Chi Onwurah: I have repeatedly raised with Ministers the shameful condition of the refugee accommodation provided in my constituency by Jomast. Now it is forcing vulnerable asylum seekers into shared rooms with people wholly unrelated to them—a victim of male trafficking forced to share with an older abusive man, for example. Will the Government take action to protect those who have suffered so much...
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) cost and (b) liabilities to the public purse of developing a UK alternative to the EU Galileo satellite navigation system.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his French and other European counterparts on the conflict in Nigeria between Fulani herdsmen and farming communities; and what diplomatic steps they are taking to reduce the conflict and protect communities.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding the Government has provided to the Discovery School in Newcastle in each of the previous five financial years.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the potential for machine-learning algorithms to aid in police investigations.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to achieve the Conservative Party manifesto commitment of tendering 35 per cent of Government spending to UK-based SMEs.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the House of Commons Commission, what assessment it has made of the effect of the General Data Protection Regulation on the ability of hon. Members to carry out their work.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Multi-functionality and sustainability in the European Union’s forests published by the European Academies Science Advisory Council in April 2017, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of that report; and if he will make a statement.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will set regional targets for job creation as part of the 100,000 new jobs planned in the Nuclear Sector Deal.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on ensuring that refusals and delays to visas for people from African countries do not impede business, cultural academic and political relations between the UK and African countries.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of rates of cervical screening for 25-49 year olds in (a) Newcastle, (b) the North East and (c) the UK.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to (a) tackle the origins of conflict in Nigeria between Fulani herdsmen and farming communities and (b) help reduce that conflict and protect communities.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what formal consultation she plans for the UN Global Compact’s Africa Strategy; and whether she plans to include the UN Economic Commission for Africa in that process.
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision Crown Commercial Service to cancel the tender for the Crown Marketplace development phase on its ability to fulfil the initial aims of the project.
Chi Onwurah: Mr Speaker, I invite you and the Prime Minister to visit Newcastle this summer for the Great Exhibition of the North, celebrating engineering and creativity from Stephenson’s Rocket to the Wilson twins’ Suspended Island installation. Given that the Prime Minister refuses to invest in tidal power or carbon capture and to rule out a no-deal Brexit, which will devastate engineering...
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on tackling inequalities in access to cervical screening of the report by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust entitled Computer says no, published in June 2018.
Chi Onwurah: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting this urgent question. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Alyn and Deeside (Mark Tami) on securing it and on so eloquently setting out the importance of Airbus to our economy and the 110,000 workers whose livelihoods depend on it. Airbus is not alone. Last week we heard from: BMW, which has 8,000 workers; Unipart, with 6,000 workers; Siemens, with...
Chi Onwurah: This month, Newcastle’s £9 million Discovery free school closed following a devastating Ofsted report. The Department for Education has said that it—or rather, the taxpayer—will bear the financial cost. Does the Minister recognise that the cost to the students, the people and the economy will be borne by the city of Newcastle, which should have been responsible for the...
Chi Onwurah: The Great Exhibition of the North, a summer-long celebration of the culture and science of the north, will open tomorrow evening in Gateshead, overlooking Newcastle. Does the Secretary of State agree that culture, science and engineering are essential parts of a vibrant economy, and will he tell us how that legacy will be ensured?
Chi Onwurah: The Spicer report on the sexual exploitation of girls and young women in Newcastle made a number of recommendations for the Solicitor General’s Department. The report has yet to receive a response, particularly one that recognises the plight of young women. In my Adjournment debate last week, the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, the hon. Member for Louth and...