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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (10 Feb 2016)

The ability of British manufacturers to recruit suitably qualified engineers from overseas – Lord Soley. Oral questions

Trade Union Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (8 Feb 2016)

Lord McAvoy: ...the most part, was an enlightened employer and co-operated fully. Taken together, our proposals would have the effect of mitigating the elements of the Bill which placed obstructions on the Scottish Parliament’s ability to decide how best to engage with staff and trade unions when delivering devolved services. One of the most blatant ways the Government are doing this is by limiting...

Great Western Railway Routes (8 Feb 2016)

Huw Irranca-Davies: ...out for me, and for all the other passengers. However, it raises the issue—regardless of electrification—of run-of-the-mill resilience. Too many parts of our existing railway stock have a fluctuating ability to deliver the timetable that we need. All too often there is a shutdown, and even if it lasts for only two or three hours, trains back up in the wrong places, and the...

Opticians Act 1989 — Question for Short Debate (8 Feb 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: ...University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, which showed that there is no statistically significant difference between US drivers wearing prescription glasses and those wearing self-adjusted glasses in their ability to see a hazard ahead. I have seen no evidence to the contrary but, of course, it would be the task of the independent committee that I am calling for to see...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Court Estate: Rationalisation (8 Feb 2016)

David Ford: .... To say that this decision is denying access to justice to the people of Armagh is just rubbish. Access to justice is not a building in the town; it is the justice system functioning, and the ability to use modern courts with appropriate facilities, as I have outlined. It is not about maintaining historic buildings, however important they might seem. If there are those who have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill: Consideration Stage (8 Feb 2016)

John McCallister: ...two points briefly. First, changing the voting mechanism from a cross-community vote to a weighted majority vote is quite a concession from the DUP, in that it would give up its automatic right or ability to block things. It might be able to lodge a petition of concern, but it would not be able to block something as it does not have 40% of the seats. That is quite a change. Secondly,...

Local Government Finance (8 Feb 2016)

Greg Clark: Indeed it is, which is exactly why we are making the transition to business rate retention, where it is not the representations that councils make to central Government for grants, but their ability to attract businesses and to grow those businesses that will be the determinant of the resources they have available. Councils and Conservatives have long wanted that, and I am confident that both...

Trade Union Bill: Committee (1st Day) (8 Feb 2016)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...participation in union democracy. In answer to the question from the noble Lord, Lord Dobbs, clearly the method of voting is a critical factor in participation. The evidence we have is that where unions have the ability to run secure workplace ballots, turnout increases. What the noble Lord, Lord King, failed to mention in his contribution is that unions are now permitted to use workplace...

Syria Crisis: UK Response (8 Feb 2016)

Justine Greening: The general point that the right hon. Gentleman raises about access and making sure, alongside generating the resources that UN agencies and NGOs need, that we have the ability to get those resources to people in need was a central part of the conference. That is why I set out in my statement how important it was for the international community to reiterate its support for free and unfettered...

Junior Doctors’ Contract Negotiations (8 Feb 2016)

Ben Gummer: ...Lady asks whether there can be discussions about Saturdays. The Secretary of State has made it plain throughout the process that every aspect of the contract is open for discussion. What is not up for discussion is the ability of hospitals to roster clinicians on a consistent basis through the week. The one group of people who are refusing to negotiate about Saturdays or anything to do...

Education and Adoption Bill: Third Reading (8 Feb 2016)

Lord Nash: ...amendment to the Bill to give more consistent and effective powers to regional schools commissioners when academies underperform. The amendments we have made, alongside the original Bill provisions to strengthen our ability to turn around failing and coasting maintained schools, mean that I am confident that the Bill leaves this House with the potential to ensure that many more children...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: GCSE Grading System (8 Feb 2016)

Danny Kennedy: 1. Mr Kennedy asked the Minister of Education for his assessment of the effect his decision not to implement the numeric GCSE grading system will have on the ability to compare local GCSE results with those in other parts of the United Kingdom. (AQO 9566/11-16)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Arts and Leisure: Football Stadia: Funding (8 Feb 2016)

Carál Ní Chuilín: be open for applications. That will be later in 2016, and my officials will be available to offer advice and support to potential applicants throughout the process. Given our growing reputation and ability to attract large-scale events for sports and entertainment, there is a need for the provision of international-standard facilities capable of hosting major events. The provision of...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation: Self-assessment (8 Feb 2016)

David Gauke: The downtime of online HSBC had no impact on customer’s ability to successfully file their tax return

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Stamp Duty Land Tax (8 Feb 2016)

Ruth Cadbury: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the planned increase in stamp duty on the ability of people to purchase a retirement property in advance of selling their primary home.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Development Aid (8 Feb 2016)

Baroness Verma: most need. The Department for International Development uses a range of criteria to inform how aid is allocated across countries, including current and projected future poverty levels, the country’s ability to self-finance its own development needs and the likely effectiveness of UK aid.

Local Services (Southend) (5 Feb 2016)

David Amess: ...Southend commuters. Conservatives also negotiated the Southend city deal, which was signed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. In the executive summary for the deal, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council was praised for demonstrating “its ability to deliver effective regeneration programmes of a transformational nature… delivered on time and on...

Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Bill (5 Feb 2016)

Dominic Raab: ...cases in which it is alleged that the system has gone wrong and a mistake has been made. That is no easy task for the commissioners. It can involve trawling through reams of paperwork and great swathes of historical evidence. The ability to obtain that evidential material is clearly an essential tool in the commission’s work; I think it is the key to its success. Currently, the...

Riot Compensation Bill: Clause 8 — Reviews and appeals (5 Feb 2016)

James Brokenshire: take a private Member’s Bill through this House. It is not straightforward. I commend him for identifying this important issue, which has affected so many of our communities, and for having the ability, early in his parliamentary career, not only to bring the Bill forward, but to chart its passage through this House. It will now go on to the other place and, I hope, become law so...

Riot Compensation Bill: Clause 8 — Amount and payment of compensation (5 Feb 2016)

James Brokenshire: ...overarching theme reflected in our debates on Second Reading, in Committee and on Report this morning. I want to draw attention to the operation of clause 8(8), which gives the Secretary of State the ability, through regulation, to make changes to the overall cap of £1 million set out in clause 8(1). It is important to look at the Bill’s subsequent provisions, which, again,...

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