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Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Feb 2016)

Lord Beecham: ...an authority to act as if it were prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner”. The provision in subsection (9) requiring the authority to have regard to the guidance means that such guidance will be expected to be followed unless there are cogent reasons for not doing so. The committee concluded that, given the nature of the power conferred on local housing authorities—which would...

Opposition Day — EU Referendum: Timing (9 Feb 2016)

Ian Paisley Jnr: ...;our public, our electorate—expect much more. Although I accept the universally expressed view that the public can deal with multiple choice questions, that is not what is at stake. What is at stake is that we have a cogent, clear and sophisticated debate that deals with all the issues. Some Members have argued that the reason we can rush into this is that the issue of security has...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Report (2nd Day) (27 Jan 2016)

Baroness Sherlock: ...and compassion. I shall say a word first about the two-child policy, which I regard as a regressive piece of social policy. In Committee, we found it hard to get Ministers to put up any kind of cogent argument for the policy as a whole, so why is it being done? Whatever one may hear behind the scenes, this is not about the small number of unemployed parents with lots of children. They...

Marriage: Humanist Ceremonies — Question (21 Jan 2016)

Lord Faulks: ..., and the celebrant then goes back to the register office and the matter is registered there. The Government have considered the matter and will continue to do so, and will bear in mind the very cogent representations that have been made on behalf of humanists. At paragraph 3.20 of its report, the Law Commission said that, “activating the statutory order-making power to permit...

Immigration Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (20 Jan 2016)

Lord Green of Deddington: ...lower. If that were to happen, it would negate the whole purpose of these domestic servant visas. In conclusion, the report itself has been quoted by a number of noble Lords. In paragraph 20, it acknowledges the, “distinct lack of cogent or robust data and evidence as to the extent of such abuse”. It also acknowledges, in paragraph 14, that there is, “no empirical …...

[Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] — Universal Credit: North-West (13 Jan 2016)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ...pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Nuttall. I warmly compliment my hon. Friend the Member for St Helens South and Whiston (Marie Rimmer) both on securing the debate and on the dignified, cogent and passionate way in which she put her case this morning. The hon. Member for Weaver Vale (Graham Evans) spoke well about the staff to whom he had spoken at a Jobcentre Plus office in...

Primary Schools Admissions Criteria (7 Jan 2016)

Suella Fernandes: ...child had failed to secure a place at a particular school. Her sibling already attended it, and she had other difficulties that meant she could not easily transfer to another school. Her bereaved mother naturally wanted the children to be together and set out cogent evidence of the extra difficulties both faced as a result of their father’s death. But, again, there were no social or...

State Pension Age (Women) (7 Jan 2016)

Julian Knight: ...to praise the reasonableness of the Women Against State Pension Inequality—WASPI—campaign. Several campaigners have come to my constituency office, and they have put forward their arguments in a cogent, respectful and thoughtful manner. Since 2010, this Government have been taking the difficult decisions necessary to get Britain’s deficit under control. This has often...

Housing and Planning Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Housing and Planning Bill — [1st Allocated Day] (5 Jan 2016)

Stewart Jackson: ...said, in some ideological pursuit. We were looking at the evidence brought before us. The evidence did not demonstrate, with all due respect, the hon. Lady’s position. This is a radical Bill. I was disappointed by the lack of coherent, cogent alternatives from Her Majesty’s Opposition. May I end on a slightly cheeky note? I listened with interest to the hon. Lady’s...

Bill Presented: Duty to publish information on outcome of negotiations between member States (8 Dec 2015)

Alan Mak: My hon. Friend makes a cogent point. The proceedings in this Chamber are available not only in Hansard but on parliamentlive.tv as well as BBC Parliament. I encourage all members of the public and all those who are interested in the proceedings of the House to tune in, particularly to my hon. Friend’s Committee, the European Scrutiny Committee, which he has led with distinction for many...

Syria: UK Military Action — Motion to Take Note (2 Dec 2015)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, of course we all have our doubts. We see through a glass darkly. There are many imponderables and cogent arguments on both sides, but was it not ever so in matters relating to foreign policy? Decisions have to be made. We should come to those decisions on the basis of mutual respect, recognising that colleagues will come honestly to different views. That is why I and others take...

Health — Motion to Take Note (26 Nov 2015)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, it is a particular pleasure to congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Foster of Bath, on his exemplary and cogent speech, not least because, having served together in another place, we share many common interests and experiences, not least that we were part of that exclusive group of former Chief Whips. The noble Lord was born in Lancashire, in Preston, worked as a science teacher in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Rural Needs Bill: Second Stage (17 Nov 2015)

Kieran McCarthy: ...details of this part of the Committee's scrutiny. My final point is that Alliance has long advocated shared future proofing to ensure that policies promote sharing and not separation. I have yet to hear a cogent argument from supporters of this Bill as to why this approach is possible for rural needs but not for shared future needs. I hope that we will soon be able to apply the approach...

Scottish Parliament: “Changing Relationships: Parliamentary Scrutiny of Intergovernmental Relations” (17 Nov 2015)

Drew Smith: ...matters largely in private. Such matters are more than administrative or diplomatic, because often it is through these channels that disputes of high importance are settled, or, indeed, continued. The committee’s report makes a cogent case for changing that and I am therefore minded to agree with the committee and to share Lord Smith’s frustrations. Like others, I was struck by...

House of Lords: Questions — Question for Short Debate (9 Nov 2015)

Earl Howe: ...Oral Question slots. If I understood him correctly, my noble friend Lord Sherbourne was against a ballot of Questions but in favour of a ballot of Peers. The noble Earl, Lord Clancarty, raised some cogent objections to the whole proposition. The idea of a ballot has been raised frequently before, and my noble friend the Leader of the House facilitated a suggestion to this end from the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Sheffield City Region: Elected Mayor (9 Nov 2015)

Greg Clark: The hon. Gentleman made similar cogent points in the Committee stage of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill, and the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Stockton South (James Wharton) has committed to reflect on those remarks. It has been my experience, when taking Bills through this House, that we should accept the good...

Housing and Planning Bill (2 Nov 2015)

Stewart Jackson: ...deal of respect for the right hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne (John Healey). I read very carefully his piece in The Observer yesterday. It was long on complaint, but very short on coherent, costed and cogent alternative policies. He complains about the 32 new planning and housing powers invested in the Secretary of State, but in the same breath he says that we have a housing crisis...

European Union Referendum Bill: Committee (1st Day) (28 Oct 2015)

Lord Faulks: ...threshold. That is not part of the Government’s intention by the Bill. The point he alludes to is important, which is the risk, at least, that if EU nationals are given the right to vote—however cogent the reasons may be because of their participation in our national life—and the vote results by a narrow majority in our staying in Europe, the result of the vote may not...

Bill Presented — Sugar in Food and Drinks (Targets, Labelling and Advertising) Bill: Clause 1 — Devolution: annual report (21 Oct 2015)

James Wharton: ...I recognise the point of my hon. Friend’s amendment 39 and the consultation that he envisages within it, but I do not think that it is a step that we want to include at this time. The hon. Member for Bristol South (Karin Smyth) made a cogent argument about the mayor and the provisions for people to have a say about that mayor, bringing the provisions into line with requirements and...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power: Employment (16 Oct 2015)

Andrea Leadsom: Cogent Skills, the industry strategic body for skills in the science industries, estimates that full time equivalent employment in the nuclear industry and its supply chain in the years requested was as follows:2010-11 – 73200 employees;2011-12 – 72400 employees;2012-13 – 71600 employees;2013 -14 – 70800 employees;2014-15 – 70000 employees.


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