Results 1–20 of 200 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Mohammad Sarwar

International Women's Day (11 Mar 2010)

Mohammad Sarwar: I wholeheartedly welcome this debate taking place in the House. It is a sign of the progress that we as a nation have made and a testament to the unwavering commitment of my right hon. and learned Friend the Leader of the House to achieving equality, particularly for women. I am sure the whole House will agree that women have made, and are making, tremendous contributions in all fields, both...

Opposition Day — [14th allotted day]: Iraq Inquiry (24 Jun 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in this important debate, which is of great interest to my Glasgow constituents, the British public and the wider world. I remember that the House was told that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and that he could launch nuclear missiles at 45 minutes' notice. We were also told that he had links with al-Qaeda, but we now know that the...

Opposition Day — [14th allotted day]: Iraq Inquiry (24 Jun 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: Is my hon. Friend willing to concede that there are Members in the House who would accept that if the information available to them now had been available to them at that time, they would not have voted for the war?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Tribute to Mr. Speaker (17 Jun 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: Mr. Speaker, it is a great pleasure and a privilege to address my remarks to you in paying the warmest tribute for the service that you have provided to this House, for which we are indebted to you. I would like to thank you personally for the kindness and support that you offered me when I was elected. I believe that throughout your term as Speaker you have always had the best interests of...

Members' Allowances (30 Apr 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: Does my hon. Friend accept that hon. Members' staff do a fantastic job on a day-to-day basis, sometimes in difficult circumstances? Does he think it fair that we should be transferring staff to the House without any consultation with them? What assurances and guarantees can he give that their salaries, bonuses and redundancy payments will not suffer?

Prevention of Excessive Charges (29 Apr 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent excessive charges or fees from being levied on consumers; and for connected purposes. Over the last year, we have seen the effects that the irresponsibility and the excesses of the banking sector have had on families and business both here in the United Kingdom and around the world. Tens of billions of pounds of taxpayers' money...

Sri Lanka: Afghanistan and Pakistan (5 Feb 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: indicated assent.

Sri Lanka: Afghanistan and Pakistan (5 Feb 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: There is an unfortunate perception among the people of Pakistan about the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaeda. It is important that the leadership of Pakistan tells the people of Pakistan that the Taliban are killing Muslims and non-Muslims and bombing girls' schools in Pakistan. This is a war that it is essential to win for the sake of the integrity and prosperity of the people of Pakistan.

Sri Lanka: Afghanistan and Pakistan (5 Feb 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman give way?

Sri Lanka: Afghanistan and Pakistan (5 Feb 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: Since the time when the right hon. and learned Gentleman was in power and the mujaheddin were fighting against the Russians, who was it who found, funded and armed Osama bin Laden?

Sri Lanka: Afghanistan and Pakistan (5 Feb 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in a debate on a matter that is so close to my heart and to which, owing to my origins, I am so deeply connected. I should like to begin by highlighting the strong mutual relations that exist between the United Kingdom and Pakistan arising from their long-standing historical association with one another. I was fortunate that in my youth, when I was...

Sri Lanka: Afghanistan and Pakistan (5 Feb 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: My hon. Friend makes an important point. When tensions were high between India and Pakistan in 2002, I remember the British Government and the international community played a major role in easing those tensions and, indeed, brought those countries to the negotiating table to discuss the issues between them. A political settlement on Kashmir is vital to the future peace and security of the...

Sri Lanka: Afghanistan and Pakistan (5 Feb 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: Does the hon. Lady accept that the Mumbai attacks against innocent people have damaged the relationship between India and Pakistan? Both countries are victims of terrorism and we must urge them to work together with the international community to defeat terrorism. Pakistan must do its best, using evidence, to bring to justice the perpetrators who are taking refuge in the country. On the other...

Sri Lanka: Afghanistan and Pakistan (5 Feb 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Home Repossessions (4 Feb 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: What steps to minimise home repossession he discussed with Scottish representatives of the Council of Mortgage Lenders at their meeting on 30 October 2008.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Home Repossessions (4 Feb 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: I thank the Minister for her reply. The credit crunch continues to affect the lives of many people, in Scotland and all over the world. My constituents welcome the decisions that the British Government have taken to help home owners in Scotland, but unfortunately the Scottish Administration have not given the same guarantees— [ Interruption. ] I understand, but the problem affects thousands...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Jan 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is aware of the tragic humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Does he share the anger of thousands of my constituents and millions of people across Britain at the BBC decision to refuse to air the Disasters Emergency Committee Gaza appeal? Does he agree with me that the corporation's decision has damaged the reputation of the BBC both at home and abroad?

Gaza (15 Jan 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: The sustained acts of brutal aggression to which the inhabitants of Gaza are being subjected at the hands of the Israeli Government are simply unacceptable and must be condemned. Such acts of aggression are not just disproportionate; they are outrageously disproportionate. In its heavy-handed approach, the Israeli military has given a terrifying display of its military might, killing more...

Gaza (15 Jan 2009)

Mohammad Sarwar: Does the hon. Gentleman accept that the crisis in Gaza and the middle east is due to the illegal occupation of Palestinian territories and the refusal of the Israeli Government to accept United Nations resolutions and withdraw to pre-1967 borders?

Debate on the Address: Economy, Pensions and Welfare (15 Dec 2008)

Mohammad Sarwar: The UK and, indeed, the wider global economy are entering an exceptionally difficult and uncertain time. This global economic downturn has, in one way or another, affected the lives of many businesses and families throughout the world, including those residing in the United Kingdom. Although the problem started with the sub-prime housing market in the United States, globalisation caused the...

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