Results 181–200 of 1200 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Rehman Chishti

Aleppo (28 Nov 2016)

Rehman Chishti: On a way forward in Syria and Aleppo, our key ally is the United States and its President-elect has said that Syria represents influence for Russia. If that view remains, and in line with our consistent view in challenging the Russian aggression, will we chart our own foreign policy position on Syria and the region?

Community Pharmacies: Police Officer Safety (2 Nov 2016)

Rehman Chishti: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that one area that really affects police officers and the public is drink-driving and driving while disqualified? Repeat offenders can only be given sixth months’ custody—it does not matter whether it is a second, third or fifth offence—so we have to review the sentencing on that. My previous private Member’s Bill was designed to increase the...

Community Pharmacies: Police Officer Safety (2 Nov 2016)

Rehman Chishti: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Community Pharmacies: Police Officer Safety (2 Nov 2016)

Rehman Chishti: Kent police and our excellent police commissioner have ensured that all police officers have body-worn cameras to ensure that their safety is taken into account and that those who commit the crimes we are talking about are brought to account. As a result, the number of complaints against the police has also been cut. Does my hon. Friend think all police forces should do that?

Housing in Kent — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (2 Nov 2016)

Rehman Chishti: I pay tribute to the excellent work that my hon. Friend the Minister is doing. I completely agree with him about infrastructure, but linked to that is the issue of developers who sit on land or landbank. What are the Government doing about that? They can do something about it by ensuring that there is a severe penalty. That would ensure that those who get planning permission develop in good...

Housing in Kent — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (2 Nov 2016)

Rehman Chishti: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Housing in Kent — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (2 Nov 2016)

Rehman Chishti: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for securing this debate and for all the brilliant work he has done on this issue. He talks about pressure on local authorities. One of the biggest pressures is where developers that have been given permission to build do not build, and instead sit on the land waiting for another day when things are good for them. That pushes pressure on to others and the...

Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Nov 2016)

Rehman Chishti: I applaud the Government’s continued commitment to infrastructure development, with 6,000 projects in the pipeline worth £480 billion. Will the Government quickly and speedily take forward the lower Thames crossing and extra investment in Kent roads, which will help to provide more homes, jobs and businesses, and help people in Kent, Medway and the Thames Gateway area?

Women and Equalities: BAME Representation on Boards (27 Oct 2016)

Rehman Chishti: What steps the Government are taking to increase the number of BAME people on boards and at senior executive levels of FTSE companies.

Women and Equalities: BAME Representation on Boards (27 Oct 2016)

Rehman Chishti: I thank the Minister for that answer. I am chair of the all-party group on communities engagement, and fewer than 4% of directors in the 150 largest FTSE companies have ethnic minority backgrounds. Will the Government support a target of increasing the percentage of board members or directors with black and minority ethnic backgrounds to 10% by 2021?

Airport Capacity (25 Oct 2016)

Rehman Chishti: I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement. It showed respect for the work of the independent Davies commission, which had already rejected the bizarre, pie-in-the-sky idea of an estuary airport due to delivery, structural and environmental concerns. I thank the Secretary of State for making the right decision on the basis of the evidence and in the national interest.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Regional Infrastructure Development (25 Oct 2016)

Rehman Chishti: What steps he is taking to support regional infrastructure development.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Regional Infrastructure Development (25 Oct 2016)

Rehman Chishti: I thank the Chancellor for that answer. Will he ensure that the Lower Thames Crossing option C, preferred by the Highways Agency, is quickly taken forward? That will enhance the investment in Medway and the whole of the Thames Gateway area, facilitating house building, encouraging business growth and supporting existing infrastructure in the Kent area.

European Council (24 Oct 2016)

Rehman Chishti: On Syria, paragraph 20 of the European Council conclusions talks about the “resumption of a credible political process”. Is that in line with Geneva I and Geneva II, the peace process and the transition to democracy? We must ensure that the opposition get the right assurances about a fair deal rather than them having to go to the talks and accept a diktat from the Russians because of...

Liberation of Mosul (18 Oct 2016)

Rehman Chishti: The previous al-Maliki Government pushed a sectarian agenda against the Sunnis that led to the rise of Daesh. Bearing in mind that the composition of Mosul is predominantly Sunni, what steps have been taken to ensure that the Iraqi army is reflective of that, given that Turkey has indicated that it will be sending troops into Mosul to ensure that Sunnis’ rights are protected?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (18 Oct 2016)

Rehman Chishti: I thank the Minister for his answer on Kashmir, where I was born. He says that it is up to India and Pakistan to come forward on the matter, but to get a long-term, lasting solution, the people of Kashmir must be given the right to self-determination in accordance with the 1948 UN Security Council resolution. The Prime Minister has said that she supports the rights of the United...

Tax Credits: Concentrix (14 Sep 2016)

Rehman Chishti: I welcome the Minister’s statement and concur with the excellent point made by my right hon. Friend the Member for New Forest West (Sir Desmond Swayne). The Minister will know that genuine errors are made by both constituents and HMRC. Going by one’s casework and constituency surgeries, it seems that sometimes full compassion is not shown by HMRC when looking at the circumstances when a...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Laser Pens (13 Sep 2016)

Rehman Chishti: What assessment he has made of recent trends in the sale and supply of laser pens.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Laser Pens (13 Sep 2016)

Rehman Chishti: I thank the Minister for that answer. In the past year, there have been over 1,300 incidents in which certain laser pens were used to target both civilian and military aircraft and transport infrastructure. Will the Minister support my private Member’s Bill, supported by the British Airline Pilots Association, to regulate the sale of laser pens?

G20 Summit (7 Sep 2016)

Rehman Chishti: I very much welcome the Prime Minister’s statement. Paragraph 44 of the communiqué looks at the strategy to tackle forced displacement of people and protecting refugees. On this day last year, I asked the then Prime Minister about the creation of safe havens for the protection of civilians fleeing Syria, and I was told that that was the “right sort of thinking”. Were there any...


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