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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments (9 December 2014)

Lord Ramsbotham: ...Lords will not be surprised to hear that I find that totally unsatisfactory. I have a confession to make about the whole secure college proposal. For the first time in my life, I feel ashamed to be British because I am so appalled that anyone should have dreamt it up, let alone tried to blandish Parliament with spurious claims that an entirely untested and unevaluated proposal involving...

Written Answers — Department of Health: First Aid: Education (8 December 2014)

Jane Ellison: Department of Health officials have been working with officials from the Department for Education on the development of an initiative to allow schools to buy defibrillators at a reduced price. The British Heart Foundation, which supports the initiative, is also offering free cardiopulmonary resuscitation training kits to all secondary schools as part of its Nation of Lifesavers campaign.

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Small Business Saturday (4 December 2014)

Maria Miller: ...5G research and development into businesses of the future. We will be working with Surrey university’s innovation centre and a consortium of Huawei, Samsung, Fujitsu and many others to ensure that that incredible research is grown into British businesses. That is an exciting opportunity for my community and something that we are well placed to do, because of the incredible skills...

Schools: Arts Education — Motion to Take Note (27 November 2014)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: ...beauty. That is why no education can be complete, indeed no programme of education can even begin, without making the arts and creativity central to a child’s life … England’s many successful schools put culture at the heart of their curriculum and we want all schools to be able to emulate, indeed surpass, those which are currently outstanding … We will encourage...

Religion and Belief: British Public Life — Motion to Take Note (27 November 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...year, my right honourable friend the Prime Minister used his Easter address to speak about the importance of Christianity and Britain’s status as a Christian country. Speaking from personal experience of our country, my foundation in education was at a Church of England school. That did not make me less of a Muslim or more of a Christian, but it taught me a profound respect for...

Opposition Day: Government Policies (Wales) (26 November 2014)

Albert Owen: ...has gone. They are taking this step into self-employment, and they are finding it very difficult to get mortgages and to get credit. They are finding it really tough out there. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has produced a report on the increase in the young poor in our country. That is a serious issue that we need to tackle. I welcome the growth fund for young people in Wales, getting...

Gleision Mine (26 November 2014)

Peter Hain: ...unable to provide the stellar service to Britain’s mines that, following coal privatisation, it was set up to in 1996. Secondly, I warned that were the current funding arrangements to continue, the cost to British mining of the MRS would become prohibitive, unless it was subsidised by Government. Thirdly, I stated that both those factors would combine to reduce and diminish the vital...

Central African Republic (19 November 2014)

Stephen Twigg: ...in the CAR listed sexual violence as their No. 1 fear. More work also needs to be done to promote religious tolerance and understanding. Bringing various communities together is vital if we are to see a peace that lasts. I take heart from just one example that I should like to share with the House: that set by Father Bernard Kinvi, a Catholic priest whom Human Rights Watch has recognised....

Written Answers — Department of Health: Heart Diseases (19 November 2014)

George Freeman: ...carried out in mice relating to this topic has recently been published in the journal Nature. The research was conducted by researchers in Cambridge, London, New York and Glasgow and funded by the British Heart Foundation, the Medical Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Gates Cambridge Trust. The researchers intend to develop this research further. ...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Committee (18 November 2014)

Lord Faulks: ...liability. It is our view that the Compensation Act has not done enough to address people’s worries about liability, as recent polls carried out by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, St John Ambulance and the British Heart Foundation have demonstrated. We are hopeful that the Bill will do more than the Compensation Act did to increase public confidence in the law and...

Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill (7 November 2014)

George Freeman: ...the way that is proposed in the Bill, and to develop the culture of transparency and accountability for which it provides. My hon. Friend spoke about the concept of zero avoidable harm, which sits at the heart of the Bill, and spoke particularly powerfully about the culture of health and safety. In the aviation and nuclear industries, as we heard from the hon. Member for Copeland (Mr...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (4 November 2014)

Public Administration: Whitehall: capacity to address future challenges. 10:00 am; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: ...Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility; Professor Michael Clarke, Director General, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation and Professor Dame Julia Slingo OBE, Chief Scientist, The Met Office

Bosnia and Herzegovina — Question for Short Debate (21 October 2014)

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon: ...William Hague and I—well, at least he was not my right honourable friend then, but he is today; he was then the shadow Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs—wrote a joint article for the British and foreign press on Bosnia and Herzegovina. We complained bitterly that Bosnia was stuck, that the progress that we had made during the previous 10 years had gone backwards, that the...

Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Priti Patel: ...the UK and help existing firms to compete in the global race. I do not want us to underestimate that term: we are about competition, we are open for business, and the Chancellor has consistently made the case that this is about British jobs and keeping the United Kingdom a competitive place for manufacturing in EIIs. Manufacturing fell from being 19% of the total economy in 1997 to 10% in...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 3 - Meaning of exploitation (4 September 2014)

Michael Connarty: ...nefarious purposes—the last being a cannabis factory—was previously used by a company with big white vans that took people from various parts of the expanded A8 EU to steal every charity bag for the British Heart Foundation, for example, that they could find outside houses. The vans would suddenly have stuck to their sides a sign similar to, but not exactly the same as, that of...

Backbench Business: Sale of Puppies and Kittens (4 September 2014)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: ...puppy farms are responsible for many health problems, including infectious diseases such as parvovirus, internal and external parasites and a range of breed-related and inherited diseases such as heart disease, epilepsy and glaucoma. It is crucial that puppy farms are not only properly licensed, but properly scrutinised—the powers are there to scrutinise them—so that we can...

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (2 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Julie Hilling: ...declaring that they had it—and that, in Bolton West, predicted rates of the condition are higher than the national average. I asked for the debate today to coincide with the launch of the British Lung Foundation’s obstructive sleep apnoea health economics report, because an estimated 1.5 million people have the condition in the UK, yet only 330,000 people are currently...

Scottish Parliament: Innovation Centres (Economic Impact) (20 August 2014)

Michael Russell: ...are an important growth sector, which is why we sought to improve the links between our universities and public and private sectors, to increase the economic and social benefits of innovation. We start from sound foundations. Our research pools, for example, have embedded a collaborative approach across the university sector, to provide a critical mass of research excellence, which...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Festivals (14 August 2014)

Nanette Milne: ...of her on-going support. The festival was created in the late 1960s by the late Blyth Major, the music director of the midland youth orchestra, and the late Lionel Bryer, the chairman of the International Youth Foundation. They conceived the idea of bringing together youth orchestras from all over the world, using music as a unifying bond to promote international understanding. The first...

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

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...that it provides for. As the noble Baroness pointed out, that would be rather ridiculous. Therefore, those 11 sectors but not the creative industries may well be in a beneficial place as regards the British Business Bank, export support or UKTI. That would be a terrible shame. I hope that is something the Government have picked up and are working on. The 2008-09 crash exposed long-standing...

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