Rupa Huq: It is a pleasure to follow my near north-west London neighbour in one direction, the hon. Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman), and to support a Bill introduced by a north-west London neighbour in another direction, my hon. Friend the Member for Westminster North (Ms Buck). When we consider legislation, there is usually a sophisticated lobbying operation through Change.org and 38 Degrees...
Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is planning to take to make an assessment of the feasibility of an anti-poaching taskforce as outlined in the 25-year Environment Plan, published on 11th January 2018.
Rupa Huq: What steps his Department is taking to meet the target of at least 10% of transport fuels being from renewable sources by 2020.
Rupa Huq: Abellio’s hybrid buses are generally a plus for the Uxbridge Road, but they are cancelled out by the ComfortDelGro group’s diesel vehicles, which pollute the lungs not only of my constituents on our major thoroughfare but of people all over the country, as they are standard vehicles. Surely the Government should be doing more to encourage best procurement practice and to rid our...
Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance GPs receive on the recognition and diagnosis of Charles Bonnet Syndrome.
Rupa Huq: My hon. Friend mentioned lone parents. I wanted to flag the launch last week of a new all-party parliamentary group on single-parent families. There are all-party groups for every subject under the sun, but this is the first time that anyone has managed to create one on this subject. It is a fairly common form of family nowadays: according to figures from Gingerbread, more than 51% of...
Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will stop providing support, aid and training to the security services in Bangladesh in the event that allegations of human rights abuses are substantiated.
Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Africa of 9 January 2018, on human rights, Official Report, col. 162, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Bangladesh on the disappearance of its political opponents in that country.
Rupa Huq: My hon. Friend is making a very powerful speech. He talked about the shrinking number of banks in general; I am losing a NatWest apiece in Ealing and Acton. When high streets are hollowed out and they become ghost towns, small businesses have nowhere to deposit anymore. The elderly are on the wrong side of the digital divide and are disenfranchised. Who would he say are the winners? Not even...
Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any funding for the new national economic crime centre will be allocated out of the budgets for the Serious Fraud Office or any of the other relevant agencies involved in the centre.
Rupa Huq: What steps he is taking to promote human rights in discussions with his counterparts in other countries.
Rupa Huq: From experience, I know that the Foreign Secretary welcomes Opposition holding the powerful to account, even if his minders have not always done so, but on two recent delegations I heard of dissenters facing difficulties. We hear of child detainees in Israel, and in Bangladesh opponents sometimes being “disappeared.” Is it not time to place a greater emphasis on human rights in...
Rupa Huq: I am usually the first to congratulate my constituents on their achievements, but even Toby Young’s Acton address cannot save him on this one. In his column in The Spectator on 9 December—not historical, but mere days before his appointment—he boasted “what a Big Swinging Dick I am.” The column was titled “The subtle art of showing off at work”. How...
Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the UK Overseas Territories on the adoption of public registers of beneficial ownership in the UK Overseas Territories.
Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy for there to be a review of the options for law reform to ensure that large companies and financial institutions can be prosecuted for economic crime in the UK.
Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to publish a call for evidence on the need for legal reform to extend corporate criminal liability beyond bribery and tax evasion.
Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on the promotion of anti-corruption measures through bilateral trade deals.
Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the UK anti-corruption strategy 2017 to 2022, published in December 2017, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on the inclusion of anti-corruption measures in bilateral trade deals.
Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures she is taking to promote the adoption of public registers of beneficial ownership in other countries.
Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) multilateral and (b) bilateral initiatives he has taken to counter the illegal wildlife trade.