Results 121–140 of 1900 for speaker:Heather Wheeler

UK-EU Negotiations (16 Jun 2020)

Heather Wheeler: I thank my right hon. Friend for his statement. As negotiations continue, to put minds at rest in the aviation sector and especially among my South Derbyshire constituents who work at Rolls-Royce in Derby, will he confirm that after 31 December the skies will still be open, our planes will still be flying and our world-class aviation companies will not be excluded from international work in...

Social Distancing: 2 Metre Rule (15 Jun 2020)

Heather Wheeler: Can my hon. Friend confirm that the comprehensive review launched by the Prime Minister on the 2 metre rule will report back to Government as swiftly as possible? That will be very important to pubs and restaurants in South Derbyshire, which are chomping at the bit to reopen and welcome customers back.

Covid-19 (11 May 2020)

Heather Wheeler: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for calling me in this important debate. I also thank my right hon. Friend the Paymaster General for her tireless work in pulling together so many different strands of Government activity during the covid-19 crisis. We are very grateful. I want to talk about the amazing community activity happening in South Derbyshire, as part of the local response to covid-19:...

Covid-19 (11 May 2020)

Heather Wheeler: But against the good news of that great community spirit, we have had the tragic news of over 19 people dying locally from covid-19. That number includes Eileen Landers of Swadlincote, a lady who worked tirelessly for decades at Burton Hospital on the housekeeping staff. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the South Derbyshire families who have lost loved ones to this dreadful virus. That...

Covid-19 Update (5 May 2020)

Heather Wheeler: I thank my right hon. Friend for his answers and congratulate him and all the hardworking staff in the NHS and carers on looking after us. Will he support my campaign to have a memorial placed at the National Arboretum at the heart of the country as a fitting way to commemorate the sad loss of essential workers to covid-19?

Covid-19 (17 Mar 2020)

Heather Wheeler: My right hon. Friend and all the team are working so hard, as are our consular services, but unfortunately we are hearing about certain embassies being shut. The embassy in Kiev is shut and it is £1.80 a minute to phone the FCO hotline and there is a 58-minute delay. Is there anything else that my hon. Friends can do to help my constituent who is stuck in Kiev?

Income Tax (Charge) (11 Mar 2020)

Heather Wheeler: I wonder whether, like me, my right hon. Friend would like to congratulate the Chancellor, particularly on highlighting the hospitality sector—our fantastic pubs, B&Bs and leisure areas—where all this money will help the continuity of business, particularly in our semi-rural areas. South Derbyshire will benefit enormously from that.

Ministerial Code (2 Mar 2020)

Heather Wheeler: Will my right hon. Friend take a small piece of advice from me and my family, who have given over 150 years’ work to the civil service of our great country? Civil servants give advice, and Ministers and Secretaries of State enact Government policy. The two should not get mixed up, so will he please give our support to our present Home Secretary?

Local Government Finance (England) (24 Feb 2020)

Heather Wheeler: Will my right hon. Friend congratulate the parish councils for the really important work that they do to look after flood victims? In Coton in the Elms, Willington, Egginton —goodness me, I need to say so many more—Repton and Barrow upon Trent they worked so hard to help their neighbours in the very difficult times during the recent floods.

Policing (England and Wales) (24 Feb 2020)

Heather Wheeler: Will my hon. Friend come to visit Derbyshire and meet Angelique Foster, our PCC candidate, who is putting together a superb plan for what Derbyshire policing ought to look like with this extra new money?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commonwealth: LGBT People (12 Feb 2020)

Heather Wheeler: We continue to raise the importance of countering discrimination within the Commonwealth, including on grounds of gender identity or sexual orientation. Working through the UN Human Rights Council, the Council of Europe, the Commonwealth and other multilateral fora, we regularly raise concerns about countries that do not comply with their human rights obligations and promote nondiscrimination...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Jiang Rong and Wang Yi (12 Feb 2020)

Heather Wheeler: British diplomats met with Chinese officials in January 2019, to express concern about the pressures facing Christians in China, and directly raised Pastor Wang's case. Reports suggest Jiang Rong was released in June 2019, after six months imprisonment. We have not raised her case directly with the Chinese authorities. On 2 January, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad issued a statement expressing serious...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Religious Freedom (12 Feb 2020)

Heather Wheeler: The UK continues to make representations to the Government of Myanmar about the need to protect the Kachin, Rohingya and other minority groups in Myanmar. We agree with the UN Fact Finding Mission's report that the Myanmar Military is responsible for serious human rights violations in Rakhine and Kachin State. In September 2019, Baroness Sugg raised the Rakhine Advisory Commission (RAC)...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Tourists (11 Feb 2020)

Heather Wheeler: We do not hold this information.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Embassies (11 Feb 2020)

Heather Wheeler: We encourage maximum use of our office space overseas to ensure value for money and encourage co-location with friendly countries including Commonwealth countries. For example, Australia, Canada and New Zealand are currently located in some locations on our overseas platform and we are similarly on some of their platforms. Other co-locations are under discussion.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: India: Nationality (11 Feb 2020)

Heather Wheeler: The British High Commission in New Delhi and our network of Deputy High Commissions across India are following reports on the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens, as well as the Government of India's response. We raise our concerns with the Government of India. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon discussed the CAA, and public response to the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: India: Nationality (11 Feb 2020)

Heather Wheeler: The British High Commission in New Delhi and our network of Deputy High Commissions across India are following reports on the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens, as well as the Government of India's response. We raise our concerns with the Government of India. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon discussed the CAA, and public response to the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Tourism (10 Feb 2020)

Heather Wheeler: The UK-Bangladesh relationship is growing and delivering benefits for both countries, with strong people to people links in areas such as tourism and culture. Officials have discussed increasing tourism between the UK and Bangladesh and we continue to work in partnership with the Bangladeshi authorities to mitigate risks to travellers' safety and security.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir: Politics and Government (10 Feb 2020)

Heather Wheeler: Kashmir was discussed in closed sessions of the UN Security Council in August 2019 and January 2020. We are monitoring the situation in Kashmir closely and the Foreign Secretary has discussed the situation there with his Indian and Pakistani counterparts. British High Commission officials visit the region periodically and meet with local authorities and others to discuss a range of issues.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir: Peace Negotiations (10 Feb 2020)

Heather Wheeler: HMG's longstanding position is that it is for India and Pakistan to find a lasting political resolution on Kashmir, taking into account the wishes of the Kashmiri people. Our emphasis is on encouraging the Governments of India and Pakistan to open channels of communication and engage in dialogue as a means to resolving differences. The pace and scope of any dialogue is for India and Pakistan...


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