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Warwick (1,100TH Anniversary) (17 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Edward Vaizey: ...economy. Our heritage buildings not only provide a wonderful backdrop for the running of modern businesses, but are modern businesses in their own right, attracting thousands of visitors. Around 80,000 people a year visit Warwick town, and many more visit the surrounding area. I know that my hon. Friend has done extraordinary work as a Member of Parliament to promote tourism and discuss...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Food Banks (17 December 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

George Eustice: ...sector. This Friday, I will again be visiting a food bank in my constituency, run by Don Gardner, who is involved in the local church, and by many other able volunteers and church groups in the area. I also pay tribute to hon. Members who took part in the recent all-party group inquiry into hunger and food poverty. We have heard some good contributions from my hon. Friends the Members for...

Greyhound Welfare (17 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

George Eustice: ...in this context would already be a breach of the Gambling Act 2005, which, as my hon. Friend will know, given his background in this, sets out many provisions in this regard. We should also recognise that the GBGB has done some good work in this area. It has taken it quite seriously, spending more than 640,000 a year on drug sampling and research to ensure that it is able to detect...

International Money Transfer Charges (17 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Andrea Leadsom: ...same time, it should protect and support legitimate businesses and, in particular, critical lifelines for countries such as Somalia. In conclusion, as the Prime Minister set out earlier today, this is a very complicated area, but I would like to reassure the right hon. Lady that the Government are committed to doing what we can to keep remittances flowing and the costs down.

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (Abolition of Social Sector Size Criteria) (17 December 2014) See 9 other results from this debate

John Robertson: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I wonder whether you could protect this Back Bencher from a Minister making a statement that I never made. I never said we were the worst area of all. I said we were one of the worst. That is completely different. [Interruption.]

Post Office Mediation Scheme — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (17 December 2014)

Kevan Jones: ...from her to get the Post Office not only to admit the mistakes it has made, but to sort this scandal out. People’s lives have been ruined—decent, honest and hard-working people. That is just not fair. If it happened in any other area of life, it would be a national scandal. It is a national scandal in my opinion. I am looking to the Minister to ensure that something gets done....

Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2014: Motion to Approve (17 December 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...him and wishing him an enjoyable retirement with his wife, Jan. David Trowbridge retired in March this year. He had many years’ service in reprographics and witnessed a huge amount of technological change—an area where office work has changed enormously. His retirement is allowing him to devote more time to his great interests of gardening—I am all in favour of...

Recall of MPs Bill: Second Reading (17 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Soley: ...a scapegoat. You have to accept a kicking in politics. That is a harsh reality of political activity. You will never be truly popular, although as the noble Lord, Lord Hamilton, was implying you might be the least unpopular in your particular area. That is the basis on which we win elections. But I have been concerned for some time about the way in which we are eroding the rights of the...

Women’s Refuges (Provision and Eligibility) (17 December 2014)

Norman Baker: ...refuge provision. Between April and October 2014, four local authorities issued tenders that included local connection rules saying that 70% to 80% of the refuge spaces in the service have to be reserved for women and children who live in the local area. Four local authority tenders for domestic violence services run by a non-specialist organisation did not include refuge provision, which...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Al-Sweady Inquiry Report (17 December 2014)

Michael Fallon: My hon. Friend makes the very important point that we need to reflect on the extent to which these lies and untruths were believed by the local community in the area. He makes the point all the more powerfully because of his personal experience and knowledge—not simply of Iraq, but of that particular province of Iraq. I will certainly reflect further on the point he makes about the role...

Police: Funding — Question (17 December 2014)

Lord Bates: I acknowledge the noble Lord’s great expertise in this area. The current Commissioner of the Met, while warning about cuts, also said that cuts without reform would not work. I think that everyone is signed up to the fact that there needs to be reform. What that reform should be is where the debate lies. Our argument is that perhaps there is greater room for the reform of...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Ebola (17 December 2014)

Justine Greening: ...steps themselves to reduce the risk of catching Ebola. Of course, the work we are doing in putting in place safe burial teams, which are now burying 100% of bodies safely in the main western area zone and 95% across the country, is one of the key ways in which we can stop the infection from spreading further.

Alcohol-related Disease — Question (17 December 2014)

Earl Howe: My Lords, increasingly, GPs are being made aware of the need to upskill in this area. Of course, it is not just GPs but local authorities who have responsibilities in the arena of public health to make sure that excessive drinking is discouraged. I can write to the noble Lord with the precise details of the GP training that I am aware of.

NHS: Dermatology Services — Question (17 December 2014)

Lord Walton of Detchant: ...of doctors into a particular specialty is the example that they respect from their teachers. Many years ago when I was dean of medicine in Newcastle, the standard of dermatological services in the area was relatively poor. The appointment of a new professor who had a stimulating effect on teaching and recruitment made an immense difference. What are the Government doing to encourage...

Housing Need (Treasury Assistance) (17 December 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: ...St Ives (Andrew George) on securing the debate. He recognised the importance and significance of housing need and housing pressure, while acknowledging the work that the Government have done in the area. Hon. Members come up against many pressures and concerns in their constituencies regarding the affordability of home ownership. There is no doubt that that has been a challenge for the...

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — BMI Pension Fund Compensation (17 December 2014)

Mark Lazarowicz: ..., Mr Sanders. The issue that I will address today is complex but it potentially directly affects many hundreds of people throughout the UK, including many people in the Edinburgh and Lothian area. In fact, one of my constituents is affected, and they have asked me to raise the issue in Parliament. I am glad to have this opportunity to do that, because the issue has wide implications beyond...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorway Service Areas (17 December 2014)

John Hayes: ...Areas in England is around 10 miles, and the longest spacing is approximately 35 miles. In the case of the longest spacing, if a driver is short of fuel and has just passed a Motorway Service Area, it is possible for the driver to use the next available junction to return to the service area they have just passed, and would therefore be closer to a service area than this.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Accidents (17 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish reported road casualty figures by severity for each (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency for each year from 2003 to 2013.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Exclusions (17 December 2014)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people of what (a) age, (b) sex and (c) ethnicity were excluded from secondary school in (i) Hackney Local Authority area, (ii) London and (iii) England since 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control (17 December 2014)

Dan Rogerson: ...local community. We recognise the challenges associated with raising funds for flood risk locally, including for the establishment of new IDBs, and are continuing to explore options in this area together with the Department for Communities and Local Government

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