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Global Challenges — Motion to Take Note (2 July 2015)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: ...he introduced it. I still remember when he was a lone voice in the 1990s warning us that our response to the conflicts in the Balkans was hopelessly inadequate. He was right then to sound a note of alarm and he is right to do so now. No one who is not terminally complacent can dispute that the many global challenges we face now are real and daunting and that our responses to them, both...

Childcare Bill [HL] — Committee (1st Day) (1 July 2015)

Lord True: ...entitlement and the targeted benefit for two year-olds. This will be another, different category of support. He is quite right to say that that needs to be thought through. I am not going to alarm the House as I once alarmed Whitehall by pronouncing the dread word “voucher”, but there are all sorts of ways that these things can be looked at. I am worried that as a House our...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap (1 July 2015)

Stephen Doughty: ..., and my hon. Friend the Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner), who spoke about the widening gender pay gap in local government since 2010. My hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn) rightly highlighted the fact that progress is slowing down, which should ring alarm bells with us all and which is disappointing, given the progress we have seen in recent years. I do not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Sentencing (1 July 2015)

Andrew Selous: ...year was: in 2011, being drunk and disorderly in a public place, for which the maximum penalty is a fine; in 2012, failure to surrender to bail; in 2013, behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, for which the maximum penalty is a fine; and in 2014 being drunk and disorderly in a public place. Table 1: The highest number of previous convictions or cautions1,2 of an...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (30 June 2015)

Chuka Umunna: ...due to the reduction in its adult learning funding. The principal of that college said: “we need to reduce our costs in line with the reduction in funding to maintain our solvency.” Should the alarm bells not be ringing when his own college is citing issues of solvency before we have seen the full scale of what he is going to do to the productive capacity of the economy?

Business of the House: Network Rail (25 June 2015)

Michael Dugher: ...key rail enhancement projects had “been announced by Ministers without Network Rail having a clear estimate of what the projects will cost, leading to uncertainty about whether the projects will be delivered on time, or at all”? Why did he not raise the alarm when the estimated cost of electrifying the midland main line rose from 250 million to 540 million and then...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Bassingbourn Barracks: Damage (24 June 2015)

Mark Lancaster: ...the Libyans is approximately 138,000 which is being recovered from the Libyan Government. This amount covers replacement to fixtures and fittings and the repair/replacement of fire detection and alarm systems. Repairs are currently ongoing.

Butec Facility (North-West Scotland) (23 June 2015)

Philip Dunne: ..., and consultation with statutory consultees such as Marine Scotland. Of course that work cannot be done until that process has been completed, but initial preparatory work can be undertaken. It is nothing to alarm hon. Members, as though that was prejudging that consultation. Much of this work needs to be done routinely as part of a 25-year contract. You would not expect there to be no...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (23 June 2015)

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...There have been fluctuations in the use of cannabis, but if noble Lords study the latest annual report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, they will see that it sounds alarm bells over the rising problem of cannabis, in particular the increasing potency and purity of herbal cannabis and cannabis resin. The cannabis that is available in the market for consumers...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — English as an additional language (Pupil Support) (23 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Kevin Brennan: ...under your chairmanship once again, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr Jackson) again on securing the debate. He set it on fire when he spoke—at least, the fire alarm went off when he started speaking. It might be a good idea if you made representations to the House authorities and pointed out that, if they want to carry out a routine fire alarm test,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Social Development: Housing Associations: Service Charges (15 June 2015)

Mervyn Storey: ..., whether it is Housing Executive properties or those in the control of housing associations. I trust that I have taken a pragmatic view of the issue. I do not want to scare the horses or create alarm. I want to have an informed discussion about how we get the best possible outcome that secures tenure for people in their homes and gives them the assurance that they are not being...

Civil Society — Motion to Take Note (11 June 2015)

Lord Patten: ...as published by the authorities of the House this morning makes engaging reading, with myself and my friend and noble friend Lord Cormack down co-jointly to be the eighth speaker. I do not want to alarm the House by suggesting that we may be entering into some sort of lordly duet; we have done a deal through the usual channels that I will stand now and he will stand later. Still, it is a...

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Housing (10 June 2015)

Brandon Lewis: ...to own that people who benefit from right to buy will have. Conservative Members absolutely support that. It is deeply ironic, at best, that the Opposition have called today’s debate at all, in order to raise the alarm about the housing crisis that they created. It is a little like listening to the arsonist ringing the fire brigade to report a house that they burned to the ground....

Vocational Qualifications Day — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (9 June 2015)

Liam Byrne: .... If we are to close the productivity gap that our country confronts, we must support technical education in a radically new way. My hon. Friend the Member for Scunthorpe made an excellent point when he sounded the alarm about the 24% cut in adult skills delivered in-year. During the many visits he made before the election, the Minister will have been lobbied about some colleges now being...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: DRD Budget Management (9 June 2015)

Declan McAleer: ...services, to get out and about and to reduce isolation. Whilst we are looking at a reduced budget, the cuts that are being made are affecting the most vulnerable people and causing a great sense of alarm out there. There is a huge role here for DRD to look carefully at how the budget is managed and spent.

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (2 June 2015)

Viscount Ridley: ...winners; we are picking losers. Given that the Conservative Party is now the party of working people, can we have an assurance that we will pay more attention to affordability of energy than we have done in the last five years? To switch to another subject, alarm bells are ringing about security of electricity supply. If nothing else, the imminent closure of Ferrybridge coal-fired power...

Fifa — Question (2 June 2015)

Baroness Doocey: ...Minister assure the House that the Serious Fraud Office will conduct a forensic investigation into why vast sums of money were paid to corrupt FIFA officials via the British banking system, without any alarm bells seemingly being sounded in any of the banks concerned?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Health and Social Care (2 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Kit Malthouse: ...the way our children live. Their exposure and the exposure of those who have care of them to sex, violence and commercialisation is changing the way children interact with each other and with adults. The Prime Minister, I sense, feels the same, and has expressed alarm on a number of occasions. His very welcome troubled families programme, now expanded to include over 500,000 families,...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (1 June 2015)

Lord Dubs: ...a welcome addition, even if it meant that there was an additional vote on the Conservative side. However, I was rather slow in realising that there were other aspects of significance to this, and the alarm bells started to ring rather slowly. One day, soon after the noble Lord arrived in the House, I got a bill from the restaurant here. It was a pretty good meal but one which I had not...

Fifa: Britain in the World (1 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Gerald Howarth: ...have made progress, so the financial constraints on our military must be relaxed if we are to meet the “whatever is necessary” tag in the Gracious Speech, including the renewal of our Trident nuclear deterrent. I have repeatedly expressed alarm that my party has failed to make a commitment to spending at least 2% of GDP on Defence, as required under our membership of NATO. It...

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