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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (13 May 2016)

Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields) Bill - 2nd reading (day 2) – Tom Pursglove. Legislation

Business of the House (28 Apr 2016)

Chris Grayling: On the subject of Workers’ Memorial Day, may I first say that this country is a better place than it was in the past? Representing an area where there have been large industrial accidents in the past, the hon. Gentleman is right not only to recognise the progress that has been made, but to remember those who died before progress was made. None of us would wish to go back to those days....

Mental Health Services: Haringey (28 Apr 2016)

Alistair Burt: ...issues faced by an outer London borough with inner London problems. I still very much remember that time and the work that was done by very good councillors who were trying to do their best in that area. My speech will necessarily be short, but I say right at the beginning that I share the concerns expressed by both colleagues. I will ensure that the meeting that the right hon. Gentleman...

HMRC: Building Our Future Plan (28 Apr 2016)

Chris Stephens: ...all the nations of the United Kingdom, because this issue affects all the nations of the United Kingdom. We heard some excellent points, particularly on HMRC offices being the largest employer in an area in many instances. Let me say to the Minister that it is cavalier to suggest that employees dragged into one-to-one meetings are denied trade union representation, and he really should...

The Economy - Motion to Take Note (28 Apr 2016)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...committed to that. Topic four is productivity, which itself took more time and had more contributions than I will have a chance to do justice to. Very briefly, with respect to the very interesting comments of the noble Lord, Lord Mawson, about technology, young people and the health service, this is a major area where things will happen the scale and dimensions of which most of us in this...

Backbench Business - World Autism Awareness Weekbackbench Business (28 Apr 2016)

Alistair Burt: [Laughter.] Let me add my congratulations to my right hon. Friend the Member for Chesham and Amersham (Mrs Gillan) on securing the debate and on the extraordinary work she has done over the years in this area. We really are all indebted to her. In a recent Adjournment debate, I recognised the need for a fuller discussion and mentioned that we could do with this debate, and I am...

Backbench Business: Digital Records in the NHS — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (28 Apr 2016)

George Freeman: be lead champion, to explain and to be a point of patient information in the NHS. Through the creation of my role, we have for the first time created a single ministerial portfolio with responsibility for this area. Until the post was created, every Minister in the Department had a little bit of information and digitalisation in their portfolio, which in many ways was appropriate but...

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Investigatory Powers Commissioner and other Judicial Commissioners (28 Apr 2016)

Keir Starmer: ...deployment. I suppose what I am saying is this: what, over and above the other qualities that they have already proven, is needed in this case? There is the expertise; there is the knowledge of the area. Those are all matters that the Judicial Appointments Commission or the Lord Chief Justice would have strong views on, and probably better views than the Prime Minister, because they are...

Rural Schools - Question (28 Apr 2016)

Lord Storey: ...part of multi-academy trusts, does the Minister agree that such a trust must have its other schools within that community, not outside it? In other words, the trust should be only in that county area. Secondly, we have seen governing bodies of trust schools being abolished. Can he assure us that every village school will keep its governing body?

Trade Union Bill (Discussions) (28 Apr 2016)

Nicholas Boles: My hon. Friend’s father did not just make it to other place, but made it into the Cabinet and was a very significant performer in the area of employment law and industrial relations, so we have much to learn from his work. My hon. Friend is right. I hope it is not breaking a confidence to say that I have had conversations with other Members of the House who were deeply concerned about...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: A30 and A303 Upgrade (28 Apr 2016)

Andrew Jones: The first road investment strategy did include some smaller scale improvements to that section of the road to improve safety and journey quality. However, it is a very challenging area in which to make improvements: it is a protected landscape and a very beautiful area, as my hon. Friend showed me when he drove me along the routes last summer and I heard at first hand the opportunity...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Airport Expansion (South East) (28 Apr 2016)

Tania Mathias: On 24 March, as chair of the all-party group on Heathrow and the wider economy, I wrote to the Secretary of State with 64 questions about his Department’s work in that area. Unfortunately, I have received answers to none of those questions. Will he accept that it is essential to address important questions on noise, air quality and deliverability before he makes this decision, so as to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Regional Airports (28 Apr 2016)

Patrick McLoughlin: ...he is not so keen on high-speed links. I certainly commend what is happening at Luton airport. A few months ago I saw the regeneration work going on there, which is proving important for the wider area as well.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (28 Apr 2016)

John Mann: With the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers, can we get a helping hand to do up Retford railway station, including the car parking, so that people can see the best of British when they visit my area?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: HM Coastguard (28 Apr 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...with the landlord. (c) Stopping the survey functions from the Harwich Marine Office, based at Walton-on-the Naze, will introduce minimal cost savings to the MCA. Moving to a new location in the Ipswich area would improve survey and inspection service capability to customers and is a better option for support to Her Majesty’s Coastguard Coastal Safety management teams. The Harwich...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Industry (28 Apr 2016)

Marcus Jones: ...growth will see the benefits. We will be giving councils the power to cut the business rates multiplier to improve the business environment for enterprise and attract further businesses to their area. But we recognise that not all councils are the same. In setting up this system we will ensure that there is redistribution between councils so that areas do not lose out just because they...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Statistics (28 Apr 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...also welcome applications from candidates who do not have a degree but can demonstrate significant experience in a statistics related field, plus continuing professional development in a relevant area that leads to qualifications (for example the RSS Higher Certificate).

Written Answers — Home Office: Crime: Morecambe and Lunesdale (28 Apr 2016)

Mike Penning: available), and by 7% in the year to the end of December 2014. Over the same period, the number of crimes recorded by the police rose (including in the Lancaster Community Safety Partnership area, which covers Morecombe and Lunesdale). ONS have been clear that rises in police recorded crime are largely the result of more victims coming forward to report certain offences and improvements...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Voluntary Work: Young People (28 Apr 2016)

Rob Wilson: ...young people in Kettering have participated in NCS over the past three years. The NCS Trust does not collect data at a constituency level. Therefore, the figures below are for the local authority area of Northamptonshire: 2013 – 542 participants 2014 – 1,032 participants 2015 – 1,103 participants

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries (28 Apr 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...8217;s White Paper: ‘The process for withdrawing from the European Union’, published on 29 February, the withdrawal process is unprecedented. No country has ever used Article 50 and this will be an area of discussion with EU member states in such a scenario.

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