Results 1–20 of 26 for speaker:Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Jagtar Singh Johal (11 Dec 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reasons the Punjabi authorities have given to his Department for the denial of private and unfettered access to British consular services to Jagtar Singh Johal for over a month.

Backbench Business: Rohingya Crisis — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (28 Nov 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for City of Durham (Dr Blackman-Woods) on securing this important debate. Many of my constituents have been, and remain, extremely concerned about the situation in Rakhine state. It was the subject of the first wide-scale correspondence campaign that I received as a Member of Parliament, and it remains one of the biggest. Like me, my constituents were...

Backbench Business: Rohingya Crisis — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (28 Nov 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: I thank the Minister for his response, but he will be the first to acknowledge that that does not mean that these events have been classified as a crime against humanity. Hopefully we will pursue the Myanmar Government on that. It is to the credit of Bangladesh and other nations that they have attempted to accommodate and assist the Rohingya refugees. While a repatriation agreement has been...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: In 2011, the Conservative-led Government imposed a two-year pay freeze on public sector pay. In 2015, they imposed a maximum 1% rise for four years from 2016-17 onwards. The large number of letters and emails from my constituents in Slough highlight the strength of public concern. Indeed, an online petition launched by Unison calling for an end to the pay cap has more than 145,000 signatures....

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Fire and Rescue Service: Remuneration (20 Nov 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: What discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional funding to increase the remuneration of people employed by fire and rescue services.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Fire and Rescue Service: Remuneration (20 Nov 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: I thank the Minister for that answer, but National Audit Office figures show that 30% of central Government funding has been cut from the fire and rescue service since 2011, with a further 20% cut by 2020. Basic pay for firefighters is nearly £3,000 less in real terms than it was in 2010. Is it not time that the Government stopped hiding behind cash-strapped authorities and stumped up...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: The Prime Minister and I represent Maidenhead and Slough so we are good neighbours, and I want first to place on record my immense gratitude to her, and indeed half her Cabinet, for having come to my aid recently to help increase our majority from 7,000 to 17,000. I could not have done it without them. Constituents, businesses and unions in my constituency feel aggrieved that various...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: Will the Prime Minister please assuage the concerns of my constituents and reassure them that the western rail link to Heathrow will be treated as a priority matter so that it is dealt with immediately?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period (14 Nov 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: My hon. Friend is making some excellent points. Various businesses in my constituency and unions have pointed out the need for, and the benefits of, a transitional period. Does he, like me, feel that because of the Government’s actions we are sleepwalking towards a no-deal scenario that would have a catastrophic impact on our economy?

Finance Bill: Termination Payments Etc: Amounts Chargeable on Employment Income (31 Oct 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. Does she agree that the watering down of injury to feelings compensation is just another part of this Government’s plans to undermine and erode workers’ rights?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Review of Legal Aid Reforms (31 Oct 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: What recent progress his Department has made on its review of legal aid reforms.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Review of Legal Aid Reforms (31 Oct 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: I thank the Minister for his response about progress on the review of legal aid reforms, but it is disappointing that, even though the Government first announced this review nine months ago, it still will not conclude for another nine months, which is nine more months of many thousands of people not being able to afford to access our justice system. His Government’s reforms of legal aid...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords] (30 Oct 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: The hon. Lady is making an excellent contribution. There has been mention of the hope that the Bill will help to recruit and, crucially, retain women in our armed forces. The Government aim is for women to make up 15% of the armed forces by 2020. Does the hon. Lady agree that when statistics are produced, it should be made clear whether personnel are part time to ensure that the figures are...

Sexual Harassment in Parliament (30 Oct 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: I welcome your leadership on this important issue, Mr Speaker, and the statements from hon. Friends on both sides of the House. Is the Leader of the House aware of any allegations that would warrant police investigation?

Rail Links: South-west England — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (24 Oct 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: I shall be as brief as I can, Mr Evans. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport (Luke Pollard) for securing the debate about how improving rail links will improve life for commuters in the south-west. I fully concur with the view of my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol North West (Darren Jones) about electrification of rail lines; for the sake of efficiency and...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: With regard to the huge advances in automated and electric vehicles, does the Minister agree that the technology industry has made an immense contribution, especially within my own constituency, where it is particularly preponderant, and that we need to provide further support for the technology industry to continue with these advances?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: The Secretary of State has recently received a letter from the leader of Slough Borough Council, Sohail Munawar, following the council’s motion calling for the full roll-out of universal credit to be paused. I am proud of the council for having passed that motion, because the concerns are real. The partial roll-out has already pushed many in Slough into rent arrears and spiralling debt,...

Clean Growth Strategy: Leaving the EU: Data Protection (12 Oct 2017)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: My right hon. Friend is making an excellent speech and some very pertinent points. Many tech firms and other companies in my constituency are concerned: we need to have such agreements in place—in particular, on data protection—and not having them in place will have a hugely detrimental impact. Does my right hon. Friend agree?


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