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Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: London Underground (19 Oct 2017)

Theresa Villiers: What discussions he has had with the Mayor of London on upgrading the London Underground.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: London Underground (19 Oct 2017)

Theresa Villiers: The London underground upgrade was stalled for years under Labour but has made big progress under the Conservatives. So does the Minister share my regret that under the new Labour Mayor at city hall we are seeing vital upgrades shelved indefinitely?

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [Lords] (17 Oct 2017)

Theresa Villiers: With the leave of the House, Mr Deputy Speaker, I would like to say a very few words. As others have done, I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Christchurch for his always-assiduous scrutiny of private Members’ business. I express my gratitude to the Minister for the work that he has done to agree the undertakings, and for his promises about the work that the Ministry of Justice will...

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [Lords] (17 Oct 2017)

Theresa Villiers: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. This private Bill was introduced in the other place in January 2016. It is being promoted by New Southgate Cemetery and Crematorium Ltd to enable it to use the burial space in the New Southgate cemetery more effectively and to provide greater capacity for new interment and burial in future years. The cemetery lies in my constituency,...

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

Theresa Villiers: The UK Government have made it clear that they are not pressing to retain their status as a guarantor power in Cyprus. Will they advise the other guarantor powers that they should take the same approach?

Iran: Human Rights — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Theresa Villiers: I thank the Minister for his speech today. I very much take on board the complexity of the process, which he has described as not only holding the Iranian Government to account on their human rights record, but trying to guide them towards a better future on these matters. The one point I would leave with him is that I hope he will look again at the issue of the 1988 mass killings. They...

Iran: Human Rights — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Does my hon. Friend agree that the publication of the report by the UN special rapporteur, which clearly acknowledges that these events did happen, should be a reason for the Government to take this more seriously, and to begin to raise it more vigorously in international forums such as the UN?

Iran: Human Rights — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Theresa Villiers: I beg to move, That this House has considered human rights in Iran. It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Buck. Many observers hoped that the election of President Rouhani in Iran would lead to an improvement in the subject matter of our debate: respect for human rights in Iran. Unfortunately, there is no convincing evidence for that; in a number of respects, the situation...

Iran: Human Rights — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Theresa Villiers: I am happy to do that; I was planning to raise that worrying case slightly later in my remarks. I hope that the Minister and Foreign Secretary will do everything they can to try to secure the release of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe. In terms of the court system, the concern is that people are often executed for offences that are vague or overly broad—or, in some cases, really not justified as...

Iran: Human Rights — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Theresa Villiers: The hon. Gentleman makes a fair point. After all, many said that securing the Iran deal would lead to change and open up relationships. The international community now needs to ensure that those opportunities are used to drive forward the urgently needed change and end the kind of terrible cruelty I have been outlining. There is increasing concern about the plight of minority groups in Iran....

Race Disparity Audit: Bombardier (10 Oct 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Does the Secretary of State agree that successive UK Governments have always been rigorous in compliance with their international legal obligations on state aid, and that, therefore, these punitive tariffs that are proposed are both irrational and unjustified and should be removed?

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime (9 Oct 2017)

Theresa Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has (a) received and (b) complied with any requests under mutual legal assistance treaties requesting the seizure of domain names and IP addresses which are being used to facilitate cyber crime.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime (9 Oct 2017)

Theresa Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has any plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enable law enforcement bodies such as the National Crime Agency (NCA) to seize domain names and IP addresses where they are being used to facilitate cyber crime; and whether she has received any representations from the NCA on that matter.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling: Safety (19 Sep 2017)

Theresa Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will include, as part of the Think public information campaign on road safety, messages which highlights the risks of harm to cyclists and motorbike riders when people open car doors without looking to see who is coming up behind them.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving Tests (14 Sep 2017)

Theresa Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to reform the driving test to highlight the risks of harm to cyclists and motorbike riders of people opening car doors without looking to see who is approaching from behind.

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Is it not deeply regrettable that clauses in the previous Finance Bill that would have cracked down on billions of pounds worth of aggressive and abusive avoidance had to be dropped from the Bill because the Labour party would not support them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education and Training: Access (11 Sep 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Will the Minister ensure that the Government’s apprenticeships programme has a very strong emphasis on supporting older people from lower-income backgrounds, particularly older women?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Closures (8 Sep 2017)

Theresa Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to reduce the length of closures which occur on major roads and motorways after a collision; and if he will make a statement.

Exiting the European Union: Citizens’ Rights (7 Sep 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Will my hon. Friend reiterate and emphasise the Government’s commitment to settling the question of EU nationals, giving them the stability they need through securing their rights, including keeping families together?


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