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Siobhain McDonagh: I apologise that we have until only 6 o’clock.
Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what analysis his Department has undertaken to identify green belt land close to train stations.
Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what analysis his Department has undertaken to identify green belt land close to train stations and within an hour's travel time of London.
Siobhain McDonagh: Does the Home Secretary agree that one way to gain intelligence and to detect county lines, gangs or vulnerable people and children is to have school police officers? Why, therefore, do only half the secondary schools in my constituency have a school police officer? They are not regarded as the priority, because the Met cannot recruit enough officers for the numbers leaving or the numbers it...
Siobhain McDonagh: We will now hear oral evidence from the Office of Tax Simplification and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. We have until 11.25 am for this session. Will the witnesses please introduce themselves?
Siobhain McDonagh: Unless I have missed anybody, and I hope I have not, that brings us to the end our oral evidence session for this Bill. I thank the witnesses for giving their evidence to the Committee. The Committee will meet again at 2 pm to begin our line-by-line consideration of the Bill. I point out to members of the Committee that that will not be here in the Boothroyd Room, but in Committee Room 12.
Siobhain McDonagh: I apologise to all members of the Committee for being late. Things have conspired against me! I call the first panel. I remind the Committee that we have until 10.25 am for this session. Will the witnesses please introduce themselves?
Siobhain McDonagh: Thank you. I call Peter Dowd.
Siobhain McDonagh: Do you mind if I bring in a few more people? Thank you.
Siobhain McDonagh: I guess there might be a lot of people in that position.
Siobhain McDonagh: If there are no further questions from Members, I thank the witnesses for their evidence.
Siobhain McDonagh: I praise the remarkable work of the APPG on acquired brain injury for its dedication to this issue and for securing this particularly important debate. Research from Headway, the brain injury association, shows that every 90 seconds someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury-related diagnosis. That is approximately 350,000 people a year. If this debate lasts for...
Siobhain McDonagh: That is my experience as well. Had Peter McCabe not called me, I might not be here, and I would know so much less about the volume of people who experience brain injury and the sort of problems they and their families and carers have. We are very grateful for Headway’s intervention. However, Headway cannot do this alone. Local charities are under incredible pressure. Funding cuts are...
Siobhain McDonagh: (Urgent Question): To ask the Minister for Asia and the Pacific what representation his Department has made to the Government of Sri Lanka regarding the safety of 1,193 UNHCR refugees in Negombo, who went to Sri Lanka fleeing religious persecution in their countries, but who now fear for their safety following the terrible Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.
Siobhain McDonagh: I thank the Minister for his response. I am sure we all send our heartfelt sympathy to the people of Sri Lanka and to all those mourning the loss of friends and family following the terrible Easter bombings. Now that the spotlight of the media has turned, another tragedy is unfolding. There are 1,193 UNHCR refugees and asylum seekers, including 174 children, who have fled to three makeshift...
Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of impunity for Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka.
Siobhain McDonagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help promote the right to freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka.
Siobhain McDonagh: What recent representations his Department has received on proposed changes to employment contract terms and conditions in the supermarket sector.
Siobhain McDonagh: I apologise for arriving late, Mr Speaker. I am delighted to have the opportunity to ask the Minister to support Mrs A, who has worked for Asda for 30 years. Her take-home pay, and that of 3,000 other members of staff, will be cut because of changes in the pay structure masquerading as an hourly increase. Paid breaks will be reduced, the night shift will be changed, and bonuses will be...