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Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention (7 Feb 2018)

Chris Williamson: Will the Minister give way?

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention (7 Feb 2018)

Chris Williamson: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention (7 Feb 2018)

Chris Williamson: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention (7 Feb 2018)

Chris Williamson: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Armed Conflict (1 Feb 2018)

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on Turkish military operations around Afrin in northern Syria and the loss of civilian lives.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Armed Conflict (1 Feb 2018)

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the legality of Turkey's operations in the Afrin district of Northern Syria.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Armed Conflict (1 Feb 2018)

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his counterpart in Turkey on the need for a negotiated peaceful and democratic solution to the Kurdish question in Syria and in Turkey.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Inspections (1 Feb 2018)

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will ensure that during routine inspections Ofsted do not single out young Muslim female pupils wearing hijabs for (a) questioning and (b) the subject of any special inspections.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Seafarers: National Minimum Wage (30 Jan 2018)

Chris Williamson: What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the work of the legal working group on seafarers and the national minimum wage.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Seafarers: National Minimum Wage (30 Jan 2018)

Chris Williamson: I am pleased to hear that, but is the Minister aware that UK seafarers are being undercut by rates of pay as low as £1.75 an hour? That is happening even though the legal working group on seafarers and the national minimum wage, which includes his Department, agrees that legislative change is needed to provide more protection. Will the Minister give a commitment to work with the RMT and...

Fireworks — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (29 Jan 2018)

Chris Williamson: Would my hon. Friend care to comment on a scenario that happened in my constituency? The home of Mr and Mrs Bagshaw was destroyed after a random firework entered the roof space and caused a fire which devastated their home. I asked if any consideration was being given by Ministers to lowering the explosive content of fireworks available to the general public, but the response was that there...

Fireworks — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (29 Jan 2018)

Chris Williamson: My hon. Friend went through the extensive regulatory safeguards in detail, but they are only as good as their enforcement. We hear every bonfire night, and on other occasions, of examples such as the appalling incident in my constituency where two vile sadists strapped two rockets to a cat and set them on fire. We clearly need better enforcement. I wonder whether she will comment on the fact...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Marriage: Humanism (25 Jan 2018)

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, further to the Answer of 16 January 2018 to Questions 117291 and 117292, what the range of issues are that the Government would be required to consider carefully before deciding whether to amend the existing law on marriage to make provision for legally valid humanist ceremonies.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Marriage: Humanism (16 Jan 2018)

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to extend legal recognition to humanist marriages in order to enhance the diversity of choices for types of marriage ceremonies available to same-sex couples.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Marriage: Humanism (16 Jan 2018)

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of extending legal recognition of marriages humanist ceremonies; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Fire and Rescue Services (8 Jan 2018)

Chris Williamson: We constantly hear Ministers at the Dispatch Box talking about reserves in the fire and rescue service as if there is some sort of magic money tree, but is the Secretary of State aware that most of the reserves are already earmarked for future spend? The annual budget for the fire and rescue service in England is £2.3 billion, yet it holds only £143 million in unallocated reserves....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Faith Schools: Teachers (22 Dec 2017)

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether a voluntary-aided English school designated with a religious character can give preference on the grounds of religion in connection with the appointment of every single one of its teachers.

Written Answers — Home Office: Fire and Rescue Services: Pay (20 Dec 2017)

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service of 20 November 2017, Official Report, column 712, what the evidential basis is for the £616 million of reserves cited.

Written Answers — Home Office: Fire and Rescue Services: Pay (20 Dec 2017)

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service of 20 November 2017, Official Report, column 713, what the evidential basis is for the £2.3 billion of public money in the fire service cited.

Local Government Finance Settlement (19 Dec 2017)

Chris Williamson: In his statement, the Secretary of State said that local government is in the frontline of the country’s democracy, and yet he is systematically dismantling council services. The spending power of my own local authority of Derby has been reduced by £161 per head since 2010. The latest iteration of that is that it is giving its libraries to the voluntary sector to run. Is the...


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