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[Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Offshore Oil and Gas Industry (3 Mar 2016)

Hannah Bardell: ...of Scotland pretty much invented the oil and gas sector and many of its technologies and innovations. I worked with one guy in my last company called Jim Chalmers, who worked on the hook-up of the Brent Delta, which was the platform for which Brent crude was named. Before I left, we were working on the decommissioning of that platform. He has literally spent his entire career in the sector...

European Union Referendum (Date of Referendum etc.) Regulations 2016 — Motion to Approve (2 Mar 2016)

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon: ...regionally, together, that will assist us to solve that. I know that. I went not long ago to Kuala Lumpur to talk to the ASEAN nations which are already coming together to sort out the problems of massive movements of people out of the flooding Ganges delta. Here is the thing I do not understand—I genuinely do not. Do we not understand how much the terms of trade of our existence...

Egypt: British Support — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (2 Mar 2016)

Jim Shannon: ...any bother, and she recommended it for a holiday—a honeymoon is of course a bit better as a holiday—and an opportunity to enjoy some special time. There is great development potential in the Nile delta. On our visit we hoped to see some of that development. With the water source there is agriculture and agribusiness, which create jobs and enable food to be grown, moving Egypt,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (5 Jan 2016)

David Gauke: April 2014, following a procurement exercise advertised under the open procedure. Information about the contract value and contract award is already in the public domain. d=97910033

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

Lord Ramsbotham: ...factor that defeated the Communist insurgency in that country in the 1950s. When the Americans escalated their operations in Vietnam, President Kennedy asked his advice. What he said was very interesting. It led to a delta project but, in particular, Thompson emphasised to Kennedy that in this sort of warfare you needed boots and brains. He added, “Don’t bomb villages”....

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Reserve Forces (17 Nov 2015)

Steven Paterson: advantage. The reserve is more affordable, which may be partly why we are moving in this direction. It is good if it allows our forces to become more flexible. Stirling is home to an assault pioneer platoon, part of Delta company of 7 SCOTS, whose job includes a range of things, including the construction of tools for infantry soldiers to cross natural and man-made obstacles, breaching...

[Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] — Cannabis (12 Oct 2015)

Daniel Poulter: ...mental health effects that are linked with the use of cannabis and the chemicals it contains. On that subject, there are about 400 chemicals in an average cannabis plant. The four main compounds are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinol. Apart from CBD—cannabidiol—these compounds are psychoactive, the strongest being...

Business of the House: Sustainable Development Goals (10 Sep 2015)

Peter Grant: ...borrowed it from our children—it is their planet.” The injunction is, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I cannot believe that if any of us were in the position of a subsistence farmer in the Ganges delta who is in danger of losing everything if the sea rises by another few feet, we would be happy if it was going to take the wealthy, influential,...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2015-16 (2 Sep 2015)

John Finnie: be decommissioned over the next 30 years. It also states: “Costs over the next decade are estimated at 14.6 billion”. That is not an estimate by the Scottish Green Party; it is an estimate by Oil & Gas UK, with those costs rising to 40 billion by 2040. This year, Shell’s enormous Brent Delta platform has been partially dismantled and shipped to...

Defence: Budget — Question for Short Debate (17 Jun 2015)

Lord Dannatt: that, if the Government were to show some determination and leadership in these matters and make the commitment to spending 2% of GDP on defence, we are talking about only a billion pounds here or there. That is the delta in all this. That is a comparatively small price to pay to secure our place in the eyes of our allies and be of note to our enemies. More worryingly, I have heard it...

Bangladesh — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (17 Jun 2015)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...vulnerable. Today, there is a lobby of Parliament on climate change on the theme “Speak up for the love of”. Bangladesh produces 0.3% of global emissions, but it is one of the countries most at risk from rising sea levels. The Ganges delta has 230 rivers, and there are 160 million people living in an almost completely flat area one fifth the size of France. A sense of justice...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Skills and Growth (17 Jun 2015)

Khalid Mahmood: ...8212;but I was fortunate to get an apprenticeship through what was then the Engineering Industry Training Board. I spent my first year doing off-the-job training, then I was lucky enough to be picked up by Delta Metals, as it then was, to do my apprenticeship. Further education colleges are a hugely important asset to people like me who did not take the academic route, as they enable us to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs (23 Mar 2015)

David Gauke: ...supported in its work by experienced HM Revenue and Customs staff and is further subject to stringent assurance checks. More details about the contract can be found at: Id=97910033

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Backbench Business — Shaker Aamer (17 Mar 2015)

Tobias Ellwood: The point has been made time and again about the manner in which many of the detainees ended up in Guantanamo Bay, and about the creation of Camp Delta in the first place. I make no comment on this particular case because it would be wrong for me to do so, but we need to ensure that every person who is processed will not be a danger to the United States or to any other country. It is a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Final Stage (24 Feb 2015)

Alex Attwood: I will. Before I give way to the Minister, I ask her to corroborate this: Delta Print and Packaging, which is one of our premium businesses and main exporters, now employs 265 people and is about to open a business in Poland and businesses in China. There are areas in other parts of the city, not just the south and east, where there are opportunities to invest and build suitable...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Nigeria (3 Feb 2015)

Desmond Swayne: evidence of a financial link between oil theft and Boko Haram, although our assessment is that there is a financial link between oil theft, organised crime and insecurity within the Niger Delta region.

HS2 Funding Referendum Bill (23 Jan 2015)

Dan Byles: ...instead be pulled into London; and locally, as my constituency of North Warwickshire is almost certainly the worst affected constituency outside London—I add that caveat—as we have phase 1, phase 2, the delta junction and the Y junction as well as an enormous railhead close to Kingsbury. Although that railhead is technically a temporary structure, it will be there for a minimum...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cannabis (6 Jan 2015)

Earl Howe: ...the potential medicinal benefits of cannabis. Cannabis in its raw form is not authorised as a medicinal product in the United Kingdom. Sativex Oromucosal Spray, which contains extracts of cannabis (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol as the major active components), is the only medicine produced from the cannabis plant that is approved as a medicinal product in the UK. Sativex is...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Egypt (18 Nov 2014)

Philip Hammond: ...from its geographical location and the enhanced security measures provided by the Egyptian security services. We also advise against all but essential travel to the area west of the Nile Valley and Delta Regions, excluding Siwa, Fayoum and the coastal area. We continue to review regularly the security situation when considering our travel advice for the country. During the recent visit of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Investment: West Belfast (10 Nov 2014)

Arlene Foster: I thank the Member for his question. As he knows, we recently had a significant announcement from Delta Print and Packaging. He will say, "Yes, but that is an indigenous company", but I hope that he recognises that it is a global company with operations across the world. We supported the company in a meaningful way to ensure that those jobs stayed in west Belfast and were not taken...

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