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

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws: ...of law around the world. Most alarming of all was evidence that we heard from lawyers in the devolved nations, who pointed out the impact of disrupting the settlements that currently exist. We heard alarm bells about what would happen in relation to the peace process in Northern Ireland. We heard that southern Ireland would say, “We changed our constitution on the understanding that...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Baroness Brinton: .... There have been some shining examples of success, but too many projects have sunk without trace since last year’s general election. The Government may not feel the need for a social care Bill, but the omission of social care from the gracious Speech as a priority should set alarm bells ringing everywhere, as A&E departments struggle and delayed discharges rise. This invisible...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Edward Garnier: ...licence—that issue was spoken about over the weekend. I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill), the Chair of the Select Committee on Justice, for the Committee’s report. It sounds the alarm bells and tells a story, but that story has been told and told and told. Now it must stop being told and something must be done. I hope that when the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day) (18 May 2016)

Lord King of Bridgwater: one of the toughest jobs there is. I pay tribute to her and her leadership. I am concerned about one aspect of what I just said, because I fear that if word goes out, “Dynamite in the House of Lords”, GCHQ will pick it up and all sorts of alarm bells may be ringing. I should think that Black Rod has already pressed the alarm button—unless there are some test devices...

BBC (12 May 2016)

Kenneth Clarke: see running appears to have been shot, and the hounds that she expected to release appear to be running around in some confusion? Does he have any idea where all the rumours that caused so much alarm before this statement came from?

EU Immigration — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (5 May 2016)

Philip Hollobone: ...official figures from the Home Office state that 257,000 EU migrants arrived in our country last year, 630,000 EU citizens were issued with British national insurance numbers over the same period. My alarm at the scale of those numbers was intensified by the disparity between the two. My constituents and I are extremely worried that the official Government statistics on the number of...

Human Rights (Burundi) (5 May 2016)

Fiona Bruce: .... History has shown that such events can happen swiftly, as in Rwanda in 1994, with the outside world barely noticing until it was too late. To prevent that, above all, is surely why we in this place must sound an alarm and call on our Government to call on the UN and others in the international community to do all they can to step in to secure peace and stability for the people of...

Apprenticeships - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Lennie: I thank the Minister for that slightly unenthusiastic Answer. However, the Government’s own social mobility commission rightly expressed its alarm that 90% of current apprenticeships go to those aged 25 and over, and as a direct consequence young people are becoming ghettoised in low-skill and low- or minimum-wage areas of the economy. Does the Minister accept that this evident...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (4 May 2016)

Andrea Leadsom: part of their licence conditions to take all reasonable steps to provide, free of charge, information about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and the benefits of fitting an audible carbon monoxide alarm complying with a relevant British or European safety standard to their domestic customers at least once a year. In cases where customers are concerned about carbon monoxide...

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (3 May 2016)

Kit Malthouse: The Minister is right to call the report disturbing. It has caused alarm and uncertainty across my constituency, and it is with the uncertainty that I hope he can help. In common with other Members, I am keen to know whether he has a hard date by which the trust is to be reviewed again. If it were to fail that hurdle, what would the next action be—revocation of the licence or further...

Backbench Business: Digital Records in the NHS — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (28 Apr 2016)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: Even the old-fashioned paper system is not absolutely secure, because it can leak: people can get into files, access the data and pass them on in an unauthorised way. With modern technology, we ought to be able to protect patient records. Digital records may ring alarm bells with some patients, such as that member of the public, so it is imperative that the Government develop a...

Immigration Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (26 Apr 2016)

Lord Ramsbotham: ...very detailed research, which it has established over many years. I would be very interested to know exactly why the Home Office officials behaved like that. In his report, Stephen Shaw found substantial cause for alarm over detention policy, particularly as regards the treatment of those with mental illnesses, which he said, “does not and cannot equate to good psychiatric...

Policing and Crime Bill: Application of Firearms Act 1968 to the police: special constables and volunteers (26 Apr 2016)

Kit Malthouse: ...zombie knives, has caused a huge problem, particularly in urban areas and especially in London. We have seen some tragic cases over the last two or three years. A while ago, as people will remember, there was some alarm about air rifles and air-powered weapons; as a result, the legislation on purchasing air rifles was changed so that they could not be bought other than face to face. Now,...

Policing and Crime Bill: statutory duty on flooding (26 Apr 2016)

Lyn Brown: ...include smaller fire crews with fewer appliances and older equipment arriving at incidents. Prevention and protection work, already significantly falling”— he is so right about that— “will result in fewer school visits and fire alarm checks for the elderly”. What a chilling vision for the future of our fire service!

BHS (25 Apr 2016)

Diana R. Johnson: I think that what is going on with British Home Stores should ring alarm bells with the Minister. When Hull-based Comet went into administration in 2012, there were 7,000 redundancies, and the taxpayer ended up paying up to 100 million in redundancy costs. At that point, Comet had been owned for a year by a private equity firm which had bought it for 1, but loaded it with about...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (21 Apr 2016)

John Whittingdale: ...that age verification should be in place for adult pornographic websites. Images of child abuse are absolutely illegal and we must take every measure to counter them, and I share the hon. Lady’s alarm about the figures today. However, there is a big distinction between those sites, and sites that are legal for adults but where we need to increase protection for children. The...

Backbench Business - Daesh: Genocide of Minoritiesbackbench Business (20 Apr 2016)

Ann Clwyd: early-day motion calling for action, which stated “That this House is extremely concerned about the genocidal campaign being waged against minorities in Iraq” by ISIS, “and notes with alarm the evidence recently collected by Amnesty International about” its “brutal campaign to obliterate all trace of non-Arabs and non-Sunni Muslims that has turned the area...

Brain Tumours — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (18 Apr 2016)

Caroline Nokes: ...of Hampshire County Council, who agreed for those cards to be distributed in Hampshire schools. Those cards are incredibly informative, outlining symptoms in an age-specific way and, above all, not provoking alarm; they just educate people. It is important that we increase awareness of brain tumours without instilling fear in people.

Technology and People: Deloitte Report - Question for Short Debate (13 Apr 2016)

Lord Mendelsohn: ...amounts of leisure time. We also know that technology has created a debate about widening inequality, and the spectacular rise of the top 1%—or even the top 10%, in a different evaluation—has caused great alarm. Many people ascribe this problem to technology. Technology seems to have an impact, but it is less than people expect. If we look at the evaluation of jobs in America,...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (13 Apr 2016)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...that we work to do that. Some of the government amendments in this group seek to replace the word “high” with “higher”. I am sure the noble Baroness knows that this concept initially caused alarm and that people wondered what was going on. It will be no great surprise to her to hear that some people were a bit suspicious about what the Government were up to and why...

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