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The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government: Sale of Puppies (17 Oct 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: It is great that my hon. Friend has secured this Adjournment debate. I have received many letters on this issue, and I want to let the Minister know that it is a real matter of concern for many of our constituents. I thank my hon. Friend for raising it.

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: Some years ago, I secured a Westminster Hall debate in which I said to the Government that although we had been told that there had been a transition to democracy in Burma, its military and junta were still carrying out rapes, murders, systematic discrimination and persecution against the Rohingya people. I said then that we should not have lifted sanctions and been supplying arms to Burma;...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: But there has been systematic abuse of the Rohingya people for years. The fact is that Governments around the world—not just ours—and also the UN have been approached about this issue, but nobody has taken any notice. More recently, things have gone to the extreme. More than half a million people are now in Bangladesh. The situation in Myanmar is such that those people will not be...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: I agree entirely, which was why I said at the start of my speech something that I think no one else has said today. I said, with respect, that our Government have not done enough. We saw what we could achieve when we invaded Iraq and when we intervened in Libya, and I am not even asking for military intervention. We could do more to stop the situation in Burma. Myanmar is not a rich country....

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: Years ago, when I raised this matter in Westminster Hall, I said that the sanctions should be maintained, that military assistance should be stopped, and that the sale of weapons from across the world to Burma should be stopped. People need to get together and talk. I do not believe for one minute that if the richest countries in the world said to the Burmese generals, “Stop doing...

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: Bolton at Home supports 600 households, as well as providing 2,500 sheltered places. It says that the extra money it receives is used to provide support, assistance and advice to many elderly people who have a lot to deal with, such as mental health issues. In the long term, providing such housing saves loads of money as well. So, when money is being considered, Bolton at Home would like...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Debt Collection: Arrest Warrants (9 Oct 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether more than one debt enforcement company can provide the warrants of arrest function in an individual case.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Debt Collection: Arrest Warrants (9 Oct 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment the Government has made of the ability of debt enforcement companies to fulfil the new warrants of arrest function that is being outsourced.

Violence in Rakhine State (5 Sep 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the recent violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.

Violence in Rakhine State (5 Sep 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: Thank you for granting this urgent question, Mr Speaker. I am a little disappointed by the Minister’s response, as he started by suggesting that somehow the Rohingya Muslims and these people had caused this to occur. He must be aware that for a number of years there has been the systematic rape, murder, burning and beheading of people from the Rohingya community. If it is suggested that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Courts: Victims and Witnesses (5 Sep 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: Prior to the introduction of the Prisons and Courts Bill in the previous Parliament, no research had been carried out into the effects of virtual justice reforms on witnesses—victims or defendants—or the extent of expected savings. Will the Minister guarantee that research into these key areas will be done and published in advance of the Bill being brought back to the House?

Grandparents' Rights: Access to Grandchildren (25 Apr 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Streeter. I thank the hon. Member for Northampton South (David Mackintosh) for bringing such an important issue before Parliament. His speech set out the various considerations associated with this sensitive issue. Grandparents can enrich the lives of children and provide support to parents trying to balance work and home life. They can...

Grandparents' Rights: Access to Grandchildren (25 Apr 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: That is a helpful way to deal with these things. Arbitration or mediation has been found to work in many scenarios—whether for the divorce settlements of couples who are separating or for access to children, even if the person is in employment. We could explore that option, which is not expensive and is much more straightforward. As I said, I am sure that if legal professionals and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Domestic Violence: Legal Aid (25 Apr 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: The Ministry of Justice committed to reviewing the domestic violence evidence requirements for legal aid. That was a clear admission that the scheme was not working and was not fair. Since the passing of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, the family courts have become more adversarial. Should the Minister not admit that the withdrawal of legal aid for so many...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Extremism in Prisons (25 Apr 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: These units will affect only a small section of the prison population, but the rising lack of safety in our prisons is itself a potential breeding ground for extremism. Has the Secretary of State considered the extent to which that environment of violence has contributed to extremism?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Extremism in Prisons (25 Apr 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: It is understood that the prisoners designated for these separation units will be able to appeal against that decision, and their places in the units will be reviewed every three months. Given the Court of Appeal’s recent decision that denying legal aid to many prisoners is unlawful, will these individuals have access to publicly funded legal advice?

Written Answers — Home Office: Police Custody: Closures (24 Apr 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many custody suites in police stations were closed in 2015-16.

Public Bill Committee: Prisons and Courts Bill: Testing prisoners for psychoactive substances (29 Mar 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: The Opposition support my hon. Friend’s new clause. It is important that prison officers should be able to work in a safe environment and have the right to know if they are being exposed to any infectious diseases. Before I sit down for the last time today, I want to make a brief observation about clause 22 and the proposal to simplify the legislation so that testing can be done for all...

Public Bill Committee: Prisons and Courts Bill: Investigation of complaints by the Ombudsman (29 Mar 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: I want to make a couple of observations. We welcome the provisions, which are absolutely right and needed in the 21st century. I specifically want to thank the Government for putting the ombudsman on a statutory basis and giving him to the power to investigate deaths in immigrations centres, as well as those agencies that escort prisoners from immigration centres to other places, so that they...


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