Results 4061–4080 of 4104 for speaker:Shailesh Vara

Loan Charge (11 Apr 2019)

Shailesh Vara: Will the Minister give way?

Loan Charge (11 Apr 2019)

Shailesh Vara: Will the Minister give way?

Environment and Climate Change (1 May 2019)

Shailesh Vara: Earlier, my right hon. Friend referred to the wonderful work that the UK is doing on the environment, and he has just mentioned other countries. Will he tell the House a bit about what pressure we are putting on other countries to play their part, because this really has to be a global effort?

Persecution of Christians Overseas (18 Jul 2019)

Shailesh Vara: At the outset, my hon. Friend mentioned that we had cross-party support for this motion. May I gently add that that support is not only cross party but multi-faith among the Members of Parliament here? Does my hon. Friend agree that Britain has a significant role on the global stage—we are a permanent member of the UN Security Council, head of the Commonwealth and a major economic...

Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

Shailesh Vara: For decades, Members in this House across the political divide have been critical of other countries’ democratic processes. Does my right hon. Friend agree that failure to deliver on the public mandate to leave the EU would ensure that our credibility on the international stage was irreparably damaged?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Feb 2019)

Shailesh Vara: The Prime Minister will be aware that the British Army has engaged in a recruitment campaign in Commonwealth countries. However, only after soldiers have signed up for minimum four-year contracts do they find out that they are not allowed to bring their children to this country. Given that these brave women and men are prepared to put their lives on the line for us and our country, I hope...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir (3 Sep 2019)

Shailesh Vara: Following the action by the Indian Government in Kashmir, on 15 August, Indian independence day, a group of British Indians gathered outside the Indian high commission in London, but they were attacked by members of another community. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that the violence and abuse targeted towards the British Indian community on that occasion are completely unacceptable, as...

G7 Summit (3 Sep 2019)

Shailesh Vara: The United Kingdom already has close links with India, not least because of the valuable contribution made by the 1.6 million who make up the British-Indian diaspora. What discussions did my right hon. Friend have at the G7 with Prime Minister Modi of India about strengthening those ties post-Brexit?

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

Shailesh Vara: rose—

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

Shailesh Vara: Were we to leave the EU on a no-deal basis, in effect that would mean that we would operate on World Trade Organisation rules. Given that the EU currently operates on WTO rules with a number of countries—including the US, China, Russia, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and many others—does my right hon. Friend agree that we should not be fearful of trading on WTO rules outside the EU? We...

Thomas Cook (25 Sep 2019)

Shailesh Vara: The UK headquarters of Thomas Cook are based in my constituency. The collapse of the company has meant the loss of 1,200 local jobs. Our thoughts go out to all those people and to the thousands more across the UK who have been affected. Will my right hon. Friend join me in paying tribute to the many local organisations and companies that have come forward offering jobs to those who have been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Oct 2019)

Shailesh Vara: May I join in the tributes paid earlier to the right hon. Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington (Ms Abbott) for her historic achievement today? Today marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Does my right hon. Friend agree with me that Gandhi’s message of non-violence, religious tolerance and greater rights for women is as applicable today as it was in his lifetime?

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (20 Dec 2019)

Shailesh Vara: The right hon Gentleman will be aware that we were told before the referendum that if the country voted to leave, there would be economic Armageddon—rising unemployment, rising interest rates and so on. None of that actually materialised. Why does he persist in scare- mongering when those things did not materialise? It is about time he had confidence in the United Kingdom and saw that the...

The Secretary of State was asked: Topical Questions (14 Jan 2020)

Shailesh Vara: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

The Secretary of State was asked: Topical Questions (14 Jan 2020)

Shailesh Vara: Would my right hon. and learned Friend kindly update the House on the ambitious reform programme by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service?

Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Jan 2020)

Shailesh Vara: In the period 2018 to 2019, overseas companies investing in Northern Ireland created nearly 1,500 new jobs. Does my right hon. Friend agree that if Stormont were to be up and running again, then this year that number would be considerably higher, and that it is important that no stone is left unturned in efforts by the Northern Ireland parties to seek agreement so that the Northern Ireland...

Business of the House (30 Jan 2020)

Shailesh Vara: As we leave the EU, may we have a debate on products made in the UK that up to now have had restrictions on them? I am proud that the village of Stilton is in my constituency, but despite a local historian finding evidence that Stilton cheese was originally made in the village, EU rules and bureaucracy have prevented the cheese from being made locally.

Iran (13 Jan 2020)

Shailesh Vara: Will my right hon. Friend assure the House as to the assistance that is being given to the families of the victims of the Ukrainian International Airlines flight and give an assurance that the Government are doing all they possibly can to help and assist them?

Britain in the World (13 Jan 2020)

Shailesh Vara: Will my right hon. Friend give way one more time?

Britain in the World (13 Jan 2020)

Shailesh Vara: I am most grateful. Does the Foreign Secretary agree that one of the United Kingdom’s assets is the diversity of its population? For example, within the UK, we have some 1.5 million people of Indian origin, who provide a living bridge in terms of our contact and help to strengthen our relationship with India. Likewise, there are other communities here who provide a strong link with other...

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