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Cyber-Bullying and Digital Anonymity (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Michael Penning: .... Trolls need to know that they will be prosecuted and that the action that will be taken is international. I can assure my hon. Friend that I will have international meetings in this difficult area. I will also let the Ministers in all the different Government Departments know what I have said at the Dispatch Box today, and tell them that we are coming together as a Government to ensure...

Young People: Alternatives to University — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014) See 10 other results from this debate

Lord Monks: ...be sexy, but he keeps trying and is always very interesting on this subject. I thank everybody who contributed to this important debate. We must raise the attention, interest and dynamism behind the area of vocational education and training for these young people, and I hope that this is the first point in a lot of attention that this House gives to the subject. Motion agreed.

Backbench Business: Oral Hormone Pregnancy Tests (23 October 2014)

John McDonnell: .... For too long, the pharmaceutical industry has dominated Government policy in a number of areas, including this one. So I say to the Minister that this is a test case about who governs this country in the area of drugs safety and about the medical safety and security that we offer our constituents. I see no reason for the Government to deny the full publication of all the documentation...

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Communicating Climate Science (23 October 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Andrew Miller: ...which is bonkers. We must get away from that, and from editorial comment such as the one my hon. Friend mentioned from The Times, and be pro-active about encouraging newspaper editors and journalists to improve their use of language about the subject. This is a hugely important area; if we do not carry the public with us, and should the scientific consensus prove correct, as I believe it...

Construction Industry — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Lord Young of Norwood Green: ..., Labour is announcing three key policies. These will make sure that local communities have the power to build the homes that are needed in the places that people want to live; that local councils produce a plan for home building in their area and allocate sufficient land for development to meet the needs of people in the area—there are still too many local authorities that have not...

Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Graham Allen: ...when a general election is to take place and when the Executive can be replaced is one of the hallmarks of a modern democracy. We are not yet there, but we have made progress in some areas in recent years. One such area is having a fixed-term Parliament. I say to the hon. Gentleman, whom I have known for many years, that this idea that somehow this Parliament, rather than the Executive, is...

NHS: Five Year Forward View — Statement (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Earl Howe: My noble friend has alighted on an area to which the whole Government will have to give very careful thought. It is not simply a matter for my department. This will entail cross-departmental scrutiny and agreement. However, on the strength of the performance of local authorities in grasping the public health agenda, as they have very enthusiastically, I am sure that we should look at that...

Royal Assent: Five Year Forward View (23 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Paul Burstow: ...to mental health. Parity of esteem is an established idea, but it has not yet been incorporated into NHS practice, so we still have further to go. Does the Secretary of State agree that another area in which we need to go further is perinatal mental health, where the cost to society, to mothers and to generations runs into billions? If the NHS could do a bit more in that regard, it would...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Improvements (Nettleton Bottom and Crickley Hill) (23 October 2014)

Laurence Robertson: I thank the Minister for that response. He will be aware that the Secretary of State recently visited the area called “the missing link” and saw for himself the difficulties and dangers of that road. I know that my right hon. Friend is a very caring and a very competent Minister, and he will be very saddened indeed by the news of yet another death on that road less than two weeks...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Tram-train Project (23 October 2014)

Claire Perry: ...the hon. Gentleman and other hon. Members who came to the fabulous presentation by the Greater Manchester transport team earlier this week, where we heard about all the exciting plans for the area. It requires a large network of private and public sector innovation and effort to deliver these vital services, which are so long overdue.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Quality Contract Board (23 October 2014)

Robert Goodwill: Representing a rural area, I am well aware of the problems of pensioners with concessionary travel passes but no buses to use them on when, in some cases, evening or weekend services have been withdrawn. The Government are contributing more than 40% of the farebox through subsidies to buses in various ways, and we are committed to improving local bus services wherever we can, working in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (23 October 2014)

Jeremy Lefroy: I welcome my right hon. Friend’s answer and all the work he is doing in this most important area. In the International Development Committee report of June last year, we recommended that the UK Government make the prevention of violence against women and girls a priority in the response to humanitarian emergencies and that UN peacekeepers should be trained in preventing and responding...

Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Topical Questions (23 October 2014)

Tom Brake: ...topical questions to the Deputy Prime Minister was extended owing to demand. The issue is that we have a limited amount of time in this House available for questions and extending questions in one area inevitably means cutting them in another.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lebanon (23 October 2014)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ..., including Human Rights Watch and the International Committee of the Red Cross to understand the exact circumstances of the case. Due to ongoing security restrictions in the geographical area, work to establish this continues. We work with our Lebanese partners to promote democracy, stability and human rights in Lebanon. We will continue to monitor and make representations to the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Occupied Territories (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about (1) the demolition of homes in the E–1 area and the bulldozing of walls, adjoining houses and land in Khillet al-Qamar and a plan to displace Bedouin in the West Bank; and (2) the destruction of the electricity network in Aqraba following the demolition of houses in al-Tawil in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Unemployed People: Travel (23 October 2014)

Lord Freud: All Jobcentre Plus District Managers have access to the Flexible Support Fund, that they can use to supplement mainstream services and to tailor support to the needs of individuals and the local area. A proportion of this fund will be spent by their Work Services Teams on discretionary awards to individual claimants, which could include helping with travel costs to attend job interviews.

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (22 October 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...The use of remote videolinks, and extending this to other non-court sites, will not require any new legislation. We have recently committed to establishing at least one non-court location in each court area for vulnerable witnesses to give their evidence, as the noble Baroness mentioned. The noble Baroness asked what else we were doing in this regard. We are using live-link technology in...

Northern Ireland: Haass Talks — Question for Short Debate (22 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Harris of Richmond: .... The work done by the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Eames, and Denis Bradley needs to be taken from the shelf, dusted down and much of it implemented, as it gave a road map for this particularly difficult area. It is crucial that victims are at the centre of any process dealing with the past, because without resolving their issues with openness and integrity, society in Northern...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Report (2nd Day) (22 October 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: .... I cannot stress enough the importance of having high-quality clinical staff available, too. This is not just about staffing the posts but having very highly trained people who want to live in that area, be there with a sufficient support infrastructure and have ongoing training and education—as well as succession planning so that one is not left with low staffing levels that could...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant (22 October 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

William McCrea: ..., Wales and Northern Ireland. He replied: “We have a particular challenge in Northern Ireland because some of the Sinn Fein-run authorities have a particular view of the covenant and what it represents. So in Northern Ireland this area is particularly sensitive and difficult”. If the Government are unwilling to fulfil their duty to implement the military covenant in Northern...

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