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Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Committee (18 November 2014)

Lord Hunt of Wirral: .... I regard this as an important adjunct to the common law position. Too often we hear of front-line resources being diverted to pay for compensation claims instead of paying for services. I shall give one example. Alarm—the Association of Local Authority Risk Managers—reports that councils paid out 32 million for pothole claims in 2012, and in the same period fixed 2.2...

Infrastructure Bill [HL]: Report (3rd Day) (10 November 2014)

Baroness Worthington: .... She speaks of uncontroversial straightforward changes and describes them as technical. If that group of potential changes included changes to the subsidy levels for different technologies, that might cause alarm for some people in the sector—particularly if they felt that they would not have the opportunity to petition Members on both sides of the House, to discuss and to raise...

Low-income and Vulnerable Consumers — Motion to Take Note (6 November 2014)

Baroness Crawley: ...cases of this kind, such as that of Elizabeth, the 89 year-old lady in north London, who was targeted by a serial conman appearing at her door and offering to do a minor repair. He told her that 15,000 was needed to repair a damp problem. Bank staff raised the alarm when Elizabeth came in to get the cash to give to the conman. I understand that he was jailed for 18 months this year.

Women: Homelessness, Domestic Violence and Social Exclusion — Motion to Take Note (6 November 2014)

Lord Wasserman: ...enter a predefined restricted zone, within 500 metres of the victim’s home or workplace, for example, or wherever the victim happens to be at the time, the technology generates an alert. This is transmitted to the victim who is given a portable GPS alarm unit that she carries with her at all times. The portable alarm unit generates an audible and visual signal to alert her that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (3 November 2014)

Kate Green: ...and support allowance. Over the course of this Parliament, it is likely to have a cumulative cost of 8 billion more than they had planned. The Office for Budget Responsibility has also sounded the alarm, saying that “spending would remain higher…because of delays to the work capability assessment programme”, which puts the Government’s own annually managed...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Stalking (3 November 2014)

Shailesh Vara: The stalking offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, sections 2A (stalking) and 4A (stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress), have been available from 25 November 2012. The section 2A offence has a maximum penalty of six months’ imprisonment and/or a fine, and the section 4A offence has a maximum penalty of 5 years’ imprisonment. The...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Arms Exports and Controls (30 October 2014)

Ian Murray: ...The Israel-Palestine peace process is fragile, and we should do all we can to ensure that arms exports are not contributing to the problem. Finally, to travel a little further east, there are the issues in Hong Kong that are receiving international attention. At the start of the month, the Deputy Prime Minister summoned the Chinese ambassador to make clear his dismay and alarm at...

Middle East and North Africa — Motion to Take Note (30 October 2014)

Lord Leigh of Hurley: ...between the two parties and make a peace agreement less likely. Even worse, perhaps, grandstanding in the UK and Europe by otherwise respectable politicians for short-term domestic political objectives is really regrettable. Fatah’s unity Government with Hamas should sound alarm bells. Hamas, it must not be forgotten, is an internationally recognised terror organisation that displays...

Business of the House (30 October 2014)

Philip Davies: ...months of last year, 1,260 burglars were given 28-day fixed-term recalls instead of serving the full length of their original sentence. May we have a statement about this, because it causes a lot of alarm to many of our constituents and puts people at unnecessary risk of being a victim of crime?

Scotland: Devolution — Motion to Take Note (29 October 2014)

Lord Turnbull: My Lords, in my 35 years in Whitehall, I spent more time on public spending than on anything else, so the Barnett formula was never far from my thoughts. It was therefore with some alarm that I heard that “The Vow” by the three party leaders referred to continuing the Barnett formula. If that means continuing it as it operates now, that is an outcome that I would strongly oppose....

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) (28 October 2014)

Lord Bates: ...stage. The House will be aware that criminal behaviour orders, introduced by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, can be issued by any criminal court against an offender who is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to another person. These orders can include positive requirements to get the offender to address the underlying causes of their behaviour. The orders...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Clause 41 - Penalties for inaccurate declarations of eligibility (28 October 2014)

Lucy Powell: I thank the Minister for that reply. I understand the circumstances that she describes. To probe further, what alarm or communication mechanism will be visible on the declaration to enable parents to understand the seriousness and consequences of making a careless mistake? She, like me, will know that when we do things on the internet these days, we are all invariably asked to agree to terms...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Harassment (28 October 2014)

Michael Penning: The stalking offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, sections 2A (stalking) and 4A (stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress), have been available from 25 November 2012. The two stalking offences provide further options for prosecutors when considering charges relating to harassing behaviour. The section 2A offence has a maximum penalty of six...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Harassment: Sentencing (24 October 2014)

Simon Hughes: ...section 4). The PHA was amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 to insert two specific offences of stalking - sections 2A (stalking) and 4A (stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress). The average custodial sentence for people found guilty of harassment and stalking in between 2009 and 2013 can be viewed in the table. harassment and stalking - custodial...

Backbench Business: Oral Hormone Pregnancy Tests (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Luciana Berger: ...is clear. Let me summarise the points we have heard. We have heard about the drug itself. Like the hon. Member for Enfield North, I am not a medical professional, but we do not need to be doctors or scientists for alarm bells to ring when we hear that a drug that was approximately 40 times the dosage of a contraceptive pill prescribed today was then prescribed to be taken by pregnant women...

Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: NHS Services (Access) (15 October 2014)

Andy Burnham: ...hours in A and E in September 2014, which compares with 70,000 in September 2013. So there has been a dramatic deterioration. A and E performance over the past six weeks has been worse than it was last winter. Loud alarm bells should be ringing in the Department about this coming winter, but instead of having a plan it seems that Ministers have given up on ever meeting their own target...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Mental Health Act 1983 (Amendment) (15 October 2014)

Paul Beresford: ...and a crew of two. Their introduction to the young lady required more re-calming, and we went through the whole procedure all over again. Offers of help, particularly of psychiatric help, caused more alarm and more rejection. The NHS gentleman who had arrived with the ambulance then indicated to the police that the young lady really needed to be taken in for care. The fact that that was...

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (14 October 2014)

Jane Ellison: One of those challenges was touched on by the hon. Member for Sefton Central: there is some concern that a message that did not have clinical consensus behind it might cause undue alarm to somebody, bearing in mind the statistic, which has been quoted in the debate and which we believe to be true, that 50% of people do not plan their pregnancy. There is some concern about that. I accept the...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 44 - Duty to notify NCA about suspected victims of slavery or human trafficking (14 October 2014)

Sarah Teather: ...precedence in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and the Crime and Courts Act 2013. Will the Minister say how those powers have been used in practice? Wide-ranging delegated powers should always set alarm bells ringing, because statutory instruments offer only limited scrutiny of Executive power. They are no substitute for the full legislative process. Will she indicate exactly how she...

Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) (14 October 2014)

Sadiq Khan: We are faced with an anti-politics mood in the country that should alarm each and every one of us, and it is particularly directed at us in Westminster. People have a growing unhappiness with the Westminster elites. The Leader of the House made a characteristically excellent and witty parliamentary speech, but he failed to grasp the feeling in the country.

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