Results 1–20 of 93 for speaker:Mohammad Yasin

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Mar 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: said this week that Bedford’s relatively affordable housing and easy access to London have made it one of the best places to live in the UK, but Bedford constituents are concerned about the school funding cuts, court services cuts, the impending closure of our only walk-in centre, the big increase in homelessness and the loss of fast peak-time rail services to London. My question to the...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Corby (Tom Pursglove). The Government know that stopping free school meals for the poorest children is a shameful policy. They sought to bring the measures in using statutory instruments, in the hope that any challenge would be ineffective. It is clear that the Government do not want to explain this indefensible change. Some 3,700 children in...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: I am sorry, but I cannot. Many other Members want to speak and it is fair to give them a chance. During the summer holidays 4,412 more three-day emergency food supplies were given to children than in previous months, and we know that children on free school meals already underperform in schools. Why would any Government choose to make life more difficult and more challenging for those children?

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: A number of Members want to speak. It would be unfair if I gave way, as the hon. Gentleman has spoken already. Why would a Government who claim to want to tackle inequality, to help the disadvantaged, to tackle child obesity and to help out those who are just about managing come up with a policy that does the exact opposite? The new earnings limit is a huge step backwards. According to the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (8 Mar 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the roll-out of Universal Credit on levels of child poverty.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Civil Disorder (8 Mar 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the number of incidents of concerted indiscipline in prisons in (a) England and Wales and (b) HMP Bedford year on year from 2010 to 2018.

Yarl’S Wood Detention Centre (6 Mar 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: At Yarl’s Wood and many institutions like it, vulnerable people are being held for long periods, despite the fact that the majority of them have committed no crime. Does the Minister agree that there must be an urgent review of the UK’s detention system?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (6 Mar 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: Last weekend a prison officer at HMP Bedford was rushed to hospital with a serious brain injury inflicted by a prisoner. Other serious incidents occurred over the weekend, such as prison officers running for their lives to hide from an out-of-control prisoner. The weekend before, five prison officers were taken to A&E due to injuries inflicted by prisoners. Will a prison officer have to...

Backbench Business: Refugee Children: Family Reunion in the UK — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (22 Feb 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: There are seven refugee families in Bedford as part of the five-year Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement programme, but Bedford has pledged to take 20. More needs to be done to reunite families, but complex family reunion rules and ineffective implementation are an obstacle to the most vulnerable children reaching the safety of their families. Unaccompanied migrant children are highly...

International Trade: Topical Questions (22 Feb 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: The UK remains a major transit hub for illegal wildlife trafficking, and we rely on Border Force to prevent that trade. Will the Minister tell his colleagues in the Home Office to ditch their dangerous plan to replace Border Force staff with volunteers?

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade (22 Feb 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: What steps he is taking to ensure that the Government’s trade policy maintains and promotes high standards of animal welfare.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Bedford Prison (21 Feb 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many additional days of imprisonment were imposed as punishment on prisoners at HM Prison Bedford during 2016?

Rail Services: Kettering (20 Feb 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: Surely the changes must have been planned months or years before coming into effect, but why was there no consultation? I am sure that the franchises and the Government knew months and years before.

Rail Services: Kettering (20 Feb 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: I appreciate what the Minister is saying about the new franchise from 2020, but between May 2018 and 2020, the changes will affect many people who moved to Bedford because they could easily commute from there to work in London and the north. Now, during those two years, they might lose their jobs or be unable to commute to work, so they might already be moving out of Bedford. The damage will...

Rail Services: Kettering (20 Feb 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that passengers from Kettering, Wellingborough, Luton and Bedford will be badly affected by those journeys and that the franchise should compensate them for their losses, because thousands of people moved to those areas so that they could easily commute to work?

Free School Meals/Pupil Premium: Eligibility (6 Feb 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson) for securing today’s important debate. We have been told many times by the Government that universal credit was designed to make work pay. These plans tell a different story. Universal credit was supposed to mean no cliff edges, so it...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill (2 Feb 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: I congratulate the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) on bringing the Bill to the House. It is clear that the legislation on the registration of births, deaths and marriages needs updating. It is time that the details of mothers, not just fathers, are included in a marriage registration, and it is time for us to reform the laws on the investigation and registration of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Armed Conflict (31 Jan 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Turkish Government on recent civilian deaths in Afrin district, northern Syria; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkey: Arms Trade (31 Jan 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to monitor the use of military equipment provided by the UK to Turkey; and what information he holds on whether such military equipment is being used as part of that country's assault on Afrin.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Midlands Trains: Bedford (30 Jan 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the value of compensation payments to East Midlands Trains for the loss of revenue for trains stopping at Bedford.

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