Results 1–20 of 2190 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Chi Onwurah

Exiting the European Union: International Business Community (1 Feb 2018)

Chi Onwurah: Businesses that I speak to in the north-east tell me of international investments that have been put on hold while companies try to work out what kind of Brexit this Government are actually going for. They do not want to make that public, so will the Minister tell me how she is engaging with international business to assess the impact of that on our economy, and indeed—because I forget...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (30 Jan 2018)

Chi Onwurah: I shall try to be pithy, Mr Speaker. GKN is a great British engineering company, forged in the first industrial revolution with strengths in defence, aerospace, automotive, batteries and the internet of things, which should place it at the heart of our future economy—high skills, high productivity and high wage—but the debt-driven hostile takeover threatens 6,000 UK workers,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Engineering Careers (29 Jan 2018)

Chi Onwurah: Engineering is a fantastic career, as I know very well, but because there are so few women engineers—just 8%—it is much harder for girls in particular to see engineering role models. Will the Minister tell me who specifically is responsible for getting more engineers into schools to share their experience and more schools into engineering companies, and how is their success being...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jan 2018)

Chi Onwurah: Over Christmas, Toon Aid and Newcastle United football fans raised more than £50,000 for the West End food bank in my constituency—which you are soon to visit, Mr Speaker—helping to feed people like John, who, despite having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis, dyspepsia, prostatism, type 2 diabetes and anxiety and depression, was sanctioned for not trying hard...

Personal Independence Payment (23 Jan 2018)

Chi Onwurah: The Secretary of State talks about the unnecessary vilification of her policies, but her Government were responsible for the vilification of so many mentally disabled people by presenting them as applying for benefits to which they were not entitled. I have seen the misery that such decisions caused many of my constituents, including those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a...

Carillion (15 Jan 2018)

Chi Onwurah: In Newcastle, Carillion bought Eaga, a successful, local and partly employee-owned energy company, which was then forced to shed thousands of jobs due to the Government’s U-turn on renewable subsidies. Will the Minister agree that the people of Newcastle have been twice betrayed by his Government with regard to Carillion and commit absolutely to ensuring that jobs, pensions and our...

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (21 Dec 2017)

Chi Onwurah: Will the Minister to clarify whether the proposals that will be brought forward by the summer will address the charity loophole?

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (21 Dec 2017)

Chi Onwurah: Last but—least as well! It is a pleasure to serve last under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. The hon. Member for Worthing West (Sir Peter Bottomley) asked not to be thanked, but I do thank him for securing the debate, and I also thank my hon. Friend the Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick). I have always found the all-party parliamentary group to be a great help when I have...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (21 Dec 2017)

Chi Onwurah: This week the German competition authority ruled that the collection and use of data by Facebook was abusive. Does the Minister agree?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industrial Strategy (12 Dec 2017)

Chi Onwurah: With a few notable exceptions, I am sure we would all agree that technology has improved the productivity of this House, but the same is not true for our country: productivity has stagnated since 2010, and we produce 25% less in an hour than the Germans and French, crippling business and making us all poorer. Last week the Chancellor tried to blame disabled workers, but his own Budget fails...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Dec 2017)

Chi Onwurah: You will know, Mr Speaker, that girls and vulnerable women were subject to horrendous abuse and rape by a sexual exploitation gang in Newcastle. Some of the perpetrators were recently convicted as part of Operation Sanctuary, but there are victims who feel that they have not had justice. I know of at least one who has been denied compensation for horrific abuse, because of time spent in...

Online Hate Speech (30 Nov 2017)

Chi Onwurah: When I think of Muslim children in Newcastle waking up to find themselves being attacked by the President of the most powerful nation on earth, because that is how it will appear to them, my heart bleeds. The 45th President is not accountable to the children of Newcastle—it is hard to see to whom he does hold himself accountable—but the social media giants are accountable, through...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (30 Nov 2017)

Chi Onwurah: I welcome the public funding for the Tyne and Wear Metro announced in the Budget, which will come through the northern powerhouse. But if the northern powerhouse is to be anything more than a marketing gimmick, such funding must be part of an overall commitment to redress the dire imbalance in transport funding between the north and the south of England. Will the Secretary of State make that...

Forensic Evidence: Alleged Manipulation (27 Nov 2017)

Chi Onwurah: The Minister accuses Labour of politicising the forensic service, yet it was his Government who chose to privatise it out of the mistaken and ideologically bankrupt view that everything is better when it is done in the private sector for the profit motive. Will he now distance himself from that ideology and recognise that public confidence in the justice system requires public servants?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Infrastructure Investment (16 Nov 2017)

Chi Onwurah: As well as fibre and base stations, data is a key part of digital infrastructure. The Minister claims that his Data Protection Bill will put people in control of their own data, but it systematically strips various groups, including immigrants, of any control. What is he doing to ensure that people can actually control their own data?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Dental Health Services (14 Nov 2017)

Chi Onwurah: What steps he is taking to tackle inequalities in the provision of dental health services.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Dental Health Services (14 Nov 2017)

Chi Onwurah: Seven people per day in my constituency are going into A&E because of toothache, and the poorest among us are twice as likely to be hospitalised for dental care. Yet there is no mention of dental care in the “Five Year Forward View”, and funding has fallen by 15% since 2010. Why is the Minister leaving my constituents in pain and overburdening A&E by neglecting dental care?

Exiting the European Union: Universities (2 Nov 2017)

Chi Onwurah: The United Kingdom has a world-beating universities and research sector, and Newcastle University, which is in my constituency, and its world-leading research are an excellent example of that. The university has repeatedly emphasised to me that successful research and innovation depends on collaboration with people from all disciplines who come to the UK. What will the Minister do to ensure...

Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Impact Assessments: St Mary Magdalene and Holy Jesus Trust: Leasehold (1 Nov 2017)

Chi Onwurah: I recognise the advantage of the Minister setting that out, but I hope that before he concludes his remarks he will specifically say what he will do for my constituents, for whom I called this debate.

Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Impact Assessments: St Mary Magdalene and Holy Jesus Trust: Leasehold (1 Nov 2017)

Chi Onwurah: I thank the Minister for his comments and the tenor, which I appreciate, of his response to my debate. Will he confirm that he will work with the Charity Commission to ensure that, in this regard, charities set out to be good citizens and good neighbours, and that the brand of charities is not open to criticism?


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