Results 1–20 of 161 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Bambos Charalambous

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: As we consider the scope of proxy voting, it is worth looking at how we do things in this House when it comes to voting. As a relatively new Member of Parliament, it took a while for me to get used to the ways and procedures of this place, including the ways in which we vote. On the face of it, there is nothing wrong with having to vote in person and being required to be physically present...

International Trade: Topical Questions (13 Sep 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: In 2016, according to Office for National Statistics figures, UK services exported to the EU and European Free Trade Association countries were worth £105.5 billion. What plans do the Government have to secure EU and EFTA export markets for UK services in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

Delegated Legislation: Personal Independence Payments (11 Sep 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Is my hon. Friend aware that there was recently a challenge against the Government regarding PIP, and it showed that the Government were discriminating against people with mental health issues? This is an area on which the organisations that he mentioned provide support and campaign actively.

Children in Need: Adulthood (6 Sep 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Buck. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Steve McCabe) on securing this important debate. The transition from childhood to adulthood is sometimes very difficult and confusing for some young people. It is hard enough when those changes occur in a typical, safe, loving family environment, but when they occur...

Business of the House (6 Sep 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: My private Member’s Bill, the Terminal Illness (Provision of Palliative Care and Support for Carers) Bill, is due to have its Second Reading on Friday 23 November. There are 34 Bills listed for debate that Friday; my Bill is No. 23. That date is the last Friday that has been allocated as a sitting Friday. As such, my Bill is unlikely to get any time for its Second Reading. Will the...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries: Funding (6 Sep 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the viability of public libraries of changes in the level of Government funding for local authorities; and if he will make a statement.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries: Funding (6 Sep 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Public libraries are community hubs and engines of social mobility, but book stocks in libraries in England have fallen by 15.1 million since 2010. What recent assessment has the Minister made of the effects of the Government’s cuts to local authority budgets on public libraries?

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: One of the fundamental principles of the legal system in England and Wales is equality before the law. This Bill skews things even further in favour of the insurance industry at the expense of the general public. It is yet another attempt by the Government to deny access to justice. It is an attack on victims of accidents at work and victims of road traffic accidents. The insurance industry...

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: In the cases of people who are willing to enter into a criminal enterprise with those companies, we should be going after the claims management companies. I would support targeting those, but not at the expense of attacking the public with the measures in this Bill. Included in their figures of alleged fraud are people who have withdrawn their claims and those who have had their claims...

Public Sector Pay (24 Jul 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Can the Chief Secretary tell me how much extra funding has been provided for schools, to pay for the increase in teachers’ pay? Will that pay increase be fully funded?

Govia Thameslink Franchise (18 Jul 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Despite the interim timetable from Govia Thameslink, my constituents continue to get a woeful service, as they have done for years, on the Great Northern route in and out of Moorgate. Does the Minister agree that it is about time that Govia was stripped of this franchise and the line given to the Mayor of London to run?

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Orkambi would not be suitable for my constituent Holly, who is eight years old, but other drugs that have been manufactured would be more suitable for her. Does my hon. Friend agree that if NICE had more flexibility in looking at pipeline deals, that would help many more people such as my constituent Holly?

Points of Order (17 Jul 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. On Thursday, during the Backbench debate on forced adoption, I got some facts wrong in the story of my constituent, Ms Jean Robertson Molloy. She was in fact living in New Zealand in 1963, not the United Kingdom, when she became pregnant and went to live in Australia. There she had a baby daughter which she reluctantly gave up for adoption, following advice...

Forced Adoption in the Uk (12 Jul 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: One can only imagine the stress and heartache that many women face when giving a child up for adoption. For virtually all women, there is an everlasting sense of loss that remains with them throughout their lives and guilt about giving up their child to an unknown future because they are unable to look after their baby. Thankfully, there are support agencies and charities that people can turn...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (5 Jul 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Many of my constituents have had to endure a consistently poor and wholly unacceptable train service from GTR-Great Northern since the new timetable was introduced on 20 May. Does the Minister agree that the time has come to end the franchise for GTR-Great Northern and allow the Mayor of London to take over the running of the service, so that my constituents can get into London to work, study...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (2 Jul 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Is the Minister aware of the hardship that parents face under the current regime of child maintenance non-resident parent capital rules? Will he meet me and my constituent, Elizabeth Green, to help to resolve her case, whereby her former partner has not paid a penny in maintenance in over 14 years, yet owns assets worth in excess of £5 million?

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: My hon. Friend has mentioned the Rotherhithe and Blackwall tunnels, which connect to the north circular road, the A406, which goes through my constituency. Does he welcome Mayor Khan’s low-emission zones and the impact that they will have on reducing emissions across London, therefore saving people’s lives?

Select Committee on Justice (28 Jun 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: I very much welcome the report, and particularly the recommendations in paragraphs 100, 102 and 106, which relate to the voluntary sector. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there needs to be much greater voluntary sector involvement in the rehabilitation of offenders, because those organisations are best placed to reach offenders and address issues relating to their offending, and that CRCs...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: Is my hon. Friend aware of the Universities UK report that says that students who study overseas are significantly more likely to enter managerial positions within 10 years of graduating, half as likely to be long-term unemployed as their non-mobile colleagues, and more likely to start their own companies than other graduates? Does he therefore agree that making sure that the Erasmus+...

Refugee Family Reunion (21 Jun 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: This is the 65th anniversary of the signing of the European convention on human rights. One of the fundamental rights guaranteed under article 8 and enshrined in UK law is the right to family life. The article states: “Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.” My hon. Friend the Member for Stretford and Urmston (Kate...

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