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Consumer Rights Bill — Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...leaseholders and tenants with protection from a landlord seeking to recover the costs incurred through proceedings at court or tribunal through their service charges. This is obviously a sensitive area for both leaseholders and landlords and it is important to get the right balance. It is of course important that leaseholders are provided with protections but also that the law creates...

Houses of Parliament: World Heritage Site — Question for Short Debate (26 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...history, and we have a responsibility to ensure its conservation. More than 1 million people, including 40,000 schoolchildren, visit the palace each year; millions more are drawn to the Westminster area. The noble Baroness, Lady Boothroyd, has demonstrated tonight, as she has throughout her long and distinguished career in public service, her devotion to the Houses of Parliament and to all...

Consumer Rights Bill — Report (3rd Day) (26 November 2014) See 15 other results from this debate

Baroness Jolly: .... The promise of a software or hardware gizmo to protect our children is seductive. Yet even with filters on, in possession of excellent digital skills and with a sensible head on their shoulders, children will still have worrying experiences in this area, whether through exposure to inappropriate content via a text message, or witnessing abusive comments online or in other situations. As...

Telecoms Industry (Mis-Selling) (26 November 2014)

John Healey: ...salesman, Mark Jennings, must have said to Mr Jones in the salon about the cost of the Unicom contracts. The ombudsman failed to uphold any aspect of Mr Jones’s complaint, ruling instead in Unicom’s favour and going further, saying that the company had done nothing wrong and need not make any concessions. That brings me back to Unicom and the fourth area of serious criticism....

Deferred Divisions: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (26 November 2014)

Diana Johnson: ...of proscribed organisations. The Intelligence and Security Committee report published yesterday highlighted the low number of prosecutions and the difficulties the police face in obtaining prosecutions in this area. What do the Government intend to do to address this problem? In particular, does the Minister think that the way of defining terror for the purpose of proscription is...

Opposition Day: Government Policies (Wales) (26 November 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Nia Griffith: ...in those areas to succeed. My hon. Friend the Member for Vale of Clwyd explained clearly the impact in real terms of the reduction of the Welsh budget by 1.5 billion and the cuts to services. He also graphically pointed out that his area has one of the highest per working age adult losses—it is some 1,400. My hon. Friend the Member for Ogmore (Huw Irranca-Davies) gave a...

Gleision Mine (26 November 2014)

Peter Hain: ...stand at the mine entrance amid rescue workers and police, the mines inspector showed me the same mine plan from which Fyfield and the men were working. It showed clearly that they were mining directly towards an area in the old mine workings marked “Old Central Workings and Underground Water”. I have the mine plan here. The mines inspector expressed his surprise at this, and...

Roads in Sittingbourne and Sheppey (26 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

John Hayes: ...great importance to him, and he has emphasised that it was not the first time he had drawn it to the attention of the House. My hon. Friend highlighted the issue of congestion on the major roads in his area, and he needs to know that I acknowledge that concern and recognise its consequences. It is vital for us all to understand the connection between good transport links and economic...

Illegal Encampments (East of England) — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (26 November 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Brandon Lewis: ...need, to act swiftly. Councils and landowners can obtain a possession order to remove trespassers from land. They can apply to the courts for pre-emptive injunctions, which prevent unauthorised camping in a defined geographical area. In addition, we have lifted the previous Administration’s restrictions on the use of temporary stop notices, giving councils more freedom to take early...

Divorce: Effect on Children — Question (26 November 2014)

Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia: My Lords, I speak as one of the evil lawyers who practise in this area of the law. Does the Minister recognise that children’s disputes are very difficult to settle when financial disputes are rampaging through the courts? It is very difficult to settle financial disputes, particularly in non-wealthy families. The wealthy of course have the privilege of spending as much money as they...

Opposition Day: [10th alloted day] — The Economy (26 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Gordon Birtwistle: I am very grateful for that intervention. I am delighted that my hon. Friend’s area is doing so well. [Interruption.] The comments about “five months” really do not do this debate justice. We are talking about real people doing real things and creating the wealth for this country. That is what I want to talk about. I do not want to talk about who might lose a seat in five...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (26 November 2014)

David Cameron: ...and pulled it between the NHS and social services to make sure that they can work together. It is absolutely vital that we do that, and I am sure that the hon. Gentleman is working in his local area to make sure that that happens.

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — Remploy Workers (26 November 2014)

Nia Griffith: ...to help. The Welsh Government have put in support through the employer’s support grant, which encourages employers to take on additional workers, and there has been some success in the Swansea area in setting up successors to the Remploy factories. However, the climate is difficult and those measures cannot account for all the former workers. Therefore, although we have one or two...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria (26 November 2014)

Tobias Ellwood: ...Aleppo is under pressure from President Assad’s forces. Assad’s regime is currently seeking to encircle Aleppo, and applying pressure to the 300,000 civilians and the moderate opposition in the area, whilst also bombarding the area with barrel bombs and artillery. The moderate opposition – many of them Aleppo civilians themselves – are in Aleppo supporting and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: British Nationals Abroad (26 November 2014)

Esther McVey: ...and are not recorded by the Department. The Department collects information on the numbers but not the nationality of claimants in receipt of exportable UK benefits in the European Economic Area (EEA). The actual costs are not recorded separately.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis (26 November 2014)

George Eustice: ...government around 100m per year. Additionally it is estimated to cost English livestock farmers tens of millions of pounds. The average cost to a farmer of each TB herd breakdown in the High Risk Area has been estimated at around 14,000. The average cost to a farmer of each routine TB test has been estimated at around 350.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries: Quotas (26 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Alison Seabeck: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the UK's annual quota for skate and rays was in each ICES area in each year since 2000; and what the annual take up of the annual allocations by the UK was in each ICES area.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: EU Grants and Loans (26 November 2014)

Penny Mordaunt: ...2000-06 programme under the last Labour Government: only 93% of the allocation was ever committed, leaving 392 million of uncommitted resources; of which 48 million was uncommitted in the West Midlands Objective 2 area, 64 million uncommitted in the North West Objective 2 area, and 38 million uncommitted in the Yorkshire and the Humber Objective 2 area. In this...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Energy Companies Obligation (26 November 2014)

Amber Rudd: ...that benefited from Affordable Warmth measures whose primary fuel type was not mains gas up to 30 June 2014 was 1.1%. However, this is not an indicator of whether households were in an ‘off gas grid area’. The monthly Green Deal/Energy Company Obligation (ECO) statistical release published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change presents the number of measures installed...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Low Pay (26 November 2014)

John Denham: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of (a) men and (b) women in (i) full-time and (ii) part-time work in each (A) local authority area and (B) parliamentary constituency earning less than the living wage.

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