Shahid Malik

Former Labour MP for Dewsbury


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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Crown Estates: Fire Services 6 Apr 2010

    The separate fire safety inspection regime reflects the different way in which the Crown is treated under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/1541), and in particular the fact that the enforcement provisions of the order do not apply to the Crown. The Fire Precautions Act 1971, which preceded the 2005 order, made a similar distinction. The Government have no plans to...
  • Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fire Services: Havering 6 Apr 2010

    The number of incidents attended by the London Fire Brigade by borough is readily available for periods from April 1999, thus data are shown for years since 2000. Incidents attended in the London Borough of Havering by the London Fire Brigade, 2000-09 Number of incidents 2000 3,076 2001 3,487 2002 3,313 2003 3,983 2004 3,084 2005 3,279 2006 3,245 2007...
  • Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 6 Apr 2010

    The Government are working to build a fairer, more equal society, where a person's chances and opportunities in life are determined solely by their talent and effort-not by their class, gender, religion or race. We are tackling race inequality by enforcing the strong legal framework, promoting clear leadership in public bodies and focusing work on race across Government. To mark the United...

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Former Labour MP for Dewsbury

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

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Topics of interest

  • Trade and Industry
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Pakistan
  • Energy Saving Accreditation
  • Youth Work Projects
  • Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Dewsbury
  • Wild Bird Imports

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (27 Mar 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • PPS (Jim Knight, Minister of State), Department for Education and Skills (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 18 Jul 2006)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Government of Pakistan
Address of donor: Pakistan
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,000 covering part of my accommodation during the visit. All flights costs, both to Pakistan and within Pakistan were met by me.
Destination of visit: Pakistan
Date of visit: 11-20 August 2009
Purpose of visit: Meet family, senior politicians, and civil society.
(Registered 25 August 2009)

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