Madeleine Moon MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Bridgend

This Week in Parliament

This week I was away from the House, I attended the Atlantic Council which has the Heads of NATO alliance and partner nations meet once a year to discus partnership issues .

It is, therefore, extremely important that Britain is well represented at these meetings to give the UK a strong and forceful voice in shaping the direction of NATO and, especially in these times, to show the world that Britain still has something to say on the International stage.

My absence did not make Parliament any less busy, and the important developments with European Union (Withdrawal) Bill mean that Parliament is now central to the Brexit process and will have a vote on the final deal.

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This Week In Parliament 11 - 15 December

This week I was away from the House, I attended the Atlantic Council which has the Heads of NATO alliance and partner nations meet once a year to discus partnership...

This was another week of frantic activity in Parliament. However, as has become very famil-iar to Members, our work was once again overshadowed by the Brexit process, both inside the House and developments further afield.

The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union has run into much criticism in the House this week from all sides. The sectoral analysis impact assessments on the impact of Brexit on the UK now appear either not to have been carried out or to have had so little depth of study that they have little validity.

Just when this seemed to be brewing into yet another controversy for the Government, news from Brussels took over. Despite the best efforts of the DUP, the Government and EU now appear to agreed on enough to move talks forward. No doubt this will lead yet more debate in the House throughout the coming months.

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This Week In Parliament 04- 08 December

This was another week of frantic activity in Parliament. However, as has become very famil-iar to Members, our work was once again overshadowed by the Brexit process, both inside the...

Another busy week in Parliament saw the continuation of the Budget debates and the first test of the new Defence Minister at the dispatch box.

The important issues are being thrown at Parliament thick and fast at the moment, so much so though that it has become difficult to even get into debates. The Chamber is so often packed with Members each wanting to make a contribution that there is simply not the time for everyone to have their say. The enthusiasm to make a valuable contribution is of course great to see, but it does mean that Members have to be careful with their time and pick their moments to speak. Without careful selection of when to intervene it may mean waiting in the Chamber for as much as 6 hours in order to make a 2 minute intervention.

Elsewhere, I chaired another meeting on suicide and self harm prevention and the country witnesses the 100th anniversary of the RAF, a moment in which we can take the chance to recognise the difficult and hard work the RAF do for the UK

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This Week In Parliament 27 November - 01 December

Another busy week in Parliament saw the continuation of the Budget debates and the first test of the new Defence Minister at the dispatch box. The important issues are being...

 

This was yet another busy week in Parliament. Third day of debate over the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill saw another long debate, followed the next day by the Budget.

In the brief breaks we had in between these long and important sessions in Parliament. A de-bate was held in Westminster Hall on Britain’s Amphibious Capability. This was a debate I am pleased to say had cross party consensus that MPs can no longer sit by and see the Government degrade our military capability.

Further to this, I Chaired a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Reserves and Cadets in which I was pleased to hear from the Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Reserves and Ca-dets) on the progress of the plans to reform and rebuild our Reserve Forces. As well as this, on Wednesday I chaired a Kidney Symposium aimed at easing access to organs for transplant. This meeting was attended by numerous charities as well as NHS Leeds Kidney department.

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This Week In Parliament 20-24 November

  This was yet another busy week in Parliament. Third day of debate over the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill saw another long debate, followed the next day by the Budget....

 

This week was almost entirely focused on the important process of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. The two marathon debates over Tuesday and Wednesday were wide ranging and argued passionately on all sides. This will hopefully mean that the Bill is put into in proper shape in order to avoid chaos and confusion.

However, during these times it is important to not lose sight of the many issues Parliamentarians are elected to the House to address. With this in mind, I have also spent the week pursuing other issues, such as suicide prevention, bereavement support and asking questions on Kidney patient care and the hormone pregnancy test report published this week. As well as this, I met with Emmaus, an organisation helping homeless and ex-homeless people to turn their lives around.

This week was also an important one for the Defence Select Committee as we reintroduced the Arctic Sub-Committee as well as scrutinising the Government’s implementation of the 2015 Security and Defence review.

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This Week In Parliament 13 - 17 November

  This week was almost entirely focused on the important process of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. The two marathon debates over Tuesday and Wednesday were wide ranging and argued...

In contrast to last week, it has been a relatively short and sharp week in Parliament. There were only two sitting days this week, Monday and Tuesday. These days saw an intense flurry of activity before a short recess in which Members returned to their Constituencies in order to focus on local matters. However, with the coming to light of the Paradise Papers over the weekend, and the fact that the Government does not seem to be able to escape controversy at the moment, all meant that the two day sitting was very intense.

This short week has seen the Government come under further strain and pressure. the looming prospect of another Cabinet reshuffle is further undermining the Prime Minister and weakening still the precarious position she found herself in after the General Election.

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This Week In Parliament 06 - 10 November

In contrast to last week, it has been a relatively short and sharp week in Parliament. There were only two sitting days this week, Monday and Tuesday. These days saw...

 

It has been a busy and full week in Parliament, the House sitting on a Friday as well as it’s usual Monday to Thursday programme. The week proved to be rather eventful. The opposition were able to corner the Government by using an old procedure to compel the Government to act on their opposition day motion by making the vote binding. Further to this the week saw the debating of two Private Members Bills. The Bill to support Seni’s Law in relation to restraint of people with mental health problems passed unopposed. The Votes at 16 Bill was talked out so fell. All in all the week has been something of a triumph for the pro-cess of Parliament, showing that the function of the institution is still going strong and prospering. This was all done with the background of a shake up in the Government following the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon and the appointment of the former chief Whip Gavin Williamson to the now vacant position of Defence Minister.

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This Week In Parliament 30 October - 03 November

  It has been a busy and full week in Parliament, the House sitting on a Friday as well as it’s usual Monday to Thursday programme. The week proved to...

As is becoming custom, Brexit related controversy stuck again this week in Parliament. The Secretary of State for Exiting the EU was giving evidence to the Select Committee and bizarrely said that MPs could get a vote on the final Brexit deal after the UK leaves the EU. Issues with Universal Credit also continued to be debated following on from last week. As the amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill continue to increase daily, with over 300 amendments so far, MPs finally received news of when the Bill will return to the House to be debated.

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This Week in Parliament 23-27 October 2017

As is becoming custom, Brexit related controversy stuck again this week in Parliament. The Secretary of State for Exiting the EU was giving evidence to the Select Committee and bizarrely...

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This Week in Parliament 17 - 20 October 2017

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This Week in Parliament 9-12 October 2017

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