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Health — Motion to Take Note (26 Nov 2015)

Baroness Walmsley: society and, of course, happiness. Yet the NHS is struggling. Some say it has become a sickness service rather than a health service, spending a huge amount of resource fire-fighting preventable diseases, dealing with the complex needs of an ageing population and providing ever more wonderful, but expensive, treatments. The pressures on NHS staff are enormous, and it seems that no...

Women and Equalities: Gender Economic Inequality (26 Nov 2015)

Paul Blomfield: ...overwhelming majority of care workers are women, and they face low pay, zero-hours contracts and non-payment of travel time as a consequence of financial pressures on the sector. Professor Martin Green, the chief executive of Care England, among others, is clear that yesterday’s announcement by the Chancellor will not plug the funding gap in the care sector. What will the Minister do...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: November Agriculture and Fisheries Council (26 Nov 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: checks subject to meeting a number of criteria set out by the Commission;a collective claims system under Pillar 2 for Agri-Environment; andallowing farmers to modify their declarations for Greening parcels. There have also been changes to Voluntary Coupled Support, the Young Farmers Scheme and Market Measures. Furthermore Commissioner Hogan has:asked his services to simplify the...

Spending Review and Autumn Statement — Statement (25 Nov 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...spending and now, within months of coming to office, this Conservative Government are answering that call and providing that historic funding guarantee for Wales. I can announce today that we will introduce the new funding floor and set it for this Parliament at 115%. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Wales and I also confirm that we will legislate so that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Spending Review and Autumn Statement (25 Nov 2015)

George Osborne: ...coming to office, this Conservative Government are answering that call and providing that historic funding guarantee for Wales. I can announce today that we will introduce the new funding floor and set it for this Parliament at 115%. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales and I also confirm that we will legislate so that the devolution of income tax can take place without a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Nov 2015)

David Cameron: I certainly commend all councils for wanting to promote green energy, and we have made that easier in our country by having the feed-in tariffs and the other measures, particularly solar power and wind power. We will be taking part in the Paris talks because it is absolutely vital to get that global deal, but we have to make sure that we take action locally as well as globally. I would make...

[Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] — Clean Energy Investment (25 Nov 2015)

Alan Whitehead: relief removed for community renewables; the scrapping of the zero-carbon homes target; future rounds of the contracts for difference under the levy control framework delayed; the scrapping of the green deal, as my hon. Friend the Member for Stalybridge and Hyde (Jonathan Reynolds) mentioned; and the extending of the climate change levy to renewable energy, effectively placing an...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Housing: Energy (25 Nov 2015)

Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the Government plans to create a new national scheme to improve home energy efficiency to replace the Green Deal scheme.

Fuel Poverty (24 Nov 2015)

Clive Lewis: a weary foot soldier in Napoleon’s winter retreat from Moscow. First, there was the Warm Front—or, as it later became known, hot air—a Government-funded scheme that ended in 2013. Then came the green deal, hailed as “transformational”, but which was scrapped with nothing to replace it. The zero-carbon homes plan, introduced by the previous Labour...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Trident (24 Nov 2015)

Kirsten Oswald: .... I was struck by the powerful remarks of the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas), who focused on the dangers inherent in nuclear weapons, and by those of the hon. Member for Birmingham, Hall Green (Mr Godsiff), who rightly questioned the independence of the nuclear weapons we hold. I have recently met both the Hibakusha—Japanese atom bomb survivors—and the...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (24 Nov 2015)

Energy and Climate Change: Home energy efficiency and demand reduction. 9:30 am; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Mark Bayley, Chief Executive, Green Deal Finance Company

Isil: Miscellaneous (23 Nov 2015)

Mark Durkan: ...mind the fact that it says: “That this Assembly consents to the Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Bill 2015 being taken forward by the Westminster Parliament”— that is a reference to the Bill with which we are dealing today—and “approves the welfare clauses of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill as initially introduced at Westminster”. Many of us in this...

Bill Presented: New Cancer Strategy (19 Nov 2015)

Rebecca Harris: I, too, begin by thanking the Backbench Business Committee for scheduling this very important debate and my hon. Friend the Member for Basildon and Billericay (Mr Baron) for his endeavours. A great deal has happened since we last had the chance to debate cancer, and I am pleased to be able to discuss the Independent Cancer Taskforce’s report on a cancer strategy for England, which is a...

Bill Presented: Paris Climate Change Conference (19 Nov 2015)

Lisa Nandy: ...under this Government; delayed yet again. Energy efficiency programmes are being cut in real terms. Carbon capture and storage projects have not been delivered. Onshore wind farms are being blocked, as the hon. Member for Aberdeen South (Callum McCaig) said, even where they enjoy local support. The green investment bank is being sold off without a proper mandate to invest in new green...

Department of Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty: Energy Efficiency Schemes (19 Nov 2015)

Judith Cummins: With the withdrawal of Government funding for the green deal finance company, it is now even harder for overstretched families to afford energy efficiency schemes in their homes. Too often, poor quality housing stock leaves families in fuel poverty. What funding will the Minister introduce to help families to save money on their increasingly unaffordable energy bills?

National Stroke Strategy — Question for Short Debate (18 Nov 2015)

Baroness Walmsley: ...prevention that have been mentioned. Many of today’s speakers will, like me, have attended the walk-in briefing and testing session about atrial fibrillation last week—I was delighted to get a big green tick. I was impressed by the modest cost and ease of use of the kit, which can identify atrial fibrillation, and its potential for preventing strokes before they happen. I look...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform: Legislative Consent Motion (18 Nov 2015)

Steven Agnew: ...the Executive have been away, no less than three pieces of legislation have come forward from this Bench alone. So, while the Executive have been away, the Assembly has been at work. The new deal does not enhance the powers of these opposition Benches. We have the unique situation whereby, to be in opposition, you have to qualify to be in the Government. That seems somewhat unusual, at...

Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: The Economy (18 Nov 2015)

Seema Malhotra: .... The hon. Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (Jonathan Edwards) talked about the impact of the Government’s policies on Wales. My hon. Friend the Member for Islwyn (Chris Evans) spoke about the demise of the green industry. My hon. Friend the Member for Swansea West (Geraint Davies) talked very eloquently about the business case for our economy of stronger investment in...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme: Disadvantaged (18 Nov 2015)

Clive Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of Green Deal Home Improvement funding that was allocated to deprived areas.

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