Results 2761–2780 of 2812 for speaker:Fiona Bruce

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Families (15 Dec 2021)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken since the Farmer Review to increase the involvement of families in release planning.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Personal Records (16 Dec 2021)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to begin recording data on prisoners' family circumstances and caring responsibilities as set out in the Prisons Strategy White Paper; and what data will be recorded.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Personal Records (16 Dec 2021)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the planned publication date is for the collection of research into the numbers of children affected by parental incarceration as referred to in the Prisons Strategy White Paper; and what steps his Department is taking to address the specific needs of that group of children.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Personal Records (16 Dec 2021)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure prisoners who lack family or other support are being helped to form relationships to support their rehabilitation with people outside or peers inside.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Uyghur Tribunal (5 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the findings of the judgment of the Uyghur Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, published on 9 December 2021.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Uighurs (5 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support Uyghurs.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Uighurs (5 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking towards imposing sanctions on individuals responsible for oppressing the Uyghur people.

Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (6 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: The Government have rightly included minority groups, including those at risk due to their religious beliefs, in the eligibility criteria for the ACRS. Will the Minister reassure me that the ACRS is now open to those vulnerable religious minorities and that that could be combined with community sponsorship?

Backbench Business: Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme — [Rushanara Ali in the Chair] (6 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: I thank my hon. Friend the Minister for her statement today and also for her dedicated hard work on this really challenging but very important issue. I also commend the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) for securing this debate. I very much support what he said, particularly regarding targeted religious minorities, which I want to focus on in my speech, particularly because I am...

Backbench Business: Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme — [Rushanara Ali in the Chair] (6 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: I will do so, Ms Ali. I suggest to the Minister that we consider the main elements of the Canadian community sponsorship model and see how we could adopt them in the UK. May we meet to discuss this issue? Finally, I place on the record my commendation of the volunteers in my constituency, the Welcome Churches in Sandbach and the LOL Foundation in Congleton, which have done so much to support...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Noonan Syndrome (13 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what Government support is offered to families in which someone lives with Noonan's Syndrome; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing a blue badge for the carer of that person.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Property: Republic of Ireland (24 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether (a) her Department has made an estimate of the number of UK citizens who own properties in Ireland affected by defective concrete blocks used in construction in Donegal and (b) the Government is taking steps to work with the Irish Government on that matter.

The hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked: Freedom of Religion or Belief (27 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: What steps the Church of England is taking to promote freedom of religion or belief.

The hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked: Freedom of Religion or Belief (27 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: I thank my hon. Friend for those words and welcome the international opportunities to champion freedom of religion or belief at the ministerial conference in London in July, which I am very proud that the UK is hosting, and at the Lambeth conference. Will my hon. Friend join me in commending the motion of the diocese of Lichfield at the forthcoming General Synod that the Church of England not...

Holocaust Memorial Day (27 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: I thank the hon. Member for his constant dedication in his role as the chair of the all-party group on international freedom of religion or belief; he is an example to us all. Will he join me in welcoming plans for the UK-hosted ministerial meeting on freedom of religion or belief in July this year, an international conference that will bring together Government Ministers, faith leaders and...

Grit Bins (8 Feb 2022)

Fiona Bruce: I thank my hon. Friend for securing this debate. In my constituency of Congleton, the provision of grit bins is an issue not just in the very extreme weather that he mentions, but each winter. Residents of Mow Cop, in my constituency, which has very steep gradients up to it, are concerned about safe access in icy weather and concerned that the roads are appropriately gritted—not least...

Grit Bins (8 Feb 2022)

Fiona Bruce: My hon. Friend is making an important point about grit bins. Does he agree that it would be helpful for the Minister, in responding to this debate, to consider the provision of grit bins within a highways authority’s overarching obligation? Section 41(1A) of the Highways Act 1980 states that highways authorities “are under a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that safe...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (16 Feb 2022)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) extending access for 12 to 17 year olds to a second dose of the covid-19 vaccine and (b) making it possible for 12 to 17 year olds to be able to prove that they have had the virus on the covid-19 travel passport to enable those people to travel to countries that require proof...

Relationship with Russia and China (24 Feb 2022)

Fiona Bruce: The International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance is just two years old this month. It is a growing group of 35 countries; I am pleased to say that two more have just joined. Each country has a Government-appointed representative, such as me, the Prime Minister’s special envoy for freedom of religion or belief. The UK has the privilege of chairing the alliance in 2022. It is an active...

Backbench Business: Christians and Religious Minorities: India (24 Feb 2022)

Fiona Bruce: I congratulate the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) on securing this debate and on all the work he does as the chair of the all-party parliamentary group for international freedom of religion or belief, which I think we would all acknowledge is dedicated, committed and sincere. Speaking in my capacity as vice-chair of the APPG, I recognise that when it comes to India, there is...


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