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Health — Motion to Take Note (26 Nov 2015)

Baroness Walmsley: .... More efficient working will enable the NHS to fulfil its important ambition in the wider picture of sickness prevention, and it should start at the very beginning. A good start for a baby depends on the health and well-being of its mother and her ability to bond with her child, but perinatal mental health services are patchy—yet this is health creation at its most basic. We need a...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Airports Commission: Final Report (26 Nov 2015)

Steve Double: ...want Britain to remain connected to these emerging markets, to keep the British economy growing and to continue to play our role as one of the world’s leading economies, it is imperative that we have the ability to transport passengers and high-value goods between those cities. As a recently elected Member, I find it incredible that we are having this debate now and that we did not...

Universities: Freedom of Speech — Motion to Take Note (26 Nov 2015)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...point, but we must try to turn and prevent people being drawn on to that path. This is a challenge for all our community. Schools, universities and colleges are in a unique position to give young people the confidence and ability to challenge extremist ideology robustly. The noble Lord, Lord Skidelsky, rightly pointed out that students are adults and questioned why they need special...

[Andrew Percy in the Chair] — backbench business — North-East Devolution (26 Nov 2015)

Kevan Jones: ...needs to be looked at more closely. As I have said, a lot of responsibility is being offered without the resources to go with it. One of the key points is that we will get an extra 30 million a year over 30 years and the combined authority will get the ability to bid for additional resources, but as my right hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle upon Tyne East said, we need to put...

Business of the House (26 Nov 2015)

Pete Wishart: ...engine in place? Another dramatic news story today is the immigration figures, with net immigration reaching a record high of 336,000, according to the Office for National Statistics. SNP Members question the Government’s ability to get immigration down to the tens of thousands, which was their objective. We live in an interconnected, globalised world, so it was almost impossible...

Syria: Foreign Affairs Committee Report — Statement (26 Nov 2015)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...noble Baroness, Lady Smith, and the noble and learned Lord, Lord Wallace, both asked about the legal basis of the proposed action outlined in the Statement. The Statement was clear that we have the ability, through the respective existing UN charters, to take action on the basis of self-defence—both in our own self-defence and collective self-defence of Iraq. But the comprehensive UN...

Women and Equalities: Syria (26 Nov 2015)

Caroline Lucas: ...with some limited progress now being seen to come out of Vienna, will he directly address the vital concerns that come through very strongly in the evidence to the Select Committee report that our ability to continue that key political and diplomatic role will be compromised fundamentally if we join the bombing?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Utilities: Infrastructure (26 Nov 2015)

Brandon Lewis: ...The National Planning Policy Framework is clear that local planning authorities should work with other authorities and providers to assess the quality and capacity of infrastructure, and its ability to meet forecast demands.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Africa: Free Trade (26 Nov 2015)

Tobias Ellwood: of an African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) as a key step to supporting African prosperity. We provide capacity building support to the African Union (AU) Commission to strengthen its ability to negotiate and implement trade agreements, including analysis to ensure the potential costs and benefits are fully understood. We will continue to work with the AU to ensure progress...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (26 Nov 2015)

Justin Tomlinson: .... Disability is defined in the Equality Act 2010: “A person has a disability if (a) [they] have a physical or mental impairment, and (b) the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on [their] ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.” Employment in the UK is measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS). Statistics on disabled employment are published...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Payments (26 Nov 2015)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the ability of employees paid weekly to meet their living costs in the period between becoming unemployed and receiving their first payment of universal credit.

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (26 Nov 2015)

Kezia Dugdale:’s “Oil & Gas UK Activity Survey 2015” that things are not going to get much better any time soon. Will the First Minister tell us where the SNP’s failure on oil lies? Does it lie in the SNP’s ability to do the numbers or in its ability to tell the truth? [Interruption.]

Scottish Parliament: Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review (Impact) (26 Nov 2015)

Kenneth Gibson: Scotland since 1865. Does she agree that it not only makes no economic sense for the Tories to impose further austerity cuts on an unwilling Scotland that will only damage this Parliament’s ability to grow our economy and deliver services, but shows their contempt for Scottish democracy?

Scottish Parliament: Is it Coeliac Disease? Campaign (26 Nov 2015)

Jim Hume: manage their lifestyles. As Coeliac UK notes, the only treatment is a strict lifelong gluten-free diet. The health secretary’s announcement last month of the gluten-free food service is to be welcomed. The ability of people to continue their lifestyles with the right support is critical if we are to create sustainable health programmes. The programme also shows how much we can...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Public Finances (Update) (26 Nov 2015)

John Swinney: ...the most vulnerable in society from the UK’s austerity programme and will continue to pressure the UK Government to reverse those cuts. Secondly, the chancellor announced welcome increases in capital spending that will enhance our ability to invest in long-term infrastructure investment over the spending review period. However, we need to see that improvement in the capital position...

Scottish Parliament: Women and Social Security (26 Nov 2015)

Clare Adamson: .... We would also like a return to housing payments being made directly to the landlord. Being able to choose what is best for them and their family and decrease the risk of rent arrears will improve women’s security and their ability to provide for their children. I turn to employment and job-seeking support. Working women need a new Scottish social security system that will overcome...

Enterprise Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) (25 Nov 2015)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...further education on the availability of skills in the UK; (b) the impact of cuts to skills funding, and of any levy on companies to provide for apprenticeships, on the quantity, quality and level of apprenticeships offered by companies; (c) the impact of reductions in the funding of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on advanced manufacturing; (d) the ability of Her...

Royal Assent: Childcare Bill [Lords] (25 Nov 2015)

Corri Wilson: ...information to support policy making in Scotland. The most recent report has shown that, at age five, children in the highest income group are around 13 months ahead in vocabulary and 10 months ahead in problem solving ability. It is clear that the attainment gap in education faced by children from poorer families is already established before they even get to school. That is why the SNP...

Low Emission Zones (25 Nov 2015)

Jim Shannon: .... Large businesses will be able to replace vehicles that fall short of the targets with relative ease compared with SMEs, and local, indigenous businesses will be hit hard if they are hindered in their ability to operate as a result of the introduction of low emission zones. I support the purpose of the debate, but make that point because we have to be honest and realistic about what is...

Mr Shaker Aamer — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (25 Nov 2015)

John Hayes: the imposition of terrorism prevention and investigation measures. Dealing with Syria, we have a wide range of powers to disrupt travel and manage the risk posed by returnees. Those powers include the ability to temporarily seize and retain travel documents to disrupt immediate travel and the creation of a temporary exclusion order to enable the UK Government to temporarily disrupt and...

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