Results 1–20 of 693 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Tulip Siddiq

NHS Wholly Owned Subsidiary Companies — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (6 Mar 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: The hon. Lady is being very generous in taking interventions. Unite points out that over the past five years, more for-profit companies have won contracts to run NHS services, with the total value of contracts awarded in 2016-17 standing at a staggering £3.1 billion. Does my hon. Friend agree that the Government must compel Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to close this tax...

Fire Safety and Cladding — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (6 Mar 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon North (Mr Reed) on bringing the debate to the House, and on all the work he has done in his constituency. His constituents are lucky to have him fighting their corner; I am sure they know that. I will mention once again Stormzy’s intervention at this year’s Brit Awards, which secured headlines not just because of his profile,...

Equality of Voting Ages — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (28 Feb 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: My hon. Friend is making a wonderful speech that I fully support. This week in my borough of Camden, 16 young people between the ages of 13 and 19 have launched their campaigns to become Camden’s next youth MP. The previous youth MP worked with the NHS and the police to make it a safer place to live. They reflected their views to the MP and to councillors. The irony is that the next...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Feb 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: The Government’s decision to leave Euratom and withdraw from the customs union could limit our access to vital cancer treatments. The chief executive officer of the Nuclear Industry Association—

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Feb 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: Thank you, Mr Speaker. The CEO of the Nuclear Industry Association points out that if medical isotopes that are used to treat cancer are delayed in reaching the UK, they could be deemed useless on arrival because of their short half-life. Will the Prime Minister explain how she plans to prevent delays to cancer treatment that would be caused by her pursuit of a hard Brexit?

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention: Credit Cards: Cost Regulation — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (7 Feb 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: I thank my hon. Friend for securing this important debate. Many of my constituents rely on organisations such as Citizens Advice to support them when they are in dire credit card debt. At the West Hampstead Women’s Centre in my constituency, bespoke Citizens Advice surgeries often lead to referrals to specialist services, such as the face-to-face disability and debt service. However,...

Baby Leave for Members of Parliament (1 Feb 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: I thank my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Camberwell and Peckham (Ms Harman) for calling this important debate. It is important for me to be here, because I had a baby a year and a half ago as a sitting MP. I will not go into details about what happened to my insides, but I will talk a little about the impact of pregnancy and birth. I will not go into the exact details, but I...

Baby Leave for Members of Parliament (1 Feb 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: I thank my hon. Friend for that note of confidence. I absolutely agree with what she says: we have to do even better if we want to make Parliament a more welcoming place for female representatives and if we want to act in the way that my constituency Labour party did when I stood for election. One after another, its members stated categorically that they wanted more women in Parliament and...

Baby Leave for Members of Parliament (1 Feb 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: Absolutely. The hon. Lady and I have had discussions about this matter, and we agree that Parliament needs to become more modern and that we need to encourage e-voting. Perhaps that will be next on the agenda. As I have mentioned, I had a lot of support from my constituency Labour party when I ran to be an MP. As I was a young woman, they thought that there was a chance I would have children....

Childcare Vouchers — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (15 Jan 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: My hon. Friend is making a passionate argument about why the system has failed so many families in our constituencies. Is she aware that the Childcare Voucher Providers Association said that thousands of parents will have no access to any form of childcare support come April 2018, because of the system failing? Does she share my shock and astonishment about that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran (9 Jan 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: What recent assessment he has made of the strength of relations between the UK and Iran.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran (9 Jan 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: My constituent Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is still in prison in Iran after 20 months. Despite a lot of attention on her case before the festive period, her husband, Richard, still spent Christmas without his wife and his daughter. When I met the Foreign Secretary, he said he would leave no stone unturned to secure her release. What steps has he taken to fulfil that promise?

Oman, Uae and Iran (11 Dec 2017)

Tulip Siddiq: I thank the Foreign Secretary for giving us an update about his visit to Iran. I am pleased to hear that he raised the plight of dual nationals and called for their release on humanitarian grounds, but what response did he get from the President of Iran, and other authorities, when he pressed for the release of my constituent, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe? Does he have any indication of what the...

Women in the House of Commons — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Dec 2017)

Tulip Siddiq: I thank the hon. Lady for her speech. I have long argued for e-voting, because I believe that is the right way for us to go forward. Does she think it quite strange that the reason I was given for not introducing e-voting was that all Members need to be in the Chamber to listen to the debate—even though 650 Members of Parliament do not fit in the Chamber at the same time?

Women in the House of Commons — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Dec 2017)

Tulip Siddiq: Party leaders and most MPs share the objective of achieving equal representation. Almost all of them also accept that there is more to do in order to succeed. The recent general election put the number of women in the House of Commons up to 208. That is just short of double where we were in 2001, when there were only 118 female MPs. Progress is not as fast as I believe we need it to be, but...

Women in the House of Commons — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Dec 2017)

Tulip Siddiq: I thank my hon. Friend. People would stare at me because they were not used to seeing, for a start, women under 5 feet, or loud-mouthed women of colour working in Parliament. I went on to work as a researcher, a press officer and a special adviser, and then left Parliament and came back as an MP. In every layer of the party that I have described, whether special adviser, press officer or...

Women in the House of Commons — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Dec 2017)

Tulip Siddiq: Yes, and I pay tribute to the right hon. Lady as Chair of the Committee. The Committee works very well together and constructively, and its members are from all political backgrounds—people have different viewpoints, but we do a good job. She is absolutely right. What we want is an extension of something that already exists. We do not think it is a huge ask. I fear that, given the...

Voter Registration (No. 2) Bill: Passports: Parental Identification (1 Dec 2017)

Tulip Siddiq: Travelling with one’s child should provide lasting, happy memories. From seeing how our little ones react to their first flight to watching how they take on their first journey on the channel tunnel, travelling with a toddler can prove both thrilling and—as I am sure you are aware, Mr Speaker —stressful in equal measure. However, for a growing number of parents in the UK,...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Tulip Siddiq: This Budget was guided by the political considerations of the Tory party, rather than the day-to-day reality faced by my constituents in Hampstead and Kilburn. It was well briefed before the Budget that the Chancellor’s hands would be tied, but I refuse to accept that Brexit allows for a total cop-out and a Budget that is so utterly feeble in confronting London’s problems. In the...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (13 Nov 2017)

Tulip Siddiq: My constituent Richard Ratcliffe wrote about his wife’s case in the Evening Standard: “My complaint is not that her imprisonment has become a diplomatic incident this past week. It is that it wasn’t for the 19 months that came before.” That shows the sheer dignity with which my constituent has been campaigning for his wife’s release for 19 months. Richard has...

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