John Cryer Portrait

John Cryer

Labour - Leyton and Wanstead

Administration Committee
30th Oct 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Administration Committee
20th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Justice Committee
24th Feb 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Treasury Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 14th Nov 2011
Regulatory Reform
16th Jul 2001 - 13th May 2002
Deregulation
29th Jul 1997 - 11th May 2001


There are no upcoming events identified
Division Votes
Wednesday 1st December 2021
Finance (No. 2) Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 152 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 212 Noes - 306
Speeches
Tuesday 30th November 2021
Oral Answers to Questions

When the hon. Lady meets the Nigerian Foreign Minister in the future—I hope she does so in the near future …

Written Answers
Thursday 26th March 2020
Supermarkets: Opening Hours
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with major …
Early Day Motions
Tuesday 15th June 2021
Low carbon homes, community buildings and churches
That this House notes the delay to the Heat and Buildings Strategy; further notes the delay to the Future Homes …
Bills
Tuesday 6th December 2011
Registration of Commercial Lobbying Interests Bill 2010-12
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
EDM signed
Thursday 25th November 2021
Recognising the 1988 massacre in Iran
That this House supports justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre in Iran; recognises that in 1988, thousands of …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, John Cryer has voted in 269 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
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
(34 debate interactions)
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(9 debate interactions)
Vicky Ford (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Leader of the House
(18 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(5 debate contributions)
Home Office
(4 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
John Cryer has not made any spoken contributions to legislative debate
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Leyton and Wanstead 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).

John Cryer has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by John Cryer

3rd November 2021
John Cryer signed this EDM on Thursday 25th November 2021

Recognising the 1988 massacre in Iran

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House supports justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre in Iran; recognises that in 1988, thousands of political prisoners, as many as 30,000, were massacred based on a fatwa by Iran's Supreme Leader Khomeini primarily targeting members of the opposition PMOI (MEK) who remained committed to their …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Dec 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Labour: 7
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Alliance: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
2nd November 2021
John Cryer signed this EDM on Wednesday 3rd November 2021

First anniversary of the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia

Tabled by: Helen Hayes (Labour - Dulwich and West Norwood)
That this House, noting the first anniversary of the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia on 3 November 2021, deeply regrets the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians as result of airstrikes, massacres and crop destruction, and the displacement of more than 2,000,000 people; deplores the horrific sexual violence to which …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Nov 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by John Cryer, 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.


John Cryer has not been granted any Urgent Questions

John Cryer has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by John Cryer


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 establish a public register of organisations that carry out lobbying of Parliament for commercial gain; to make provision for disclosure of expenditure by such organisations; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 6th December 2011

John Cryer has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


6 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
16th Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with major supermarkets on covid-19 and on specific opening hours for (a) over 70s, (b) parents of children with severe asthma, (c) cystic fibrosis and (d) other vulnerable groups.

We are working closely across Government, with representatives of the food supply chain and with local authorities and charities to ensure that everyone including the elderly and vulnerable groups such as those with severe health conditions will have continued access to food.

We are in close contact with representatives across the food supply chain and civil society to discuss further ways to help with their preparations. Supermarkets are recruiting more staff, prioritising delivery slots for those who need them most, and limiting shopping hours so they have more time to restock. They are working hard to deliver a crucial service to us all and have also issued a rallying call for everyone to play their part in the national effort to this response by looking out for their friends, family and neighbours. We will continue to work with industry to discuss any additional support the Government can provide. Retailers are prioritising delivery slots for those who need them most.

The Government is working to ensure that up to 1.5 million people in England identified by the NHS as being at higher risk of severe illness if they contract Coronavirus will have access to the food they need. A new Local Support System will make sure those individuals self-isolating at home and who are without a support network of friends and family will receive basic groceries. The Government is working with a partnership of the groceries industry, local government, local resilience forums and emergency partners, and voluntary groups, to ensure that essential items can start to be delivered as soon as possible to those who need it.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
16th Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with major supermarkets on limiting or rationing items during the outbreak of covid-19.

The Government has well-established ways of working with the food industry during disruption to supply situations. Our retailers already have highly resilient supply chains and they are working around the clock to ensure people have the food and products they need. Industry is adapting quickly to any changes in demands, and food supply into and across the UK is resilient.

The Secretary of State is in regular dialogue with industry, including the British Retail Consortium and supermarket chief executives to discuss any additional support the Government can provide. To help supermarkets respond to this unprecedented demand we have already introduced new measures to keep food supply flowing. We have issued guidance to local authorities to allow extended delivery hours to supermarkets so that shelves can be filled up quicker, and we have implemented extensions to drivers’ hours.

We fully recognise the additional pressures on our food supply chain as a result of recent events. The UK’s major supermarkets have last weekend issued a statement to encourage everyone to shop as they normally would and pull together to support those staying at home.

We will continue to work closely with the industry over the coming days and months.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
19th Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has for the care of children of NHS workers and Public Health England workers if they are (a) incapacitated due to illness and (b) hospitalised.

The NHS England has recently published in-depth guidance covering a range of scenarios for National Health Service and Public Health England workers, which will be updated as the situation develops, which can be found at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

NHS England has written to all colleagues recently and a copy of the letter is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/urgent-next-steps-on-nhs-response-to-covid-19-letter-simon-stevens.pdf

Support for NHS and PHE workers is a high priority for the Government, and it will continually assess the measures required to support them fully.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
16th Mar 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he is having with (a) Cabinet colleagues, (b) the Bank of England and (c) representatives of mortgage companies on suspension of mortgage payments for people affected by covid-19; and whether benefits from such suspensions will be passed on to renters.

Banks and building societies are ready and able to support consumers impacted by COVID-19. On 17 March, the Chancellor announced on behalf of the sector that banks and building societies will offer a 3-month ‘mortgage holiday’ for borrowers that are financially struggling with their repayments. This forbearance measure will enable affected borrowers to defer their mortgage payments for up to 3 months while they get back on their feet. Customers who are concerned about the current financial situation should get in touch with their lender at the earliest possible opportunity.

Lenders have also agreed to a 3 month moratorium on residential and buy-to-let possession action to start immediately to provide customers with reassurance that they will not have their homes repossessed at this difficult time.

The benefits system is ready to assist renters with their housing costs if they find their incomes disrupted by COVID-19.

Following urgent discussions with the banking industry, the mortgage payment holiday of up to 3 months announced on 17 March will be extended to landlords whose tenants are experiencing difficulty due to COVID-19.

The government has announced that to further protect renters, emergency legislation will be taken forward as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least a 3 month period. At the end of this period, landlords and tenants will be expected to work together to establish an affordable repayment plan, taking into account the tenant’s individual circumstances.

John Glen
Economic Secretary (HM Treasury)
16th Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what discussions the Government has had with local authorities on emergency accommodation for victims of domestic violence.

My Department is working closely with local authorities and the sector to minimise the risk for vulnerable people and those currently unable to self-isolate.

Government officials are in discussion with domestic abuse service providers who are undertaking their own contingency planning, in line with advice from Public Health England, to keep safe accommodation support services open and available to victims of domestic abuse and their children.

£1.6 billion of the £5 billion Covid-19 fund announced in the Budget will go to local authorities to help them respond to Covid-19 pressures across all the services they deliver. This includes increasing support for services helping the most vulnerable.

16th Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on Government financial support for local authorities to tackle covid-19.

Local authorities have a vital role to play in protecting and supporting their communities during the Covid-19 outbreak.

My Department is in regular contact with the sector about the support they are offering communities. Already the Government is supporting individuals by extending sick pay for those advised to self-isolate and making it easier for them to access benefits. For businesses, we are increasing business rates relief, introducing a new guarantee loan scheme, and developing more bespoke arrangements for firms to repay outstanding tax liabilities.

Christopher Pincher
Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)