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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Fees and Charges (30 Jul 2015)

Shailesh Vara: ...therefore go against the principles of the legislation to allow judicial discretion regarding whether or not to impose the charge or the amount to impose. The government recognises the need to make sure offenders are given a fair opportunity to pay the charge. The court is able to set payment terms in affordable instalments. Offenders can also contact a fines officer at any point to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Buildings (29 Jul 2015)

Lord Faulks: ..., potential future use, location and the fact that some are occupied in part by the police and local authorities which also make disposal difficult. There are temporary costs associated with making sure unused buildings are kept secure and protecting the fabric of the building as well as property rates payable to local councils. The maintenance costs between May 2010 and May 2015 for the...

Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Football (28 Jul 2015)

Tracey Crouch: ...role in ensuring people from all backgrounds are able to participate in sport. They own or manage a large amount of sporting infrastructure in the country and have a responsibility to make sure that facilities and infrastructure are available and accessible. The Government, through Sport England, works closely with a wide range of local authorities, providing expert advice and funding to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons (24 Jul 2015)

Andrew Selous: ...taken against them. NOMS has launched a new Violence Reduction project, which has been created to gain better understanding of the causes of the current levels of violence in prisons and to make sure that there is strengthened handling of it, in terms of both prevention and response. There is no central record of persons having been convicted of Prison staff murders. On 29 June 2015 at...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Human Trafficking: Confiscation Orders (24 Jul 2015)

Shailesh Vara: ...to victims. HMCTS is seeking a commercial partner to help increase collections, reduce enforcement costs and importantly, ensure more criminals pay. The improvement that the Agencies continue to make, combined with our future plans, will make sure that more criminals pay and that taxpayers get better value for money.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: New Businesses: Government Assistance (23 Jul 2015)

Anna Soubry: ...163;10 billion of red tape which will make life easier for all businesses. The Devolved Administrations provide their own tailored business support schemes. We work closely with them to share experiences and make sure start-up businesses get the support they need.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Negligence (23 Jul 2015)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...183; These plans follow recent announcements by DH on other tough new financial controls to cut down on waste in the NHS and save money which could be spent on patient care. Health Minister, Ben Gummer, said: “Safe, compassionate care is my upmost priority and to achieve this, the NHS must make sure every penny counts. Unscrupulously, some lawyers have used patient claims to load...

UK Opt-in to the Proposed Council Decision on the Relocation of Migrants within the EU (EUC Report): Motion to Agree (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: My Lords, I am sorry that this has happened. There has been a big misunderstanding on how these Motions are taken in this House, and we will try to make sure that it does not happen again. However, I wish everyone a very happy Recess. I thank all Members of this House for their contributions to the debates today.

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations 2015: Motion to Approve (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: ...Lord McKenzie, and the party opposite that what is actually needed here is common sense, not risk assessment. Risk assessment is a formal legal process. People should use their common sense to make sure that they look after themselves. I think that is what my noble friend is trying to drive at and it must be the right way to proceed—to avoid paper form-filling and unnecessary...

Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2015: Motion to Approve (22 Jul 2015)

Lord McAvoy: ...the Stormont House agreement in full to better deal with the underlying tensions that make such differences in the justice system necessary—they are necessary, unfortunately. Collectively, we need to make sure that there is no let-up in the process in Northern Ireland. The Secretary of State has to be seen to be active in a bipartisan way, backed up by the shadow Secretary of State...

Energy Bill [HL] — Second Reading (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ..., but also under miscellaneous—including the noble Baroness, Lady Worthington. I thank her for her kind comments and I understand her passion and share many, if not all, of her climate change goals, so I am sure we will have a good working relationship. The noble Lords, Lord Grantchester, Lord Oxburgh, Lord Whitty, Lord O'Neill, the noble Baroness Lady Worthington and others raised...

Railways: Swansea to Paddington — Question (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...should sometimes deploy. We have asked Sir Peter Hendy to look into the whole issue and the challenges that have arisen around electrification. He will report in the autumn and, after he does, I am sure we will return to this subject. As for the northern powerhouse, the plug is truly in and the switch is turned on.

Health: Skin Cancer — Question (22 Jul 2015)

Baroness Walmsley: ...20% compared with 12% in Australia for a similar number of cases. Given that outcomes are so closely linked to the thickness of the lesion and early diagnosis, what are the Government doing to make sure that GPs are trained to recognise the benign skin lesions and to refer the more dubious ones to consultants? I am aware that we ask a great deal of GPs, but what matters is training them to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism (22 Jul 2015)

John Hayes: ...preachers of hate from the UK than any previous government. We work with hundreds of mosques, faith groups and community organisations. The new Prevent duty that came into force on 1 July will make sure key bodies across the country play their part and work in partnership to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services (22 Jul 2015)

Alistair Burt: ...every locality in England had agreed a mental health Crisis Care Concordat action plan. The Department worked closely with NHS England, the mental health charity Mind, and with local areas to make sure that every plan contained achievable commitments to review and improve local crisis services. I will write to local Concordat groups shortly to ask that they work to update action...

Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Sports (22 Jul 2015)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...is committed to ensuring that barriers to participation are broken down. Between 2012 and 2017 Sport England is investing almost 450 million to get more young people playing sport, with a focus on making sure that sport is delivered at the right place, at the right time and in the right style.

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: HM Courts and Tribunals Service (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Faulks: ...courts fulfil a vital role in an effective and functioning democracy. They provide access to justice for those who need it, upholding the principle of the rule of law. That is why we need to make sure that the courts and tribunals are properly funded. The Secretary of State and the Courts Minister have set out separately plans for reform to the courts and tribunals where we will be...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...for her commendable duty. Let me make some further brief comments before trying to do justice to many of the individual remarks. I apologise now, and will do so again later, for failing, as I am sure I will, to refer to all the individual highly valuable comments. No doubt I will make some errors in the pronunciation of some noble Lords’ names. Before doing so, I shall make two or...

Public Transport (Greater Manchester) (21 Jul 2015)

Andrew Jones: ...a positive tone and, as I have just gone through the significant transport investments and the progress being made in Greater Manchester, I am feeling relentlessly cheerful, so I am not entirely sure that I can change the tone with which I operate. However, I nevertheless agree that it is unsettling and causes problems when we have roadworks. I regularly use the M1, about 40% of which has...

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]: Third Reading (21 Jul 2015)

the Earl of Listowel: ...health visitors have recently been put under the responsibility of local authorities, so this may be an opportunity to have a little test of how well local authorities manage health provision? I am sure that health visitors would be very grateful if your Lordships would keep a close eye on their development in the new circumstances, because we do not want to see a falling off, as we have...


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