Results 1–20 of 679 for speaker:Rupa Huq

Windrush (23 Apr 2018)

Rupa Huq: It is estimated that 50,000 people—a relatively small number—are caught in this indignity, incompetence and “It’ll be all right on the night” policy. None of them have presented themselves at my surgery because they have instructed solicitors, so will the Home Secretary commit to reimburse in full the legal fees incurred by those people? Will she also ensure that...

Surgical Mesh (19 Apr 2018)

Rupa Huq: The hon. Lady mentions the physical injuries and physical pain, but does she agree that these women have also had great emotional pain and psychological suffering? Many are suicidal. The Minister would be well advised to introduce, within a future action plan, counselling services of some kind for these sufferers.

Surgical Mesh (19 Apr 2018)

Rupa Huq: My hon. Friend is making a very powerful and moving speech. May I include testimony from my constituent, Adele Yemm, from Chiswick? There was a catalogue of errors with her case. She had only mild incontinence, and physiotherapy would have sorted it out. There were issues about consent—she was denied that. She had a full implant fitted. Does my hon. Friend agree that this is the biggest...

Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (19 Apr 2018)

Rupa Huq: Last night, I attended a housing assembly at a West London Citizens meeting. Some 300 people from churches, schools and community organisations were present. One of the demands on our council candidates was for there to be greater landlord licensing and a charter of tenants’ rights. What did the Committee’s report say on that? From my recollection, when these subjects came up in...

Gender Pay Gap (18 Apr 2018)

Rupa Huq: It is all very well to go after big businesses, top FTSE companies and boardrooms, but there is a much greater number of women in social care, catering and hospitality who feel isolated because they rely on agencies. Will the Government focus their attention more on that end of the scale and end the scandal of zero-hours contracts, which hit women so hard in those sectors?

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Rupa Huq: Does my right hon. Friend agree that we should listen not just to voices inside the Chamber, but to voices outside—the great British public? A woman on the doorstep in Ealing said to me this weekend, “Did we just regain the sovereignty of Parliament to hand it over to a Prime Minister with no majority or, worse still, to Trump?” Did she not have a point?

Written Answers — Home Office: Corruption (5 Apr 2018)

Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to section 4.4 of the United Kingdom Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-2022, which Ministers are in the Inter-Ministerial Group; and when the first meeting of that group will take place.

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (29 Mar 2018)

Rupa Huq: The 113 MPs, including me, who wrote to the Home Secretary last year enjoyed some momentum and made progress when she agreed to undertake a review of the feasibility of exclusion zones around abortion clinics, but it is all gone a bit quiet since the evidence deadline passed. When can we expect the conclusions, and will there be good news for the vulnerable women who simply want to have their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia (27 Mar 2018)

Rupa Huq: The Prime Minister swung full support behind her position among our EU allies, which is encouraging, but how will we ever replicate that influence on foreign policy after we leave, when we will not even have a seat at the table?

European Council (26 Mar 2018)

Rupa Huq: It is pleasing to see our EU partners expressing unanimity behind the Prime Minister in recognising that the shocking events in Salisbury were in fact made in Russia. Among the actions that we now take, will she please revisit the golden ticket visas—the tier 1 investor visas—in the light of the fact that 2,500 oligarchs have acquired such visas in less than 10 years? Will she at...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Child Poverty: Family Indicators (26 Mar 2018)

Rupa Huq: Last week, figures from the Equality and Human Rights Commission showed that child poverty among single-parent families is predicted to rise from the current figure of 37% to 62%. In the same week, the new all-party parliamentary group on single parent families followed Ronald Reagan’s lead in 1984 and held a UK Single Parents’ Day for the first time. Will the Minister please...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gender Pay Equality: Broadcasting (22 Mar 2018)

Rupa Huq: Ealing uniquely boasts—

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Leaving the EU: UK Musicians (22 Mar 2018)

Rupa Huq: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on arrangements for UK musicians to tour the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Leaving the EU: UK Musicians (22 Mar 2018)

Rupa Huq: It is so long since I have had a question, Mr Speaker—[Laughter.] Ealing, uniquely, boasts a plaque on the spot where the Rolling Stones played their first ever gig, in 1962, but international success such as they went on to achieve is imperilled by the fact that when we leave the EU we will leave behind restriction-free movement for musicians, who travel with all their gear and often...

UK-EU: International Development (21 Mar 2018)

Rupa Huq: I am loth to interrupt my hon. Friend’s passionate speech, but he mentioned 2016 and I wondered if he had seen the International Development Committee’s report of that year. It points out that the Government should “consider the ramifications of the UK’s exit on the laws and regulations designed to curb corruption both here and overseas”. Anti-corruption was not...

Building Safety (15 Mar 2018)

Rupa Huq: As west London near neighbours, residents in the London borough of Ealing can see Grenfell—the charred coffin in the sky—from bits of my constituency. I passed by it yesterday. My constituent John Metcalfe attended the silent march last night and says that there were massive numbers and the sense of injustice was overwhelming. The Minister has repeatedly said that public safety is...

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Rupa Huq: I thank the Prime Minister for her statement and the concern she expressed to me yesterday regarding the surprise substances some of us received in our parliamentary post this week—not on a Salisbury scale, but frightening none the less. Will she commit to those who operate within and outside feeling the full force of the law, and go a bit faster on the long-promised public registers of...

Victims of Crime: Rights — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (13 Mar 2018)

Rupa Huq: The hon. Gentleman talked about there not always being an audit trail. Does he agree with me that when victims of crime are abroad, such as my constituent Susan Sutovic, whose son died in mysterious circumstances in 2004 in Serbia, there needs to be some sort of diplomatic and legal framework to help those victims?

Victims of Crime: Rights — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (13 Mar 2018)

Rupa Huq: I apologise for not being here at the start of the debate, Mrs Main. My hon. Friend refers to hate crime and I wondered whether she was aware that some of us Muslim Members of Parliament have been victims of a hate crime on the parliamentary estate today and yesterday. I could not be here at 2.30 pm because I was dealing with the aftermath of a suspicious package intended for me, which was...


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