Results 1–20 of 2137 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

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?

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

Chi Onwurah: I wish to start by declaring an interest: the landlord of my current constituency home in Newcastle, funded by the taxpayer, is potentially affected by the grotesque situation that I am about to outline. I have called this debate on the Mary Magdalene and Holy Jesus Trust to expose a situation that combines all the worst parts of Dickensian legal tragedies, Kafkaesque bureaucracy and Catch-22...

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

Chi Onwurah: I thank my hon. Friend and constituency neighbour for his intervention. I would not like to pass judgment on the beneficiaries of the trust, but they are freemen of the city of Newcastle, and their children, wives, widows and associates. I therefore do not think they can be considered to be the most needy people in Newcastle. I also do not believe that these assets would meaningfully enrich...

Sexual Harassment in Parliament (30 Oct 2017)

Chi Onwurah: I welcome these steps to eradicate harassment from this place. However, when I complained recently to an officer of Parliament who had some responsibility in this area that I knew a number of researchers, male and female, who had been made to feel deeply uncomfortable in the Sports and Social club by Members of Parliament, I was told that that happens in pubs all over the country. Will the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Infrastructure: Government Investment (24 Oct 2017)

Chi Onwurah: A decent transport infrastructure is an essential platform for economic growth, but the Minister will be aware that public transport investment in the north-east is only £200 per head, whereas it is £2,000 per head in London. Will he now commit to investing in the north-east on the Tyne and Wear metro, and with public money, not some private finance initiative?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Tyne and Wear Metro (19 Oct 2017)

Chi Onwurah: Transport spend in the north-east is only £220 per head, compared with £2,000 per head in London, and the effect of that can be felt every single day on the Tyne and Wear metro. Will the Minister commit that the investment will be publicly funded, not coming from some financially engineered private finance initiative scheme, so that the public benefits of a decent transport system...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Chi Onwurah: Newcastle was also a pathfinder constituency. As the local MP, I have seen at first hand the absolute misery and destitution that this system has forced many of my constituents into. Our Newcastle food bank was already the largest in the country, and now it regularly runs out of food as a direct consequence of this system. Does my hon. Friend agree that the Prime Minister’s attitude at...

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...


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