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Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (22 Jan 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Thank you for calling me, Mr Speaker, and congratulations again. More than 1,000 voters have lost the chance to have their say in local elections because of the identification requirements that have been highlighted over the past two years. That figure is 30 times higher than the total number of allegations made about polling station fraud in the whole of England in 2018 and 2019. Does the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: *No heading* (22 Jan 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: What estimate he has made of the number of voters at risk of becoming disenfranchised as a result of the proposals for voter ID requirements contained in the Queen’s Speech.

Automated Facial Recognition Surveillance (27 Jan 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Congratulations on your election to the Chair, Madam Deputy Speaker. Has the Minister seen the concerns raised by the think-tank Future Advocacy that the deployment of this technology may infringe upon the rights of Muslim women who wear the niqab, and wider concerns about technology being less accurate, particularly with women and ethnic minorities?

Transport: Topical Questions (30 Jan 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: My residents in Erith and Thamesmead deserve decent transport. I share the concerns raised by neighbouring colleagues, my hon. Friends the Members for Eltham (Clive Efford) and for Greenwich and Woolwich (Matthew Pennycook), about the adequacy of Southeastern services, and I also welcome the earlier answer from the Minister of State, Department for Transport, the hon. Member for Daventry...

Deportation Flight to Jamaica (10 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: One of the individuals facing deportation tomorrow came to the UK aged five. He committed a crime aged 17 and did the time many, many years ago. Is it fair to punish people for mistakes they have already paid for?

Point of Order (10 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. It has come to my attention that I have again been mistaken for another black MP—this time on parliamentary TV. My name is Abena Oppong-Asare. I would like to know what you are going to do about this, because it is unacceptable.

Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Bill (10 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Will the Secretary of State give way?

Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Bill (10 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Does my hon. Friend agree that the majority of those individuals are deeply depressed and traumatised by the experiences they have gone through, and that the Home Office should work with the NHS to provide mental health support for them? Does she agree that the Minister should work with other Ministers to develop a cross-party approach to consider how they can provide mental health support to...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witnesses (11 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: The main clause of the Bill provides Ministers with the power to make payments to farmers, which is most likely to be allocated on the basis of environmental improvements, not how land is farmed. The Bill does not give any clear guidance on how environmental improvements will be measured. Do you have any thoughts on thatQ ?

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witnesses (11 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Do you have any suggestions as to how the Bill could be improved specifically to enhance food production? The reason why I am asking is that I want to look at ways to ensure that poorer consumers are also able to benefit from the high requirements under the Bill—the requirements for a more sustainable, environmentally friendly way of delivering services. I am worried about poorer consumers...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witnesses (11 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Q Can I ask a supplementary question?

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witnesses (11 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Q I will be quick. You mentioned that you are waiting for DEFRA to give you further information. Have you highlighted to them which of your recommendations you want them to take forward?

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witnesses (11 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Q My question links in with Ms Crosbie’s question and is directed to Mr Goodwin. As you know, the ageing population of farmers is changing. Is there anything specific in the Bill that you think needs to be changed that could help more young individuals to go into farming? Is there something that you feel needs to be specifically looked into?

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (12 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be made bankrupt as a result of accelerated payment notices in respect of the 2019 Loan Charge.

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witness (13 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: AsQ you know, clause 1 provides financial assistance for protecting and improving the quality of soil and, as you mentioned earlier, soil is highly variable and it is difficult to set the standards equally across all the farmers. You mentioned something about tools for farmers—being given specifically, I guess, for the 25 years that you mentioned. Are there any specific measures that you...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witness (13 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Hi George. There has been a lot of publicity about the carbon footprints of different types of food. For example, 1 kg of vegetables produces approximately 2 kg of carbon dioxide, whereas 1 kg of beef produces about 27 kg of carbon dioxide. Do you think the Bill should go a step further and focus on those who produce foodstuffs with low carbon footprints rather than those who produce...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witness (13 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Q The Bill attempts to support innovation, and you said that you like the idea that it is environmental and sustainable. What specifically would you like to see in the Bill to support innovation and help improve supply in this country?

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witness (13 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Q Am I correct in assuming that you are very much in favour of natural, organic farming? One of the things that I am concerned about, particularly in this Bill, is that there farmers are being subjected to a lot of expectations to deliver sustainably, and as you know that costs a lot of money. Do you feel that the Bill should provide more information or support, in terms of how people can do...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witnesses (13 Feb 2020)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Q My question is targeted at Jyoti. Do you as a smallholder famer feel that the Bill is wide enough to support those with small farms, compared with those with bigger farms?


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