Results 1–20 of 582 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

Hate Crime: Treatment of House of Commons Staff (12 Mar 2018)

Yasmin Qureshi: Bullying and harassment occur in all walks of life and in all professions. What is important is that the person is listened to and the matter is investigated independently, but I say strongly that we must also remember the golden thread that runs through our English law: someone is innocent until proven guilty.

Hate Crime (12 Mar 2018)

Yasmin Qureshi: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on hate crime in light of the inflammatory letters inciting a “Punish a Muslim day” on 3 April.

Hate Crime (12 Mar 2018)

Yasmin Qureshi: Thank you for granting this urgent question, Mr Speaker. The letter calling for an attack on Muslims on 3 April offers attackers rewards, ranging from 10 points for verbal abuse, 50 points for throwing acid and 1,000 points for bombing a mosque to 2,500 points for nuking Mecca. May I remind the House that millions of Muslims fought for us in the two world wars, including members of my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Court Closures (6 Mar 2018)

Yasmin Qureshi: The Government are continuing to cut court staff, close courts and sign contracts worth millions of pounds for their digitisation programme. These are huge changes, which will have an impact on our courts for decades. Will the Minister promise not to close any more courts or sign contracts until the courts Bill is published and the matter has been debated fully in this Chamber?

Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (21 Feb 2018)

Yasmin Qureshi: As the chair of the all-party group on oral hormone pregnancy tests, I am disappointed with the wording of today’s announcement. What happened with Primodos was a scandal similar to the Hillsborough, contaminated blood and sexual abuse scandals. Victims of Primodos and their families have waited 40 years for an answer to this grave historical injustice. It was a deliberate criminal...

Medical Cannabis (20 Feb 2018)

Yasmin Qureshi: I have had a number of constituents in the past eight years who have suffered from different illnesses, such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. They told me that conventional drugs have not worked for them. Often, they have had to travel abroad, especially Holland, to obtain and use cannabis, which has helped them significantly. I therefore urge the Minister and the Government to please...

Local Government Finance (7 Feb 2018)

Yasmin Qureshi: The financing of local authorities and local government has caused problems for many Governments over the years. It arises from the fact that parts of the country with a lot of businesses or a lot of rich people are able to raise quite a lot of money locally for some of the services that have to be provided. However, there are many constituencies and many parts of the country where that is...

Local Government Finance (7 Feb 2018)

Yasmin Qureshi: I entirely agree with my hon. Friend. I was going to make this point later, but I will make it now. I am not being party political, but I find it appalling and galling that the Tory councillors of Bolton complain that the council is not doing some of the things it needs to do— the hon. Member for Bolton West (Chris Green), a Conservative, recently complained to the local newspaper that...

Local Government Finance (7 Feb 2018)

Yasmin Qureshi: My apologies, Mr Deputy Speaker. I will let the hon. Gentleman know after this debate that I have referred to him. Let me get back to the facts. Certain parts of the country need extra resources, and any funding formula that is created must take account of that. Many areas are unable to raise the money that they need and it is a big challenge for local authorities. While I am on my feet, may...

Joint Enterprise (25 Jan 2018)

Yasmin Qureshi: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell), the right hon. Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr Mitchell), the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) on securing this important debate. I also pay tribute to JENGbA on its highlighting of concerns about this law for many years, which...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Legal Aid (23 Jan 2018)

Yasmin Qureshi: Judicial review is a key tool for ordinary people to challenge unjust and unlawful decisions by the state and other public bodies. Deep cuts to legal aid have undermined that ability, so will the Minister commit to reviewing legal aid funding for judicial review in the Government’s forthcoming legal aid review?

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Yasmin Qureshi: In the spirit of sounding conciliatory, I thank the right hon. Gentleman for giving way. The Royal Bolton Hospital made provision for the Christmas period, but despite that it has had to cancel all routine operations, as well as elective operations in trauma and orthopaedics, until 1 February. What financial assistance will he give my local hospital, so that it does not suffer as a result?

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”.

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