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Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police Force (28 Jun 2016)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: ...being made. No doubt all chief constables make enemies from time to time, but this chief constable seems to have attracted some very determined foes. I find it hard to understand why none of this seems to have rung any alarm bells whatever in the office of the police and crime commissioner for Avon and Somerset when she hired Mr Marsh. Of course, the “she” in question is Mrs...

Human Rights in Iran — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (28 Jun 2016)

Matthew Offord: ...“sound mind, acts and morals of the staff.” He stressed “providing social and moral security” for the people. Given such realities, the Supreme Leader’s call for more repressive measures should alarm the British Government into reconsidering its policy towards Iran, especially on human rights. Many Iranian experts and human rights activists believe that the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Motorcycles: Road Traffic Offences (27 Jun 2016)

Mike Penning: ...Act 2002 to seize vehicles, including motorcycles. This can be as a result of using a vehicle in a careless and inconsiderate manner, contrary to the Road Traffic Act 1988, and in a manner causing alarm, distress or annoyance to members of the public. How the police enforce the law and how they deploy their available resources is the responsibility of individual Chief Officers, taking into...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Animal Cruelty (21 Jun 2016)

Nichola Mallon: ...and abuse are truly abhorrent. The pain inflicted from the act of cruelty on the animal is sickening, and the insight that that act gives us to the perpetrator is disturbing and should set alarm bells ringing. Therefore, I am pleased to see that, as a direct result of the Welfare of Animals Act 2011 and the Justice Act 2016, there are now stricter and harsher punishments for those who...

Scottish Parliament: Post-study Work Visas (Rural Communities) (16 Jun 2016)

Alexander Stewart: ...markedly different from those of England. The population is projected to grow by 16 per cent in England between 2012 and 2037 but by only 9 per cent in Scotland over the same period. That causes us alarm and concern. Moreover, our working-age population is forecast to fall by 4 per cent during the same period, so there will be gaps that need to be filled—there is no question about...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Second Stage (14 Jun 2016)

Jim Allister: Of course, Fresh Start did not tell us when the independent fiscal council was going to be set up. I am enquiring whether it has been set up. If it has, it would govern the Bill. Fresh Start simply says: "The UK Government welcomes the Executive's plans to establish an Independent Fiscal Council for Northern Ireland. The Council will prepare an annual assessment of the Executive’s...

West Coast Rail Franchise — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (14 Jun 2016)

Claire Perry: ...build on current levels of customer satisfaction, and how the operator can do more to provide better information and train services. A very legitimate question that is asked in the consultation is causing alarm and has been raised several times. It is right to ask people, communities and local authorities what sorts of trade-offs they want. Do they want faster journey times? Do they want...

Policing and Crime Bill: National Assembly for Wales: devolution of responsibility for policing (13 Jun 2016)

Alistair Carmichael: ...Chamber tonight. I hope the Government will recognise that and take full advantage of it, because that sort of consensus is rare enough, and when we see it we ought to make the most of it. New clause 61 would extend the test from an intent to cause alarm, as in section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, to include recklessness. This strikes at what is required evidentially to...

Policing and Crime Bill: Inspection of fire and rescue authorities (13 Jun 2016)

Edward Leigh: ...country, because that is also in a sense un-British. Fundamentally, as a nation, we actually believe in the freedom of people to live their lives in the way that, for whatever reason, they want, so long as they do not alarm or intimidate others. I know that other countries—for example, France and I believe Belgium, which are perfectly moderate, sensible, freedom-loving...

Orlando Attack: Uk Security Measures (13 Jun 2016)

Wendy Morton: The attacks on Saturday were deplorable. Will my right hon. Friend reassure us that although we must remain alert to such attacks, we must not allow them to alarm us and we must continue with our daily lives? The greatest thing that terrorists are looking for is to unnerve us and to spoil what we take to be our normal routines of life.

Stillbirth — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (9 Jun 2016)

Patricia Gibson: ...and Arran health board has a higher rate of stillbirth than the UK average. It comes second in a list of 21 health boards across the UK given red light warnings for high stillbirth and newborn death rates. That causes me alarm, as I know it does for my constituents. Scotland ranks 31st out of 33 high-income countries in the world on this issue. Although international comparisons are...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward: Economy (31 May 2016)

Willie Rennie: ...on investment in education. We have seen new statistics today that show that the gap in numeracy has grown for primary 4 pupils, and we have seen no progress in primary 7 and secondary 2. That should ring alarm bells in St Andrew’s house that we need dramatic investment in education for colleges, schools and nurseries so that we invest in the workforce of the future and grow the...

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: ...is 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: ...to 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...


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