Category Archives: Heidi Alexander

Heidi asks about money for elderly care

Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East, Labour) In October, the Secretary of State told the House that it was outrageous for me to suggest that the money announced in the comprehensive spending review for elderly care would be wiped out by overall … Continue reading

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Heidi wonders why no NI holiday for Lewisham

Heidi Alexander made a speech questioning why the government were proposing a National Insurance holiday for business outside London, but were not making the same provision available for London businesses. She points out that 38% of Lewisham’s population work in … Continue reading

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Heidi asks about the merits of paying landlords directly

Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the merits of direct payment of housing benefit to private landlords. Steve Webb (Minister of State (Pensions), Work and … Continue reading

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Heidi asks “how much for decent homes in Lewisham?”

Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the planned funding for decent homes announced in the comprehensive spending review will be made available to the Lewisham arms length … Continue reading

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Heidi speaks about immigration

I am very pleased to participate in this debate. I am grateful to my right hon. Friend Mr Field for proposing it and to Nicholas Soames, who cannot be here today. I do not necessarily share all their views on … Continue reading

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Heidi asks Nick about the impact of reducing money for affordable housing

Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East, Labour) Yesterday, the National Housing Federation reported that a first-time buyer in London needs a salary of almost £100,000 to buy an average-priced property. In the light of that, will the Deputy Prime Minister tell me … Continue reading

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Hiedi talks about Food Security

I am pleased to have secured my first Adjournment debate and to be speaking about food security in Africa. I declare an interest: in September, I was lucky to be part of a parliamentary delegation to Kenya that was organised … Continue reading

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