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Jallianwala Bagh Massacre — [David Hanson in the Chair] (9 Apr 2019)

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 14:50
Preet Kaur Gill: I will not take any more interventions as I am conscious of time; my apologies. By othering or writing certain people out of British history—casting them simply as pawns or as a means to an end rather than individuals with their own histories—can we really be surprised that hate crime continues to exist or that racism continues to fester? The question therefore remains whether an apology...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Sikhs (8 Apr 2019)

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of homeless people who died outdoors in the last 12 months were Sikh.

Written Answers — Home Office: Shoplifting: Birmingham Edgbaston (8 Apr 2019)

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support convenience retailers in Birmingham, Edgbaston to prevent shop theft.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Apr 2019)

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: My constituent Georgia Stokes has two children with autism who have been unable to get the support they need and are therefore not at school because of incorrect diagnoses. Every child with autism is unique, which is why awareness raising and education about autism is vital. Some 34% of children on the autism spectrum say that the worst thing about being at school is being picked on. This...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Apr 2019)

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: My constituent Georgia Stokes has two children with autism who have been unable to get the support they need and are therefore not at school because of incorrect diagnoses. Every child with autism is unique, which is why awareness raising and education about autism is vital. Some 34% of children on the autism spectrum say that the worst thing about being at school is being picked on. This...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Secondment (3 Apr 2019)

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 236571, what estimate she has made of the further number of deployments required from her Department.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Secondment (3 Apr 2019)

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 236571, what estimate she has made of the number of departmental staff that can be deployed while maintaining the effectiveness of her Department's performance.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Secondment (3 Apr 2019)

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2019 to Question 236571 on Department for International Development: Secondment, how many of the staff provisionally matched to over half of the 175 were from each directorate in that Department.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Census: Sikhs (3 Apr 2019)

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the data that will be available to public bodies on Sikhs as an ethnic group after Census 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Yorkshire and the Humber (1 Apr 2019)

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department collects to monitor the effectiveness of early years early intervention strategies in (a) Birmingham Edgbaston, (b) Birmingham City and (c) the West Midlands.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Secondment (28 Mar 2019)

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2019 to Question 234783 on Department for International Development: Secondment, when she will decide whether the 175 staff in her Department are placed with other Departments.

Modern Slavery and Victim Support — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (27 Mar 2019)

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:12
Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I congratulate the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith) on securing this debate on a vital issue and on the timeliness of having it during the week of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Gedling...

Modern Slavery and Victim Support — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (27 Mar 2019)

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:12
Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I congratulate the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith) on securing this debate on a vital issue and on the timeliness of having it during the week of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Gedling...

Offensive Weapons Bill: Delivery of bladed products to residential premises etc (26 Mar 2019)

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:15
Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon Central (Sarah Jones). On behalf of the all-party parliamentary group for British Sikhs, I want to thank Members across the House for their support for the amendment that we tabled in this House, and for their subsequent support for removing the unintended consequences for the Sikh community that the Bill would have had in its...

Offensive Weapons Bill: Delivery of bladed products to residential premises etc (26 Mar 2019)

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:15
Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon Central (Sarah Jones). On behalf of the all-party parliamentary group for British Sikhs, I want to thank Members across the House for their support for the amendment that we tabled in this House, and for their subsequent support for removing the unintended consequences for the Sikh community that the Bill would have had in its...

Offensive Weapons Bill: Delivery of bladed products to residential premises etc (26 Mar 2019)

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:15
Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon Central (Sarah Jones). On behalf of the all-party parliamentary group for British Sikhs, I want to thank Members across the House for their support for the amendment that we tabled in this House, and for their subsequent support for removing the unintended consequences for the Sikh community that the Bill would have had in its...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Secondment (25 Mar 2019)

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her letter to the Chair of the International Development Committee on 18 March 2019 on redeployment of DFID staff, if she will publish a breakdown of which departments the 58 staff were deployed to from her Department.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Secondment (25 Mar 2019)

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her letter to the Chair of the International Development Committee of the 18 March 2019 on redeployment of her Department's staff, if she will publish (a) which Departments have requested short-term support roles and (b) how many of the 170 staff each Department has requested.

Cyclone Idai (20 Mar 2019)

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:56
Preet Kaur Gill: I begin by echoing the Minister’s feelings. This House is united in our thoughts about the tragic impact of this devastating cyclone, which may be the worst-ever disaster to strike the southern hemisphere. I welcome the £6 million relief effort from the Department for International Development, and I am delighted to hear that it is now reaching people on the ground. However, unless...

Cyclone Idai (20 Mar 2019)

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:56
Preet Kaur Gill: I begin by echoing the Minister’s feelings. This House is united in our thoughts about the tragic impact of this devastating cyclone, which may be the worst-ever disaster to strike the southern hemisphere. I welcome the £6 million relief effort from the Department for International Development, and I am delighted to hear that it is now reaching people on the ground. However, unless...

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