Results 1–20 of 621 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Virendra Sharma

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Overseas Students (11 Sep 2017)

Virendra Sharma: What discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the financial contribution of overseas students to English universities and the classification of such students in Government immigration statistics.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Overseas Students (11 Sep 2017)

Virendra Sharma: In light of recent exit check data, which show that the number of students who have overstayed is very low, will the Government introduce measures to grow the number of international students coming to UK universities?

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

Virendra Sharma: What assessment he has made of the progress during negotiations on reaching agreement on the future status of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU27 after the UK has left the EU.

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

Virendra Sharma: Businesses across my constituency and throughout the country are worried, not just about retaining staff but about attracting the brightest and the best. Heathrow, which is just outside my constituency, employs thousands locally, and medical research firms contribute massively across the country. What can the Minister say to assure them that Brexit will not destroy their competitiveness?

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Virendra Sharma: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to speak in this debate, and I congratulate you on being returned to your position. I thank the people of my constituency of Ealing, Southall for returning me to the House of Commons with an increased majority. It is a pleasure to follow so many illustrious Members. I have enjoyed listening to their speeches and contributions. I want to remind...

State Pensions: Uk Expatriates: Tackling Infectious Diseases (20 Apr 2017)

Virendra Sharma: First, I thank colleagues on both sides of the House for their contributions, not only this afternoon but to the International Development Committee and other platforms whenever we have touched on these issues, which affect a large number of disadvantaged groups in poverty. I also thank the Minister for his detailed response. I am sure that there is more to come—we have missed some...

State Pensions: Uk Expatriates: Tackling Infectious Diseases (20 Apr 2017)

Virendra Sharma: I beg to move, That this House has considered research and development on tackling infectious diseases. I am grateful for this comprehensive debate on an issue that is important for many people across the world. As the sponsor of the debate, I want to set out the issues that need to be raised, say a little about my area of greatest knowledge and allow as many Members as possible, on both...

State Pensions: Uk Expatriates (20 Apr 2017)

Virendra Sharma: This is an opportunity for the Minister to say today that Britain is still a fair country, so that the people can get social justice in other countries.

State Pensions: Uk Expatriates (20 Apr 2017)

Virendra Sharma: This topic is important to many people, and not only those living abroad who left the UK for very good reasons, including people who migrated here in the 1950s and have since gone back to live in India, Pakistan, Australia and other places. Those people have contributed to this country’s economic and social life. I congratulate the APPG and its chair on raising these issues and on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Money Laundering (18 Apr 2017)

Virendra Sharma: If he will support public registers of beneficial owners for all legal entities, including trusts, during negotiations on the EU anti-money laundering directive.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Money Laundering (18 Apr 2017)

Virendra Sharma: We are now a year on from the anti-corruption summit. Will the UK now ensure that the overseas territories and Crown dependencies also have public registers of beneficial ownership?

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (13 Mar 2017)

Virendra Sharma: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy). We have heard many Members speak of the positives and negatives of our imminent departure from the European Union. I voted both in my constituency and in this place to remain. However, I wish to draw our attention to matters a little further afield—first, to the USA. It does our place in the world no good to be...

O’Neill Review — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (7 Mar 2017)

Virendra Sharma: It is a great pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Streeter, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) on securing this important debate. The O’Neill review is a fundamentally important look at the future of medical treatment not just in this country, but globally. TB is one of the most dangerous diseases worldwide and the most lethal infectious...

Unaccompanied Children (Greece and Italy) (23 Feb 2017)

Virendra Sharma: I congratulate those hon. Members who have managed to secure this most appropriate debate. It is a pleasure to follow such passionate speeches, including that made by the hon. and learned Member for Torridge and West Devon (Mr Cox). We reveal who we truly are in the face of adversity. As we are now facing the worst refugee crisis since world war two, it is time to show to ourselves and to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (20 Feb 2017)

Virendra Sharma: What estimate his Department has made of the number of households in which a person in work will receive less income in universal credit than they would have received in tax credits.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (20 Feb 2017)

Virendra Sharma: A single parent working full time on universal credit will be up to £3,000 worse off than someone in the same situation on tax credits, as a result of this Government’s cuts. Does the Minister accept that those cuts are creating an unjustified disparity in the in-work support received by people in similar circumstances?

Duodopa — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (31 Jan 2017)

Virendra Sharma: I beg to move, That this House has considered access to Duodopa. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. I thank the Minister for sparing the time to respond to this limited debate this afternoon. The subject is a serious one, especially for those people who contend with advanced Parkinson’s disease and have so few effective medications on which they can rely to...

Duodopa — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (31 Jan 2017)

Virendra Sharma: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention. I will come to that point later and respond to it. That incorrectly assumes that the populations given the treatments are the same, which is not the case, as UK clinicians recommend Duodopa only if their patient cannot have deep brain stimulation or apomorphine. It is therefore illogical to say that deep brain stimulation or apomorphine is...

Duodopa — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (31 Jan 2017)

Virendra Sharma: I thank the hon. Gentleman very much for his kind words and support. This issue is of great importance to a relatively small number of people, but given that the treatment is currently available through NHS England, to withdraw it on the basis of an apparently flawed assessment would cause concern among a much wider community, as it might be seen as setting a precedent for decisions on other...

Kashmir (19 Jan 2017)

Virendra Sharma: First, Mr Deputy Speaker, may I send through you my good wishes to Mr Speaker on his birthday? There is a long queue of people wanting to wish him a happy birthday, and it is important to do so. Two and a half years ago this House last debated Kashmir, and this is only the second debate in nearly 20 years. I declare that I am the chair of the Indo-British all-party group, and a person of...


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