Results 1–20 of 2069 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

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Chi Onwurah: This has been a reasoned, somewhat sombre and, with a couple of notable exceptions, non-partisan debate in which Members from across the House have discussed the unacceptable abuse that candidates and the public experience during election campaigns. The hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) also emphasised the abuse suffered by our staff, to whom we are all always grateful. Members have...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Chi Onwurah: I am afraid not. I am sorry, but we have very little time. However, I am sure the hon. Lady agrees with me that the safety of women is far too important for anyone to turn a blind eye. Will the Minister tell me what progress the Government have made on achieving the aims set out in their policy paper, “Strategy to end violence against women and girls: 2016 to 2020”, and whether,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Powerhouse (13 Sep 2017)

Chi Onwurah: Whether the Government have plans to establish a Northern Ireland powerhouse; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Powerhouse (13 Sep 2017)

Chi Onwurah: The north-east has been part of the northern powerhouse brand for some years now without succeeding in obtaining any significant investment. The Democratic Unionist Party on the other hand seems to have managed the opposite trick of receiving £1 billion of investment without any scrutiny, oversight or branding —or at least not one that it would be orderly of me to cite. Does the...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (12 Sep 2017)

Chi Onwurah: With Brexit uncertainty mounting, inflation rising, growth faltering, business confidence at a six-year low, and the euro at a record high—[Interruption.] I am sorry, but that is the truth. Our economy therefore needs action from this Government, but instead it is groundhog day, with the same money announced over and over again, which makes it back to the future for our regions, with,...

Violence in Rakhine State (5 Sep 2017)

Chi Onwurah: The Newcastle in solidarity with the people of Rohingya group meets on Monday. Does the Minister recognise that many people there—and there will be many people there—will take his word as evidence that he sees the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people as collateral damage in the establishment of democracy in Myanmar and, therefore, that the Rohingya people have no friend in this...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (13 Jul 2017)

Chi Onwurah: We have had many flowery words from the Government about understanding the experience of our constituents in the north-east who are forced to use crumbling rolling stock on Tyne and Wear Metro, but flowery words will not get our constituents to work on time unless they are matched by investment. Will the Minister now commit to investing in our rolling stock from the public purse?

Women and Equalities: Gender Pay Gap (6 Jul 2017)

Chi Onwurah: rose—

Women and Equalities: Gender Pay Gap (6 Jul 2017)

Chi Onwurah: International women in engineering day was 22 June. The Minister knows how important career choices are for women and the gender gap. What is she doing about that?

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Topical Questions (5 Jul 2017)

Chi Onwurah: The Government’s coalition of chaos extends, unfortunately, as far as cyber-security, with responsibility shared between the Cabinet Office, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Home Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Can the Minister tell me the prevalence of XP machines in the Government estate, the public sector and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: General Practitioners: Newcastle (4 Jul 2017)

Chi Onwurah: What assessment he has made of the consistency and quality of GP services in (a) Newcastle and (b) England.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: General Practitioners: Newcastle (4 Jul 2017)

Chi Onwurah: Newcastle has fantastic GPs, but many of my poorest and most vulnerable constituents suffer from GP unavailability and a constant change of providers due to the requirement to re-tender every couple of years to a market that, quite frankly, does not want them because they are too poor or too marginalised to make money from. Will the Minister meet me and my local CCG to find out how we can...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (3 Jul 2017)

Chi Onwurah: Having lost more than 800 police officers and almost a quarter of its funding, Northumbria police have just announced that they are closing every single Newcastle police station front desk outside working hours. Given all the reassurances we have heard today, why is Northumbria police still being obliged to make operational decisions based on cost cutting, and not on preventing and detecting...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industrial Strategy (27 Jun 2017)

Chi Onwurah: Having abolished the regional development agencies, the Conservative party has refused to invest in growth for good jobs across the country. Ours is now the most unequal economy in western Europe. If every region produced at the same rate per head as London, we would all be one third richer, but instead working people have not had a pay rise for seven years. Will the Secretary of State commit...

Northern Ireland (26 Jun 2017)

Chi Onwurah: During seven years of austerity, which left north-east working families on average £1,000 worse off per year, Tory Governments refused to invest in smart growth for good jobs, but now they have found £1.5 billion to bung at the DUP. Does the First Secretary therefore acknowledge that unless he immediately invests an equivalent amount in the north-east, and undertakes an air...

Exiting the European Union: English Regions (27 Apr 2017)

Chi Onwurah: The north-east has benefited hugely from investment and funding from the European Union—a counterbalance to the neglect of this and other Tory Governments. What guarantee will the Minister offer that the repatriation of powers from the European Union will not mean further concentration of powers in Whitehall and that powers will be devolved to the north-east and other regions?

Digital Economy Bill: Universal service broadband obligations (26 Apr 2017)

Chi Onwurah: The Minister spoke about missed opportunities. Does he recognise that he leaves this Parliament with data sharing and the rights of citizens over their own data in exactly the same state—if not worse—of chaos and total mess across Departments that was the case when he took up his role, I think just over a year ago?

Digital Economy Bill: Universal service broadband obligations (26 Apr 2017)

Chi Onwurah: Will the Minister answer the question? Do citizens own and control their own data—yes or no?

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Chi Onwurah: Does my hon. Friend agree that the over-representation of privately and public-school educated people in positions of power on the Government Benches, together with this Government’s obsession with free schools and grammar schools, mean that it is impossible for them to understand the budgeting and funding pressures and what they mean for the experience of our young people?

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Chi Onwurah: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way and applaud her recognition of the importance of online learning and the transformative impact of digital technology. Does she therefore agree that the Government’s plans for the universal service obligation for broadband of 10 megabits by 2020 are far too little far too late?


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