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EDM Tabled: 24th June, 2019

That this House notes the proposals from the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to set up a subsidiary company; expresses concern that the business plan estimates that of the £15 million expected extra income to the Trust in the first five years of the operation of the company, over £10 million is related to savings on VAT with a consequential loss to the public purse...

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Written Question: 24th June, 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the commencement of the additional rail services between London and Bradford detailed in the east coast franchise.
 
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EDM Supported: 24th June, 2019

That this House strongly condemns the Iranian Government for continuing to hold Ms Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a dual British-Iranian national, in arbitrary detention and calls for her immediate release; expresses dismay that Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained for over three years; supports Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her husband Richard Ratcliffe as they continue a hunger strike in protest at Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe's arbitrary detention; condemns the Embassy of the Iranian Republic in the UK for disrupting Mr Ratcliffe's protest...

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EDM Supported: 24th June, 2019

That this House agrees with the recommendations of the Hart Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse in Northern Ireland; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals to implement those recommendations.

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EDM Supported: 24th June, 2019

That this House notes that there are an estimated 25 million refugees and three million asylum seekers around the world today; further notes that the Government committed to resettle 20,000 refugees in the UK by 2020 under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and 3,000 more under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS) and that, as of 31 March 2019, 15,977 people had been resettled under the VPRS, including 7,966 children, and 1,410 under the VCRS, including 823 children...

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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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