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Callum Wark (Sentencing of Foreign Drivers) (29 October 2014)

Alec Shelbrooke: ...who have signed a petition believe that such actions certainly constitute unlawful act manslaughter. Those calling for stricter sentencing for drink-drivers who kill argue that the deterrent is not great enough. According to the west Yorkshire-based road safety charity, Brake, evidence suggests that the current system to tackle repeat drink-driving is not working: one in eight...

UK Visa Applications (Malawi) (28 October 2014)

Tom Greatrex: ...my questions but to re-examining the effectiveness of the system and its processes. This is not about immigration policy so much as the way the system is applied and how it affects people in Malawi. In the short term, will the Minister consider giving the high commission in Lilongwe a front-facing officer to provide face-to-face support to those applying for a visa to visit the UK and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Charity Commission (28 October 2014)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual budget for the Charity Commission; and whether it has been increased as a result of the Government's Big Society policy.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Charities: Registration (27 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average time taken by the Charity Commission to approve a new charity for registration; what is the target time for the completion of charity registrations; and what proportion of applications for registration are completed within the agreed target time. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many outstanding applications for registration...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Sport: Legacies (23 October 2014)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...England’s physical activity implementation framework, ‘Everybody Active, Every Day’, which will provide local authorities and other organisations with guidance, evidence and supportive materials to help them when commissioning local physical activity interventions. The framework has been developed following extensive consultation with members of the public and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Culture Media and Sport: Sporting Legacy (23 October 2014)

Helen Grant: ...’s physical activity implementation framework, “Everybody Active, Every Day”, which will provide local authorities and other organisations with guidance, evidence and supportive materials to help them when commissioning local physical activity interventions. The framework has been developed following extensive consultation with members of the public and stakeholders. the...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant (22 October 2014)

Gemma Doyle: ...that those are not issues that can be easily solved, but at its heart the armed forces covenant is about people and fairness, and it is up to us and, in particular, the two Governments, to find a way through it. The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has said that there is no conflict between section 75 and the principle of no disadvantage for armed forces personnel and families, so...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Report (2nd Day) (22 October 2014)

Lord Beecham: ...journal of the Conservative Party. One would therefore expect the Government to pay particular attention to views expressed in it and by it. The signatories include the chief executives of leading children’s charities, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the chair of the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers, among other experts in the field. Today, the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: Protection of Charities Bill (Draft) (22 October 2014)

Rob Wilson: I wish to inform the House of the publication in draft of the Protection of Charities Bill, for pre-legislative scrutiny. Charities are at the heart of our civil society, performing many vital functions for the benefit of others, often the most needy or vulnerable. The proposed changes in the draft Protection of Charities Bill will support the overwhelming majority of charities and the...

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

Baroness Hussein-Ece: ...this debate and for his remarkable opening speech, which was very sobering. I have visited Bosnia several times in the past year, the last time being in April with Remembering Srebrenica, a UK charity established to honour the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. It has a large educational programme to send more than 750 delegates to Bosnia and Herzegovina to learn the lessons of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Charities (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Kate Green: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with how many charities the Charity Commission has engaged on a regulatory issue in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014 to date; and in how many of those cases the Charity Commission made a public statement.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Charities (17 October 2014) See 2 other results from this answer

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, to which category of description of purpose, as defined in the Charities Act 2006, charities belong who were (a) investigated and (b) engaged in regulatory cases, including any such investigations and engagements that were not made public, by the Charities Commission in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013 and (v) 2014 to date; and if he will...

ISIL: Iraq and Syria — Statement (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Moynihan: ...made about the critical role of Turkey. There is one aspect of domestic policy that is noted in the Statement: the Foreign Secretary has said that, “we are seeking to strengthen the powers of the Charity Commission to counter terrorist abuse of the charity sector”. Given that such action would already be illegal, will the Minister undertake to ensure that in due course the...

Social Justice Strategy — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield: ...the Government’s social justice strategy, explore the progress that has been made and consider what more needs to be done. I declare an interest as chair of the Making Every Adult Matter coalition of charities working collaboratively to find more effective ways of tackling multiple disadvantage. To set the context, over the last 20 years, Governments of all colours have sought to...

Business of the House: ISIL: Iraq and Syria (16 October 2014)

Philip Hammond: ...of UN Security Council Resolution 2170 on terrorist financing. We are also working closely with partners to disrupt ISIL’s access to external markets for illicit sales of oil and other goods. Domestically, we are seeking to strengthen the powers of the Charity Commission to counter terrorist abuse of the charity sector. On terrorist recruitment, the UK co-sponsored UN Security...

Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: National Minimum Wage (15 October 2014)

Richard Fuller: ...have said, the motion fails because it lacks honesty in tackling the existence of competing ambitions. Let me give an example in relation to the first issue. One sector with low pay is care, but a route out of that is to have transparency in commissioning. This week, I was very pleased to meet Citizens UK, which has been at the forefront of efforts on the living wage. It will have a...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Charities (15 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Greg Mulholland: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions in (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013 and (d) 2014 to date the Charity Commission (i) opened and (ii) did not open an inquiry into a charity after having engaged with that charity on a regulatory issue.

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (14 October 2014)

Wayne David: Does the Deputy Prime Minister think it is right that the Electoral Commission is trying to curb the tweets of charities?

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 41 - Child trafficking advocates (14 October 2014)

Fiona Bruce: .... Data gathered over five years by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, between 2005 and 2010, found that 301 of the 942 children identified as trafficked—almost a third—had gone missing. Some charities estimate that the figure is much higher and nearer to 60%. Greater levels of expert support at as early a stage as possible are essential to protect more of...

Business of the House: Scotland within the UK (13 October 2014)

Michael Connarty: ...in politics. He has taken some heat himself during the campaign. Will he assure me that the people who do not shout the loudest—people who do not gang up on others—will be heard by the Smith commission? I am talking about the quiet people—the 10,000 contacts I had from constituents who said they wanted this to be solved, whether they voted yes or no, and who wanted their...

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