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Mental Health Services: Haringey (28 Apr 2016)

David Lammy: ...interventions appropriate to current patients’ needs. Indeed, the most recent Care Quality Commission inspection found that “the physical environment of the three inpatient…wards” on the St Ann’s site was “not fit for purpose due to its age and layout. This impacts on the trusts ability to deliver safe services within this environment.” That is a...

HMRC: Building Our Future Plan (28 Apr 2016)

Chris Stephens: ...HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) plan Building our Future which will close most of its offices and make substantial staffing reductions; is concerned that this could seriously compromise the ability of HMRC to collect tax, enforce compliance and close the tax gap; believes the plan should have been subjected to parliamentary scrutiny; and calls on the Government to ensure that Building...

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Right of appeal from Tribunal (28 Apr 2016)

Robert Buckland: ...issue a declaration that they consider either secondary or primary legislation incompatible with this country’s obligations under that Act, which incorporates the European convention on human rights into domestic law. That ability to make a declaration is properly reserved to a small number of specified courts: the Supreme Court; the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council; the Court...

Backbench Business - World Autism Awareness Weekbackbench Business (28 Apr 2016)

Michael Weir: ...with autism who find going out overwhelming. I have one that will try and hide while the other will shout, become aggressive or laugh hysterically. We are stared at by the public and comments are made regarding my ability to parent or that my children are spoiled. My eldest is becoming aware of these comments and this causes her psychological distress.” Many parents will recognise...

The Economy - Motion to Take Note (28 Apr 2016)

Baroness Kramer: ...Our third largest creator of new small loans to small businesses is, I think, Funding Circle; it is becoming a significant player and is taking away market that our banks would like to control. The banks, however, have the ability to come in and compete with that sector using subsidised taxpayer support. Their funding comes from deposits, on which they pay nothing, or next to nothing,...

Backbench Business: Digital Records in the NHS — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (28 Apr 2016)

George Freeman: ...properly implemented it can play a part in driving efficiency. However, I do not underestimate the extent to which that requires investment—which is why we have front-loaded it—as well as capacity and the ability to integrate. That is a challenge. When those systems are put in place in the private sector, huge numbers of people and huge amounts of resources are devoted to...

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Error reporting (28 Apr 2016)

John Hayes: ...of this House is from time to time approached by members of the public and others whose imagination has got the better of them. Among the skills that one develops as a Member of Parliament is the ability to discern the occasions on which that could either become a matter of embarrassment or absorb undue resource. These amendments, which would create an obligation to send notification to...

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Additional directed oversight functions (28 Apr 2016)

John Hayes: ...out the whole clause, which would be the effect of the amendment, would take out the additional directed oversight functions that supplement clause 196 in a beneficial way. Of course, the Prime Minister’s ability to make such directions is subject to the public interest and defined by need. It is important to add that anything the Prime Minister does in this regard cannot be...

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Investigatory Powers Commissioner and other Judicial Commissioners (28 Apr 2016)

Robert Buckland: ...Independent Police Complaints Commission and Her Majesty’s inspectorate of prisons. It is not an unusual or uncommon position, and we would have heard about it if there was an issue with the compromising of those bodies’ ability to act. The Treasury has made clear in its guidance, “Managing public money”, that “Functional independence is compatible with...

Rural Schools - Question (28 Apr 2016)

Lord Nash: ...of housing developments and Section 106 agreements, for example. We are listening to councillors. Many councils recognise that, with many schools becoming academies, they no longer have the ability to support those schools. Many councils recognise, as do most people in the education system, that the best way to support schools is through local school-to-school support.

Trade Union Bill (Discussions) (28 Apr 2016)

Bernard Jenkin: or to the Conservatives’ remain campaign, Conservatives In? My hon. Friend the Minister should ask himself this question: what would have been the reaction if a Labour Government had changed a Bill in order to favour the Labour party’s ability to support the Government on some controversial policy and in order to give the Labour party money? This stinks—it reeks the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Taxis: Greater London (28 Apr 2016)

Oliver Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to maintain the ability of London taxi drivers exclusively to ply for hire.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Pensions (28 Apr 2016)

Clive Betts: ...ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what further steps he plans to take to ensure that local government pension scheme members are consulted on proposed guidance on the ability of local government to account for non-financial factors in pension scheme investment decisions; and what steps he plans to take to ensure that that proposed guidance will be subject to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (28 Apr 2016)

Priti Patel: a condition of entitlement for receiving universal credit. Claimants who are not subject to work-related requirements will do this through the online claims process. However, we have the ability to lift this requirement where it is appropriate to do so, either temporarily or in the longer-term, including for those claimants in the support group of Employment and Support Allowance.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (28 Apr 2016)

James Brokenshire: In 2015 227 compliance visits were undertaken to Tier 2 sponsors who have the ability to sponsor individuals under the Tier 2 ICT route.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: EU Budget: Contributions (28 Apr 2016)

David Gauke: ...clearly shows that because of the benefits to the economy, membership of the EU is a good deal for the British taxpayer. These benefits include access to the EU Single Market, including the ability of the EU to negotiate access to global markets. For every 1 paid in tax a little over 1p goes to the EU. As the Chancellor has said, the impact on tax receipts of leaving the EU would...

Armed Forces Bill - Report (27 Apr 2016)

Earl Howe: ...Lords will agree that it is also paramount that we maintain personnel and operational security. This includes not revealing details about our targeting processes, which may endanger personnel and our ability to operate. To disclose that information, even in part, would prejudice the capability, effectiveness and security of the UK Armed Forces. A requirement in primary legislation to...

Devolution (East Anglia) (27 Apr 2016)

Jo Churchill: ...prize. It is highly important that we get there. On the NAO report to which my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough alluded, there is the retort to it that a lack of structure gives areas the ability to drive their own futures. That is an important point, because as the hon. Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner) said, we have slightly different structural pressures. The need for...

Trade Union Bill: Ballots: 40% support requirement in important public services (27 Apr 2016)

Helen Hayes: their constituency, and this is even less likely to be the case for councillors. In an age where the Government are rightly encouraging the greater use of digital services and technologies, it must be right that there should be the ability to vote electronically, with the oversight of the Electoral Commission. What is considered good and fair for the Conservatives in selecting their...

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