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Civilians in Syria (12 Oct 2015)

Tobias Ellwood: ...debate on the subject. [Interruption.] Let me finish. We are meeting our 2% of GDP commitment and our 0.7% official development assistance commitment. With a long history in the middle east, we have the ability and desire to do more to assist in this terrible conflict, but we seek consensus over how we might do that. A fuller debate would explore how these matters might be pursued in more...

Backbench Business — [2nd Allotted Day]: Stormont (12 Oct 2015)

Danny Kinahan: ...of the Good Friday agreement was the creation of a petition of concern. This was a legislative tool to safeguard the rights of minority groups by offering either the nationalist or Unionist community the ability to veto legislation that would infringe their rights. This tool, designed with the right intentions, has been misused in the most underhand of ways. Since the last Assembly...

Enterprise Bill [HL]: Second Reading (Continued) (12 Oct 2015)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...words that everybody has heard, and we have all paid lip-service to them over many years. However, we do not ever seem to be able to get them right in Britain. Why is that the case? I say “in Britain”, but in fact it is not strictly true in Scotland. The system there is much more open in terms of the ability to move between various subjects and different types of educational...

Backbench Business — [2nd Allotted Day]: Superfast Broadband (12 Oct 2015)

Robert Jenrick: repeat the same debate over and over again until we get it right. I welcome the Government’s support and commitment. Almost 30% of the properties in my rural Newark constituency have gained access or the ability to access broadband as a result of public subsidy. That is not what failure looks like. None the less, 20% of properties remain unconnected, which will be the subject of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Equal Pay (12 Oct 2015)

Mike Nesbitt: ...debate is a bit more than one on the motion; it is also a debate about what we think characterises good government. Do we include values like fairness, openness and transparency? Do we value the ability to make tough decisions and stand over and justify the decisions that we make? The history of this campaign by a section of our citizens for fair treatment is, I think, highly...

[Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] — Cannabis (12 Oct 2015)

Paul Monaghan: ...form of childhood epilepsy—sufferers have up to 100 seizures each day. Some families have reported that CBD is the only thing that has been effective in easing their child’s symptoms. Further research into this and the ability to access medicinal cannabis legally would be life changing for sufferers of the condition. It is enormously important that we should be able to research...

Enterprise Bill [HL]: Second Reading (12 Oct 2015)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford: ...a number of issues. We are told that the running costs will be £1.3 million, with capacity to handle only 500 complaints a year. Voluntary mediation is apparently the way forward. There are no back-up powers and no ability to shame big business operators using bad practice or to enforce codes of practice—unless something is going to follow, and it is not clear that it will. As...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: NHS: Financial Performance (12 Oct 2015)

Ben Gummer: ...larger in the first quarter of any one year. [Interruption.] She questions that, but it is a statement of fact. We took action as soon as we came into office to give providers the opportunity and ability to bear down on deficits: it was one of my right hon. Friend’s first actions in coming into government. In three specific areas—agency staff required because of our need to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill: Second Stage (12 Oct 2015)

Sean Rogers: ...power-sharing nature of our institutions. Therefore, the SDLP welcomed Mr McCallister's previous recognition of the importance of review mechanisms built into strand one of the agreement and the ability of an official opposition and power-sharing to exist as complementary to each other. To this effect, we had hoped that the opposition would not consist of two parties of the same...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Students: Cross-border Study (12 Oct 2015)

Stephen Farry: the Irish Government over many years. We in Northern Ireland bear a major cost of around £7·5 million every year; that is the effect of this. Obviously, that comes at the detriment of our ability to invest that money in other parts of further education. Let me be clear that I am not seeking to discourage students coming from the South. We have to have a natural flow in both...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Funding Formula (12 Oct 2015)

Keith Vaz: ...police recently described the cuts to policing as “nothing short of madness”. Although I welcome the Government’s decision to consult on the funding formula, and the Policing Minister’s ability to engage with local forces, under the proposed model a constabulary such as Leicestershire could lose up to £700,000 a year, while others would gain. Does the Home...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Teacher Training: Update (12 Oct 2015)

Sandra Overend: ...record as describing the current system of having the teacher demand model topped up by Education Ministers as politically motivated and a "racket". What progress has been made in ensuring that the ability of Sinn Féin Ministers to act in a blatantly sectarian manner is stopped?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill: Second Stage (12 Oct 2015)

Raymond McCartney: ...out of government. Yet the British Labour Party does not stand here, the Liberal Democrats do not stand here and when the Conservative Party stands here it gets a derisory number of votes. He says that you must have the ability to vote somebody out of power, but he does not want to extend that to the people here in the North. That is why I made the point about intention: there are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's Qualification (12 Oct 2015)

Chris Lyttle: ...will demonstrate to young footballers and everyone in Northern Ireland that we are a talented people and that, when we work together, we can achieve what seem like impossible dreams. The managerial ability and leadership of Michael O'Neill has been vital in building a unique belief and spirit in the Northern Ireland team. I know that Michael has said that it might be hard to top this...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Young People (12 Oct 2015)

Priti Patel: ...Support funding for 19 to 24 year olds. Access to Work is also available for the work experience placement of their traineeship if they have a disability or health condition that affects their ability to do a job, or means they have to pay extra work-related costs. Any policy changes under the Youth Obligation will be set out in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Taxis: Guide Dogs (12 Oct 2015)

Andrew Jones: The Equality Act 2010 includes a legal requirement for all taxi and private hire vehicle drivers to carry assistance dogs and not to charge more for doing so. In addition to their ability to take appropriate action in the event that licensed drivers fail to comply with this duty, local licensing authorities can inform taxi and private hire drivers of all their responsibilities as licensed drivers.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Taxis: Guide Dogs (12 Oct 2015)

Andrew Jones: ...Transport has issued guidance to the licensed trade on the provisions in the Equality Act that require taxis and private hire vehicles to carry guide and other assistance dogs. In addition to their ability to take appropriate action in the event that licensed drivers fail to comply with this duty, local licensing authorities can inform taxi and private hire drivers of all their...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Somalia: Politics and Government (12 Oct 2015)

Grant Shapps: ...current AMISOM offensive is designed to remove Al Shabaab from their strong holds in the Gedo, Bakool and Bay regions of Somalia. But Al Shabaab still holds ground in the lower Juba Valley and retains the ability to infiltrate other areas and cause instability. We continue to support African Union and SNSF efforts to defeat Al Shabaab, including through the provision of stipends, training,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Somalia: Al Shabaab (12 Oct 2015)

Grant Shapps: ...of Jilib) following tactical AMISOM withdrawals from these smaller, more isolated positions in order to consolidate forces and focus offensive efforts elsewhere. These attacks and Al Shabaab’s ability to conduct asymmetric attacks elsewhere in the country – targeting the Federal Government of Somalia, Somali security forces, AMISOM and members of the international community...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (12 Oct 2015)

David Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of an increase in the number of SMETS1 meters installed on consumers' ability to switch energy suppliers.

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