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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Social Media (28 Nov 2018)

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of false information spread by social media platforms on perpetuating conflict in the Middle Belt in Nigeria.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Africa: Social Media (28 Nov 2018)

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps she is taking to support national governments in Africa to tackle false information and fake news on social media platforms.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges (28 Nov 2018)

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2018 to Question 191463 on Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges, how many of the 60,000 teachers and school leaders will be from (a) the UK and (b) developing countries.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges (28 Nov 2018)

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2018 to Question 191463 on Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges, how many of the 56,000 teachers trained in the connecting classrooms programme between 2015 and 2018 were based in (a) the UK and (b) overseas.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution: Death (28 Nov 2018)

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 February 2018 to Question 126648 on Air Pollution: Death, by what year the target of reducing early deaths resulting from air pollution by half is projected to be achieved.

Petition - a National Carers Strategy for Unpaid Carers: Jagtar Singh Johal (27 Nov 2018)

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 16:03
Preet Kaur Gill: I thank the hon. Gentleman for acquiring this really important debate. He is making an excellent speech. May I put on the record how commendable his leadership in this case has been? I know that the situation has been very difficult. Does he agree that, despite the deputy high commissioner in Chandigarh meeting with Jagtar, it is unclear what representations—if any—he made to the Chief...

Petition - a National Carers Strategy for Unpaid Carers: Jagtar Singh Johal (27 Nov 2018)

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 16:03
Preet Kaur Gill: I thank the hon. Gentleman for acquiring this really important debate. He is making an excellent speech. May I put on the record how commendable his leadership in this case has been? I know that the situation has been very difficult. Does he agree that, despite the deputy high commissioner in Chandigarh meeting with Jagtar, it is unclear what representations—if any—he made to the Chief...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Safety (27 Nov 2018)

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the adequacy of funding for road safety initiatives by local authorities.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (27 Nov 2018)

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the allocation of funding for schools for the current academic year.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (27 Nov 2018)

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of reducing the waiting period for the payment of universal credit payment on foodbank usage in (a) Edgbaston, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: West Midlands (23 Nov 2018)

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 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 Independent Review of the Mental Health Act on the rate of detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983 in Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: West Midlands (23 Nov 2018)

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for his Department to respond to the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges (21 Nov 2018)

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme, what steps her Department is taking to train 60,000 teachers and schools leaders in the UK and developing countries.

Ebola Response Update (20 Nov 2018)

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:37
Preet Kaur Gill: First, I thank the Minister for giving me advance sight of her statement. I share the Government’s deep concern about the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and I am pleased to hear that £25 million of UK aid has been given to the response. We hope that it goes some way to containing this deadly outbreak. In addition, supporting neighbouring countries to prepare to...

Road Safety and the Legal Framework — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Nov 2018)

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:16
Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. Let me take the opportunity to contextualise the debate by showing the real impact of unsafe road behaviour when appropriate action is not taken. We should all aim for zero deaths and injuries on our roads and pavements, and the only way to achieve that is by supporting road safety with practical investment and appropriate...

Road Safety and the Legal Framework — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Nov 2018)

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:16
Preet Kaur Gill: I absolutely agree. The poem that I have just read was written by Lucy Harrison, the sister of my constituent. She lost her brother when a car going at 93 mph hit him as he crossed the road. Having had him taken from them, his family had to go through a trial and the Court of Appeal before the driver who caused the crash, and who had failed to stop, was given a sentence of four and a half...

Road Safety and the Legal Framework — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Nov 2018)

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:16
Preet Kaur Gill: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. Let me take the opportunity to contextualise the debate by showing the real impact of unsafe road behaviour when appropriate action is not taken. We should all aim for zero deaths and injuries on our roads and pavements, and the only way to achieve that is by supporting road safety with practical investment and appropriate...

Road Safety and the Legal Framework — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Nov 2018)

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:16
Preet Kaur Gill: I absolutely agree. The poem that I have just read was written by Lucy Harrison, the sister of my constituent. She lost her brother when a car going at 93 mph hit him as he crossed the road. Having had him taken from them, his family had to go through a trial and the Court of Appeal before the driver who caused the crash, and who had failed to stop, was given a sentence of four and a half...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Manufacturing Jobs (20 Nov 2018)

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: What steps his Department is taking to safeguard manufacturing jobs after the UK leaves the EU.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Manufacturing Jobs (20 Nov 2018)

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: Manufacturing accounts for 11% of jobs in the west midlands, which is one of the highest percentages for any region, and the region has one of the highest shares of goods imports and exports— 47% of its goods go to the EU. Does the Minister agree that Labour’s plan for Brexit, guaranteeing a new, comprehensive and permanent customs union and a strong single market relationship that allows...

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