Afzal Khan: First, the Minister uses the figure of 500, which we welcome, if we have been able to achieve that, but that figure of 500 is from over 9,000. If we look at the ratio, it is 1:18. Does he not want to see more improvement than that? Secondly, what is the loss if we have a proper review?
Afzal Khan: ...argued that, since we are in this position, we may as well wait for the Boundary Commission to report in the autumn. May I remind members that my Bill was passed on Second Reading unanimously on 1 December, and that was 201 days ago? To now say that we may as well wait until the autumn reveals that the Government never intended to follow proper procedure and allow us to consider the Bill...
Afzal Khan: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. The new pay deal for NHS staff is a rise of 3% next year, and for the following two years it is 2% and 1%. If inflation continues as it is now, that will effectively be a pay cut for NHS workers. Does she agree that that will make the situation worse?
Afzal Khan: I beg to move, That, if proceedings on the Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill are not completed at this day’s sitting, the Committee shall meet on Monday 14 May at 4.00 pm and on Wednesday 16 May at 9.30 am. I am glad that the Committee is finally meeting this morning, but I am very disappointed to have wasted hon. Members’ time, as we cannot discuss a single issue of...
Afzal Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 129585, whether anyone has been found not to have the right to work in the UK by her Department in response to queries from or on behalf of any employer or any employee since 2015.
Afzal Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 129582, on Doctors: Migrant Workers, if she will publish a consultation on doctors from overseas being prevented from working in the NHS on account of immigration rules relating to their salaries.
Afzal Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125391, whether she plans to publish the number of children transferred from the Calais refugee camp since the Transfers of children to the UK from the Calais Operation: November 2017 report.
Afzal Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125290, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merit of recording the country of origin of illegally trafficked people who have been granted asylum.
Afzal Khan: ...in the UK, and a far greater proportion of them are in work than of the population as whole. They make a huge contribution. What they desperately need now is certainty before the conclusion of phase 1 of the talks. This is what the hon. Lady needs to understand: we need certainty for EU citizens in the UK, for UK citizens in the EU and for the businesses and communities in which they have...
Afzal Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time was for non-straightforward Tier 1 visa applications in each quarter of the last five years.