MP for Twickenham

Tania Mathias

Conservative MP, Twickenham , 8 May 2015 –

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Backbench Business: Torture and the Treatment of Asylum Claims — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (2 Mar 2017)

Robert Goodwill: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias) for raising these important matters. It is a subject that she rightly says is a global issue, and one which, aside from the academic and clinical debates, has profound human consequences for individual survivors of torture. I am proud to share this Chamber with all colleagues who have spoken today, although I take exception to the...

Heathrow Expansion: Surface Access — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (28 Feb 2017)

John Hayes: ...about this issue a great deal. She follows in the footsteps of a Member who, one might say, was a champion of this cause. Other Members who have contributed—notably my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias), but also my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston and Surbiton (James Berry) and the hon. Member for Brentford and Isleworth (Ruth Cadbury)—have raised these...

Sri Lanka: UN Human Rights Council (28 Feb 2017)

James Berry: ...in Sri Lanka, effectively in return for being brought in from the cold in diplomatic circles. The hon. Member for Ilford North (Wes Streeting) was there, as well as my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias) and me. We were all clear that the resolution did not go as far as the Tamil community wanted but that without consensus, there would have been no resolution at all. It...

Lee Valley Regional Park (Amendment) (22 Feb 2017)

Stella Creasy: ...constituents who are deeply concerned about air quality in London. The value of our green space therefore becomes paramount not just to those who live in the area—[Interruption.] I see the hon. Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias) jumping up and down. The same argument applies to her constituency, too. The value of such spaces is greater now as we face this crisis—I am talking...

A Better Defence Estate Strategy — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Feb 2017)

Mark Lancaster: I will not give way because we have no time and I have to allow my hon. Friend the Member for Maidstone and The Weald one minute to wind up at the end. My hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias) and I had a debate almost exactly a year ago in this Chamber. She realises that it will cost £30 million simply to refurbish Kneller Hall. We are currently looking at three other...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements (9 Feb 2017)

Emily Thornberry: ... the Member for Birmingham, Northfield (Richard Burden) and from the hon. Member for Reigate (Crispin Blunt), but if I could pick one favourite speech it would be that of the hon. Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias) who spoke passionately, articulately and without notes, and I commend her for that. It may be that other people watching the debate will have other favourites, but her speech...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (8 Feb 2017)

Lord Moynihan: ...number and row number, and in virtually every case they have to be reprinted every day for matinee or evening performances in the theatre. It is not technically difficult simply to add a reference number to the ticket, which would allow the owner of the ticket to check with Twickenham or whoever it might be that the ticket is valid. It is a very small price to pay in order to counter the...

Brexit: New Partnership - Statement (2 Feb 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: I am very sorry they disagree with that, because those were the words of Sir Vince Cable. It is what the Liberal Democrats themselves have been saying. I entirely agree with the guru of Twickenham. I am so sorry that we disagree on this fundamental point.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Wendy Morton: .... As we have just heard, many contributions—there will be more tomorrow —have displayed passion, frustration and at times great thoughtfulness. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias). During her speech, she displayed the challenges she faced in coming to her decision about how she will vote. For many people, that will be indicative of the...

Homelessness Reduction Bill: Suitability of private rented sector accommodation (27 Jan 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...the hands of experts so that they can assist those who face this terrible crisis. I particularly thank hon. Members for their appreciation of me, and I point out to my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias) that it is national cake day, as well as Holocaust Memorial Day—and we should remember the plight of those individuals too. As for the Bill, the heroes are not in...

Homelessness Reduction Bill: Duty in cases of threatened homelessness (27 Jan 2017)

Tania Mathias: ...to my council and all councillors in the borough of Richmond upon Thames for all the work that is done. I have a concern about these clauses. Every single homelessness case in my constituency of Twickenham is absolutely unique. I have come across a very small number of cases in which the homeless person has refused suitable accommodation for reasons of their individual situation: they are...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: .... All are based on ethical principles. They are rooted in their local communities and in Christianity. They have a common commitment to social justice. An example of that is St Mary’s University, Twickenham, with its Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery. Some 5% of all UK students—about 100,000—study in such universities. That is the equivalent of the total number of...

New Partnership with the EU (17 Jan 2017)

Keith Vaz: Further to the point made by the hon. Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias), the speech contains the word “guarantee”, so there is a commitment from the Government that they want to do this. However, with 3.5 million EU citizens living in our country, what will be the cut-off date— 23 June, the date we trigger article 50 or the date that we leave? Certainty is extremely...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Packaging (17 Jan 2017)

Therese Coffey: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Twickenham, Dr Tania Mathias, on 7 December 2016, PQ UIN 55985.

Delegated Legislation: Defibrillators in Public Areas (16 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: ...excellent speech by saying that defibrillators save lives. We accept that; there is no question but that that is the case. Before I respond to the points that she and my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias) made, I want to add my congratulations to the Oliver King Foundation on its work, and to the family on turning a terrible tragedy into something positive. We have heard...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (9 Jan 2017)

Tania Mathias: Last month, I asked the Government to introduce mandatory video recording of all DWP employment and support allowance assessments because a constituent of mine in Twickenham was treated with less respect than the character in the fictional film “I, Daniel Blake”. When will mandatory video recording commence?

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform: Christmas Adjournment (20 Dec 2016)

Michael Ellis: ...throughout his time as a Member of Parliament. He does a great deal of powerful work on freedom of religion in general throughout the year, as well as for Christians persecuted around the world—sadly, the number of persecuted Christians is ever increasing. My hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias) spoke of Department for Work and Pensions assessments, and she is a...

UK Nationals Imprisoned Abroad — [Robert Flello in the Chair] (20 Dec 2016)

Patrick Grady: ...here in the UK? If UK citizens in such desperate circumstances cannot rely on the Government to defend their basic human rights, why should the rest of us at home have any confidence? The hon. Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias) made a very important point about rendition, particularly the use of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The Government have to be clear about whether that...

Exiting the Eu: Science and Research (19 Dec 2016)

Robin Walker: ...Basildon and East Thurrock (Stephen Metcalfe), and I welcome the report, to which the Government will respond in full at a later date. To answer a point raised by him and by my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias), we are working closely with the Government’s chief scientific adviser and the Government Office for Science to ensure that we have access to the expertise...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill (16 Dec 2016)

Sarah Champion: ...one in three women across the world will experience some form of abuse. That shows us why both this debate and the ratification of the Istanbul convention are so incredibly important. The hon. Member for Twickenham (Dr Mathias) described her experience in her constituency and said that a police officer had told her that we are more unsafe in our own homes than we are on the streets....


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