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Notice Period for Amendment to Public Bills: Advertising Standards Authority (23 May 2016)

John Glen: ...academic conventions for displaying qualifications, why was the evidence of those consultations not made available and cited specifically in the judgment? If the ASA is not seen to make use of readily available expertise in such an important area as academia, it is difficult for it to retain its full credibility as a self-regulating body. Will the Minister require the ASA to publish when...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Earl Howe: ...missions. Simultaneously, we will continue to use our influence to defend human rights. Opening this debate, my noble friend spoke movingly about the importance of preventing sexual violence in conflict. This is just one area where we are working hard to defend the values of tolerance that are the cornerstone of our nation. The third principle behind the gracious Speech is that defence and...

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Norman Lamb: ...critically, for the social care system. Also, we should consider the case for a dedicated health and social care tax. That has been proposed by people from across the political spectrum. It is the only area of public policy where there is an inexorable rise in demand, yet by protecting the NHS we disproportionately cut other areas of public service. It therefore seems to me that there is a...

Uk Economy: Post-Referendum Assessment (23 May 2016)

Liam Fox: ...my hon. Friend has had to come to the House to defend this disreputable, shabby and misleading report. The last Treasury report set out three scenarios, including membership of the European economic area. Why was that left out of this report, and was the permanent secretary in agreement with that major departure from normal procedure?

Dietary Advice and Childhood Obesity Strategy (23 May 2016)

Alistair Burt: Tempting though it is to use my temporary position for a whole range of announcements in relation to this area, I think that would be unwise. I can inform my hon. Friend that I have him on an accumulator with my hon. Friend the Member for Bury North (Mr Nuttall); I am not saying who is the final part of it. No, the Government will stick to their declared policy in relation to sugary drinks....

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Yorkshire and the Humber (23 May 2016)

Karen Bradley: .... The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates’ courts and found guilty at all courts for offences related to human trafficking and forced labour in the Humberside Police Force Area, from 2010 to 2015 was four. This is recorded on the basis the location of the magistrates’ court where proceedings started, and hence it may be that an offence recorded in Humberside...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium (23 May 2016)

Sam Gyimah: ...in performance tables and Ofsted inspection. Where concerns are raised about the performance of an academy then they are addressed by the Regional School Commissioner with responsibility for that area. The Department also takes seriously any concerns about the financial management of a school. We are aware of the findings of the Ofsted report on Audenshaw School relating to its use of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Apprentices (23 May 2016)

Mark Lancaster: ...as having No NVQ. These soldiers come from Corps that commence their apprenticeships at the start of Phase 2 training but undertake some generic training but are not streamed into a specific trade area until later in training. These soldiers are also enrolled without a main aim until their specialisation is confirmed.

Written Answers — Department of Health: School Meals (23 May 2016)

Tim Farron: ...for maintaining food hygiene standards in state funded primary and secondary schools; and what steps he is taking to support those schools which are found to be in need of improvement in that area.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Sustainable Development (23 May 2016)

George Freeman: ...to build on this to present an overall strategy for their geographic footprint and identify the 3-5 key priorities required to realise their vision. These priorities will not be the same for each area. Those areas with more advanced plans will be expected, in addition, to set out how they will deliver a number of national priorities including improvements in mental health services. In...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Sustainable Development (23 May 2016)

George Freeman: .... Where plans propose service changes, formal consultation will follow in due course in line with good practice and legislative requirements. The arm’s length bodies will be holding conversations with each area to assess their plans for local engagement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Security (23 May 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: All employees with access to a security restricted area of an UK airport and access to aircraft undergo, as a minimum, background and criminal record checks, on recruitment and thereafter. Those undertaking aviation security duties are subject to additional security vetting. We keep our aviation security measures under constant review in light of new threat information from a wide range of...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...strengthening national security while living within our means. I must endorse the comment by my noble friend Lord Suri about our gracious Queen. I was very glad, as he was, to see the proposals for prisons. This is an area that will be discussed on another day but it was one on which I worked when I was at Downing Street. The noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, made some very good points about...

Petition - Closure of Lloyds Bank in Bredbury (19 May 2016)

William Wragg: .... Following is the full text of the petition: [The petition of residents of the UK, Declares that the proposed closure of the Bredbury branch of Lloyds Bank will have a negative impact on the local area; further that vulnerable members of the community will struggle if the bank closes as most do not use online banking; further that the bank staff deal with many different situations with...

Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure (19 May 2016)

Brandon Lewis: ...contributions to the debate from Members across the House. My hon. Friend the Member for Hazel Grove (William Wragg) stated his desire for more neighbourhood planning and outlined his work to support that not just in his area, but with Civic Voice more generally. I have already spoken to the Campaign to Protect Rural England, the National Association of Local Councils, and the Royal Town...

Junior Doctors Contract (19 May 2016)

Jeremy Hunt: ..., but it means that they need to have someone who is not their line manager. They will go to their line manager in the first instance, but they need to have someone independent and separate. One area where we have made the most progress during the past few months, even before the past 10 days of talks, is on establishing how these guardians can work in a way that has the trust of both the...

Business of the House (19 May 2016)

Patrick Grady: ...anniversary; notes that the team’s first recorded match was played at Overnewton Park, Partick, on 19 February 1876, and that since 1909 the club has been based at Firhill Stadium in the Maryhill area of Glasgow; welcomes the economic, social and cultural contribution the club has made to the city throughout its history; further notes, in particular, its commitment to promoting a...

Scottish Parliament: Ministers and Junior Ministers (19 May 2016)

Willie Rennie: ...the decision to keep Michael Matheson as Cabinet Secretary for Justice. That will bring continuity to a portfolio that has been under significant turmoil in the past few years. He has brought a sense of calm to the area. I welcome that, and we will be working closely with him on that portfolio. Finally, Fergus Ewing has an enormous task to get the farm payments fiasco back on track and to...

Aviation Noise (18 May 2016)

Andrew Jones: .... However, before making a decision on the preferred option at either Heathrow or Gatwick, he made it clear that a package of further work is required. In addition, as I mentioned earlier, we have been considering our policies in the area of noise and airspace more generally. My Department plans to publish a consultation on national airspace and noise policy, which will include the...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Sammy Wilson: ...being devolved many of the macroeconomic decisions that are made here then have an impact on the regions of the United Kingdom. There needs to be a greater recognition by the Government that far too much economic activity is concentrated in one area. That is to the detriment of the country as a whole. It wastes resources. It means that infrastructure is left working to less than full...


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