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House of Commons Governance (22 January 2015)

Alan Haselhurst: ...a joined-up system between the professionals who serve us, and a joined-up system between the management side and Members and everyone else with an interest in this place. I think of the Cromwell Green entrance, which is a saga in itself. It was designed with a capacity that quickly proved inadequate, and had more money spent on it to increase that capacity. It is approached by a ramp...

Crime Reduction Policies (22 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

John McDonnell: Thank you, Mr Brady. May I apologise to other Members? I was happily working away elsewhere, thinking that large numbers of people would be debating the green deal—in fact, I thought that that debate might overrun—and I was advised that this debate would start at about 3 o’clock. I am grateful for your flexibility. I came to the Committee during the last stages of its...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Green Deal (22 January 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Tim Yeo: ...two reports that my Committee produced on this subject in the past couple of years. He is absolutely right that the Committee continues strongly to support, without reservation, the concept of the green deal. I assure him that our concerns about its progress are motivated by our wish to see it succeed. We share the aim of eliminating energy waste. It is a scandal that millions of buildings...

National Infrastructure — Motion to Take Note (22 January 2015)

Lord Teverson: ...of C. That standard is not fantastic, it is merely okay, but the other 82% fall well below that. The previous Government and this one have had a number of schemes—Warm Front, CERT, ECO and the Green Deal—that have tried to tackle this issue. They have been successful to a degree and have been better than a drop in the ocean, but they have far from solved the problem of energy...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Child Abuse Inquiry (22 January 2015)

Kate Green: More survivors are coming forward to the police, so could the Home Secretary say something about police practice in dealing with them? In particular, is she encouraging the police to go beyond what I understand to be current guidance, which is to hand victims an agency referral sheet and on an exceptional basis to make an introduction to support services? What is she doing to encourage the...

Broadcast General Election Debates (Communications Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (21 January 2015)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: ...the right to veto a debate, but an empty chair is a step much too far. In conclusion, I can only quote the words of Sam Chisholm, an old friend of mine, who was one of the architects of the success of the Sky enterprise. I was going in to discuss some deal with him, when he patted me on the head and said, “Michael, in every negotiation, there is a difficult conversation, and we are...

Bill Presented: Onshore Wind Turbine Subsidies (Abolition) Bill (21 January 2015)

Nigel Adams: ...all renewable energy subsidies, but we should be supporting technologies that are effective in producing power when we need it and not just when the wind blows. There are technologies that get a relatively poor deal from the subsidy market, and when we look at the efficiency data for onshore wind, we can see why wind is a bad deal for taxpayers. Onshore wind farms are dependent on the wind...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Personal Independence Payments (21 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Harper: ...and others asked. A number of colleagues raised the issue of delays and statistics. I think that colleagues got the message that I gave before, because a number of them helpfully repeated it, about dealing with the delays that claimants have experienced. It was and remains the issue on which I am spending a lot of time, to ensure that we resolve it. Both I and officials have been working...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Smoky Coal: Legislation to Ban its Burning (20 January 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Gordon Dunne: ...spoke about the effect that a ban will have on low-income families, especially those in rural areas. Alban Maginness said all sorts of negative things about the DUP and our former Minister. He mentioned the green new deal. There are too many green new deals, and we need to move on. He also accused the DUP of not moving forward on the green new deal but going for the alternative warm...

Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: Clause 70 - Female genital mutilation protection orders (20 January 2015)

Norman Baker: I have listened to the contribution from the hon. Member for Feltham and Heston without any knowledge of what my hon. Friend the Minister is going to say. The Government has done much to deal with the discouragement of FGM and it continues to do so, which is absolutely right, and it has done so in a reasonably creative way. I believe it is having a beneficial impact in changing mindsets and...

Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: Clause 67 - Offence of female genital mutilation: extra-territorial acts (20 January 2015)

Karen Bradley: ...it is plain and simple child abuse. There are no ifs or buts; there can be no excuse for it. The sooner that our whole society says that out loud and makes that clear, the sooner we will be able to deal with the cultural and political difficulties that have stopped us from tackling this horrendous and awful practice, which happens in the UK and abroad. I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend...

Control of Offshore Wind Turbines Bill (16 January 2015)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...public opinion. According to their very own figures, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has noted that 74% of people support offshore wind, two thirds support onshore wind and a whopping 80% support further solar development. The hostility to green energy runs counter not only to our energy security needs, but to public opinion. One colleague who joined the hon. Member for...

Developing World: Maternal and Neonatal Mortality — Question for Short Debate (15 January 2015)

The Bishop of Derby: ...strong, empowered women. Research by the Cathedral Relief Service in Calcutta shows that 63% of pregnant women in the slums are anaemic. That is an appalling starting place. I visited a slum where they had just invented a green goo to give to people to build up their resources—I had to taste it, and it was a really testing moment in intercultural activity. People have to take this...

Business of the House: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (15 January 2015)

Zac Goldsmith: I am going to skip the question of fracking as I am running out of time but, for the record, the hon. Gentleman makes a valid point. So why are we moving heaven and earth for this vast trade deal? We are told that it is about jobs and growth, and that Europe might benefit by 100 billion. But there are any number of reports that say the opposite. But it is all nonsense. We have no idea....

Mental Health — Motion to Take Note (15 January 2015)

Lord Suri: ...different faiths. I have spent all my working life as a businessman, with a career that started in Kenya as an importer of educational supplies. This was the start of my liaisons with United Kingdom, dealing with long-established British publishers. In 1974, having decided to migrate with my family to the United Kingdom, I pursued my business ambitions and challenged myself to a new...

Natural Environment — Motion to Take Note (15 January 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Lord de Mauley: ...of Hardington Mandeville for raising a range of important matters today. I warmly welcome the chance to discuss the importance of our natural environment, and the need to reduce emissions, improve green transport and protect wildlife and green spaces. Most people agree that the environment is important for its own sake. In addition to this intrinsic value, we recognise that the environment...

Business of the House (15 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

William Hague: ...will not be sitting. I should also like to inform the House that the business in Westminster Hall for the remainder of January will be: Thursday 22 January—Debate on the third report from the Energy and Climate Change Committee on the green deal, followed by a debate on the first report from the Justice Committee on crime reduction policies. Thursday 29 January—Debate on the...

Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day]: Steel Industry (14 January 2015)

Vincent Cable: ...to change incentives through the tax system to discourage carbon-intensive production was inspired by the Leader of the Opposition when he held this role in government, and we have maintained that green principle in taxation. Of course, that has costs for energy users, and we have sought to deal with that through a compensation mechanism, which so far has made commitments of 3...

Recall of MPs Bill: Committee (1st Day) (14 January 2015)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: My Lords, I want to say a few words on this issue and this amendment seems an appropriate point as it deals with the third trigger. What worries me is the accretion of triggers—the first, the second and the third—because I suspect that if we pass this Bill, which does not seem to have many friends anywhere, we will end up with more triggers in subsequent legislation. We are...

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