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Modern Slavery Act: Independent Review: Jewish Refugees from the Middle East and North Africa (19 Jun 2019)

Louise Ellman: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Chipping Barnet (Theresa Villiers) on securing this important debate. The 850,000 Jewish people displaced from Arab countries from 1948 are the forgotten refugees. They rarely feature as part of the discourse about the plight of middle eastern refugees associated with the establishment of the state of Israel, yet they are an integral part of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hezbollah (14 May 2019)

Louise Ellman: Hezbollah, as a proxy for Iran, promotes terrorism and instability right throughout the middle east. Last year, Hezbollah built six terror tunnels between the border of Lebanon and Israel, for the purpose of promoting terrorism and ruining any chances of peace; why has all that not been taken more seriously?

Buildings with Acm Cladding (9 May 2019)

Louise Ellman: I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement. It is good news for the residents of Heysmoor Heights in Liverpool, a block owned by the offshore Abacus Land 4, where the work has been done but residents have been charged for it. Will the Secretary of State ensure the residents are reimbursed for the amounts they have paid and that any debts some have accrued because they have been unable to...

Personal Independence Payments: Merseyside — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Mar 2019)

Louise Ellman: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Garston and Halewood (Maria Eagle) on securing this important debate, and I agree with all the comments that she made. The situations recounted by my hon. Friends who have spoken today echo the experience of my constituents. My constituents’ experience of PIP is marked by gross...

Gaza Border Deaths: Unhrc Inquiry (22 Mar 2019)

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Gaza Border Deaths: Unhrc Inquiry (22 Mar 2019)

Louise Ellman: I welcome criminal investigations where they are warranted, but the report does not seem to take into account the fact that this was an organised demonstration that threatened an internationally recognised border, and that 150 of 187 people on those demonstrations had been recognised as operatives of Hamas, or of very similar organisations.

Emergency Summit on Knife Crime (22 Mar 2019)

Louise Ellman: The Minister read out a list of proposals to combat knife crime, but when will these help the situation in Merseyside? The recent funding the Government have announced for Merseyside police is a one-off, and very small compared with the funding that has been lost. Cuts in local services, because of savage reductions to Liverpool City Council, continue remorselessly.

Business of the House: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (26 Feb 2019)

Louise Ellman: I congratulate the Home Secretary on bringing this much-needed measure before the House tonight. I am extremely concerned that my hon. Friend the Member for Torfaen (Nick Thomas-Symonds) was unable to give proper, full support to the banning of this terrorist organisation, Hezbollah, in its entirety. Hezbollah is not our friend, and today was a good opportunity to say so. Terrorism affects...

Business of the House: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (26 Feb 2019)

Louise Ellman: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his comment. I am aware of that important opinion poll. It is a timely reminder that, while Hezbollah specifically targets Jewish people and Jewish organisations, it affects our whole society. When we consider this issue, we should look at how the terrorist organisation Hezbollah affects our whole society. That is why it is right for the Home Secretary to...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Antisemitism in Modern Society (20 Feb 2019)

Louise Ellman: This is a traumatic time. In the past three days, eight highly respected hon. Members have left the Labour party, citing the Labour party’s antisemitism as the key reason. The antisemitic abuse that I receive includes claims that I do not have human blood, that I am a racist supporter of child abuse, that I am a Zio, a Zionist shill and the Jewish Labour Movement’s bitch, that I accept...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Antisemitism in Modern Society (20 Feb 2019)

Louise Ellman: I thank my hon. Friend for giving way, and I am listening carefully to what he says. Why does he think that the Labour party allowed the antisemitic bullying of my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger) to continue? He has expressed concern about it, but it is the Labour party that allowed it to continue. The problem is with Labour party members, not the people of...

Petition - None[P002354] (5 Feb 2019)

Louise Ellman: I rise to present the petition from 85 parents, carers and staff of the much-valued Abercromby Nursery School in Liverpool. It is vital that adequate funding is provided for this facility, which has enriched so many young lives. The petition of the parents, carers and staff of Abercromby Nursery School maintained Nursery School in Liverpool. [P002328]

Local Government Finance (5 Feb 2019)

Louise Ellman: Liverpool has received yet another poor local government settlement, but that is no surprise; it is a continuation of the Government’s austerity policies. Liverpool has high concentrations of deprivation and this settlement simply fails to recognise the city’s needs. Liverpool is now No. 4 on the national list of areas of deprivation, but that is a great improvement on being No. 1, and...

Tower Blocks: Dangerous Cladding (22 Jan 2019)

Louise Ellman: I have previously raised in the Chamber the situation of my constituents in Heysmoor Heights in Liverpool. They live in a high-rise property owned by the offshore company Abacus Land 4. My constituents have already paid for replacement cladding. The situation in relation to insurance cover is completely confused: constituents were told that it was covered, but are now told that it is not. In...

Leaving the EU (21 Jan 2019)

Louise Ellman: Last week, the Prime Minister suffered a major defeat. Today, she has not come to the House with any answers. She claims she wants to have extensive discussions on a variety of issues both inside and outside this House, yet meaningful discussions need time, so why is she refusing to call for an extension of article 50?

International Development Assistance (Palestinian National Authority Schools) (8 Jan 2019)

Louise Ellman: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit international development assistance to schools operated by the Palestinian National Authority that do not promote values endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; to require the Secretary of State to publish an annual report on the extent to which such development assistance for schools...

Universal Credit: Managed Migration (8 Jan 2019)

Louise Ellman: The reality for many people in my constituency is that universal credit is plunging them deeper into poverty. What specifically will the Minister do about this, and when?

Future Immigration (19 Dec 2018)

Louise Ellman: The Home Secretary talks about fairness, but in reality the Home Office displays a combination of hostility and inefficiency. Families are split up because visas have been agreed but not issued, and in my local case a Liverpool doctor who has worked in this country for many years after being trained here is having to go back to her country of origin because of a failure in the Home Office. I...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Statutory Obligations on Ministers (11 Dec 2018)

Louise Ellman: Yesterday the Prime Minister failed to put before the House the deal that she herself described as the “best possible negotiable deal”, and now she is travelling the capitals of Europe pleading for help. There is a growing sense of chaos in the country, and a feeling that the Government are simply not in control. Does the Minister agree that one of the options he should be considering is...

Exiting the European Union (10 Dec 2018)

Louise Ellman: The Prime Minister told the House this afternoon that this is “the very best deal that is actually negotiable with the EU”, yet she now tells us she plans to go back to Brussels to plead with the EU to help her and get her out of this hole. This is not a Government in control; surely we should put this issue back to the people to ask if they really want to continue with this perilous...


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