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Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (25 March 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord Deighton: ..., Lady Thornton, about disability. Probably my most rewarding experience in the past 10 years was working on the Paralympics and seeing the difference that they made to people’s perception of the ability in disability. That is a legacy that, on a cross-party basis, we should absolutely build on. I shall talk about spending cuts as there is significant concern about the potential...

Bill Presented: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (25 March 2015)

James Brokenshire: ...are committed to doing. On enforcement, between 2001 and the end of March 2014, 33 people were charged with proscription offences as a primary offence in Great Britain and 16 have been convicted. Obviously, the ability exists to make arrests, and arrests are being made in relation to alleged proscription offences. That may lead to other charges relating to terrorism, and it is important...

Bill Presented: Clause 6 — Charge for financial year 2016 (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Shabana Mahmood: ...that I have had with businesses ever since the Prime Minister made his announcement, that has been the No. 1 issue that they have raised when talking about their future in our country, their future ability to invest in our country, and their future ability to employ more people in our country. It has caused a huge amount of consternation and uncertainty, and the Conservative part of the...

Modern Slavery Bill — Commons Amendments (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Bates: ...the review that is being undertaken by James Ewins. This is different, because we have an amendment, but we also have an ongoing review by someone who is widely respected on all sides of the House for his ability to look at this issue. He has been asked to start his work and will report by July. That was one of the decisions that we took in response to the noble Lord, Lord Hylton, the...

Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Shabana Mahmood: ...this debate if we had allowed the OBR to do so. I was very happy to submit my party’s plans to an independent audit. I wonder why the Government chose not to do so. Perhaps they had something to hide. Perhaps they did not want to be robbed of the ability to have a “tax bombshell”-type poster. The needs of the Conservative party’s election marketing material should...

Bill Presented: Tax Transparency and International Development (25 March 2015)

Fiona O'Donnell: ...900 million a year. The altered controlled foreign companies rules highlight the need for the UK Government to carry out spillover analysis. However, we need to go further by assessing whether there are any adverse consequences on the ability of developing countries to collect tax. The Netherlands and Ireland have already done so. Given that the UK has led on so many aspects of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 March 2015)

David Cameron: Well, we have seen it all: absolutely no ability to answer a question. This is a country where unemployment is falling; the economy is growing; the deficit is coming down; in our NHS, the operations are going up; there are more good school places for our children; living standards are rising; inflation is at zero; and there are record numbers in work—all of this could be put at risk by...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — North Wales Economic Infrastructure (25 March 2015)

David Hanson: ...to develop that tidal lagoon off the north Wales coast as part of our investment in energy. It is also important that we encourage and develop the offshore wind industry in north Wales, although there may be some disagreement on part of this. We have a great ability to engender manufacturing and a strong offshore wind energy industry. As part of the economic infrastructure, we should be...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Swaziland (25 March 2015)

Lord Lea of Crondall: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the case for the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group to examine the ability of political parties to operate freely in Swaziland and for members elected as representatives of political parties to represent voters in Parliament, in line with the Commonwealth Charter.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Sports (25 March 2015)

Lord Nash: ...over 13,000 primary schools. The number of disabled participants has increased each year, reaching 28,786 in the 2013/14 Level 3 County Festivals. The Department also continues to fund the Project Ability network which is aiming to increase sporting opportunities for young disabled people through a network of 49 hubs of excellence. More than 24,000 young disabled people have directly...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Syria (25 March 2015)

Anas Sarwar: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2015 to Question 221760, what assessment she has made of the ability of Syria's neighbouring countries to manage the safety and security of (a) Syrian refugees with urgent medical needs, children and victims of torture and sexual violence and (b) other Syrian refugees.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (25 March 2015)

Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effects of buffeting and transonic roll-off on the ability of (a) the helmet-mounted display systems to display symbology and (b) gyroscopes in the inertial platforms to operate correctly on the Joint Strike Fighter F-35B.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (25 March 2015)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to access (a) a specialist IBD nurse, (b) specialist dietetic support and (c) defined psychological support.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning Update (25 March 2015)

Eric Pickles: ...permission can start on site without delay. Short term lets: championing the shared economy The Deregulation Bill takes forward our reforms to 1973 legislation which arbitrarily restricts the ability of Londoners to let out their homes on a short-term basis. The provisions in the Bill will commence two months after Royal Assent. We set out our policy on...

Oil Palm Plantations — Question for Short Debate (24 March 2015)

Lord Cormack: ...Lords tonight that although he may have aged—it is not very noticeable, because he looks much the same as he did all those years ago—he has not lost the spark of youth, the determination to tackle important issues, and the ability to draw the attention of your Lordships’ House to their importance.

EU and Russia (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (24 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Selsdon: ...it has been closed down. That seems rather strange when it was a very good operation, but it seems effectively to have been alienated by the Soviet Union. My concern, therefore, is: what is going on? Surely Ukraine’s remarkable agricultural capability and ability to increase production has a cash flow value that could help the world and ourselves. If they can build ships—they...

Lesser-Taught Languages (24 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Richard Bacon: ...hitherto been closed in the way we dealt with each other. The Iranians went home, reporting back that they had had a very successful visit. I only hope we can do more business in the future and improve the relations between our countries, but the ability to communicate with each other is of the essence. Let me make one point about the comments made by the hon. Member for Edinburgh North...

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March): Counter-terrorism (24 March 2015)

James Brokenshire: The Prevent oversight board, which has an integral role in ensuring that the guidance before the House is properly recognised, has the ability to share good practice, and indeed the issues on adherence to it. That will provide a good mechanism for drawing Government together. It also needs to have good contact with the devolved Administrations. As the hon. Gentleman might know, I have already...

Property Taxes in London (24 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Kris Hopkins: .... Friend and I agree. We agree that a mansion tax is not the answer, whatever the question. It would be complex to introduce, involve the re-evaluation of many homes and raise fairness issues about the ability of those liable to pay the tax. We have no intention of introducing a mansion tax. My right hon. Friend and I also agree about the importance of affordable homes, which is why,...

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March): Clause 3 — Companies: duty to publish report on payment practices (24 March 2015)

Matthew Hancock: ...I am grateful to Members in all parts of the House for their engagement in improving those provisions. Part 10 contains important measures to improve insolvency and reform pre-pack administrations so that they cannot be abused. In Committee, concern was expressed about creditors’ ability to call face-to-face meetings in insolvency proceedings, particularly when numerous small...

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