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Transparency and Accountability Bill (17 October 2014)

John Hemming: ...really happen. There is a great tendency for a child to be taken into care and held there for ages while the local authority tries to find something to stick. I am moving towards the end of my speech, so we have enough time for the Opposition to respond and for the Minister to talk the Bill out, as is the case with private Members’ Bills. It would be nice for the legislature to have...

The Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker (Standing Order No. 3) — European Union (Referendum) Bill (17 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Anne Main: ...to let the unelected House at the other end of this Building do their dirty work for them. I have heard from them today nothing good about this small Bill, which simply reinforces the public’s ability to make up their own mind when they have heard all the arguments, whether from business or politicians. Therefore, if those Opposition Members who desperately oppose this Bill do not...

Autonomous Vehicles — Question for Short Debate (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Young of Norwood Green: ...has been as much investment as is needed, given the scale of the task. I was also fascinated by the contribution of the noble Viscount, Lord Younger of Leckie. He talked about our developing a global centre of excellence. I echo that and, again, ask whether we have the ability to do this. We are one country among many trying to achieve this, and I would welcome the Minister’s...

ISIL: Iraq and Syria — Statement (16 October 2014)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...by many in the region—as to the difficulties of achieving this more inclusive approach. I recognise too the enormous challenges that Prime Minister al-Abadi faces, and the understandable scepticism as to his ability to deliver a genuinely different approach from his predecessor. But at the same time, I am impressed by the commitment of all three leaderships—Shia, Sunni and...

Cycling: National Pollinator Strategy (16 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Matthew Offord: ...;planning. I would like the Department for Communities and Local Government to put greater emphasis on taking pollinators into account in its planning guidance. One of the main causes of the decline in pollinators relates to their ability to find food and shelter. There is a lot of poorly planned development in different parts of the country by local authorities and developers that causes...

Social Justice Strategy — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Ramsbotham: ...between child and parent or whichever adult happens to be there, with the result that they cannot communicate and engage. Therefore, as the Minister will recollect from our discussions during various education Bills, one thing that I have been very keen to see is every child having their communication ability tested and assessed before they are two. It has been discovered that that is the...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Police Recorded Crime Statistics (16 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Norman Baker: ...the help they deserve. Whether the role and composition of the Crime Statistics Advisory Committee should be reviewed is a matter for that committee and the UK Statistics Authority. The Home Secretary values its advice and I spoke to the committee recently to stress the importance that the Government places on the ability to ensure that the public have accurate, reliable crime figures. I...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Examination of Witnesses (16 October 2014) See 2 other results from this clause

Catherine McKinnell: NS&I indicated that the legal challenge was hampering its ability to progress as it does not want to spend money on a system when it is unsure whether it will be delivering it. Is there any indication that the roll-out might be delayed?

Cycling (16 October 2014)

Jason McCartney: ...unwanted bikes and donates them back into the community. Its projects are growing week on week. Some 50 people regularly turn up to “rock up and ride” events, and 80 people attended a mixed ability session last Thursday.

Russia — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Cromwell: ...points to make. First, I believe that our relationship with Russia needs a complete reboot. While Mr Putin remains in place, we can expect the same calculated disregard both for democracy and for intentional law, combined with a sharp ability to play up any western evidence of hypocrisy in these areas. Therefore, we need to be robust but the idea that we can, by force, eventually persuade...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Examination of Witness (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

...is easier to link the money more directly to the qualification levels. It is no good just telling providers, “Right, you’ve got to have a teacher.” You need to provide them with some incentive and the ability to do that. I think the funding system—actually, I think this is true for the free entitlement funding as well—does not currently do that. So if a...

Business of the House: ISIL: Iraq and Syria (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Philip Hammond: ...to the coalition effort. What I said was that my understanding of the current situation is that there are plenty of strike assets available for use in Syria. The US as coalition lead is not short of ability to strike targets in Syria; what it is short of is properly reconnoitred targets that we can strike safely without fear of creating collateral damage or civilian casualties. The need at...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Examination of Witnesses (16 October 2014)

Lucy Powell: ...witnesses. Perhaps you could expand on your concerns a bit further for the purposes of the Committee. You both produced research to say that a lot of families on that borderline find that their ability to enter the labour market or take on more hours is significantly affected by child care costs. Perhaps you could tell us what you think the solutions are for that interaction problem and...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Examination of Witnesses (16 October 2014)

...autumn 2015 deadline, many organisations will be in a better position to see whether they carry on or close those schemes. Even if they decide to go with tax-free child care, many of them may still offer the ability to take money from the payroll into the accounts.

Credit Unions — Question (16 October 2014)

Lord Newby: ...eightfold increase over the past 20 years, so credit unions have been growing. The challenge for everybody now, having got to a firm base, is how to get a step-change up in professionalism and the ability of credit unions to manage larger volumes, and a better marketing campaign to ensure that people understand why credit unions might in many cases be better for them than the traditional banks.

Women and Equalities: Public Institutions (16 October 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...Cabinet Office has established the Centre for Public Appointments, which is supporting Departments in modernising recruitment practices, removing long-standing barriers, and emphasising skills and ability over previous experience. This has attracted a more diverse field of candidates to these important roles. The proportion of new female appointments stood at 39% last year, but there is...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Businesses: Street Trading and Pedlary (16 October 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...of the proposed new one, most respondents disagreed with the descriptions of how it would apply, from two opposing points of view. Pedlars thought that the proposed descriptions would unduly hamper their ability to trade freely. Local authorities thought the proposed descriptions were too “generous” and would be unworkable in practice. The market trading associations, other...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Immigration (16 October 2014)

Lord Bates: ...the scheme to start from 1 December. This will allow further secondary legislation to be laid before Parliament shortly. Further measures in the new Act are also being brought into force to limit the ability of immigration detainees to make repeat bail applications and to extend the powers of the Immigration Services Commissioner to combat rogue immigration advisers. Finally, powers are...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Planning: Waste (16 October 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...is today publishing new planning policy and new planning practice guidance on waste. Both support the Government’s commitment to decentralise power to local people and give local people far more ability to shape the places in which they live. The new policy and guidance apply to England. The new policy document streamlines previous waste planning policy, making it more accessible to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: Street Trading and Pedlary Legislation (16 October 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...of the proposed new one, most respondents disagreed with the descriptions of how it would apply, from two opposing points of view. Pedlars thought that the proposed descriptions would unduly hamper their ability to trade freely. Local authorities thought the proposed descriptions were too “generous” and would be unworkable in practice. The market trading associations, other...

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