Results 1–20 of 255 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Nusrat Ghani

Foreign Affairs Committee (14 Dec 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: My right hon. Friend will recall that the evidence we took on the awful nature of the human rights abuses and humanitarian crisis was in stark contrast to the letter sent to the Committee by the Burmese embassy, which contradicted all the evidence we took. Does my right hon. Friend—[Interruption.]—or, rather, my hon. Friend, agree that the underlying problem is that the Burmese...

Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: This evening, I will be joining the Uckfield chamber of commerce, which celebrates small businesses across my constituency and provides opportunity and security, at its Christmas dinner. A thousand jobs have been created every day since 2010, so will the Leader of the House provide time for a debate on the Government’s success in the area of employment?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: Thank you, Mr Hanson, for giving me the opportunity to contribute to this important debate. Speeches on both sides of the Chamber have been technical, detailed and passionate, including the response from the Minister, and I hope to be able to add a few of my thoughts to this measured debate. Leaving the European Union was never going to be easy. It was inevitable, after 40 years of the EU...

Israel: Us Embassy (7 Dec 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel isolates the USA. It has been condemned by European and middle eastern leaders, and even by Pope Francis. All say that this hostile act is ignorant and undermines the delicate peace process. Will the Minister confirm that we robustly maintain, with the States, a position of seeking a two-state solution, although I...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: The hon. Gentleman mentioned a U-turn. When he was previously the MP for Eastbourne, is it correct that he voted in favour of universal credit in all its forms?

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: I welcome the Minister’s statement on making available the reports requested by the Labour party. I am pleased to speak in this debate and to challenge the belief among some Opposition Members that helping people into work and away from relying on state welfare is just too difficult and too complicated. I accept that our work as MPs is not easy. We all do our best for our constituents,...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: I do not accept the hon. Gentleman’s intervention. There are now more people with better opportunities—whether children going to better schools, more working-class kids going to university or people on lower incomes taking more of that income home to support their families. I grew up in a Labour stronghold where I was told repeatedly to know my place, which was to remain on...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: That is where their work coach should be able to help them. The hon. Lady should be challenging the work coaches in that community. People are moving on: they are able to get a loan to get an education and change the life choices available to them. With its one simple payment and gradual introduction, universal credit is flexible enough to respond to any technical issues. Previously, the...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: My right hon. Friend was talking about transparency. One thing that we do know for certain is that, in each constituency, 400 people are able to go back to work when they are on universal credit. The new system helps people back into work. There is nothing more demoralising for people than to be told to lower their gaze, stay in line, stay on welfare, and not even to try to go for a job,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Female Offender Management (5 Dec 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: As female offenders are more likely than male offenders to have caring responsibilities for children, what role does the Minister think prison governors should play in maintaining and strengthening family ties?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Dec 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: In my constituency, we have a higher level of road traffic incidents, including fatalities, compared with the rest of Sussex. I have long campaigned for increased sentences for dangerous driving. What signal does my hon. Friend believe was sent by the Government’s recent announcement on proposed increases to dangerous driving sentences?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (4 Dec 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: With the abolition of stamp duty for most first-time buyers, families in Wealden will save, on average, £3,209 on their first home. Will the Minister say what else is being done to help families secure their first home?

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

Nusrat Ghani: Will my hon. Friend give way? [Hon. Members: “ Oh.”] I will be very quick. Is my hon. Friend also thankful for the £21 million—

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

Nusrat Ghani: Is my hon. Friend also thankful for the extra £21 million that will be invested in science and tech, helping us to create the jobs of the future?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: My right hon. Friend mentioned the British Council, which recently noted that one in seven world leaders studied at a British university. That presents a great opportunity for us not only to promote our universities, but to export our values overseas.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: As my hon. Friend might know, the Foreign Office has 274 posts in 168 countries, and they are perfectly placed to export or promote English sparkling wine, specifically from my constituency of Wealden, as outlined in my ten-minute rule Bill, which he supported earlier this year.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: I am a little bit concerned that the right hon. Lady might be misleading the House. The 0.7% figure is enshrined in law, and surely she recognises the extra funding placed not only with the World Service but the British Council, which does a huge amount of work on human rights and education, and deals with some of the trickiest countries around the world. We should not dismiss this...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: I am concerned that the Foreign Secretary might be moving on from the aid budget without mentioning a very good project that we are involved in—a finance initiative for women entrepreneurs that is helping women in the developing world to set up businesses, not only providing security and stability but enabling them in future to become trading partners with us.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rohingya People (21 Nov 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: The Burmese military have produced an absurd report claiming that not a single innocent life has been lost and that they have not been involved in any violence against the Rohingya. Does my right hon. Friend agree that no whitewash report will cover up all the mounting evidence of the atrocities carried out against the Rohingya?

Yemen (20 Nov 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: The missile attack on Riyadh takes the conflict to a new and dangerous phase, sending ripples through the Muslim world, with Muslims urged to take sides, Sunni versus Shi’a, in a regional cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which is supplying missiles to the Houthi. Will my right hon. Friend outline the Government’s efforts to tackle the political deadlock and secure...

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