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Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: I am not going to take any more silly interventions from Conservative Members. They must realise what this means to my communities. This is about protecting those communities and building on the unity and bonds that have been formed. Conservative Members do not understand that, and neither does the Boundary Commission. I am passionate about keeping this unity, because of the work we have done...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: The hon. Gentleman cannot have been listening to me: my point is about the connection between the communities that we have, and we want to keep them together. [Interruption.] They will not be together under the boundary changes, because they will be divided between two different local authorities.

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: No, I am sorry, but I must conclude. What I am asking for is an understanding of what my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Gorton has sought to do. It is important to keep such communities together. The Boundary Commission had a duty to do that—to look after communities and people. We are here discussing this matter because the Government have not provided proper registrations for...

Online Hate Speech (30 Nov 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: How would the Home Secretary respond if similar tweets to those made by President Trump were made by a Muslim leader promoting hatred? Would they be allowed into the UK?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights (21 Nov 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: In August, the American Government withheld $290 million of military and economic aid from Egypt because of its recent track record on human rights. I thought I would never say this, but will the Minister ask the Secretary of State to learn some lessons from Donald Trump and to force President Sisi to clean up his act?

Ukrainian Holodomor — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (7 Nov 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: It is a pleasure and a privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Walker. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham) for securing this important debate, in which, as has already been expressed, a huge amount of concern has been raised. She has helped to raise awareness of an issue that is generally under-discussed in this country, including in Parliament. I...

Grenfell Tower: Business of the House (19 Oct 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: I thank you, Mr Speaker, for your wise words last night about the huge number of points of order that were made. Unfortunately they have fallen on deaf ears. The Government showed disrespect not only to Parliament but to my constituents, who continue to suffer day in, day out, under the ill-thought-out universal credit scheme. Instead of trying to answer the questions herself, will the Leader...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Somalia (17 Oct 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: On behalf of the Labour party, I associate myself with the comments about the despicable act by al-Shabaab in Mogadishu. Together with our European partners, we must step up our efforts to destroy that organisation and to help Somalia to achieve lasting peace and stability. To that end, will the Minister assure the House that, whatever the terms of our exit from the European Union, our joint...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Trust (14 Sep 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: Alongside the National Trust, the Minister will be aware of the press coverage over the weekend about a number of high-profile charities that own seats in the Albert Hall. Trustees of those charities have been selling those seats at a very high price. That is a despicable practice; it is no way for such charities to act in a modern society. Will the Minister support the Charity Commission in...

Anglo-Polish Relations — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (18 Jul 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: I thank the hon. Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) for securing this debate. Before I go any further, I pay my condolences to the parents of Dagmara Przybysz, who was bullied and suffered a racist attack. She is not the only person who has been treated in that way. A significant number of cases of racist treatment of Poles have led to injuries and deaths. I wholly condemn...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Climate Change (11 Jul 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: Following Donald Trump’s isolation on the issue of the Paris agreement at last week’s G20 summit, and his further postponement of his visit to the UK, I ask the Secretary of State a simple question: do the Government still regard President Trump as the leader of the free world? If so, how do they rate the job he is doing, as a mark out of 10?

Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Jul 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for advising me about my blood pressure. When I go to the hospital to see my consultant on Monday, I am sure that he will give me the same advice. My blood pressure rises when I go into hospitals and see all those nurses who are overstretched, overworked and underpaid, and having to use food banks. The Prime Minister pays lip service to them and will not look at ending...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bilateral Relations: Poland (28 Mar 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: Has the Minister received the same representation as we have from the Polish and other European embassies on the difficulties that many EU nationals are having with the 85-page form that they have to complete in order to apply for permanent residency in the UK? Has he relayed those concerns to the Home Office? [Interruption.] The Secretary of State does not even know about it. In that case,...

London Attacks (23 Mar 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: My prayers are with all those who were injured, with all those who lost their lives and their families, and particularly with PC Keith Palmer, who made the ultimate sacrifice. This attacker and people like him are not of my religion, nor are they of our community. We should condemn all who pretend to be of a religion when they are not, because if they were of a religion, they would not be...

Jamal Al-Harith (23 Feb 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: I thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper) for dragging the Home Office to the House, although it is obviously totally unprepared and has no understanding of the issue or concern about what has happened. The former Home Secretary, now the Prime Minister, cut our border staff by 15% and allowed this individual to go through the gates...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Cyprus (21 Feb 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: The last time negotiations in Cyprus seemed close to a deal, the effort collapsed when hackers broke into the UN’s computer systems and the documents were leaked to a pro-Russian Cypriot newspaper. The inflamed communal tensions that followed had a major role in scuppering the chance of a deal. What assurance can the Minister give that lessons have been learned from that experience and...

Civil Society Space — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (26 Jan 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: It is always a pleasure to serve under your stewardship, Mr Rosindell. I thank the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) for securing this important debate. A well-placed civil society has always been a hallmark of a successful, stable democracy. A Government alone, no matter how efficient, cannot run a country effectively and harness all its potential unless they use the will and...

Civil Society Space — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (26 Jan 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: I concur with the hon. Lady. There is a real problem that, when some people get into elected office, they assume it is their right to continue to rule. That is a real problem for us to address. It becomes not only a position for life for themselves, but a hereditary position for their kin. That is a real problem we have to look at when we talk about democracy. Those three things I spoke...

Kashmir (19 Jan 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: I declare that I am privileged to be the first Member of Parliament of Kashmiri heritage. I also have a significant number of Kashmiri constituents, who have a significant interest in this issue. I am sure that many other Members have been contacted by constituents with such an interest. The key issues when discussing Kashmir are Kashmiri geography and Kashmiri self-determination, and many...

Kashmir (19 Jan 2017)

Khalid Mahmood: I thank my hon. Friend for that. I will deal with that issue later in my speech, but I wholly agree with what she is saying. I was talking about half a million soldiers in Kashmir who have no control over how they behave and how they abuse the people. There are serious concerns in Kashmir, particularly about the situation of the civilian population. We are very concerned that when a woman...

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