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Bank Branch Closures (30 Jun 2016)

Albert Owen: .... I accept that IT services in the finance industries are evolving and that younger people are happy to use an app. As I said in an intervention, I carry my iPad and my cheque book with me wherever I go, but my ability to use those services is limited in rural parts of my constituency where I do not get a signal. Once, the bank got in touch with me to ask whether I had made a certain...

Hearing Loss: Action Plan and Commissioning Framework — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (30 Jun 2016)

Diane Abbott: ...more research into the causes and management of hearing loss and tinnitus. Tinnitus is a particularly alarming issue. It is sometimes written and talked about as if nothing can be done. It can be as bad for people’s ability to function in society as absolute hearing loss. It is important that we have more research on its management, rather than just accepting that nothing can be done...

Public Institutions - Motion to Take Note (30 Jun 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...and trust. There are of course many examples of countries around the world where confidence in public institutions has been fatally eroded, often because of corruption or mismanagement, and where the ability to govern effectively is destroyed, hampering economic development and destroying prosperity. Confidence in public institutions is then precious, and the Government are committed to...

(30 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: ...reliable and independent register of landownership. As every speaker has acknowledged, that goes right to the heart of our property-owning democracy. The rights of ownership of land and property and our ability as a society to enforce those rights were hard won, are much regarded around the world and are not taken for granted here. That is why the debate is important. The Land Registry...

Historical Child Sex Abuse - Motion to Take Note (30 Jun 2016)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, alluded to the difficulties in the past of dealing with the evidence of young children when accusations of this kind were made. In a way, it is because we have improved our ability to deal with child evidence that we have unleashed this tidal wave of historic cases. It is only now that we appear to be able to cope properly with the evidence of people...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Standard lifetime allowance from 2016-17 (30 Jun 2016)

David Gauke: On the ability to cope with additional phone calls and so on, let us remember that in some cases these people will be well advised. The hon. Gentleman makes the point that, often, they will be the people best placed to understand the changes, and many will also be well placed to make use of new technology. On the demands likely to be placed on HMRC over the next few years, it is difficult to...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Structure of income tax rates (30 Jun 2016)

David Gauke: ...As hon. and right hon. Members are aware, earlier this year, the Scotland Act 2016 received Royal Assent. It provides the Scottish Parliament with unprecedented powers over income tax, including the ability to determine the rates of income tax on earned income at the points at which those apply to Scottish taxpayers. The fiscal framework agreed by the UK and Scottish Governments confirms...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Tourists: Rail Travel (30 Jun 2016)

Tom Brake: What assessment has the rail Minister made of the impact of the appalling Southern and Thameslink services and Network Rail’s infrastructure failures on the ability of tourists to get to key tourist destinations such as Beddington Park and Honeywood Museum in Carshalton?

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Investment (30 Jun 2016)

Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of bilateral investment treaties between the UK and developing countries on the ability of (a) infant industries and (b) small and medium-sized enterprises in such countries to contribute to poverty reduction.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: South Sudan: Hospitals (30 Jun 2016)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...taking to ensure that the Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan has adequate supplies of electricity; what assessment they have made of the effect of power cuts and power rationing on that hospital’s ability to provide treatment; whether they have raised the issue of the lack of electricity at the Juba Teaching Hospital with the government of South Sudan; and what steps they will...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council - 20 June 2016 and General Affairs Council - 24 June 2016 (30 Jun 2016)

David Lidington: ...to achieve this. Operation Sophia has already saved almost 15,000 lives and destroyed over 120 smuggling vessels. Operation Sophia’s additional tasking will build the Libyan Coastguard’s ability to tackle migration and limit Daesh terrorists’ freedom of movement. Under Any Other Business, the German Foreign Minister updated the Council on the German chairmanship of the...

Scottish Parliament: Undercover Policing (30 Jun 2016)

Patrick Harvie: ...-led activist movements. When people who are conducting legitimate and necessary campaigns on climate change or against fossil fuels, or in their trade unions, or against nuclear power have their ability to operate democratically and to act in the name of those causes threatened, we have lost something absolutely fundamental. That kind of undercover policing operation is counter to the...

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (29 Jun 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My Lords, the proposals for an advanced partnership scheme include the ability for local authorities to impose standards of service on bus operators running services on routes included in the scheme. These standards are set out in new Section 113E(4) and (5) of the Transport Act 2000. The Bill does not currently require all those standards to be imposed at once when the scheme is made by the...

Zero-hours Contracts - Question for Short Debate (29 Jun 2016)

the Earl of Courtown: ...us to tackle repeat labour market offenders and rogue businesses. We are also, as I mentioned earlier, reforming the Gangmasters Licensing Authority into the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, which will have the ability to tackle labour exploitation. A number of noble Lords mentioned the ONS Labour Force Survey, which estimates that 801,000 people report a zero-hours contract as...

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (29 Jun 2016)

Lord Berkeley: ...on them. They are going to run very frequently on the main routes. Smaller buses will go into the smaller areas. They will link in with the railway timetable, and I think that the operators’ ability to talk to each other will be unique. They are proposing a single ticket structure—one standard, one band. I hope my noble friend will appreciate this. It is going to happen within...

Uk Economy (29 Jun 2016)

Roger Mullin: ...Union against the will of the Scottish people. It is not our job to be dragged along; it is our job to represent the interests of Scotland and the Scottish people, and that we will do to the best of our ability. At Prime Minister’s questions before the vote, I raised the case of Thomas and Elke Westen, originally from Germany, who lived in my constituency. Thomas runs a small...

Automatic Registration: UK Elections — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (29 Jun 2016)

Owen Thompson: ...institutions. The model could easily be further developed and rolled out across other institutions. Additionally, the change to individual electoral registration has had dramatic effects on young people’s ability to vote. Groups such as Bite the Ballot raised concern about that at the time, rightly warning that there would be a decline in voter registration among young people. The...

EU Council (29 Jun 2016)

David Cameron: ...Prime Minister, Government and Parliament to decide on. I am in no doubt, however, that it is the difficult issue. Frankly, it is a difficult issue when inside the EU and with all the negotiating ability to try to change things. In many ways it will be even more difficult from outside, if we want full access to the single market, to secure changes. Nevertheless, that is the challenge. I...


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