All 13 results for speaker:Faisal Rashid

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Bridge Tolls (19 Oct 2017)

Faisal Rashid: What assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing tolls on bridges.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Bridge Tolls (19 Oct 2017)

Faisal Rashid: I am sure that the Minister will be aware that residents in my constituency are paying in excess of £1,000 a year in toll charges for the new Mersey Gateway bridge, although the previous Runcorn bridge was toll-free and tolls are being scrapped across the whole United Kingdom. Will he honour the commitment made in 2015 by the former Chancellor, George Osborne, that Warrington residents...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Faisal Rashid: I shall focus on the problems with universal credit in Warrington South. As the Minister will know, Warrington is one of the pathfinder areas in the north-west in which universal credit was introduced in 2013. As such, we are already seeing the severe consequences of the Government’s mishandling of universal credit in our communities. It is often the most vulnerable in society who are...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Faisal Rashid: I would like to begin by congratulating my honourable colleagues for securing this important debate, and of course I echo many of the concerns that hon. Members have already raised. I am pleased that there are so many people here today to add their voices to the call for an end to violence against the Rohingya people. This is the third time in recent weeks that I have raised the persecution...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Faisal Rashid: I totally agree that the media have a great responsibility to raise awareness of the issue. It is now the Government’s turn. Will the Minister commit today to take further action, such as imposing travel bans and freezing assets, to ensure that the civilian and military authorities in Myanmar put a complete end to any further violence? Will he commit to providing financial aid directly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (11 Oct 2017)

Faisal Rashid: Yesterday’s race audit made clear the barriers that exist to black people and other ethnic minority groups in our society today. We all want to see those barriers broken down. Can the Minister explain why, in the civil service fast stream recruitment process for which his office is responsible, black men and women represent one in 20 of the total applicants but only one in 100 of those...

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Faisal Rashid: It is my pleasure to speak in this important debate and follow the hon. Member for Dudley South (Mike Wood). I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Preet Kaur Gill) on her excellent maiden speech. Madam Deputy Speaker, I have been in the Chamber for over seven hours now. I wanted to speak in the earlier important debate on NHS pay and did not get a chance due to...

Violence in Rakhine State (5 Sep 2017)

Faisal Rashid: I heard the Minister’s statement, and to be honest, I am quite disappointed. It is a really big issue, and he has mentioned a number of times that the Government are working on the ground. What exactly does he mean by “working on the ground”? What exactly has he been doing and what exactly has he done during the past few weeks? Will he please explain?

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

Faisal Rashid: 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)

Faisal Rashid: May I ask the Minister whether he and his colleagues will consider the term in which the excess fares allowance will be paid to Department for Work and Pensions staff across Scotland who are being forced to move office? The Department has refused to use its discretion to pay the EFA for five years, and will cover staff for only three years, which contrasts with previous decisions made by the...

Business of the House (6 Jul 2017)

Faisal Rashid: Before the 2015 general election, Chancellor Osborne made a commitment to the residents of Warrington that the new Mersey gateway bridge and the existing Runcorn bridge would be toll free. Early this year, a junior Transport Minister broke that promise. May I request that the Leader of the House arrange for the Secretary of State for Transport to come here to make a statement to inform...

Adult Social Care Funding (6 Jul 2017)

Faisal Rashid: This week marks the sixth anniversary of the Dilnot commission report into social care, yet the Government are no closer to finding a solution on funding social care. Will the Minister tell the House why his Government have wasted six years and failed to take any action to solve the social care crisis?

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Faisal Rashid: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for calling me to make my maiden speech. I congratulate all the newly elected Members who have made their maiden speeches. It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen). I am delighted and honoured to be the new Member of Parliament for Warrington South—my home town. On this very proud occasion, I give thanks to my parents, my...

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