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

Thangam Debbonaire: It is 10 years since the Corston report. Can the Minister update us on the progress the Government are making in meeting all 43 of Baroness Corston’s recommendations, in particular funding for specialist units such as Eden House in Bristol?

Point of Order: Autism Community: Mental Health and Suicide (30 Nov 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: I thank the Backbench Business Committee for bringing this debate before us and the hon. Member for East Kilbride etc. for leading on it. I also wish to say a special thank you to Mr Speaker and Mrs Bercow, who have done so much to support autism awareness in the House and beyond, particularly through their support for the National Autistic Society. I should make a declaration of personal...

Point of Order: Autism Community: Mental Health and Suicide (30 Nov 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. The hon. Lady comprehensively listed recommendations that I urge the Minister to follow. I will finish by recommending two things. First, I suggest that hon. Members who care about autism and the 1% of our population who are on the autism spectrum consider, as I have done, asking a member of staff to champion that cause. I work closely with my member of staff,...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 22 November.

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: The BBC is currently broadcasting “Drugsland”, a documentary series shot in my Bristol West constituency showing the catastrophic impact of drugs and drug laws on not just users, but the police and innocent bystanders. Will the Prime Minister commit to watching “Drugsland” and to setting up a royal commission on our drug laws, which are plainly failing?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (2 Nov 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: This week, the Committee of the Nuclear Safeguards Bill was told by many expert witnesses that the Bill was inadequate and the time insufficient to create an alternative structure for Euratom when we leave the EU. Given the risks, will the Secretary of State commit now to pushing for maintaining our membership of Euratom in the agreement?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (2 Nov 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: That is not the advice.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Drones: Prisons (31 Oct 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: Approximately 200 kg of drugs were smuggled into the England and Wales prison estate last year. Exactly what proportion does the Minister believe was smuggled in with the use of drones, and what specific support is he giving to HMP Bristol in Horfield in my constituency to help to deal with it?

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: The hon. Gentleman seems to be repeating the mistakes of the hon. Member for St Austell and Newquay (Steve Double). As the hon. and learned Member for Edinburgh South West (Joanna Cherry) has already said, there are people in this room who are in favour of PR but voted against AV because it is simply not a good PR system. Plenty of other options are available. He should not take a vote...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Oct 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: In Bristol, university expansion means that a significant increase in student numbers is putting pressure on stretched local services right now, yet student accommodation providers contribute almost nothing to the costs. Will the Secretary of State meet me to discuss bringing student accommodation within the scope of business rates, like other businesses, to help to ease this strain on...

Social Care: Supported Housing (25 Oct 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: What my hon. Friend the Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner) said was quite right. I cannot understand why the Minister wants us to be pleased that the Government have listened, given that they had more than two years in which to do that listening, and in the meantime our supported housing units have suffered, homelessness has increased, and women in refuges have been caused great...

Grenfell Tower (19 Oct 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: What is the Secretary of State doing to build public confidence among the people of Barton Hill, Kingsdown, Redcliffe, Hotwells and elsewhere in my constituency in the content, scrutiny and enforcement of fire and building safety regulations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir (17 Oct 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: There have been threats from both sides to target nuclear facilities, and talks at the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation have broken down, so what exactly will the Government and the Foreign Secretary do to defuse those tensions and promote dialogue?

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Workers’ Rights and Fair Trade (12 Oct 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: What steps he is taking to ensure that the principles of fair trade, workers’ rights and environmental protection are included in future trade agreements after the UK leaves the EU.

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Workers’ Rights and Fair Trade (12 Oct 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: I am glad that the White Paper mentions respecting the role of Parliament, but in order to protect workers’ rights, fair trade and environmental rules, will the Minister now guarantee to transfer to this House the rights that our elected representatives in the European Parliament have to scrutinise, debate, amend and vote on trade agreements?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (14 Sep 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: Following the creation of the Ebacc, the take-up of music education is going down. Given the value of the UK’s world-leading music industry to our economy—it was £123 million in Bristol alone in 2015—will the Minister please listen to the music industry, reverse the Ebacc and invest in music teaching?

Attorney General: Leaving the EU: Hate Crime (14 Sep 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the level of prosecutions for hate crime towards EU citizens.

Attorney General: Leaving the EU: Hate Crime (14 Sep 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: I am grateful for that response, but what I really need to know is what steps the Solicitor General will take to reassure my constituents, who tell me of increased hate crime directed at EU citizens. Local organisations that tackle hate crime, such as SARI—Stand Against Racism & Inequality—tell me the same thing. What will he be doing to reassure my constituents that their...

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

Thangam Debbonaire: I apologise, Mr Streeter; I too cannot stay for the whole debate. A constituent of mine has told me about her son, who is married to a German woman and lives in Germany with her and their two young children. She says that it is all very unsettling. Does my hon. Friend agree that the lack of legal certainty is causing great distress, disrupting family life and interrupting people’s...

Exiting the European Union: Universities (7 Sep 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: Will the Minister please reassure the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England that he values their collaboration with their EU counterparts and that he will prioritise doing everything he can to ensure that that collaboration continues?

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