Results 1–20 of 1766 for speaker:Bob Blackman

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: CHOGM: Sustainable Development Goals (18 Apr 2018)

Bob Blackman: I thank my right hon. Friend for her answer, particularly on the issue of health. Will she rededicate herself to the elimination of malaria, polio and other such diseases across the Commonwealth?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Apr 2018)

Bob Blackman: London welcomes our good friend Prime Minister Modi today. Will my right hon. Friend take the opportunity to condemn absolutely the mobile billboards that are going around London attacking our good friend Prime Minister Modi, and will she congratulate and thank the 1.7 million members of the Indian diaspora on their contribution to the work of this country?

Windrush Children (Immigration Status) (16 Apr 2018)

Bob Blackman: We owe a debt of gratitude to the Windrush generation for coming to this country’s aid. Will my right hon. Friend enable all MPs to access an appropriate means of communicating to the Home Office the cases that come to us, so that they are dealt with speedily and in a way that ensures that people are thanked for their service?

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 (16 Apr 2018)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will review the long-term effect of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 periodically after that Act comes into force in April 2017.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (16 Apr 2018)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how he has allocated new burdens funding to local authorities to fulfil the provisions of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 during the first two years of its implementation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (16 Apr 2018)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government, what plans he has to allocate funding to fulfil the provisions of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 after 2019-20.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Temporary Accommodation (16 Apr 2018)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on how much each local authority has (a) budgeted for and (b) spent on temporary accommodation in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: National Anthems (5 Apr 2018)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the change to the national anthem law in Hong Kong on the operation of British businesses; and if he will make a statement.

Point of Order (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Blackman: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. A number of written statements are published in today’s Order Paper, and I understand that for the convenience of Members, such statements are normally published at the start of the day, or at least as close to the start of the day as possible. My office has been chasing the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for the promised update on...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Blackman: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Heywood and Middleton (Liz McInnes). I agreed with every word she uttered. From next Tuesday, my Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 comes into force. For the first time in this country, everyone in England who is threatened with homelessness or is homeless will have to be assisted by their local authority. This key reform means that no one should...

Business of the House (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Blackman: From next Tuesday, when my Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 comes into force, every English local authority will have a statutory duty to assist local residents who are threatened with homelessness or who are homeless themselves. The Act will assist anyone threatened with homelessness, but may we have a statement after Easter on what the Government will do to help to combat the problem of...

Infected Blood Inquiry (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Blackman: Victims of other scandals, such as Epilim—valproate—and surgical mesh, report that they have not always been properly represented by the interested groups. Will my hon. Friend therefore ensure that those individuals who feel they are not being represented by particular interested groups have access to proper legal aid so they can put forward their case, rather than just being...

International Trade: Brexit (Creative Industries) (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Blackman: One of the biggest growth markets is in the film and creative industries: one of the biggest areas now, apart from Hollywood, is Bollywood in India. What relations has my right hon. Friend established to build that market up so that we can exploit opportunities with our good friends from India?

Women and Equalities: Caste (Equality Act) (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Blackman: When the Government plan to respond to the consultation on caste as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010.

Women and Equalities: Caste (Equality Act) (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Blackman: I thank my hon. Friend for her answer, but she failed to report that the consultation ended last September, meaning that the Government have had nearly six months to consider the huge weight of responses. I urge her to get on with the work, given the level of response, and to deal with this through the statute book once and for all, as is demanded by thousands of Hindu citizens across the country.

Kerslake Arena Attack Review (28 Mar 2018)

Bob Blackman: The whole country was shocked by the severity of this atrocity, particularly as it was aimed at young people who were going out for a night of fun with their friends. All our thoughts must be with the victims and their families, and our thanks must go to the emergency services. As we are learning the lessons from this terrible atrocity, will the Minister update the House on how many attacks...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Politics and Government (28 Mar 2018)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, what assessment he has made of the charges which have been brought against Benny Tai, Dr Chan Kin-min, Reverend Chu Yiu-ming and eight other leaders of the Occupy Movement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Political Parties: Donations and Loans (28 Mar 2018)

Bob Blackman: Will my hon. Friend reissue the requirements that all political parties have to honour on donations, so that no one can fall foul of the rules?

Northamptonshire County Council (27 Mar 2018)

Bob Blackman: I have some experience of unwinding creative accounting in local authorities, but the serious business that I am concerned about is the decision that was made to use capital funds for revenue funding. What action is my right hon. Friend taking to make sure that that does not happen, not only in Northamptonshire but in other local authorities? Will he review what is going on elsewhere in the...


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