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Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Tributes to the Rt Hon Lord Bannside, Former First Minister (15 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Mervyn Storey: ...The thumping majorities that he achieved in each election are testament to his devotion to public service and the popularity with his people.  Since the sad news broke of Dr Paisley's death, I have met countless constituents over the weekend from throughout the area who have told me personal accounts of how he had helped them and their family in their circumstances with their...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Gordon Brown: ...to uphold these pledges, which said specifically that the 0.7% target would be legislated for and put on the statute book by this House and by the House of Lords. We have not even recently kept the promises that we made in another area. “Why have you abandoned us?”—the five words that a young girl from Syria said to me when she was pleading for help for her country and...

Primary School Places (Bromley) (12 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

David Laws: ...of funding by my Department, which is around a third of the total basic need allocation for the whole of England. Ensuring that every child is able to attend a good or outstanding school in their local area is at the heart of the Government’s comprehensive programme of reform of the school system. To achieve our aims, we have announced the provision of £2.35 billion to help...

Household Safety (Carbon Monoxide Detectors) Bill (12 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Andrew Bingham: ...price will come down. If the Bill becomes law, there would be an increased use of such detectors and—just as we have seen with many devices—the more that are sold, the lower the price becomes. Rental properties are another area affected, and particularly student accommodation where a landlord has not taken proper precautions. There have been several tragic stories up and down...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 September 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Philip Davies: ...of the argument being heard. That would rather demean them and their view of democracy and debate. I just say that in passing. The Bill raises a number of questions. Does aid actually work? That is a legitimate area for debate. Should we spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid? That is another area of debate. Finally, should that spending be put into law? This Bill is gesture politics...

Government Strategy Against IS (12 September 2014)

David Lidington: ...we can to safeguard the position of Christian and other minorities in Iraq. The best and most rapid way to do that will be to re-establish the authority of the legitimate Iraqi authorities over the area now being terrorised by ISIL. I can say to the House that, as well as the political work on reconciliation being carried out in Baghdad, the Iraqi army, after initial reverses, are now...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Ecofin (12 September 2014)

George Osborne: ...measures to improve the financing of the real economy. Working Session 2 There will be the usual discussion on the economic outlook and financial stability issue, which will likely consider the euro area’s outlook, developments on inflation and growth and potentially issues relating to the ongoing situation in Ukraine. In preparation of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Housing Standards (12 September 2014)

Stephen Williams: ...development is sustainable. We will also publish a national space standard for new dwellings to enable local authorities, communities and neighbourhoods to influence the size of development in their local area. We are setting out how the new system will be implemented and the transitional arrangements. This includes the steps to ensure a seamless transition in delivering zero carbon homes...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — BacKBench Business — Kashmir (11 September 2014) See 13 other results from this debate

Tobias Ellwood: ...civil society agencies. The British Government stand ready to assist where appropriate. Our travel advice has been updated to take account of the current flooding, and we advise all British nationals in the area to take extreme care and to contact our consular staff in case of emergency. The UK Government recognise the importance of a strong relationship between India and Pakistan not only...

Flood Protection (West Kent) (11 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Dan Rogerson: ...Stanley) on securing this debate, in which he has given us the benefit of his long-standing knowledge of this catchment and of the effects of its management during the time he has represented the area. To have one’s home or business flooded is a devastating experience. I know that all of us in the House would want to extend our sympathy to all those who have previously been affected....

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 39 - Defence of slavery or trafficking victims compelled to commit an offence (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

David Burrowes: Would it possible to have some correspondence with the DPP that the Committee can see? Statutory defence is a complicated area of law, but  it is also an important one, particularly in dealing with the issue of compulsion and how it relates to the child. It would be helpful and reassuring to receive the DPP’s view of the debate today.

Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Gurkha Pensions (11 September 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Alison Seabeck: ...we must be clear that the UK Government’s policy has to be consistent and fair. What has been sought would not be in line with policy offered to other former servicemen from abroad and with wider UK immigration policy. This is a highly emotive area, but the Home Office has very clear rules about this, and those rules need to be acknowledged.

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 37 (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

Mark Durkan: I make it clear that, contrary to what the Minister said, my amendment would not include the authorities, but would allow for the inclusion of authorities in the devolved area under devolved choice. So the point that she made about the principle of choice, and not transgressing on choice or the rightful locus of devolved authorities, is taken care of in the amendment.

Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries (11 September 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: ...back to the statement that was made by the Chancellor in 2011. We announced measures in the Budget this year, but we know that more needs to be done, so we will follow this matter through. We are continuing work in this area securing investment in low carbon technologies; supporting the development of a wider range of alternative energy sources; and working with individual industries as...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 36 - Strategic plans and annual reports (11 September 2014)

Diana Johnson: ...I simply want to be clear about what the Minister thinks the report will receive in terms of parliamentary time and scrutiny, because that is important. I also wanted to note that when the Joint Committee looked at the area of reports, it recognised that, as I referred to earlier, the Government were concerned that certain information that might cause problems—whether for national...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 35 - General functions of Commissioner (11 September 2014) See 2 other results from this clause

Diana Johnson: ...stress again that if we really are serious about saying to the anti-slavery commissioner, “If something comes up that they feel they must look at”, paragraph (d) in the amendment— “any other area which the Commissioner feels is relevant”— would allow the anti-slavery commissioner to have that wider approach. I still think the Minister’s proposal is...

Business of the House (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Diana Johnson: The latest figures show that Hull, which is the 10th most deprived area in the country, will lose £628 per household during the course of this Parliament, whereas Elmbridge in Surrey will gain £41 per household. May we please have a debate before the local government settlement in December to look at the fairness or unfairness of the way in which the coalition Government allocate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Investment in Science (11 September 2014)

Rob Wilson: ...is an outstanding higher education institution and will shortly welcome thousands of new students, who will receive a high-quality education. The university contributes to jobs and growth in the area and is planning a new science park. Will my right hon. Friend assure me that the autumn statement will reflect further support for science and the plans and priorities of universities such as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Diana Johnson: ...not to become our competitors. The Government set up the UK Green Investment Bank in 2012 to boost investment in green technology and enterprise across the United Kingdom. With Hull and the Humber area emerging as a major UK centre for green energy and renewables, we would have extended a very warm welcome to having the bank in Hull. However, as we all know, its main headquarters is in...

Written Answers — Home Department: Counter-terrorism: Cardiff (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the support given to the Cardiff Prevent priority area by the Office of Security and Counter Terrorism.

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