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EDM Supported: 17th June, 2019

That this House condemns the continued unjust detention of blogger Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia and calls for his immediate and unconditional release; notes that 17 June 2019 marks seven years since the arrest of Raif Badawi; recalls that Badawi is serving a 10-year prison sentence on charges of insulting Islam and apostasy, that he was sentenced to 1,000 lashes, of which 50 were administered in January 2015, and that he faces a 10-year travel ban on his release from prison; is alarmed by the Reporters Without Borders report that at least 28 journalists and citizen journalists are currently unjustly detained in the country in connection with their work, in addition to two others who continue to face charges but have been temporarily released...

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Written Question: 14th June, 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which hospital trusts have received approval to set up wholly-owned subsidiary companies in the last three years; and on what dates those companies were incorporated.
 
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Written Question: 14th June, 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which hospital trusts have proposals to set up wholly-owned subsidiary companies under active consideration.
 
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Oral Contribution: 13th June, 2019

Is it time that Transport for the North got the same powers as Transport for London—namely the ability to determine spending priorities in the region without all final decisions being made in Whitehall?
 
 
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Oral Contribution: 10th June, 2019

May I take up my hon. Friend’s point about the moral obligation? Does he remember that when the Prime Minister first stood on the steps of No. 10 Downing Street, she talked about dealing with injustices in our society? Would it not be appropriate if, during her last few weeks in office, she asked officials and Ministers to think again and look at the independent analysis conducted by the National Union of Mineworkers, which suggests that a 90-10 split would be much fairer?
 
 
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Oral Contribution: 6th June, 2019

Will the Leader of the House consider scheduling a debate on early-day motion 2455, on the theme of sport and free-to-air TV?
 
The early-day motion argues the case for extending the list of events that must be offered live to free-to-air TV, given that much of our glorious summer of sport—the cricket World Cup; the UEFA Nations League finals, which England are involved in tonight; and the Open golf championship at Portrush—is hidden away behind subscription TV. Even the Champions League final was available to many only on a grainy YouTube channel.