Results 101–120 of 451 for speaker:Abena Oppong-Asare

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates (21 Jun 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for opening applications for the business rates relief fund announced on 25 March 2021.

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates (21 Jun 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made in establishing the business rates relief fund announced on 25 March 2021.

National Insurance Contributions Bill (14 Jun 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: It is a pleasure to respond to this debate on behalf of the official Opposition. As my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing North (James Murray) said earlier, we will not be opposing this Bill today. We support the intention behind it and many measures within it. I thank all hon. Members from across the House for their contributions to the debate. My right hon. Friend the Member for Hayes and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children (9 Jun 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of demand for mental health services by (a) children under the age of 16 and (b) 16 to 18 year olds.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children (9 Jun 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase mental health services provision for (a) children under the age of 16 and (b) 16 to 18 year olds.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (8 Jun 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Early diagnosis gives the best chance of survival, but a GP in my constituency has expressed serious concerns about delays in accessing urgent blood tests, which are critical to diagnose cancer. Will the Secretary of State ensure that local issues such as this do not worsen the already significant cancer backlog and put more people’s lives at risk?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Sentences: Erith and Thamesmead (28 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are serving (a) prison sentences and (b) Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences in prisons in Erith and Thamesmead constituency; how many of those people serving IPP sentences are (i) post-tariff, (ii) have been recalled to custody and (iii) have been recalled to custody for non-compliance as opposed to further offending.

Finance Bill: New Clause 2 - Fiscal and economic impact of 2% non-resident surcharge (24 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Once again, I thank all Members who have spoken. This has been a varied and wide-ranging debate, with Members focusing on different aspects of the Bill. My hon. Friend the Member for Hackney South and Shoreditch (Meg Hillier) spoke about the impact of overseas buyers buying properties in her community in bulk. My hon. Friend the Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) spoke...

Finance Bill: New Clause 2 - Fiscal and economic impact of 2% non-resident surcharge (24 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: I am afraid that we have to make haste. My hon. Friend the Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams) spoke passionately about the impact of the Bill on poverty and public health. She is absolutely right to draw attention to the Government’s failure in this area. My right hon. Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) spoke about the measures in the Bill...

Finance Bill: New Clause 25 - Reporting on the impact of new arrangements on each freeport (24 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: I thank all Members who have spoken for their contributions. In particular, I thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell), who raised a number of concerns—including on tax avoidance and the potential damage to nearby areas—about how freeports will operate. The Government Members who spoke in the debate are obviously more optimistic about the potential...

Finance Bill: New Clause 2 - Fiscal and economic impact of 2% non-resident surcharge (24 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Finance Bill: New Clause 2 - Fiscal and economic impact of 2% non-resident surcharge (24 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: I rise to speak to new clauses 2 and 24, tabled by the Leader of the Opposition, other hon. and right hon. Friends and myself. New clause 2 draws attention to the announcement made by the Chancellor in 2019, when he was Chief Secretary to the Treasury, on implementing a non-resident stamp duty surcharge at 3%. As hon. Members will have noted, the Finance Bill introduces a non-resident...

Finance Bill: New Clause 25 - Reporting on the impact of new arrangements on each freeport (24 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Finance Bill: New Clause 25 - Reporting on the impact of new arrangements on each freeport (24 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: I rise to speak to new clause 25, tabled in my name, and those of the Leader of the Opposition and my hon. Friends. The new clause sets out a number of tests that we believe the Government must apply to each and every freeport created in the UK. Before I come to the detail of those tests, I will make a couple of brief points about the Government’s intentions behind freeports. As I said in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hydrogen: Iron and Steel (24 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take to support the development of the UK’s hydrogen sector; and whether he has made an assessment of the steps the Government can take to support hydrogen-based steelmaking in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions (24 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans for the Net Zero Strategy to include an assessment of the steps required to decarbonise the UK steel industry.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions (24 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of decarbonising the UK steel sector; and what plans his Department has to support that project.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: India: Coronavirus (20 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) financial, (b) logistical and (c) medical support the Government is providing to assist the Indian Government’s covid-19 response.

Affordable and Safe Housing for All (18 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: It is a pleasure to speak in this debate. I welcome my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell) to her new position. She is already doing a great job. Today, I will speak about the housing crisis that affects far too many of my constituents. The crisis takes many forms: families living in cramped, overcrowded accommodation; renters struggling with sky-high rents in the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jerusalem: Armed Conflict (17 May 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the situation in East Jerusalem; and if he will make a statement.


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