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Israel and Gaza (20 May 2024)

Apsana Begum: Can the Minister explain how his Government can possibly justify continuing to support a military campaign that has involved the denial of electricity and basic services to civilians; the starving of civilians and the blocking of aid; the bombing of civilian infrastructure; the forced displacement of millions; the killing of journalists and aid workers; and the killing of civilians, including...

Criminal Justice Bill (Programme) (No. 2) (15 May 2024)

Apsana Begum: I rise to speak to the programme motion, which was tabled yesterday shortly before the rise of the House. It relates to the consideration of hundreds of amendments and new clauses to a serious and substantial Bill. Indeed, they relate to some of the most fundamental issues affecting our constituents. Today there is a debate on amendments and new clauses that cover domestic abuse, human...

Justice: Public Confidence in Victim Support (14 May 2024)

Apsana Begum: More than 60 lawyers, campaigners, politicians and academics have written a letter in support of the anti-violence against women and girls campaigner and barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman, who is facing disciplinary action after challenging a judge for taking a “boys’ club attitude” in a ruling on a domestic abuse case. Does the Minister agree that the racial, gender and class-based bias...

Palestinians: Visa Scheme — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (13 May 2024)

Apsana Begum: Thank you for calling me, Mr Vickers. “The plight of Palestine refugees remains the longest unresolved refugee crisis in the world,” according to the United Nations. This was the situation even before the current war on the civilians of Gaza. Through the signatories of the petition today, including a large number of my constituents, the strong feeling in our communities is evident and...

Palestinians: Visa Scheme — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (13 May 2024)

Apsana Begum: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention, and I hope that the Minister addresses that point in his response. How can it be that there are no safe routes for Palestinians to reach sanctuary in the UK, even if they have family here? In fact, humanitarian visa routes are rarely available to Palestinians in any form, despite one in six of the world’s refugees being Palestinian. I have asked...

Palestinians: Visa Scheme — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (13 May 2024)

Apsana Begum: I agree with my hon. Friend that we are a place of sanctuary, and we welcome refugees. The political establishment has been totally out of touch with the majority of British people on this. That will not be easily forgotten. As young people across east London ask me, how is it that the Government condemn certain countries for their human rights records and crimes, but not others? Why does the...

Public Bill Committee: Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation Bill: Clause 2 - Meaning of “SLAPP” claim ( 8 May 2024)

Apsana Begum: I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Caerphilly for bringing this important Bill to the House and getting it to this stage. Like many colleagues, I was at the first debate on lawfare in January 2022 and I am now most grateful to serve on this Committee. I also thank campaigners for what they are doing to prevent the misuse of litigation to suppress freedom of speech, including the campaign...

War in Gaza ( 7 May 2024)

Apsana Begum: The Minister’s reply on 17 April to my written question referred to wanting “to see Israel take greater care to limit its operations to military targets”. Can he confirm that he is finally aware that Israel has not limited its onslaught to military targets? Given that the Government’s own licensing criteria refer to the “risk that the items might be used to…facilitate a serious...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Bombings (19 Apr 2024)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the number of (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) refugee camps in Gaza that have been struck by bombs since 8 October 2023.

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse: Reform (19 Apr 2024)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the statement entitled Domestic Abuse Commissioner responds to Criminal Justice reforms in the King’s Speech, published on 7 November 2023, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure perpetrators of domestic abuse can be removed from the police force and police staff as well as changes to police...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime and Racial Discrimination (19 Apr 2024)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the risk of the far right and racists targeting (a) Poplar and Limehouse constituency and (b) other diverse areas; and what steps he is taking to protect communities from hate (i) crimes and (ii) speech.

Humanitarian Situation in Gaza (17 Apr 2024)

Apsana Begum: Humanitarian agencies have concluded that we have passed the point of being able to avert famine in Gaza. Whatever we do now, we will be too late for those people who will have starved to death by the time aid arrives, and that is a stain on the international community. Will the Minister update the House on what specific steps the Government have taken to bring about the full implementation...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Industrial Disputes (17 Apr 2024)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the potential impact of the provisions of the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023 on the ability of trade unions to represent their members in workplace disputes.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Casualties (17 Apr 2024)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what information his Department holds on the number of Israeli (a) civilians, (b) women and (c) children killed since 7 October 2023.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Internally Displaced People (17 Apr 2024)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the number of people who have been displaced in Gaza since 8 October 2023.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: UNRWA: Finance (17 Apr 2024)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the decision to withdraw funding from UNWRA on the (a) provision and (b) distribution of aid in Gaza.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hamas: Hostage Taking (17 Apr 2024)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what information his Department holds on the number of Israeli hostages taken on 7 October 2023; and how many and what proportion (a) have died, (b) have been released and (c) remain in captivity.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Casualties (17 Apr 2024)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the number of (a) civilians, (b) women and (c) children (i) killed and (ii) injured in Gaza using UK-made (A) arms and (B) technologies since October 2023.

Written Answers — Home Office: East London Mosque: Security (17 Apr 2024)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure the safety and security of East London Mosque.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Health and Safety: Coronavirus (16 Apr 2024)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any (a) public and (b) private sector employer has been reported to the Health and Safety Executive for failure to abide by health and safety legislation during the Covid 19 pandemic.


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