Results 1–20 of 971 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Rehman Chishti

Unduly Lenient Sentences (6 Dec 2017)

Rehman Chishti: I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend for securing the debate. He has mentioned his time as a Transport Minister. I completely agree that one should do everything one can to support victims, but at the same time one should prevent people from becoming victims in the first place. Does he agree that, in certain circumstances—such as sentencing for driving while disqualified or drink...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (27 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Prince Harry has done tireless work to improve mental health support for our armed forces and veterans. Will the Minister update the House on what the Department is doing in that respect? Like all colleagues, I congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their great news today.

International Trade: Topical Questions (23 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: What further steps are the Government taking to increase outward investment in frontier markets?

Business of the House (16 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Thank you, Mr Speaker—no pressure. Will the Government consider having a special medal of service for this year for all our emergency services in light of all the work they have done in these challenging times—the terrorist attacks in this country and the Grenfell disaster?

Hormone Pregnancy Tests (16 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: I have a constituent who has been affected by this issue, and they want justice. Based on what I have heard today, justice has fallen short in this case. In any normal circumstances, justice must not only be done, but it must be seen to be done. If the criteria have not been applied correctly, we would in normal circumstances have a review to get the correct decision in the end. Will the...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (16 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Following the statement by the Prime Minister on 17 June, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport gave £1.5 million to Mind to support our emergency services. That was much appreciated. Will she look at increasing that funding going forward?

Zimbabwe (15 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: I have read the Foreign Secretary’s excellent book on Winston Churchill, and he will be familiar with the great words of our great former Prime Minister: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” The Foreign Secretary is committed to seeing Zimbabwe back as a democratic state. Zimbabwe was suspended from the Commonwealth in 2002, and it withdrew...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: The Economy (15 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: What recent assessment he has made of the strength of the Northern Ireland economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: The Economy (15 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Will the Minister confirm that the unemployment rate in Northern Ireland today is 4.7%—down from 7% under the Labour party—and that any return to the high-tax, out-of-control spending and record deficit of the Labour years would have a disastrous impact on Northern Ireland’s economy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Cruelty: Sentencing (26 Oct 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Many of my constituents have written to me urging the Government to increase the sentence for animal cruelty, so I thank the Minister for what he has said. Will the Government be looking to give more powers to organisations such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to investigate more matters of animal cruelty?

Raqqa and Daesh (24 Oct 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Like all colleagues, I welcome the military defeat of Daesh in Raqqa. What steps is the international community taking to ensure the vacuum in that area is not filled by the Iranian militia? That region is a key link to Lebanon, where Iran has some key interests.

European Council (23 Oct 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Page 7 of the Europe Council conclusions refers to “combating terrorism and online crime” and “readiness to support appropriate measures at EU level”. Germany is introducing legislation to have extremist material taken down within 24 hours. Is that something that the United Kingdom will be doing and urging other European countries to do? We are all in it together to...

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Trade Policy (12 Oct 2017)

Rehman Chishti: What steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK will have an effective trade policy after the UK leaves the EU.

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Trade Policy (12 Oct 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Will the Minister update the House on the work that the Government are doing to engage with frontier markets, and how these are being prioritised with existing established markets?

Race Disparity Audit (10 Oct 2017)

Rehman Chishti: I applaud the Government’s efforts, because this is the first such audit to be carried out. As chair of the all-party parliamentary groups on Pakistan and on communities engagement, I have consistently raised with the previous and current Prime Ministers the matter of the British Pakistani community falling behind on educational attainment, employment and wages. What will the...

Hurricane Irma (7 Sep 2017)

Rehman Chishti: I welcome the Minister’s statement. On rescue and relief, the Minister says that Royal Navy ships are en route and will reach the area later today. The United States has carriers there already, as well as choppers and field hospitals. Are we in touch with the US to ensure that we have a joint operation, so that all that can be done is done at this difficult time?

Business of the House (7 Sep 2017)

Rehman Chishti: As somebody who lost many relatives, including my grandfather, in the Kashmir earthquake, I know the dire consequences of natural disasters. May we have an urgent statement on the Floor of the House about the floods in south Asia? They are affecting 41 million people, have cost 1,200 lives and are affecting our fellow Commonwealth members.

Korean Peninsula (5 Sep 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Following on from that point, North Korea and Iran signed an agreement on science and technology co-operation in 2012. The Foreign Secretary said that certain countries are suspected of supporting North Korea’s weapons programmes; will he clarify whether Iran is one of those countries? When will the investigations into those suspicions be concluded so that everyone knows who those...

Violence in Rakhine State (5 Sep 2017)

Rehman Chishti: I raise this as a genuine point to the Minister. Having looked at civilian transitions from military Governments in other parts of the world, will he say today whether, according to his moral conscience, Aung San Suu Kyi has done enough to challenge the mass murder of Rohingyas in Burma?

UK Elections: Abuse and Intimidation — [David Hanson in the Chair] (12 Jul 2017)

Rehman Chishti: The Minister refers to responsibility in relation to conduct. Does he therefore agree with my earlier point that if a third party makes to someone in office a threat of violence directed towards another person running for office—myself in this case—and makes points that are grossly offensive, anti-Semitic and homophobic, the individual to whom that is reported has a...


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