Mohammad Yasin: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Wealden (Ms Ghani) and I congratulate the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) on introducing the Bill. The death of a child is something that no parent should have to face. The intense grief they experience is something I can only imagine and I hope I never have to go through it. Sixty families across Bedfordshire lost a...
Mohammad Yasin: It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Corby (Tom Pursglove) and to listen to his experiences as the child of two police officers. I also congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) on introducing this timely and important Bill and my hon. Friend the Member for Halifax (Holly Lynch) on her hard work to bring it forward. More action is necessary to protect...
Mohammad Yasin: I agree with my hon. Friend. It is a very important point. Mental health workers do an important job and should be protected, like many other key workers in our country. Just yesterday, Jim Mallen wrote to six more officers who had been injured on duty. Their injuries were from their being driven into, elbowed in the face, bitten and kicked. He believes that the emergency services are...
Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the publication of the Government's Green Paper on family justice.
Mohammad Yasin: Universal credit was rolled out in Bedford in May, and it is causing pain and suffering to many of my constituents who find themselves much worse off after being transferred on to the new system. We were told that under universal credit people would never be worse off in work, but in reality the opposite is true. The fastest growing category of people in poverty are those in work, and many...
Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the equalities impact assessment carried out for the East Midlands Rail Franchise; and if he will make a statement.
Mohammad Yasin: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali) on organising and leading such an important debate. More than half a million people—mostly Rohingya women and children—have fled violence in Rakhine state, seeking refuge in Bangladesh. The latest reports from Amnesty International speak of massacre, murder and brutality on a huge scale, with...
Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to modify overhead electrification equipment between Bedford and London.
Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to review the decision to cancel the electrification of the entire Midland Main Line.
Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the overall provision of Thameslink, London Midland and East Midlands services from London to Bedford to determine the requirements of rail users.
Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a minimum service pattern for the East Midlands rail franchise.
Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to incentivise train users to use Thameslink services to alleviate over-crowding on all East Midlands services to and from London.
Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made on the number of passengers using East Midlands train service (a) peak-time north-bound, (b) off-peak north-bound, (c) peak-time south-bound and (d) off-peak south-bound from Bedford in each of the last 10 years.
Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to stipulate a minimum journey time from Bedford to London after the grant of the East Midlands train franchise.
Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to make it his policy that commuter trains will stop at additional stops between Corby and London St Pancras as a result of the conclusion of the East Midlands Train Consultation.
Mohammad Yasin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of Intercity trains that stop at Kettering he plans will also stop at (a) Market Harborough, (b) Loughborough, (c) Beeston, (d) East Midlands Parkway and (e) Derby in response to the East Midlands Train Consultation.
Mohammad Yasin: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
Mohammad Yasin: The High Court judgment on Monday found that the Government’s 2016 redefinition of torture for immigration purposes was unlawful. Will the Government now widen the definition of torture so that vulnerable women who have been victims of abuse and trafficking who are currently held in Yarl’s Wood can be immediately released?
Mohammad Yasin: Yesterday the private ambulance service that provided non-urgent patient transport at Bedford hospital ceased trading, leaving the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust to pick up the pieces. Will the Minister order an inquiry to establish what went wrong, and does he agree that using private companies to run key services for our NHS is simply not working?
Mohammad Yasin: What progress he is making on the roll-out of universal credit.