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Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:05
Preet Kaur Gill: It is nearly two years since the Brexit referendum, and there are just 316 days to go until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. I support the Opposition’s motion because the in-fighting and indecision in government is holding back the Brexit negotiations and delaying crucial votes in Parliament. Labour recognises that the only way to ensure that we have the frictionless trade...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme (14 May 2018)

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number criminal law barristers who will be be affected by the proposed change to legal aid funding in (a) Birmingham and (b) England.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Biodegradability (10 May 2018)

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of making it obligatory for manufacturers to include oxo biodegradation additives in everyday plastic items.

Rohingya: Monsoon Season — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (8 May 2018)

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:03
Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms McDonagh. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff Central (Jo Stevens) on securing this important debate. Her testimony about her recent visit to Cox’s Bazar was deeply harrowing and real. Other hon. Members also made excellent contributions. We have heard from the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), my hon....

Rohingya: Monsoon Season — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (8 May 2018)

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:03
Preet Kaur Gill: I absolutely agree, and I will come on to that point. The Government of Bangladesh have rightly been praised for their initial response, but as we move into a dangerous new phase of the crisis it is imperative to address operational barriers that hinder the work of aid agencies. International donors have granted $14 million of funding, which cannot be utilised at present because of...

Rohingya: Monsoon Season — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (8 May 2018)

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:03
Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms McDonagh. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff Central (Jo Stevens) on securing this important debate. Her testimony about her recent visit to Cox’s Bazar was deeply harrowing and real. Other hon. Members also made excellent contributions. We have heard from the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), my hon....

Rohingya: Monsoon Season — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (8 May 2018)

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:03
Preet Kaur Gill: I absolutely agree, and I will come on to that point. The Government of Bangladesh have rightly been praised for their initial response, but as we move into a dangerous new phase of the crisis it is imperative to address operational barriers that hinder the work of aid agencies. International donors have granted $14 million of funding, which cannot be utilised at present because of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Health Professions (8 May 2018)

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for tier 2 visas from (a) doctors and (b) nurses have been turned down over the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Recruitment (3 May 2018)

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's hostile environment immigration policy on NHS recruitment.

Written Answers — Home Office: Doctors: Migrant Workers (3 May 2018)

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that doctors from India that have received job offers to work in the NHS are given visas.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Middle East: Religious Freedom (30 Apr 2018)

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using faith-based leaders as facilitators to promote peace and reconciliation amongst the ethnic and religious communities in Syria and Iraq.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (27 Apr 2018)

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what training is provided to teachers on (a) psychological and (b) trauma issues raised by young people with challenging behaviour.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (27 Apr 2018)

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to include practical life lessons into the PSHE curriculum.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Cultural Heritage: Minority Groups (27 Apr 2018)

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of educating young people from Black and Minority Ethnic groups about their ethic cultural heritage.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Nigeria: Boko Haram (26 Apr 2018)

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking help ensure the safety of schools in northern Nigeria from attack from Boko Haram.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Bangladesh: Rohingya (26 Apr 2018)

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to programmes in Cox's Bazar to prepare that place for the forthcoming monsoon season.

Internally Displaced People (25 Apr 2018)

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:13
Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate the right hon. Member for Meriden (Dame Caroline Spelman) on securing this important debate. We have heard some excellent contributions. My hon. Friend the Member for Leeds North West (Alex Sobel) highlighted that displaced people with disabilities struggle to make the journey and need specific support. My hon....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Drugs (24 Apr 2018)

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential savings to be accrued to the public purse of the return of unused medicines to the NHS.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Speech Therapy: Children and Young People (24 Apr 2018)

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that every child and young person who stammers will be able to access speech and language therapy when needed; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Rohingya: Sexual Offences (24 Apr 2018)

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to support programmes on (a) sexual and reproductive health and (b) assistance for survivors of gender based violence for Rohingya women and girls.

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