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Health: Diabetes — Question for Short Debate (2 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Young of Old Scone: ...statement from NHS England and others, Five Year Forward View: Time to Deliver, was published, there was absolutely no mention of how that element of empowerment would happen. I understand that there must be priorities, so I am hoping that the next version for next year’s NHS plan will focus on that area. Perhaps we can encourage the Minister to say today what will be done to make...

Hatfield Colliery (2 July 2015)

Anna Soubry: ...noticed on yesterday’s news that the first step had been taken towards opening a 1.7 billion potash mine in North Yorkshire, with the local authority giving its approval for the mine. That will provide 1,000 permanent jobs in the area. Those of us who have lived in or represented a coalmining area will know that there is a history of coalminers travelling to find work. I...

Britain and International Security (2 July 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Tobias Ellwood: ...snappy dress sense, and I am pleased that I was there for his maiden speech— [ Interruption. ] We will not mention the hair. He spoke with pride about his constituency and has huge knowledge of the area he represents. I am sure that he will be feisty and formidable in representing his constituency, as he spelled out. My hon. Friends the Members for Filton and Bradley Stoke (Jack...

Global Challenges — Motion to Take Note (2 July 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Bach: ...8212;by whom I mean all our diplomats and all those who work for us at home and abroad—who not only protect our country’s interests, which is vital, but seek to build a better world. All the global challenges that are in the title of this debate are connected. Mass migration is an area where until recently the European Union—and I am afraid that includes the UK,...

Iranian Nuclear Programme (2 July 2015)

Ian Austin: ...its strategic co-operation with Israel against shared threats, including Iranian behaviour? I have put lots of questions to the Minister, and I appreciate that the debate taking place in the main Chamber means that he is having to deal with a policy area for which he is not personally and directly responsible, but I would be grateful if he could answer my questions either in the debate or,...

[Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] — Sustainable Development Goals (Education) (2 July 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Desmond Swayne: ...we can provide the finance to deliver the goal. I think that we have to take a step back and consider policy and what we can do to address the needs of lifelong learning in a way that goes well beyond the emphasis on primary education. We are already active in that area. We have been supplying early years education for 150,000 children in Burma, and through the organisation BRAC in...

Human Rights and Civil Liberties — Motion to Take Note (2 July 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord Faulks: ...over disability rights, and made some valuable points about the need not to characterise or mischaracterise those with disabilities—and how we as a Government, or any Government, should tread very carefully in this area. In a debate involving the Liberal Democrats, it was perhaps no surprise that the noble Lord, Lord Roberts, mentioned the perennial subject of electoral reform, and...

Isil — Question (2 July 2015)

Lord Trimble: ..., has the Minister seen the speculation in the press recently that the Turkish Government may be about to intervene in Syria to create a safe haven and prevent the creation of a Kurdish-controlled area? If he has seen that speculation, would he like to comment on it?

Cyprus — Question (2 July 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Anderson of Swansea: ...Cypriots, there is now a new atmosphere and a new move forward? Two days ago, serious negotiations began. Can the Minister confirm, first, that the offer to release part of the sovereign base area remains on table? How is it that the guarantor power status—post-colonialism and post-1960—still appears relevant when it is not and Cyprus is now a full member of the European Union?

Devolution — Question (2 July 2015)

Lord Dunlop: I acknowledge the noble Lord’s great expertise in this area. The Government are addressing the various strands of our constitution in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. Our priority is to deliver those commitments rather than spending time on a constitutional convention. Of course, if others want to set up their own convention they are welcome to do so. I read with interest...

Business of the House (2 July 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Chris Grayling: I pay the warmest of tributes to my hon. Friend for the work that she has done in this important area. She represents a city that has experienced some of the worst examples of child sex abuse. She and I have talked to some of those involved. The way in which she has dealt with this as a constituency MP has been absolutely exemplary. This is a matter that this House can, must and will come...

Attorney General: Forced Marriage (2 July 2015)

Robert Buckland: ...and learning support to its prosecutors on cases of forced marriage to raise their awareness of the issues involved, which includes the important work of joint workshops with the police in every CPS area to tackle this menace.

Women and Equalities: Female Genital Mutilation (2 July 2015)

Stephen Phillips: We are coming to that time of year when girls are trafficked abroad for this barbaric practice to be undertaken. Does the Minister agree that it is critically important in this area to ensure that health care and safeguarding professionals have full and proper support to tackle FGM? What is she doing to ensure that that is the case this year?

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning (2 July 2015)

Andrea Leadsom: .... Therefore, my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State has no plans to raise with my rt. hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer the issue of providing further specific further tax relief in this area.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling: Tyne and Wear (2 July 2015)

Robert Goodwill: ...for cycle infrastructure improvements are primarily the responsibility of the relevant local transport authority, the Department for Transport is supporting cycle improvements in the Newcastle city area through the Cycle City Ambition programme. We are investing 16.3m in local schemes that seek to kick-start a cycling revolution in Newcastle. When combined with local funding...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Crime: Victims (2 July 2015)

Robert Buckland: .... This includes drawing the court’s attention to its powers to award compensation and inviting them to make such an order where appropriate. Northamptonshire is part of the CPS East Midlands Area and the Area applies the national guidance which has been issued both in respect of the VPS and also compensation claims.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Saudi Arabia: Festivals and Special Occasions (2 July 2015)

Nicholas Boles: ...and deceptive practices. The relevant enforcement agencies are already taking steps to improve their ability to tackle such exploitation. National Trading Standards has made enforcement in this area one of its national priorities and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, operated by the City of London Police, is running a Hajj Fraud National Awareness campaign designed to inform...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Sentencing (2 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) males and (b) females received each sentencing outcome for each type of offence in each police force area in the most recent year for which information is available; and what the average custodial sentence length was for each gender for each offence type in each police force area.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Community Rehabilitation Companies: Redundancy (2 July 2015)

Andrew Selous: ...the size of the contract being managed. While it is for CRC owners to implement and oversee redundancy schemes, CMTs are ensuring that CRC owners adhere to their contractual obligations in this area. CMTs are able to draw upon commercial, financial and legal expertise from within the wider Ministry in delivering this role.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis (2 July 2015) See 2 other results from this answer

Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the size of the burden of work on farmers involved in setting up an area for the purpose of badger cull trials.

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