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Slavery — Question for Short Debate (30 October 2014)

Lord Young of Norwood Green: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Kennedy of Cradley on creating a precursor debate before we come to deal with the Modern Slavery Bill. The debate has been interesting and my noble friend’s opening contribution was very powerful. It covered the waterfront and the land masses as well. As I listened to her, I thought, “You could have left us something to cover”,...

Business of the House (30 October 2014)

Paul Flynn: ...The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, aged 25, from Richmond, North Yorkshire, Lance Corporal Joseph McFarlane Pool, The Royal Scots Borderers 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, aged 26, from Greenock, and Lance Corporal Jordan Dean Bancroft, 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, aged 25, from Burnley. ] [That this House salutes the bravery of the armed forces who served...

Cavity Wall Insulation (29 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Amber Rudd: ...that improving domestic energy efficiency helps consumers control energy bills and reduces fuel poverty. Of course, it also contributes to our challenging carbon reduction targets. We aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. To drive up domestic energy efficiency, we have put in place a long-term and progressive programme focused on enabling...

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Reform (Disabled People) (28 October 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Cathy Jamieson: ...and right across the UK, and it is exactly for those reasons that the policy should be repealed. Government Members have suggested that my hon. Friend the Member for Stretford and Urmston (Kate Green) somehow did not have her heart in the debate, but I cannot think of anyone who has more heart for tackling inequality and poverty. She has a tremendous track record on that, and she made...

Bill Presented — International Trade Agreements (Scrutiny): Clause 1 — How an MP becomes subject to a recall petition process (27 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Greg Clark: .... Let me turn to the amendments tabled by a group of colleagues on both sides of the House, including the hon. Member for Somerton and Frome, my hon. Friend the Member for Finchley and Golders Green (Mike Freer), the hon. Members for Sheffield South East (Mr Betts), for Cambridge (Dr Huppert) and for Birmingham, Yardley (John Hemming), the right hon. Member for Exeter (Mr Bradshaw) and...

Control of Horses Bill (24 October 2014)

Caroline Nokes: ...they are called to places such as Alton in Hampshire, in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for East Hampshire (Damian Hinds), the rescue charities are not contending with fit and healthy animals; they are dealing with starving, sick animals, riddled with parasites, and with hooves that have grown to such an extent that they bring to mind pictures that used to be seen only in...

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Communicating Climate Science (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Joan Walley: ...at what we are doing in education. I have looked at the computer model for teaching climate science in schools, and I do not think that there is a great understanding of that model. I was speaking to somebody yesterday about the Canadian Parliament’s green citizenship programmes. I think that environmental issues are all part of the citizenship agenda, and far more can be done...

Construction Industry — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Popat: ...creating the right conditions for business to flourish. Secondly, the industry needs a clear and healthy workload. Thirdly, it needs a strong and resilient supply chain. Fourthly, it must adopt emerging technologies and new processes. I will deal with each of these in turn and finish by saying a little more about housing in particular and construction more generally. First, on having a...

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

Jim Shannon: ...8220;duty of care”. We owe a duty of care to our service personnel—those who live with the scars and the pain of conflict. He noted that Sinn Fein is opposing the covenant, yet it does not sit on the green Benches in this House and make a contribution. He spoke of a voice for those who need their MPs to fight for them, and a voice for the families as well. He also spoke about...

Development Projects (Afghanistan) (22 October 2014)

Stephen McCabe: ...happens—on 18 March, I asked a number of questions about the contractual arrangements surrounding the Bost development proposals. In her reply to that debate, the Minister—the Under-Secretary of State for International Development, the right hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Lynne Featherstone)—did not mention the memorandum of understanding that had been signed...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Schedule 1 (The Education Authority) (21 October 2014)

Steven Agnew: ...strategic body for the future of education in Northern Ireland. I fail to understand why the DUP is so opposed to this proposal and so set on the make-up of the board being as it is in the Bill. Only it can answer that. The Green Party welcomes the cross-party support for integrated education that is recognised by the amendments. I will use the excuse of the short...

Domestic Energy Efficiency (21 October 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Amber Rudd: I urge the hon. Gentleman’s council to consider what it can do within the current ECO arrangements, which as I said have been extended for the next two years. Turning to the green deal home improvement fund, which I also urge his council to consider, he is absolutely right. The green deal home improvement fund opened in June and was closed at the end of July, such was the take-up. It...

Separated Families Initiative — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (21 October 2014)

Kate Green: .... However, in later iterations, the object of increasing the number of children to benefit from the arrangements has disappeared. I can understand that the 17 HSSF innovation pilots differ greatly with respect to the groups that they deal with and the approach that they take; but surely a simple, measurable way to test their success and compare them would be to assess whether something, at...

Public Bill Committee: National Insurance Contributions Bill: Clause 5 - Categorisaton of earners etc: anti-avoidance (21 October 2014)

Shabana Mahmood: ...a difference in this difficult and complex area, which focuses on the criteria for workers in the construction industry, where there is a particular problem with avoidance and false employment. From the evidence given by Mr Green this morning, it is clear that this is a complex area. When we take action in one area, we only see problems move elsewhere. The Minister and I have debated the...

Infrastructure Investment (Stroud) (21 October 2014)

Neil Carmichael: ...to infrastructure investment in railways and that of the previous Labour Government is stark. The second big project for which I have been campaigning successfully is 5 million of investment in the GREEN—Gloucestershire Renewable Energy, Engineering and Nuclear—Skills Centre at Berkeley, a training centre for renewable and nuclear energy and engineering. The great triumph...

Public Bill Committee: National Insurance Contributions Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 October 2014)

Shabana Mahmood: ...about the targeted anti-avoidance rule, starting with clause 5 of the Bill. I know the Minister certainly heard—and I hope that the official response will also have heard—a discussion with Mr Green in the previous session, about ways that end-users are already manipulating the rules. They are adopting different models, such as the elective deduction model or the contractual...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (1st Day) (20 October 2014)

Lord Beecham: ...clause that would require the Secretary of State to consult the Parole Board about the resources required for additional hearings resulting from the implementation of this clause of the Bill, which deals with the arrangements for the Parole Board, and lay a report before Parliament containing his assessment of the resources required for additional hearings and his plans to ensure that the...

Transparency and Accountability Bill (17 October 2014)

Stephen Twigg: ...wide-ranging Bill, which focuses on the important principles of openness, transparency and freedom of information. I will briefly comment on some aspects of the Bill, starting with part 1, which deals with family justice. A sensitive balance needs to be struck between the support given to children and families in the courts and the maintenance of confidentiality where that is needed, and...

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