Results 61–80 of 314 for speaker:Lord Singh of Wimbledon

Holidays: Cancellations - Question (30 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, while every effort should be made to compensate those whose holidays are cancelled because of the Covid pandemic, does the Minister agree that the main focus of the Government and the country should be on defeating this killer disease? With that in mind, will the Minister consider restricting all but necessary travel abroad until the virus is under control?

Performing Arts: Job Support Scheme - Private Notice Question (29 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, the arts and creative industries find themselves at the bottom of the Chancellor’s new economic package. However, they are an enormous help in sustaining well-being in the current Covid-19 pandemic. Will the Minister consider a further temporary lowering of VAT and an expansion of the Culture Recovery Fund to ensure the continuing viability of this important sector of our economy?

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions on Gatherings) (North of England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (25 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, first, it would be a little irresponsible for a doctor to stop giving medicine to a seriously ill patient at the slightest sign of improvement. Does the Minister agree that that is precisely what the Government did when, despite warnings from local leaders, they eased restrictions in Bolton and Trafford, only to reimpose them after a huge rise in numbers of those affected? My second...

EU Exit: End of Transition Period - Statement (24 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, the Statement gives a sombre picture of what could happen on our exit from the EU, with only 24% of businesses believing that they are ready. We are reminded that the consequences could be destructive not only economically, but more widely, especially if the EU unreasonably continues to put its interests before ours. Does the Minister agree that our jingoistic and somewhat superior...

Education: A-level Results - Question (23 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, the algorithm for predicting A-level results this summer was clearly too harsh, leading to overcompensation using teacher predictions and subsequent difficulty finding college and university places in subjects such as medicine. If the physical sitting of exams again proves impossible this summer, will the Minister ensure that the timetable for publishing results allows more time for...

Afghanistan: Locally Employed Civilians - Private Notice Question (22 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, the ex gratia scheme for Afghan interpreters rightly recognises our debt of gratitude to those who risked their lives helping us, but the limiting criteria for assistance, such as the need to have served a year for eligibility to settle in the UK, led many—desperately fleeing the country, leaving their families—to seek refuge abroad. Does the Minister agree that we have what is...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (18 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: As we have heard this morning, these regulations are complex and, at times, confusing. I believe that much more should be done to greatly increase public awareness of the dangers of this painful killer disease. I am particularly concerned about the rising incidence in areas with large subcontinental populations, such as Leicester, Sandwell, the north-east and now Lancashire. Here, because of...

Brexit: Civil Service Code - Private Notice Question (17 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: Does the Minister agree that reports on re-educating civil servants on how to comply with the law and the administration of justice have somewhat Orwellian connotations?

Rule of Law: Law Officers - Private Notice Question (15 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: Will the Minister agree that, while the Internal Market Bill is clearly intended as a negotiating tool, it can easily have the opposite effect and lead to a further hardening of attitudes? “I’m not going to play with you” is bad enough in a school playground; in international negotiations, it can lead to a dangerous ripple effect, undermining national and international treaties.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 - Motion to Approve (10 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, as director of the Sikh chaplaincy service for prisons, I welcome this order. It is fair and will help offenders to move to a crime-free life. The criminal records disclosure regime rightly provides information through DBS certificates to employers about an individual’s criminal record to help them consider a person’s suitability for certain roles, principally those working...

International Travel - Statement (9 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, while I have some sympathy with the Government in trying to combat a unique and deadly threat to life, jobs and the economy, the constant changes of direction in dealing with the virus, like the constantly changing numbers for who can meet and in which circumstances, are causing bewilderment and confusion. Consistency inspires confidence. Covid-19 is a global pandemic and, while we...

International Travel - Statement (9 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: Will the Minister consider much better compensation for those in the travel industry and the operators of airports?

UCAS End of Cycle Report 2019 - Question (8 Sep 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, while support from family is key to assisting a child’s life chances, we all remember teachers who inspired a love of learning. Does the Minister agree that schools that enhance the aspirations of children from a working-class background should be recognised as such, perhaps by measuring the number of pupils with an entitlement to free school meals who go on to higher education?

Written Answers — Home Office: Gurpal Virdi (11 Aug 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to conduct an independent investigation into racism experienced by former Metropolitan Police officer Gurpal Virdi.

Written Answers — Home Office: Gurpal Virdi (11 Aug 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they undertook a formal investigation into the conduct of those implicated in racism against former Metropolitan Police officer Gurpal Virdi; and if not, why not.

Domestic Abuse - Question (29 Jul 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, while measures such as collecting data and greater penalties for domestic abuse can help curb unacceptable behaviour, they cannot create a more compassionate society. Does the Minister agree that the only way to do this is to make ethical imperatives such as “honour thy father and mother” a part of our collective moral DNA?

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (24 Jul 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, while the regulations are generally welcome, greater attention should have been given to the importance of soft play areas for children. The present ban could be adjusted, with imaginative controls, to allow young children healthy and enjoyable exercise, and mothers and carers a little respite from the ceaseless demands of energetic children. The real difficulty with implementing...

Healthcare Students: Tuition Fees - Question (23 Jul 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, the dedication of nurses and allied healthcare staff has shone like a bright light in the gloom of the Covid pandemic. Does the Minister agree that the least we can do to encourage those entering the profession is to reimburse tuition fees and write off any student-related debt? The Government should seriously reconsider their position.

Churches: Reopening of Buildings - Question (22 Jul 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: My Lords, discussions with the Minister confirm that the Government are concerned with the safety of all faiths. The attached risks to BAME communities are greater and there are important differences in the manner of worship, proximity of worshippers and layout of buildings. Will the Minister confirm that all these factors should be considered in government advice?

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children (21 Jul 2020)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their paper on group-based child sexual exploitation due to be published this year will include consideration of any (1) racial, and (2) religious, characteristics of group offenders.


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