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Debate on the Address: The Economy and Work (26 May 2016)

Lucy Allan: fight for shared causes. For all the disagreements that there are—on both sides of the House and in our own parties—there is a common desire to serve our constituents to the best of our ability and make whatever small difference we can in a world that all too often seems filled with injustice. The Gracious Speech contained within it the very measures that drove me to fight...

European Union Referendum: Young Voters - Question for Short Debate (26 May 2016)

Baroness Ludford: Why would you look on a webpage that was about the open register and the closed register to find that guidance? Somebody needs to be the mystery shopper to check this out very quickly indeed. The organisation Crisis has also produced guidance on the ability to register even if someone does not have a fixed address, is in temporary accommodation or does not have a permanent address....

Schools: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - Motion to Take Note (26 May 2016)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: .... What is not logical is the Department for Education continuing the responsibility of local authorities for ensuring adequate school places for all who require them yet denying local authorities the ability to tell academies that they must expand to meet demand. That situation surely must change because, as the title of this debate suggests, in some places the increasing number of...

Steel Industry (26 May 2016)

Sajid Javid: ..., because they believe that changes would lead to better outcomes for their members. So this is a product of the scheme trustees approaching us directly. Under the scheme’s current rules, they have the ability to make all the changes that they have proposed, but they are prevented, rightly, by legislation—the Pensions Act 1995. They have asked us whether we would consider...

Brain Family: Deportation (26 May 2016)

James Brokenshire: ...indicated, there is no immediate prospect of the family being removed from the UK, and obviously we remain open to any further application that they may wish to make. I stress the point about the ability of the Scottish Government to create the jobs and the environment needed for people to stay.

Women and Equalities: Employment: Women Returnees (26 May 2016)

Angela Crawley: While this Government have cut workers’ rights, attacked trade unions’ ability to organise and legislated to block women’s access to justice, the EU has protected maternity rights, strengthened paternity rights and upheld our fundamental rights. Does the Minister agree that EU membership will protect rights for women returning to employment?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Records: Databases (26 May 2016)

George Freeman: ...action to prevent data from being accessed inappropriately. In addition, the proper use of informatics in medical research, diagnostics, treatment and condition management is central to the NHS’s ability to deliver safe and high quality patient care. There are national standards and protocols for monitoring and maintaining data security across the NHS.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Air Space (26 May 2016)

Robert Goodwill: The Government is not seeking to reduce the number of overflights in UK airspace. The ability to overfly UK airspace is a freedom of the air which we have granted to other signatories of the International Air Services Transit Agreement as well as non-signatory States on a bilateral basis.

Written Answers — Attorney General: Prosecutions (26 May 2016)

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Government's ability to prosecute criminals who have left the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Countryside: Access (26 May 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...may be put in place to limit where people go or what they do, if it is necessary to protect against the harm that any access may cause to sensitive landscape or wildlife habitat, public safety or the ability of landowners to manage their land.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Obesity (26 May 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...of National Health Service treatment received for that condition. The NHS Constitution states in its second principle “Access to NHS services is based on clinical need, not an individual’s ability to pay. NHS services are free of charge, except in limited circumstances sanctioned by Parliament.” A copy of the NHS Constitution is attached. NHS Constitution (PDF...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future in the European Union (26 May 2016)

Daniel Johnson: ...are strengthened by being consistent across the continent and by the fact that we act collectively. Although we need to make Europe real, we also need to make the debate bigger. We are living in an increasingly globalised world. The ability to move products across the world puts huge pressure on wages and working conditions. The argument for Europe from those of us on the Labour benches is...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (26 May 2016)

John Swinney: ...right across Scotland. As the education secretary, I will support the development of publicly controlled education that operates for the good of everyone in our country. For too many children, the ability to succeed in life is determined by where they live, rather than by how hard they work. This Government is determined to bring that tragedy to an end. I will be focused on delivering...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (25 May 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ..., planning and flood defences. We have delivered more than 277,000 affordable homes since April 2010 and we have committed to spending 8 billion to deliver 400,000 affordable homes by 2020-21. With regard to flooding raised in the context of pre-commencement planning conditions, the measures would not restrict the ability of local planning authorities to propose conditions that are...

Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training (25 May 2016)

John McNally: ...areas will make up 20% of higher education entrants. Crucially, as long as the Scottish National party is in government, we will keep university tuition free, ensuring that education is based on the ability to learn, not the ability to pay. Helping young people make the transition to adulthood and the world of work is vital, whether a young person chooses university, college, vocational...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Minister of Justice (25 May 2016)

Martin McGuinness: ...of the Assembly. She is a very progressive young woman and is obviously highly political. She certainly enjoyed the support of her constituents in the Assembly election. We have every confidence in her ability to do the job, and it gives me great pleasure to nominate her as our new Minister of Justice.

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Statement: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Nicola Sturgeon: .... Whatever our differences, I firmly believe that the aspiration of this Government for a wealthier, fairer and more equal Scotland is shared across the chamber. There is no doubt that this is a Parliament with the ability to be bold and progressive in how we achieve that vision. I will do everything that I can to harness that consensus. We will draw on successful ideas from around the...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Bruce Crawford: ..., in the knowledge that they can win not only arguments but votes and make real gains on behalf of the people that they represent. Minority Government should therefore become a test not of a Government’s ability to win votes but of whether the Parliament can find agreement. I believe that our respective manifesto commitments, together with the many words that were spoken during the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...a very clear goal: to deliver a constitutional settlement that is balanced and fair to everyone in the country and all parts of the UK. The British constitution is characterised by pragmatism and an ability to evolve and adapt to circumstances, and our unique constitutional arrangements enable agility and responsiveness to the needs and wishes of our citizens. I know it is 10.10 pm but I...

Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills): Budget for Community Pharmacies (24 May 2016)

George Howarth: ...areas of high deprivation and associated ill health, as my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley East (Michael Dugher) said. Secondly, small, independent, local community pharmacies do not have the ability of the big multiples to negotiate bulk discount deals. Will he take those two factors into account as he moves forward?

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