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Durham Free School (27 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Nick Gibb: ...new school within six months of an Ofsted monitoring inspection showing that insufficient progress was being made. Since then we have reviewed our funding agreements with proposers, improving our ability to act without delay. The Government have a zero-tolerance approach to under-performance in our schools, which is why the Secretary of State took the decision last week to issue a notice...

Backbench Business: Young People in Care (27 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Edward Timpson: ...’s report, we do not think an outright ban is the right approach. We are not a lone voice—the chief social worker for children and families has said: “A total ban on bed and breakfast restricts the ability of professionals to exercise their judgement in making best interest decisions about young people’s safety and welfare.” The charity Catch22 has said:...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill (27 January 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Jim Shannon: ...to compete with the latter’s attractive corporation tax level, as the shadow Secretary of State pointed out earlier, and it is little wonder, given that its tax rate is 12.5%, compared to our 21%. The ability to set our own tax rate will make that a thing of the past and put us in a better place to compete with the Republic of Ireland, as well as with our Scottish, Welsh and English...

Pension Schemes Bill: Report (Continued) (27 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Bradley: My Lords, the purpose of this amendment is to give the Government the ability to cap the charges on flexi-access draw-down pension products. It is important because it gives the Secretary of State the power to take action if it is clear that unfair charges are being levied. When the freedoms and flexibilities commence in April, there will likely be a large increase in the number of people...

Commonwealth Immigration and Visas — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (27 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Karen Bradley: ...and easiest way to access the UK, and such people include those from Australia, Canada and New Zealand. However, having a separate route for those travellers from Commonwealth countries who do not have registered traveller status would, in many cases, hamper UK Border Force’s ability to deal with fluctuations in arrival flows. Let me give an example of that. If a flight arrives from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Voter Registration (27 January 2015)

Chris Ruane: ...been raising the issue of voter registration since 2001. In that time, we have seen massive and far-reaching changes to the way in which we register to vote in order to empower citizens with the ability and confidence to cast their vote come election time. What I propose in this Bill will work towards increasing the number of people registered to vote, particularly those who are least...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Employment in Wales (27 January 2015)

Guto Bebb: ...is a shortage of money in the Welsh Assembly. If there is, that is probably because the money has been spent in Vale of Clwyd. If nothing else, therefore, we will have to compliment him on his ability to lobby his political colleagues in Cardiff. The title of the debate is “Employment in Wales”, and any politician who takes themselves seriously should at least acknowledge that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Aerial Photography (27 January 2015)

Matthew Hancock: ...to fulfil Ordnance Survey’s remote sensing requirements. Ordnance Survey requires ownership of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of the aerial imagery for various reasons, including the ability to use the deliverables on an unrestricted basis and the need to be able to deliver changing Crown policy requirements.

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (26 January 2015)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...the aviation security powers in Part 2 of Schedule 2 into force on Royal Assent rather than at a later date by commencement order. Those powers in paragraphs 9 to 11 of Schedule 2 strengthen and enhance the ability of the Secretary of State to issue security directions to airlines flying into the UK and to create, through regulations, a related civil penalty regime for airlines that fail...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 13 — Cycling and Walking Investment Strategies (26 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

John Hayes: ...establish and agree, but let me be clear that should the implementation and delivery of the strategy require further involvement, direction or adjustment by Ministers, in concert with the House, the ability to make those changes must be established in the Bill. I am absolutely clear that Highways England must report to the House, and that Members on both sides of the House must have the...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (26 January 2015) See 7 other results from this debate

Lord Bates: .... It would be unthinkable for him to undertake this review into this serious matter without actually having sight of it. So I will certainly put that on record as the government position. As to our ability to share it more widely at this stage, I would be grateful if I could come back to the noble Lord on that when I have an opportunity to check—

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 15 — Advice on likely impact of onshore petroleum on the carbon budget (26 January 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Andrew Miller: ...s own science and innovation strategy, which talks very clearly about openness. It says: “Technology allows openness and public scrutiny of research that was not possible until now –going far beyond the ability to share a published paper through open access; the data and the information behind the paper can be made available to all.” That substantive document, which was...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Coláiste Dhoire: Development Proposal 264 (26 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

John O'Dowd: ...of Irish-medium education, which is vital. As I said, the development proposal was published on 24 June. The proposal was brought forward by Coiste Coláiste Dhoire. It proposed establishing an all-ability, co-educational, multi-denominational, Irish-medium post-primary school catering for year 8 to year 14 pupils, with an estimated long-term enrolment of 350 to 400. I approved the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Corporation Tax (26 January 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Simon Hamilton: ...Ireland and those are issues that have to be factored into any conversation and ultimately any decision that the Executive make around the rate of corporation tax they want to set, now that we have the ability to do that.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Education Budget (26 January 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...Wales. I met the Welsh finance Minister earlier this month. Her Administration are allowed to borrow only £400 million. She would like to borrow a lot more than that and is actually quite envious of our ability to borrow up to £3 billion. The £1·8 billion that we have borrowed to date has financed infrastructure projects that otherwise we would not have been able to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Children's Services Co-operation Bill: Second Stage (26 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Dolores Kelly: ...here on how the Bill may be improved upon, and accept some of the amendments that may come forward. This legislation certainly responds to all those calls. It would also give Departments the ability to pool their budgets to ensure that their limited budgets are used effectively. It is a matter of ongoing regret that Sinn Féin and the DUP dispensed with the Executive fund for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Staffordshire (26 January 2015)

Joan Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the ability of claimants in North Staffordshire to access universal credit online.

Medical Innovation Bill [HL]: Third Reading (23 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Woolf: ...that the law requires but I do not think it is intended that this should be enforced by criminal sanctions. There is certainly no specific provision of that sort. However, it would exclude the ability to take advantage of Clause 1. You have to do Clause 1 in a way that complies with the Act, and the requirement that is now being inserted says that if you are going to do so, you have to do...

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