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Results 181–200 of 1000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Tulip Siddiq

Local Government Funding — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (3 Feb 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester West (Liz Kendall) on securing a debate that is close to my heart. I was a councillor before I entered Parliament, and I saw at first hand the effects of the Government’s policies because I was in charge of a £22 million budget. The Chancellor will often talk about...

Local Government Funding — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (3 Feb 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: I thank my hon. Friend for her intervention. Yes, I have seen real-life examples of the situations she describes. We could focus on many vulnerable groups, but I particularly want to mention people with mental health problems. The Prime Minister has said over and over that we should have a frank discussion about people with mental health problems and not talk about them in hushed tones or...

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit and Supported Housing: Prisons and Probation (27 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: The right hon. Gentleman may be aware that the number of attacks on our prison staff has increased by 42%, and these range from severe cuts to damages to internal organs and fractures. In order to keep safe the people who, as he has outlined, work so hard in our prisons, will he order a review into safety at work for prison staff?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (25 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: Swiss Cottage School in my constituency is an outstanding school that looks after children with special, complex and emotional needs. Regrettably, it is having to turn away pupils because of limited capacity. Does the Secretary of State believe that her Department is doing enough to look after children with special, complex and emotional needs, and does she believe that there is adequate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: My 24-year-old constituent Lara is in urgent need of a stem cell donor. Her family’s campaign, Match4Lara, is attracting global support. On Saturday, the O2 Centre in my constituency will run a spit drive to get as many people as possible on to the bone marrow register. Will the Prime Minister join me at that event on Saturday, and will he send a message of support to those working to keep...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: I thoroughly disagree with the hon. Gentleman when he says that this is exactly the same. It is not exactly the same: Donald Trump has said that he wants to ban all Muslims because of their religion. That is 1.6 billion people who he wants to ban, because of their religion. The reason why some Members are asking for him to be banned is the rhetoric, the sentiment and the values that he has...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: I thank the hon. Lady, who is also my constituent, for giving way. Does she know that in the 24 hours after Nick Griffin had the platform of appearing on “Question Time”, 3,000 people joined the BNP?

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: The hon. Lady cites 14 cases of people who have been banned. Has she considered the 84 hate preachers who are banned? If so, she will see that there is a striking resemblance between what was said by Donald Trump and by two bloggers who were banned two years ago by the Conservative Home Secretary. Will she comment on whether the same should apply to Donald Trump?

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: The London mayoral candidate from the Labour party, my right hon. Friend the Member for Tooting (Sadiq Khan), is of Muslim origin. Under Donald Trump, he would not be allowed to travel to America. Will the hon. Gentleman comment on that?

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: Does the hon. Gentleman think that this country’s legislation should be applied equally to everyone?

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: The arguments over why we are having this debate have already been articulated by the speakers who came before me—my hon. Friend the Member for Newport West (Paul Flynn) and the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Scully). I want to discuss why this online petition, which has been signed by 3,000 of my constituents in Hampstead and Kilburn, has evoked such emotion. Is it because Donald...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: I think the question has been answered for the hon. Gentleman. I looked at the cases of the 84 hate preachers who have not been allowed into the country. I want to highlight the case of a female blogger—I will not name her, but hon. Members are welcome to look her up—who was banned from entering our country. I looked at the rhetoric she used. Her crime was to equate the views of the...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: The hon. Gentleman should think carefully about what he just said. That is not the same as our deciding not to let into the country someone whose views fall short of the Home Office guidance. My hon. Friend the Member for Newport West outlined Donald Trump’s views about Mexicans and black people. Do not forget that Donald Trump ran a dog-whistle campaign to see Barack Obama’s birth...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: I thank my hon. Friend for her intervention. When Megyn Kelly asked Donald Trump on Fox News to explain why he called some women “‘fat pigs’, ‘dogs’, ‘slobs’ and ‘disgusting animals’”, he replied, “What I say is what I say.” Is that the kind of man we want in our country? I thoroughly anticipate the rebuttal that we cannot exclude people merely because they offend us...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: Of course, I do not lay all the blame for the increase in hate crime at Donald Trump’s door, but there is a correlation between the words he uses and the increase in hate crime. The point is that his words lead to real crime and violence. That is where I draw the line on freedom of speech.

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: I do not have much time, so I will wrap up by saying that I draw the line on freedom of speech when it leads to violent ideology being imported, which is what I feel is happening. We have legislation in place to protect the people of Britain from such individuals. It has been used previously to prevent other people from coming into the country, and the same rules should apply to Donald Trump,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Daesh (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: What assessment he has made of progress towards defeating ISIL.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Daesh (18 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: A major contributor to Daesh activities and capabilities on the ground is the foreign funding that it receives. Will the Secretary of State outline what measures the UK is taking to curb the foreign funding that Islamist groups such as Daesh receive? In particular, what pressure is he putting on Saudi Arabia and Qatar?

[Mark Pritchard in the Chair] — NHS Bursary (11 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: My reading of surveys and academic studies shows the complete opposite of what the hon. Member for Morley and Outwood (Andrea Jenkyns) said. The different funding arrangements for healthcare courses means that they attract applications from a diverse range of people. The average age of people applying is higher than that of most students—higher than 28. Does the hon. Member for Sutton and...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] — Universal Credit Work Allowance (6 Jan 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: I would like to start by reassuring the hon. Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham) that I think universal credit is a total and utter shambles. I invite him to my constituency to speak to my constituents who are claiming benefits, because all of them are already in work. Tax credits did not stop them from going to work; tax credits incentivised them to go to work. He needs to visit...


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