Results 1–20 of 1978 for speaker:Rushanara Ali

Written Answers — Home Office: Electric Bicycles: Fires (24 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to (a) help prevent and (b) raise awareness of the risks of e-bike fires.

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: Clause 2 - Meaning of “relevant offence” (23 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I want to thank a number of colleagues who are stepping down. As has been mentioned, the Minister’s predecessor, the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Scully), is stepping down. I thank him for taking the Bill and this work to the point that he did. I also thank the Deputy Chief Whip for the Labour party, my hon. Friend the Member for Halifax...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: Clause 2 - Meaning of “relevant offence” (23 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: Along with the contaminated blood scandal, the Horizon scandal remains a terrible stain on our nation’s recent past. It is one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in our nation’s history, and over the course of the debates on the Bill we have heard the testimonies of victims, and the lies and obfuscations of those who were responsible, expressed by Members across the House. That has...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Electric Bicycles: Safety (23 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, when the Office for Product Safety and Standards will publish the findings of its Product Safety Review of e-bikes.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Myanmar: Human Rights (22 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the UK's compliance with the UN Human Rights Council resolution on the Situation of human rights in Myanmar of 4 April 2024, A/HRC/55/L.17, in the context of the involvement of UK-based companies in supply chains delivering jet fuel to Myanmar that could be used by the military in that country.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Climate Change (14 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when her Department plans to submit its next nationally determined contribution to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; and if she will make it her policy that the next nationally determined contribution will set out how the UK will adhere to the 1.5 degrees Celsius warming limit.

War in Gaza ( 7 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: The Minister talks about a pause; the United Nations voted for a resolution calling for a ceasefire. The Minister is now talking about looking at Israeli military plans for Gaza, when the international community has thus far made it clear that there should not be an invasion of Gaza. It feels as if he is going backwards. His Government have so far failed to restore UNRWA funding, which is...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Poplar HARCA: Tower Hamlets Community Housing ( 7 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will have discussions with the Regulator of Social Housing on whether it has instructed the Board of Tower Hamlets Community Housing to discontinue the negotiations with Poplar HARCA about the proposed merger of the organisations.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Poplar HARCA: Tower Hamlets Community Housing ( 7 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will have discussions with the Regulator of Social Housing on whether the Board of Tower Hamlets Community Housing has produced an improvement plan as of 26 April 2024.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Poplar HARCA: Tower Hamlets Community Housing ( 7 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will have discussions with the Regulator of Social Housing on whether they have had discussions with any of the large G15 housing associations on taking over Tower Hamlets Community Housing.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Swan Housing Association: Orbit Group ( 7 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he asked the Regulator of Social Housing to report on the effectiveness of its involvement in the proposed merger between Swan Housing and Orbit in 2022.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Cladding Safety Scheme ( 3 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether the whole of a building that is partially higher than 11 metres and partially lower than this threshold will be eligible for funding from the Cladding Safety Scheme.

Business and Trade: Topical Questions ( 2 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: Shoplifting cost UK retailers £1.8 billion in 2023, the highest figure on record. The Government’s £200 shoplifting threshold has effectively decriminalised this offence, which is costing businesses dear. What discussions has the Minister had with the Home Secretary about scrapping it, as Labour plans to do, so retailers and customers are protected and high street businesses can thrive?

Business and Trade: Topical Questions ( 2 May 2024)

Rushanara Ali: Well, it is not working, and the Minister and the Secretary of State should take this seriously, because it is damaging our high streets and causing huge concern up and down the country. He and the Secretary of State should go and meet those businesses, and hear from them directly. Turning to another issue, we have seen 14 years of Conservative under-investment in public infrastructure, a...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: Title (29 Apr 2024)

Rushanara Ali: I thank the Minister and the Secretary of State for their remarks. Today’s Bill, as has been acknowledged, provides an important step forward in bringing justice for sub-postmasters. They have suffered more than we can imagine, as the Secretary of State has pointed out. That has included unjust prison sentences, bankruptcy, ostracisation from communities, family breakdown and homelessness....

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: Clause 1 - Quashing of convictions for relevant offences (29 Apr 2024)

Rushanara Ali: It cannot be repeated often enough that the Horizon scandal remains one of the greatest miscarriages of justice our nation has experienced. It is a scandal characterised by abuse of power, the mistreatment of innocent people and the wholesale failure of the entire system. We might blame it on a failure of IT, but that is not the whole story. It is human failure on a grand scale—a failure to...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Rushanara Ali: The Horizon scandal is one of the most egregious miscarriages of justice in British history, and it has robbed sub-postmasters of their lives, their liberty and their livelihoods. We welcome the Government’s inclusion of Northern Ireland in the territorial scope of this Bill following our representations, including on Second Reading. We agree that sub-postmasters in Scotland who have been...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Rushanara Ali: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention, but the reality is that this is a very unusual Bill, and there are serious issues, which we will go on to debate, about the separation of powers between the legislature and the judiciary. In a context where, as I have said, there is disagreement between the judiciary and the legislature in Scotland, we believe it is not appropriate for the United...

Iran-Israel Update (15 Apr 2024)

Rushanara Ali: Despite the calls for a ceasefire here in our Parliament and from across the international community, the war in Gaza has raged, costing 33,000 lives as well as the 1,200 killed by the Hamas attacks and a humanitarian catastrophe that is now turning into a famine. For months many have raised concern around the spectre of regional escalation; precisely what conversations is the Prime Minister...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (20 Mar 2024)

Rushanara Ali: We are now over two decades into this scandal, with the victims still suffering the ongoing consequences of this injustice: unjust prison sentences, bankruptcy, ostracisation from communities, family breakdown and homelessness. Tragically, as we have heard, this scandal has led to some people taking their lives. According to the Post Office Horizon IT inquiry, at least 60 sub-postmasters had...


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