Results 121–140 of 642 for speaker:Rupa Huq

Sexual Harassment in Parliament (30 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: Will the Leader of the House ensure that the promised new procedures involve action on racism, misogyny, homophobia and bullying as well as sexual harassment? None of those types of behaviour has any place in our democracy. My hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich West (Mr Bailey) mentioned local government. Can guidance be issued so that other levels of government adopt similar...

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: Is the hon. Gentleman not being a bit disingenuous about the Transport for London resource grant, £2.8 billion of which was cut—

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: Is the hon. Gentleman not being tendentious, and overlooking the fact that the former Chancellor, who is now the editor of the Evening Standard, cut the TfL resource budget?

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: Has my hon. Friend, as I have, seen an upsurge in the number of people who have witnessed or experienced moped crime? Does she agree that the police need greater powers? Funding for response vehicles has been slashed to ribbons, as it has for everything else. My caseworker Milad, who is ex-Met, tells me that the police feel powerless to deal with moped crime, because criminals can exploit...

European Council (23 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: May I just say what fine fettle the Prime Minister appears to be in, given the German media reports at the weekend suggesting that she was the opposite? Something must have been lost in translation. Anyway, does she share the concern of my constituents who work in the City of London at the declaration of the CEO of Goldman Sachs that he will be spending a lot more time in Frankfurt after all...

Tobacco Control Plan: Money Laundering and Tax Evasion (Azerbaijan) (19 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: Will the Minister give way?

Tobacco Control Plan: Money Laundering and Tax Evasion (Azerbaijan) (19 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: Two years ago, the then Prime Minister declared that London was not “a place to stash dodgy cash”. A year ago, in front of 40 Governments from around the world, the UK committed to a public register of foreign companies owning UK property to prevent those who are corrupt from being able “to move, launder and hide illicit funds through London’s property market”....

Tobacco Control Plan: Money Laundering and Tax Evasion (Azerbaijan) (19 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: Does my right hon. Friend share my concern that since the flourish of the anti-corruption summit—and David Cameron has completely left the crime scene—this seems to have been put in the too-difficult-to-think-about box? If the Government really want a global Britain, they should table the necessary legislation as soon as possible and not use the excuse of Brexit to kick this into...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: London Underground (19 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: Whether we are talking about the 1974 Piccadilly line trains, which are almost as old as me, or the even less reliable 1992 Central line ones, autumnal leaf fall at the moment is causing havoc for the above-ground sections of the tube in suburban locations. Does the Minister know when these old workhorses that are now past their sell-by date are going to be sent to the knacker’s yard?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (16 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: Last week, all parties backed a near unanimous motion on Ealing Council to introduce a public spaces protection order outside the Marie Stopes family planning clinic there, because three decades of protests by pro-lifers and one year of protests by pro-choicers have made it impossible for residents to pass along the pavement and have obstructed women having legal NHS healthcare. Will the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Family Planning: Clinics (16 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to strengthen public order legislation to address protests by religious and other groups outside family planning clinics.

Free Childcare — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: My hon. Friend mentioned the Pre-school Learning Alliance. Some Government Members say that they have had enough of experts, but does she agree that they should listen more to groups on the ground, such as my constituent Jane Reddish and her group What About The Children? Its excellent report on the 30-hours policy raises many of the same concerns as my hon. Friend, specifically pertaining to...

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Rupa Huq: The writing is not on the wall for this Government as some say: it is just slowly sliding off. Why did the Prime Minister choose to deliver her statement from Florence when Ealing town hall would have had her? What was the cost of flying the entire Cabinet there in pounds or euros or in terms of the carbon footprint—any will do?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Constituencies (15 Sep 2017)

Rupa Huq: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of the current Boundary Review (a) up to 3 May 2017 and (b) from that date to the most recent date for which figures are available.

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Rupa Huq: I remember the hon. Lady’s former colleague. We did an interview together when the election was announced, and I am sorry to hear of these tragic things. Before I was elected in 2015, a fake Twitter account called “Dr Huq” was set up, which said I lied about the NHS and put out all sorts of vile messages. It was shut down only after I was elected. I wonder if the hon. Lady...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Rupa Huq: I heard the point that was made about Ealing. I am not sure whether it concerned the election in Ealing Central and Acton, where I was the winner, but I want to dissociate myself from those stories because they were nothing to do with the Labour party. I was a candidate in Ealing Central and Acton in the 2015 general election, and there are pictures and footage of the fracas that ensued when...

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Rupa Huq: In a few short weeks’ time, students up and down the country, including at the University of West London in my seat, will be going back for a new term. This is supposed to be an exciting time, but it is also an anxious one, because the fee regime they have been subjected to is continually changing by stealth. I am not just talking about the trebling since 2010; even since I have been an...

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Rupa Huq: The Secretary of State has referred to the policy of no fees quite a few times now. Can she confirm that in 2005 she stood on a manifesto commitment—and campaigned and won her seat—on precisely that policy of no fees?

Princess Royal Hospital Telford: UK Nationals in the EU: Rights — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (12 Sep 2017)

Rupa Huq: What does my hon. Friend make of an email that I had from David Hulmes, an ex-constituent, now in Lyon in France who says that the EU position was initially generous but seems to have hardened? The reason he gives is the settled status after Brexit, which is insulting, inhuman to people who have been living here for years, and should be scrapped.

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