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- Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (27 January 2015)
Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism.
Witnesses: ..., New Forest Destination Partnership, Bernard Donoghue, Director, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, Themis Halvantzi-Stringer, Association of Professional Tourist Guides and Jason Grist, Area Manager UK, Booking.com; Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor of London for Education and Culture, Chris Gottlieb, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, London & Partners and Councillor David...
- Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (26 January 2015)
High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill.
Witnesses: Jack and Abigail Wrycroft, Long Itchington Parish Council, Southam Town Council, Southam Area Action Group , Andrew Jamieson, Christopher Purser and Alexandra and Mary Swan
- Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (26 January 2015)
Scottish Affairs: Our Borderlands - Our Future.
Witnesses: ...; Rob Livesey, Vice President, National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS), Jack Clark, Chamber Convener, Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce, Teresa Dougall, Regional Manager for South East/South West area, Scottish Land and Estates and Trevor Jackson, Community Councillor, Landowner, and South East Committee Member, Scottish Land and Estates
- Economy and City Link: Coventry (23 January 2015)
Jo Swinson: The hon. Gentleman is doing absolutely the right thing as a constituency MP. It is important that we celebrate what is going well in an area, but we must also continue to strive and see where we can do more and provide further support for local economies. That is why the Government continue to work hard to improve conditions in Coventry and the rest of the country. The regional growth fund of...
- Medical Innovation Bill [HL]: Third Reading (23 January 2015)
Lord Winston: ...only on the person doing the treatment, but on the person responsible for advising that the treatment was reasonable to the operator, the medical practitioner, concerned. This would fall within that area. Essentially, there would be a legal onus, a responsibility, for that adviser to give advice which was regarded as serious and acceptable to a broad body of medical opinion in that field....
- International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading (23 January 2015) See 11 other results from this debate
Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...showed areas where it would like to see progress but it also recognised that we have the right model. I am conscious of the time. Everyone has said what needs to be said. My noble friend Lady Williams highlighted one important area. She asked whether we have developed partnership working, encouraging other countries to become allies, thus adding to the strength of our work. My noble friend...
- Overseas Voters Bill (23 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate
Sam Gyimah: ...time limit on overseas voting rights; and, thirdly, enable overseas voters to cast their votes via the internet. I welcome the good work done by the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee in this area, and I will seek to address each of these aims in turn, but it may be helpful if I first provide some of the wider context to the issue. The recognition of the right of overseas...
- HS2 Funding Referendum Bill (23 January 2015) See 15 other results from this debate
John Hayes: ...might be said of a number of other infrastructural projects to which the hon. Member for Nottingham South drew our attention, Crossrail being a good example. I am not sure that a case can be made for a referendum in one policy area—indeed, one transport policy area—but not in others, when the drama, significance and scale involved is as great as what we saw in that road...
- Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences) Bill: Second Reading (23 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate
Lord Bates: ...conspiracy to defraud offence under the Fraud Act. However, conspiracy to defraud is not easy to prove, and the police have informed us that prosecuting under that offence requires a lot of time and resources to take it forward, often to no avail. The Bill will therefore strengthen the police’s powers in this area and send the message that the Government and this House take criminal...
- Clause 1 — Decision invoking health or safety: notification, reasons and review (23 January 2015)
Penny Mordaunt: ...in which they should operate to ensure that they are able to comply with the provisions. I am also hopeful that local authorities will wish to work with their communities to ensure that events in their area are successful and safe. This is a well-intentioned but unnecessary amendment. The Bill as drafted is both sensible and proportionate, and it ensures that local authorities are held...
- Written Answers — Home Office: Criminal Investigation: Cyprus (23 January 2015)
Adrian Bailey: ...the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria must be met before a police officer is permitted to travel abroad to investigate people suspected of criminal offences in their force's area.
- Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Firearms (23 January 2015)
Michael Penning: ...on response times by firearms units. Decisions on firearms unit provision is a matter for individual Chief Officers. Chief Officers will assess the threat, risk and geography in their force area to ensure that they have sufficient armed capability to respond effectively. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, to be absolutely sure that we have the right number of officers, with the...
- Written Answers — Department for International Development: International Assistance (23 January 2015)
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what development issues and goal area she expects will be led by individual EU member states in the post-2015 sustainable development goals process; and whether the UK will lead on any of these development issues or goal areas.
- Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Police Cautions (23 January 2015) See 1 other result from this answer
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2014 to Question 214936, how many such cautions were issued in each police force area.
- Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Libya (23 January 2015)
Anna Soubry: ...by UK training team members on a ratio of 10 to one. Type of visit/venue Date Number of attending GPF personnel Number of accompanying UK trainers Exercise Stanford Training Area (Norfolk) 7 August 2014 95 18 10 August 2014 31 6 11 August 2014 82 12 14 August 2014 83 12 27-31 October 2014 63 18 Salisbury Plain Training Area (Salisbury) 10...
- Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (23 January 2015)
Steve Webb: ...www.gov.uk/government/collections/winter-fuel-paymen ts-caseload-and-household-figures Available statistics for Christmas bonus payments are in the table Recipients of Christmas Bonus(*) by Geographical Area (Thousands) All (GB and Overseas) Airdrie and Shotts North Lanarkshire England Scotland Wales 2013/14 15,468 22 84 12,777 1,351 858 2012/13 15,586 22 85...
- Written Answers — Department of Health: Clinical Commissioning Groups (23 January 2015) See 1 other result from this answer
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which parliamentary constituencies are (a) completely and (b) partly within a clinical commissioning group area.
- Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services (23 January 2015)
Chris Ruane: ...of State for Health, how many people have waited for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies interventions for more than (a) 28, (b) 90 and (c) 180 days in each clinical commissioning group area.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Parking: Fees and Charges (23 January 2015)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...“grace periods” at the end of on-street paid and free parking, and looking to extend this to off-street municipal parking;Implementing a new right to allow local residents and local firms to demand a review of parking in their area, including charges and the use of yellow lines;Proposing a widening of the powers of parking adjudicators, and updating guidance so the public know...
- Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Unaccompanied-Asylum Seeking Children (23 January 2015)
James Brokenshire: ...(Member states of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein). The Government will continue to consider the application of the UK’s right to opt in to forthcoming EU legislation in the area of justice and home affairs on a case by case basis, with a view to maximising our country’s security, protecting Britain’s civil liberties and our ability to...