Results 61–80 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

Iran Nuclear Deal (8 May 2019)

Rehman Chishti: Putting aside whether the nuclear deal should be dealt with separately from or in conjunction with Iran’s aggressive behaviour in the wider region, my specific question to the Minister is as follows. He talked about Iran’s profound negative influence in the region, whether in Yemen, Syria, Bahrain or Lebanon—and Morocco recently expelled the Iranian ambassador. The UK holds the pen on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (8 May 2019)

Rehman Chishti: I know the Prime Minister will welcome the news that Asia Bibi, who was persecuted for her faith, is on her way to Canada, which has offered her sanctuary. I think everyone wants to know the Prime Minister’s answer to this question: why did Canada offer sanctuary to Asia Bibi, but the United Kingdom did not? Will future such cases of religious freedom be looked at differently by the United...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Start and Growth (30 Apr 2019)

Rehman Chishti: To be the best place to grow and start a business means having consistent rules and regulations. My brilliant local Medway Licensed Taxi Drivers Association has raised a real concern about Uber operating in Medway without having the same rules and regulations as association members. Will the Minister meet me and that brilliant association to look at those rules and regulations, to ensure that...

European Council (11 Apr 2019)

Rehman Chishti: Paragraph 10 of the conclusion says that further extension “cannot be allowed to undermine the regular functioning of the…institutions.” Prime Minister, that is exactly what would happen if we take part in the European elections. We would get far-right, extremist individuals, such as those protesting outside No. 10 on 29 March, exploiting people’s grievances for their own interests....

United Kingdom’S Withdrawal from the European Union (29 Mar 2019)

Rehman Chishti: Others have said that there is a cynical reason for people moving their position. I resigned in November from all Government and party positions when I saw the legal risk of the backstop. However, now there is a bigger risk: not delivering Brexit at all. The country’s interests come first. Does my hon. Friend agree?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (28 Mar 2019)

Rehman Chishti: The Government have a fantastic track record on improving standards for animals. In 2015, the compulsory microchipping of dogs was brought in. However, there is an anomaly: there is no such provision for cats. The Secretary of State knows that I have a private Member’s Bill on cats that would mean cats were treated in the same way as dogs. I am grateful for my meeting with him last week....

Health and Social Care: Health Inequalities: Life Expectancy (26 Mar 2019)

Rehman Chishti: Medway has some of the highest health inequalities in the country. As the Minister rightly says, high inequalities are linked to a greater chance of a stroke. Despite that, the sustainability and transformation partnership and the clinical commissioning group decided to put an acute stroke service in Dartford, which is very close to London and is served by King’s College London. The...

International Trade: Trade and Investment: Switzerland (14 Mar 2019)

Rehman Chishti: What recent discussions he has had with his Swiss counterpart on trade and investment.

International Trade: Trade and Investment: Switzerland (14 Mar 2019)

Rehman Chishti: I thank the Secretary of State for that answer. Recently we had the brilliant ambassador for Switzerland, Ambassador Fasel, visit my constituency looking at the potential for greater trade opportunities between our great countries. Can the Secretary of State clarify this point? He talks about continuity and I welcome the agreement he has signed but, on post-Brexit trading opportunities, the...

Commonwealth Day (11 Mar 2019)

Rehman Chishti: I very much welcome what the Minister has said, and I wish everyone a happy Commonwealth Day. She mentioned cricket—many things bring happiness to us in the Commonwealth, and one of them is cricket—and perhaps she can clarify an anomaly. In Australia, Sir Don Bradman was knighted, and in New Zealand, Sir Richard Hadlee was knighted, but there has been no knighthood for cricketers from...

Syria (11 Mar 2019)

Rehman Chishti: I very much welcome the statement by the Minister, for whom I have great respect and admiration. The Russian Government, supported by the Iranian militias, have been successful in propping up the Assad regime. However, they do not have the money to rebuild Syria—around £300 billion is needed for that. The Minister says that he will speak to other donors about giving more, but those...

Shamima Begum and Other Cases (11 Mar 2019)

Rehman Chishti: The Home Secretary knows I have immense respect for him, but I disagree with his judgment on this case. He has just said that he is working closely with international partners and our EU partners to ensure that we keep our citizens safe here, across Europe and around the world. What is the difference between that and the policy applied by France, which is taking back all its Daesh fighters?...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Infrastructure Funding: Medway and Kent (5 Mar 2019)

Rehman Chishti: What steps he is taking to allocate funding for infrastructure in (a) Medway and (b) Kent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Infrastructure Funding: Medway and Kent (5 Mar 2019)

Rehman Chishti: Medway Council’s £170 million housing infrastructure bid will have a significant impact on the unlocking of regeneration in the Thames estuary, providing the extra much-needed homes, jobs and transport connectivity. Will the Minister clarify when such excellent bids will be considered and announced? By way of declaration, I am a member of Medway Council.

Jammu and Kashmir (27 Feb 2019)

Rehman Chishti: Apart from being the chair of the all-party group on Pakistan, I was born in Kashmir, and in the 2005 earthquake, I lost 25 relatives, including my grandfather. Muzaffarabad is very near the line of control. The people of Kashmir want peace, prosperity, human dignity and to be masters of their own destiny. As the Minister says, our long-standing position is in line with the 1948 United...

Deprivation of Citizenship Status (20 Feb 2019)

Rehman Chishti: rose—

Deprivation of Citizenship Status (20 Feb 2019)

Rehman Chishti: Having previously successfully pushed the Government to accept the correct terminology, Daesh, to defeat the idea, the ideology and the appeal that is sucking in hundreds of individuals from the UK to Syria and Iraq to fight for this poisoned ideology and entity, may I ask the Home Secretary the following? Peter Neumann, one of the world’s best experts, based at King’s College London,...

International Trade: British Businesses Investing Overseas (7 Feb 2019)

Rehman Chishti: I am grateful to you, Mr Speaker. With regard to investment in the United Kingdom, having recently attended the opening session of the 116th United States Congress, it was clear that the US wants a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom. However, the US has legitimate concerns about whether the UK would be able to do that if it is tied into EU regulations in goods and services. What...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Rehman Chishti: My hon. Friend is absolutely right to say that the first duty of the state is to protect its citizens. Given the Leader of the Opposition’s previous comments about not having an Army, and his position on Trident, let us imagine him running this country. Does my hon. Friend agree that our country’s security would be completely destroyed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 Jan 2019)

Rehman Chishti: I very much welcome the recent statement by the Foreign Office that Britain must do more to support persecuted Christians. In the light of that, will the Government now review their position on the Asia Bibi case and offer her asylum in the UK, so she can choose a safe destination, instead of asking a third country to take her in? That would mean shifting our moral responsibility to another...


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