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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Lobbying (18 Apr 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: The new clause will not prevent recipients from performing activities that are part of the intended purpose of the grant. It makes sure that taxpayers’ money is not diverted from their intended purpose and wasted on political campaigning and political lobbying. As indicated at the House of Lords Science Technology Committee, BIS and Cabinet Office are looking into how this new clause...

Immigration Bill - Third Reading (12 Apr 2016)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton: With respect to the remarks of the noble Earl, Lord Listowel, and those of the Minister, the Science and Technology Committee had a special session here at the House of Lords in March, and we heard that the funding available for training teachers who are not advanced in mathematics or science to become better trained is actually decreasing. I wonder whether the Minister’s remarks are...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Lobbying (24 Mar 2016)

Matthew Hancock: Holding answer received on 21 March 2016 The new clause in government grants makes sure that taxpayers’ money is not diverted from their intended purpose and wasted on political campaigning and political lobbying. As indicated at the House of Lords Science Technology Committee, BIS and Cabinet Office are looking into how this new clause will apply to academic research.

[Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Cabin Air Safety/Aerotoxic Syndrome (17 Mar 2016)

Robert Goodwill: Certainly the CAA is involved in this. I meet regularly with the unions involved, particularly BALPA, so it is not something that we are trying to shuffle away, but we need to wait for the result of the inquest before we report on these particular cases. I will go on to present various pieces of evidence and show where we are on this important matter. I will talk about what work has already...

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

Lord Hunt of Chesterton: My Lords, it is a special privilege to take part in this most important debate about the future of our country and of our esteemed neighbouring countries. I appreciate that it is an unusual occasion when I and my Labour colleagues speak on the same side as the Conservative Government. My own early views of Europe and the world came from my grandparents. Colin talked about the German culture...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Investigatory Powers Bill (1 Mar 2016)

Theresa May: I have today introduced the Investigatory Powers Bill. This important piece of legislation will provide a new framework to govern the use and oversight of investigatory powers by law enforcement and the security and intelligence agencies. The enhanced privacy safeguards, which are at the heart of the Bill, protect not only sensitive professions but the public at large. The Investigatory...

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill: Second Reading (26 Feb 2016)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord for bringing the Bill to your Lordships’ House and I commend him for his perseverance and stamina as he sought to take it and the previous Bill through. I, too, pay tribute to the honourable Chris Heaton-Harris for taking the Bill through the House of Commons. When the noble Lord opened his speech he referred to the adoption of new medicines, and I am...

Business of the House (25 Feb 2016)

Chris Grayling: ...day (un-allotted half day). There will be a half-day debate on the UK steel industry on an Opposition motion. Tuesday 1 March—Estimates (1st allotted day). There will be a debate on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the 2015 spending review, followed by a debate on the reform of the police funding formula. [The details are as follows: First Report from the Foreign Affairs...

Business of the House (11 Feb 2016)

Chris Grayling: It is a pleasure to follow an urgent question responded to by the Minister responsible. The business for next week is as follows: Monday 22 February—Second Reading of the Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill. I also expect my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to make a statement, following the European Council meeting. Tuesday 23...

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Funding — Question for Short Debate (9 Feb 2016)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton: My Lords, I welcome this debate on the funding and policy of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Important parts of UK foreign policy also concern working with other countries to create opportunities for UK business and to deal with major challenges that affect both developed and developing countries around the world. These include diseases, global climate change and, as is described in this...

Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015 — Motion to Annul (2 Feb 2016)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, this is an important debate, and it is with regret that I felt that I must table this fatal Motion, as I am aware of the significance of this action, but regard the matter as so serious as to merit such a Motion. The order makes policy changes which will have far-reaching and detrimental effects—effects which will not only put our renewables industries in serious jeopardy but...

Neglected Tropical Diseases — Question for Short Debate (1 Feb 2016)

Lord Patel: My Lords, I am going to concentrate mainly on strategies to develop treatment for neglected tropical diseases. I am a doctor by background, as everyone knows. I was born in Tanzania and I visit there often in relation to charity. Last year, I was bitten extensively by the flies that carry sleeping sickness and every time I doze off I wonder if I caught it, so I am concerned about finding...

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning — Motion to Take Note (28 Jan 2016)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Sharp on securing this important debate. She has long been a champion of adult education and has great expertise in the subject, as we heard in her impressive opening speech. We have seen how widespread is the interest that it has generated, with the many excellent contributions from around the House. I am also delighted to join in the tributes to...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments (26 Jan 2016)

Lord Bates: Noble Lords will recall that at Report in July, I moved various technical amendments to the Bill to ensure that it properly reflects Scots law and Scottish judicial and policing practice. The Commons amendments in this group are in a similar vein. The group also repeals the Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act 1985, which the Bill renders redundant. I can provide further detail if required,...

The North Sea under Pressure (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2015)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton: My Lords, I commend the EU Committee on its report and this debate, which cover many aspects of the North Sea environment. I begin by endorsing the remarks of the noble Baroness, Lady Scott, about data exchange. I had many experiences of this in the Met Office, dealing with meteorological data. The situation was very poor 20 years ago, but it has improved progressively. I know that the...

[Mr Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] — Sugary Drinks Tax (30 Nov 2015)

Helen Jones: The public health responsibility deal has had a fair trial over the past five years. The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee said of it that “the current Public Health Responsibility Deal pledge on obesity is not a proportionate response to the scale of the problem.” The reason for that, as the British Medical Association has pointed out, is that the deal does not set...

National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 — Statement (23 Nov 2015)

Earl Howe: My Lords, with the leave of the House, I shall now repeat a Statement made earlier this afternoon by my right honourable friend the Prime Minister in another place on the national security strategy and strategic defence and security review. The Statement is as follows: “With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a Statement on the national security strategy and strategic defence...

Electricity System Resilience (S&T Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (3 Nov 2015)

the Earl of Selborne: My Lords, the electricity system of this country is embarking on a period of profound change over the coming decades. This change will be driven by technological development such as the increasing penetration of automation and intelligent systems, the deployment of advanced fast-acting control systems, dispersed generation and the transition to a smart energy system. This will increase...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health: Triennial Reviews by the Foods Standards Agency (10 Sep 2015)

Jane Ellison: I am today announcing the start of the Triennial Review by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of the six Scientific Advisory Committees for which the FSA is the sole or lead sponsor. The six Committees are: - The Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs; - The Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food; - The Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes; - The Committee on...


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