Recent Appearances

I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport (Navendu Mishra) for securing this important debate. Despite the Bhopal gas explosion occurring almost 40 years ago at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, hundreds of thousands of Bhopalis are still living in its long shadow, unable to move on with… [Read More]

I thank the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Elliot Colburn) for securing the debate, together with the vice-chairs of the APPG, and the Backbench Business Committee for granting it. The significant Tamil and Sri Lankan communities of Leicester East are watching the debate with interest. Many have experienced the… [Read More]

The right hon. Member is absolutely right. I thank him for reminding us of that situation; it is absolutely clear.Sri Lanka has defaulted on $55 billion-worth of debt and declared bankruptcy, causing widespread misery for its citizens. It does not even have enough foreign exchange reserves to buy essentials for… [Read More]

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions the Government has had with the Government of Ukraine to assist in the release of academic transcripts, previous degree certificates and high school diplomas of British and commonwealth students who were studying in Ukraine, prior to Russia’s invasion. [Read More]

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government has taken to make it easier for international, British and commonwealth students to transfer to UK institutions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. [Read More]

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions the Government has had with the Government of Ukraine to enable international, British and commonwealth students to transfer their studies to institutions in the UK. [Read More]

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with British and Commonwealth students who were studying in Ukraine on their experiences and the support they need, following the war that country. [Read More]

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his is taking to (a) ensure (i) British and (ii) Commonwealth students who were studying in Ukraine can continue and finish their studies and (b) support students in that position. [Read More]

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Mr Davies. I thank the hon. Member for Meon Valley (Mrs Drummond) for bringing forward this important debate and the Backbench Business Committee for granting it. We are debating the peace process in Yemen, but the brutal fact is that before… [Read More]

I think our responsibility is to work towards peace, and we need to focus our efforts on ending the arms sales that rain bombs down on the Yemeni people.The UK must use its penholder role to push the UN into restoring its mandate for war crimes investigation immediately to ensure… [Read More]

You are very kind, Mr Gray, and it is an honour to serve under your chairship. I thank the hon. Member for Streatham (Bell Ribeiro-Addy) for securing this vital debate.The health of our nation is reflected in the health of our mothers, and the shocking statistics paint a picture of… [Read More]

You are very kind, Sir Edward; it is a pleasure to serve under your chairship. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Cynon Valley (Beth Winter) for securing this important debate.Another winter of discontent looms over hard-working public sector workers. We are talking about loyal, hard-working workers who put… [Read More]

I will wind up now. That is despite the Government wanting a return to feudal Britain. Austerity, which has been debunked by many progressive scholars as economically illiterate, needlessly pushed working people into another level of destitution, and contributed to more than 140,000 deaths in the UK. Put simply, whether… [Read More]

I thank the right hon. Member for Tatton (Esther McVey) and the hon. Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy) for proposing this important debate, and the Backbench Business Committee for granting it.The first job of Government is to keep people safe and well. No debate on food strategy and food… [Read More]

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the press release entitled Middle East Minister visits Gulf to deepen economic ties, published on 7 July 2022, on what basis the Minister of State for Asia and the Middle East congratulated the Bahraini Minister… [Read More]