Seema Malhotra MP

Labour and Co-Operative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston

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Seema Malhotra, Labour and Cooperative MP for Feltham is demanding action from the government to help local business facing a big jump in their business rates bill. 

Government proposals for revaluation of business rates will mean businesses in Hounslow overall will a rise of 12 per cent – equating to a rise of £22 million.

Seema Malhotra said: “A jump in their rate bill could be the final blow for many firms at a time when they are struggling with rising import costs, dearer energy prices and squeezed margins. The Chancellor must come up with a plan to shield smaller business from the damaging effects of his policies.”

She continued: “Hitting small businesses so hard will be counterproductive. They provide crucial jobs for local people and put money into the wider economy. Small business start-ups great innovators who drive future growth. They must be protected. ”

Seema Malhotra MP Demands Action on Business Rates

  Seema Malhotra, Labour and Cooperative MP for Feltham is demanding action from the government to help local business facing a big jump in their business rates bill. 

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Seema Malhotra MP recently obtained figures on the numbers of students potentially threatened by tougher restrictions on travel. 

The figures, 13,000 plus a further 10,000 from the Erasmus plus programme in the most recent year available, came through a parliamentary answer@E is a European Union programme to facilitate study and education for people from different European Union countries.

Concern over the effect on young people of leaving the European Union was behind ones of Seema's amendments to the Bill, which was defeated by the government. 

In her speech on the Bill, Seema said: "They are our future, and we have a stake in their success, too. The way we conduct this debate and make decisions, the language we use and the way we design in relationship-building between young people across borders will be a gift we give to the next generation. That is why I am tabling amendments that call on the Government to set priorities for young people in their negotiations, retaining the rights and opportunities for young people to work, study and travel visa-free if they are under 25, so that they do not become worse off than their European counterparts."

Students Threatened by Brexit

Seema Malhotra MP recently obtained figures on the numbers of students potentially threatened by tougher restrictions on travel. 

Seema Malhotra MP Speaking in Parliament 

Seema Malhotra MP has spoken on Israel and Palestine in Parliament, using a Backbench business debate on Israeli settlements to do so. 

The debate took place on Thursday 9 February 2016.  Seema called for "renewed international talks and the need to focus on the issue of children and education in Palestine; and, secondly, to recognise the contribution of associations such as the Britain-Palestine Friendship and Twinning Network here, and also those in the Middle East, that do vital work".

Seema Speaks on Israel and Palestine

  Seema Malhotra MP has spoken on Israel and Palestine in Parliament, using a Backbench business debate on Israeli settlements to do so. 


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