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Housing and Social Security (22 Jun 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to make my maiden speech today, Mr Speaker. I start by paying tribute to my predecessor, David Burrowes. He dedicated more than 23 years to public service, first as a councillor and then as an MP, showing his commitment and affection for the area. I wish him well in the future. I also pay tribute to our emergency services, across London and the UK....

European Council (26 Jun 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: Did the Prime Minister have an opportunity to speak to the President of Cyprus and express her support for the settlement talks between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders, which are due to recommence in Switzerland on Wednesday?

Education: Public Funding (4 Jul 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: Is the Minister aware of the impact that increased national insurance contributions and pension contributions are having on schools in Enfield, Southgate, resulting in cuts in the classroom and impacts on learning and on assisting children with behavioural issues?

Public Sector Pay Cap (5 Jul 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: My union Unison represents workers across the public sector. The hard-working nurses, teaching assistants, cleaners and local government workers in my constituency of Enfield, Southgate, who are not subject to increments have been asking me when they will get fair pay for the hard work they do for all of us. Does the Chief Secretary agree with me and some of her colleagues that in the light...

Global Education: G20 Summit — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (6 Jul 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the problems in education is that teachers are often poorly paid, if they are paid at all, and have to do other jobs to supplement their pay as teachers? That results in poorer experiences in classrooms where teachers are provided.

G20 (10 Jul 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: Will the Prime Minister confirm whether she spoke to President Erdoğan of Turkey at the G20 summit? If so, did she ask him about the reasons why the Cyprus talks in Switzerland broke down again without resolution last week?

Schools Update (17 Jul 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: Does the Secretary of State accept that, with schools having to pay £575 million in employer contributions to the teachers’ pension scheme and £625 million in national insurance contributions, and with inflation at 2.9%, the £1.3 billion that has been announced will barely cover those costs?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Jobcentre Closures (19 Jul 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the planned closure of job centres in Scotland on local communities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Jobcentre Closures (19 Jul 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: As yet, no equality impact assessment of the closures has been published. Will the Secretary of State tell this House whether the Government plan to publish such an assessment, and, if so, when?

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: I was lucky enough to go to Liverpool Polytechnic to study law in 1987 and have my tuition fees paid in full. I am sure many of the people here in this Chamber who went into higher education also had their fees paid. I do not know whether the prospect of having substantial debt at the end of my studies would have put me off, but it would have made me stop and think. That is the crux of the...

Taxable Benefits (6 Sep 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: Does my hon. Friend agree that local authorities and the Local Government Association could play a greater role in monitoring the amount of waste going to landfill?

Taxable Benefits (6 Sep 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: Although any attempts to clamp down on tax avoidance schemes are welcome, I do not feel that the proposed measures go far enough or that HMRC has the capacity to go after corporations that have in the past paid less tax than their cleaners. By 2021, HMRC is projected to have lost 34% of its staff since 2010, including those in departments dealing with the very largest corporations. That is a...

BBC Transparency — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (7 Sep 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: Is my hon. Friend aware that the BBC pay gap is 10%, but nationally it is 18%? The BBC has commissioned an audit of pay to resolve issues relating to pay. It has offered to deal with any issues that arise in the long term.

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

Bambos Charalambous: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Streeter. In August, I visited Cyprus, where my parents were born. During my visit I had the pleasure of meeting the British high commissioner. I was surprised to learn from him that more than 40,000 UK citizens live in Cyprus, which, as hon. Members will be aware, is an EU member. Some of those 40,000 citizens are retired people who have...

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

Bambos Charalambous: I am in total accord with my hon. Friend’s very good point. People who have been resident in the UK for many years have received deportation letters. One of my constituents received such a letter after being resident for more than 20 years. The argument that the Prime Minister and her team would be able to negotiate a better deal for UK citizens living in EU countries is fanciful at best....

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: I beg to move, That this House has considered a waiting time standard for autism diagnosis. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. During the last general election campaign, I attended a hustings in Enfield, Southgate organised by the local branch of the National Autistic Society. Following that meeting, and after further discussions with constituents and others on...

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: My hon. Friend makes a valid point: consistency is required across the range.

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: The hon. Gentleman makes a very good point; I will be referring to the requirement of additional resources later. Autism usually first manifests itself in young children: four to five years old is the average age at which it is diagnosed, with girls being diagnosed later and less frequently than boys. Some people are not diagnosed until they are adults, after which they are then able to make...

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Bambos Charalambous: My hon. Friend makes an excellent point about the need to support families and carers, and it sounds as though Aim Higher is doing a fantastic job in her constituency. I congratulate it on doing a much-needed job.


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