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Division Votes
21 May 2024 - High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill (Instruction) (No. 3) - View Vote Context
Rachael Maskell voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 86 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 323 Noes - 7
21 May 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Rachael Maskell voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 164 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 217 Noes - 268


Speeches
Rachael Maskell speeches from: Oral Answers to Questions
Rachael Maskell contributed 2 speeches (96 words)
Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Rachael Maskell speeches from: NHS
Rachael Maskell contributed 1 speech (180 words)
Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department of Health and Social Care
Rachael Maskell speeches from: Business of the House
Rachael Maskell contributed 1 speech (165 words)
Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Leader of the House
Rachael Maskell speeches from: Infected Blood Compensation Scheme
Rachael Maskell contributed 1 speech (110 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Cabinet Office


Written Answers
Health Services: Standards
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government has taken to (a) understand the potential risk of and (b) prevent future health system failures similar to those that led to the infected blood scandal.

Answered by Maria Caulfield - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)

The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry describes the many failings of successive governments, including historic failings in the Department and its predecessor departments. The Department will study the report to make sure the lessons of Sir Brian’s inquiry are learned, and that these mistakes can never be repeated.

Asthma: Health Services
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether waiting times to see (a) asthma specialists and (b) respiratory consultants have increased in the last 12 months; and whether there has been an increase in the number of asthma (i) deaths and (ii) acute presentations in the last 12 months.

Answered by Andrew Stephenson - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Dissolution.

Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will undertake a study on trends in alcohol use among young people.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS England holds several data sources covering alcohol use for people aged under 18 years old, including the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People survey. This data is collected every two years, and the next survey report is due Autumn 2024, and will include 2023 survey data.

The guidance from England’s Chief Medical Officer for healthcare professionals is clear, an alcohol-free childhood is the healthiest and best option. The Department promotes this through online platforms such as the NHS.UK website, and the Talk to FRANK online resource. Local authorities promote these guidelines as part of their public health duties.

Alcohol or drug dependence is rare in children and young people under the age of 18 years old, although they may be drinking problematically. For those that do need support, the Department has allocated £532 million of additional funding through to 2024/25 to support improvements in treatment, including facilitating 5,000 more young people into age-appropriate alcohol and drug treatment.

Nicotine: Products
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the (a) availability and (b) trends in the use of nicotine pouches in the last 12 months.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Current evidence suggests that whilst nicotine pouch use is low amongst adults, it is increasing, especially with the younger male audience.

Nicotine: Products
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of trends in the level of non-tobacco nicotine product usage in the last five years.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Current evidence suggests that whilst nicotine pouch use is low amongst adults, it is increasing, especially with the younger male audience.

Special Educational Needs
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made a comparative assessment of the impact of (a) integrating SEND children in mainstream schools and (b) sending SEND children to specialised schools on the (i) educational outcomes and (ii) general wellbeing of those children.

Answered by David Johnston - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)

The special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision (AP) Improvement Plan sets out a vision for a single, national inclusive SEND and AP system where all children, no matter their need, receive the right support to succeed in their education and as they move into adult life. This requires high-quality mainstream provision where children and young people have their needs identified early and can access prompt, evidence-based, targeted support. This should be alongside improved access to timely, high-quality specialist provision, where this is appropriate.

The department continues to monitor the literature and latest research on the impact of inclusion.

Nicotine: Products
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take legislative steps to end the marketing of all nicotine products.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Current evidence suggests that whilst nicotine pouch use is low amongst adults, it is increasing, especially with the younger male audience. Nicotine products, such as nicotine pouches, are not currently subject to advertising restrictions.

The Tobacco and Vapes Bill proposed measures to prohibit the sale of tobacco to people born on or after 1 January 2009, as well as enabling product requirements to be imposed in connection with tobacco, vapes, and other products. However, the bill did not receive Parliamentary approval prior to the prorogation on 24 May 2024.

Blood: Contamination
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will establish a representative panel consisting of (a) victims and (b) victims' families to scruitnise the contaminated blood compensation scheme.

Answered by John Glen - Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

The Infected Blood Compensation Scheme is subject to further engagement with a group of key representatives from the infected blood community. This will be led by the interim chair of the Infected Blood Compensation Authority, Sir Robert Francis KC. Additionally, the Government has committed to utilise the provision in the Victims and Prisoners Bill to ensure there is representation of the Infected Blood community on the Infected Blood Compensation Authority’s committees and subcommittees.

NHS: Standards
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will take steps to ensure that (a) clinical and (b) other data held by (i) the NHS and (ii) her Department is used to help identify poor clinical practice in the NHS; and if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of using (A) AI and (B) machine learning to identify such concerns.

Answered by Maria Caulfield - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)

Machine learning is in active use in the national patient safety learning system, known as the Learn from Patient Safety Events service, which has been rolled out across the National Health Service in England. The service provides a modern platform upon which technological advances such as machine learning can now operate. Named Entity Recognition is already aiding in the anonymisation of records, so that they can be used for learning activities without risk of identification of individuals.

Ongoing work is also being undertaken to explore how machine learning can support the analysis of data relating to patient safety events captured from across healthcare, and to look at how machine learning can identify new, emerging, and under recognised risks to patient safety. Future plans are also in place to enable support for the automated theming of unstructured free text, which will lay the foundations for targeted topic-specific improvement and guidance.

Public Sector: Risk Management
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to (a) monitor and (b) manage risk across the public sector.

Answered by Alex Burghart - Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)

The Cabinet Office provides leadership to the whole system of resilience across Government, with Secretaries of State responsible for specific risk areas, in line with the Lead Government Department model. The Government’s assessment of the most serious risks to the nation are set out in the National Risk Register, which is now more transparent than ever before.

The Government has also taken steps to further develop risk management effectiveness across government. This includes updating the Orange Book (which contains principles for managing risk) to include a new risk control framework. The Civil Service Board also considers emerging risks to the public sector.

Government: Accountability
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure public accountability for decision making in government.

Answered by John Glen - Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

Accountability to Parliament and to the public is one of the core values of this government. That is why within the Cabinet Office we have taken significant steps to ensure that ministers and civil servants act with integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level. For example, each of 244 major government projects in the Government Major Projects Programme now has a publicly named senior responsible officer accountable for project delivery. Departments and agencies are required to publish in their Annual Reports and Accounts public performance updates against their priority outcomes, ensuring that public scrutiny of departmental delivery is embedded across Whitehall.The accountability of arm’s length bodies has been sharpened up by the public bodies reviews programme and by updating the arm’s length body sponsorship code of good practice.

Gender Based Violence
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential role of gender discrimination in (a) violence and (b) sexual violence against women and girls.

Answered by Laura Farris - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Languages: Education
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the Swedish model of providing mother tongue lessons to children of new communities as they migrate into mainstream classes.

Answered by Damian Hinds - Minister of State (Education)

Schools are responsible for ensuring that all pupils, including those with a first language other than English, can access the full school curriculum and have the opportunity to realise their full potential in education. It is for individual schools to determine how to support those pupils with a first language other than English in developing proficiency in the English language, as they are best placed to understand and respond to the specific needs of those pupils. Schools have flexibility over their budgets, including any funding allocated through the English as an Additional Language factor in the national funding formula for schools, in order to put appropriate measures in place to support pupils with English language development needs.

Schools: Parents
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department provides to schools on engaging with parents of children of (a) primary and (b) secondary school age in the event that there is persistent absence or school refusal.

Answered by Damian Hinds - Minister of State (Education)

The department has a comprehensive strategy to support schools, trusts, and local authorities to tackle school absence, and is supporting schools to engage effectively with parents.

The department’s ‘working together to improve school attendance’ guidance for schools, trusts, and local authorities, which will become statutory in autumn 2024, is clear that engaging with parents and families is central to taking a ‘support first’ approach. The guidance outlines how schools should build strong relationships and work jointly with families, listening to and understanding barriers to attendance and working in partnership with families to remove them. The guidance can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-improve-school-attendance.

To support schools and local authorities to engage parents, the department has:

Additionally, as part of the department’s national communication campaign to parents on the importance of school attendance, it has provided schools and local authorities with resources to amplify the campaign and support their communication with parents, which can be found here: https://dfegovukassets.blob.core.windows.net/assets/Attendance%20campaign/Attendance%20campaign%20commuications%20toolkit%20for%20schools.pdf, and here: https://dfegovukassets.blob.core.windows.net/assets/Attendance%20campaign/Attendance%20communications%20toolkit%20for%20local%20authority%20attendance%20teams%20and%20other%20stakeholders.pdf.

Schools: Parents
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department takes steps to monitor levels of parental engagement in schools.

Answered by Damian Hinds - Minister of State (Education)

The department values the wealth of support parents and carers can provide schools and it strongly supports schools in their engagement with them. Many parents and carers regularly engage with schools as school governors, through parents’ associations and through everyday contact. The department does not routinely monitor levels of parental engagement in schools, but it encourages all schools to have a strategy in place which allows the views of parents and carers to be considered.

As part of government business, the department engages parents and carers to deliver effective policymaking, such as through consultations. The department also engages with a range of stakeholder organisations, some of whom represent parents and carers. For example, the parents, pupils and learners panel regularly surveys parents of primary and secondary school pupils and college learners (in classroom-based education). The panel provides robust, rapid-turnaround evidence to support the department in assessing the ongoing views and experiences of parents and pupils.

Policy teams also engage with parents and carers to gather views and feedback on specific areas. For example, the special educational needs and disabilities teams work with the National Network of Parent Carer Forums, the independent national voice for parent carer forums.

In addition, the department regularly uses its Education Hub website to communicate key updates to parents and carers. This includes popular topics, questions and answers and case studies.

Nicotine: Products
Asked by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the prevalence of the use of child labour in the production of nicotine products.

Answered by Andrew Stephenson - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The United Kingdom is committed to working with partners to deliver on commitments from the Call to Action at the Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour in 2022 including eliminating child labour from global supply chains. The UK supports voluntary human rights due diligence approaches by our businesses to respect human rights and the environment across their operations and supply relationships, as steered by the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises.  The Government is clear that it expects all UK businesses to respect human rights throughout their operations, in line with the UNGPs.

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires commercial organisations that supply goods/services and have a total turnover over £36 million to publish a transparency statement annually to set out what steps they have taken to ensure that modern slavery is not occurring in their supply chains.

The Department of Health and Social Care has pledged to put an end to modern slavery in the National Health Service by meeting the Secretary of State’s duty to assess and mitigate modern slavery risk in NHS supply chains. New regulations will require public bodies procuring goods or services for delivering health services in England to assess the risk of modern slavery and implement reasonable steps to procurement and contracting activities with a view to eradicating the use of goods and services tainted by modern slavery.



Early Day Motions Signed
Thursday 23rd May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 23rd May 2024

The West Highland Way

9 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Amy Callaghan (Scottish National Party - East Dunbartonshire)
That this house commends the many people who will complete the West Highland Way walk this summer; recognises the opportunity to witness some of Scotland’s most incredible landscapes via this iconic route; notes the abundance of local businesses available at the start of the route in Milngavie for walkers to …
Thursday 23rd May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Skin cancer awareness month

15 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Amy Callaghan (Scottish National Party - East Dunbartonshire)
That this house recognises the importance of skin cancer awareness month in educating the public on the harms of the sun; recognises that sunscreen is an essential health item, and not a luxury to be used just on holidays; notes that almost 90% of melanomas are preventable, so it is …
Thursday 23rd May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Protecting Our Democracy from Coercion report

10 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Mick Whitley (Labour - Birkenhead)
That this House recognises the fundamental importance of the right to non-violent protest to the democratic process; believes that the freedom of citizens to exercise this right has, in recent years, been undermined by oppressive Government legislation, including the Public Order Act 2023; is concerned by the recommendations of Lord …
Wednesday 22nd May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Essentials guarantee and minimum income guarantee

19 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House supports calls to implement an essentials guarantee into Universal Credit to ensure no one goes without life’s essentials; commends the Trussell Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on their Essentials Guarantee campaign; congratulates these organisations on securing more than 150,000 petition signatures in support of the campaign; …
Tuesday 21st May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Children's Hospice Week

13 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes Children's Hospice Week 2024, celebrated from 15 to 21 May 2024 in partnership with Together for Short Lives; highlights that Children's Hospice Week is the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children's hospice and palliative care services across the UK, …
Monday 20th May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay settlement

14 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House notes the imposition of a below inflation pay settlement for merchant seafarers in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) in 2023-24; expresses concern that RFA seafarers’ pay has fallen thirty-six per cent behind inflation, alongside cuts to pensions, wider employment conditions and crewing levels since 2009-10; highlights the …
Thursday 16th May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 23rd May 2024

The Venerable Tricia Hillas

2 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Peter Bottomley (Conservative - Worthing West)
That this House congratulates the Venerable Tricia Hillas who has been nominated to serve as the next Bishop of Sodor and Man; and thanks her for being Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster since 2021 and for serving as Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons since 2020 …
Wednesday 15th May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Imperial War Museums and union derecognition

33 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is alarmed by reports that Imperial War Museums plans to derecognise the Public and Commercial Services union and the First Division Association for the purposes of collective representation and bargaining; is concerned that derecognising these trade unions would undermine the collective bargaining power of staff, leaving them …
Tuesday 14th May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Youth mobility visas

11 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
That this House acknowledges the European Commission’s proposal on youth mobility visas; notes the benefits that youth mobility visas would provide for UK industries who need to supplement their local workforce; recognises that the hospitality and tourism sectors in rural and coastal areas like the Lake District, West Country, and …
Tuesday 14th May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

World Hypertension Day 2024

10 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes that World Hypertension Day 2024 takes place on 17 May 2024, with May Measurement Month, which was established in 2017 by the International Society of Hypertension, running from 1 May to 31 July 2024; further notes that both initiatives aim to highlight the importance of better …
Monday 13th May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Diagnosing Coeliac disease

26 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Sharon Hodgson (Labour - Washington and Sunderland West)
That this House recognises that coeliac disease is a serious autoimmune disease affecting 1 in 100 people; expresses concern that almost two-thirds of people with the condition, equating to almost half a million people in the UK remain undiagnosed, running the risk of long term complications; notes that the average …
Monday 13th May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day 2024

13 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Sarah Green (Liberal Democrat - Chesham and Amersham)
That this House notes that Crohn's and colitis are serious chronic diseases where your immune system affects the gut, affecting over 500,000 people in the UK; recognises that stigma, myths, and misunderstandings means thousands of people with these conditions are suffering in silence; acknowledges that World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day …
Monday 13th May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

19th Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day ceremony

17 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat - Bath)
That this House joins in commemorating the 19th annual Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day ceremony, held on Yom HaZikaron—Memorial Day—in Israel, beginning on the evening of 12 May 2024; pays tribute to all Israelis and Palestinians who grieve together and stand united in their demand for an end to bloodshed between …
Monday 13th May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Energy transition treaty

14 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Clive Lewis (Labour - Norwich South)
That this House notes that 12 national governments, including nine Pacific Island States, are calling for countries around the world to back their proposal for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to negotiate a fast, fair and well-managed energy transition; recognises that Pacific Island States are particularly vulnerable to sea level …
Monday 13th May
Rachael Maskell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Scrutiny of the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and arms exports to Israel

29 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Mick Whitley (Labour - Birkenhead)
That this House expresses its deep concerns regarding the Israeli offensive on Rafah, which it believes will seriously worsen what is already one of the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crises; reiterates its calls for an immediate and lasting ceasefire; further expresses its frustration at the Government’s continued refusal to suspend …



Rachael Maskell mentioned

Select Committee Documents
Wednesday 29th May 2024
Report - Third Report - Pharmacy

Health and Social Care Committee

Found: Labour, Birmingham, Erdington ) Dr Caroline Johnson MP (Conservative, Sleaford and North Hykeham ) Rachael

Tuesday 21st May 2024
Oral Evidence - 2024-05-21 10:00:00+01:00

NHS leadership, performance and patient safety - Health and Social Care Committee

Found: Q67 Rachael Maskell: Miles, perhaps I could turn to you.

Monday 20th May 2024
Oral Evidence - 2024-05-20 15:45:00+01:00

Prevention in health and social care - Health and Social Care Committee

Found: Q426 Rachael Maskell: Thank you ever so much for joining us today.



Bill Documents
May. 24 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 24 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Maskell .

May. 23 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 23 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Maskell .

May. 14 2024
All proceedings up to 14 May 2024 at Public Bill Committee Stage
Tobacco and Vapes Bill 2023-24
Bill proceedings: Commons

Found: Withdrawn after debate _24 Bob Blackman Rachael Maskell .