Results 1–20 of 573 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Yasmin Qureshi

Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: The report by the Commission on Human Medicines was a result of a letter I wrote to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. The report was not a study into the drug itself; the commission just looked at documents that were in existence, conducted a review on the basis of those documents and gave an opinion. It was not a study.

Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: Six years ago, I met my constituent Nichola Williams, who shared with me her struggle with her health over her lifetime. Her mother had been prescribed Primodos. From there, I carried out my research, searching for answers and going through thousands and thousands of pages of documents. One document was a 1969 study by a Dr Norman Dean, who worked with the Royal College of General...

Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: I entirely agree with the hon. Lady on this matter. The inquiry was intended to look at a possible association, not a causal link. That is very important because a different burden of proof is required for a possible association as opposed to a causal link. That was changed, and nobody can tell us who gave the authorisation to do that. The EWG was asked to look at regulatory failures. There...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Female Offender Management (5 Dec 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: Given that half of all women in prison are there just for a few weeks, does the Minister agree that we can achieve a better outcome for the women themselves, and reduce the number of victims of crime, if we invest in women’s centres, rather than sending non-violent women to prison?

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: In 2014, an inquiry was set up to look into the drug Primodos—it was given to millions of pregnant women in the ’60s and ’70s—which caused deformities. Documents show a clear cover-up. Last week, a report was published, which was condemned by MPs across the House as being a whitewash and misleading. Will the Prime Minister meet the victims and order a public inquiry,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rohingya People (21 Nov 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: There has been potent evidence of the fact that ethnic cleansing and genocide is taking place in Burma, so what actions or steps have our Government, with the United Nations, taken to bring about prosecution in the international courts of the Buddhist monks and the generals for carrying out ethnic cleansing?

Business of the House (16 Nov 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: Before the Leader of the House came into the Chamber, she will have heard the discussion about Primodos. The report published yesterday had already been published a week before, but not formally. The conclusion of that report was different from the one actually published yesterday. In light of that and of what she heard earlier, would she please consider having a debate on this matter in...

Hormone Pregnancy Tests (16 Nov 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health to make a statement on the recently published “Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests”.

Hormone Pregnancy Tests (16 Nov 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: I am so disappointed with the Minister’s response. Clearly he is just reading what his staff and the Department have been telling him. I wish the Minister would actually go through the documents submitted to the inquiry and those that documents we had, because if he had read them, he would never have to come the Dispatch Box and said what he has said. You will be aware, Mr Speaker, that...

Family Justice Reform — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (15 Nov 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Ryan. I congratulate the hon. Member for Fareham (Suella Fernandes) on securing the debate. Before I became a Member of Parliament I was a practising barrister and dealt with cases in the family courts. Because family court proceedings are held in private, not much is known about their operation and decision making. Yet those courts make...

Family Justice Reform — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (15 Nov 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: That is absolutely right. The judge’s job is to adjudicate, but now legal advisers and judges have to take a proactive role in the legal processes. That causes a lot of difficulties for them, and it is clogging up a lot of court time. Cases are taking much longer to progress through the court than they would if we had a system in which people are represented, so many of the issues could...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (31 Oct 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: The family courts are full of people representing themselves. The new President of the Supreme Court, Lady Justice Hale, has described the Government’s legal aid reforms as a “false economy”. Does not the Minister agree that restoring early legal aid would not only reduce the number of cases coming to court, but save court time? Will he guarantee that the legal aid review...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: I have been a constituency MP for the last seven years, and since the roll-out of universal credit, I have seen more people come to my advice surgeries with problems about getting their universal credit, and that includes people who are working.

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...

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.

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