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Barry wrote to the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening to express his deep concern for the National Funding Formula.

Barry writes to Secretary of State on National Funding Formula

Barry wrote to the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening to express his deep concern for the National Funding Formula. Read more

"G20 finance ministers have lost their way" says Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, Barry Gardiner, responding to the G20 decision to drop their pledge to oppose protectionism.

Barry Gardiner responding to the G20 decision to drop their pledge against protectionism

"G20 finance ministers have lost their way" says Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, Barry Gardiner, responding to the G20 decision to drop their pledge to oppose protectionism. Read more

The proposed changes come less than 12 months since the Government abandoned controversial changes to the rules on how the PIP assessment takes account of the use of “aids and appliances”. Following the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the 18th March 2016, the Government announced that it would not be proceeding with these changes to PIP, would not be seeking alternative offsetting savings, and was not seeking further savings from the welfare budget.

Barry Gardiner MP calls on the Government to desist from any proposals to tighten up access to the Personal Independence Payment.

The proposed changes come less than 12 months since the Government abandoned controversial changes to the rules on how the PIP assessment takes account of the use of “aids and... Read more

I campaigned against the UK leaving the EU but I now will respect the outcome of the referendum and work towards securing the best exit deal for our country. However, the result of the referendum has raised uncertainty over the future rights of EU nationals currently living and working in the UK.

The Position of EU Nationals in the UK

I campaigned against the UK leaving the EU but I now will respect the outcome of the referendum and work towards securing the best exit deal for our country. However,... Read more

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

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