working with the British Geological Survey to understand next steps.

Nusrat Ghani
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
19th Jun 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many small businesses went bankrupt in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b) the London Borough of Enfield in the last (i) three, (ii) six, (iii) 12 and (iv) 24 months.

Information on company insolvencies is sourced from Companies House, which does not hold information on the size of companies or all types of businesses. Therefore, we cannot provide specific numbers of small business failures. Furthermore, the registered office address for a company may not be its trading location, and is often the address of the appointed Insolvency Practitioner handling the case. Subject to these caveats, estimated company insolvencies in Enfield North and Enfield in the periods up to 31 May 2023 were:

Period

Enfield North Constituency

Enfield Borough [1]

3 Months

7

106

6 Months

16

191

12 Months

36

402

24 Months

59

756

[1] 685 of the 756 company insolvencies registered in Enfield Borough have the same postcode, which is the location of an insolvency practitioner firm. Many of these companies may not have traded in Enfield Borough prior to insolvency.

Numbers of trader (self-employed) bankruptcies to 31 March 2023 (the latest date for which data is held) were:

Period

Enfield North Constituency

Enfield Borough

3 Months

0

3

6 Months

1

5

12 Months

1

8

24 Months

7

18

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
19th Jun 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many small businesses opened in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b) the London Borough of Enfield in the last (i) three, (ii) six, (iii) 12 and (iv) 24 months.

The latest available data shows that at the end of March 2023 in the London Borough of Enfield there were:

- 560 business births in the last three months;

- 985 business births in the last six months;

- 2,035 business births in the last 12 months; and

- 4,720 business births in the last 24 months.

(ONS, Business demography, Quarterly experimental statistics, Low-level geographic breakdown, UK, Q1 2023)

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
12th Jun 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will hold discussions with Royal Mail on publishing a list of the 20 parliamentary constituencies in which Royal Mail has most frequently failed to meet its universal service obligation.

The Postal Services Act 2011 delegates responsibility for the regulation of Royal Mail, as the UK’s universal service provider, including reporting requirements, to Ofcom.

The Government does not have a role in Ofcom’s regulatory decisions.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
2nd Jun 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when her Department plans to bring forward secondary legislation to implement the Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act 2023.

We are committed to introducing Neonatal Care Leave and Pay as quickly as possible. Work is ongoing across Government to deliver these new entitlements.

Delivery requires a significant amount of secondary legislation which will be brought forward in due course.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
25th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what recent assessment the Government has made of the impact of the National Minimum Wage Apprentice Rate on the ability of apprentices to afford (a) housing and (b) food in (i) Enfield North constituency and (ii) the UK.

On 1 April 2023, the Apprentice National Minimum Wage (ANMW) rate increased by 9.7% to £5.28. This is an above inflation increase and worth over £850 a year before tax for a full-time apprentice.

The ANMW is designed and set at a rate that acknowledges the particular costs for employers and benefits for young people involved in the provision of apprenticeships and which does not adversely affect apprenticeship opportunities in the labour market.

The Government has published a full impact assessment on gov.uk that assesses the regional impacts of the National Minimum Wage increase.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
14th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of issuing guidance to businesses on the potential merits of calculating holiday entitlement on the basis of hours worked on average across the year for people who work more than their contracted number of hours.

The Government has recently consulted on how holiday entitlement is calculated for part-year and irregular hours workers. As part of our response to this consultation, we will consider what additional Government guidance may be required to help employers in calculating holiday entitlement for their workers including those who work more than their contracted hours.

Kevin Hollinrake
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
7th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will make an estimate of the number and proportion of care recipients who are in fuel poverty in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London.

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero do not hold the data for the number and proportion of care recipients that are in fuel poverty in the Enfield North Constituency, the London Borough of Enfield or London. The latest sub regional fuel poverty statistics show that we consider 12.8% (5,471) of households to be in fuel poverty in the constituency of Enfield North, 13.8% (17,591) in the London Borough of Enfield and 11.9% (431,366) in London.

Sub regional fuel poverty statistics for England can be found through:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/sub-regional-fuel-poverty-data-2023-2021-data

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
7th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she is taking steps with Cabinet colleagues to help increase the uptake of local authority net zero schemes by small businesses in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London.

The Government recognises that many small businesses across the UK are keen to tackle climate change but find it difficult to know how to start. The first step these businesses can take is to visit the UK Business Climate Hub. The Government has recently relaunched the content on the site, providing more up to date, practical and tailored advice on how to reduce emissions as well as signposting to additional resources.

More widely, Government support for local authorities in delivering net zero is outlined in the Net Zero Strategy and Net Zero Growth Plan.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
7th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking with energy companies to support the installation of energy efficiency measures through ECO4 in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London.

The Government sets the overall target and rules for the delivery of the Energy Company Obligation but does not direct where measures are installed; that is left to the obligated energy suppliers and their installers.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
7th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps her Department is taking to support community energy schemes in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) London.

The new £10m Community Energy Fund will enable rural and urban communities across England to access grant funding to develop local renewable energy projects, supporting local growth and enabling places to benefit directly from clean, locally owned energy. The Government will launch applications to the Fund as soon as possible and Community Energy Groups in London, including in the London Borough of Enfield and the Enfield North constituency, will be able to apply through the Greater South East Local Net Zero Hub.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
5th Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many households in Enfield North constituency have received support from Energy Company Obligation schemes in each year that they have operated.

The number of households that have received Energy Company Obligation (ECO) measures in Enfield North constituency in each year since 2013 can be found in the table below:

Year

Number of Households receiving ECO measures

2013

643

2014

763

2015

930

2016

209

2017

60

2018

336

2019

102

2020

87

2021

252

2022

240

Jan – Jun 2023

8

Source: Household Energy Efficiency Statistics, headline release August 2023 (underlying data)

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
1st Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many households (a) were eligible for, (b) made an application for and (c) received an Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding payment in (i) Enfield North constituency, (ii) the London Borough of Enfield and (iii) London.

The government has not yet published data on the number of households that applied or received funding through the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding per local authority or parliamentary constituency. This data will be provided in our next publication this autumn. The latest publication on the number of applications for the scheme can be found on GOV.UK - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/energy-bills-support-scheme-alternative-fund-gb-ni-and-alternative-fuel-payment-alternative-fund-applications-made-by-customers.

We estimate that were approximately 97,700 households in London and 2,900 households located in the Enfield council area who were eligible for the scheme.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury