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Barry wrote to Lord Freud in December expressing deep concerns about the proposal to transfer responsibility for disability benefit Attendance Allowance to local authorities. Attendance Allowance provides valuable support for many elderly disabled residents in Brent North and often allows them to remain in their own homes with dignity, choice and control.

Success – Standing up to Protect Attendance Allowance

Barry wrote to Lord Freud in December expressing deep concerns about the proposal to transfer responsibility for disability benefit Attendance Allowance to local authorities. Attendance Allowance provides valuable support for... Read more

On the day that Parliament debates triggering Article 50, the government sought to minimise scrutiny of the controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada by bringing a debate before a small committee of MPs in a room upstairs from the main chamber.

Barry, speaking for the Labour Party, said:

Barry challenges the government to allow Parliament to debate CETA

On the day that Parliament debates triggering Article 50, the government sought to minimise scrutiny of the controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada by bringing... Read more

Barry Gardiner MP, responding to recent media reports regarding support received from the multi-disciplinary practice law firm, Christine Lee & Co,

Response to recent media reports

Barry Gardiner MP, responding to recent media reports regarding support received from the multi-disciplinary practice law firm, Christine Lee & Co, Read more

When Theresa May became Prime Minister after the referendum she made it clear that she would not give “a running commentary” on Brexit. The Labour Party demanded parliamentary scrutiny, a white paper, a vote to trigger article 50 and a parliamentary vote on the final deal after it is negotiated. The new Prime Minister refused them all.

BARRY’S STATEMENT ON TRIGGERING ARTICLE 50

When Theresa May became Prime Minister after the referendum she made it clear that she would not give “a running commentary” on Brexit. The Labour Party demanded parliamentary scrutiny, a... Read more

 Ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to the USA and her meeting with President Trump, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, Barry Gardiner MP has written to both leaders setting out the dangers of a quick trade agreement done for political purposes.

Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, writes to Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Trump

 Ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to the USA and her meeting with President Trump, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, Barry Gardiner MP has written to both leaders... Read more

On the 20 October 2016, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health made a statement in the House of Commons, announcing a two-year funding settlement for community pharmacies of £2.687 billion in 2016/17 and £2.592 billion in 2017/18. The government blamed this reduction on the need to find £22 billion worth in efficiency savings for 2020, combined with the need to cut down on 'clusters' of pharmacies. 

Barry Gardiner MP writes to the Dept of Health about cuts to Pharmacies in Brent North

On the 20 October 2016, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health made a statement in the House of Commons, announcing a two-year funding settlement for community pharmacies of £2.687... Read more

At the UN climate talks, Barry discusses the urgency of ensuring a smooth transition towards clean energy, to avoid dangerous climate change. He recently coordinated a letter from 140 legislators calling on stock exchanges to manage the financial risk of fossil fuels becoming stranded assets, as the world steps up action to reduce carbon emissions. 

 

 

Barry on fossil fuels and stranded assets

At the UN climate talks, Barry discusses the urgency of ensuring a smooth transition towards clean energy, to avoid dangerous climate change. He recently coordinated a letter from 140 legislators... Read more

Barry has coordinated a joint letter from over 140 Parliamentarians from 34 countries, who have written to the world’s stock exchanges calling for stronger disclosure of financial risks related to climate change. It was published in The Times

Barry leads global call for companies to disclose climate risk

Barry has coordinated a joint letter from over 140 Parliamentarians from 34 countries, who have written to the world’s stock exchanges calling for stronger disclosure of financial risks related to... Read more

Barry Gardiner MP Visits Alperton Community School

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Barry has joined a cross-party group of MPs and former MPs calling on the trustees of the Parliamentary Pension Fund to disclose their investments in fossil fuels, and take action to divest from these risky investments over an appropriate timescale. 

More information about the campaign is available here

 

Barry launches campaign to Divest Parliament

Barry has joined a cross-party group of MPs and former MPs calling on the trustees of the Parliamentary Pension Fund to disclose their investments in fossil fuels, and take action... Read more

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