Results 1–20 of 58 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Preet Kaur Gill

Offensive Weapons Bill: Offence of threatening with an offensive weapon etc in a private place (28 Nov 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: I have tabled an amendment to this Bill that has cross-party support. Members of all parties and I were concerned that the Bill would place severe restrictions on the ability of members of the Sikh community to observe and practise their faith. I thank the Minister for her clarity and assurances today, and I will not press my amendment. I believed these consequences would have been...

Petition - a National Carers Strategy for Unpaid Carers: Jagtar Singh Johal (27 Nov 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: I thank the hon. Gentleman for acquiring this really important debate. He is making an excellent speech. May I put on the record how commendable his leadership in this case has been? I know that the situation has been very difficult. Does he agree that, despite the deputy high commissioner in Chandigarh meeting with Jagtar, it is unclear what representations—if any—he made to the Chief...

Ebola Response Update (20 Nov 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: First, I thank the Minister for giving me advance sight of her statement. I share the Government’s deep concern about the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and I am pleased to hear that £25 million of UK aid has been given to the response. We hope that it goes some way to containing this deadly outbreak. In addition, supporting neighbouring countries to prepare to...

Road Safety and the Legal Framework — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Nov 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. Let me take the opportunity to contextualise the debate by showing the real impact of unsafe road behaviour when appropriate action is not taken. We should all aim for zero deaths and injuries on our roads and pavements, and the only way to achieve that is by supporting road safety with practical investment and appropriate...

Road Safety and the Legal Framework — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Nov 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: I absolutely agree. The poem that I have just read was written by Lucy Harrison, the sister of my constituent. She lost her brother when a car going at 93 mph hit him as he crossed the road. Having had him taken from them, his family had to go through a trial and the Court of Appeal before the driver who caused the crash, and who had failed to stop, was given a sentence of four and a half...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Manufacturing Jobs (20 Nov 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: What steps his Department is taking to safeguard manufacturing jobs after the UK leaves the EU.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Manufacturing Jobs (20 Nov 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: Manufacturing accounts for 11% of jobs in the west midlands, which is one of the highest percentages for any region, and the region has one of the highest shares of goods imports and exports— 47% of its goods go to the EU. Does the Minister agree that Labour’s plan for Brexit, guaranteeing a new, comprehensive and permanent customs union and a strong single market relationship that allows...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Yemen (10 Oct 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: Save the Children is warning that 5.2 million children in Yemen are at risk of famine; meanwhile, an estimated 350,000 children caught up in the conflict have contracted cholera since April last year. I am sure the Minister agrees that urgent action is needed. Will he inform the House what urgent steps his Department is taking to ensure that delivery of food and medicine is not hindered by...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Funding Allocation (23 Jul 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: What assessment has the Minister made of the length of time it takes to reach a decision on business improvement district appeals, such as the Harborne BID in my constituency?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (10 Jul 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: Following the question from the hon. Member for York Outer (Julian Sturdy), campaigners supporting missing people and their families are concerned, despite assurances that a timetable for implementation of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 would be set out before the summer. Will the Minister give the families the assurance of a specific timetable for the implementation of this...

Speech, Language and Communication Support for Children — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (4 Jul 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Dorries. I start by acknowledging the tremendous level of support and activism there has been throughout the country to raise the profile of the “Bercow: Ten Years On” report and the need to improve speech, language and communication support for children and young people. That support is essential in improving the lives of the more...

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Horsham (Jeremy Quin). According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, school funding has risen on average by around 2% per year in real terms for secondary schools and 2.4% per year for primary schools every year since the mid-1970s. Much of that growth came under the last Labour Government, who oversaw average growth of some 5% in the first...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU: Agricultural Sector (3 Jul 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: After seeing the collapse in motor industry investment, does the Minister now accept that the Government must heed the call of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders to rethink their Brexit negotiating position and to support a customs union with the European Union after Brexit?

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: The Government have promised parity of esteem for mental health. Can the Secretary of State clarify whether there is a ring-fenced element of this funding for mental health?

Vaccinations: Developing Countries — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I thank the right hon. Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire (Stephen Crabb) for securing this important debate, and for his passionate speech. He raised important concerns about the challenges faced in the developing world, talked about the many lives saved in vaccination programmes and their huge economic impact on society, and made...

Royal Assent: NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation (23 May 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: As we have heard, this year marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of our national health service. The NHS is the jewel in our nation’s crown and represents the very best attributes that we as a society hold dear. I truly believe the creation of the NHS, which was born of a yearning desire for things to change following the death and destruction of the second world war, to be the...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian Assistance (23 May 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: In the light of the DRC Government’s decision to boycott the April humanitarian pledging conference in Geneva and to deny the scale of the displacement crisis in the country, what representations has the Secretary of State made, now that Ebola poses a very real additional threat, to ensure that the same does not happen again, and that the DRC Government accept urgent assistance to prevent...

Christians Overseas (22 May 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I thank the hon. Member for Croydon South (Chris Philp) for bringing this important debate. He so eloquently put forward the argument about the persecution of Christians. We have clearly seen a considerable increase in attacks by armed Fulani herdsmen on predominantly Christian farming communities in northern Nigeria. To get an...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Productivity (22 May 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: Eurostat figures show regional inequality in the United Kingdom, measured by output per hour, to be the worst in Europe, and the Government have failed to close the gap since 2010. When will the Chancellor commit himself to making the investment that is needed to end regional imbalances that have seen the north of England set to receive just one fifth of the transport investment per capita...

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