Rushanara Ali Portrait

Rushanara Ali

Labour - Bethnal Green and Bow


Oral Question
Monday 19th April 2021
14:30
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Oral Question No. 6
What steps he is taking to support leaseholders living in buildings under 18 metres in height with (a) dangerous cladding and (b) other fire safety defects.
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Select Committee Meeting
Monday 19th April 2021
15:00
Treasury Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Economic impact of coronavirus
19 Apr 2021, 3 p.m.
At 3.45pm: Oral evidence
Gareth Davies - Comptroller and Auditor General at National Audit Office
Darren Stewart - Audit Director at National Audit Office
Andy Morrison - Director, HMRC at National Audit Office
Joshua Reddaway - Director, DWP at National Audit Office
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 21st April 2021
14:00
Treasury Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: The Financial Conduct Authority’s Regulation of London Capital & Finance plc
21 Apr 2021, 2 p.m.
At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
John Glen MP - Economic Secretary to the Treasury at HM Treasury
Katharine Braddick - Director General for Financial Services at HM Treasury
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Select Committee Meeting
Monday 24th May 2021
15:00
Division Votes
Thursday 15th April 2021
Domestic Abuse Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 195 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 361 Noes - 218
Speeches
Tuesday 13th April 2021
Finance (No. 2) Bill

This Finance Bill fails to meet the scale of the economic challenges and it fails to provide the growth that …

Written Answers
Wednesday 14th April 2021
Russia: Corruption and Money Laundering
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to introduce new measures under …
Early Day Motions
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence
That this House celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan in 1971 and recognises the historical significance of …
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 6th July 2020
8. Miscellaneous
From 16 May 2020, a Trustee of the Sisters Trust, a registered charity that makes donations to organisations committed to …
EDM signed
Monday 22nd February 2021
EU Settlement Scheme
That this House is concerned that the EU Settlement Scheme does not deliver sufficient assurance of their future status to …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Rushanara Ali has voted in 204 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.

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Debate information

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Significant Bethnal Green and Bow Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
148,388
Petition Closed

Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.

Gov Responded - 30 Jul 2020 Debated on - 12 Oct 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
1 Dec 2020
closed 4 months, 2 weeks ago

A significant number of students will sit their final 2021 examinations. The outcome of which undoubtedly will be their passport, for many of their future life chances and successes. In order for this to be done fairly, it is imperative that the amount of content they are tested on is reduced.

148,884
Petition Closed

Review the decision to use previous data to calculate exam grades

Gov Responded - 4 Sep 2020 Debated on - 12 Oct 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
27 Sep 2020
closed 6 months, 3 weeks ago

We want the Education Secretary and the Government to step in and review the exam board’s decision on how GCSE and A-Level grades will be calculated and awarded due to the current coronavirus crisis. We want a better solution than just using our previous data to be the basis of our grade.

106,128
Petition Closed

Give UK nurseries emergency funding if they have to close down amid COVID-19

Gov Responded - 14 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 7 months ago

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

178,819
Petition Closed

Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work

Gov Responded - 4 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I would like the government to review and increase the pay for healthcare workers to recognise the work that they do.

44,982
Petition Closed

We would like the government to consider social care as equally important to NHS

Gov Responded - 20 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
24 Sep 2020
closed 6 months, 3 weeks ago

We would like the government to support and regard social care: financially, publicly and systematically on an equal par as NHS. We would like parliament to debate how to support social care during COVID-19 and beyond so that it automatically has the same access to operational and financial support.

18,137
Petition Closed

Provide financial support to performers and creators during the COVID-19 crisis

Gov Responded - 22 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
19 Sep 2020
closed 7 months ago

The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

16,347
Petition Closed

Reduce or scrap the immigration health surcharge for overseas NHS Staff.

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 7 months ago

To revoke the Immigration Health Surcharge increases for overseas NHS staff. The latest budget shows an increase of £220 a year for an overseas worker to live and work in the UK, at a time when the NHS, and UK economy, relies heavily on them.

26,106
Petition Closed

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
8 Oct 2020
closed 6 months, 1 week ago

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

154,815
Petition Closed

Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19

Gov Responded - 27 Mar 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
12 Sep 2020
closed 7 months, 1 week ago

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

11,220
Petition Closed

Make nurseries exempt from business rates to support the childcare sector

Gov Responded - 2 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 7 months, 2 weeks ago

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

179,699
Petition Closed

Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19

Gov Responded - 20 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
15 Dec 2020
closed 4 months ago

As we pass the COVID-19 Peak, the Government should: State where the Theatres and Arts fit in the Coronavrius recovery Roadmap, Create a tailor made financial support mechanism for the Arts sector & Clarify how Social Distancing will affect arts spaces like Theatres and Concert Venues.

103,040
Petition Closed

Support the British aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gov Responded - 7 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
20 Sep 2020
closed 6 months, 4 weeks ago

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

72,624
Petition Closed

Give non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship

Gov Responded - 6 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
7 Oct 2020
closed 6 months, 1 week ago

Give NHS workers who are EU and other Nationals automatic UK citizenship if they stay and risk their own lives looking after the British people during the COVID crisis.

10,780
Petition Closed

Business Rate Relief to be extended to all small businesses in healthcare.

Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
24 Oct 2020
closed 5 months, 3 weeks ago

To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare

135,481
Petition Closed

Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.

Gov Responded - 28 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
30 Oct 2020
closed 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Zoos, aquariums, and similar organisations across the country carry out all sorts of conservation work, animal rescue, and public education. At the start of the season most rely on visitors (who now won't come) to cover annual costs, yet those costs do not stop while they are closed. They need help.

183,422
Petition Closed

Parliament must honour the Referendum result. Leave deal or no deal 29/03/19

Gov Responded - 4 Apr 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
4 Sep 2019
closed 1 year, 7 months ago

The UK voted in a referendum in 2016 to Leave the EU....this wasn't dependent on a " deal" ....but rather just "Leave"
we are now demanding that all mp's honour this result .conservative and labour mp's also agreed to leave on 29/03/19...... deal or no deal as part of their gen election campaign

194,336
Petition Closed

Hold a second referendum on EU membership.

Gov Responded - 30 Jan 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
16 Jul 2019
closed 1 year, 9 months ago

The Brexit process has been a failure. At the end of two years, our ruling party is bitterly divided, the main opposition not a viable replacement for it, and the deal we have negotiated is almost universally opposed.
No one voted for this to happen.

6,103,056
Petition Closed

Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

Gov Responded - 26 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
20 Aug 2019
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen - so vote now.

113,825
Petition Closed

Increase funding for schools

Gov Responded - 5 Feb 2019 Debated on - 4 Mar 2019 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
19 May 2019
closed 1 year, 11 months ago

Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible.

72,241
Petition Closed

Increase college funding to sustainable levels - all students deserve equality!

Gov Responded - 25 Feb 2019 Debated on - 21 Jan 2019 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
10 Apr 2019
closed 2 years ago

We call on the Government to urgently increase college funding to sustainable levels, including immediate parity with recently announced increases to schools funding. This will give all students a fair chance, give college staff fair pay and provide the high-quality skills the country needs.

156,835
Petition Closed

Call on PM to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Gov Responded - 5 Jan 2018 Debated on - 14 May 2018 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
30 May 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

Bereaved families & survivors call on PM to exercise her powers under the Inquiries Act 2005 to appoint additional panel members with decision making power to sit alongside Chair in Grenfell Tower Inquiry: to ensure those affected have confidence in & are willing to fully participate in the Inquiry

30,349
Petition Closed

Impose Financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar (Burma).

Gov Responded - 4 Oct 2017 Debated on - 16 Apr 2018 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
14 Mar 2018
closed 3 years, 1 month ago

Impose harsh financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar due to the current ongoing ethnic cleansing being pursued by elements of its security forces.

1,451
Petition Closed

Stop The Genocide In Myanmar - UK Government Please Help!

Debated on - 16 Apr 2018 View Rushanara Ali's petition debate contributions
18 Mar 2018
closed 3 years, 1 month ago

Hundreds have been forced to flee their villages as the emergency situation in Myanmar has worsened. Urgent needs of displaced people include water, hygiene facilities, food & shelter.


Most recent EDMs signed by Rushanara Ali

Date Tabled Title Signatures
23 Mar 2021
Rushanara Ali signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence

Tabled by: Rushanara Ali (Labour - Bethnal Green and Bow)
That this House celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan in 1971 and recognises the historical significance of this milestone; commemorates all those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and independence of Bangladesh and its citizens; commends and recognises the economic and social progress Bangladesh has made; …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alba Party: 1
24 Feb 2021
Rushanara Ali signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Wednesday 24th February 2021

Political and security situation in Myanmar

Tabled by: Rushanara Ali (Labour - Bethnal Green and Bow)
That this House condemns the military coup in Myanmar (Burma); demands the immediate release of all political prisoners; extends solidarity to fellow Members of Parliament who have been denied the right to exercise their democratically elected mandate; welcomes the establishment by Parliamentarians of representative committees from national, regional and state …
99 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 45
Scottish National Party: 28
Liberal Democrat: 8
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

Rushanara Ali has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Rushanara Ali has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Rushanara Ali has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting

Rushanara Ali has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


557 Written Questions

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Buildings: Insulation Children: Social Services Children: Social Services Housing: Insulation Planning Obligations Property Development: Taxation Property Development: Taxation Repossession Orders: Coronavirus High Rise Flats: Insulation Rented Housing: Coronavirus Rented Housing: Coronavirus Buildings: Insulation High Rise Flats: Insulation Clarion Housing Group Clarion Housing Group Clarion Housing Group Clarion Housing Group Housing Ombudsman Service: Complaints Clarion Housing Group Social Rented Housing: Tenancy Agreements Social Rented Housing: Regulation Social Rented Housing: Tenancy Agreements Social Rented Housing: Regulation Buildings: Insulation Buildings: Insulation High Rise Flats: Insulation High Rise Flats: Insulation High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers High Rise Flats: Insulation Housing: Standards Buildings: Insulation Buildings: Insulation Buildings: Insulation Social Rented Housing: Regulation Building Regulations: Fire Prevention Clarion Housing Group Regulator of Social Housing: Public Appointments Regulator of Social Housing: Public Appointments Housing Associations Clarion Housing Group Homes and Communities Agency Homes England: Public Appointments Homes and Communities Agency and Regulator of Social Housing: Public Appointments Social Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance Social Rented Housing: Regulation Tenant Services Authority Regulator of Social Housing: Public Appointments Clarion Housing Group Housing Associations: Complaints Regulator of Social Housing: Public Appointments Homelessness: Greater London Homelessness: Greater London Social Services: Finance Social Rented Housing: Tenants' Rights Social Rented Housing: Tenants' Rights Social Rented Housing: Tenants' Rights Social Rented Housing: Tenants' Rights Social Rented Housing: Tenants' Rights Private Rented Housing: Standards Social Rented Housing: Regulation Carillion Housing: Bethnal Green and Bow Housing Associations: Tower Hamlets Housing Associations: Tower Hamlets Housing Associations: Standards Circle Housing Housing Associations: Tower Hamlets Housing Associations: Tower Hamlets Social Rented Housing: Regulation Housing Ombudsman Service Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Circle Housing: Finance Housing Associations: Tower Hamlets Department for Communities and Local Government: Written Questions Council Housing: Repairs and Maintenance Social Rented Housing Social Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance Social Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance Social Rented Housing Schools: Coronavirus Schools: Coronavirus Schools: Coronavirus Special Educational Needs Pre-school Education Pre-school Education: Finance Higher Education: Admissions Schools: Finance Further Education: Finance Special Educational Needs: Pre-school Education Teachers: Greater London Teachers: Training Teachers: Training Teachers: Training Teachers: Training Teachers: Training Teachers: Training Teachers: Labour Turnover Teachers: Training Children: Education Teachers: Resignations Teachers: Qualifications Teachers: Training Teachers: Training Teachers: Training Teachers: Recruitment Schools: Asbestos Teachers: Recruitment Teachers: Recruitment Teachers: Training Teachers: Migrant Workers Schools: Inspections Teachers: Labour Turnover Teachers: Training Academies: Inspections Academies: Bethnal Green and Bow Children: Day Care Children: Day Care Languages: Qualifications Pre-school Education: Admissions Children: Day Care Pre-school Education Pre-school Education Unemployment: Young People Transport: Children Unemployment: Young People Schools: Transport UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Pre-school Education: Disability Pre-school Education: Admissions Families Children's Rights Children's Rights Young People: Impact Assessments Schools: Finance Education: Young People Employment: Young People Travel: Concessions Further Education: Free School Meals Further Education: Free School Meals Unemployment: Young People Training: Young People Employment Schemes: Young People Employment Schemes: Young People 16-19 Bursary Fund 16-19 Bursary Fund 16-19 Bursary Fund Pupils: Per Capita Costs Sixth Form Education Multiple Sclerosis: Trafford Universal Credit Food Banks Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations Social Security Benefits: Children State Retirement Pensions: Females Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus Universal Credit: Coronavirus Universal Credit: Coronavirus Universal Credit: London Universal Credit Independent Case Examiner Independent Case Examiner Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus Independent Case Examiner State Retirement Pensions Universal Credit: Pensioners State Retirement Pensions Universal Credit: Pensioners Independent Case Examiner Independent Case Examiner Independent Case Examiner Independent Case Examiner Universal Credit Children: Maintenance Children: Maintenance Universal Credit Shared Housing: Utilities Employment and Support Allowance: Tower Hamlets Shared Housing: Greater London Employment and Support Allowance: Greater London Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals Shared Housing: Utilities Rented Housing Statutory Sick Pay: Reform Housing Benefit Employment and Support Allowance Employment and Support Allowance Employment and Support Allowance Employment and Support Allowance Severe Disability Premium Universal Credit Housing Benefit and State Pension Credit (Temporary absence) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Housing Benefit and State Pension Credit (Temporary Absence) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Housing Benefit and State Pension Credit (Temporary Absence) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Universal Credit Employment and Support Allowance Employment and Support Allowance Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health Social Security Benefits Employment and Support Allowance Social Security Benefits: Bethnal Green and Bow Food Banks Food Banks Children: Day Care Jobseeker's Allowance: Bethnal Green and Bow Children: Poverty Children's Commissioner for England Universal Credit: Tower Hamlets Poverty: Greater London Personal Income Children: Poverty Employment Schemes: Young People Work Experience: Young People Social Security Benefits: Tower Hamlets Social Security Benefits Myanmar: Army Russia: Corruption and Money Laundering Myanmar: Private Military and Security Companies Myanmar: Freezing of Assets Myanmar: Rohingya Myanmar: Military Coups Gaza: Food Supply Gaza: Coronavirus Gaza: Health Services Developing Countries: Coronavirus Bangladesh: Rohingya Developing Countries: Coronavirus Myanmar: Elections Myanmar: Elections Myanmar: Peace Negotiations Myanmar: Elections Myanmar: Political Prisoners Myanmar: Elections Myanmar: CDC Myanmar: Elections Coronavirus: Disease Control Lebanon: Palestinians Israel: Palestinians Israel: Palestinians Palestinians: Overseas Aid Gaza: Coronavirus Gaza: Coronavirus Palestinians: Coronavirus China: Uighurs China: Uighurs China: Uighurs China: Uighurs China: Freezing of Assets Myanmar: War Crimes Bangladesh: Rohingya Israeli Settlements Kashmir: Humanitarian Aid Kashmir: Human Rights Kashmir: Politics and Government Bangladesh: Rohingya Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit Israel: Palestinians Palestinians: Demonstrations Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit Burma: Rohingya Burma: Rohingya Burma: Politics and Government Burma: Rohingya Burma: Rohingya Burma: Rohingya Burma: Rohingya Libya: Slavery Burma: Elections Burma Burma Burma Burma: Aid Workers Coronavirus: Disease Control Fire and Rescue Services: Staff Fire and Rescue Services: Finance Fire and Rescue Services: Floods Metropolitan Police: Biometrics Overseas Students: English Language Counter-terrorism: Disclosure of Information British Nationality: Children Immigration: Windrush Generation Counter-terrorism Counter-terrorism Counter-terrorism Counter-terrorism Counter-terrorism Counter-terrorism Immigration: Appeals Immigration: Appeals Immigration: Appeals Overseas Visitors Immigration: EU Nationals Refugees: Detainees Immigrants: Detainees Domestic Abuse: EU Nationals Immigration: EU Nationals Home Office: Brexit Immigration: EU Nationals Refugees: Children Immigrants: DNA Immigrants: DNA Immigrants: DNA Deportation: Human Trafficking Deportation: Human Trafficking Asylum: Children Crime: Maps Hate Crime: Internet Deportation: Windrush Generation Entry Clearances: Overseas Students Overseas Students: English Language Home Office: Brexit Young Offenders: Reoffenders Immigration: Windrush Generation Immigration: EU Nationals Migrant Workers: Commonwealth Crimes of Violence: Corrosive Substances Hate Crime: Corrosive Substances Knives: Greater London Knives: Greater London Firearms: Greater London Sexual Offences: Social Media Immigrants: Detainees Vetting Detainees: Children Domestic Abuse Visas: Students Refugees: Syria Refugees: Syria Knives: Greater London