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Tahir Ali’s voting in Parliament
Tahir Ali is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Tahir Ali sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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Tahir Ali has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Can the Secretary of State explain how children will access free school meals if they have to isolate away from holiday activities and food programmes during the summer? Does he agree with me that a cash transfer system, enabling parents to get the supplies that are right for their children, would ensure that better support reaches all those who need it?
The number of children self-isolating has quadrupled during this month because of increases in cases of covid. Following this sharp rise, more children are now able to learn online from home with the IT equipment and internet access provided to schools by the Government. Hundreds of families in my constituency of Birmingham, Hall Green have benefited from the scheme, but I am now hearing...
The Secretary of State refers to Captain Hindsight as cheap political point scoring to deflect from the seriousness of the debate. May I suggest that he refers to the cartoon character—much suited to his own Government—of Danger Mouse? Can the Secretary of State explain why India was included on the travel red list a full two weeks after countries with much lower rates of infection? This...
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Labour MP for Birmingham, Hall Green
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Education
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Cabinet Office
- Post Office: Finance
- Care Homes: Birmingham
- Disease Control: Coronavirus
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Arts
- Post Office: Profits
Currently held offices
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Jul 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Birmingham City Council, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB:
From 15 September 2020 until 24 May 2021, I received an annual allowance of £17,954 (backdated to 19 May 2020) for my role as a Councillor. Hours: approx. 75 hrs per month. Between my election to Parliament and 18 May 2020, I received an annual allowance of £17,227. (Registered 15 April 2020; updated 16 September 2020 and 10 June 2021) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 17 September 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules applies.
31 December 2019, additional payment of £1,083.34 for my role as Scrutiny Chair. Hours: approx. 10 hrs. (Registered 16 September 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 17 September 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules applies.
31 January 2020, final additional payment of £1,083.34 for my role as Scrutiny Chair. Hours: approx. 10 hrs. Because this role ended on 14 January 2020, £594.09 was repaid on 29 February 2020. (Registered 16 September 2020) This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 17 September 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules applies.
From 25 May 2021 until further notice, I receive an annual allowance of £18,681 for my role as a Councillor. Hours: approx. 75 hrs per month. (Registered 10 June 2021)
Name of donor: Government of Pakistan
Address of donor: High Commission for Pakistan, 35-36 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JN
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a total value of £2,290
Destination of visit: Pakistan & Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Dates of visit: 18-23 February 2020
Purpose of visit: All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group visit to hold meetings with the leadership, administration, civil society, UNMOGIP and the British High Commission in Islamabad.
(Registered 9 April 2020)
This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 17 September 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules applies.
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Birmingham: (i). (Registered 08 January 2020)
Engineer, Royal Mail, St Stephens Street, Aston, Birmingham B6 4AA. On unpaid leave since 13 December 2019. (Registered 08 January 2020; updated 14 April 2020) This is a late register update to which the rectification procedure was applied on 17 September 2020. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules applies.
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