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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Egypt: Freedom of Expression (4 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on alleged human rights abuses in that country.

Business of the House (3 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: May we have a statement on the uses of broadcast footage of the House of Commons? My constituent, Charlie Brooker, has raised with me—[Interruption.] He has, and he was one of my 270-something constituents who contributed to my majority. He has raised with me the problem that he is unable to use such footage in his programme “Screenwipe”, yet other not too dissimilar...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (3 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: To prevent our pop charts from being disproportionately dominated by acts from private schools, and to prevent another all-white Brit awards like the event that was criticised last week, would the Minister consider starting a scheme similar to the much missed music action zones that the Labour Government created to encourage creativity and talent in music in non-classroom contexts?

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: House of Commons: Broadcasting Programmes (3 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what the Commission's policy is on the use of House broadcast footage in programmes of a satirical nature.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy (2 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made by his Department or NHS England of the effect of minor ailments services provided by community pharmacies on demand for the services of GP practices and other parts of the NHS; and what assessment he has made of the effect of planned reductions in funding for pharmacies on those services.

European Affairs (25 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: Even before we get into the machinations of referendums and the pros and cons of Brexit, let us note that the European influence on our very language has been around a while, with Spanish omelettes, German measles, Dutch auctions and, more risqué, French letters and French kissing—well, we are talking European affairs, are we not? What was once a continent across the channel with a...

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women (24 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: Mr Deputy Speaker, 1950s-born women are not usually seen as a militant group. They were born and raised in the era of “Hi honey, I’m home,” spotless perfection, domestic bliss and Formica, but the situation they now find themselves in is far from perfect. I have only been an MP since May, but, as several Members have mentioned, including the hon. Member for Paisley and...

Equitable Life (11 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: The Library briefing points out that there is a ticking time bomb because the beneficiaries of the scheme are elderly. Like my hon. Friend, I have received representations from many constituents. Has she heard the same sentiment that I heard expressed by Brian Watkins, who faces losing up to £40,000 and thinks that the Government are waiting until policyholders die, so that they do not...

Energy and Climate Change: Energy-efficient Homes (11 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: What estimate she has made of the number of homes that need to be brought up to the minimum band C energy efficiency standard by 2030.

Energy and Climate Change: Energy-efficient Homes (11 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: The Government recently spent £50 million of taxpayers’ money assisting a bunch of big businesses such as Sainsbury’s to change their lightbulbs. Meanwhile, they halved home insulation funding in the last Parliament, which was meant to help families out of fuel poverty. I will not ask how many Tories it takes to change a lightbulb, but does that not show whose side they are on?

Social Mobility Index (9 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Social Mobility Index (9 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: I just wondered whether my hon. Friend was aware of Fiona Weir from Gingerbread, who says: “Further stigmatising single parent families will do nothing to tackle child poverty. Family breakdown doesn’t cause child poverty. It is unaffordable childcare, low levels of maternal employment and poor wages—”

Social Mobility Index (9 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: The hon. Lady is explaining very cogently all the different indicators, but does she not agree that there is a glaring omission in turning away from income as a measure of child poverty? I wonder what she makes of the comment by Alan Milburn, the chair of the commission, that “without acknowledging the most obvious symptom of poverty, lack of money”, the Government’s...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Independent Healthcare Commission: North-west London (9 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: The report heavily features Ealing hospital, where the radiographer Sharmila Chowdhury blew the whistle on consultants taking bungs—extra payments. She is now jobless and, as a widow with a mortgage, soon to be homeless. Will the Minister urgently look into her case, because despite a plethora of reports—this one and the Francis review—this Government do not seem to be doing...

[Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Preventing Violence Against Women: Role of Men (4 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: My hon. Friend is making a powerful speech. She referred to the courts. Last week, the Court of Appeal found against the bedroom tax for discriminating against domestic violence victims. Does she agree that it beggars belief that the Government seem more intent on fighting that decision than protecting those victims and compensating them?

[Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Preventing Violence Against Women: Role of Men (4 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: The hon. Gentleman is making a powerful speech. He talks about cuts to services. Does he agree that the Government are often clever in defraying those cuts on to local government? In my borough, Southall Black Sisters does very good work for black and minority ethnic communities on issues such as forced marriage, female genital mutilation and the impact of religion and culture. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Waste (4 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: The Soil Association estimates that between 20% to 40% of UK fruit and veg is rejected before it even reaches the shop—it is deemed as being a kind of “wonky veg” because it fails to meet the supermarket’s strict cosmetic requirements. Will the Minister ensure that supermarkets and manufacturers transparently publish their supply chain waste—I think Tesco is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (4 Feb 2016)

Rupa Huq: London breached annual pollution limits just days into 2016, repeating what happened in 2015. The Government were forced by the Supreme Court to publish plans on reducing air pollution. Does the Secretary of State think that her Department is doing enough to tackle air pollution? It is projected that there will be five years of this in London.


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