Results 121–140 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

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

Rehman Chishti: I thank the Home Secretary for that answer. From speaking to experts such as Professor Peter Neumann from King’s College London, I am aware that the vast majority of Daesh supporters have moved away from using online systems such as Facebook and Twitter, and are now using private messaging systems such as Telegram. What steps has the Home Secretary taken, by working with such organisations,...

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

Rehman Chishti: Will the Minister join me in congratulating Kent police, which has been rated outstanding for the third year in a row by Her Majesty’s inspectorate of constabulary? It is the only police force to get such a rating and is doing a fantastic job in keeping the residents of Kent and Medway safe.

International Trade: Topical Questions (22 Feb 2018)

Rehman Chishti: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

International Trade: Topical Questions (22 Feb 2018)

Rehman Chishti: I thank the Secretary of State for that answer. What evidence is he seeing for growth in UK manufacturing exports to the wider world? I have just returned from a visit to Pakistan with leading British companies in my role as trade envoy to enhance trading between our two great countries; will the Secretary of State join me in paying tribute to Elin Burns and Matt Lister, our trade experts in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Feb 2018)

Rehman Chishti: While I have been travelling around the country to meet people from diverse communities, members of the Jewish and the Muslim communities have raised the point that the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 should specifically take into account people’s faith considerations, because in their faiths, loved ones must be buried within 24 hours. Will the Prime Minister join me, my hon. Friend the...

Taliban and is/Daesh Attacks: Afghanistan (29 Jan 2018)

Rehman Chishti: My thoughts are very much with the people of Afghanistan. The Minister talked about Pakistan. I chair the all-party parliamentary group on Pakistan. Can he confirm that Pakistan has lost 40,000 civilians and 5,000 military personnel to acts of terrorism by the Taliban? Pakistan has put in place effective border management controls on its side, but it needs co-operation from Afghanistan so...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Links: Kent and the South-east (18 Jan 2018)

Rehman Chishti: What progress has been made on improving road links to (a) Medway, (b) Kent and (c) the south-east.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Links: Kent and the South-east (18 Jan 2018)

Rehman Chishti: I thank the Minister for that answer. Given the impressive growth and regeneration that Medway has seen over the past 20 years and will continue to see, I thank the Government for the £6 billion lower Thames crossing. Will the Minister confirm that the supporting local highways infrastructure programme will go along with the project so that areas such as Medway can fully benefit?

Unduly Lenient Sentences (6 Dec 2017)

Rehman Chishti: I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend for securing the debate. He has mentioned his time as a Transport Minister. I completely agree that one should do everything one can to support victims, but at the same time one should prevent people from becoming victims in the first place. Does he agree that, in certain circumstances—such as sentencing for driving while disqualified or drink driving,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (27 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Prince Harry has done tireless work to improve mental health support for our armed forces and veterans. Will the Minister update the House on what the Department is doing in that respect? Like all colleagues, I congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their great news today.

International Trade: Topical Questions (23 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: What further steps are the Government taking to increase outward investment in frontier markets?

Business of the House (16 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Thank you, Mr Speaker—no pressure. Will the Government consider having a special medal of service for this year for all our emergency services in light of all the work they have done in these challenging times—the terrorist attacks in this country and the Grenfell disaster?

Hormone Pregnancy Tests (16 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: I have a constituent who has been affected by this issue, and they want justice. Based on what I have heard today, justice has fallen short in this case. In any normal circumstances, justice must not only be done, but it must be seen to be done. If the criteria have not been applied correctly, we would in normal circumstances have a review to get the correct decision in the end. Will the...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (16 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Following the statement by the Prime Minister on 17 June, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport gave £1.5 million to Mind to support our emergency services. That was much appreciated. Will she look at increasing that funding going forward?

Zimbabwe (15 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: I have read the Foreign Secretary’s excellent book on Winston Churchill, and he will be familiar with the great words of our great former Prime Minister: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” The Foreign Secretary is committed to seeing Zimbabwe back as a democratic state. Zimbabwe was suspended from the Commonwealth in 2002, and it withdrew from the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: The Economy (15 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: What recent assessment he has made of the strength of the Northern Ireland economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: The Economy (15 Nov 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Will the Minister confirm that the unemployment rate in Northern Ireland today is 4.7%—down from 7% under the Labour party—and that any return to the high-tax, out-of-control spending and record deficit of the Labour years would have a disastrous impact on Northern Ireland’s economy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Cruelty: Sentencing (26 Oct 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Many of my constituents have written to me urging the Government to increase the sentence for animal cruelty, so I thank the Minister for what he has said. Will the Government be looking to give more powers to organisations such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to investigate more matters of animal cruelty?

Raqqa and Daesh (24 Oct 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Like all colleagues, I welcome the military defeat of Daesh in Raqqa. What steps is the international community taking to ensure the vacuum in that area is not filled by the Iranian militia? That region is a key link to Lebanon, where Iran has some key interests.

European Council (23 Oct 2017)

Rehman Chishti: Page 7 of the Europe Council conclusions refers to “combating terrorism and online crime” and “readiness to support appropriate measures at EU level”. Germany is introducing legislation to have extremist material taken down within 24 hours. Is that something that the United Kingdom will be doing and urging other European countries to do? We are all in it together to defeat these...


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