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Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Commonwealth Games:  Team NI (30 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

David Hilditch: ...financial difficulties outlined to us daily. Yesterday, I attended a departmental briefing to the Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee on the monitoring rounds. Perhaps, our expectation of delivery and our confidence in the ability to deliver resources and facilities are not as high as they should be. However, we must look beyond the barriers, and, setting aside the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Kincora Boys’ Home:  Investigation of Allegations of Abuse (30 September 2014)

Roy Beggs: ...ongoing difficulties. Further recent investigations have uncovered 13 undisclosed items, four of which have implicated Home Office officials. There are 114 missing files. We need an open and transparent inquiry into Kincora, with all the necessary powers. Critically, this must include the ability to fully question members of the intelligence services and for them...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Ministerial Credibility:  Social Development (30 September 2014)

Mervyn Storey: I thank the Member for her question. As I said earlier, I come to the House without overly inflated views of my ability but with a determination to ensure that I carry out my responsibilities to the best of my ability. I have made that very clear to my officials and those for whom I am responsible. The reality of being appointed to the position of a Minister in the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Social Housing: Demand (30 September 2014)

Mervyn Storey: ...recently, appreciate the efforts that we made. I trust that I will bring to the Department a sense of enthusiasm, as I endeavoured to do in education. Members, I come here with no elevated opinion of my ability. I come here as someone who is very proud of his working-class background. I was born, as most Members know, in the village of Armoy. I am extremely...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business : Clause 2 (Designation of Director of Legal Aid Casework) (30 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Raymond McCartney: ...Consideration Stage, but we are open to Tom Elliott's points this morning. Similarly, with amendment No 2, at Consideration Stage, Alban Maginness raised a number of concerns about the power of direction and the Minister's ability to provide direction — Tom Elliott described it this morning as a power grab — which will go across a category of cases that we feel should be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: National Crime Agency (29 September 2014)

David Ford: With permission, Principal Deputy Speaker, I will take questions five and eight together. Members need to be aware that there is now clear evidence of a major gap in our ability to tackle serious and organised crime groups. That is why, on 8 September, I circulated a further paper to, amongst others, the main political parties, the Justice Committee and the Northern Ireland Policing...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Students: Financial Hardship Funding (29 September 2014)

Alastair Ross: ...to the changes. Anybody who listened to the Minister, when he came to the Employment and Leaning Committee, would have heard the very stark warning about budget cuts that are coming down the line. I asked the Minister about projected cuts for next year, and he talked about double-digit figures of cuts in his Department. That will have an impact on his ability to pay hardship...

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 September 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Mark Reckless: ...left and the right—and President Obama has found the words to describe very impressively what the Americans are trying to do. I wish them enormously well in that, but the size of their forces and their ability to intervene is one, if not two orders of magnitude bigger than ours. We need to think about our record in previous debates. It is only a year ago that we were debating a...

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (26 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ...Administration. Such oppression has helped ISIS both to hold the majority of the areas that it holds and to attract new recruits. As a result, our objective of defeating ISIS will be hampered by its ability to hide among, and in some instances have the explicit backing of, a Sunni population that understandably feels little incentive to side with a Government whom it perceives as hostile,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Borders: Personal Records (26 September 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...there are no plans to use the Embarkation Checks powers in the 2014 Immigration Act for General Aviation and General Maritime operators. We are working separately with those sectors to improve our ability to control departures from the UK by non-scheduled aircraft and private boats.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Debts: Advisory Services (26 September 2014)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...not-for-profit advice providers working with individuals in financial difficulty. We have also convened an Affordable Lending Steering Group, working to address the barriers that limit community lenders’ ability to provide services to those in need.

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Careers Service (26 September 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...all advisers must hold qualifications which are appropriate to their role. For front line advisers this will include IAG qualifications at level 3 and above which includes assessments of an advisers ability to establish effective communication with all customers to help them make informed choices, including those individuals with conditions such as autism. Contractors are required to have...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment Schemes: Learning Disability (26 September 2014)

Earl Howe: ...where appropriate, a discharge plan for them to move to community-based support. The assessment of people’s needs should include their health and care needs as well as other issues including their ability to benefit from education, training and employment. The Department of Health and the Department for Work and Pensions are working closely to ensure that everyone with a learning...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Meters (26 September 2014)

The Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the use of prepayment meters on the ability of lower income households to pay their energy bills.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lasers (26 September 2014)

Earl Howe: ...with the use of these lasers, including the likelihood that the power in the laser beam could be significantly higher than stated. PHE is now preparing additional material to inform the public. The ability to impair the vision of a pilot or a vehicle driver depends on the colour of the laser beam, the ambient light conditions and the task being undertaken. Although Class 1 or Class 2...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Spinal Injuries (26 September 2014)

Earl Howe: The fluctuations of waiting times and the ability to discharge a patient to the next phase of their care are key factors in enabling the admission of new patients to a centre. NHS England, the eight specialist centres in England and the Spinal Injuries Association are working together to recommend changes to the continuing care process that would enable spinal cord injured patients to move to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gambling (26 September 2014)

Lord Newby: The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 does not affect existing position in respect of the Gambling Commission’s ability to share information with overseas regulators.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Budget 2015-16:  Preparatory Work (23 September 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...lose focus on the fact that we are arguably past decision point on this. It is now starting to infect our political discourse generally, but, particularly from my perspective, it is infecting our ability to do budgeting and finance properly in the Northern Ireland Executive. We need to do that because the second tranche of reductions in-year is related specifically to welfare...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Welfare Reform: Financial Cost (23 September 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...was said in that debate. It was very clear from what I said in that debate — I have been consistent throughout — that welfare reform is a problem. We have already lost 13 million from our ability to spend as a Government. That might be a small amount in the grand scheme of things, but it is 13 million that could and should have been spent on public...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Welfare Cuts (23 September 2014)

Sammy Wilson: ...will have less opportunity to do so. The idea that, somehow or other, it helps to bury your head in the sand and get into a situation where you have to pay out money, is mistaken. Of course, we also lose the ability to administer some of the benefits in the future. For example, if we get to a situation where the system of administration of benefits in the rest of the...

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