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Results 1–20 of 7624 for "Alarm"

Energy Bill [HL] — Second Reading (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Grantchester: ..., we believe that more could be done. With respect to the other main provision of the Bill, regarding a new energy source of onshore wind generation, there is much in the Bill that we believe spreads alarm and fear across the renewable energy market. The main provisions of the Bill implement the recommendations of the Wood review by putting the Oil and Gas Authority on a statutory basis to...

Insurance Companies: Child Abuse Inquiries (16 Jul 2015)

Ann Clwyd: ...in children’s homes in North Wales were to be translated into a film, Oliver Twist would seem relatively benign.” According to Jillings, the scale of what happened and how it was allowed “are a disgrace, and stain on the history of child care in this country.” Had the report been published at the time, it would have sounded alarm bells and things would have moved...

Business of the House: NHS Reform (16 Jul 2015)

Andy Burnham: ...to do if he expects people to believe him this time. In a statement last week in another place, Lord Prior, the Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for NHS productivity, said he was establishing an independent inquiry into extending charges in the NHS. This has sounded alarm bells among many patient groups. Will the Secretary of State say more about the terms of reference for this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Electrification (16 Jul 2015)

Louise Ellman: The major question mark over the delivery of rail electrification as promised has rung alarm bells for the northern powerhouse, but what does it mean for One North, the plan worked out by local authorities right across the region to integrate road and rail transport across the Pennines?

Thomas Cook: Christi and Bobby Shepherd (14 Jul 2015)

Michael Tomlinson: ...was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning while abroad, so I am doubly grateful to the hon. Lady that this debate has been secured. Does she agree with me that having devices such as an audible CO alarm would be a concrete way to help to ensure that Edward Tomlinson’s family, the Shepherd family and other families never have to go through this again?

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Rent-to-own Sector (14 Jul 2015)

Damian Hinds: .... In the evidence session for the all-party debt and personal finance group’s inquiry into the rent-to-own sector, the FCA expressed concern about firms in the market. It stated—this quote was used earlier—that practices in the sector “rang alarm bells”. For that reason, it has brought forward the authorisation period for these firms to this summer....

Written Answers — Home Office: Health Services: Protest (13 Jul 2015)

Mike Penning: ...outside clinics. Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986, makes it an offence to display threatening, or abusive words or images that, within the sight of someone, is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 allows the police to place conditions on the location, duration or numbers attending a public assembly. This can be applied where the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Safety (10 Jul 2015)

Brandon Lewis: ...to this, the Government is currently working to introduce requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in private rented sector properties. The draft Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 were announced and laid in March, under section 150 of the Energy Act 2013. If approved by Parliament, they will come into force on 1 October 2015 and require...

Bills Presented: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (9 Jul 2015)

Chris Leslie: I shall give way in a moment; I just want to talk about the other deficit: the current account deficit, where our trade gap with the EU has worsened and our balance of payments problems have set alarm bells ringing at the Bank of England. The Chancellor’s priority should be to build up the productive capacity of our economy so we can pay our way in the world, but we are still too...

Independent Living Fund — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (8 Jul 2015)

Nicholas Dakin: ...8212;whereas the approach of local authorities over the years has been very much to try to save money and to push them backwards. That is one of the cultural things as well as real things that is adding to the alarm that they feel at the moment.

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Clause 4 - Power to require governing body to enter into arrangements (7 Jul 2015)

...one set of concerns if some consideration of the related issues of teachers’ pay and conditions and their recruitment and retention to the academy conversion process is built into the Bill. That is particularly relevant given the growing alarm across the education world about not only the failure to recruit in a declining graduate pool but retaining teachers already in post. The...

[Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] — Coastal Flood Risk (7 Jul 2015)

Melanie Onn: ...a lack of information for residents. The lack of transparency across the board on flooding is a major problem, and I will set out a few examples. First, there is a lack of a reliable warning system for surface water flooding. River flooding has a 27% false alarm rate, but surface water flooding has a 74% false alarm rate. Last year the lack of warning in Grimsby meant that the council was...

Global Challenges — Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 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 Jun 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?


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