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Written Answers — Department of Health: Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse (8 Feb 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...would include a small minority of people who are drunk and abusive to staff. In addition, accredited hospital staff have powers to issue fines to individuals whose drunkenness could cause harassment, alarm or distress (Penalty Notices for Disorder - £80 fines).

European Union Subsidiarity Assessment: Electoral Law of the EU (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (4 Feb 2016)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws: ...scrutinise the proposals in the normal way. But we are really concerned about the EU’s failure to live up to the standards it has set itself. That is the sort of thing that discredits the Union and causes alarm to many people within the United Kingdom just now—and I say that as someone who is a great supporter of the European Union. I commend this report to the House and I beg...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Islamic State (4 Feb 2016)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...; expressing concern about the on-going threat to the safety of minority groups in Syria; expressing outrage at speeches and media articles that dehumanise Alawites and Christians; expressing alarm at reports of the abduction of 1,500 Yazidi, Christian and Shabak women and girls; expressing concern at the situation of religious and other minorities, noting that members of the Christian...

Public Bill Committee: Energy Bill [Lords]: Clause 79 - Onshore wind generating stations in England and Wales (2 Feb 2016)

...notes outline the intention for the arrangements in the clause to be “combined with secondary legislation to be made by Government to amend the Planning Act 2008.” That is when some very small alarm bells start ringing in my head, because if clause 79 is to be taken at face value and it is simply about removing section 36 of the Electricity Act, it appears to me that, by...

Financial Conduct Authority (1 Feb 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...examination, but unfortunately we do not have the time to debate this today. The point is that such a radical step change away from what the public believed would be a root-and-branch banking culture review should arguably not have happened without—at the very least—board approval and transparent consultation. In conclusion, although I applaud much of the FCA’s work and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (29 Jan 2016)

Tobias Ellwood: ..., and cover a range of issues including: incitement to violence in Syria on religious grounds; expressing concern about the on-going threat to the safety of minority groups in Syria; and expressing alarm at reports of the abduction of 1,500 Yezidi, Christian and Shabak women and girls. Any judgement on whether genocide has occurred is a matter for judicial decision, rather than for...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Planning) (28 Jan 2016)

Shona Robison: ...will ensure that services such as emergency care continue at the Vale. Jackie Baillie would be better advised to listen to the reassurance that I have given, rather than continuing to generate fear and alarm in the local community. I am sure that the local community will benefit from that continuation and welcome that assurance.

Scottish Parliament: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (28 Jan 2016)

Elaine Murray: ...inappropriately termed “revenge porn”: disclosing or threatening to disclose intimate photographs or films without the person’s consent. Again, the offence covers both the intention to cause fear, alarm or distress and recklessness about whether fear, alarm or distress is caused. In the case of both the aggravation and the new offence, not meaning to cause harm to the...

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit and Supported Housing (27 Jan 2016)

John Healey: ...to take this 12-month backward step on the reduction in rents. However, what about the cuts to housing benefit for supported and sheltered housing? A pause is not enough. It will not remove the alarm or anxiety of residents or the uncertainty for providers, and it will not affect the schemes that have already been scrapped. The Minister must provide an exemption. Will he announce that now?

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (26 Jan 2016)

Lyn Brown: ...year. Since 2004, when the checks began in earnest, the proportion of homes with fire alarms has increased from 74% to 88%. Those checks save lives as well as preventing fires—double the number of fatalities happen when a fire occurs in a building without a smoke alarm. To cut the fire service because the number of fire incidents has been reduced successfully, saving lives in the...

Central and East Africa (25 Jan 2016)

Patrick Grady: ...increases pressure within those societies. In addition, there are many internally displaced people. The warnings about Burundi from Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, are stark: “all alarm signals flashing red,” he has said. Hundreds are dead as a result of political violence in recent months, and there have been reports of sexual and...

Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Regret (25 Jan 2016)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Stevenson for bringing the Motion of Regret to the House. I feel more than regret; I feel alarm and despondency. I share the word used by the noble Baroness, Lady Garden: I feel a sense of shame that we have embarked on this step without proper legislation. I have to say to the noble Baroness, Lady Shephard, that monitoring itself will be too late. The...

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Student Maintenance Grants: Cost of Public Transport (19 Jan 2016)

Lilian Greenwood: I shall deal with that very question later on in my speech, so the hon. Gentleman should listen attentively. Why did the Transport Secretary not raise the alarm in the last Parliament when the estimated cost of electrifying the midland main line rose from £250 million to £540 million, and then to £1.3 billion? Why did he not do so when the cost estimates for great western...

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Student Maintenance Grants (19 Jan 2016)

Gordon Marsden: .... There was little detail to be had when the Chancellor first mooted this change in the summer, and not much more in the autumn statement. It was only when the National Union of Students raised the alarm about the impact of the process and threatened a judicial review over the lack of consultation and the failure to publish the interim equality assessment—which the Government have...

Ebola: Sierra Leone (19 Jan 2016)

Diane Abbott: ...such as Médecins sans Frontières, which had been warning about Ebola months earlier. Does she agree with the Committee’s Chairman that: “The international community relied on WHO to sound the alarm for an international emergency on the scale of Ebola. The organisation’s failure to respond quickly enough is now well documented”? Does the Secretary of State...

Scottish Parliament: National Galleries of Scotland Bill: Final Stage (19 Jan 2016)

Jean Urquhart: I, too, am pleased to speak in the debate, and I endorse everything that has been said so far. Often, alarm bells ring when any mention is made of a transfer of public land, but on this occasion public land is very definitely being transferred in the public interest. Every speaker has made reference to the better access that will be provided to the national gallery’s Scottish collection...

Written Answers — Home Office: Obesity: Harassment (18 Jan 2016)

Karen Bradley: ...provisions for prosecution where harassment has taken place on two or more occasions. Harassment involves improper, oppressive and unreasonable conduct that is targeted at an individual and calculated to alarm them or cause them distress. The Malicious Communications Act 1988 prohibits sending letters or emails which are grossly offensive, threatening or known or believed to be false by...

Scottish Parliament: Protecting Children from Harmful Online Content (14 Jan 2016)

Christina McKelvie: ...ideas. The time has come when we need much stronger policies in this area, not only for the young people who access such information and use it to bully or shame, or who receive information that causes them desperate alarm, but for us as parents or as members of the community. How can we put pressure on organisations to ensure that when our young people go into the amazing world of online...

Strathclyde Review — Motion to Take Note (13 Jan 2016)

Lord Higgins: ...in fact enumerate the various exceptions that might be appropriate. It is at least worth an attempt to do so, because it avoids legislation. I view the idea of more legislation on matters involving the House of Lords with considerable alarm. The issue of composition was cleverly avoided by my noble friend in his report by stating that it was outside his terms of reference, but that will...

Care Homes: England — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (13 Jan 2016)

Simon Danczuk: ...ResPublica report from November, which my hon. Friend the Member for Hove mentioned, suggests that 37,000 care home beds could be lost if we do not fund the increase properly, because care providers will simply not be able to remain open. Alarm bells should be ringing. The loss of beds will need to be made up, and it will simply be made up in the NHS. I finish by saying that I share the...


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