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Simon Fell

Conservative - Barrow and Furness


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 11th May 2021
16:00
Home Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: The work of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service
11 May 2021, 4 p.m.
At 4.10pm: Oral evidence
Dame Cressida Dick DBE QPM - Commissioner at Metropolitan Police Service
Louisa Rolfe OBE - Assistant Commissioner at Metropolitan Police Service
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 12th May 2021
09:30
Home Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Police conduct and complaints
12 May 2021, 9:30 a.m.
At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Kit Malthouse MP - Minister for Crime and Policing at Home Office
Michael Cordy - Head of Police Integrity Unit, Policing Policy Directorate at Home Office
Paul Regan - Head of Neighbourhood Crime Unit, Crime Reduction Directorate at Home Office
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Division Votes
Wednesday 28th April 2021
Immigration
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 357 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 270 Noes - 358
Speeches
Monday 26th April 2021
Ministerial Code

There is no doubt that the allegations made by the hon. Member for Glasgow Central (Alison Thewliss) are serious, but …

Written Answers
Monday 1st March 2021
Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on social enterprises of …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 5th February 2020
Third Sector Organisations (Impact and Support) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to establish a body to assess the benefits and effectiveness of third sector organisations and provide support to …
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 10th February 2020
8. Miscellaneous
From 13 December 2019, member of the Town Board for Barrow. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 27 January 2020)
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Wellbeing of Future Generations (No. 2) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to make provision for requiring public bodies to act in pursuit of the United Kingdom’s environmental, social, economic …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Simon Fell has voted in 269 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

23 Jun 2020 - Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme - View Vote Context
Simon Fell voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 45 Conservative Aye votes vs 235 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 243 Noes - 238
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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 (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
(14 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(6 debate interactions)
Nigel Evans (Conservative)
(5 debate interactions)
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Barrow and Furness 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).

Petitions with most Barrow and Furness signatures
Petition Debates Contributed

The Home Secretary said what happened to victims of child sexual exploitation gangs was “one of the biggest stains on our country’s conscience.” Last year local authorities identified 18,700 suspected victims of child sexual exploitation. We want an independent public inquiry into Grooming Gangs.

The Government is refusing to release official research on the characteristics of grooming gangs, claiming it is not in the “public interest”.

We, the British public, demand the release of the official research on grooming gangs undertaken by the Government in full.

Football is a powerful tool of which allows a range of benefits such as employment, and other important aspects of life. Football can be associated with passion, emotion, excitement and dedication across the community. With Fans attending football games a range of economic benefits are there too.


Latest EDMs signed by Simon Fell

Simon Fell has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Simon Fell, 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.


Simon Fell has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Simon Fell has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Simon Fell


A Bill to establish a body to assess the benefits and effectiveness of third sector organisations and provide support to such organisations; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 5th February 2020

16 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Explanation of written questions
15th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to ensure that (a) poor and (b) vulnerable fuel consumers do not face increased costs as a result of a transition to (i) low carbon and (ii) decarbonised energy plans.

Our aim is to deliver net zero at the lowest cost for all consumers. A key part of this is supporting consumers who may struggle to afford their energy.

We intend to publish an updated Fuel Poverty Strategy for England by the end of the year which will provide further information on our plans to support low income and vulnerable households as we transition to net zero.

The Energy Company Obligation, worth £640m per year, is already focused on low income and vulnerable households and the recently launched Green Homes Grant, which will provide up to £10,000 for vulnerable consumers to make their home more energy efficient. We also provide support with energy bills for low income and vulnerable consumers through the Warm Homes Discount, Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments.

Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
9th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the construction of (a) onshore wind, (b) solar and (c) offshore wind sites awarded contracts in Contract for Difference Auction Round 4 will begin in the 2019 Parliament.

Whether construction will begin during the 2019 Parliament will depend on decisions made by individual developers as well as the allocation round delivery years. Delivery years and other allocation round parameters will be published in advance of the next auction in 2021.

Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
9th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs in (a) onshore wind, (b) solar and (c) offshore wind which could be created in the 2019 Parliament as a result of the Contract for Difference Auction Round 4.

The low carbon economy is a success story, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs, and it will continue to grow as we deliver net zero. The Government has not estimated the number of jobs that could be directly created as a result of the Contracts for Difference Allocation Round 4. Auction outcomes are dependent on many factors including the auction parameters, which are yet to be set. However, we work closely with industry to maximise the opportunities for UK suppliers from projects with approved Supply Chain Plans.

Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
27th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made for the implications of his policy of the Spending Review on funding school breakfast provision beyond March 2021.

The department is considering how to encourage and support schools to ensure that children continue to benefit from school breakfasts beyond March 2021. We are developing our thinking in this area. The department is engaging with the breakfast food market, following the release of a Public Information Notice in October 2020.

Vicky Ford
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
20th Oct 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing women born in the 1950s to be able to access their state pensions early.

The Secretary of State has made no such assessment.

Unlike a personal or workplace pension, it has always been the case that nobody can claim their State Pension before they reach their State Pension age.

We have no plans to reverse changes to State Pension age. Changes to State Pension age were made over a series of Acts by successive governments from 1995 onwards, following public consultations and extensive debates in both Houses of Parliament.

Guy Opperman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
23rd Feb 2021
What steps his Department is taking to support the NHS in tackling future waves of coronavirus.

We have made over £59 billion available this year to support the response to COVID-19 and are committing a further £20.3 billion in 2021/22, of which £3 billion is to support National Health Service recovery from the impact of the pandemic.

The Government continues to ensure the NHS has the resourcing and support it needs to meet any pressures or costs arising from its continued response to COVID-19.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
18th May 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the reportedly high number of cases of covid-19 in Barrow-in-Furness and South Lakes.

Variation in the number of COVID-19 cases is caused by a number of factors including demography, behaviour and rate of testing. The rate of testing in the area has been high due to an early and proactive approach to testing taken by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay (UHMB) NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Furness General Hospital, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and the Westmorland General in Kendal in South Lakeland.

The Trust commenced swabbing of employees and household members who were symptomatic of coronavirus at the end of February 2020. Testing has included UHMB NHS Foundation Trust employees and household members, hospital inpatients, care home residents and staff, and key workers from other organisations and their households.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
30th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he is making to his Indian counterpart on the arrest and imprisonment of Fr Stan Swamy.

FCDO officials raised Father Stan Swamy's case with the Indian High Commission on 12 November. On 9 October, British High Commission officials in New Delhi highlighted to the Ministry of Home Affairs the impact of recent amendments to Indian security legislation on activists and human rights campaigners in India.

Where we have concerns, we raise them directly with the Government of India, including at ministerial level.

Nigel Adams
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
19th Feb 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on social enterprises of the end of Social Investment Tax Relief once the sunset clause is reached in April 2021.

The Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) was introduced in 2014 to encourage risk finance investments in qualifying social enterprises and charities. HMRC statistics show that up to 2018-19, about 110 enterprises have used the scheme to raise £11.2 million.

The Government keeps all taxes and reliefs under review in order to ensure they continue to meet policy objectives in a way that is fair and effective. The Government previously published a Call for Evidence on SITR’s use to date. A response to the consultation will be published in due course and a decision on SITR’s future will be announced at the Budget ahead of its sunset clause in April 2021.

Jesse Norman
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
8th Feb 2021
What steps her Department is taking to prevent acquisitive crimes.

This Government recognises the devastating impact acquisitive crime can have on individuals, businesses and the wider community.

This Government is committed to tackling these crimes and preventing them from being committed in the first place and we are working closely with police, industry and other Government Departments to understand what more we can do.

Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Home Office)
28th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to review the effectiveness of the provisions of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to PQ56039 on 11 June 2020.

James Brokenshire
Minister of State (Home Office)
10th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment the Government has made of whether Hamas is a unified organisation under a single leadership.

The Government does not routinely comment on intelligence matters.

James Brokenshire
Minister of State (Home Office)
9th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications there have been to the National Referral Mechanism by region in each of the last five years.

Statistics relating to the number of referrals made to the National Referral Mechanism by region is not currently published by the Single Competent Authority. Published statistics include the police force the referral was sent to for investigation and crime recording purposes.

Data tables detailing the number of RG decisions made and their outcomes for the last five years can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-referral-mechanism-statistics-uk-end-of-year-summary-2019

The published data details the final outcome of an RG decision and does not take into account any previous decisions that may have been made on a particular case.

There is no appeals process for negative RG outcomes, however an individual, or someone acting on their behalf, may request reconsideration of a negative RG decision. Further detail on this can be found in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 – Statutory Guidance for England and Wales v1.02 sections 14.220 - 14.235. All negative decisions are reviewed by a Technical Specialist who is senior to a Decision Maker.

Victoria Atkins
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
9th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications to the National Referral Mechanism received a reasonable grounds decision in each of the last five years.

Statistics relating to the number of referrals made to the National Referral Mechanism by region is not currently published by the Single Competent Authority. Published statistics include the police force the referral was sent to for investigation and crime recording purposes.

Data tables detailing the number of RG decisions made and their outcomes for the last five years can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-referral-mechanism-statistics-uk-end-of-year-summary-2019. The published data details the final outcome of an RG decision and does not take into account any previous decisions that may have been made on a particular case.

There is no appeals process for negative RG outcomes, however an individual, or someone acting on their behalf, may request reconsideration of a negative RG decision. Further detail on this can be found in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 – Statutory Guidance for England and Wales v1.02 sections 14.220 - 14.235. All negative decisions are reviewed by a Technical Specialist who is senior to a Decision Maker.

Victoria Atkins
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
9th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have been recognised through the National Referral Mechanism as being a victim of a crime have gone on to prosecution; and how many of those prosecutions have been successful by type of crime in each of the last five years.

The Single Competent Authority (SCA) operates the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) which is a civil process for the identification and support of victims of modern slavery.

The SCA does not collect data on the number of prosecutions related to people being recognised as a victim of modern slavery through the NRM. Many victims are recognised through the NRM independently of a prosecution being linked to their case.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) publishes quarterly modern slavery prosecution statistics, and the latest quarter can be found at: https://www.cps.gov.uk/publication/cps-data-summary-quarter-4-2019-2020

https://www.cps.gov.uk/publication/cps-data-summary-quarter-4-2019-2020

Victoria Atkins
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)