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Grenfell Update: The Economy (22 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Does my hon. Friend agree that, with one Tory council having gone bust and others forcing unprecedented cuts on local services, the Government are failing local government? Does he agree that the Chancellor has not funded local government finance properly, leading to suffering among the most vulnerable people?

Grenfell Update: The Economy (22 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: For many years, the UK has been seen as a desirable place in which to hide suspicious wealth. Can the Minister explain why the Government have so far done relatively little to discourage that activity?

Grenfell Update (22 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: The Secretary of State said that of the 188 households that had accepted offers of accommodation, only 62 were in permanent homes. Does he agree that local authorities need to be given more powers and financial support to enable the building of new council properties so that more permanent homes can be made available for those in need?

NHS Staff Pay (21 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: NHS trusts are spending £3 billion a year on agency staff to plug gaps in the workforce. Has the pay cap not been totally self-defeating and led to huge amounts of public money going to private staffing agencies?

Orkambi and Cystic Fibrosis — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I was recently visited by a constituent who has twin nine-year-old daughters, one of whom—Holly—has cystic fibrosis. At present, Holly can run, play and lead an active life, but she still needs treatment and will get worse. She receives treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Brompton Hospital. Because of her...

Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill (16 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Does my right hon. Friend agree that taking the refugee element out of scope through LASPO has had an adverse impact? The Bill is merely trying to reintroduce something that was there before LASPO took it away and would be greatly beneficial to people applying for a family reunion.

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: Exemptions from the cap (13 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: When I asked Octopus and Bulb this morning whether there was a need to tighten the definition of renewable energy, they both agreed that there was. They saw it as a way of the big six getting round the cap. So does my hon. Friend agree that there needs to be a tightening of the definition?

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (13 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: My question, which has been alluded to, is about green gas tariffs. In the Bill it is proposed that they should be exempt from the price cap. What are your views on thatQ ?

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (13 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Q Do you think that the definition of green tariffs should be tightened?

Hospitality Sector: Tipping (7 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: On that point, the percentage that appears on a bill in a restaurant is sometimes classified as a tip, not an administrative charge. I am not aware that that is regularly passed on to the staff who carry out the service. Does my hon. Friend agree that there needs to be greater clarity to ensure that the staff get the amount that is warranted for the service they provide?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Disadvantaged (6 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (a) started and (b) completed apprenticeships in 2017.

British Sign Language: National Curriculum — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (5 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Is my hon. Friend aware that 23,000 children aged under 15 suffer from deafness? Teaching BSL in schools will increase the inclusion of those children, will help others understand what it is to be deaf, and will therefore help social cohesion in school for all pupils.

International Court of Justice: Seasonal Migrant Workers (1 Mar 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: In the interests of time, I will be very brief, Madam Deputy Speaker. I congratulate the hon. Member for Angus (Kirstene Hair) on securing this important debate. Those of us who have taken the time to go across the road to read the EU exit analysis briefing—which has largely been leaked and is now in the public domain—will know that the agriculture industry will be the most...

Petition - Removal of Royal Mail Postal Collection: Eating Disorders Awareness Week (27 Feb 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: I attended an NSPCC event yesterday where we were made aware that young people, despite accounting for 20% of mental health need, receive only 9% of the mental health budget. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that more needs to be spent on meeting young people’s mental health needs?

Private Probation Services — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (27 Feb 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Does my hon. Friend agree that the failure of CRCs’ Through the Gate services will lead to more serious offending and therefore to more problems higher up for the national probation service?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Tier 2 Visas (26 Feb 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Is the Minister aware of the levels of staff and skills shortages in a series of economic sectors, including the NHS and social care? How does she see the impacts on these sectors if there are further restrictions on migration for such purposes?

Backbench Business: Child Poverty: London (22 Feb 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Does my hon. Friend agree with me that, as Save the Children found out, in almost half the families living in poverty the youngest child is under the age of five? Is it not therefore crucial that the Government target help on low-income families in the early years?

Disabled People and Economic Growth: Cancer Strategy (22 Feb 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: The 62-day target has not been met since 2014, so the issue has been around for a while. Does the hon. Lady agree that more funding is needed if the target is to be met as soon as possible?

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

Bambos Charalambous: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech, and I congratulate him on securing this important debate. On the difficulty of the procedures involved in refugee family cases, is he as appalled as I am that legal aid has not been available for such cases since 2012? Does he agree that without legal aid assistance, applicants rarely know what evidence is required, and that such evidence is key...

Disabled People and Economic Growth (22 Feb 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: I thank the hon. Lady for securing the debate and for the examples she has given of good practices in certain organisations, but is she aware that only 16% of people with autism are in full-time employment and only 32% of autistic adults are in any kind of employment at all? Does she agree that much more needs to be done to close the autism employment gap?

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