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Rushanara Ali is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
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What assessment he has made of the effect of winding down the coronavirus job retention scheme on employment levels.
I thank the Minister for her answer, but my question is about the job retention scheme and employment levels. Given that some employers will be paid to retain workers who are never going to be made redundant, some of the job retention bonus scheme will be a dead loss. Would it not be a more effective use of public money to use some of these funds to continue to pay the wages of workers...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he plans to take to hold the Myanmar military to account for the killing and maiming of children and for sexual violence against them as identified in the UN Secretary-General's Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict.
Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Rushanara Ali campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.