Results 61–80 of 447 for speaker:Abena Oppong-Asare

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Finance (21 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the discretion of the Students Loans Company to offer loans to UK nationals who do not meet residency requirements as a result of circumstances outside their control.

Ethnicity Pay Gap — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (20 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: The information that the Minister has provided is very helpful, particularly on the work that Business in the Community has done and also his quoting the report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. I would be grateful if he clarified exactly what the Government have done since they conducted the survey and consultation in October 2018. I have heard what organisations have been...

Ethnicity Pay Gap — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (20 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: I am still not clear what the Government have done since October 2018. I would be grateful if the Minister would clarify and set out what the Government have done since then to address this issue.

Ethnicity Pay Gap — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (20 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Mr Hosie. I thank the Petitions Committee for making the time for this important debate, and the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Elliot Colburn) for introducing it. I also thank the organisers of the petition. As the hon. Gentleman said, 130,000 people signed it, including 470 from my constituency. I thank all hon. Members who...

Ethnicity Pay Gap — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (20 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: I completely agree with my hon. Friend. Unless we get mandatory reporting, we will not know the full scale of this issue. That is shown by the fact that very few organisations, given the opportunity to do the reporting voluntarily, have taken it up. That leads me to something that I will discuss later—the stats that have been collated, which are quite alarming. We need to make reporting...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Immigration (20 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the impact of delays to decisions on Leave to Remain or Indefinite Leave to Remain on applications for student finance.

Written Answers — Treasury: Net Zero Review (20 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials in his Department are working on the Net Zero Review.

Written Answers — Treasury: Carbon Emissions and UN Climate Conference 2021 (20 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last discussed (a) the UK's net zero target, (b) COP26 and (c) HM Treasury's Net Zero Review with the Prime Minister.

Written Answers — Treasury: Air Passenger Duty: Reform (20 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials in his Department are working on reforms to domestic Air Passenger Duty.

Health and Social Care Levy Bill (14 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: It is a pleasure to respond to this Second Reading debate on behalf of the official Opposition. I thank all hon. Members for their contributions. As several have said, it is good that we are now debating these issues, even though the Government have provided a short time today. We have heard some excellent contributions, including from my right hon. Friend the Member for Barking (Dame...

Health and Social Care Levy Bill (14 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: I am a bit concerned that the hon. Member has not been listening to the debate carefully. We have made it very clear: if a tax has to be raised, it should be fair across income groups and generations. The national insurance rise fails to pass these tests, and the Chancellor wants us to believe that there is no way to do so. That is not the case. I want to hear from the hon. Member what he is...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: British Nationals Abroad (14 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the Government is providing to UK nationals who remain in Afghanistan.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Diplomatic Service (14 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of the UK resuming in-country consular support in Afghanistan.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Afghanistan (13 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with representatives of Bexley Council on support and accommodation for Afghan families in that borough.

Legacy of Jo Cox (9 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Devizes (Danny Kruger). As a current chair of the Labour Women’s Network, it is an honour for me to rise today to pay tribute to Jo Cox, its first ever elected chair. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark (Neil Coyle) for securing this special debate. I speak today despite the fact that I did not know Jo...

Elections Bill (7 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Hazel Grove (Mr Wragg), and to speak in the debate. I want first to discuss clause 1, and the Government’s ill thought out and extremely damaging proposal to require photo ID at polling stations. There is clear and resounding evidence that voting in this country is already safe and secure. Putting these additional barriers in the way of people...

Point of Order (7 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I raise this point of order in response to my question yesterday on the fact that I have received no substantial response to any cases relating to Afghanistan. The Prime Minister said yesterday that “by close of play today every single one of the emails from colleagues around this House will be answered”.—[Official Report, 6 September 2021;...

Treasury: Net Zero Emissions and Green Investment (7 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: It is only 55 days until COP26 in Glasgow and households, consumers and businesses urgently need clarity and certainty about how the costs and benefits of our transition to net zero will be shared. Labour’s approach to tackling the climate crisis would have fairness at its heart, because we know that while some are planning to build personal heated swimming pools in their homes, millions of...

Afghanistan (6 Sep 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: I have cases involving more than 300 people who are still stranded in Afghanistan, and despite raising every case with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Home Office, I have yet to receive a substantial response—not one. My constituents are desperate for information on how to travel to third countries and when the full resettlement scheme will be launched. Will the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Finance (22 Jul 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applicants for student finance were rejected by Student Finance England in the last twelve months because they did not meet the three year residency eligibility period.


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