Results 61–80 of 745 for speaker:Rupa Huq

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (17 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: Will the new Minister, whom I, too, congratulate, now publish the long-awaited inquiry of the previous Home Secretary, the right hon. Member for Hastings and Rye (Amber Rudd), into the safety of women accessing abortion clinics? Will she also take up the recommendation of 160 parliamentarians, including David Steel, author of the Abortion Act 1967, to introduce buffer zones?

Grenfell Tower (16 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: Constituents of mine observed that in the immediate aftermath, in the complete absence of any visible presence of representatives of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea or any sort of officialdom, it was people power—mosques, voluntary organisations and the like—that stepped into the void, along with, eventually, the London Borough of Ealing and SportActive, whose members...

Gaza Border Violence (15 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: Our Government back a two-state solution, but recognise only one of the states. Given yesterday’s shocking events, surely they could send a powerful signal, make good on the overwhelming vote in this House in 2014 and, along with 137 other nations, recognise Palestine. If the time is not right now, will it ever be?

Community Transport — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: My hon. Friend mentioned that community transport is a lifeline for the users, but does he agree that it is also a lifeline for the volunteer drivers? Patrick O’Keefe, a constituent who was very high up at Heathrow, and Paul Hurley, who is ex-BBC, love it because they have a post-retirement second lease of life.

Community Transport — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham South (Lilian Greenwood) on her report, her speech and her excellent stewardship of the Transport Committee. Community transport is not the sexiest subject on the political agenda. It was never in “The West Wing”. When people think about transport, they think of...

G4S: Immigration Removal Centres (8 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: If “Panorama” shocked the nation with its depiction of racial abuse and choking of detainees at Brook House, the collapse of Carillion like a pack of cards has exposed that the outsourcing model is failing our public services. Why are the Government persisting with this course of action, or on a sunny pre-bank holiday filled with local election results, did they think no one would...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Community Transport (30 Apr 2018)

Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on support for community transport services.

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.


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