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Mental Health: Young People — Question for Short Debate (30 June 2015)

The Earl of Listowel: ...interested in evidence-based approaches or in gathering data. In terms of looked-after children, they have very developed social pedagogues and highly trained and highly qualified reflective practitioners. Fundamental to their training is the ability to make and keep relationships with vulnerable children. Therefore, they learn skills such as cookery, art and music to engage these young...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (30 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Bates: Of course, and I remind my noble and learned friend Lord Mackay of Clashfern that, within the sentencing guidelines, there would be the ability for some of these factors to be spelled out. The awareness would be there and I am very sensitive to that. Having used the case of Canterbury, where one of these head shops was within 100 yards of the King’s School—just across the road...

Welfare Reform (People with Disabilities) (30 June 2015)

Debbie Abrahams: ...can be particularly discouraging. People with disabilities should be able to access the same opportunities as everyone else, including being able to use their talent and skills to the best of their ability. No one should feel that they are unable to reach their potential or that their hopes and dreams do not matter. The Government have cut the support for disabled people that allows them...

Human Rights Act — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (30 June 2015)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...on the basis that it somehow interferes with our laws and rights. Well, at one level, any time any Government or Parliament anywhere signs a treaty, of course to some extent it reduces their powers and their unfettered ability to do something. That is the whole point of a treaty. By signing up to a convention that covers the whole of Europe, it means that we support a basic level of human...

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Shale Gas (30 June 2015)

Alan Whitehead: ...of take-off facilities and of the need to remove waste water, 7 million gallons of which per well will have to be removed and disposed of fairly safely as hazardous waste. We do not currently have the ability to do that in this country. We can do it for the occasional well, but we would not be able to do it very easily without substantial new facilities for such a concentration of...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Buildings (30 June 2015)

Harriett Baldwin: ...not to be in the public interest to disclose real estate valuation reports, as this information can be commercially sensitive and any disclosure could adversely affect the Government’s future ability to negotiate efficiencies and achieve value for money to the taxpayer. However, the value of HM Treasury’s land and buildings is available in its annual report and accounts, which...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Royal Bank of Scotland (30 June 2015)

Harriett Baldwin: The Chancellor has previously set out his objectives for the banks in state ownership, including Royal Bank of Scotland. We want to maximise the ability of these important banks to support the British economy, and we want to get the best value for money for the taxpayer. Large scale public ownership has an inhibiting effect on the involvement of private institutions in a company such as...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Commonwealth (30 June 2015)

James Brokenshire: ...until they come to light and are arrested. Exit Checks were introduced on 8 April 2015 on all scheduled commercial international air, sea and rail routes. Over time, these checks will improve our ability to identify individuals who have overstayed.

Written Answers — Home Office: National Security (30 June 2015)

John Hayes: ...from the internet of around 1,000 pieces of unlawful terrorist-related content every week. The Counter Terrorism and Security Act came into force earlier this year and included new powers to disrupt the ability of people to travel abroad to engage in terrorism-related activity and to control their return to the UK. We will also introduce an Investigatory Powers bill which will ensure that...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Department of Health: Buildings (30 June 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...of office space owned or leased by the Department and not in regular use is 0.66%. Rental information is commercially sensitive and would adversely affect Her Majesty’s Governments future ability to negotiate efficiencies and achieve value for money to the taxpayer. As this is a leasehold property, we do not have the retail value of the office space. The Department has not...

Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Buildings (30 June 2015)

Ed Vaizey: ...interest to disclose any specific retail or real estate valuation information, as this information is commercially sensitive and any disclosure could adversely affect the Government’s future ability to negotiate efficiencies and achieve value for money to the taxpayer.

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: English Language (30 June 2015)

Lord Bates: The decision to appoint two Concession Service Providers was based on the market’s ability to meet the Home Office’s business and commercial requirements. Two Concession Service Providers were able to meet both the new examination centre control measures and geographic coverage in the UK and Overseas. The new Concession Agreements have improved both control and coverage...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: June Agriculture and Fisheries Council (30 June 2015)

George Eustice: ...with some Member States continuing to call for further changes. On the issue of the presence of non-authorised substances on organic produce, Belgium and a few other Member States argued for the ability to apply a strict decertification threshold to all produce. However, I supported the Presidency’s text, with some minor modifications proposed by Germany, so that those Member States...

Post Office Horizon System (29 June 2015)

Andrew Bridgen: ...has been extremely fair, professional and accurate in its analysis of both systemic and thematic issues within Post Office Ltd. However, the same cannot be said of the Post Office itself. I and my constituent have no faith in its ability to resolve the matter. It is said that justice delayed is justice denied, and this matter has simply dragged on for too long, with the Post Office...

Bills Presented — Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields): New Clause 1 — Independent Commission on Full Fiscal Autonomy (29 June 2015)

Stewart Hosie: ...being subject to the nonsensical rant and talking Scotland down by the so-called shadow Secretary of State. By taking responsibility for key areas of Scottish life, we can improve the Scottish Parliament’s ability to deliver real progress for the Scottish people. New clause 33 does that. It rejects the miserablist approach of the Labour party, and I commend it to the Committee.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill: Consideration Stage (29 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Robin Swann: ...of that organisation. I think his misunderstanding comes from lumping all those young people simply as farmers. They are there as rural young people who see this restriction as curtailing their ability to move around the countryside and actually get out of the house. Earlier in the debate, he posed a series of questions about how they get to church or school and all the rest of that. I...

Bills Presented — Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields): Clause 16 — Tax on carriage of passengers by air (29 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Stewart Hosie: ...The Scottish Parliament Information Centre analysis for the Committee, referred to in the report, found that: “Draft clause 14”— now clause 16— “would make this a devolved tax, as recommended by the Smith Commission. It would give HMRC the ability to ‘switch off’ these UK taxes in Scotland from a date to be set by secondary legislation.” As...

Sierra Leone — Question for Short Debate (29 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Verma: ...through all the responses I will undertake to write to noble Lords on the questions that have been posed. The challenging circumstances presented by this outbreak of Ebola demonstrated the UK Government’s ability to work together, drawing in—as noble Lords have highlighted today—capacity and expertise from across DfID, the MoD, the FCO and the Department of Health,...

Bills Presented — Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields): Clause 15 — Assignment of VAT (29 June 2015)

David Gauke: ...skills and education policy, and it is now for them to set out how they will do that. Assigning VAT to Scotland’s budget will strengthen the financial responsibility of the Scottish Parliament, and strengthen its ability to pursue its own visions, goals and objectives. Let me say just a word or two about new clause 20, although I am sure the hon. Member for Caerphilly (Wayne David)...

Bills Presented — Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields): Scotland Bill — [2nd Allocated Day] (29 June 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

David Mundell: ...on income tax and are a significant milestone in Scotland’s devolution journey within the UK. The Scottish Parliament will be able to set income tax rates and thresholds for earned income. This includes the ability to introduce new bands.

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