Results 1–20 of 70 for speaker:Lord Sahota

National Immunisation Programme - Question (23 May 2024)

Lord Sahota: My Lords, there are reports that the AstraZeneca vaccine causes blood clots and other side effects, and it has been banned in some countries. Do the Government still think it is safe to have a vaccine from the AstraZeneca company?

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Sponsorship (21 May 2024)

Lord Sahota: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the care system, care employers, and immigrant care workers of the loss of employers’ visa sponsorship licences; and what advice they give to care workers whose employers have lost their visa sponsorship licence and cannot, therefore, sponsor the renewal of their visa.

Hate Crimes Against Muslim Women - Question (20 May 2024)

Lord Sahota: My Lords, I recently read a report saying that more and more Sikh women are wearing turbans and are often the victims of hate crime as well. Are the Government engaged with any programmes or funding for Sikh women who are the victims of these hate crimes?

Folic Acid Fortification - Question (16 May 2024)

Lord Sahota: My Lords, a great deal of the flour imported either from Canada or the Indian subcontinent is used by the Asian communities for chapatis, et cetera. Will the Government make sure that is has folic acid as well, as in the regulations for the UK?

Prepayment Meters - Question (14 May 2024)

Lord Sahota: My Lords, I represented one of the most deprived wards in my town for over 20 years. What I learned about these prepayment meters is that they are the bane of the lower-paid. Some of those people wanted them made illegal and to be taken out. Do the Government have any such plans?

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill - Second Reading (13 May 2024)

Lord Sahota: My comments are, as we say in politics, from the grass roots about what some postmasters are saying and their feelings. As for the legal matters of this case, I leave it to your Lordships’ great legal minds. I wholeheartedly support this Bill. It is long overdue, and the sooner we get it on the statute book, the better. The sub-postmasters have suffered long enough. The sooner we close this...

Care Leavers: Universal Credit - Question (13 May 2024)

Lord Sahota: My Lords, the savings threshold to qualify for universal credit is £16,000, and that has been the case for years. Do the Government have any plans to increase it?

Asylum Claims - Question (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Sahota: My Lords, India was recently designated a safe country, along with Georgia, Albania and other countries. How many claims have been processed for India and what was the reason for designating India as a safe country?

National Minimum Wage Legislation - Question (21 Mar 2024)

Lord Sahota: To ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the enforcement of national minimum wage legislation.

National Minimum Wage Legislation - Question (21 Mar 2024)

Lord Sahota: I thank the Minister. The International Labour Organization recommends that there should be one inspector for every 10,000 workers to check that employees are being paid the minimum wage. The UK ratio is 0.4% for every 10,000 workers; that way, UK employers can expect an inspection every 500 years. That is not good enough. You only have to talk to overseas students and workers in minority...

Free Childcare Scheme - Question (20 Mar 2024)

Lord Sahota: My Lords, one of the best things we had under Tony Blair was Sure Start; it was all over the country and children benefited. Why can we not introduce full Sure Start again, like we had 20-odd years ago, so that children up and down the country can benefit?

West Midlands Combined Authority (Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2024 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (13 Mar 2024)

Lord Sahota: My Lords, most of my points have been made, but I will make just one or two. First, when a PCC election happened in 2021, the PCC said clearly in his manifesto that there should be a free-standing PCC and that the PCC should not be taken over by the mayor. He supported that position, but his opponent said that he disagreed and that the role should be taken over by the mayor. He made it quite...

Foreign Affairs - Motion to Take Note (Continued) ( 5 Mar 2024)

Lord Sahota: My Lords, I will make just two points. Like everyone else, I wish there were no wars in the world. I wish we could all live in peace and harmony, and that we did not have to watch night after night on our TV screens humanity tearing itself apart around the world. That is just wishful thinking, so let me return to the real world. At this moment, we have conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine....

Horizon Scandal: Psychological Support Services - Question ( 4 Mar 2024)

Lord Sahota: My Lords, I am sorry to hear the Minister say that there is no help available for mental health issues. These are the facts on the ground; I have spoken to quite a few Asian sub-postmasters, and they all said they have had some form of mental health issue—either them or their families. The reason they do not come out is because mental health has a stigma attached to it; this is why they are...

Post Office Horizon Scandal: Compensation Payments - Private Notice Question (19 Feb 2024)

Lord Sahota: My Lords, what is the government advice to the postmasters who, due to their experience, have developed mental health problems, and received all kinds of electric shocks and so on, and are unable to work?

Post Office Horizon Scandal: Racism - Question (19 Feb 2024)

Lord Sahota: To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reports from sub-postmasters involved in the Post Office Horizon scandal that racism affected the way they were treated by the Post Office.

Post Office Horizon Scandal: Racism - Question (19 Feb 2024)

Lord Sahota: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that Answer. My heart goes out to all the sub-postmasters, whatever community they belong to, who were victims of this miscarriage of justice. I thank Balvinder Gill, who is in the Public Gallery and who has been through a horrendous experience, along with his mother. Just like Balvinder’s mother, many victims were hard-working, first-generation...


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