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Britain and International Security (2 July 2015)

Alan Mak: ...out over 1,000 missions and 300 air strikes. Our military are training local forces in 15 countries around the world. As my hon. Friend the Member for South West Wiltshire (Dr Murrison) reminded us, 500 British troops remain in Kabul. It is thanks to their efforts that more than 6.7 million Afghan children now have the opportunity to go to school. More than 200 of our servicemen and women...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (2 July 2015)

Edward Timpson: ...in place to identify and support children with special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities, and to promote equality of opportunity for children in their care as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Early years providers and educational settings should have arrangements in place that include assessment of SEN as part of the setting’s overall process for...

[Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] — Older Industrial Areas: Economic Disparities (25 June 2015)

Christina Rees: ...of paramount importance to my constituents in Neath, a truly beautiful part of Wales. The Neath constituency has a long and proud industrial heritage. However, since the beginning of the 1980s the British coal industry has lost more than 250,000 jobs. That finally signalled the end, after decades of decline, of the industry across most of the country. Unemployment soared and with it...

Written Answers — Department for Education: First Aid: Education (25 June 2015)

Edward Timpson: ...and defibrillator awareness as part of their personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) teaching, using the services of organisations such as the Red Cross and St John Ambulance. The British Heart Foundation has offered to provide free CPR training kits to every secondary school in the country, allowing young people to gain first-hand experience of this important life-saving...

Economy: Creative Industries — Motion to Take Note (18 June 2015)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury: ...for the economy, as we have already heard. The Victorians understood this. They created a department of science and art and invested in what was to become the V&A in order to develop skills needed to feed British industry—and the creative industries sector emphatically means well-being for this country’s economy. As the House of Lords Committee on Soft Power recognised in a...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Heart Diseases (17 June 2015)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with the British Medical Association and the British Heart Foundation the diagnostic efficacy of online heart risk calculator applications and whether such applications should be available on the NHS.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: BBC 'Panorama': 28 May 2015 (15 June 2015)

Ross Hussey: ...out on murder missions, rather than on the police and security services who were doing their damnedest to stop them. However, just imagine for a moment that there was a conspiracy. If the might of the British state, ranging from the intelligence services such as MI5, acting alongside the SAS and many regiments comprising tens of thousands of well-trained and well-armed troops, backed up...

Civil Society — Motion to Take Note (11 June 2015)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ..., Lady Barker, pointed out. That is the backdrop to our debate today, and while I heed strongly what many have said about the problems facing our society, I cannot help but wonder sometimes whether we are succumbing to that very British disease of seeing the glass half-empty. I do not for a moment want to belittle the concerns that the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans...

Gurkhas: Anniversary — Question for Short Debate (10 June 2015)

Lord Sheikh: ...Lord, Lord Bilimoria, for bringing it before your Lordships’ House. I have always been a strong supporter of the Gurkhas. I have an extremely high regard for their loyalty and dedication to the British Army. I also hold a great fondness for the Gurkhas’ original home, Nepal. I am a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Britain-Nepal Group and in fact met the acting high...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (6th Day) (4 June 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...the very first voices to say that government policy on the industrial cities of the north should not be one of managed decline. He was a true pioneer in trying to help them to enable themselves to redevelop. That can-do, positive, growth-oriented approach has been at the heart of what I ended up somewhat inelegantly calling “ManSheffLeedsPool”, which, of course, has now become...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (3 June 2015)

Lord Quirk: ...of lexicology, which plays a prominent role in schools from Calais to Moscow but which is largely ignored in this country, with dire consequences such as the communicational poverty with which we are all too familiar among British school-leavers. During the recent consultation on the national curriculum, the Department for Education was sent copies of the mother-tongue curricula operating...

Bills Presented: Devolution and Growth across Britain (3 June 2015)

Maria Miller: ...to go further with their investment plans for infrastructure and make sure that they also include rail infrastructure, because that will help us continue on the path to success. We have also built strong foundations with regard to skills, nowhere more so than in the excellent work being done on expanding apprenticeship programmes. There have been more than 3,000 new apprenticeships in my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Tributes to Charles Kennedy (3 June 2015)

David Cameron: ...Democratic party and the Liberals, becoming president of the Liberal Democrats in 1990 and party leader from 1999 to 2006. As leader, he took the Liberal Democrats to the best election result for a third party in British politics for nearly 100 years. Back in 2003, he told Sue Lawley on “Desert Island Discs” that his ambition for his party was for it to find itself part of the...

Medical Data Sharing — Question (1 June 2015)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...of State intimated that we are determined to guarantee that personal data are protected, and we are enthusiastic about reacting to the benefits of sharing them. Indeed, Professor Peter Weissberg of the British Heart Foundation stated: “Locked inside our medical records is a mine of vital information that can help medical scientists make discoveries that can improve … and save...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Human Rights Act 1998 (1 June 2015)

Stewart Dickson: ...until one finds oneself and one's rights violated, so perhaps a few tangible examples of when and why the Act provides justice to our citizens will be helpful to begin with in this debate. The case of the British Airways employee Nadia Eweida, who had been told to remove a small cross necklace that she was wearing, was taken to the European Court in Strasbourg under the Human Rights Act....

Debate on the Address: Home Affairs and Justice (28 May 2015)

Keir Starmer: ..., the opportunity of making an uninterrupted speech in this Chamber is too good to be true. Since it is customary to root a maiden speech in one’s constituency, I have decided to start in the British Library, which lies in the heart of my constituency of Holborn and St Pancras. As the Camden New Journal reported early in February this year, four surviving Magna Carta manuscripts...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (28 May 2015)

Earl Howe: .... However, that is one of the few similarities between then and now because the world we contemplate today is a very different place. An arc of instability is spreading from the fringes of Europe and the heart of the Middle East to the horn of Africa. We have seen the resurgence of old threats, with an aggressive Russia annexing Crimea and continuing to destabilise Ukraine. We have seen...

Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [1st day] (27 May 2015)

Simon Burns: ...I suspect this will be the last time. I must confess that I am finding this a nerve-racking experience, because I am not used to addressing such a packed Chamber. In fact, I feel a bit like a very young British diplomat serving in our mission in Beijing in the mid-1960s who at a diplomatic reception found to his horror that he was standing next to Chairman Mao. He was terrified that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Defibrillators: Interactive Map-based Register (19 May 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

David Hilditch: ...work, which was completed in July 2014. I understand that, since then, subgroups have been formed, with membership from the trusts, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke and the British Heart Foundation, to name but a few. The group met in February and is progressing work streams and structures. We look forward to the new Minister's update from...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Heart Attacks (18 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Jo-Anne Dobson: ...post. Can he provide an update on what discussions his Department has had about incorporating cardiopulmonary resuscitation training into education in post-primary schools? Does he support the British Heart Foundation as it rolls out its free training to schools?

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