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Women: Equality and Advancement — Question for Short Debate (22 July 2014)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: ...of Her Majesty’s Government’s new determination to tackle the double trauma of female genital mutilation and of forced, underage marriage for girls. The Birmingham Trojan horse report, which your Lordships’ House received this afternoon, brings both crimes against young females inside the orbit of a narrow band of extremely restrictive Islam. Undoubtedly, from the...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 July 2014)

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames: ...inmates and attending to their well-being. These purposes are far too wide. They smack of a military origin and are out of sympathy with contemporary views on the restriction of the use of force against children. Your Lordships will wish to be extremely vigilant where we are concerned with the authorisation of such force. We accept the Joint Committee’s clear view that the proposed...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (21 July 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Baroness Morris of Bolton: ..., but we should make sure that we capture whatever needs to be captured in these amendments. I was unable to speak at Second Reading but this is a matter that concerns me and rightly concerns many in your Lordships’ House. The issue is how we address that concern. The amendments brought forward by my noble friend Lord Marks would classify the online posting of revenge pornography as...

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading (16 July 2014)

Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho: ...Google Glass, which collect data fit into this new picture? It therefore makes me extremely nervous that Bills which require such deep technical expertise are given so little time. The digital capability of the other place and of your Lordships’ House is something that will become more and more profoundly significant. All pieces of legislation will soon have aspects of technology at...

[Mr David Amess in the Chair] — Jobcentre Plus (10 July 2014)

Debbie Abrahams: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Amess. It is also a pleasure to follow my colleague on the Select Committee, the hon. Member for Newton Abbot (Anne Marie Morris), who, as always, made a balanced speech. I am particularly pleased to speak on behalf of my constituents, many of whom are claimants and use their Jobcentre Plus, but I also speak on behalf of those who work...

Industrial Strategy: British Business Bank — Question for Short Debate (8 July 2014)

Lord Leigh of Hurley: ...businessperson for many years. I am particularly pleased to be able to take part in this debate because the financing of SMEs is an area in which I have had an interest all my working life. I refer your Lordships to my various interests as declared in the register of interests. I shall focus my remarks on the British Business Bank. It was very clear to many of us in 2010, when the...

Child Abuse — Statement (7 July 2014)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...revealed that more than 100 related files had gone missing. The Minister will recall from previous debates that we called for a much wider, overarching inquiry. Indeed, I raised this with Ministers in your Lordships’ House on both 6 November and 14 November 2012 in debates on child abuse. At that time Ministers rejected those calls, but today’s announcement is a step further...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (30 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Hamwee: ...of the questions and to do justice to the large number of briefings we have all received which display considerable anxiety. Many of their points have been raised today. It is clear to me that your Lordships will do them justice during the passage of the Bill. Like others, many of my concerns are about the risk of losing focus on rehabilitation, and of reversing progress that has been made...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Second Reading (30 June 2014)

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames: ...Benches by my honourable friend Nick de Bois. Regrettably, Labour MPs lined up alongside the Conservative Back-Bench Members to support it. Liberal Democrats in the Lower House opposed the amendment and we will do so again in your Lordships’ House. Of course knife crime is extremely serious and we must come down very hard on it. In many cases where an offender repeats an offence of...

Scottish Parliament: Your GP Cares Campaign (26 June 2014)

Alison McInnes: I start by thanking those MSPs who supported my motion and enabled it to be debated today. The British Medical Association’s your GP cares campaign emphasises that general practice is the cornerstone of the national health service and is at the heart of every community. The service provided by general practitioners and primary healthcare teams—from professionals covering vast...

Armed Forces — Motion to Take Note (23 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Craig of Radley: ...security, is starting to lack substance, as viewed in Washington. At a time when the United States’ strategic anxieties are focusing more across the Pacific than across the Atlantic, that may become all too obvious—obvious, that is, when your best and strongest ally just does not bother to consult you about a developing world crisis or problem. Measures of comparison of input...

EU: Youth Unemployment (EUC Report): Motion to Take Note (17 June 2014)

Lord Haskel: ...still not fully understood. Ways of doing business are changing. In some work, such as retail, IT skills replace the older technical and commercial skills. A LinkedIn profile can be as important as a CV. Your page on Facebook, or pictures on Instagram, or words on Twitter can strongly influence any potential employer. There is free movement throughout Europe, so that in some cases highly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Pupils at Risk of Educational Disadvantage (6 May 2014)

Chris Skidmore: ...matters, but the conscious creation of a definition of a section of the population that has previously been without a voice. That in itself creates a question to which we, as policy makers, then need to search for answers. A lens has been formed through which we can view a landscape that has been previously obscured. The only problem with defining NEETs as an at-risk group of young people...

Written Answers — Health: Surgery (6 May 2014)

Daniel Poulter: ...qualified and experienced staff, in a properly approved or registered organisation that meets required levels of safety and quality; and The right to be involved in discussions and decisions about your health and care, including your end of life care, and to be given information to enable you to do this. Where appropriate this right includes your family and carers. One of the Care Quality...

Higher Education — Motion to Take Note (9 April 2014)

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield: ...be of some practical use, we must postulate that what is taught should be taught in such a way as to promote the general powers of the mind. The aim should be to produce not mere specialists but rather cultivated men and women … Thirdly, we must name the advancement of learning … the search for truth is an essential function of institutions of higher education and the process...

Rural Crime — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] (9 April 2014)

Gordon Henderson: It is a delight to serve under your chairmanship today, Mr Weir, for this important debate. My constituency has a number of important industries, including paper making, brick making and pharmaceuticals, but it is also semi-rural, with an important farming industry. I want to highlight some of the worries about rural crime that people in my constituency have—in particular, my farming...

Military Credit Union — [Mrs Linda Riordan in the Chair] (8 April 2014)

Gemma Doyle: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Riordan. It is also a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), who made a welcome and constructive contribution to the debate. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow West (Mr Thomas) on securing the debate. I am delighted to be able to follow him by speaking in support of the establishment of an...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day : Lough Ree Fishing Boat Tragedy (7 April 2014)

Joanne Dobson: ...the site, hoping against hope, yet knowing in our hearts that, with each day that passed, the outlook became bleaker.  The members of Portadown Pikers and the entire community, who rallied round, joining the search and living down at Lough Ree, have nothing but my deepest admiration.  As the community and the family try to come to terms with this tragic loss, I will never forget...

Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Sanctioning of Benefit Recipients (3 April 2014)

Julie Hilling: ...need them starving, becoming homeless and living in the cold. As my right hon. Friend says, those things do not allow them productively to seek work. I am a parliamentary patron of the YMCA, which has undertaken research and produced a report called “Feeling the Benefits”. The YMCA found that in the first seven months after the reforms of October 2012, more than a quarter of a...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Incapacity Benefit Migration (3 April 2014)

Sheila Gilmore: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Turner. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for giving me the opportunity to have this important debate. I hope that during the course of it, we can tease out some of the issues that remain. The context is that the last Labour Government, as we know, replaced incapacity benefit, severe disablement allowance and income support on...

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