Results 61–80 of 760 for speaker:Rupa Huq

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sustainable Electricity Generation (12 Jun 2018)

Rupa Huq: The Minister talks a good talk, but rooftop solar panel take-up is at a seven-year low. In my seat, Alternergy has gone from topping the Fintech 100 to an 80% drop in business since the end of the feed-in tariff was announced in 2012. What assurances does the Minister have for such firms after the scheme closes next year?

G7 (11 Jun 2018)

Rupa Huq: Does the Prime Minister share my concern that the good work she described coming out of the G7 seems deliberately to be having the shine taken off it by President Trump and his tweets—insisting that it should be a G8 and pushing on with his tariffs—and his general inability to play by the collective rules? Or are blond buffoons who seek to undermine her at every turn now becoming...

Airports National Policy Statement — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (7 Jun 2018)

Rupa Huq: Following the logic that people can change their minds, would the hon. Gentleman not agree that this Government should also now change their mind on Brexit—something else that sounded good but is now unravelling?

Airports National Policy Statement — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (7 Jun 2018)

Rupa Huq: It is a pleasure, as always, to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham South (Lilian Greenwood) on her sterling work on the report. I have a slight sense of déjà vu, because in this slot a couple of weeks ago we debated the Transport Committee’s excellent report on community transport. It felt then like the Government...

Airports National Policy Statement — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (7 Jun 2018)

Rupa Huq: One of the Labour party’s promises is about delivering benefits to the whole nation, which is what the hon. Gentleman was talking about, but this proposal, as my hon. Friend the Member for Brentford and Isleworth and the right hon. Member for Putney said, will suck the life out of regional airports. They will have fewer flights. It is a bad idea that is the worst of all worlds. There...

Supreme Court Ruling: Abortion in Northern Ireland (7 Jun 2018)

Rupa Huq: Earlier this year, my hon. Friend the Member for Pontypridd (Owen Smith) and I were part of a delegation to Belfast. We heard evidence on a long and harrowing day from many parties, including Sarah Ewart, whose name has been mentioned in the Chamber previously, on the difficulties for not only vulnerable women but practitioners, who are often in a dilemma. At the time, my thinking was the...

Airports National Policy Statement (5 Jun 2018)

Rupa Huq: It may be long overdue but this is the wrong decision, and it flies in the face of what the current Prime Minister has previously said, not to mention the last one with his “No ifs, no buts,” no third runway comment. So does this U-turn, like the abandoning of the feed-in tariff and like the embrace of Hinkley Point, show that this Government’s green dalliance and “hug...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Policing: Protests (4 Jun 2018)

Rupa Huq: Ealing’s police have been dealing with one protest for 23 years outside our local Marie Stopes clinic. The aim of the protest is to prevent women from accessing healthcare. Although our council has now introduced a public spaces protection order, this is a national problem that requires a national solution. Will the Minister respond to the letter that 160 of us—including the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: GWR Franchise (24 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: What plans he has for the operation of trains in the Thames valley after the end of the Great Western rail franchise.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: GWR Franchise (24 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: It is a tale of two railways in Ealing and Action. This week I have heard praise for not-for-profit TfL rail services, whose users rate its reliability, but also complaints about GWR services, which are based on profitability, that have been cancelled without recompense. Will the Minister at the first opportunity take the Thames Valley franchise back into public ownership and scrap the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Abortion: Clinics (24 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many submissions his Department has received to the review into harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics; and when he expects to publish the outcome of that review.

BAME Communities: Stop and Search — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (23 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bradford West (Naz Shah) on bringing this important subject before us. It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Shipley (Philip Davies), who made his case with his usual Yorkshire bluntness. I will be a bit less monochromatic; I am a sociologist, so I will introduce some light and...

BAME Communities: Stop and Search — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (23 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: I completely agree with my hon. Friend, who has served as a police officer and a lawyer, and is now a shadow Minister—so he speaks with great authority. There is a need for greater training, and for things to be seen in a less monochromatic, dogmatic way, rather than as political correctness gone mad, and to address the issues. As my hon. Friend the Member for Bradford West has pointed...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Doctors: Greater London (23 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of delays to the recruitment of overseas doctors for reasons of visa restrictions in (a) Ealing hospital and (b) the North West London Trust area in each of the last three years.

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote (21 May 2018)

Rupa Huq: Both America and Israel are our allies, yet we are powerless when the US moves its embassy and we are onlookers when the UN votes to hold an inquiry into the killings in Gaza. True friends offer advice and criticism, but are we now content just to hold hands rather than holding anyone to account?

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...


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