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Results 1–20 of 300 for speaker:Tan Dhesi in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Apprenticeships: SMEs — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (13 Feb 2020)

Tan Dhesi: It has been a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies, and to engage in this important debate. I am particularly thankful to my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr Mahmood). My experience running an SME pales into insignificance compared with his considerable experience, not only as an apprentice, but in the engineering industry. Therefore, the Minister and the...

Apprenticeships: SMEs — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (13 Feb 2020)

Tan Dhesi: I beg to move, That this House has considered apprenticeships in small and medium-sized enterprises. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. Apprenticeships should be the perfect vehicle for meeting the challenges of social mobility, bridging the skills gap and raising productivity. With the most recent Office for National Statistics data showing that productivity is 30%...

Leaseholders and Cladding (12 Feb 2020)

Tan Dhesi: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on securing this immensely important debate. Does he agree that, although the Government’s recent announcement of the aluminium composite material cladding fund is welcome, it does nothing to help blocks, such as the Lexington and Rivington apartment blocks in my constituency, that have non-ACM dangerous cladding or are plagued by other fire safety...

Rail Services: Maidenhead, Twyford and Branch Lines — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (5 Feb 2020)

Tan Dhesi: On increasing choice, and further to my earlier intervention, I hope the Minister will give us some good news about the western rail link to Heathrow.

Rail Services: Maidenhead, Twyford and Branch Lines — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (5 Feb 2020)

Tan Dhesi: The right hon. Lady is making some excellent points on behalf of her constituents. The railway links benefit not only Maidenhead but my Slough constituents. The western rail link to Heathrow, a four-mile link between Slough and Heathrow, would benefit our two sets of constituents and people in the south-west and west. The Welsh Government are also in favour of it, because of the huge boost to...

Lobby and Media Briefings: Journalists' Access (4 Feb 2020)

Tan Dhesi: Does the Minister agree that, unlike what happened in the US, it was brilliant to see our journalists showing solidarity with those journalists who were barred from the briefing and staging a joint walk-out? On another note, does the Minister think that the Prime Minister and his advisers are merely trying to copy President Trump’s tactics and trying to stifle our free press?

Policing and Crime (29 Jan 2020)

Tan Dhesi: Does my right hon. Friend agree that violent crime, particularly knife crime, is now at a record high—in my constituency we have recently had two fatalities—and that this is a direct result of the huge cuts, including more than £1 billion to our youth centres and more than £1 billion to our police force? It is about time that the Government stop their austerity, which is decimating our...

Education: Childminders: Recruitment and Retention (20 Jan 2020)

Tan Dhesi: What steps he is taking to increase (a) recruitment and (b) retention of childminders.

Education: Childminders: Recruitment and Retention (20 Jan 2020)

Tan Dhesi: The Early Years Alliance has stated that the Government’s £66 million of extra funding for early years offers will have a “negligible” effect for providers, who are facing substantial increases in operational costs every year. Will the Secretary of State therefore commit to a large and sufficient increase in core funding for early years providers, including childminders, in the...

A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)

Tan Dhesi: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. Does she agree that, despite the grand statements from the Government, they are missing all the targets that they are putting in place due to their own mediocre measures? Does she also agree that the cuts to renewable energy subsidies need to be reversed, and that we need to ensure that the Government work towards jobs in the green...

A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)

Tan Dhesi: Will the right hon. Lady give way?

A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)

Tan Dhesi: The Secretary of State mentioned electric vehicles and charging points, and Slough Borough Council, in my constituency, is leading the way in Berkshire. Although we gratefully receive platitudes regarding the good work of local authorities, what measures will the Government put in place to support excellent councils financially, in addition to those mere platitudes?

The Secretary of State was asked: Topical Questions (14 Jan 2020)

Tan Dhesi: For some weird, inexplicable reason, the Government have a dangerous and flawed obsession with handing huge contracts to private firms to run our prisons. I appreciate that the Secretary of State may not heed my call for prisons to be returned to public ownership, but will he at the very least implement a moratorium on private prisons until an independent review has ascertained whether they...

Prime Minister’s Statement (19 Oct 2019)

Tan Dhesi: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. While addressing the Democratic Unionist party conference in Northern Ireland, the Prime Minister promised that there would be no border down the Irish sea, whether customs, regulatory or any other sort. He promised the same thing to his Conservative colleagues during his pursuit of power to become the jungle king. Would the Prime Minister like to take this...

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Tan Dhesi: On raising standards, will the Secretary of State use this opportunity to reassure maintained nursery schools that their funding will continue and that they will not be faced with imminent closures?

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Tan Dhesi: School- children are taught that a Queen’s Speech follows the election of a new Government and sets out the programme that the Government want to enact. The next time I visit one of my schools, I will have a tough job explaining what exactly we are doing here this week. We have a new Prime Minister elected not by the people but by a diminishing band of Conservatives, a party in government...

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Tan Dhesi: I take on board what the hon. Gentleman says, but what is extremely unusual is the manner in which the Prime Minister tried to shut down and prorogue Parliament. I will return to that. A general election, which is possibly weeks away, would render the whole programme null and void. I note that even the Prime Minister’s former employer, The Daily Telegraph, called it “a pointless...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Tan Dhesi: In terms of law and order, does the right hon. Gentleman agree that the Conservative party has lost any shred of reputation with regard to keeping our communities safe? In constituencies like mine, knife crime and violent crime is the highest on record and communities are no longer feeling safe because more than 21,000 police officers, 7,000 police community support officers and 5,000...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: In-work Poverty (7 Oct 2019)

Tan Dhesi: What recent assessment her Department has made of trends in the level of in-work poverty.

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