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Downing Street Garden Event (11 Jan 2022)

Michael Ellis: Both the Prime Minister and I came before the House in December to set out the details of the investigation being led by the Cabinet Office into the allegations of gatherings in Downing Street and the Department for Education in November and December 2020. As I did then, I again apologise unreservedly for the upset that these allegations have caused. The Prime Minister has asked for an...

Public Bill Committee: Dormant Assets Bill [Lords]: Clause 29 - Distribution of dormant assets money for meeting English expenditure (11 Jan 2022)

Jeff Smith: ...the wellbeing of communities suffering from high levels of deprivation”. I am surprised that the Government want to remove a measure that empowers communities and surely goes to the heart of the alleged levelling-up agenda. There are Members on both sides of the Committee who represent areas that will benefit from this kind of initiative. The most deprived areas often have the weakest...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jagtar Singh Johal (11 Jan 2022)

Amanda Milling: The UK Government takes all allegations of human rights violations very seriously, and we regularly raise Mr Johal's case directly with the Government of India at official and Ministerial level. The Foreign Secretary last raised Mr Johal's case with the Indian Minister of External Affairs, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, on 22 October 2021. Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Kenya: Racial Discrimination (11 Jan 2022)

Fabian Hamilton: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking assist the British Council with its inquiry into alleged racism in Kenya.

Written Answers — Home Office: 10 Downing Street (11 Jan 2022)

Fleur Anderson: ...discussions with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner regarding (a) the Metropolitan Police presence at Number 10 on 18 December 2020 and (b) facilitating the Cabinet Secretary's investigation into allegations around social gatherings of staff on that date.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 102 (10 Jan 2022)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: ...rejected a little time ago by the Government Chief Whip. This is not just about Sarah Everard or Wayne Couzens. Without commenting on any pending case, there are proceedings pending in which it is alleged—it may not be proved, of course, and I do not wish to comment on any individual case—that other police officers have acted in every bit as outrageous a way as Wayne Couzens. I am in...

Simon Hinchley-Robson: Discharge from the RAF (10 Jan 2022)

Alan Mak: I have seen the correspondence to which the hon. Gentleman has referred, and I am aware of the allegations that have been made. They are very serious, and, as I said earlier, my advice is for Mr Hinchley-Robson to make a formal claim to which the MOD will respond. In 2012, power was conferred on the Home Secretary to formally disregard certain convictions for specified repealed homosexual...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 97 (10 Jan 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: ...children and justice, and expects states that are party to the convention “to promote the establishment of laws, procedures, authorities and institutions specifically applicable to children alleged as, accused of, or recognized as having infringed the penal law”. So it is not just that children have different requirements; there is an entirely separate justice system for them. However,...

Police Powers to Suspend Driving Licences — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (10 Jan 2022)

Christina Rees: ....” I will be grateful if the Minister answers some questions about the current law, and about statistics concerning pre-charge bail and released under investigation—known as RUI. How many alleged suspects have been released on pre-charge bail from all police forces since 2017 for the following periods: up to 28 days; 29 days to three months; three months to six months; six months to 12...

Defence: Ukraine: Territorial Integrity (10 Jan 2022)

Ben Wallace: ...of Russia. NATO is defensive by its very nature—if you attack us, you attack us all—and it is a defensive alliance; it is not offensive. There are no NATO bases in Ukraine, which is also alleged. The United Kingdom will work with whoever wants to work with us and shares our values. We will not be deterred by bullying, and we will not be deterred by distance. We shall step up and help...

Antisemitism: Bristol University (6 Jan 2022)

Christian Wakeford: ...and encourages hatred of Muslims and of Islam. The PowerPoint presentation he used included mainstream UK Jewish organisations and leaders in that diagram, implying that they were part of an alleged Islamophobic network. One Jewish student present put it like this: “As a Jewish student I felt uncomfortable and intimidated in his class. I know and understand what he says is false, it is...

Legislation: Skeleton Bills and Delegated Powers - Motion to Take Note (6 Jan 2022)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: ...the enthusiasm from Her Majesty’s loyal Opposition, always with an eye on the future, may be only limited, and that tears may be shed but they will be crocodile tears. The killer blow is the allegation—the accusation—that this is an attempt by the unelected Lords to tell the elected Commons how to do their job better. It is not a fair accusation or allegation; this is about the...

Backbench Business: Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme — [Rushanara Ali in the Chair] (6 Jan 2022)

Jack Dromey: ...these constituents would hang on every word from the Home Office, because they wanted to bring their loved ones to safety, Departments seem to be engaged in briefing wars against one another. It is alleged that the promised 20,000 target for the scheme will be bodged, and there needs to be clarity on this going forward. The Government promised that under the resettlement scheme they would...

Business of the House (6 Jan 2022)

Emma Lewell-Buck: My constituents and many others have been incorrectly subjected to large fines, have incurred debt and are being chased by bailiffs for alleged non-payment of the toll at our Tyne tunnel since it changed to an open-road system. Last year I wrote to the Secretary of State for Transport and was advised that these problems had nothing at all to do with the Government, yet some of these issues...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Question (6 Jan 2022)

Chris Philp: ...of Football Index’s operator, BetIndex. It has also referred it to the Insolvency Service to consider whether directors breached fraud or insolvency laws. The Insolvency Service investigates allegations of Directors misconduct and they can conduct criminal investigations against those suspected of committing criminal offences. Senior members of the company have also surrendered their...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Dial-a-Ride: Dial-a-Ride (6 Jan 2022)

Keith Prince: .... One of my constituents who wanted to go to the local pantomime tried to book a trip home at 9pm but was told that the latest that they could book the trip home - this is in spite of the service allegedly going on until 10pm - was 8.30pm.  The reason for that is that if they were to pick the customer up at 9pm, that would be too late for the driver to get back to the yard by 10pm. You...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (6 Jan 2022)

Chris Philp: ...has revoked the licence of the Football Index’s operator. The individuals have surrendered their personal licences. The matter has been referred to the Insolvency Service, which is investigating allegations of directors’ misconduct. It has the power to conduct criminal investigations and criminal prosecutions, including for fraud if appropriate. On the broader question of compensation,...

Attorney General: Criminal Justice System: Disclosure between Parties (6 Jan 2022)

Alex Chalk: The hon. Lady is absolutely right. It is incredibly important that when complainants are brave enough to make these allegations, they are not then subject to intrusive, unnecessary and disproportionate disclosure inquiries. Getting that balance right is extremely difficult. There is clear guidance in the Attorney General’s guidelines, and the case of Bater-James and Sultan Mohammed is there...

Covid-19: Award of Contracts (5 Jan 2022)

Neale Hanvey: ...the early stages of the covid-19 outbreak. As a result, I submitted written questions to the Secretary of State asking which companies had been awarded contracts after being introduced through the alleged high priority lane. The response from Government asserted: “The cross-Government PPE team considered that leads referred by Government officials, Ministerial private offices,...

Historical Allegations of Sexual Abuse (5 Jan 2022)

Stephen Timms: I beg to move, That this House has considered historical allegations of sexual abuse and the justice system. I am glad to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts, and I am grateful to Mr Speaker for selecting this debate. I want to raise issues highlighted by one of my constituents, who I will call Sharifa. In 2003, when Sharifa was 15, her father sent her to the UK to escape political...

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