Results 1–20 of 678 for speaker:Simon Danczuk

Business of the House (23 Feb 2017)

Simon Danczuk: Rochdale Boroughwide Housing has mismanaged College Bank flats for years and now, instead of dealing with that, proposes to demolish those iconic tower blocks. Such action will do nothing to tackle the housing crisis, so surely it warrants a statement from the Minister for Housing and Planning or a debate.

Commonwealth: Trade — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (22 Feb 2017)

Simon Danczuk: It is a real pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I thank the hon. Member for Rossendale and Darwen (Jake Berry) for securing what is a very timely debate. In a way, it kills two birds with one stone: where can we find trading opportunities after we leave the EU, and the age-old question, “What is the purpose of the Commonwealth?” In November 2012, a Foreign...

Commonwealth: Trade — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (22 Feb 2017)

Simon Danczuk: I will not give way; I will try to make progress. We also have dynamic diaspora communities here in the UK. In Rochdale, for example, we have vibrant Bangladeshi, Kashmiri and Pakistani communities, which all make a real contribution. Such communities can play a bigger role in driving trade between the UK and the Commonwealth, and in increasing investment. Members of those communities speak...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Commonwealth (21 Feb 2017)

Simon Danczuk: Does the Minister agree that increased assistance to promote democracy in countries such as Bangladesh is a vital part of strengthening ties between the UK and members of the Commonwealth?

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements (9 Feb 2017)

Simon Danczuk: I thank the right hon. Member for New Forest West (Sir Desmond Swayne) for securing this important debate. This is not the first time I have raised the issue of Palestinian rights in Parliament; sadly, I am sure it will not be the last. In 2012, when I was chair of Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East, I had the privilege of visiting the west bank for the second time. I saw at...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements (9 Feb 2017)

Simon Danczuk: I appreciate the intervention, and I have to agree that there needs to be some consistency in British foreign relations regarding our attitude towards different countries. Let me start to conclude. I am glad that Britain, alongside the EU, denounced the awful regulation law allowing further housing units to be built. That allays some of the fears I have that Britain is turning its back on...

International Trade: Taiwan (9 Feb 2017)

Simon Danczuk: What plans his Department has to increase trade with Taiwan.

International Trade: Taiwan (9 Feb 2017)

Simon Danczuk: I am pleased that the Minister met the Taiwanese President in September. I hope he shares my belief that as Britain reaches out to secure more trade deals, we keep in sight our foreign policy values. Does the Minister agree that increased trade with Taiwan and the UK is a win for both our economies and our liberal democratic values?

Statutory Sex and Relationships Education (31 Jan 2017)

Simon Danczuk: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) for securing this important debate and for all the work she has done on the topic. We have heard some excellent arguments about the need for sex and relationship education, not least from my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport (Ann Coffey). I want...

Immigration Rules: Spouses and Partners — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (31 Jan 2017)

Simon Danczuk: The Minister made the point that he has represented parts of northern England. Does he not accept that the threshold discriminates against people in the north of England, such as those in Rochdale and other towns and cities?

Immigration Rules: Spouses and Partners — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (31 Jan 2017)

Simon Danczuk: The Minister is doing an exceptionally good job of reading out the policy, but does he accept from all the examples given by various Members of Parliament and many others who deal with such applications that the system does not work and continually falls over for individual constituents?

Immigration Rules: Spouses and Partners — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (31 Jan 2017)

Simon Danczuk: The truth is that the policy discriminates against people who have less money—against poorer people. That is the simple fact of the matter, is it not?

Immigration Rules: Spouses and Partners — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (31 Jan 2017)

Simon Danczuk: The threshold is utterly unfair, particularly in places such as Rochdale where wages are much lower than in other parts of the United Kingdom, and London in particular.

Kashmir (19 Jan 2017)

Simon Danczuk: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham East (Chris Leslie), who made a very good and solution-focused speech. I thank the hon. Member for Bury North (Mr Nuttall) for securing and leading this debate. I first visited Kashmir in 2011 just after I was elected to serve Rochdale, a town with a vibrant Kashmiri community. Kashmir was just as beautiful, and the people...

Kashmir (19 Jan 2017)

Simon Danczuk: My hon. Friend mentioned that he has visited Kashmir 14 times, but does he accept that the Indian authorities make it exceptionally difficult for British Members of Parliament to visit that part of the world?

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (17 Jan 2017)

Simon Danczuk: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Streeter. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Blackley and Broughton (Graham Stringer) for securing this very important debate. In many respects it is overdue, but it is also timely, not least because of the recent Manchester Evening News exposé of the trust, and particularly of the maternity units. I put on record the excellent...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (12 Jan 2017)

Simon Danczuk: Greater Manchester police are losing control of Rochdale town centre. Not enough priority is being given to policing begging, street drinking, antisocial behaviour and shoplifting. Surely that warrants a debate in Parliament.

Asylum Seekers: Right to Work (11 Jan 2017)

Simon Danczuk: The hon. Lady is making a good and important speech. There are far too many asylum seekers in Rochdale—more than 1,000—which is unfair in terms of how they are shared out across the country, but I completely agree with the point that she makes about work. Does she agree that if more were allowed to work, it would help with community cohesion in places such as Rochdale?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Occupied Palestinian Territories (11 Jan 2017)

Simon Danczuk: What assessment she has made of the implications of demolitions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in 2015-16 for her Department’s policies in that region.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Occupied Palestinian Territories (11 Jan 2017)

Simon Danczuk: Will the Minister ensure that human rights non-governmental organisations operating on the west bank continue to receive support from the British Government?


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