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Attorney General: Terrorism Prosecutions (1 Nov 2018)

Rehman Chishti: I thank the Attorney General for that answer. As a member of the Home Affairs Committee, I understand that there are 500 live operations concerning 3,000 individuals of interest and a further 20,000 individuals who have been investigated under terrorism-related incidents. Can the Attorney General clarify and confirm that the CPS has adequate resources and the expertise to deal with these...

October EU Council: Death of Jamal Khashoggi (22 Oct 2018)

Rehman Chishti: I declare an interest, as per the Register of Members’ Financial Interests: from March 2016 to January 2018, I advised the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, an independent think-tank and non-governmental organisation. All those involved in the callous, brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi have to be held accountable at every level. One way to do that would be for the United...

Bahrain — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Sep 2018)

Rehman Chishti: I congratulate the hon. Member for Hammersmith (Andy Slaughter) on securing this debate. It is important in our democracy that colleagues are able to hear all sides and views in any debate. All colleagues have their own experiences of different countries and of different issues they have campaigned on. I led a parliamentary delegation to Bahrain last November—that is in the Register of...

Bahrain — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Sep 2018)

Rehman Chishti: My hon. Friend is spot on; he knows the area very well. There is a Shi’a majority in Bahrain, and religious freedom is absolutely core. They must be able to practise their faith as they want. There are 751 registered Shi’ite places of worship, 432 registered Sunni places of worship and another 618 places for the Shi’a community. I have said this before in Parliament: there must be no...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Daesh: Syria and Iraq (9 Jul 2018)

Rehman Chishti: What recent assessment he has made of the strength of the UK’s continued commitment to tackle Daesh in Syria and Iraq.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Daesh: Syria and Iraq (9 Jul 2018)

Rehman Chishti: Apart from military action, what steps are being taken to help to tackle the sectarian tension in Syria and Iraq, and in the wider region, which in part led to the rise of Daesh?

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Rehman Chishti: The Secretary of State is absolutely right: Members of Parliament have a duty to stand up for their constituents, and I will do just that. Can he confirm that the expansion of Heathrow puts an end to the daft estuary airport idea, and that the long-term provision of air capacity needs can be met at Gatwick?

G7 (11 Jun 2018)

Rehman Chishti: Paragraph 20 of the communiqué states: “We…call upon Iran to play a constructive role” for “peace in the region.” The same statement was made at the 2015 G7. Iran has continuously displayed aggressive behaviour in the region, and Morocco has now expelled its ambassador. The Prime Minister has spoken of appropriate action and has said that “some action” will be taken to stop...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Cyber-attacks (11 Jun 2018)

Rehman Chishti: What recent assessment his Department has made of the threat posed to UK security by cyber-attacks.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Cyber-attacks (11 Jun 2018)

Rehman Chishti: I thank the Minister for that answer. Will he clarify how much the Government intend to spend during this Parliament to improve UK cyber-security?

Gaza Border Violence (15 May 2018)

Rehman Chishti: The loss of innocent life is completely unacceptable. We have talked about the US moving its embassy to Jerusalem, but the other key impediment to peace in the middle east is the expansion of the illegal settlements by the Israeli Government. What is the United Kingdom’s position on this matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (15 May 2018)

Rehman Chishti: I recently held a community engagement event with the Tunisian ambassador to the United Kingdom. Can the Minister confirm that security co-operation between the UK and Tunisia is now excellent, given that TUI and Thomas Cook have resumed flights to Tunisia?

Iran Nuclear Deal (9 May 2018)

Rehman Chishti: I refer the Secretary of State to the Prime Minister’s statement at the Gulf Co-operation Council summit in 2016: “I am clear-eyed about the threat that Iran poses to the Gulf and the wider Middle East.” She said that we will work with our GCC partners to “counter that threat.” Can the Secretary of State clarify what tangibly has been done to counter that threat? Apart from all the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 May 2018)

Rehman Chishti: Medway has recently been shortlisted to receive £170 million from the Government’s housing infrastructure fund, which will help to build and support 12,000 houses locally, having also benefited from the £6 billion Government lower Thames crossing. Can the Prime Minister confirm that this demonstrates the Government’s commitment to supporting local communities?

Access to Fertility Services: Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (18 Apr 2018)

Rehman Chishti: In answer to the point made by the shadow Secretary of State, the hon. Member for Middlesbrough (Andy McDonald), that this measure has been pushed by the Labour Opposition, I say that success has many fathers and failure has none. I refer him to my private Member’s Bill of 2016, on the regulation of sales, ownership and illegal use of laser pens. The Bill was intended to make “the sale,...

Access to Fertility Services: Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (18 Apr 2018)

Rehman Chishti: Before I give way to my right hon. Friend, I want to say that I was also grateful to be able to make representations to him, to which I will refer later.

Access to Fertility Services: Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (18 Apr 2018)

Rehman Chishti: I am most grateful to my right hon. Friend, who is absolutely right. I did make representations to him and had discussions with Home Office Ministers. Lastly, I want to thank the current Secretary of State for Transport for the time he gave me and for fully taking on board my concerns. I of course welcome what is proposed in the Bill. When certain individuals are recklessly misusing laser...

Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Rehman Chishti: One of the darkest stains on the international community’s conscience was the inaction by the EU and the United Nations in preventing the massacre of Muslim men in Srebrenica. International humanitarian and military action was right then. It was right in Bosnia and it is right now to prevent the massacre of innocent people in Syria. We have a moral duty to act.

Syria: De-Escalation Zones (26 Feb 2018)

Rehman Chishti: I welcome the Foreign Secretary’s statement. In 1995, in relation to the Srebrenica massacre and genocide, the international community authorised international humanitarian military action. Will he clarify whether a similar threshold has now been met in relation to taking action in Syria? If so, it is now for the international community to decide whether or not it wants to take that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Online Radicalisation (26 Feb 2018)

Rehman Chishti: What steps she is taking to safeguard people from online radicalisation.

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