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Results 221–240 of 244 for speaker:Naseem Shah

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Child Prisoners and Detainees: Occupied Palestinian Territories (6 Jan 2016)

Naseem Shah: Can I just respond to that question, Chair?

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Child Prisoners and Detainees: Occupied Palestinian Territories (6 Jan 2016)

Naseem Shah: I will respond very briefly. The fact is that the disproportionality of someone throwing a stone or a rock and being detained for it is not acceptable. That is the reality of what is happening with children.

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Child Prisoners and Detainees: Occupied Palestinian Territories (6 Jan 2016)

Naseem Shah: I will finish by clearly making the point that the Israeli Government have not provided any evidence of any child causing a death, or contributing to a death, using a stone. There is no evidence of that.

Community and Voluntary Sector Funding — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (24 Nov 2015)

Naseem Shah: I beg to move, That this House has considered funding for the community and voluntary sector. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Moon. I welcome the presence of the Minister, who will respond to this debate. Given the value that the charity, community and voluntary sector adds to the communities we represent and the incredible services that it provides to our constituents,...

Community and Voluntary Sector Funding — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (24 Nov 2015)

Naseem Shah: My hon. Friend the Member for Brent Central (Dawn Butler) makes a valid point. We are seeing that theme across the country. The £2.3 billion reduction in Government funding is interesting. It will come through a number of streams, because the third sector has a symbiotic relationship with many Government-funded organisations, not least local councils, whose budgets have been decimated by...

Community and Voluntary Sector Funding — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (24 Nov 2015)

Naseem Shah: I absolutely agree. I will come on to talk more about the big society—or the failure to have a big society—and what should be done. The coalition Government and this Government concretely demonstrated their commitment to tendering provisions for the VCS sector when they embraced the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. They have attempted—I use the term loosely—to reform public...

Community and Voluntary Sector Funding — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (24 Nov 2015)

Naseem Shah: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that comment. Although I agree that the third sector is doing a valuable job and is working hard, if one considers the Tory Government’s proposed £300 million-plus cuts to the Big Lottery Fund, which I will refer to later, that will put my comments in context. In communities such as my constituency of Bradford West, where more than 26% of children are already...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (Programme No. 3): New Clause 1 — Repeal of Tax Credits Regulations 2015 (27 Oct 2015)

Naseem Shah: What answer do I give my constituents? They have a spring in their step because they are getting all these promotions and things the right hon. Gentleman talks about, yet 34,000 children in my constituency who are on tax credits will be thrown into poverty. Can he explain that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Tax Credits (27 Oct 2015)

Naseem Shah: If he will bring forward transitional provisions for the proposed changes to the tax credits system.

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Tax Credits (20 Oct 2015)

Naseem Shah: In my constituency, more than 31,000 children will be affected by these tax credit changes. How many more children will the Minister’s cuts push into poverty?

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 19 - Reduction in social housing rents (15 Oct 2015)

Naseem Shah: Will the Minister qualify his 2014 figure of £2.4 billion? Was that before the bedroom tax hit, when the housing associations lost that money, or afterwards?

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 19 - Reduction in social housing rents (15 Oct 2015)

Naseem Shah: Is the Minister aware that the measure will disproportionately affect certain housing associations in my constituency that cater for larger families? We have had the bedroom tax, and these measures feel like an extension of that sanction, which particularly affects more vulnerable people, such as women fleeing domestic violence. The Black Women’s Support Project in Bradford will suffer; I...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 19 - Reduction in social housing rents (15 Oct 2015)

Naseem Shah: It is great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. Will the Minister highlight whether service charges are subject to the 1% cut and explain the process for introducing rent reductions for tenants when rents changes are not usually announced until April?

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 13 - Employment and support allowance: work-related activity component (13 Oct 2015)

Naseem Shah: I could reel off a list of people who have come to my constituency surgery. I am the former chair of the largest BME mental health charity in Bradford. Does the Minister agree that it is absolutely diabolical to apply sanctions after testing somebody with mental health difficulties and saying, “If you can tie your shoelaces, you’re capable of going to work”? Does she believe that the...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 11 - Changes to child tax credit (13 Oct 2015)

Naseem Shah: It is a great honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Streeter. I might just need the time machine we heard about. I have three children, but if I was not in a job in five years’ time, after the next election, my youngest child would not qualify for a bedroom. Which one would the Minister like me to put into care?


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